Brown & Navy Celine Shadow Sunglasses

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When it comes to designer investments, I often find sunglasses are a great place to start. There’s something about a really great pair which can truly transform an outfit, and a well-placed accessory can make an affordable outfit look (and feel) a hundred times more expensive.

When it comes to buying sunglasses, I’m incredibly picky. Frames have to be chunky, over-sized and classic in shape. I hate anything too fiddly or identifiable, which is why I’ve fostered a bit of an obsession with Celine frames. Understated and elegant, their frames are classics which I pull out all year long. My most recent purchase are these Shadows. This two-toned is a fun update on my usual choice of tortoiseshell, and I’m obsessed with the navy fade, which will look as great when paired with a pair of jeans, as when they’re dressed up with a coat.

In my experience, Celine make some of the best quality sunglasses out there – chunky and sturdy enough to survive a few drops and falls, these have already established their spot in my handbag!

Celine Shadow Sunglasses are priced at £371 and are available here

Kat von D Sinner Eau de Parfum*

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I’m not sure I’m the greatest person at following through on resolutions. Like most people, I like to take a look at where I could try a bit harder at the beginning of each year, but in the past I’ve been way too overenthusiastic, so now I make sure that all my goals are a little easier to follow through on.

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One of mine for 2020 was to make sure I don’t get stuck in a rut. As a person, I’m a bit of a creature of habit, and that follows through to things like my makeup bag and most reached-for products. So, when I got the chance to try Kat von D’s Sinner Eau de Perfume, I absolutely jumped at the chance. As a rule, I tend to reach for fragrances which centre on orange blossom, gardenia or citrus, Sinner is a deeper, darker take on my usual. From the ornate, gothic-style bottle, I knew this wasn’t like my usual take on perfumes, and I’m so glad that I decided to try something new and a bit different!

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An Oriental Floral, with top notes of mandarin orange, orange blossom and plum, this feels like a perfect winter scent. I’ve been wearing it in the evenings, or spritzed onto cashmere sweaters. As the fragrance wears, notes of white flowers, jasmine and cinnamon become more noticeable. There’s a real musky sweetness which comes from vanilla in the perfume’s base notes, and the mix of flowers with the base of vetiver and patchouli feels beautifully grown up. I was really surprised at how affordable Sinner is too – it wears like something far more expensive!

Kat von D’s Sinner Eau de Parfum is priced from £26 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Silentnight Waffle Fleece Duvet Cover & Pillowcase Set*

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When it comes to winter evenings, is there anything better than a cosy early night? I’m really not sure you can beat it, and when it means you get to enjoy an evening snuggled up with Silentnight’s new Waffle Fleece Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set, well, it’s even better!

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Normally known for making the dreamiest of mattresses, the brand has branched out into homeward offerings, so I absolutely jumped at the chance to try some of their new bedding. 2020 will see me making a few home changes and updates (fingers crossed), so it felt like the perfect time to try out some gorgeous new bedding.

Part of the brand’s new collection, the set has been designed to help you have a great night’s sleep whilst looking great too! Available across single, double, king and super king sizes, the whole range is available in a palette of chic, neutral tones, and for chilly winter nights, the waffle fleece options couldn’t be cosier!

Incredibly soft, and super lightweight, the Waffle Duvet Cover and Pillowcase set has become a firm favourite over the past couple of weeks as I’ve tried it out. I love the grey shade, and it works with a variety of interior styles, so you can enjoy a glorious long-lie, no matter what your interiors style!

Coupled with crisp white linens, the set feels like a refreshing change for the new year, and it’s incredibly easy to use, thanks to the fabric’s light weight, and the popper fastenings. As a bit of a fresh-bedding-aholic, it’s crucial that the set is machine washable (at 40°C), I can throw it in the washing machine, tumble dry and enjoy a fluffy night of comfort quickly and easily (it doesn’t even need ironed!).

Silentnight’s Waffle Fleece Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set it available from £40 here.

Pati & Coco Chocolate Desserts*

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Now that we’re officially in the run up to the big day, I feel like I have even less time than normal. It might be something to do with a whole lot of work which has just arrived, and needs seen to before the New Year kicks off, or perhaps it’s those presents I’ve been putting off? Either way, I hardly have time to brush my hair in the morning, let alone faff with desserts, which is exactly where my new found love of Pati & Coco comes in!

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Packaged in chic glass packaging, Pati & Coco are new multi-layered, multi-textured chocolate desserts, which are perfect for enjoying as an indulgent treat at this time of year. Decadently rich and creamy, you can enjoy a variety of flavour options (I’m partial to the original Ganache and Chocolate, and the Pistachio is absolutely incredible too!) which are perfect for catering to picky palettes this festive season.

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These pots have been such a delight to have in the fridge at this time of year – friends who have popped round have felt suitable treated, and quiet evenings have become absolutely dreamy with the addition of these, some music and a great book for a quiet half an hour of self care.

Available in Sainsburys now and on offer at just £3.50 for a duo pack – these are a must-have for the Christmas period!

Beauty Stocking Stuffers: Spacemasks*

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When it comes to beauty obsessions, my newest is a self-heating eye mask, and it’s all because of Spacemasks. They’re the luxe way I’ve been ending busy days, and if you’ve not tried them yet, you’re seriously missing out. Available in a choice of blue (original) or red (in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity), they are just the dreamiest way to relax.

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Available in boxes of five, the masks all come individually wrapped, and once you open the packages, they react to the air to heat up, releasing the delicate scent of jasmine. If you’ve had a stressful or busy day, there’s nothing better than switching on a podcast, snuggling up in bed and popping one of these on. They knock me out within ten minutes every time, and you feel like you’re in a spa as you drift off.

Spacemasks are priced at £15 per box and they’re available here

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