30 Nov 2017

Beauty and the Beast beauty stocking fillers


How's your Christmas shopping coming along?  Are you sitting smug having finished the lot or are you a last minute Christmas Eve shopper?  I'm somewhere in between - I try to start early and get things ticked off my list, but there's always someone who's hard to buy for, or that perfect gift that's always out of stock which slows me down and sees me panic buying as time runs out.  I did a good bit of shopping online over the Black Friday weekend and have made a serious dent in my Christmas list which I'm pretty happy about.  One of my best finds was the Beauty and the Beast range from Mad Beauty - girlie stocking fillers don't come cuter than this!  

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23 Nov 2017

Paul & Joe's Cat Makeup Collection for Christmas 2017


Calling all cat loving ladies - this one is most definitely for you!  If there's one thing you can guarantee at Christmas, as sure as a speech from the Queen, dry as old boots turkey and wall to wall re-runs of Love Actually, it's a Cat themed Christmas collection from Paul & Joe.  I know so many people avidly collect all of the beautiful cat adorned makeup pieces because they're just so unique and intricate - I mean just look at that little cat face!
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21 Nov 2017

REN Christmas gifting - Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium and Moroccan Rose


Ahhh REN, I can always rely on you to come up with a beautiful Christmas range that gives me a reason to bring out the sparkly snow and baubles :) As you're reading this I expect I'll be tucked up in bed feeling sorry for myself after having all my wisdom teeth out - but don't feel too bad for me, I've stocked the freezer with ice cream!

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16 Nov 2017

Caudalie Christmas gifts - The Divine Body Collection and French Kiss Trio


Caudalie is a brand that I only started to become familiar with around this time last year, but I've already tried several products and have found some that I really love.  I'm currently trying out the Resveratrol Lift Eye balm and also have a tube each on the go of my favourite Instant Detox Mask and Deep Cleansing Exfoliator.  Christmas can be just the right time to try new products from a brand as usually you'll find gift sets which work out much cheaper than buying each product separately, and that's exactly the case with Caudalie's Christmas collection

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14 Nov 2017

Gatineau Christmas gifts

 

I absolutely love this time of year for so many reasons, with one of the main draws being all of the amazing Christmas launches that are around.  I completely get that feeling of being a kid armed with the Argos catalogue and a marker pen all over again when I browse through my favourite online shops or the Christmas gift guide magazines.  One of the ranges that has first caught my eye this year is Gatineau because I absolutely love how pretty they've made their sets.  Everything is either pale pink and rose gold or grey and rose gold - call me basic if you like, but I'm in heaven!
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9 Nov 2017

Botanical beauty buys from thehut.com


Love them or loathe them, some of the latest trends in fashion are hard to miss, jumping out at us from magazines, Topshop windows and those oh so candid instagram OOTDs.  But are you as likely to notice what's trending in beauty?  Beauty trends are often influenced by the fashion industry but are also branching out in their own right as brands gain cult followings, new product launches have waiting lists and we're all obsessing over skincare trends from foreign shores.  Korean and Japanese beauty influences are one of the biggest trends that you've probably noticed within the last year or two - the popularity of sheet masks  for example seems to have rocketed out of nowhere, and you can hardly move for brands offering to hydrate your skin while you relax looking like a tiger / panda / unicorn etc.  

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2 Nov 2017

Christian Breton Delicious Face Oil and SOS Eye Balm review


My skin is becoming more and more dry and dehydrated as I'm getting older, and I'm finally coming to terms with that, I think!  Moving into autumn and winter my skin would always become less oily, but I do now really have battles with dry patches, particularly under my eyes.  Christian Breton is a skincare brand I've not tried before, but the two products I'm talking about today really seemed to speak to the skin I'm finding I have now, so I was happy to give them some proper road testing.  

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