My Christmas Wishes


Samantha writing her Christmas listChristmas is around the corner and I’m seeing lots of gift ideas for loved ones recently, but what about yourself? I always say I’m the easiest person to buy for – makeup, fragrance, clothing, the list could go on and on, so today I’m sharing some ideas for your own Christmas wish list – Hopefully, you’ll find some inspiration. Let’s get to it and see what’s on mine.

Vogue Magazine Subscription

As a blogger, I adore magazines – I need them for my photos and that’s my justification. Oh, and I love to keep up to date with all the latest buzz, so there’s another reason. My glossy of choice Is Vogue, granted, it’s mostly ads but still, it’s all good eye candy, isn’t it? Picking it up makes me feel a bit classy. My mother always used to gift me a Glamour magazine subscription for my birthday or Christmas a few years back but these days I find Vogue more my thing, it’s also extremely photogenic and so for those reasons having one delivered to my door each month would make me a very happy gal.

Samantha reading Vogue magazine

Vogue is Britain’s No1 Fashion Magazine. No other magazine combines beauty, style, glamour, design, fashion and contemporary culture in such an inspiring mix. Vogue employs the most talented photographers, stylists, writers and editors to fill the pages each month with new trends, controversial images and challenging ideas.

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Enough said. Get your Vogue subscription here.

Grey Woolen Coat

It’s winter coat weather at last, and there’s definitely a cold snap happening here in the UK. This means a new coat wouldn’t go a miss. We all go through phases with clothing and our taste changes as we go along – well, mine does and currently I like anything grey – furniture, soft furnishings, clothing AND coats.

I’ve turned away from the classic Camel coat (although, I wouldn’t say no) and my current favourite is the dove grey cocoon or boyfriend coat. I’m not overly fussy, any featured below would do. Dress it up or down, it would look equally fabulous with a pair of trainers or some smart Chelsea boots.

Shop The Coats

 

Over The Knee Boots

Knee highs are a definite no-no for me as In the past when I’ve tried them, the tops of the boots appear almost “hinge-like” as if my lower legs are attached where my boots stop. The puppet-leg look isn’t for me. Sounds a little complicated but basically, they just look really odd (on me). Over the knee, however, are a whole new kettle of fish. Gaining popularity recently, I’ve developed an interest in them but, as my legs are akin to twiglets they’d really need to fit like a sock. I’ve been eyeing up a black pair but actually, with my new-found fascination with grey, I could easily change my mind on the colour. I’m feeling the over-knees teamed with a pair of skinny jeans and an oversized chunky knit or wrap for a cool casual look.

Shop The Boots

 

Make Up…

Bronzer is one of those makeup must-haves which I just can’t live without – all year round. So why not add one to the Christmas list. I love a touch of warmth to my face as it allows me to appear healthy-looking even through the colder months when I’m anything but glowing. A mineral bronzer is less drying and has a built-in SPF so it’s all good.

Bare Minerals Invisible Bronzer

Bare Minerals is often seen in my makeup bag, a favourite of mine being their bronzers and my most repurchased.  The “Ready” range is my go-to and a newer take on the original loose mineral formulas such as Faux tan. Then, in March this year a new kid appeared on the block, the “invisible” formula. So intriguing and within moments I wanted it.

A silky, ultra-fine baked bronzer that captures the natural warmth of a healthy-looking sun-kissed glow, in the perfect shade for your skin tone. Available in four shades.

Shop The Bronzer

 

By Terry – Terrybly Densilis Blush No. 5 Sexy Pink

blush is another cult product for me. Just a sweep of colour livens my face and lifts any tiredness. Who doesn’t want that youthful flush all year round? Time for a new one I think. By Terry hit my radar a while ago but as yet I haven’t treated myself. I love the sound of this Terrybly Densiliss blush and its skin smoothing properties. As if you didn’t notice, how beautiful is that embossing. It’s a little pricey but, oh so worth it. Must have the By Terry brush too…of course.

BY TERRY’s blusher Radiant complexion combined with anti-wrinkle efficiency. By Terry’s compact blushers adds a touch of colour to all skin tones. DENSILISS ® technology creates an immediate youthful look with the optically anti-ageing action of F.T.C – Flawless Time Control soft focus prism complex.

Shop The Blush

 

 

Fragrance…

What woman or girl doesn’t love to receive a beautiful fragrance at Christmas? Saying that, our fragrance choice is a very personal one, so it’s best to start dropping hints. We all need to freshen up our fragrance wardrobe as the season turns – adding a new and exciting fragrance to your Christmas list is essential. For me, Autumn and winter inspires heady, warming scents leaving the fresh and carefree summer fragrances behind for a while. As I avidly read through the latest copy of vogue it’s filled with fragrance ideas and samples. I love trying them all and seeing what’s out there. After all, it forms part of my outfit and since the scent I choose is dependant on my mood, I need more than one or two to choose from. *Adds two more to the list.

Gucci Bloom, Eau de Parfum

Surely you’ve seen (or heard) the Gucci Bloom hype? This bottle of joy has featured in a big way recently, and the dreamy imagery of the advertising campaign is just beautiful. If you haven’t seen it – where have you been? Let’s start with the bottle, It’s beautiful, classy and unfussy. I adore the opacity of the blush pink and certainly it’s something a little different, the smart black detail just sets it off. The fragrance notes sound intriguing, making for a powdery feminine perfume.

