Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Christmas Gift Guide For Her!

Hey beaut's!

One of the main struggles we have at Christmas is knowing what on earth to buy our loved ones and friends, and with just 34 sleeps to go until the big day (scary hey) it's about time we all get that Christmas shopping started pronto! So today I thought I'd put a little gift guide together and share a few gifts that have been tried and tested that I think make perfect presents, most of which are pretty affordable although there is one more pricey 'main present' thrown into the mix
Technic have some fabulous gifts sets this year that are perfect for any makeup loving gals you have in your life, and they don't break the bank either! The Technic Nude Edition Lipstick Collection (£4.99) comes with 6 full size liquid lipsticks in a great selection of nudes and theres also the perfect Christmas red shade in there too. Sticking with liquid lipsticks the Technic Lip Locker Matte Lip Set comes with 10 mini liquid lipsticks in nude, pink, red, plum and berry shades making it the ultimate gift for liquid lippie fans, best of all it's only £5.99 which is an absolute steal! The Technic 'The Glitz' Eyeshadow Set (£2.99) has to be my favourite though, it contains 4 glitters in Silver, Gold, Copper, and Cranberry which are perfect for the festive season and the quality is pretty good too! You can use them as eyeshadow toppers, in your inner corners or as liquid eyeliner, I love them!
If you have a wax melt lover on your hands then I cant recommend the Whiffy Wax Whopper Box (£20.00) enough, the box contains 9 2oz mega melts all of which are in festive scents and they all look beautiful, the detail and glitter within the melts in this box is seriously stunning! The quality of the wax melts is amazing too, I've tried quite alot of Whiffy Wax melts before and they melt melt so quickly filling your house with the gorgeous scent really quickly and you only need the smallest amount of wax for a really good scent throw too.
If you want to splash out on a main present or if you have a skincare junkie in the family then the PMD Clean Pro would make an amazing gift! The device comes in four colours - Navy, Teal, Berry and White and retails for £135.00 although it's on sale right now for £87.75! The PMD Clean Pro is a smart facial cleansing device which is made of ultra-hygienic silicone and is odour-resistant, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and waterproof, so you can take it in the bath or shower with you without a care in the world! With SonicGlow™ technology the PMD Clean Pro removes skin’s impurities by breaking down dirt and oil from within the pores resulting in a much deeper cleanse whilst also toning, firming and smoothing the skin! The Pro also has the added bonus of the ActiveWarmth technology which radiates a soothing heat and encourages products to penetrate into the skin at a deeper level. I've been using my PMD Clean Pro for around a month or so now and I have to say I'm loving the results, my skin does indeed feel a lot smoother and supple now and I feel like it does a fantastic job at giving my skin a super deep cleanse and my skin has looked so fresh a polished since using it! 

If you know someone who suffers with dry, chapped skin or lips then the Dr.Lipp gift sets could be a saviour for them. Dr.Lipp is such a lovely brand and all of their products are 100% natural which I think is pretty amazing! I've used their multi-award-winning Nipple Balm for years because not only is it so bloody good for dryness but it has a multitude of uses too, the list is literally endless as you can use it for your hands, cuticles, after sun, babies bums, glitter glue, eyebrow shaping, sore nose, dry patches on your body like elbows and knees, chapped lips and you can use it as a clear lip gloss, it's so incredibly useful and their Original Nipple Balm Six Pack (£29.00) means you can have a mini balm on you at all times - in your pocket, handbag, makeup bag and on your work desk. Dr.Lipp also have a set of Lip Trio Tints (£18.00) which have the same amazing formula as the nipple balm but this time it's naturally tinted to add some colour as well as nourishment to your pout! 
Lastly something that's more universal and an AMAZING gift in my opinion is a pet portrait by Portrait Pals. Portrait Pals is an artist marketplace selling charitable pet portraits and bespoke gifts. How it works is you choose from a range of artists depending on the style of portrait your after, upload the photo of the adorably cute pet that you want turning into a portrait and then wait for the artist to do their thang! The artist I went for was the amazing Lauren Pilgreen, she done a incredible job at creating my portrait of Alfie, doesn't he look cute! I think this sort of gift is amazing for any pet owner of any age, and I think it such a special gift as the person receiving it will know you've really put a lot of thought, love and effort into their gift! 

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet beaut's or are you on the ball and finished? I'd love to know!

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Monday, 18 November 2019

Christmas Candles By Kiss Air Candles

Hey beaut's!

