HEART LONDON MAGAZINE’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE – FOR HER
It is Christmas time and at Heart London Magazine we are excited, to be honest we have already put up our Christmas decorations, tree and tasted some mince pies. Now it is time to think of your loved ones and buy them gifts, but with busy lives it can be hard to know what to buy or have the time to look. We have found some amazing presents this year and have tested them all, so we can truly share with you a wonderful Christmas Gift Guide. Some of these gifts are for men and women, don’t forget to look at our Gift Guide for Men, for tips on pressies for the men in your life.
Nude by Nature make up range
Nude by Nature is Australia’s no.1 mineral make up and lucky for us all, it has just been launched in the UK. We were really impressed with the way this beautiful make up range looked on our skin. The Radiant Loose Powder Foundation covered any blemishes and brushed on evenly, it left a natural glow to the face and stayed on longer when the Perfecting Primer was applied beforehand. The powder is also good for you as it is full of active natural ingredients including Jojoba Esters, which helps protect and nourish your skin! The Cashmere Pressed Blush was just stunning, applied to the checks it created a natural glow which enhanced the natural make up look. When you are looking a little tired after those Christmas party nights, the Perfecting Concealer really gives excellent coverage, ensuring you look fresh, without a sign of any tiredness. We also adore the Sheer Light Illuminator, this beautiful cream contours your cheeks with a shimmer that glistens in the light. To finish off the perfect face, lightly brush the Radiant Loose Powder, with the Finishing Brush. The powder sits well on your face and what we really love about this beautiful make up, is that you can look beautiful without any obvious signs of wearing any make up. The brushes are divine to, they feel soft to touch and glide well over the face. No wonder this amazing range is Australian’s favourite, as now it is Heart London Magazine’s too. Any lady would adore this range as a gift, so put a smile on her face and give the gift of beauty with Nude By Nature Make Up.
Any lady would adore this range as a gift, so put a smile on her face and give the gift of beauty with Nude By Nature Make Up.
Nude by Nature – Flawless Brush, £21.00 · Finishing Brush, £25.00 · Flawless Pressed Powder Foundation, £25.00 · Radiant Loose Powder Foundation, £25.00 · Cashmere Press Blush, £22.00 · Perfecting Concealer, £20.00 · Perfecting Primer, £22.00 · Translucent Loose Finishing Powder, £22.00 · Sheer Light Illuminator, £18.00 · Sheer Light Pressed Illuminator, £22.00, available at feelunique.com.
Rosie Fortescue Nailed London, Gel Wear
Pretty nails can set off an outfit and finish a look, although it can be tough with our busy lives to find the time to head to the beautician, and nail varnish often chips in a couple of days. Rosie Fortescue has created Gel Wear nail varnish that you apply in 3 easy steps, base coat, colour and a top coat. The finish is stunning and gives the feel of professional gel polish, it doesn’t chip and it is easy to remove. The Instant Glamour collection, Knight Rider, Rosie’s Red and London Conundrum is perfect for the party season. If you prefer classic colours, then the perfect classic collection could be for you. At £19-24, this lovely gift is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
The finish is stunning and gives the feel of professional gel polish, it doesn’t chip and it is easy to remove.
Rosie Fortescue Nailed London, Gel Wear – Instant Glamour Trio
Stockists: Harvey Nichols nationwide and Feelunique.com.
Rosie Fortescue Nailed London, Gel Wear – Perfect Classics Collection
Stockists: Harvey Nichols nationwide and Feelunique.com.
Toni and Guy Limited Edition Fluid Metal Styler
Not everyone has a huge walk-in wardrobe and plenty of cupboard space, so keeping a straightener, hair dryer and curler sometimes isn’t practical. Toni and Guy have created a very stylish Fluid Metal Styler, which not only straightens, it curls and waves hair too. This beautiful product comes with a well-designed bag to store it in, a 3m length cord so you don’t have to strain to reach the mirror and it is very easy to use. The heated mat edition is genius, letting you concentrate on styling your hair without worrying about your styler burning a surface. There is an impressive heat range and you know this product is quality when it comes with a 5-year guarantee. The professional styler will keep hair looking beautiful, it is worth every penny of its £90.00 RRP although it is actually available online for only £44.99.
