Christmas 2021 Day Five

By Jo Phillips

It’s the holiday season; the air is crisp and cold and the snow has arrived. It’s the time of year for seeing loved ones, gifting, and the odd drink or three. We also do love to dress up and put on our best outfits including a great pair of heels or a soft leather-soled shoe. But be careful out there with much merriment and slippery shoes don’t get caught out carrying all those gifts whilst a bit ‘sqiffie’ and slip on the ice, therefore, dropping all those divine presents. Just in case you need a little inspiration why not check out our twelve days of Christmas 2021 and here is Day Five.

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Shoot 6: Left to right. First is Faustino I Gran Reserva, it includes Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, the three classic Rioja grape varieties. Graciano provides a very lively colour and high acidity; Mazuelo flavour and abundant tannin, both together with Tempranillo are the perfect coupage for long ageing wines. True to Rioja, true to its origins. Following this, we have the navy and burgundy, Jimmy Cho Boot. Next, Stefan Cooke’s Black Panelled leather Oxford shoes from Matches Fashion are shaped to a rounded-toe silhouette, inspired by old English school uniforms. Diptyque, Set of Three Holiday Scented Candles, Diptyque has created three candles resembling festive treasures. In coloured jars speckled with real gold, evoking the gemstones carnelian, malachite and lapis lazuli, each conveys Diptyque’s interpretation of an emblematic winter scent. Includes: Biscuit, Sapin/pine tree, and Flocon/snowflake. Next comes Jaguar ERA 100ml, bringing cutting-edge modernity to the fougère, a cool balance between energy-infused aromatic ingredients and robust woody notes. Then, Harry’s: Christmas Winston Gift Set, which includes, blade cartridges, Shave Gel, and a limited edition handle. Barbour Him fragrance 50ml, it transports you into the Scottish Woodlands, with the woody base notes of Cedar, Guiacwood and vetivert. This fragrance offers a masculine everyday essential.

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First is Jimmy Choo Man Eau de Toilette 50 ml and gel douche, aromatic and woody, on top.  In the heart, pink pepper and geranium are mixed with pineapple leaf, as a sign of originality. Finally, the fragrance unveils a print of patchouli, suede and ambery woods. Next, Element Herbology Vitality Complete Skincare Collection, the set includes: Vital Cleanse 100ml, Facial Glow Aha Radiance polish 50ml, Cell Nourish radiance serum 30ml, Vital Glow Resurfacing cream 50ml & Nutrition infusion Sheet mask 25g. Then, Skandinavisk Hibernate Giftset, hibernate with us in the forest, in the home, and in cosy bliss with this new giftset containing 3 mini scented candles of Swedish rapeseed wax and FSC-certified beechwood lids: Skog, Hygee, and Koto.

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Starting off, Coach New York For MenEau de Parfum and Shower gel. The parfum: complex and masculine, it opens with energetic notes of citrus and pear, which gives way to a warm burst of cardamom and coriander, before drying down to an earthy base of vetiver with hints of suede and ambergris. Next, Molten Brown London: Vintage With Elderflower Bath & Shower Gel, with top notes of grapefruit, mandarin and white currant. A heart of elderflower, coriander and petitgrain. A base of vetiver, tonka bean and ambergris.Then, Lalique White in Black Eau de Parfum 125 ml, In the light of darkness, everything becomes possible… It’s your story to write. Shanky’s Whip, a delicious Irish Tipple, a black whiskey liqueur made in Ireland using Irish Whiskey, and the natural flavours of cream and vanilla.

First is the anatomé The Art of Evening Skin A two boxed gift set made up of an evening skincare ritual that contains the Recovery + Sleep essential oil blend, organic Face Cleanser Balm, Revitalising + Hydrating Facial Toner Mist, Organic Ultra-Hydrating Face Moisturiser, Illuminating Avocado Face Oil, and a Jade Roller as well as the illuminating face oil Face cleanser balm. Lying down flat is the Sensory Retreat Devine glow self-heating face mask, these pampering masks help to encourage increased blood flow and circulation and can help to promote a healthier, natural glow. Facial muscles are relaxed, and senses soothed for a truly divine at-home spa experience. Next comes the Bvlgari man Terrae Essence gift set beautifully packaged and includes Eau de parfum 100ml  and Eau de parfum 15ml. Next comes the Blushing Act Skin Perfecting Powder by PUR and last but not least NEOM  organics London  De-Stress three-wick candle with soothing Lavender, Jasmine & Brazilian Rosewood.

If you enjoyed reading Christmas 2021 Day Four then why not read Day Six here. With thanks to Myles New