Christmas 2021 Day One

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 starting here with Day One.

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Shot 1: Left to right. On top of the boot is Acqua di parma Barbiere Scrub 75 ml, this exfoliating face scrub is characterised by a gentle formula containing a blend of high-quality oils and pumice granules. . Next we have the Loewe boots that are available from Matches Fashion. Loewe splices two shoe styles together resulting in these black moccasin ankle boots, handcrafted from matte and crocodile-effect leather with a chunky wedge sole. At the front, Acqua di parma Barbiere Styling Cream 75 g, the formula conditions the hair without weighing it down and creates a light hold that can be restyled several times during the day. Behind this, we have the Aqua di parma Grooming Cream 75 g, the natural hold conditions the hair while helping to eliminate fizziness and create a natural and delicate finish. Next is the Alexander McQueen crossbody bag beige canvas Mini Crossbody Bag with an embroidered Alexander McQueen signature. This bag can be worn across the body or over the shoulder using a leather strap. Resting on the side of the boot is the Acqua di parma Colonia 100ml, this iconic fragrance crafted from sunny Sicilian citrus fruits is an elegant and fresh embodiment of the best of Italy. With a citrusy floral heart from lavender and damask rose blend, the refined scent of this eau de cologne is rounded off with woody notes of vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli at the base. In the boot at the back is Equiano dark rum 70 cl, rich and deep flavours come from the barrels in which they tropically mature our liquid.

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Left to right. First, we have the Glow Wild Skin Care Duo, an organic day and night skin treat that is ideal for gifting. Next, Shanky’s Whip, a delicious Irish Tipple. It is a black whiskey liqueur made in Ireland using Irish Whiskey and has the natural flavours of cream and vanilla. The lightning bolt holds the Bad Boy Superstars by Carolina Herrera, 100 ml. Bad Boy is a fragrant expression of duality, reflecting the bold nature of the modern man. A complex journey for the senses, it combines notes of Black and White Pepper with the citric vibrancy of Italian green Bergamot. Finally, we have the Bee Bald 3-piece skincare kit, which includes Clean, Heal, & Smooth. Clean: gently refreshes and thoroughly cleanses. Heal: provides immediate, calming relief for shave related irritations. Smooth: tones, hydrates and moisturizes.

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Left to right. Starting off, Wear It and Be Happy: Clinique fragrance set has a hint of citrus, a wealth of flowers, and a mix of emotions. This feel-good fragrance interplays vibrant notes of grapefruit and bergamot with sensual Hawaiian wedding flower and spring mimosa for a scent that sparkles with sheer delight. Flower by Kenzo 50 ml, a floral musk feminine fragrance with an intimate, enveloping trail. With a slight shiver, Sicilian Lemons introduce a Bulgarian Rosewater that melts into a whisper of White Musk with hints of Vanilla. Next, is. 06 VODKA, French Vodka Rosé is made using an organic Rosé wine from Provence. On the nose, you discover an elegant and concentrated freshness with the aromas of strawberry. On the palate, you will discover a soft fruity finish with delicate floral notes and white peach. Lastly, the Winter Home Scenting set by The white company, a magical combination of spicy cinnamon, rich warming clove and fresh zesty orange, it just never fails to please.

If you enjoyed Christmas 2021 day One why not read Christmas 2021 Day Two Here