The professional styler will keep hair looking beautiful.
Toni and Guy Limited Edition Fluid Metal Styler 44.99, available at
Revlon Shine Addict Nail Buffer
With innovative products like the Revlon Shine Addict Nail Buffer who needs to step into a nail salon? The product is sleekly designed and gives your nails a beautiful shine within seconds. Its simple two-step process allows you to buff, then polish your nails and my nail varnish stayed on longer after using the device. The Shine Addict Nail Buffer comes with batteries, and four high performance rollers. It is easy to see why it is called ‘The Shine Addict’, as it really makes your nails look great and you can’t help wanting to use it time and time again.
It is easy to see why it is called ‘The Shine Addict’, as it really makes your nails look great and you can’t help wanting to use it time and time again.
Revlon Shine Addict Nail Buffer £29.99, available at Amazon and Superdrug
Magnitone London Barefaced! Vibra-Sonic Daily Cleansing Brush
Looking after skin at any age is important, and the Magnitone London Barefaced! Vibra-Sonic Daily Cleansing Brush helps you get smoother and softer skin in just a minute a day! The brushes feel soft on your skin and vibrate gently, not causing any harsh abrasions and leaving your skin baby soft. It is waterproof too, so you can keep it next to the bath or shower and use it on a daily basis. If we can describe this product in two words I would say instantly beautiful, as that is how your skin feels after every use.
If we can describe this product in two words I would say instantly beautiful, as that is how your skin feels after every use.
Magnitone London Barefaced! Vibra-Sonic Daily Cleansing Brush £70.00, available at https://magnitone.co.uk
Aroma Works Aromabombs
Without even opening the beautiful box, you smell the inviting scent of the bath bombs. There is something fun about dropping a bath bomb in the water and watching it fizz, but knowing it is created with natural minerals, sea salt and calamine makes it even more exciting. They are paraben-free and animal-cruelty free. The smell is heavenly, making it a perfect gift for anyone of any age and it is great value at only £12.50.
The smell is heavenly, making it a perfect gift for anyone of any age and it is great value at only £12.50.
Aroma Works Aromabombs £12.50, available at aroma-works.com
Epsom Salts, with accompanying Kilner jar
Epsom Salts are naturally rich in magnesium and sulphate and when added to a bath, allow you to relax and sooth any aches and pains, but what you may not know is that they also help fight skin ageing. The salts themselves have detoxifying properties, and slipping into a warm bath with Epsom salts is the perfect end to any day. They are from the town of Epsom, England, but are renowned throughout the world. The price allows this wonderful product to be easily accessible and no doubt whoever you decide to give it to at Christmas, will be thanking you later. Epsom have also created a range of Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash – so you can ensure your hair reaps the benefits and ripples with shine. The salts are also a great hangover cure, so pop them in the bath on January 1st as you start your detox and allow your body to relax.
The price allows this wonderful product to be easily accessible and no doubt whoever you decide to give it to at Christmas, will be thanking you later.
Epsom Salts, with accompanying Kilner jar £11.99, available at http://www.epsomsalts.co.uk
Epsom Salts, Shampoo, £5.95, available at http://www.epsomsalts.co.uk
Epsom Salts, Conditioner, £5.95, available at http://www.epsomsalts.co.uk
Epsom Salts, Shower Gel, £5.95, available at http://www.epsomsalts.co.uk
Keratin Revolution, Keratin Deep Conditioning Masque
City life can be harsh to your hair: the pollution, rain and wind just don’t add up to beautiful locks and sometimes a little TLC is needed to restore it to its natural beauty. Keratin Revolution have created a hair masque, to soothe tired hair and bring some shine back. The thermo-active moisturising treatment deeply revives, repairs, controls and nourishes the hair. Keratin Revolution, Keratin Deep Conditioning Masque is a must-have before and after the party season!
