Will you brie mine? Paperchase does Valentine’s

I’ve been getting it on with Paperchase again recently.  It was my first stationery shop love but then we drifted apart and didn’t speak for years. Anyway we’ve recently rekindled the stationery affair. I popped in to check out their Valentine’s offering and thought there was a pretty cute selection. Especially if like me you don’t do roses and are partial to a food-based pun….. It takes two to … Continue reading Will you brie mine? Paperchase does Valentine’s

Wondergifting: Intensae Personalised 5-Free Nail Lacquer

Who doesn’t love a bit of customisation? I’ve just spotted this great gift idea from Intensae, a new 5-free (free from formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, parabens and formaldehyde resin) nail lacquer company. On orders until 12 December, the name of your nail polish can be changed to whatever you choose and the bottle will be gift wrapped and labelled free of charge.   I haven’t tried the … Continue reading Wondergifting: Intensae Personalised 5-Free Nail Lacquer

Ormonde Jayne Isfarkand Beau of the Ball Gift Box

Wondergifting: Ormonde Jayne For Luxe Fragrance Lovers

If you’re searching for a luxe gift for a fragrance lover with impeccable taste, I do suggest you take a peek at Ormonde Jayne‘s festive offerings. This boutique British fragrance house, exemplifies luxury and craftsmanship. The range is oil based and free from phthalates, parabens and petrochemicals. All the products are made in Ormonde Jayne’s London laboratory using top quality ingredients ending up in sophisticated, elegant packaging tied … Continue reading Wondergifting: Ormonde Jayne For Luxe Fragrance Lovers

Christmas Gift Guide: Top 3 Beauty Gifts With Style and Substance

I know it’s what’s inside that counts but there is no denying the allure of a beautiful exterior. Part of the fun of holiday season is the chance to indulge in the wonders of wrapping. No point in just being a pretty face though, I like things with style AND substance and hate throwing away.  Here’s my pick of the best beauty gift sets with packaging … Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide: Top 3 Beauty Gifts With Style and Substance

Beauty News: Christian Louboutin Beauté Nail Lacquer – worth the hype?

Christian Louboutin Beauté, the new cosmetics collection from the red soled shoemaker extraordinaire, is finally here. The collection has kicked off with a nail lacquer range featuring a red and 30 other colours to be launched at the end of August. The star of the show is undoubtably Rouge Louboutin, a red nail polish that is the exact same colour as the red soles that … Continue reading Beauty News: Christian Louboutin Beauté Nail Lacquer – worth the hype?

DOSE Bright Future

Nail News: Dose of Nail Colour

I do love an imaginatively packaged product.  Check out this capsule collection of nail polishes, DOSE. Designed by Jane Schub, creator of the fantabulous StrangeBeautiful range, to inject a dose of colour to your nails.  Each prescription bottle set has three 3ml pills popping with nail colour. The sets above are currently available in the Selfridges Beauty Workshop (which I wrote about here) for £15 … Continue reading Nail News: Dose of Nail Colour

Gift Idea: Paper Passion Perfume

I  am a complete sucker for creative packaging so love this. Called Paper Passion, the perfume is designed to evoke the smell of freshly printed books and the bottle comes stored in a real book hollowed out with a selection of short essays on the pleasures of paper at the front. It’s a collaboration between avant-garder perfumer, Geza Schoen (the nose behind Molecule 01), publisher … Continue reading Gift Idea: Paper Passion Perfume

WANT! New Book: Paris versus New York

These beautifully designed, witty and chic illustrations are fab and would make a lovely gift.  Created by French graphic artist Vahram Muratyan, the images were originally published on his acclaimed blog, Paris Versus New York. The blog turned book was started when he first moved to New York and was feeling homesick.  In a recent interview he said: “Cities are just like people. Sometimes you’re glad … Continue reading WANT! New Book: Paris versus New York