Hubby and I found ourselves in the highly unusual position of both having the same couple of days off in the middle of the week last week – our work schedules mean this NEVER happens, so we needed to make the most of it! We decided to escape for one night to a rural retreat we’d fancied for a while. It’s a hotel in the Cotswolds which is set in a huge estate of fields and woodlands – it has some normal rooms, but also the option to sleep in the loveliest “shepherd’s hut” style cabins on the side of a hill in the woods. Naturally, we opted for one of those!
It was just lovely – the huts are tiny but they have log burners and super cosy beds, and minute but perfectly adequate bathrooms. There was torrential rain the whole time we were there, but that really added to the cosy feel, and the rain cleared the next morning so we got to see the spectacular views across the valley from our little hillside perch. It was just such a lovely one-night getaway and a real treat for a Tuesday. Roll on Christmas now!Meanwhile work is crazy busy and all the big brands are now showcasing their huge Christmas offerings. There are two amazing Today’s Special Value offers coming up at the weekend. First, if you love make-up don’t miss the collection from Laura Geller on Saturday 18th. It contains their hugely popular Baked Balance-n-Glow foundation, Baked Blush-n-Brighten, an eye shadow duo, an INKredible waterproof gel eyeliner, a GlamLASH mascara and a lipstick, all in a beautiful gift box and at a frankly crazy price.And then Sunday 19th is for Decleor fans. Their festive offering has face and body covered, with body milk, hand cream, night balm, micellar oil and moisturiser, but the star of the show is the new and improved version of the multi-award winning Aromessence Iris. The new Aromessence Lavandula Iris oil serum is a new super-serum for mature skin, designed to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as helping to refine those facial contours. It has a wonderful, calming yet uplifting fragrance – serenity in a bottle!
I’ll be working all weekend so am very much looking forward to bringing you some great gift shows. I’ve finally started my Christmas shopping now – if you haven’t, I hope we can inspire you and also help you save some pennies!
Love Jackie x