Friday, 27 November 2015

Christmas Gift Guide | If Money Was No Object



With Christmas fast approaching one of my favourite posts to read are Gift Guides because not only do they give me ideas of what to buy others, they also help me think of what I could put on my Christmas list. Then I got to thinking if money really was no object what sort of things would I love to receive so I thought I would show you.

What would be on your Christmas list if money was no object?



Monday, 23 November 2015

Haul | NYX At Boots


I'm sure everyone and their mothers are now aware that NYX Cosmetics is now available to buy from Boots Online (hopefully it will make an appearance in stores soon!). So of course being the makeup obsessive that I am, I had to make an order straight away and let me tell you waiting for that text message to say it was available to collect felt like it took weeks and was painstakingly long but when it eventually came through I couldn't wait to run into town and pick up my goodies. So here is what I purchased...


NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow (Shades: Lace, Damage Control, Heat & Sin)
NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow (Shades: Frostbite & Mermaid)


NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams (Shades: Stockholm, Copenhagen & Cannes)
NYX High Voltage Lipstick (Shade: Feline)


NYX Slide On Eye Pencil (Shades: Black & Golden Bronze)
NYX HD Concealer (Shade: Fair)

That's everything I purchased but I have already given my sister a Christmas list of what I would like so hopefully will be adding to my collection on Christmas Day.
If you would like to see a more in depth review on any of the products I showed, let me know in the comments below.

Have you made a NYX order from boots yet? If yes, what's your favourite product?


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Monday, 16 November 2015

Christmas Gift Guide | Beauty Sets


It's that time of year again where we all peruse websites like Boots and Debenhams to see what our favourite beauty brands are offering for Christmas. So I thought I would share with you a few I have found which I would love to receive (or buy myself) for Christmas.

I love a good glitter polish round Christmas time so when I came across this Nails Inc one I instantly fell in love. And what's great about it is because you have to shake it up to activate it you can control how glittery you want the polish.

As an avid fan of the Urban Decay palettes and already owning the Naked and Naked 2 I am always looking to add to my collection. The Smoky Palette is the latest member of the Naked family and I definitely need to have it.

I don't own any Laura Geller makeup but I have heard great things about it. This set is available in two different shades, Light & Medium and contains 5 products and a duel ended brush. This seems like the perfect kit to try out some of her products.

Benefit Real Cheeky Party Set - £29.50
I already love Benefit Box Blushers so to have a set with not only 4 blushers but a bronzer, highlighter, eyeliner and mascara is a definite winner for me. I was gutted that I missed out on last years blusher set so I think I might treat myself to this years one.

This one is a little bit of a slip up, as I found these products a few days before writing this post I'm not sure where I first saw it but now can only find it on the Ulta website. But fear not BareMinerals have a lot of fantastic sets available for us brits over on the Debenhams site here.

Having only tried the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and not getting on with it, I would like to try some other products out and thicker hair is something I'm always looking to achieve. I've read some great reviews on the Dry Spun Finishing spray so this is the perfect gift to try it out.

Again another brand I have yet to try and I've heard a lot through Youtube that their eyeshadows are meant to be amazing quality. Plus the mix of colours in the palette look so pretty and outside my comfort zone which is what I need to start doing.

What are some of your favourite beauty gift sets this year?



Sunday, 8 November 2015

Beauty | Favourite Autumn Lipsticks


One of my favourite type of blog posts to read at this time of the year is definitely posts all to do with Autumn makeup looks or collections. So I thought why not show you my top picks for lipsticks that I feel best suit the glorious season (and yes they are all of a similar shade!).


I picked this gorgeous beauty up from IMATS this year from BeautyBCosmetics and have loved it ever since. It goes on a high pigmented liquid and dries to a flat matte finish and as long as I put a lip balm underneath it doesn't dry out my lips either. The colour 'Backstage' is exactly what Autumn is for me.


This is one of those perfect products for when you're on the go. It's pigmented enough for a full on colour but also sheer enough to quickly swipe on when you're in a rush and want something on your lips. You may notice a theme of my favourite Autumn colours but 'Pomegranate Margarita' is a gorgeous pink shade.



I got very excited when I saw the NYX Butter Lipsticks (now available on boots!!) at this years IMATS. As the queue was moving so fast I literally grabbed the colours I could see so can't wait to buy more. They are incredibly moisturising pigmented lipsticks. Slightly darker of the two I'm mentioning 'Licorice' is the perfect wine colour.



'Hunk' is perfect when I want to wear a Autumnal colour but don't want to go for the classic dark wine/purple colour. It's a mix between a pink and a purple and is cute as a bright alternative.


My sister picked this up for me on her recent trip to Barcelona. It was hard picking a colour as the European Sephora Site doesn't show you everything they sell so my sister sent me pictures of the stand and I just chose from that . This is more on the browner tone side of lipsticks but when I'm not feeling my dark reds or brights then this is perfect!

What are your favourite Autumn lip colours/lipsticks?

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