Keratin Revolution, Keratin Deep Conditioning Masque is a must-have before and after the party season!
Keratin Revolution, Keratin Deep Conditioning Masque £24.99, available at http://www.keratinrevolution.com
There is something special about getting into soft pyjamas and under a lovely thick duvet in winter and this is a Christmas gift that you can’t go wrong with. Jimmi jams are encased in a beautiful container, the collection has a range of styles to suit all tastes, from pyjama sets to short sets and they are made in baby soft flannel. They not only look amazing, they are really comfortable and the elastic waist can be tightened with string. The vest is available in grey; Flannel pants available in pink & green plaid or yellow & blue plaid in sizes XS to L. We have to warn the receiver of this cute gift, may want to stay in them all day!
We have to warn the receiver of this cute gift, may want to stay in them all day!
jimmi james Pyjamas, available at http://jimmijamms.com/
Braun Satin-Hair 7 Brush
Brushing curly hair can be an issue, the hair gets knotty very easily and frizzes. The Braun Satin-Hair 7 brush has been designed for all hair types, but it worked especially well on my very curly hair. It helped smooth the texture and improved the shine. The iron jet in the brush releases millions of active ions, which work like a conditioner, making my frizzy hair smooth and manageable. This is a great invention and perfect to get the party hairstyle the lady in your life desires!
This is a great invention and perfect to get the party hairstyle the lady in your life desires!
Braun Satin-Hair 7 £21.99, available at Amazon
Sabon Body Scrub, Timeless Spark
Sabon have created a limited edition Timeless Spark scent body scrub and there is one word for this delightful product, divine! As you open the jar the beautiful scent of fresh citrus, sensual patchouli and musk fill the air. The oil blends well with the small scrub granules, which gently remove dead skin and leave you with baby soft skin. A little goes a long way and the amazing smell also helps to relax you as you scrub your skin back to its natural beauty. It also comes in a beautiful jar and is the perfect present for anyone who loves moisturised and beautiful skin.
A little goes a long way and the amazing smell also helps to relax you as you scrub your skin back to its natural beauty.
Sabon Body Scrub, Timeless Spark £31.00, available at https://www.sabonuk.co.uk
We just love this umbrella. Not only is it stylish, as the sides are low you can really keep dry from the rain and avoid getting wet. Traditional umbrellas often blow inside out and only cover your head, while your shoulders get soaked through. This one is lightweight to carry and even during the first use, we were asked where we got it from, and to top it all it is only £10! The Umbrella comes in a range of cool designs, so you can pick your favourite colour and turn up to your Christmas do looking just as good as you did when you stepped out of the door.
The Umbrella comes in a range of cool designs, so you can pick your favourite colour and turn up to your Christmas do looking just as good as you did when you stepped out of the door.
Fulton Umbrella £10, available at www.fultonumbrellas.com
by Sainsbury’s Glam Wallet 2 Pack
What lady doesn’t love sparkles? This beautiful gift set is amazing value for money and absolutely stunning. You can use the larger bag for your toiletries or to dress up an outfit, or as a bag on a night out. The beautiful gold shimmers in the light and if you wanted to match, you could pop the smaller one inside for your make-up essentials. This beautiful Glam Wallet set makes an amazing present for a loved one, friend, colleague or even for yourself.
This beautiful Glam Wallet set makes an amazing present for a loved one, friend, colleague or even for yourself.
by Sainsbury’s Glam Wallet 2 Pack £10, available at Sainbury’s
Morrisons Santa Dog Outfit
Dogs love Christmas too, so why not dress your favourite family canine as a mini Father Christmas and take him to surprise your family for Christmas. I can’t wait to take my little pooch for a walk on Christmas day in his new Santa outfit. It is absolutely adorable and will make your heart melt, It is really well made and can work as a little coat to keep him or her warm too! Morrisons have some amazing gift ideas this year and this cute little outfit for your dog is amazing value at only £5.
