3 Things | Personalized Beauty Gifts

Let’s hear it now, how have you been getting on with your holiday shopping list? I’ve always loved the idea of a personalized gift and I’ve got three no stress beauty items that’s easy to customize at any level and budget.
Let’s start off with the hard to shop for office friend, sure you share a coffee during breaks but you don’t want to seem too over the top. Select The Body Shop locations are offering free in store customizable printed name stickers that can snazz up any body butter*. Now what about someone that you know a little better, maybe a family friend or your bff’s teenage daughters? Pop on over to Sephora or the Fresh Skincare website and pick up these preciously wrapped and beautifully scented zodiac soaps*. Wrapped up with silver tone wire and topped with a little stone, these are triple milled and formulated to be soft on the skin. And lastly for a true luxury, try a monogrammed bottle of fragrance to make it extra special. I’ve reviewed this warm My Burberry Black* scent and if you shop online through their website, Burberry will add a complimentary engraved initial to your purchase. How lovely is that!
Happy Shopping,

My Burberry Black Perfume – making it my own

What makes a perfume a classic? 
Maybe it’s a stylish bottle. Maybe it’s the amber and tortoise cap. Or maybe it’s the special monogram. This fall Burberry brings out My Burberry Black* and invites you make this your own. For me this meant pairing it with my current favourite silky scarf in a bold flowing print. As Burberry knows from the success of their iconic twill trench coats, fabric can be incredibly luxurious and individual. Throughout the design, you can find nods to its fashion heritage from the button inspired cap to the garbadine twill knotted bow (the textile invention that is the cornerstone of the brand).
My Burberry Black Parfum
This new version of My Burberry takes on a sweet demeanor with notes of warm amber, rose and peach, mingled with jasmine and patchouli. While sugar seems to be the buzzword for fragrances this year, this one surprised me with how well balanced it is – it’s present without shouting, sweet without being cloying, young but polished. The promotional video features a very sexy Lily James but use a light hand and this can certainly be day time appropriate while easily lasting 5-6 hours on my skin. There’s also a politeness to this version if you will, as the scent stays closer to the wearer without taking over the entire room. 
As I’m busy packing away summer clothing this weekend and resurrecting all my lovely knitwear, I can’t wait to wear this out more often with a turtleneck, my handmade double slit skirt and a silky scarf topped with a wool coat. In fact, I might even be a little indulgent and do a little spritz in my closet before putting all the clothes back in. And for those already making their holiday wishlist, Burberry is offering free monograms for all bottles.
Stay cozy,