It's been the loveliest festive month and I've been in true festive Christmas spirit! I always love November, it's the month of my Mum's and best friend's birthday's so theres always lots of fun champagne infused special stuff planned, plus I always embrace the exciting run up to Christmas I think its the nicest part of the season!
November has kicked off the Christmas parties, festive gatherings and cocktail catchups before the madness finally arrives so not only have I been focusing my posts on luxury Christmas gift ideas to inspire, I've also introduced a fashion section to my site- so check it out here for my A/W fashion favourites!
BOOK OF THE MONTH- 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion has made me laugh out loud, occupied my train and tube journeys and taken me away from work and life worries! It's one of those books that makes you smile and you can't help but fall into the little world of Don Tillman. In three words: love, life and lobsters. Buy it here.
TOM FORD RUBY RUSH LIP COLOUR
If there was ever a time to embrace the statement red lip its NOW! Its the best way to dress up and add some seductive festive edge to any outfit. I'm in love with Ruby Rush by Tom Ford its the perfect shade of red for my skin-tone and colouring and lasts all day without drying out my lips- I love the matte finish too.
TOM FORD RUBY RUSH LIP COLOUR
BEAUTY DISCOVERIES OF THE MONTH
Davines haircare has been hands down by top beauty discovery of the month, I've tried and tested so many haircare brands and products this year especially and this brand has really made its mark! My hair has never looked so glossy and been so manageable- I even feel like its brightened the colour too. I'm currently trialling the Davines Alchemic Shampoo Golden and conditioner from the same range, plus the famous Oi/ Oil Absolute Beautifying Oil and the texturising powder (I've included this in my Luxe Stocking Filler guide too so watch out for this post). My full Davines haircare review is coming in the next few weeks.
The limited edition Highlight Powder compact by Bobbi Brown is my latest makeup obsession, I've been using the newly launched ecoTOOLS Skin Perfecting Brush to contour and accentuate this heavenly highlighting powder into my cheek bones after my bronzer and it brings your face to life! I love the warm and subtle pretty pinky glow it leaves. Highlighted cheek bones and Ruby Rush lips have been my favourite Christmas makeup look this month. It's fail-safe and creates a subtle statement!
My favourite fashion find of the season has to be my beloved Charlotte Simone candy cane faux fur scarf I love it so much and love how it adds a glam touch to my blacker than black winter wardrobe!
SKINCARE INVESTMENT OF THE SEASON
If you've already read my five star, shinning review of probiotic skincare brand Aurelia then you'll know that I'm totally obsessed with the range and my skin has never looked so radiant and clear!
I've chosen the Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser as the ultimate skincare investment of the season as it will keep your complexion fully hydrated, super smooth and gorgeously radiant! I also love the fact it acts as a primer too, creating the perfect base for your makeup.
NAIL VARNISH OF THE MONTH
This gorgeous, deep burgundy red by Bobbi Brown sums up the festive season for me, its the perfect shade of sophisticated red and adds something to my winter wardrobe. I can't get enough of this shade, buy yours here.
The Penhaligon's Ostara fragrance launch at Sketch was by far my most memorable event of the month It was just PERFECT! The event was held inside The Glade which suited and told the story of the fragrance so well, it was like sitting inside an enchanted fairytale forest- probably one of the prettiest places in London. Myself and friend Beth Gladstone editor of The Full Agenda sat with Master Perfumer.... with glasses of champagne in hand whilst he told us how he created the beautiful new fragrance Ostara and his inspiration behind it- it was truly mesmerising and it was such an honour to get to pick his brains about this wonderful new scented creation. Ostara will be available from Spring 2015.