Morrisons have some amazing gift ideas this year and this cute little outfit for your dog is amazing value at only £5.
Morrisons Santa Dog Outfit £5, Available at Morrisons (in small or medium)
Morrisons Large Christmas Plush Penguin
This is another adorable gift from Morrisons and a gift that can come out every year, giving you years of fun from this cute stuffed penguin. He looks even better than the photo, the colours are vibrant, the face sweet and this lovely penguin is also super soft. Morrisons penguin is like all the Morrisons Christmas gifts amazing value for money and can you tell we are big fans, we may just keep him out well into the new year.
Morrisons penguin is like all the Morrisons Christmas gifts amazing value for money and can you tell we are big fans, we may just keep him out well into the new year.
Morrisons Large Christmas Plush Penguin, £5, available at Morrisons
Morrisons Cat Christmas Stocking
Keeping on the theme of Morrisons cute Christmas presents, we love the Kitty Christmas Stocking. The cute cat’s face peeks under his furry hat and the Christmas hat is so soft, it feels just like a cuddly toy. This stocking could be used to fill up with treats for your cat, if you don’t want to leave him or her out at Christmas. We love hanging this cute kitty stocking alongside our Christmas tree and it would look amazing on a real fireplace. Again great value and a super cute gift!
We love hanging this cute kitty stocking alongside our Christmas tree and it would look amazing on a real fireplace.
Morrisons Cat Christmas Stocking, available at Morrisons
BrAun Face, World’s 1st, Cleansing brush and Mini epilator
BrAun have created the perfect two in one beauty product: a cleansing brush and mini epilator in one! Beauty sometimes need a little helping hand and cleaning those nasty pores, can help brighten and soften your skin. The cleansing brush is soft on the skin, but firm enough to know it is working. The mini epilator can save you time and help get rid of those little hairs that pop up on your face exactly where you don’t want them. It even comes with a handy little bag and a mirror with a light. You can even use this amazing little device in the shower, so help your lady or man keep their face beautiful with BrAun’s Cleansing brush and Mini epilator. You can even use this amazing little device in the shower, so help your lady or man keep their face beautiful with BrAun’s Cleansing brush and Mini epilator. BrAun Face cleaner can prepare your face to cleanse and moisturise, it feels like a massage for your face and when used for a few minutes, you can see noticeable results – fresher and plumper looking skin! The epilator removes even the finest hairs, keeping your face hair free – Heart London are big fans of this amazing product!
You can even use this amazing little device in the shower, so help your lady or man keep their face beautiful with BrAun’s Cleansing brush and Mini epilator.
BrAun Face, World’s 1st, Cleansing brush and Mini epilator £59.99 , available at Amazon
H2D Magicurl x 5 Curling Wand
Have you ever curled your hair, and ended up feeling that having all curls the same width looked bland and slightly unnatural? Perhaps you are getting ready for a Christmas party and fancy luscious big curls. Now you can gift the joy of beautiful curls to suit any mood, as H2D have created a genius hair curling wand, that allows you to switch between the width of curl. At a digitally controlled 200 degrees, the curls take seconds to create and last for hours. This amazing product is bound to put a huge smile on the face of whoever you decide to gift it to or if you are feeling like giving yourself a Christmas treat, buy one for yourself.
This amazing product is bound to put a huge smile on the face of whoever you decide to gift it to or if you are feeling like giving yourself a Christmas treat, buy one for yourself.
H2D Magicurl x 5 Curling Wand £149.99, available at http://h2d.co.uk/
Fabletics Nightshade Jersey Shrug
Those cold winter nights are already upon us and we have already had to get out our gloves and scarf. However keeping warm doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish and Just Fab have created a stunning silver and black shrug to ensure you can. The material is beautifully soft and you can decide if you want a black or shimmery silver shrug, as this beautiful shrug is reversible. The shrug is warm and will finish off any outfit, a perfect and stylish Christmas present.
