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My Christmas Beauty Picks

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This post is sponsored by The Bentall Centre.

When is it ok to start talking about Christmas? For me, it used to be after my birthday - which falls on December 2nd - but every year the first signs of Christmas seem to make an appearance earlier than they did the previous year. Since starting blogging I've realised just how early the Christmas spirit kicks in, we've just hit mid-November and I've already read numerous tweets about people who have completely ticked off their Christmas shopping list! I'm definitely not that organised. This year, in a bid to stay on top things I popped in to The Bentall Centre in Kingston to get some of my Christmas shopping done early, here's what I picked up...

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Bentalls is a Fenwick store, basically a department store, with loads of amazing pieces ranging from beauty, fashion, home and so much more! I couldn't tear myself away from their Christmas Emporium and ended up picking a few Christmas gifts from Bomb Cosmetics, a new brand to me. Bomb Cosmetics offers bath bombs and soaps at really affordable prices. I picked up one of their Christmas crackers (£7.95) which has three bath bombs inside and the Rockin' Robin gift set (£11.95) which has a selection of bath products already wrapped beautifully for those of you who aren't keen on wrapping presents. I also stumbled across a few Real Techniques brushes and I simply had to pick up the core collection brush set (£20.99) because I don't have them in my collection - and it's ok to treat yourself at Christmas too right?

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Oliver Bonas

I then went for a wander in Oliver Bonas and of course had a browse of their Christmas offerings this year, with so much to choose from I didn't really know where to begin but you can't go wrong with a gift set. I picked up the Fine Fragranced Hand Wash Set (£15.00) perfect for anybody who you're not quite sure what to buy for but still want to give a nice, practical gift to.

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& Other Stories

I just wanted to have a browse inside & Other Stories and had no idea they also had some Christmas offerings. Although quite basic sets in my opinion they're still a really nice gift for someone who is either a fan of the brand or who has a minimalist style, I think these bottles would sit perfectly in the bathroom. Again, I went for some hand creams in Lemon Daydream (£15.00) I think hand creams are a really nice gift to give, as well as receive, I just don't think you can go wrong!

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Finally, I passed through Boots and couldn't resist picking up a new nail varnish shade for Autumn/Winter from Essie. I picked up "Spiked with Style" (£9.99) and although it's on the pricey side for a nail varnish I do love Essie's formula and think they're the perfect treat for yourself (yes, this is another Christmas treat for myself) or for any of your friends and family who love painting their nails.

Have you started your Christmas shopping?


  1. Ive got a quarter of mine to go now! Determined to finish all the shopping before December hits! As got then when the sales hit &I I go to the clothes show live I don't have to worry about buying presents! I can treat myself which I haven't done in a while! I really want to try the Essie polishes! They look so well made!

    Isobel x

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    1. I don't know how you're so organised; every year I try to be more organised but it never works haha! I love Essie polishes, definitely ones to try X

  2. I haven't even thought about my Christmas shopping yet - I don't know where to start! I love the look of the Oliver Bonas set, it's so cute x

    Always, Alice

    1. I'm completely the same! I find it so difficult to shop for other people so Christmas is always quite tricky. I'm planning my gift guides which will be up soon though so hopefully those will be helpful :) X

  3. Love this! Anywhere with an Oliver Bonas I'm off to!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  4. I have not yet started my Christmas shopping but after seeing your list, I'm really tempted to do so! I love your picks :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes | Giveaway

    1. Thanks Sarah, I started wrapping presents today believe it or not, I've never been so organised in my life! X