Its no surprise that I like a candle or 50 at this time of the year, theres something so cosy about having candles lit when it's dark and cold outside and it's something I actually look forward to when Autumn and Winter comes around. It's not all about the cosy vibes for me though, it's also about those incredible festive scents that we cant get throughout the year, so today I thought I'd share with you two scents I've been loving from Kiss Air Candles Christmas range!
If your new to Kiss Air Candles they literally sell everything that will make your house smell incredible, theres wax melts, wax burners, tea lights, candles and reed defusers with so many scents to choose from. What I love about Kiss Air Candles is that all of their candles are made in small batches using natural soyabean (vegetable) wax, cotton wicks and the finest fragrances that are all vegan friendly as well as paraben and phthalate free. These raw materials work together to give the candles a cleaner burn (no soot here!), fabulous scent throw and an impressive burn time. 
The two scents I have are Festive Cranberry and Spiced Orange, both of which smell amazing and are super festive! Festive Cranberry is a fabulous fruity fragrance of cranberry and orange sprinkled with a little bit of  musk making it a great alternative to the usual rich, spicy Christmas scents! The cranberry really comes through and teamed with the orange it creates such a festive feel, it's definitely perfect for those who are looking for something Christmasy that aren't into there spices! Spiced Orange on the other hand is for the spice lovers out there like myself! This one has hints of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg as it burns as well as that zesty orange kick which for me is the perfect festive candle, it brings together all the scents that really make me think of Christmas as soon as I get a whiff!
As for the scent throw...Both of these festive beauties are very good and managed to fill the entire house very quickly and still lingered for ages when they had been blown out, but they aren't over powering despite being quite strong, I can even smell both of these candles when I walk past them when they aren't even lit! The candles each have up to 35 hours worth of burn time which is pretty good for a smaller sized candle, and I love the fact they come in a glass jar so you can re-use it after your candles have burnt out!

If your looking for some new festive candles or if you want to gift someone some candles for Christmas then I cant recommend Kiss Air Candles enough, they have such a lovely Christmas range out at the moment and the Gingerbread scent is next on my wish list, I mean doesn't that just sound lush!

The Festive Cranberry and Spiced Orange Candles are £12.00 each and can be found HERE.

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Friday, 15 November 2019

50 Festive Blog Post Ideas!


Hey beaut's!

There just 39 sleeps to go until the big day...Yup Christmas is just around the corner and I don't know about you but I just love blogging and Instagramming at this time of the year, I just love getting more creative with my photography and I always find theres so much to blog about during the festivities, so today I thought I'd share a few ideas if your looking for a bit of inspo...well 50 ideas to be exact!

1. Your Favourite Festive Films.
2. Christmas Nail Polish Picks.
3.Gift Guides.
4. Red Lip Picks.
5. What's In Your December Makeup Bag.
6. Sharing Your Perfect Christmas Night In. 
7. Christmas Wishlist.
8. Festive Treats Recipes.
9. Festive Drinks Recipes.
10. Your Christmas Day Makeup Routine.
11. Christmas TV Specials You'll Be Watching.
12. Share Your Party Season Must Haves.
13. Christmas Jumper Top Picks.
14. The Christmas Tag.
15. Your Favourite Beauty Products Of The Year.
16. Share How Your Decorated Your House For Christmas.
17. Favourite Winter Fragrances.
18. Share A Festive DIY or Two.
19. Christmas Candle Reviews.
20. Share Your Christmas Traditions.
21. Post About Anything Fun or Christmassy That You've Been Doing ( Festivals, Markets, Ice Skating etc).
22. Your Christmas Outfit.
23. Christmas Tree Reveal.
24. Favourite Christmas Songs.
25. Share Your Favourite Christmas Adverts.
26. What You Got For Christmas.
27. Share Any Christmas Hacks You May Have.
28. Last Minute Gift Ideas.
29. How To Create The Perfect Festive Flatlay For Your Instagram Pics.
30. Your Favourite Glitter Makeup.
31. DIY Advent Calender.
32. Christmas Shopping Tips.
33. Christmas Pamper Routine.
34. How To Make The Best Festive Hot Chocolate.
35. What's On Your Christmas Playlist.
36.What's In My Advent.
37. Healthy Christmas Snack Ideas.
38. Vegan Christmas Food Ideas/Recipes.
39.Share Your Christmas Wrap Technic.
40. Make Your Own Christmas Cards.
41. Beauty Looks For NYE.
42. Christmas Fashion Look book.
43. Share Your Soup Recipe.
44. What To Watch On Netflix Over The Festivities.
45. Share Your Favourite Winter Fragrances.
46. Your Favourite Board Games For Christmas.
47. Share Some Things You Can Do With Festive Left Overs.
48. Secret Santa Ideas.
49. Dedicate A Post To The Bloggers/YouTubers That Have Fun Festive Content.
50. What Your Hoping For In 2020.