The shrug is warm and will finish off any outfit, a perfect and stylish Christmas present.
Fabletics Nightshade Jersey Shrug £40-52, available at http://www.fabletics.co.uk/
Morrisons Body Butter Get fruity
Cold windy days, wearing layers of clothes that makes you feel you’re an Eskimo and lots of hot chocolate; Yes winter is coming… During these cold winter months skin can extremely dry and dull, but we have discovered some great products that will make you glow. The Get Fruity Body Butter instantly make your dreary winter happier with its fruity scent and nurturing results.The gift set has three different body butters in it; mango, coconut and strawberry. The first thing I noticed with all three of them was the smell. It smells lush and keeps you hydrated the whole day. It is perfect for the dry skin. In addition, the texture is very creamy and not greasy at all. Get Fruity Body Butter would make a lovely Christmas gift and can be bought at Morrisons for only £2.
Get Fruity Body Butter £2, available at Morrisons
Yes to coconut
The Yes To Coconut scrub has a chunky consistency and smells heavenly. The ingredients are a 100% natural and polishes your skin, making it feel soft and moisturised. A little goes a long was and the results are instant. Yes to have also developed a Protecting Hand & Cuticle Cream. The cream consists of coconut oil and shea butter to soften those dry hands. The cream is quite thick and creamy, but absorbs in to the skin easily. It’s long lasting, nourishing and smells lovely. The body cream is light and comes in a spray, so it is easy to apply and sinks into the skin with ease, leaving it soft.
The ingredients are a 100% natural and polishes your skin, making it feel soft and moisturised.
Yes to Coconut set £24, available as ASOS
Mary Kay Berry & Lip Balm Gift Set
The gift set consists of a lip balm and body lotion. Not only do they look stylish, they both smell amazing. They are light, which makes them great to travel with. Our personal favourite is the Berry&Cream Lip Balm. It hydrates your lips without bring sticky and the scent of berry from the lip balm smells delicious. The gift set also includes a body lotion with the same mild berry scent, which hydrates the skin perfectly with its creamy texture.
It hydrates your lips without bring sticky and the scent of berry from the lip balm smells delicious.
Mary Kay Berry & Lip Balm Gift Set £15, available at marykay.com
The BRITA Fill&Go water filter bottle will be your best friend during your workouts or your daily run. Tap water consists of chemicals and pesticides such as Chlorine and Fluorosilicic acid. Let’s be honest, why would you want to drink water that contains chemicals, when you could easily filter it without any effort? The bottle looks very sleek, comes with four filter discs and the filter is environmentally friendly.
The bottle looks very sleek, comes with four filter discs and the filter is environmentally friendly.
The BRITA Fill&Go Bottle £8.66, available at Boots and Argos
Wilkinson Sword – Intuition Ultra Moisture Razor
For anyone wanting to keep their legs smooth, the Wilkinson Sword Intuition Ultra Moisture razor may just be the razor you’ve been looking for. A lot of razors can be expensive, especially when needing to replace the blades, and cheaper options often aren’t as good. However, Wilkinson have created an great razor with affordable replacement blades with the Intuition Ultra Moisture. The best feature about the razor is the soap capsule fitted around the blade meaning that there’s no need for shaving cream or shower gel. The soap includes Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and lathers up to moisturise the skin as you shave. And while the razor is slightly bulky, it’s helpful for getting a good grip even with soapy hands. It comes with one blade and soap capsule along with a holder that attaches to the wall.
Wilkinson have created an great razor with affordable replacement blades with the Intuition Ultra Moisture.
