Editor’s Letter November | PLUS Giveaway!

Win beauty advent calendar

At the end of each month I started introducing five happy things from that month, I really enjoyed reflecting on the month and looking forward to the one ahead. So with that in mind I’ve now decided to give it a bit of a revamp and at the beginning of each month I’ll be bringing you my ‘Editor’s Letter’, a bit like they do in every magazine that you’re familiar with. I’ll be going over some highlights from the month, favourite products and bringing you any exciting news and who knows what your way!

Win beauty advent calendar

Without further ado this month’s letter kicks off with a brand new product launch. The colder nights are here and what do we all need ladies? Tights of course. Heist are a new hosiery brand with tights that have no seams and come in a low waistband style , high waistband and both 30 and 50 denier options. I tried out the 50 denier high waistband and they are absolutely a dream to wear, none of that pulling up nonsense. The waistband gave me that extra support around the tummy and no more annoying seams and just a really fantastic fit. The packaging is also lovely with black boxes and tissue paper. Prices start from £19.

If you feel like your dreams need to be a reality, then check out the Cointreau Creative Crew, a new project offering one lucky woman entrepreneur the chance to win £20,000 to help fund their creative dreams. I attended an event with Laetitia Casta and Cointreau at the Hotel Cafe Royal to launch the project, which was a brilliant evening filled with lots of Cointreau Fizz cocktails which I will most definitely be making at home!

Last month I also spoke to Dr.Om of OM skincare where she shared her top tips for your skin in the colder months, some really useful tips and a must check out new skincare brand. I’ve also been styling up some of Yumi’s autumn/winter collection, with this gold dotted metallic shirt a favourite.

To celebrate my first ‘Editor’s Letter’ this month’s letter ends with a Christmas Giveaway! Yes Christmas is just two months away,so make sure to check out the first of my Christmas gift guides, with lots of gift ideas ‘For Her’ and look out for ‘For Him’ coming this week. But gifts aside I have a gift for you!

Beauty advent calendars are the best way to countdown to Christmas this December so I am giving you the chance to win this fun-filled Bomb Cosmetics advent calendar,shown above. All you have to do is enter via any of the entry ways on Rafflecopter (I’ve left them open so enter as many as you’d like). The giveaway will run from today Monday 2nd November until Monday 16th November and one winner will be chosen at random and notified.

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  • Tracy K Nixon

    This Advent calendar looks great! Thank you!

  • Janet

    Oh this looks fab! My stepdaughter would move into Lush if she could!

  • Natalie

    Thank you! I love these beauty advent calendars!!

  • Martina Evans

    Thanks for the Fab Giveaway, the Advent calendar looks and sounds fabulous! x

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    This is lovely!

  • Louise Lumsden

    I can’t get over the price of the Jo Malone one!!!! be lovely to recieve as a gift though wouldn’t it, they all would

    • I know, I love them!

  • Sara Goodhind

    This is a great giveaway. Thank you!

  • Rebecca Cusick

    Love to win this advent calendar! The beauty ones always look fab x

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    What a fun way to the run up to Christmas

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    Fingers crossed!

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    Always wanted a proper advent calendar! :)

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    Lovely prize. It would be nice to have an advent calendar for me this year :)

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    Thankyou for the chance! I love Bomb Cosmetics – the best bath bombs!

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    Thank you! :)

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    Great prize, better than the usual advent calendars!

  • Amazing!

    Just entered.

    Jabeen x


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    Amazing prize – I have come over all Christmassy :)

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    Love your blog and YouTube , thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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    wow this is amazing, and would be great since I’m on a diet :)

  • I saw those Heist tights in Emerald Street a few days ago and was really curious! Glad to see that they live up to the hype!

    • Yeah they are really good, was very impressed! x

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    would love to win this thankyou

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    Love to win for my daughter

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    Thanks for the chance, a lovely giveaway x

  • ooh – am loving the Yumi shirt – may have to tip off Mr B for my upcoming birthday!!

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    I’ve yet to try their products so winning this would be perfect.

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    This would be a wonderful gift for my daughter who is at Uni!

  • Gorgeous prize thank you

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  • Karen Hurse.

    Thank You Paula ♥

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    I love how many twists on Advent Calendars exist nowadays!

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    Fab giveaway, thank you x

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    thanks for this chance

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    So much better for me than chocolate! thanks for the giveaway.

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    Fingers crossed in winning this prize, it would be amazing! x

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    Great blog post! Lots of interesting things and I’m currently drooling over the ‘gifts for her’ link x

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    Great idea – I’d love to win

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    Five happy things about the month sounds interesting.

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  • They are great! If you fancy getting a pair you can get £5 off with code ‘Paula&Friends’

  • Rosie Wilcock

    What a fantastic prize, I’ve been looking to treat myself to a cosmetic advent so this would be perfect to win, fingers crossed and thanks for the opportunity

  • Sue Nicholl

    I’d love to give my daughter a very special Advent – she swear she’s to old for chocolate Advents now xx

  • i wilson

    Hi Paula – love this trend for ‘grown-up’ advent calendars. This one from Bomb Cosmetics looks amazing.

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    would love this!

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    oh wow! I have never had a beauty advent calendar before and this looks fab!! My twin babies due on Christmas day too and this would be amazing xx

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    Thanks for the Fab Giveaway! Fingers Crossed x

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    Wow this would be amazing, the tights sound like a dream.

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    This looks so cute! I love it already. :) Fingers crossed!

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    Great Prize!

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    I asked my hubby for an advent last year and he went to every shop to find one and they was all sold out he was out for about 4 hours the poor thing. would love to win this.

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    Fantastic prize!!

  • Hannah Ingham

    Fab giveaway! :)

  • I’ve just recently discovered your blog Paula and I am so glad that I did! :) I’ll definitely be catching up with your posts today and bookmarking some for a rainy day too!
    What a fantastic giveaway as well!

    Ellis – http://www.ellistuesday.com

    • Thanks Ellis, so glad you enjoy it! Always nice to hear!


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    • Kinder egg calendar sounds awesomeeee! x

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    Would love to win this for my daughter who has just started uni..but not too old for an advent calendar!

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