Beauty Lovers Christmas Gift Guide 

The best time of year is almost here, Christmas. As the big day approaches you’re likely looking for some gifts for your friends, family and significant other. Amor Magazine has rounded up the best beauty gifts you should be giving this Christmas.

Magnitone London Vibra-Sonic Facial Brush is the ideal gift for the people in your life that like to take care of their skin. It’s a daily deep-cleansing brush with sonic oscillations and pulsed vibrations to get deep into your skin to leave it feeling clean and happy. It removes make-up, excess oils and dead skin cells with your favourite products.

It comes with two different brush heads, one for cleansing and one for massaging the skin. There are two stylish limited editions available for this Christmas, Rose Gold and Serenity Blue. It’s available for £90.00 at https://www.magnitone.co.uk

Aromatherapy Associates London has gift sets ideal for everyone. The ‘Time to Unwind’ set is perfect for someone who needs a little bit of a break and some me-time. It’s specifically designed to help you unwind after an intense workout or spending too much time in one position at work.

The gift set contains:

  • 1 x 150 special edition De-Stress Muscle Gel
  • 1 x 13ml De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Gel
  • 1 x 20ml De-Stress Body Oil

They will give your loved one and their aching muscles the care they need. The products include Rosemary, Black Pepper, Lavender and Ginger which is a combination that only smells amazing but allows your body to truly relax. It’s available for £38.00 from https://www.aromatherapyassociates.com

The Natalia Nicholson Inspirational gifts have some beautiful luxury scented soy wax vegan candles, ideal for anyone you care about in your life.

Each candle comes in a sleek and stylish gift box and inside it holds a rose gold candle, with a glass cover. With an inspirational quote, it’s a unique gift you won’t find anywhere else.

There are several different candles to choose from so you can pick one which will suit any style and person.

The vegan soy wax has great environmental benefits and a variety of other advantages, they last longer and are biodegradable.

They cost £20.00 from https://www.nninspirationalgifts.com

Jewellery is a great gift to get for the people in your life you really want to treat. Jewellery Box https://www.jewellerybox.co.uk has something for everyone, including some festive pieces too. The high quality, dainty and beautiful packaging makes them ideal to pop under the tree this Christmas.

The sterling silver 18 inch Rudolph reindeer necklace £7.55

Sterling silver hook & eye bangle £13.25

Rose Gold Dipped Sterling Silver Snowflake stud earrings £6.8

Yardley Gift Sets English Rose Eau De Toilette & Body Spray Collection are a great gift for those who love floral scents. The light fragrance with sparkling citrus, rose top notes and warm notes make it smell wonderful on the skin. The gift set is available for £10.00 from https://www.yardleylondon.co.uk

If you’re looking to buy a loved one the perfect fragrance this Christmas, Art De Parfum has a range of elegant and sophisticated scents which make a wonderful gift. The scents are unusual and creative so if you’re looking to impress Art De Parfum is the place to look.

With scents such for both men and women, our personal favourites are the Gin and Tonic Cologne, with a fresh, clean and unique scent as well as the Sea Foam which base notes of sea salt and top notes of bergamot it smells like you’re truly near the ocean. Visit https://artdeparfum.com to find a fragrance for your loved one.

What are you gifting this year? Tweet us! @AmorMagazineUK


Lupita Nyong’o Calls Out Grazia For Photoshopping Her Hair

“There is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture.”

Award-Winning Actress Lupita Nyong’o spoke out on Instagram and called out Grazia UK for Photoshopping her hair in the cover of the November 2017 edition of the magazine.

She spoke out on Instagram along with a frame of the cover. She claims that the magazine smoothed her hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like and expressed her disappointment in the magazine.

She wrote:

“As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture. #dtmh

What do you think of this? Tweet us @AmorMagazineUK


Woman Crush Wednesday: Grace Victory

Our #WCW this week is Award Winning Vlogger and TV Presenter, Grace Victory.

Grace is well-known as ‘the internet’s big sister’ – she shares her life and is open about her own personal problems on her blog and her Youtube channel.

She openly speaks about depression, personal battles, eating disorders and is a role model for many young people. She shares her strengths and weaknesses with her followers which makes her so loveable and relatable.

Grace announced her debut book ‘No Filter’ which hit the shelves on 17th July.

Amor asked her a few questions about her journey:

What inspired you to write a book?

“It was definitely to inspire other people not to give up. I believe all the difficult stuff I’ve been through is for a higher purpose and that higher purpose is to help people. If one woman reads my book and it helps her to keep going, then my job is done.”

Your content as a whole is very open and honest, do we find out even more in ‘NO FILTER’?

“I definitely go way deeper into things in ‘No Filter’. It’s 80,000 words of honesty from my childhood, secrets and difficult things I have never spoken about online.”

Did you have any struggles whilst writing the book?

“The only real struggle I had was writing the chapter called ‘I own my body not you’. It was the first time I had openly spoken about something that happened to me (outside of therapy) and it was very daunting. Even when you’ve processed trauma, it can be very difficult opening up and talking about it, however I did it to help people who may have experienced the same thing.”

Is a book tour on the cards?

“Yes. I’m doing a signing in London and one in Manchester this month and I’m super excited to meet people. I’ll also be at The Curve Fash Fest with Waterstones.”

Can you give us a sneak peak into any stories you may tell?

“I talk about the time I flashed Daniel Radcliffe my knickers!”

What’s next for you?

“I have two more book ideas. A Netflix series idea I’m working on, as well some very exciting campaigns that I’ll be announcing soon.”

You can find Grace on Twitter and Instagram @GraceFVictory 

Grace Victory’s book NO FILTER is published by Headline and is out now in hardback, priced £14.99

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