Post-Christmas haul

I was lucky enough to receive lots of lovely vouchers for both my birthday and Christmas…meaning I could go nuts in Space NK and House of Fraser! There are so many things that I have wanted for absolutely ages, so it feels so good to have them sitting on my beauty shelf at home now.

I’ve recently moved to Bristol (from Cheltenham) and I am now spoilt for choice when it comes to luxury beauty. Not only do we have two Space NK’s…but there’s a giant Harvey Nicholas, MAC and Laura Mercier. Goodbye paycheck!

Here’s a little round up of what I have treated myself to this month:

Jo Malone Cologne – Mimosa & Cardamom £42

My first Jo Malone fragrance! I have been lusting after this perfume for months now and now that I have it I am not disappointed. Usually I go for quite floral scents, such as Daisy Dream, but I wanted to get something a little different for my first Jo Malone purchase. This scent is really warm and comforting…I can’t get enough! I am going to try and keep this as a ‘going out’ scent so it feels extra special whenever I wear it.

This Works Pillow Spray £16

I definitely don’t have trouble getting to sleep, but sometimes I do have trouble sleeping through the night without waking up a handful of times. This can leave me feeling tired and irritable in the mornings, especially if my sleep has been particularly broken. The pillow spray in this set is infused with essential oil including lavender and vetivert and smells incredible. The first time I used it, I could feel myself instantly relaxing and for the first time in ages I slept through the whole night! This is now an evening ritual for me…a couple of sprays and I am sorted for the night!

KMS California HairPlay Playable Texture Spray  £12

I actually went a bit crazy with the KMS products and ended up getting this spray, a salt spray and a root booster. This Playable Texture Spray is definitely my favourite as you can apply it to any style. I like to use it on dry hair as a finishing spray. I really struggle with volume in my hair and often I feel my style can fall a little flat. This spray, whatever the style, gives me great volume and adds some grit to almost make my look ‘undone’. A little goes a long way…can’t recommend this one enough!

O&M Know Knott Conditioning Detangler £20

I have been after something to help detangle my hair after washing for a while. My hair is currently ombre so I find that the darker roots are easy to comb through…but I usually get stuck where my hair starts to lighten due to the harsh blonde dye. This spray is a miracle in a bottle and makes my mornings just that little bit easier. Not only does it do what it says on the tin, but it leaves my hair silky soft and smelling great. I use this and a little hair oil on my damp hair…that is all I need now! This was one of my Space NK purchases…and £20 for a full size bottle makes this product a new staple in my bathroom!

Did you treat yourself to a post-Christmas splurge? Let me know what you bought in the comments.