I’m a big fan of UK beauty brand Baylis & Harding and my home is adorned with its soaps and bath products. Not only do the products have a luxury feel, but they are so affordable and beautifully designed. Consequently, this is a beauty label that is often my go-to for unique gift ideas, especially at Christmas.
This year, I have been taken by this Midnight Fig & Pomegranate Clutch Bag Gift Set, currently £7.50 (an amazing half price offer) at Tesco. The red-velvet backed clutch bag (love) is adorned with sequins and can be used as a handy evening clutch or glittering make-up bag. Inside, are three products to pamper which are ideal for the party season.
All scented with a fruity fig and pomegranate fragrance, first is a Luxury Shower Gel, which leaves skin feeling gently cleansed, while the Hand and Body Lotion soothes and nourishes hands and limbs (perfect for post-showering). The Body Spritz, meanwhile, can be spritzed while on the go, to refresh throughout the day or evening.
Another one of my finds, which makes for a pretty stocking filler this year, is this Beauticology Special Delivery Red Bath Time Fun Fizzers Set, £8, from Tesco and Amazon.
Wrapped up like glittering snowballs, you drop one of the bath fizzers in your tub – the tube contains four – and then all you have to do is to lie back to soak up the aromas and skin-softening formula.
The bright crimson-and-white, stripy design reminds me of classic imagery of Christmases past – reminiscent of fairy-tale-like drum designs from the Nutcracker or similar. Each bath fizzer cleanses skin and is fragranced in either ‘Candy Cane’ – a sweet, gourmand scent – or Peppermint Swirl – which has citrus notes.
*This review is based on press samples