Gucci Bloom is a rich white floral scent that transports to a colourful and diverse garden verdant with flowers and plants. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas with direction from Alessandro Michele, the fragrance is created to unfold like its name. Rangoon Creeper-Used for the first time in perfumery and discovered in South India, it changes colour from white to red when it blooms. Tuberose-Highly concentrated Natural Tuberose absolute harvested from India is interlaced with other floral.
 

Gabrielle Chanel, Eau de Parfum

My signature scent is Chanel Coco Mademoiselle but I’m always up for a change. To me, Chanel symbolises all that’s chic – every fragrance savvy woman should have a bottle sitting on their dressing table. I’ve tried the iconic No5 but I find the scent a little too “old” for me. L’Eau could be a contender, but now I’ve discovered Gabrielle. If you fall for Chanel’s description of their new fragrance (below) you’ll be left wanting more…

The new women’s fragrance by Chanel is a luminous composition. Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel, the House of Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge, Gabrielle Chanel is the fragrance of a solar woman. It is a pure floral. A solar flower based on a bouquet of four white flowers, four points of light that mirrors the four corners of the bottle. A creamy and enveloping heart of exotic jasmine, shimmering with the fruity green notes of ylang-ylang. Fresh and sparkling orange blossom shines through, offering a glimpse of Grasse tuberose captured in its purest form. It is THE perfect flower, a radiant and sparkling, purely feminine CHANEL flower. The GABRIELLE CHANEL fragrance is worn ostensibly. Intensely. Apply on skin and on the lining of clothing in a deliberate and generous spray. 

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Minimal Silver Jewellery

One thing I always seem short of is silver trinkets. I love to wear minimal jewellery as opposed to statement pieces and so I’ve added some of my favourites to the list. If I have a necklace or a ring that I love, I wear it to death and then cast it aside when it becomes worn-looking. Spending a little more means the silver won’t tarnish or flake off it’s plated. I’ve decided recently that since I rarely wear rings on my right hand, it’s about time I did. I picked out the Lily & Roo’s cute sterling silver initial signet ring – Lovingly made in the heart of Hatton Garden, this beautiful ring is laser engraved with Ariel font. 
Other silver pieces I’ve chosen include Saskia Diez’ ‘Paillettes’ ring which is cast from light-catching silver – “the metal that reflects the most and brightest light.” Perfect for stacking, it’s designed with a continuous row of circles that are polished to shine like tiny mirrors. Who wouldn’t love to wear a row of tiny mirrors around their finger?

 Shop The Jewellery

 

Have you started your Christmas wish list yet? What’s on yours?
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23 Comments

  1. November 22, 2017 / 11:48 am

    I love this post- so many of these things are on my wishlist too! Especially the grey coat- I have a grey coat that I love and bought years ago from Zara but it’s now in desperate need of replacement! I keep hoping they’ll bring out the same coat again!xx

    http://www.juderivers.com

    • November 22, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Grey coats are so on- trend aren’t they! Time for a new one? Add one to your list lovely x

  2. November 22, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    I love everything on your wishlist. Those grey coats are all gorgeous, and would go so well with a pair of the boots too I think for winter! I also agree on the Vogue subscription, magazines make such good blog props and what’s better than vogue?! xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • November 22, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you! The coats are fab aren’t they!! I think I like the B-young best. The style is perfect. Xx

  3. November 22, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    This wish list is my fave by FAR! I really want Gucci bloom too! And those grey coats look so perfect!

    • November 22, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Aww thank you! A girl can dream hey!! 😊 hope you get what you’re after lovely. Thanks for reading x

  4. November 23, 2017 / 6:52 am

    This is such a great post! I really need to subscribe to Vogue. It’s definitely my favourite magazine 🙂

    • November 23, 2017 / 7:18 am

      Mine too! Thanks for reading 😊

    • November 24, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      I know, I’m working on it! 😊

  5. November 24, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    I’m completely with you on the grey front! And also on the issue of boot fits. My calves always look as though they’re swimming whilst the leg of the boot is about a gazzilion inches away! You’ve detailed some lovely inspirational items here lovely, fab post! 😙 xx

    • November 24, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      The boot fit struggle is real for us skinny leg girls! X

  6. November 25, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I really want to subscribe to vogue! I’ve been looking into it. I also need to buy some more knee high boots! Great post x

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      There’s usually a good deal to be had! x

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Yes! It’s beautiful. Hoping to get my hands on it very soon! x

    • November 26, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      It’s so pretty isn’t it. I want to try more By Terry but this is a good starting point x

    • November 30, 2017 / 7:22 am

      It does! By Terry have some beautiful make up. Definitely need to get a few bits! 😘

  7. November 30, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I’m here for your Christmas wish list! I love magazines for my photos too and you can use them more than once. I have never tried bare minerals before, although I hear only good things about them. This bronzer is gorgeous and I love the boots, I need them!

    -Ashley

    • November 30, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Yes! The mags are great for photos. Definitely need to check out bare minerals bronzers too! Really want to try the invisible one x

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