What are the best things about Christmas day? We could name dozens! There's nothing more satisfying than dashing into the living room on Christmas morning with the smell of pine in the air and a tree surrounded by presents. Some of us self-proclaimed beauty addicts dream of the new perfumes we're going to receive, while others enjoy reruns of trashy TV shows. The day goes on, spent playing board games with the family and bonding with the relatives you rarely see... until it's Christmas again. It's the most mesmerising time of year, and we're here to share the top five things we adore...
Opening the presents (yay)
Who doesn't like gathering around the tree and opening presents? The first thing I look forward to seeing under the tree is Marc Jacobs Daisy Shine Gold Edition. Paying homage to the original Daisy scent, the fragrance blends notes of vanilla, jasmine and strawberry. The packaging is super-cute - is there any other perfume that's more on trend right now?
After an intense session of opening presents, there's still a long day ahead. Getting ready for the festivities throughout the day is one of the most enjoyable Christmas-morning rituals. Even in winter we all love a sunkissed glow - and there's no bronzer that can compare to Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess.
Relaxing with the family
And while sipping hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies with the family, there comes a time when you need a refreshing spritz. Victoria's Secret Endless Love Body Mist is ideal just before the evening. Refreshing pomegranate, apple blossom, peach and ylang-ylang notes bring together the most satisfying of fruity and floral scents.
Eating your body weight in food
Next, we finally get to the Christmas dinner of turkey with its delicious stuffing and trimmings, followed by minced pies. But a major pet peeve of ours is reapplying my lipstick, only to find it rubs off everywhere! I Heart Makeup Lip Lava in Forgiven saves the day! Not only is the application smooth, but it's also super-long-lasting. And the brown nude shade goes with any outfit. Bonus!
Having a bit of you time
Pampering is definitely on our list. A day that ends with complete relaxation is a dream, so that's why we're loving the La Perla gift set, which features a perfume and candle. After all the hectic festivities, winding down with a warm bath and the La Perla candle is perfection, especially with the generous bottle of La Perla perfume to indulge in on a later date. The contrast of the spicy and floral scents represents the brand's iconic femininity. And planning on shopping the sales on Christmas Day after it all winds down? The Perfume Shop sale starts online from 1pm on 24th December 2016.