I hope this gave you a few ideas if your planning on doing lots of Christmas content and festive bit and pieces on Instagram this year! I'd love to hear some of your ideas too beaut's!


nopin

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Review

Hey beaut's!

I'm always on the hunt for a good yet gentle eye makeup remover, I wear quite heavy makeup on my eyeballs such as my glittery shadow and I wont go anywhere without my trusty winged liner on so I need a good remover that is gentle enough to not sting but is strong enough to actually remove my eye makeup with ease, so the new Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Makeup Remover launched at the right time, as I was on the look out for something new to try!
The Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Makeup Remover claims to melt away makeup, even the most stubborn including waterproof mascara without leaving any residue behind and is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive like myself. The remover has a clear, jelly-like formula that provides a trio of benefits - it soothes, cools and reduces the appearance of puffiness around the delicate eye area. And if that wasn't enough it's packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and green tea.
To use the remover I like pop a small amount of the jelly-formula on a mini wash sponge (a cotton wool pad works just as well) and hold it against my eye for a few seconds to really let the remover break down the makeup, I then simply swipe away outwards and voila! This stuff has quickly become my new favourite, I was shocked that the remover didn't sting or irritate my eyes at all, this a major bonus for me because more or less every eye makeup remover I've tried has stung quite badly, but this is super gentle. It also done a really good job at breaking down my makeup and removing it really quickly, it only took a couple of swipes of each eye before all my makeup was removed, and the formula is really refreshing because it feels so cooling - like it's been in the fridge - making it amazing to use in the mornings if your eyes are a little puffy and are in need of a little pick me up!

You can find the new Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Makeup Remover in Boots for £5.00 HERE.

nopin

*This post contains a gifted item, but all opinions are my own!

Monday, 11 November 2019

The Ultimate Christmas Gift - Prestige Christmas Tradition Hamper Reviewed!

Hey beaut's!

Hands up who's started their Christmas shopping....I finally have! Usually by this time I have most of my Christmas shopping done but I'm quite behind this year, I'm not worrying though as I do have a plan. The most recurring thing that happens when most of us are Christmas shopping is how difficult it is to know what to get everyone, it really is hard isn't it! One thing that I've found to be an absolute winner though is a Christmas hamper! No matter what a Christmas hamper can suit everyone, in fact I think they make the perfect family gift because everyone can tuck in!
Prestige Hampers have absolutely loads of hampers to choose from, whether you want a mix of everything festive, just a cheese hamper, a chocolate hamper, something boozy, vegan, dairy free and even gluten free, they literally have a hamper that anyone and everyone can enjoy which I think is bloody amazing! I went for the Christmas Tradition Hamper* (£54.99) because it's packed to the brim with a great selection of festive food and drink, I'm talking everything from wine to have with your Christmas dinner to yummy chocolate orange biscuits you can leave out for Santa, and theres plenty of festive nibbles that can be put out of the table for everyone to enjoy! All of the yummy treats come beautifully arranged inside a vintage looking Prestige Hampers wooden chest which you can definitely keep and re-use for storage purposes! Personally I think it would make a fab bread bin, I think that's what I'm going to use mine for but obviously the choice is endless!
All of the items included within the hamper are....
Yorkshire Crisps Cheddar and Onion 100g
Luis Felipe Edwards Merlot 37.5 cl
Shortbread House Edinburgh Dark Chocolate and Orange Shortbread 150g
Mrs Bridges Tomato Salsa 100g
Valley Chocolates Milk Chocolate Raisins
Santa's Sack Chocolate Chip and Orange Biscuits 125g
Beech's Luxury Stem Ginger Chocolates
As you can see theres such a great selection of sweet and savoury items within this hamper and I literally cant want to tuck into everything nearer to Christmas! You can find the Prestige Hampers Christmas Tradition Hamper for £54.99 HERE, where you will also be able to fill out message card and select the delivery date you would like. You can also get the hamper sent directly to the person your gifting it to if you like which is a nice option to have!

nopin

*This post contains a gifted item, but all opinions are my own!

Friday, 8 November 2019

Soap & Glory Pout About It Hydrogel Lip Mask Review

Hey beaut's!

It's no secret that I absolutely LOVE Soap & Glory, their bath and body products are always re-purchased by me ( put your hands up if you cant live without a bit of Sugar Crush in your life he he) and when it comes to skincare their sheet masks are my absolute favourites, so when I saw that Soap & Glory had a new mask on the block I was intrigued! This time around forget your face it's all about the pout as they've launched the 'Pout About It' Hydrogel Lip Mask!

