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Decleor Christmas Gifts at Newcastle Hair & Beauty Clinic

Yup that’s right Voyeurs, I’m busting out the ‘C’ word already. Boom!  We’re in that transitional phase of the year between Summer and Fall where we find ourselves on the Christmas slide.  it’s not quite on our radar but we have those well known milestones of Halloween and Bonfire Night which let us know it’s not actually that far off….

So, if you’re thinking about prepping and you’re a beauty addict then this post might just float your boat.  You’re all familiar with Decleor right?  A skincare company with big beliefs rooted in Plant Power and natural botanicals to heal skin from the inside out.  IN a nutshell, Decleor make products with no added nasties, everything is natural and the upside is, it smells amazing.

Every Christmas Decleor unveil a range of seasonal beauty boxes just like most other brands, and the Christmas 2016 collection is the best yet!  With their biggest range yet, there’s likely to be something for everyone amongst this festive range of delights.

I was invited along to a special private preview evening at Newcastle Hair and Beauty Clinic to see the full collection in all its glory and man is it good.  Most Decleor stockists will have the Advent Calendar but Newcastle Hair and Beauty, as the official Decleor Training Academy are the only stockist outside of London to carry the full range.  so what’s in it?  Good question……

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  • First up:  The Decleor Advent Calendar.  £60.00 You may have already seen this in Red and Stylist magazine as one of the top picks for this Christmas.  We think it’s the perfect way to see in Christmas and with 2 full size products, 19 face products and 6 body solutions, you can guarantee amazing skin by the time Christmas and New Year roll around.

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  • Neroli Scented Candle: This one is a real treat for the senses and perfect for creating a chic and cosy atmosphere during the festive season at £25.00 it’s a steal!14390966_10153759450667026_1682249943427104762_n.jpg
  • Surprise Christmas Bauble with intense Nutrition Lip Balm:  This has to be one of our favourites!  super nourishing for the lips during the Winter season and smells divine!  A perfect gift, if you can manage to part with it!

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  • Decadent Christmas Cracker with Nourishing Hand Cream:  Another lovely small gift with an excellent price point, or as something different we recommend adding these to your Christmas table as a luxurious gift for guests.

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  • Merry Oils Gift Box: £89.90 Purify, nourish, enjoy. This hand picked selection of luxurious oils is the total Christmas indulgence. ideal for head to toe pampering as a treat for yourself or a gift to someone else.
    Box includes:
    - Aroma Cleanse, Micellar Oil, 150ml
    - Aroma Nutrition, Satin Softening Dry Oil, 15ml
    - 1000 Grain Body Exfoliator, 50ml
    - Aromessence Néroli, Hydrating Night Balm, 15ml

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  • Fabulously Smooth Gift box: £52.00 The perfect gift for a skincare fan.  Designed to leave skin looking youthful and fresh.  With some of our hero products and top skincare tips hidden inside, Fabulously Smooth will leave skin feeling soft and revitalised.
    Box includes:
    - Aroma Lisse, Energising Smoothing Cream, 50ml
    - Aromessence Mandarine, Smoothing Oil Serum, 5 ml
    - Phytopeel, Smooth Exfoliating Cream, 50ml

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  • Calm Headspace Gift Box:  £48.00 We know that delicate skin needs particular attention. This Christmas treat skin to a total pampering session with some of our greatest soothing and moisturising products to leave you feeling silky and smooth, head to toe.
    Box includes:
    - Aroma Confort, Moisturizing Body Milk, 100 ml
    - Aromessence Rose d’Orient, Soothing Oil Serum, 5 ml
    - Harmonie Calm, Soothing Light Cream, 50 ml

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  • Wonder of Youth Gift Box:  £71.00 Featuring some of Decleor’s most iconic products. This is the perfect present for youthful looking skin and the ultimate in home pampering.
    box includes:
    - Prolagène Lift, Lift & Firm Eye Care, 15ml
    - Aroma Confort, Moisturising Body Milk, 50ml
    - Aromessence Iris, Rejuvenating Oil Serum, 5ml

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  • Beauty Power Nap Gift Box:  £45.00 Short nights, late dinners, jetlag. Survive this year’s party season with Decléor’s Beauty Powernap.  Skin appears fresh and awakened with  hero products and beauty secrets.  The perfect antidote to the party season!
    Box includes:
    - Aroma Cleanse, 3 in 1 Hydra Radiance Smoothing & Cleansing Foam, 50 ml
    - Aurabsolu, Intense Glow Awakening Cream, 30 ml
    - Aromessence Néroli, Hydrating Oil Serum, 15 ml

 

With all this concentrated goodness I don’t think I could choose just one but my top pick from this lovely lot is definitely the Neroli Candle - a scent that’s just amazing, I’ll be buying these in bulk (they’re only available as part of the Christmas Collection), the Lip Balm Bauble, and of course, the amazing Advent Calendar because how could you not?!

