I’m so incredibly excited to share this post from the Zoella Winter Wonderland event I attended in London a few weeks ago with my fellow Bournemouth blogging friend Brogan. And as we have officially made it into autumn it seemed the perfect time for me to share this stunning collection with you all. I know for sure that it will make you long for cosy nights in with a hot chocolate in hand whilst pampering to your hearts content.
This is one of several Zoella beauty and lifestyle collections and it truly gets better and more epic every single season. I’m also in such awe of how Zoe and the team put together such a magical event that makes you escape into a true cosy paradise. Last year it was the Zoella apartment and this year a beautiful period hall in London adorned with fairy lights, a snow globe full of fake snow and various alpine details. And so, for now, enough chat and here’s what treats you will find this season.
One of my favourite things from the home range was the Cosy Vibes mug. Just the name alone conjures up all sorts of lovely, wintery night in vibes, but the polka dot and teal design is also so understated and classy. To really bring together the autumnal, wintery theme of this collection there was a hot chocolate stand at the event where you could fill the mug to the brim with popping candy, marshmallows and so much more. Sadly I couldn’t trial this out, but my girl Brogan has some amazing photos of her epic hot chocolate!
As well as the mug, this collection sees sweet knitted socks alongside hot water bottles and eye masks. Everyone you could possibly need to escape the chill of winter.
Candles and Reed Diffusers
Now Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the warming scent of sweet gingerbread and that’s exactly what you get with the candle and reed diffuser line. The Festive Cookies candles is the perfect way to indulge in the delicious notes of freshly baked gingerbread cookies and creamy vanilla icing that are so synonymous with Christmas time. I have one of the reed diffusers from a previous collection in my studio and it still makes my whole surroundings sound divine so I’m extremely keen to make my whole existence smell like gingerbread from now until December!
If you’re after something slightly less sweet the ‘Cosy Christmas’ candle has your name all over it. With lush festive fragrances of winter spice and sweet cinnamon, it’s the perfect suits all scent everyone will love. And on a similar note (no pun intended) the final fragrance, ‘Christmas Clementine’ is packed with a fruity twist but with notes of clove to again, fill the air with an extra spice that will be the perfect accompaniment to the season of fruit and spice and all things nice.
I’ve been so lucky to receive such lovely bits from the Zoella Lifestyle stationery collection this year and it really is the perfect collection for writers, dreamers or business owners. I fall into all three categories really and I think Zoe has the same creative mind as I do in the way she thinks about organising her thoughts so this is something I’m so in love with.
One of my favourite things from this collection is the Bento box (of course I’m all about this Japanese inspiration) style set that has everything you could possibly dream of for on-the-go planning and writing. In fact, this would have been my dream set for school. I currently have this in my studio and the pad is so handy for making quick lists for on the go.
The goal sheets are also one of those essential products to have. I have something like this on my desk. To visualise my week on one sheet for me is far more productive than checking my phone each day or looking at my diary and the satisfaction for ticking things off a to-do-list is everything, am I right, or am I right?!
Last of all let’s take a look at the standout beauty part of the Christmas range: Snowella! This is my favourite thing from the collection, and as soon as I peeked my head around the corner as we entered the event, and caught a glimpse of the little white poof I was sold, sold, sold. I’m delighted to say the scent matches the adorable packaging. With notes of mint, cranberry, peony and pink pepper it’s a fresh, fruity fragrance that although has quintessential festive fragrance notes, has a floral sweetness that makes this ideal for everyday wear throughout the season. I really am so in love with this and I’ve been wearing it constantly since the day of the event.
Finally, because it’s important to take some much-needed time out to relax and unwind during the festive season you can also enjoy this scent as part of many lovely gift sets. The ‘Treasure Me’ gift collection is brimming with Snowella favourites to help you relax and unwind and is the ultimate present for any Zoella fan. But you can also enjoy this scent in a bubble bath (with matching cute white poof!), in a lotion, hand cream and lots more. I’m so happy Superdrug stock this range because it’s the perfect thing for Christmas presents for all ages. And I loved a Superdrug Christmas shop back when I was a teen!
But I want to finish this post by saying the warmest thank you ever to Zoe and her team for inviting me to events such as this. It’s incredible and special to not only witness everything in person, but it’s also so wonderful to meet people in the industry I don’t always get the chance to. I’d also like to say the biggest thank you to my friend Brogan (I’m sure, like me, you are already huge fans of her Youtube and weekly vlog series). It would have been an amazing day come rain or shine but to have you by my side and experience the magic together made it so special beyond words. And it made me so incredibly proud of you because spending time with you I’m constantly aware of just how dedicated you are to what you do and I cannot begin to explain how much that inspires me in turn. And the same goes for lots of other lovely ladies we met such as Jade Billington, Meg Says, Arabella Golby, Becca Rose and Scarlett London.
There’s this indescribable sense of inspiration at Zoe’s events and it really does radiate the room as well as the beautiful scents do. Because fundamentally, Zoe’s story is so very special, and it’s so important to remind us that we must keep dreaming, keep creating, and keep leading with our heart to get everything we want out of this life. When you witness collections like this in the flesh that must have started from seeds of inspiration, you get a sense for how deeply inspiring it is. You truly never, ever know where your passion can take you. So today, I urge you to be brave and wholeheartedly ambitious just like Zoe and all the above amazing ladies above.
A huge thank you once more to Zoella and her incredible team for their constant support and for inviting me to such wonderful events such as this. It really means the world to be there and share this mind-blowing success with you all.