Can you believe that we are 3 Friday’s away from Christmas? It’s so scary how fast this year has gone but I actually cannot wait to see the back of it. It’s been a really bad year for me so 2018, I’m hoping, will be a lot better. With the amount of Christmas events going on, I’m going to find it really difficult to not want to spend loads of money on stuff for me! I have decided to go for a more traditional theme this year with my red, white and green decorations and I am pretty pleased with how my house is looking so far.
With Christmas come the events and although I don’t usually cover events as I go to so many (not bragging, just being honest) I thought I’d share two events that I have been to that definitely have stood out for me, in terms of the products available. The first, Selfridges and the second, Debenhams. Two of my favourite department stores, the Christmas selection does not disappoint.
Starting with Selfridges, and to really get me in the Christmas spirit, I was invited down to the press breakfast at the newly refurbished Manchester Hall and the Masons dining room. Decked out in traditional Christmas colours, Selfridges is celebrating England this year with its red, blue and green colour scheme. A delicious breakfast was laid on whilst we browsed the different areas of sales; Home, food, Beauty, kids and fashion. From Balmain to Valentino, I found some beautiful pieces that would only be a dream with my pay packet – but a girl can dream can’t she! It was the Beauty section that I really wanted to see, and I also got chance to catch up with Rose from Mixed Gems Beauty. It’s been about 3 years since I’ve seen her so it was so lovely to catch up.
This year, the Selfridges exclusives are incredible. From the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Masterclass to the Tom Ford Boys and Girls set, the NARS Man Ray Collection and the new Atelier perfume set, there’s a lot of product that have gone straight into my wish list. I also had chance to look at the most wanted Diptyque advent calendar and the little trinkets such as Prosecco Pong for Boxing Day festivities. The Selfridges website has all the Beauty exclusives online as well as all the little treats, trinkets and treasures to make Christmas special. I also got to meet Santa, and I actually think it was the real one!
Debenhams is one of my go to stores for the vast selection of brands that it has to offer. Not only is the Beauty hall extensive but the offer weekends make spending a lot lighter on the purse. Whilst at the Great John Street Townhouse, I spotted some gorgeous homeware including these beautiful Christmas cups, perfect for hot chocolate, as well as the cutest unicorn hand warmers, hot water bottle and eye mask. So me! I also found a Number 1 by Jenny Packham dress that I need to own.
Debenhams has been my first port of call for my Christmas decoration shopping and with the 4 for 3 offer, I got £70 worth of decorations for £56! Everything I spotted fit my theme and I have chosen some of the cutest decorations ever! In fact, I could have spent double the amount on the stunning glass ornaments and cute little hanging decorations.
With Christmas feeling like it is literally around the corner, I’m feeling a little excited to think that I’m just over 2 weeks time, my house will be like a winter wonderland with all the presents under the tree. Well, except the presents as I haven’t bought any just yet!
Thanks for having me Selfridges and Debenhams and for getting me into the spirit of Christmas!
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