I have a confession, this post should have gone out before Christmas but it failed to upload and I didn’t notice as I took some time off from the internet due to the loss of a family member. So I apologise for the oddly festive detailing in this blog post… just ignore it. Or pretend that you’re being really organised and planning for next Christmas!
An Evening With Burt’s Bees
The lovely ladies from Burt’s Bees asked me to come along to their shop in Soho for an evening of champagne, mince pies and beauty products. That’s pretty much an ideal evening in my book!
Meg from Lips So Facto was there talking to us about her favourite pieces from the Burt’s Bees range. If you don’t already follow her blog you can take a look at her thoughts on the Burt’s Bees lip products range HERE.
The gift boxes are adorable, just look at how cute they are! These are perfect for presents for friends, family and those people you inevitably have to buy for who you don’t really know!
Their lip products are all moisturising and caring for lips (which is a godsend in this cold weather) but are also super pretty – tinted shiny glosses, balms, glossy soft balm pencils and pigmented smooth glosses.
I didn’t even realise that Burt’s Bees did a mother and baby range, but it is all very sweet. And it would be a relief to know that it’s all natural and safe for both.
I couldn’t resist these lip balms as I ADORE my coconut and pear one, so I got some a presents for my sisters and mum. The chocolate and blueberry one in particular went down very well!
Have you tried any Burt’s Bees products? What is your favourite?
Fortnum and Mason An Enchanted Evening
Last week I was kindly invited to Fortnum and Mason for an Enchanted Evening, a Christmas event with a chance to browse the second floor filled with beauty, jewellery and accessories. We met Susan Caplan (who was so lovely), spoke to a wonderful girl from Alex Monroe who were offering personalised charm necklaces at the event, and many more besides.
Even without the event, Fortnum & Mason is such an experience. For me it’s one of the places that just sums up London – luxurious and a bit quirky. If you’ve never been for a wander round, I’d highly recommend it. Drop Harrods from your list (Zzzz!) and go here instead!
We also discovered the Fortnum’s Beauty Rooms, which you can see photos of above. They’re tucked away at the back of the 2nd floor and are stunning: all duck-egg blue and silver and feel very luxurious. We had facial mapping done (the picture above is Jenny having her face mapped – excuse some of the iphone photos!) which was scary but very illuminating (BOOMBOOM). Apparently my skin has very good tone and is well moisturised, apart from between my eyebrows apparently…!
We drank champagne, ate tiny food and lusted over perfume, candles, skin care and handbags to our hearts’ content. It was such a lovely evening and then on top of that we got a gift bag filled with treats. As you can see above, there were samples of perfume, bath oil, foundation, skin care, hand cream and more from brands such as Aromatherapy Associates, Guerlain, HealGel and Sisley. I haven’t tried any of them out yet but will do some reviews when I do.
If you haven’t been to Fortnum and Masons since they put up their decorations (or ever!) then you must go. It is beautiful and wandering round the floors is a lovely way to spend an evening.