Pixie xo

 

 

Black Friday at Fenwick Newcastle

This Black Friday - November 27th for one day only, Fenwick Newcastle will launch some undeniably amazing but strictly limited discounted offers.  Some lines will be offered at 50% below retail but with very limited numbers and with highly coveted brands such as Mulberry and Ralph Lauren confirmed as taking part, I predict a scrum.

The store is set to open its doors at 8am and last year saw lines forming outside and in the streets well in advance of that, you’ve probably heard the now legendary tale of two girls fighting over a Mulberry handbag until the handles were torn off…

Examples of the offers include (but excitingly are not limited to):
6 x Mulberry Effie tote bags
reduced from £750 to £375

5 x Panasonic 55” 4K TVs
reduced from £1799 to £1099

5 x Michael Kors Runway Chronograph watch
reduced from £229 to £114.50

30 x Hugo Boss London men’s wallet
reduced from £99 to £42.50

5 x Belstaff women’s Sammy Miller Jacket
reduced from £495 to £247.50

6 x Paul Smith men’s military jacket
reduced from £295 to £147.50

20 x Ralph Lauren boy’s puffa jacket
reduced from £145 to £72.50

20 x Kenzo L’Eau Originalle 30ml
reduced from £39 to £18.50

So if you want a piece of the action, then sharpen your elbows, set your alarm clock and get your sweatbands ready, you’re gonna need them.

Pixie x

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BCharmd Blogger Event

I was recently invited to a Blogger event at BCharmd, a cute little jewellery boutique in Newcastle, I’d heard of the brand, but never actually visited the store so was curious to find out more.

I decked myself out in a Giles Gothic Victoriana blouse, as modelled by Kendal on the LFW FW15 runway, paired it with a Year One leather skirt and Chanel boots and bag, tucked my hair into my collar and off I fled.

The boutique, situated on Shakespeare Street, just South of our famous Monument, is small and cosy with a light airy feel.  With a feature central island and wall fixtures, it’s easy to navigate and the great thing is, unlike so many other jewellery boutiques, the products are accessible - you can, and are actively encouraged, to pick them up and try them on.

I’m greeted with champagne on arrival and introduced to the boutique owner and Creative Director, Stephanie Milburn who not only designs the jewellery herself, but also makes a lot of it in her secret workshop below the boutique.  She’s actually developed and patented a sliding fastener which can be used to lengthen or shorten a necklace or bracelet to give a completely different look each time you wear it - not just a pretty face this one.

BCharmd actually has a pretty cute back story, let me set the scene:

It was 2009 in the coastal town of Tynemouth….

Back to the boutique itself, the cool white and grey colour scheme lets the jewellery do the talking and boy does it talk, clever lighting highlights and reflects just the right amount of sparkle and glass cabinets and mirrors are polished to perfection to create a beautiful environment in which to showcase the products.  There are some great gift ideas and some great interchangeable pieces which can be mixed an matched.  Shop Girl Lindsey Crawford demonstrates the twist and stack technique like a pro on a range of necklaces which can be worn in several different ways.  Lindsey tells me it’s about maximising use and getting the most out of a piece of jewellery and I certainly get that.

With the boutique right in the centre of town, it’s well hidden enough that you might never have heard of it, but so well placed that you can’t miss it.  So if you like a bit of sparkle and you haven’t yet been then I’d urge you to check it out, the staff are friendly and approachable and the boutique has a warm atmosphere, you’re bound to find something you love in there - I know I did.  Plus, you’ll be supporting local North East business and getting something relatively unique - what’s not to love?

I was gifted some beautiful jewellery by Stephanie and the team at BCharmd to wear to a fashion show and couldn’t believe how many compliments I got in just that one night so huge thanks to BCharmd for surprising me with that, you guys rock!

BCharmd is having a Champagne Christmas Party this weekend and you’re invited!  Its an all day event on Saturday November 21st 10am - 6pm so there’s never been a more perfect time to get in and check out the cutest little jewellery store that’s right under your nose.

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Maybe I’ll see you there this weekend, I have a big Christmas party coming up and I could do with an injection of quirky sparkle….

Pixie x