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The top 5 items to get you into christmas mood

Christmas is around the corner

It’s cold and horrid outside and the christmas season if officially approaching. Sometimes we can forget about the holiday season, especially due to our busy daily routine. To say that you are not in the best of festive spirits is putting it mildly. Like me, maybe you are not one of those people who instantly click into Christmas mode the moment December first gets here. Sometimes all you need is a little break from the serious stuff in your life and a change to get into the holiday mood with some holiday drinks, Christmas movies, and a little bit of cheery music to lighten you up. Here a little help to channel your Christmas spirit with some must have items

1. The candle

Candles are always a good idea, especially when it’s cold and dark outside. With swoon-worthy scents and chic designs, candles are the must-have home accessory for a cozy winter. I recently discovered the woodgrain scent by Iiuvo, the London based due that uses the very highest quality materials and all natural formulations. Woodgrain is inspired by the lyrics of southern hip-hop and fills the room with an atmosphere of opulence. The deep, sweet combination of nutmeg and cardamom combine with myrrh to form the top notes. The bold core is made up of cedar and patchouli, whilst the base notes are formed of amber, tonic bean and fir balsam to complete a very warm, soporific essence. 

Iiuvo candle – woodgrain

2. The christmas jumper

If your mind is not ready for Christmas, let your outfit be. If you are not a fan of the classic jumper with pon pons, christmas characters, deers and so on you could try with a softer version. The Chinti & parker 100% cashmere sweater is shaped for a classic fit and features a crew neck and a multi-coloured stripe trim. The festive Apres Ski design means you’ll look like a star on and off the slopes this Christmas!

Chinti & Parker

3. The hand cream

With the drop of temperatures our hands get to suffer more the usual. This is why I love to always have in my bag my favorite hand cream. This Works Perfect hands intense moisture is an instantly hydrating, non-greasy formula that helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and keeps hands looking young. With Rose Oil, Mimosa and Musk Mallow, Coconut and Glycerine your hands will always smell good and be on point!

This Works

4. The PJ

Eberjey’s ‘Sleep Chic’ pajamas are exactly what you want to slip into after a long day at work. Made from soft stretch-jersey, this set is cut for a relaxed fit and decorated with dainty stars and classic piping. They come neatly folded in a presentation box, making them an ideal gift choice too. Named after the Nigerian word for joy, Eberjey is all about flattering, feel-good lingerie.


5. The glitter nail polish

Starting from small things is always the easiest – so why not try a glittery manicure? Created by American beauty veteran Dineh Mohajer – Smith & Cult is a major player in the non-toxic market. It is vegan and gluten-free and non toxic (DBP free,tolueneTPHP, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene and ethyl tosylamide). The glittery gold flecks will give you that extra christmas touch !

Smith & Cult

Text: Margaux Lombard, November 12th 2018

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