Fragrance From Monsoon and Accessorize

Perfume is still one of the most popular and glamorous gifts that you can give and receive at Christmas, It is also one of the most expensive, especially if you chose to give the more concentrated Eau De Parfum. Fortunately, the Christmas Monsoon and Accessorize have fulfilled your fragrance needs with two new launches that smell amazing, look beautiful and are very, very affordable.

Monsoon Rose Gold

Monsoon’s offering is Rose Gold, a stunning confection that looks super glamorous and smells amazing.

It has top notes of sparkling lemon, soft fruit and ozonic scents, layered with velvety rose, tuberose, neroli and cyclamen, and underpinned with base notes of Eastern woods, vanilla, mosses, musk and balsamic amber. Amber and Musk make this a deep, grown up fragrance that has long lasting appeal and will stay in place throughout the day.

The packaging is a stylish mix of a white display style box with rose gold embossed writing and elements. The soft rose gold colour of the Eau De Parfum means that this will look super pretty on a dressing table, having a bottle with a slight vintage feel and a pretty geometric designed lid.

Because this is Eau De Parfum you could be expecting to pay in the region of £60 for this type of fragrance, but this is a very affordable £35 for a 100ml size bottle. It would make a great gift idea for anyone who likes Dior fragrances – think Miss Dior Cherie as a counterpoint.

Accessorize LoveLily

Another fabulous gift idea, Accessorize LoveLily is a fruity fragrance that could well appeal to younger woman due to the light, zesty fragrance. Lovelily has notes of raspberry, orange, jasmine and sweet vanilla, which gives this a delicious scent that works well for both day and evening wear.

Once again it comes in a striking box, this one is hot pink covered in floral print, and the bottle itself is a real showstopper with a beautiful flower lid that is really eye catching and will leave you giving this pride of place on your dressing table. If you like fragrances like NYC by Sarah Jessica Parker, Lovelily will definitely appeal to you, and with the price of £19 for a 75ml bottle, this could be the answer to so many of your Christmas gift dilemmas.

Do you have a signature scent?



Wild Science Perfume Factory – Making Science Fun.

Science is one of those subjects that notoriously finds it hard to attract admirers. I don’t mind admitting I hated it at school, and my little boy Joe now states it is his worst subjects, and that he hates Thursday because this is Science day. Clearly it is having a bad rap, so anything that makes it more interesting and fun has to be a good thing. Which is why the Wild Science Kits from Flair are such a fabulous idea.

The Perfume Factory is perfect for anyone with an interest in creating their own scents and pot pourri. It comes with all the equipment and ingredients to create your own signature scent and even has a lovely little glass bottle in case you want to present on of your creations as a gift. The set has 5 small bottles for experimenting with different scent combinations, which you can create by extracting and blending your own formulas. The set comes with an array of real base notes and top notes just like real perfumes are made.

You can also create perfumed Ruby Gel Pot Pourri with this kit as a red colouring and crystals are also included. All the equipment fits very neatly into the pink storage unit which means you do not have to keep putting everything back into the box after each use. This is a fabulous way to promote real science by making it fun and creative, and also putting it into a real life concept with a very desirable end product – who doesn’t love perfume?

The instructions are easy to use and follow, and also include details and information on how to do a patch test with each new fragrance. Even though the kit is recommended for children aged 8+, adult supervision is still recommended with this toy.


This kit is just lovely, a great gift idea at £14.99, and currently available at Smyths Toys.

Global Science Challenge

If you think you could create a science kit like the perfume factory, then the Global Science Challenge is made for you.

The Wild! Science Global Science Challenge is giving families (2 adults and 2 children) everywhere the chance to win:


  • A trip to Orlando Florida,
  • Entry to Disney World,
  • Accomodation t a 5-star resort for 7 days
  • Care hire for 7 days
  • A full set of Wild Science products
  • Entry to the Kennedy Space Centre to meet a real astronaut!

How to enter:

  1. Buy a Wild! Science Kit and send a receipt copy with your online application
  2. Design and create an awesome new Wild! Science Kit
  3. Write and illustrate a basic instruction book to show other kids how to use your awesome Wild! Science Kit.

Click on the badge below for more details on how to enter.


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It is a statement of fact that we are doing more and more of our shopping online. And, whereas at one time we would maybe just order the odd thing on the internet, we know seem to do all of our shopping there, from the weekly food shop, to our Christmas shopping, and just about everything else in between. So today I am turning my attention to our health, bath and body needs with a look at one of the best online chemists online,

My most recent haul

My most recent haul is owned and operated by Frontline Healthcare Ltd, and is a third generation, family run business that has been operating for over 75 years. It has high expertise and experience when it comes to medication and health advice, and says:-

“With all our combined experience, we are able to offer the best advice and the best products to our customers worldwide. Our business only sources products from major UK pharmaceutical distributors to ensure the highest quality, safety and standards. Our business is regulated by the General Pharmacy Council and was co-founded by our current superintendent pharmacist.”

Family products

Family products

In addition to medicine and health products, also sells a wide range of bath and beauty products which include some great Christmas gift ideas, in particular, competitively priced fragrances for both Men and Women. (I would definitely recommend the Elizabeth Arden buys.).  They also sell the products that you may feel a little embarrassed about discussing and buying in your local chemist, especially on a busy day.

Pressies for me!

Pressies for me!

Gifts for the Hubby

Gifts for the Hubby

I have to say I am really impressed with the service offers. They sell all the well known brands that my family use at competitive prices, along with gorgeous premium brands like Elizabeth Arden, Victoria’s Secret, Eucerin, Bio Oil and Mavala. I like the convenience of having my choices delivered to my door, and love the fact that samples are added to the parcel enabling me to try new products for free. If you are yet to try out an online chemist service, I would recommend you take a look at

Free samples in my latest parcel

Free samples in my latest parcel