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The Best Beauty Gift Sets For Her (At Bargain Prices)

Hey Lovelies!

It may be bleak out there, but its nearly Friday, which means the fabulous weekend is almost upon us – and with it another opportunity to grab some Christmas presents at bargain prices. Check out the best beauty gift sets that your friend, mum, sister (or you) will adore.

1.Versace Crystal Noir Eau De Toilette Gift Set, £27.50 (Was £55), debenhams.com

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The top notes of cardamom, pepper and ginger are encompassed in a heart of gardenia, peony and orange flowers, evoking an irresistibly sweet yet sensual aroma that will leave the senses intoxicated with bliss.

This Versace set contains ‘Crystal Noir’ eau de toilette, shower gel and body lotion – everything you need to feel and smell divine throughout the festive period (and it’s a total steal)!

2.Liz Earle Brilliance Every Day Gift Set, £40 Was £57), lizearle.com

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Should you be searching for the perfect beauty gift set this Christmas, you can’t get better than globally loved brand, Liz Earle’s Brilliance Every Day gift set. Offering highly effective and naturally active ingredients, these products will ensure your skin and hair are looking healthy, radiant and completely rejuvenated. Included in the set:

1 x Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (Multi Award-Winner)

1 x Instant Boost Skin Tonic

1 x Botanical Shine Shampoo (For All Hair Types)

1 x Botanical Shine Conditioner (For Normal Hair)

2 x Pure Cotton Cloths

3.Bobbi Brown Exclusive Pretty Effortless Eye, Cheek And Lip Kit, £59.50 (Worth £101.50), lookfantastic.com

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Bobbi Brown is one of my all-time fave brands and I am so excited to see this gift set on offer. Containing their best-selling Mascara, Brightening Finishing Powder (light), Lip Colour (Brownie) and Mini Fae Blender Brush, this kit provides all a girl needs to look amazing this Christmas! Whomever receives this kit will be SO HAPPY!

Happy Friday people xx

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The Best Novelty Christmas Stocking Filler Gifts For Him

Hey Lovelies

Well, it’s almost December when the countdown to Christmas will officially begin. I don’t know about you guys but every year I forget about the stocking filler gifts until the very last minute. This year I’m getting ahead of the game – check out some of the best novelty Christmas stocking filler gifts that are guaranteed to make him laugh out loud!

1.Camera Lens Mug, £9.99, www.iwantoneofthose.com

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Should your fella enjoy taking awesome pics, he is going to LOVE this Camera Lens Mug. Resembling either a Canon or Nikon lens, the black mug is also designed with dials, measurements and even a lens cap lid. This is a great idea – totally realistic and bound to make him smile (for the camera). Ouch, bad pun! N.B: IWoot are offering 3 for £20 on mix and match products.

2.Ray Gun Nose Trimmer, £9.99, iwantoneofthose.com

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What a fun way of addressing that awks conversation about nasal hair removal! Buy your loved one the Ray Gun Nose Trimmer and there will be more chance of its usage!

3.Flump Face (A4, £19.99), firebox.com

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This is so hilarious it will make anyone’s Christmas. Choose a picture of someone your guy really can’t stand (i.e. – the boss who never gives that promotion), send it to Firebox and they will send the edible marshmallow picture to eat – with or without toasting! Just make sure the gift is out of sight when visitors come around. N.B: Ensure you order before December 18th to guarantee arrival in time for Christmas.

4.Beer Popcorn, £7.99, firebox.com

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If your fella likes his beer or lager, he will adore you for this little treat. Available in German Weissbier, Irish Stout and Pale Ale, the beer popcorn is a must-have accompaniment whilst you cosy up to watch the Christmas movies.

5.Anti Bullsh*t Breath Spray, £2.99, findmeagift.co.uk

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Ok, I couldn’t resist this one. Should you feel like this may apply more frequently than not, have a little fun and add the novelty breath spray to his Christmas stocking.

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Happy Shopping People xx

The Best Face Primers Of 2018

Hey Lovelies!

Make no mistake – when it comes to attaining that flawless look, a good face primer is a literal Godsend! However, truth be told, the beauty market is flooded with primers that promise the earth and unsurprisingly there are some that fall way short on delivering even a mediocre result. We want actual blurring, smoothing and makeup that stays put! Do not fear, here are the best primers of 2018 that truly work little miracles to aid us in achieving that no filter necessary complexion. Read on:

1.Becca Backlight Priming Filter, £28, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Should your skin look a little dull (that’s pretty much everyone this time of year), you want those pesky imperfections gone and a perfect canvas for makeup application, this incredible primer is a star performer. Its soft-focus pigments blur away imperfections, diffusing the light to achieve that Insta-worthy complexion. Better yet, this product is packed with liquorice extract and vitamin E to brighten, firm, tighten and protect. Woah!