Wilkinson Sword Intuition Ultra Moisture Razor £7.95, available at Boots and Superdrug
Kerstin Florian Caviar Travel Collection
It is a rare treat to be able to indulge in Kerstin Florian products at home, these exquisite products generally being the preserve of luxury spas. That feeling of replenishment and relaxation, coupled with the sensation of indulgence that comes from pampering yourself, is exactly what you get with these products, in the spa or at home. We tried the Caviar Travel Collection, ideal because it contains your entire cleansing and moisturising routine in small formats that fit into your hand luggage and also because, despite the small formats, the products are luxuriant enough to last for a surprisingly long time. As well as being a delight to the palate, caviar is also highly beneficial for skin health. And the results show even in the morning when you’ve momentarily forgotten your skin treat from the night before. Your skin looks healthier and brighter, and these products will give you a tingle of pleasure and joy that lasts throughout the day or night. The set contains Caviar Crème Cleanser, Caviar Rose Damascena Mist, Caviar Age-Defence Crème and Caviar Night Crème and retails at £116.
Your skin looks healthier and brighter, and these products will give you a tingle of pleasure and joy that lasts throughout the day or night.
Kerstin Florian Caviar Travel Collection £116, available at http://www.kerstinflorian.co.uk
Revolution Noir Caviar – Anti-Age Restorative Moisturiser / Revolution Noir caviar – Anti-Age Restorative Cleanser
A couple of fabulous options for girly gifts come from Revolution Hair Concepts with their Noir Caviar Anti-Age Restorative Moisturiser and Anti-Age Restorative Cleanser. With classy packaging that betrays the reasonable price, these products offer a touch of affordable luxury to whoever is lucky enough to receive them! The cleanser, with it’s delicious fruity fragrance, cleans hair thoroughly without being harsh. It’s also wonderfully easy to dispense from the bottle when in the shower with no fiddly cap in the way. The moisturiser is essentially a conditioner that is light and doesn’t weigh down your hair or feel sticky. It leaves hair beautifully soft and is perfect for people trying to repair any damage.
The moisturiser is essentially a conditioner that is light and doesn’t weigh down your hair or feel sticky.
Revolution Noir Caviar, Anti-Age Restorative Moisturiser £13.50, available at noircaviarhair.com
Revolution Noir Caviar, Anti-Age Restorative Cleanser, £13.50, available at noircaviarhair.com
Zuzka Organic White Chocolate Revitalising Cream
With added frankincense, you might think that Zuzka’s Organic White Chocolate Revitalising Cream is an appropriate Christmas gift, and you’d be right! One major reason this cream is fantastic is that it’s perfect to help your skin through the tough cold weather that often takes its toll. It provides effective daily moisture and nourishment to increase your skin’s elasticity and tone. It comes in a sleek, professional looking pot and what’s inside is even better! The cream is soft and light without an overpowering scent and is definitely worth investing in as a treat.
It comes in a sleek, professional looking pot and what’s inside is even better!
Zuzka Organic White Chocolate Revitalising Cream £34.99, available at www.zuzkanaturalbeauty.co.uk/
Kiss The Moon Oils
Kiss The Moon’s range of 100% natural face and bath oils have been created with the purpose of helping a good night’s sleep, and they also make the perfect stocking-fillers this Christmas. In beautiful little bottles, you have a fantastic choice of fragrances – all of which do their job of calming and relaxing you before bedtime. The ‘Love’ After Dark Bath Oil includes rose, frankincense, palmarosa and ylang ylang and all you need to do is add some to a warm bath. The bath oil blend is created to also support the body’s night-time cell renewal and is ideal for slightly older skin.
Kiss The Moon also have a selection of face oils, one of which is the ‘Calm’ After Dark Face Oil. This blend consists of jasmine, roman chamomile, ylang ylang and sandalwood. The soothing fragrance goes a long way to helping you unwind after a tough day and rebalances stressed out skin. The ‘Glow’ After Dark Face Oil with orange, geranium, myrrh and litsea provides vitamins to keep skin radiant and also brightens the skin. All of the oils smell divine and are beautifully packaged. It absorbes readily into the skin without being too greasy and is a great help for dry skin.
Kiss The Moon’s range of 100% natural face and bath oils have been created with the purpose of helping a good night’s sleep, and they also make the perfect stocking-fillers this Christmas.
