Christmas Gift Idea: Beauty Feet – Review and Giveaway

We spend a lot of time on our feet, but they are one of the parts of the body that is most neglected when it comes to giving ourselves a little TLC. Wearing uncomfortable shoes, walking around in bare feet, it has to be said that our feet are not always treated the best and this can lead to hard, dry and rough skin, particularly on the heels.

The SockShop have come up with a rather brilliant, pain free solution in the form of its Beauty Feet socks. These are socks that have a heel pad, that is also an active nourishing pad, containing a patented nourishing formula, a closely guarded Chinese Herbal recipe and Nano-silver. They say:-

Making your feet beautiful is now as easy as pulling on a pair of socks!

The great thing about these socks is that they are very wearable and perfect for everyday wear. They come in classic black which makes them a great work wear, trouser sock. They are also not too thick, so they can be worn with your smartest heeled boots as well as with Uggs and Wellies when it gets very cold.


In terms of effectiveness, 92% of people saw a marked improvement in the appearance of their feet. It is best to give the socks between 7-14 days to completely revive your heels.  The socks work best when you wear them for at least 8 hours a day and are machine washable and remain effective for at least 300 washes.

Beauty Feet would make a great stocking filler, but if you want to try them before Christmas, you can enter the competition below to win.

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Stylish Sleepwear from Hunkemöller

Hunkemöller is a name that I have only just become familiar with, but it is actually one of the largest lingerie specialists in Europe. A luxurious treasure trove of lingerie, leisure and sleepwear, Hunkemöller designs its products in house, and has a focus on quality and luxury when it comes to its designs and fabrics used. Currently supermodel Doutzen Kroes is a face of the brand with the range ‘Doutzen’s Stories’ which is sure to be very popular this Christmas, but the brand is so much more than sexy, sensuous undies, it also has sleepwear that is both beautiful to look at and comfortable to wear, plus it all comes boxed in such a way that it would be a thrill opening it on Christmas morning,

I was recently asked if I would like to review a piece of sleepwear from Hunkemöller. Now, I do have a few rules when it comes to sleepwear. The first is that I am most definitely a PJ girl, I rarely wear a nightdress as I find them impractical and uncomfortable – when it’s warm in Summer I just wear a vest top instead. I also like jersey fabrics or stretch cotton – I am a fairly restless sleeper so my pjs need to move with me, rather than tying me in knots. Crisp cotton is cool and stylish, but it doesn’t move when I do and I have ruined so many pairs of pyjamas by ripping them when I was not sleeping well. But even saying all this, I do like prettiness rather than cute prints.

The Limited edition Pyjamaset Modal lace is a beautiful two piece set that successfully combines luxury softness and style with practical stretch fabric (viscose and elastane) that makes it super comfortable to wear.

It combines a beautiful lace and jersey style top, with adjustable back straps, a lace bodice with an empire line style. The top is slightly longer in length than usual pyjama tops, which should stop in riding up when you are asleep. The V neckline is attractive, especially if you are a woman with a larger bust. This is teamed with long length pyjama bottoms that are loose fitting and have an elasticated waistline.

This limited edition pyjama set comes in classic black, but also in coloured options in red and blue. If, like me, you like to have new pyjama’s at Christmas, this could be a perfect gift idea for a loved one, or for yourself, and will certainly look more glam on those Christmas morning photographs than Primark fleecy efforts.


Christmas Gift Ideas: The Golden Ticket

Christmas can have a tough lead up if you are unsure of what to give to different people. So, over the next month I am going to be giving you lots of gift ideas for men, woman and children, hopefully covering all bases and all tastes. Today I am starting with a wonderful personalized gift from Wonderbly, who you may already know from their ‘Lost my Name‘ series of books.

Wonderbly books place your child at the centre of the action and story, they are personalised and can also feature images like your home to make the book even more unique. The latest adventure from Wonderbly is very familiar to anyone who is a fan of Roald Dahl. It is called ‘My Golden Ticket’ and takes the reader on a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, putting your child into the role of Charlie Bucket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The book is beautiful and makes the personalisation suitable for older readers. It has lots of things that make it of interest to an older, independent reader, with maps, instructions, song lyrics and experiments that are all illustrated with wonderful pictures that are both informative and funny. If your child loved the original Roald Dahl stories, they will be sure to fall in love with this book.

Another aspect of this book which makes it a perfect gift idea is that the personalisation extends to a personal message to the recipient.  This can be a message from Mom and dad to their child, or a message to any relative or friend. The book also has a bookplate in the form of a journal where your child’s name is also printed.


Fostering a love of books and reading is always a good thing, and there is no better way to get your child involved in reading than by having them actually in the story as a character. The Golden Ticket allows this in a wonderfully creative way,