We absolutely love this girl Emma Woolley writer of The Em Edit has been one of our best clients for some years now. The vivacious red haired beauty who paves the way championing plus size beauty has featured us in her recent christmas blog post. Check it out!!
What’s On My Christmas List – Beauty
For full transparency, where an item has previously been gifted to me, or where I have worked with the brand, I will mark the item with a *. I’m very lucky that being gifted products means I’m quite often able to try things out that I perhaps previously wouldn’t have known about. This said, I have not been paid, or asked to talk about any of the products in this post, which means my opinions are just that, lovely opinions about lovely products.
Pixi – Glow Tonic*
I don’t like to be too bossy BUT, if you don’t know about Pixi Glow Tonic then you are very much missing out. With Glycolic and Aloe ingredients, the tonic gently exfoliates and soothes your face, leaving you with a very very real glow. I know very little about skin care but do I know what makes my skin look great and since using Glow Tonic, I’ve been foundation free almost perpetually.
It’s a hat-trick from Pixi with this, one of their best selling products. Again, I was originally gifted this but have rebought countless times due to just how great this product makes my skin look and feel. Moisturising, smoothing and THAT GLOW. I won’t labour the point but this really is a must have.
Sometimes, when you do something for the environment, you’re rewarded financially. These reusable cotton pads have been a real plot twist for me. They’re so much nicer to use on your skin than the standard chuck-in-the-bin pads and, after washing, you can just keep on using them. Which is really nice. These particular ones come a small mesh bag to keep them all together and throw in the wash when they’re more makeup than pad. I’m going to invest in more of these pads this Christmas, mostly to keep up with my distinct lack of time to actually wash stuff…
OK, we’re going luxury b*tch here and I absolutely do NOT own one of these (yet..?) My hair is straighter than a very very straight thing. I give it volume by blow drying with the fantastic Babyliss Big Hair, which is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper, but every now and then I just really want some wiggles in my hair. Despite looking VERY much like a box of sex toys, the Dyson Airwrap styler complete has glowing reviews across the board. It does all the things that heated styling tools do, without the extreme heat, which is mega important for coloured hair like mine. I’m obsessed with YouTube videos of people effortlessly curling, volumising and styling their barnets with the AirWrap – Here’s hoping for a small lottery win…
I’m going to be dropping the rest of my Christmas lists over the following weeks, including Home, Style and Food and Drink (YUM) but it’s VERY important that we all remember Christmas isn’t just about “stuff”, it’s hopefully an opportunity to chill out a bit, enjoy the twinkly lights and social opportunities (If that’s your thing). This is as much advice for myself as for anyone reading this, but PLEASE don’t feel you need to get into financial predicaments to keep up with the Joneses, it’s just as lovely to watch Elf with the people you love. Trust me.