Kiss The Moon Oils £12-48, available at kissthemoon.com
Infinatura Cura Oil
Oils have become hugely popular on the market, but Infinatura have created something truly special with their Cura Oil. Including 8 different oils, it’s purpose is to keep skin, hair and nails in fantastic shape and has a long list of benefits including treating eczema and preventing crow’s feet around the eyes. Upon application the oil smells wonderful (but not overpowering) and absorbs very quickly. It leaves skin silky soft and seems to work magically overnight on any dry areas! When used on hair it feels luxuriously soft and moisturised. As for your nails, they’ll be kept healthy and strong thanks to the fantastic Infinatura!
When used on hair it feels luxuriously soft and moisturised.
Infinatura Cura Oil £35.00, available at hairsupermarket.com
Huggies Baby Wipes – Style on the Go
For a useful gift, Huggies’s Style on the Go baby wipes are a practical gift for anyone with children – although these durable wipes are great for a number of things! The refillable packaging is easy to use and comes in three lovely designs. It’s very handy for carrying around while out and about so that you’ll never be short on wipes again in an emergency. Free from perfume, alcohol, parabens and phenoxyenthanol, Huggies wipes are natural and made especially for sensitive skin – good for both children and adults alike! They have a pleasant fragrance, are thick and strong, making them ideal wipes for anyone with or even without children.
Huggies wipes are natural and made especially for sensitive skin.
Huggies Baby Wipes – Style on the Go, £3, available at Asda
Love My Skin – Clear Skin Compact
When your skin is suffering thanks to the cold weather, an innovative option to help it back on track can be found from Love My Skin with their Clear Skin Compact. It uses red light therapy to regenerate blemish prone skin and promotes faster healing as well as fighting against the redness which often comes up with spots. When using the Clear Skin Compact, you get the feeling that you’re using something you might normally find at a spa or beauty clinic, except more affordable and small enough to fit in your handbag! The compact is sleekly designed and the round, flat shape is easy to hold and use. All you need to do is add some batteries, press the on button and hold the compact onto the problem area of your skin for one minute. You are then meant to repeat the process 3 times a day at regular intervals. It is pain free with only minimal heat from the lights and after regular use over a period of time, you notice a real improvement.
The compact is sleekly designed and the round, flat shape is easy to hold and use.
Love My Skin – Clear Skin Compact, £69.99, available at Boots
Lumie Bodyclock Starter
Coming up to Christmas when you find yourself waking up in the morning only to find that it’s still dark outside, the Lumie Bodyclock is immensely useful. The alarm clock wakes you up gently with a natural, gradually brightening light and helps set a healthy sleep/wake cycle. As soon as your body adjusts to the new method of waking up, it makes those dark winter mornings much easier and you find yourself feeling pleasantly refreshed upon waking. The clock has 30 minute sunrise and sunset options, a dimmable bedside light and snooze function. For anyone who despises the shrill beeping of an alarm, this is a far kinder option (although you can also set up an audible alarm as well as the light). It feels far more natural than waking up in the dark and as the light will illuminate to full brightness in 30 minutes, it gives you time to gradually wake up.
For anyone who despises the shrill beeping of an alarm, this is a far kinder option.
Lumie Bodyclock Starter, £59.99, available at lumie.com
Sea Island Coffee (with keep cup reusable coffee cup)
In this day and age when everyone is on the go, and in the winter months when you’re often craving a warm drink, the Keep Cup Reusable Coffee Cup is an ideal gift. The plastic cup that comes in a range of colours and sizes is durable and easy to clean, not to mention with a clever lid feature – a moveable clip that clamps over the sipping hole. This makes it perfect for travel when hot drinks are perhaps most likely to get spilled all over you! Sea Island Coffee have a range of delicious blends, including one from Rwanda which are particularly good.
Sea Island Coffee have a range of delicious blends, including one from Rwanda which are particularly good.
Cat, Heart London Magazine