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Recipe: Homemade Mince Pies

Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise. For the pastry: 225g/8oz plain flour 140g/5oz butter, cut into cubes Pinch of …

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The 12 Drinks of Christmas

Those who know me will tell you, I’m obsessed with wine. Red wine to be specific so I jumped at the chance to collaborate with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), who are the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications to bring you this post on the ’12 drinks of Christmas’, which is a helping hand for …

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Christmas 2016: Cool Gifts For Him

Still struggling to find the perfect gift for the man in your life? Here’s a helping hand with some cool gifts that will put the usual slippers and bathrobes to shame. Happy shopping … Celestron Travel Scope 70mm Refractor Telescope £59.99 (Maplin )     Heated Massaging Car Seat – £24.99 (Maplin)     Speeder Bike Multirotor – £199.99 (Maplin) …

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Christmas 2016: Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! This ultimate beauty gift guide is made up of everything a beauty addict wishes for this time of year, and we’ve done all the hard work for you so happy shopping … W7 Big Bang Cracker – £12.99 Dermabrush Advanced Cleansing System – £29.99   Sleek Makeup Secretly Spellbound Glitz and Glam Kit – …

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Molton Brown Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine Limited Edition Collection

Fragrance experts Molton Brown have a new festive limited edition collection called Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine and it smells amazing! The collection is inspired by the sweeping, pristine artic landscape of Laponia in the Northernmost Sweden. I’ve never been to the Northernmost Sweden but I do like the smell of it. I’ve been using the collection which is …

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The Ultimate Personalised Christmas Giftguide

Nothing says you care like a personalised gift tailored to the person you are gifting and this year, there’s lots of it to go around. From fragrances to jewellery to alcohol, there are a lot of ways to show you care this Christmas. Personalised Fragrance   Starting with engraved fragrance bottles from Boots and The Perfume shop. You’ll be allowed …

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The gift of clear skin this Christmas: Dermalogica Skin Heroes.

Now, you didn’t think Christmas would go by without Dermalogica having some healthy skin treats for us did you? I’m truly excited about these Dermalogica Skin Heroes gift sets! Think three of your favourite Dermalogica products in one gift set just for you or to give to a loved one. Need I say more? Dermalogica has six limited edition sets …

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Christmas 2006: The Ultimate Fragrance Gift Guide for Her

It’s Christmas shopping time again! Giving fragrances as Christmas gifts is an old tradition but thankfully, there’re new fragrances every year so while the idea may be an old one, the fragrances are always new and fresh. Last Christmas, my favourite fragrance was Marc Jacobs seductive Decadence which I still love but this year, I’ve gone with Boss The Scent …

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#ShareYourLight – The Rituals Christmas Collection

Rituals have gone all out this Christmas with their winter limited edition collection. Aptly named ‘Ritual of Light’, the collection spans across, body, beauty and home. It aims to illuminate the light within to help soothe and to help find peace and serenity. And the #ShareYourLight is to encourage us all to share the light within us with others. The …

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#TimeForMindfulBeauty : The gift of mindfulness with Aromatherapy Associates.

Last week, Aromatherapy Associates officially unveiled their Christmas collection of mindful treats with a mindful Christmas flower arranging class in collaboration with Only Roses. The collection is inspired by mindful moments in an English winter garden. Part of the collection has been available at Liberty London for a while but now the entire collection is available in most retail outlets. …

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