With autumn in full swing and Christmas just around the corner, it's time for us to embrace the autumn/winter colours, British weather and of course the trends.

There's so many amazing beauty and fashion buys on the market in the run up to Christmas and the festive season. Here are my top ten beauty and fashion products and releases for this coming month:


Sanctuary Spa Skin Perfecting BB Cream


This is a product I just love, especially if you don't like heavy foundations but do like a bit of coverage. The New Skin Perfecting BB Cream protects, moisturises, conceals and brightens for a perfectly flawless finish in one-step. Not only that but the BB Cream has an SPF15 to guard the skin against damaging UV exposure.It retails for  £15.00 and personally I think its great value, for a quick get-ready-and-go morning cream.

Petit Bateau teams up wth Fifi Lapin

French lifestyle brand Petit Bateau has announced a collaboration with international fashion blogger Fifi Lapin to create a collection of t-shirts for both adults and girls. Fifi, who blogs by creating catwalk looks on her alter ego bunny, has selected designs from Petit Bateau's autumn/winter 2014 collection, which then feature on the t-shirts. Prices range from £18-£35. The line launches in UK Petit Bateau stores on November 13.

Mr. Men and Little Miss collaborate with House of Holland

Mr. Men and Little Miss have announced a collaboration with House of Holland to launch a women's and kids' mini me collection. Designer Henry Holland's quiffed hairstyle has been recreated by Mr. Men and Little Miss into a new character, Mr. Quiffy, who features in the 14-piece line which encompasses: appliqué badge bombers, jeans and jumpsuits, dresses, knits, t-shirts, shirts, skirts, clutches and accessories. The collection launched October 11, online. The kids' collection will be available for ages 3-10.


Monnier Frères collaborates with Karl Lagerfeld

Luxury accessories e-commerce site Monnier Frères has collaborated with designer Karl Lagerfeld to create the K Leopard Print Bag. Exclusively designed for Monnier Frères, the bag features a pony print and red leather contrast. So for the men out there who really love their ladies and want to impress, this is a perfect Christmas gift as it's not only stylish and practical but also glamorous and sexy for all those festive parties. It will be available in November for £540.

Mandara Spa launches Beauty Butters collection

In autumn and winter it's just as important to look after your skin and moisturise well. Mandara Spa has just launched its Beauty Butters collection, a moisturising formula for everyday use. The range features the Body Butter Light formula in Mango & Coconut and Shea & Coconut. The Body Butter is available in Mango & Coconut, Lime & Coconut, Ylang Ylang & Coconut, and Shea & Coconut. Each body butter retails for £5.

Mirabelle Jewellery relaunches website

Mirabelle Jewellery has announced the relaunch of its website just in time for Christmas. Founded by Veronique Henry, the brand draws on her extensive travelling experiences, fusing Asian influences with British design. The brand features simplistic earrings and necklaces to statement rings and bracelets. Pieces feature soft palettes and semi precious stones with both Eastern and religious references. The fair-trade brand is also stocked in Whistles, the V&A and boutiques nationwide, with prices ranging from £10 to £300.

Pretty Polly Intriguing Tights

If you're after something fun, sexy and that little bit different this festive season then look no further, these Mock Lace Up tights are a must have! These beautiful tights with their unique, sexy and fun style will make you stand out from the crowd, finishing off that party dress perfectly. They are available in one size and hand washing is recommended. Retail price £10.

L'Occitane rolls out festive gift sets

November 3 sees the launch of L'Occitane's gifts and stocking fillers for the festive season. Divine Skincare Collection (£120), Immortelle Skincare Collection (£72), Best of L'Occitane and Lavender Collection (£45.50) are featured in the Luxury Gift line. Then there's the Christmas Classic Gifts featuring Shea Butter Collection (£45.40), Verbena Collection (£49.50), Almond Collection (£49.50) and Cherry Blossom Collection (£49.50). Men's Soap Trio (£18), L'Occitan Collection (£49.50), Cèdre & Oranger Collection (£49) and Luxury Shaving Collection (£180) are featured in the Gifts For Him range. Stocking Fillers feature Almond Mini Kit (£20), Hand Cream Collection (£22), Verbena Essentials (£20), Hugs & Kisses (£16), Shower Gel Collection (£22), Miniature Grasse Assortment (£20), Shea Butter Soap Collection (£16) and Hands & Feet Duo (£16).

Lab series Skincare for Men launch and collaboration

Here's a perfect treat for the gents. Lab Series have just launched Age Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel Cream for men. The hydrating formula works to combat the first visible signs of ageing including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and a fatigued look. The gel-cream formula creates a smooth surface, as well as sealing in hydration and gives a natural finish to the skin. The formula uses water-in-silicone which provides a 'double burst' of hydration. The first burst offers a non-greasy and weightless feel to the skin and the second burst is refreshing and energising. RRP is £45.

Barry M launches the Holly A lipgloss with ITV's Surprise Surprise

Cosmetic brand Barry M has teamed up with ITV's Surprise Surprise to create The Holly A Lipgloss. Barry M worked with ITV to surprise Holly Addison, who has worked to fundraise for The Katherine House Hospice that cared for her father before he died. To help Holly reach her fundraising goal, Barry M collaborated with Holly to create The Holly A Lipgloss (£4.49) which features Holly's choice of colour, scent and name. 70% of the money raised will be donated to The Katharine House Hospice. The lipgloss is available from the end of Oct.