Sweet Cecily’s Personalised Pampering

I was very tempted to have this as a Christmas gift kind of post, but it still feels a tad too early for that and let’s be honest, this is something anyone would love at any time of year! So basically, Sweet Cecily’s have come out with some brand spanking new gift sets and they are dreamy as all hell.

There are 3 new sets up for grabs – The Winter Skincare Collection, The Coffee Lovers Collection and The Essential Pampering Collection – and they pretty much cover all bases! Of course it’d be a bit much to gift me all 3 collections so I received the Essential Pampering Collection which, to be honest, is definitely the one I would’ve picked myself. Here’s a quick little bit on each set (I know you’re curious) before I get into my thoughts!

THE WINTER SKINCARE COLLECTION £35

Protect and revive hardworking skin with nourishing Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream, Red Clay Face Mask, Limited Edition Chocolate Orange Lip balm and Spiced Winter Berry Bathbomb. This set comes in a 100% cotton drawstring bag which can be personalised with a name to make it a truly thoughtful gift that anyone would be excited to receive!

THE COFFEE LOVERS COLLECTION £24.95

We all have a friend that can’t face Monday morning without a hot mug of the good stuff! Give them a helping hand with a pouch of rich, mellow coffee which can be fully personalised (to ward off potential coffee thieves!) and a hand printed porcelain mug that reads “I don’t need an inspirational quote I just need coffee” all contained in a hand printed rustic hessian sack. There is also the option of adding a scrumptious Espresso Martini Lip Balm.

THE ESSENTIAL PAMPERING COLLECTION £22.95

After a long and tiring week, all anyone wants to do is relax and unwind with your favourite TV show or a good book. Sweet Cecily’s are here to give you a helping hand with a selection of indulgent skincare treats including Rose & Ylang Ylang bath salts, Coconut Hair Mask, invigorating Citrus & Walnut Body Scrub, a little pot of body butter (choose from Coconut or fruity Fig & Olive) and a handmade natural lip balm in a flavour of your choice. These little pots of joy come in a 100% cotton drawstring bag which can be personalised with a name which makes this a great gift; although we’re sure you won’t want to part with it!

So as I said, the Essential Pampering Collection is the one I bagged (get it lol) and let’s just start off by talking about how exciting the whole personalised bag situation is… As an Imogen it’s very rare to get anything with your name on (so much so that my mum picks up literally anything that has my name on now, usually kids stuff) so I LOVE that this has my name on it – plus if you’re stuck on what to get somebody, you get a lot more credit for getting something personalised as it seems like you’ve put more effort into it!

More importantly though – the contents! It definitely came at the perfect time for me as my hair was crying out for a good hair mask to rejuvenate it a bit and the body scrub was a great excuse to apply some tan for no reason and I can guarantee that whoever receives one of these bags of goodness will take at least one thing out and say ‘oh I need this!’. As you’d guess, it’s all perfect for a pamper night so this would be the perfect gift for someone that’s always on the go, or you know, for yourself because why not! All ingredients are handmade and natural for all you fussy gals out there and the smells are divine. Sadly, the gift wrap is a little bit extra but if you are giving this as a gift then I 100% recommend it – look how pretty!

So whether you’re starting on your Christmas shopping early or you’re still trying to figure out what to buy yourself from payday then this gets a big thumbs up from me and you can find all their pretty bits and bobs here!

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The One Product to Banish Dry Patches

Well, it’s been a while eh! Ive not been posting too much lately but that’s a topic for another time (all be it not a very exciting one). But anyway, enough about me, let’s get to the main event. About a month ago now my skin decided it didn’t want to just be it’s usual oily mess anymore – it decided to throw some dry patches in there too! So now instead of finding ways to keep oil at bay, I’m having to keep my skin hydrated to banish those unsightly dry patches too – fun. Continue reading “The One Product to Banish Dry Patches”

REN

I’m all about budget beauty as you probably already guessed but when it comes to skincare I’m more likely to loosen the purse strings and splash out a little bit more. Now I’m not talking hundreds of pounds, I don’t have that, but I’m willing to spend up to around £40 given that the product is actually worth the price! A lot of the time I’ve found that some of the more pricey products aren’t really worth it – especially ones for ‘all skin types’ – I don’t trust that – so when REN offered to send me their new Flash Hydro-Boost I was a little dubious as to whether it’d actually do much.But, I’ve given it a few weeks (as I do with every skincare product) and I’m pleasantly surprised! Continue reading “REN”

Etsy Spotlight – Sassie & Boo

Time for the second installment of the Etsy Spotlight series and this week’s shop is Sassie & Boo! Last week’s post with WitchwoodRemedies had a great reception (you can read it here) and I hope you guys love this one just as much as I do!

Sassie & Boo is run by a lovely lady named Keeley and she sells a selection of lip balms, face balms and candles. Each product is handmade by Keeley herself after a hard day’s work! Continue reading “Etsy Spotlight – Sassie & Boo”

TimelessTruth Green Tea Mask

Now I love a good face mask, especially a sheet mask because they can be so refreshing and let’s face it, it’s a great way to scare people. So when I received a Timeless Truth mask in the post I was buzzing. I don’t use face masks as often as I used to, just because I either don’t have the time or I can’t find the effort to wash it off afterwards – so this mask was perfect for me! Plus, with such oily skin I was excited to try out a green tea product as I’ve heard it can be great for it! Continue reading “TimelessTruth Green Tea Mask”

First Impressions – NIVEA BB Cream

Happy Monday guys! So today I needed a quick post and I thought I’d do a first impression of one of this weekend’s impulse buys! I picked up the NIVEA Daily Essentials BB Cream 5in1 Beautifying Moisturiser yesterday in Tesco by accident (I swear!). I went in to buy laundry detergent and face wipes but went into auto-mode when I saw the words BB cream’ and ‘sale’Continue reading “First Impressions – NIVEA BB Cream”

Skincare routine

Hi guys! Today’s post is about something I’m really missing right now – my skincare routine. Since I’ve been away I’ve not been able to stick to my routine because my liquid allowance meant I only had room for my cleanser and face wipes – words cannot express how upset I am about this.  Continue reading “Skincare routine”

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a primer?

Yes, you read that right! Men’s shave balm as a primer. For those of you that aren’t up to date, this is what people are claiming to be the best primer around for oily skin at a low price and it’s even used by Kylie Jenner, shown in a snapchat makeup tutorial, so naturally I had to pick some up and give it a go.

Continue reading “Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as a primer?”