Christmas countdowns for adults have gotten a whole lot more exciting over the past few years with the popularity of advent calendars for grownups.
If you don’t fancy waking up to a new choccie treat behind the window each morning, there’s a variety of beauty advent calendars providing some fabulous incentives to coax you out of bed in anticipation on cold winter mornings.
I love this, mainly because the amount of selfies I take on a night out is getting ridiculous. But when there’s hours of fun to be had with filters that have become like friends, then I say you have to respect the power of the simple but effective selfie.
I’m glad Selfridges agree – this selfie slogan makeup bag is one for every selfie-snapping girl’s Christmas list:
I’m a little bit in love with Anaid. Pointed black suede court shoes, embellished with metallic star-shape sequins that were made for sparkling under a spotlight. At 4 inches, these Isabel Marant shoes may be too high for me to walk in but I will point and stare in awe. And wait for the onslaught of slightly smaller-heeled and more affordable high street copies.
Isabel Marant Anaid Embellished Court Shoe, £465, Selfridges
It’s not often I get excited about a nail varnish launch, but this one is an exception.
As seen on fashion’s favourite clotheshorse, Alexa Chung, Nails Inc’s leather-look nail varnish with crystal skulls appeals to anyone with a bit of bad girl in them. And I know there’s lots of us out there…
It certainly looks to tick all my top trend boxes – leather, skulls, black, sparkly – but at £19 per set, I do hope it’s not an overpriced novelty that fails to live up to expectation.
The polish promises to be glossy on application but dries to a chic, textured leather-look finish.
Included in the set are four sparkly skull embellishments, begging to add some bling to your fingertips.
My only fault on inspection is – why not have more skulls? I like the idea of having a skull for each nail, but maybe I’m being greedy.
Available from Nails Inc’s website and Selfridges, this is the perfect Christmas present to myself. Let’s hope I’m not disappointed when I unwrap the goods!
Nails Inc Leather and Skulls Set, £19, Nails Inc and Selfridges