Winter Wonders £20 and under…the Lust Have List








After you’ve ogled these Cracking Duos by Mavala (at – more on them later!), prepare yourself for the biggest lip balm pot in the history of beauty blogging below…

OK in real life it’s lip balm pot size but it’s fabulous stuff and I could do with a tub of it to get through winter as my lips tend to dry out in very chilly weather – Bamford’s Botanic Lip Balm has been a bit of a saviour for me when snow season hits. £12 at Liberty’s (stocking filler alert!), Naturisimo and at Bamford

Bamford’s Beauty Balm 60ml (just over £20 at £22) is also a great do-lots-of-things balm to have on hand at the moment as well.

Right, on with the rest of today’s £20 and under discoveries…

INLIGHT ORGANIC’s little “test-drive” set.  Cornish brand Inlight is one of those brands you get emotionally attached to – as in marginally co-dependent – and if you have never tried their range here’s a nice trio to start with. For £20 you get a cleanser, face oil and tonic. You’ll find it at, home to Nourish, Weleda, Santaverde and more. Check out their new season gift sets with nice price tags.



MAVALA’S FESTIVE SETS from £5 at Boots

Mavala’s Nail Angels flew off shelves (or into the ether) in November and they seem to have sold out everywhere – boo! But Mavala’s Cracking Duos are £9 (ha – even better value, things are looking up already) at in various complementary pairs.

We’re plumping for the DEEP PINKS DUO in Ruby and Velvet Prune (far left) or maybe the Nudes, for Sugar Plum Fairy lovers? (middle)


Happy Nude Noel

DIOR Christmas 2015

Why post normal size photos when you can super-size everything? You know it’s Santa Season when Dior’s glitter-filled nail baubles are everywhere, here’s our December favourite retailing at various places for around £20.


For your SCANDI-STYLE Christmas, it’s back to again where we spotted these festive red hessian Reindeer Sacks, also in neutral beige hessian…£9.54 (precisely)

Big enough for toys for boys…

77 x 50cm

Or…this eco-vintage Reindeer Christmas gift bag (£3) which Livia Firth would probably like?

23.5 x 18cm

Last and sooo not least, this winter’s stress-less £10 beauty steal is…

Nourish’s Relax Starter Beauty Collection at

Gentle Cream Cleanser 98% organic +a  spray mist toner + calming omega-rich moisturiser + peptide serum for £10 = very happy budget conscious Christmas bunnies.



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