2.Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer, £22, nudebynature.co.uk

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If you want natural skincare and makeup, this brand is for you. Loaded with natural active ingredients such as native Australian Kakadu Plum (brimming with vitamin C), as well as antioxidant rich Vitamins A and E, and green tea, ensure that your skin is not only even and smooth without the use of silicones, but receiving extra nourishment and protection too. Furthermore, you will find your makeup stays firmly in place for the duration. I adore this brand!

3.Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, £26, smashbox.co.uk

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This transparent gel formula works like a dream in creating a flawless base for your makeup and is one of the best primers I have ever tried. Minimising the appearance of imperfection, fine lines and pores, whilst creating an even and smooth base for your makeup – is there anything this face primer can’t do?

4.Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer, £14.50, www.urbandecay.co.uk

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Oh, how we HATE pores. Why should we suffer with them? The answer is, we shouldn’t. Say hello to Urban Decay’s magnificent Optical Illusion Primer, which goes a hell of a long way in reducing their appearance, whilst also blurring fine lines and providing a beautiful matte finish. Urban Decay, I love you!

Happy Monday people xx

Discover These Must-See Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

Hey Lovelies

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. In preparation for Cyber Monday, here are a few more must-see beauty deals out there, of which are guaranteed to make your weekend that much better!

1.Kerastase Elixir Ultime L’Original Hair Oil, £26.45 (Usually £41.40), beautyexpert.com

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When it comes to looking after your locks, Kerastase is up there with the best. Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Original Hair Oil is a multi-use, leave-in hair oil that effectively nourishes and awakens dull hair, providing it with outstanding shine-enhancing qualities, whilst preventing the appearance of split ends. This little gem is perfect as a primer and a finishing product that ensure your tresses are frizz-free and heat-protected too! So happy. Kerastase are offering 20% off ANY order for Cyber Monday. Yay!

2.Yves Saint Laurent – ‘Touché Éclat’ Highlighter and Blur Primer Gift Set, £20.80, Was £26, debenhams.com

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Should dark circles and shadows be clouding your perfect look, kick them into touch with this fabulous bargain by Yves Saint Laurent. Included in this set is the Touch Éclat Highlighter Pen and their Blur Primer. Why not make this a gift from you to, well…you?

3.7 Core Collection Brush Set, £15 (Was £30), www.boots.com

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Having the right makeup brushes is key to ensuring your products are applied seamlessly with a ‘no-Photoshop-needed’ and Instaworthy finish. No.7 Core Collection Brush Set contains some of their favourite brushes: concealer, foundation, eye colour and blusher. Available right now at half the price, I am glancing at my very tired-looking foundation brush and wondering whether my weekend could BE any better?

4.Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device, £249, (Was £575), boots.com

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If you have always wanted one of these globally raved about IPL devices, but figured the cost was a little too much to take the gamble, it’s time reassess. This little beauty is touted for delivering superior results and is up for grabs for £326 less! Need I say more?

Happy Sunday people! xx

 

The Best Candles For A Totally Lit Christmas

Hey Lovelies!

So, you’ve got the gifts (check), you’ve attempted to start making the Christmas cake (sort of check), and you’ve even bought the decorations – wow, you’re on fire. However, no festive season mood is complete without some amazing candles; here are the best candles for a totally lit Christmas! Tip: most of these are up for grabs at discounted rates during Black Friday/Cyber Monday Week!

1.Rhubarb Crumble Large Jar Candle, £19.19 (Was £23.99), www.yankeecandle.co.uk

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First on my list has to be by globally adored brand, Yankee Candle because, well, who the HELL doesn’t love rhubarb crumble? I can’t think of a better fragrance to fill the lounge this Christmas (just make sure that once everyone’s’ taste buds are activated, you have an actual rhubarb crumble to serve, or there may be an angry mob waving pitch forks and sticks). If you like the look of this get online and buy quickly as Yankee Candle are offering 30% for Black Friday weekend.

2.Christmas Scented Short Pillar Candle, £22.32 (Was £23.50) by Fat Pillar Candle, candlesdirect.com

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Steering away from the pudding (and calorie) enticing scents, this one has Christmas wrapped up and sat on your mantelpiece. This candle is brimming with all of the gorgeous festive fragrances one could hope for, including; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla and yummy spices. The beautifully stylish candle offers up to 80 hours of Christmas pleasure and is available at 6% discount during the Black Friday weekend.

3.Sweet Harmony Mini Candle Collection, £29.25 (Was £39), moltonbrown.co.uk

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This gorgeous candle collection conjures up the very thing we all strive for throughout the festive period – harmony! The set includes:

1 x Rhubarb & Rose Mini Candle (I’m not obsessed, I promise!)

1 x Coco & Sandalwood Mini Candle

1 x Orange & Bergamot Mini Candle

The incredible Molton Brown candles provide every scent you need to perfectly reflect the progression of Christmas, ensuring you and your loved ones feel nothing but happy. Result!

