Baby’s Christmas Gift Guide

The time has come for a very special gift guide. It’s filled with gorgeous products, all handpicked by me to give a proverbial helping hand to those of you who are a little bit stuck with what to buy for a baby this Christmas. It’s 2017, so throw away that Argos catalogue and get a bit more fancy while keeping the great price. I’ve sorted this baby’s Christmas gift guide into three sections- fashion, skincare and playtime so that you are covered from all angles.


River Island

I was browsing the River Island site for ages looking at all the wonderful things. Of course these two picks are very suited to my monochrome baby theme but there are tonnes of vibrant and trendy pieces for baby boys and girls. I love how most of their items are virtually shrunk down adult clothes- there’s nothing I love more than dressing Alice how I imagine her style as she grows up into a young adult.


M&Co have the most amazing Christmas collection this year. These onesies are great for any baby’s first Christmas. Not your average in your face baby clothes, this duo says Merry Christmas in a cute and cuddly way!


Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees have a baby collection, and it’s brilliant! 100% natural and the collection features oils, lotions and ointments just perfect for a little busy bee. Wrap up some Burt’s Bees gifts for an extra special baby this year.


I’ve been using the Sebamed collection with Alice since day one so this comes highly recommended. The diaper rash cream works wonders, as does the shampoo and bubble bath when it’s wash time. Delicately fragrant and beautifully designed, Sebamed products are a top choice on my baby’s Christmas gift guide this Christmas.



I recently visited Nibbling at Westfield White City during their pop up Christmas shop. I was blown away by all the beautiful designs for teething babies- including jewellery for mummy! Baby will be so happy chomping away and you will be too knowing that they are safe to play with these mesmerising gifts.

JD Williams


JD Williams has a whole host of adorable things just perfect for baby’s first Christmas. Let them be entertained by this cute and cuddly dancing reindeer!

Let me know if you are looking for anything in particular for a baby’s first Christmas, I’ll be happy to chat over on my Twitter page to give you some more recommendations!

Saharasplash x

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My top five summer brands

My top five summer brands were a little hard to narrow down as you can imagine! It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty related post as I’ve been trying a huge amount of new and wonderful products over the past few months. Skin and hair changes caused by pregnancy mean that it is such a good time to be trying new things, and I’ve got a bunch of super products here that will have you set from head to toe!


Sebamed is a really unique brand that I discovered this year and has been so great. All the products (hair and skin) have a pH level of 5.5 to match the value of our own skin- how cool! This means that it can help to restore the body’s natural balance whether you have dry or greasy skin and hair types. I’ve definitely found the shampoo and conditioner a real treat to use, my hair and skin being much drier throughout my pregnancy journey.


I’m sure that you can name a huge list of products you have at home right now when it comes to skincare if you are anything like me. I go through quite a lot of cleansers, toners, and moisturisers as it is a part of my daily routine, and has been since I was about 18. However, I have never tried a range of products quite like the Bio-Essence 24K bio-gold range before. There’s something about opening a jar of cream to discover that it has little golden pieces inside! These break down and absorb into the skin as soon as you start a circular motion so don’t worry, you won’t be left with a golden face! These products stay on the skin for hours and help it feel radiant and glowy.

Dorco Eve 6

I had grown tired of using the same old disposable razors and was ready to try something a bit different. Dorco razors have introduced their first female razor- the Dorco Eve 6- to their collections so I wanted to give this a try. The pack comes with the handle and 8 replacement blades, not to mention the packaging was stunning! I’m a sucker for great presentation so I loved opening the big box to discover little boxes inside.


Now this may not be in your average beauty blogger’s makeup up station, but this has literally been a lifesaver this summer. I’ve never had any issue with dry or cracked nipples before, but this little gem has sorted everything out after only a few weeks of usage. I cannot recommend this highly enough, pregnant or not, if you have sore or chaffed nips!

Pro Blo

Lastly we come to this brush duo from Pro Blo. I discovered the brand after getting involved with an FBL Twitter chat and was kindly sent these products. I love the concept of the interchangeable heads, and the big roller brush makes it so easy to blowdry my hair. The smaller brush is so handy for separating my hair into sections with its super fab pointy end. If you’re in need of some great new hair tools then give these guys a try!

Thanks so much for reading about my top five summer brands. Let me know if you’re going to be trying any of these products out to freshen up your beauty routine!

Saharasplash x

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