I'm totally new to lip masks, yup I've never tried one in my life but my goodness my lips where in need of some TLC, the colder weather always makes my lips dryer than the Sahara desert which is not good if your a lipstick loving gal like myself, so a dose of moisture was well needed!
The 'Pout About It' Hydrogel Lip Mask aims to instantly smooth the lips, reduce lines and deliver a boost of moisturisation for up to 6 hours after use. The mask is also enriched with hyaluronic acid and coconut water which leaves your lips looking fuller, plump and totally instagrammable, of course. To use the mask all you have to do is pull off the backing sheet and then place the 'lip shaped' mask over your pout and sit back and relax for the next 10-20 minutes, it's as simple as that! Whilst the mask was on it was comfortable and it adhered to my lips well and never slipped off which was something I was worried about, but nope - it stayed put! It also has the most beautiful scent of sweet coconut and shea butter, it's divine!
Afterwards I couldn't believe the instant results, my lips felt so nourished and smooth creating the perfect base for any lip product, they also looked slightly fuller and where definitely plumped up slightly because the fine lines I have on my lips really appeared either smoothed out of just plumped out! But it's the moisturisation quality that's impressed me the most, I've never used anything like it that has hydrated my lips so well, it's incredible! If your lips are in need of a moisture boost then you need to give this mask a whirl, it would also be amazing to use before going out to any of those Christmas parties coming up because it really does make a huge difference to how your lips appear!

You can buy the lip mask from Boots for just £3.50 HERE!

nopin

*This post contains a gifted item, but all opinions are my own!

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Say Hello To The Essence A/W Range!

Hey beaut's!

If you've been reading my blog for a while now you'll know that I'm a bit of a Essence Cosmetics addict, I absolutely love their products because not only are they all so affordable but the quality is actually very good too, I've always loved their lip products and nail polishes the best, their so so good! Anyway...recently Essence launched some fab new bit's for Autumn/Winter and I've been testing a few out over the last month or so and I'm actually pretty shook!!
I'm a sucker for new palettes so I was so excited when I saw Essence had some new ones I could play with. Their both from the new Crystal Power range which is inspired by sparkling crystals and precious stones perfect for the up-coming party season! Firstly theres the Blush & Highlighter Palette (£6.00) which contains two shimmering blushes in berry and apricot tones to give the cheeks a stunning flush and glow, and two highlighters one of which is more golden and super wearable (I've been loving it) and the other is a more sheer icy topper which mixes with other highlighters incredibly well and really glows. Then theres the Crystal Power Eyeshadow Palette (£6.00) which consists of nine eye shadows - eight of which are shimmering metallics and theres one matte shadow. I love the colour way of this palette, most of the shades are super wearable, I've actually been using every shade apart from the green-blue shades as they really aren't me but the rest are right up my street!
Theres also a Crystal Power Lipstick (£2.99) in the shade Be Happy which is super glitzy and fabulous, the lipstick has a nourishing formula enriched with vitamin E so it pampers and protects the lips, and....it's colour changing, the lippie reacts to the pH value of your lips so not only does it add some sparkle it adds a pink flush too! The last product I've been testing out from the Crystal Power range is their nail polish in Be Strong (£2.00), it's a gorgeous glittery rose gold shade and like all of the Essene nail polishes the quality is so good, theres also five other colours to collect which I'm going to need asap!! 
If your looking for a new primer for the winter months then the new Essence Hydrating + Perfecting Primer (£3.79) is a must try, if  you have dry skin or notice you get dryer when it's colder like most of us do then this primer not only helps to prep your skin for foundation but it's so nourishing and moisturising too, I've been loving it so far but I will say if you have oily skin then this is a no go for you unfortunately! Like I said before the Essence lipsticks are my favourites and their Perfect Shine Lipstick (£2.99) is an absolute dream, arhhh it's so creamy and just glides beautifully on the lips and packs a pigmented punch, I love it!
I don't have many contouring products in my stash so I was looking forward to trying the new Contouring Duo Palette (£3.49), the palette has two colour options - lighter skin and darker skin - with a highlighting shade and contouring shade to play with, so far so good with this one although I need more practise on powder contouring he he! Theres also some new single blushers and highlighters that have just been launched, I have the blush in the shade Befitting (£2.50), it's matte medium pink tone which is super versatile and the highlighter I have is in the shade Heroic, which is a light golden shade which is slightly on the safer side so if you like a subtle highlight then this one will be for you!

All Essence products are available in Wilko and you can also now find them online on Feel Unique.

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!