Check Out The Best Black Friday Beauty Deals

Black Friday is finally here and this weekend you can find so many of your favourite beauty items at discounted prices – YAASS! Whether you want to splurge on yourself, or treat someone on Christmas day, check out these gorgeously fabulous beauty deals on offer:

1.Decleor Skin Radiance Christmas Gift Set, £33, Was £48, www.decleor.co.uk

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One of my all-time fave brands, this year Decleor has really come through for us. Offering 30% off this weekend via their website (perfect for me as online shopping is so much easier when you know what you want). Check out their Skin Radiance Christmas gift set. Combining everything you need to effectively exfoliate, hydrate and illuminate, you will look and smell divine throughout the festive season.

2.Guerlain Terracotta Electric Light Copper Bronzing Powder, Now £34.03 (Save 17%), www.johnlewis.com

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Bronzers can literally transform your complexion from the ‘dull, weary and a little too tired of this harsh weather’ look, into one of healthy, sun-kissed radiance – and there’s none better than Guerlain’s Bronzing Powder (even better now it can be bought for a steal). Good times!

3.NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette, Now £12.80, Was £16, nyxcosmetics.co.uk

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I am totally obsessed with NYX’s Ultimate Shadow Palette. This product boasts 16 high- performance shadows and is available in 4 different yet equally gorgeous colour combinations. The only problem I can find is choosing your favourite!

4.Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons Gift Set, £33, Was £55, charlottetilbury.com

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Now’s your time to scoop up some of Charlotte Tilbury’s award-winning makeup and skincare products at a fraction of the cost. Be quick as this is selling out fast!

Charlotte Tilbury is offering 40% discount for Cyber Weekend. Yay!

5. Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, £19.20, Was £24, www.urbandecay.co.uk

 

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Throughout Cyber Week, Urban Decay are offering a massive 20% discount on EVERYTHING and I am now sat firmly on cloud number 9! #Lifegoals.

Happy shopping people! xx

Irresistible Black Friday Boot Deals Way Too Good To Miss

We may cower at the brutal cold that winter has now bestowed upon us – but it does mean we can wear one of our fave fashion items in the world – BOOTS! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, life is suddenly not so bleak. Check out some of the best boots with top savings to make your winter woes disappear. These boots are so good you will actually want to leave the house:

1.Steve Madden Yens Sm Double Buckle Wrap Around Boots, Was £160 Now £128, www.houseoffraser.co.uk

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Oh My God – I think I have died and gone to shoe heaven. As long as I have these boots I can take the harshest weather the British winter can throw at me. These gorgeous boots are available in black and brown.

2.Faith Black Suede Block Heel Knee-High Boots, Was £120 Now £60, www.debenhams.com

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Team these gorgeous boots with leggings, jeggings or jeans and you will look awesome (and be cosy warm) throughout the day and into the evening. I love!

3.Brown Snake Print ‘Annika’ Chelsea Boots, Was £35 Now £28, www.dorothyperkins.co.uk

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You will find snake print wherever you look right now and what better way to show off the trend than with this stunning pair of snake print ankle boots? Pair with just about anything and you are guaranteed to look incredible. Better yet, they are a steal at just £28 – the same price yet far better than 2 bags of shopping from your local grocery store!

These boots are available in black, brown and red.

Have you found any awesome boot deals? What are your favourites? Leave your comments below xx

 

 

 

5 Tips For Flawless Foundation

Getting your foundation right can feel like a daunting task. To start with, there’s so many products out there and then it’s a seemingly never-ending mission to find the perfect one for your particular skin tone and type. During my years as beauty editor I have discovered some top tips that make this task as easy as putting on your shoes.

1.Define Your Skin Type

Basically, most people fall in to one of the following skin types: dry, combination and oily.

2.Think About Your Skin Colour

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When you are buying your foundation, test a few products against your skin (and if at all possible, try to view it outside). You want the colour that best fits your own complexion, the one that soaks seamlessly into your skin as if it is invisible. You should not buy a different shade in an effort to boost or change you colour. That is what a bronzer is for.

3.Decide On Your Coverage

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Before you buy, you need to think about how much coverage you want to get out of your foundation and how easy it is to build up.

4.Choose Your Foundation

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Once you have decided your skin tone, type and how much coverage you want, you are ready to choose your foundation. Should you have aging or dry skin, opt for a blurring or hydrating product. I love Givenchy’s Blurring Foundation Teint Couture Balm (£31, Givenchy). Should you have combination skin, then Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup is just the ticket. For Oily skin types, opt for Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, £32 (30ml).

5.Apply A Primer

 

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Don’t go to all this trouble and then forget the primer! Your primer will help to reduce the appearance of imperfections and pores, providing you with a good base for your foundation. I love Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer, £26, www.smashbox.co.uk

Do you have any tips for finding and applying the perfect foundation?

Leave me your comments below. xx

No, Ingrown Hair, You May Not Have A Place On The Face

So, you think you have your list of skin concerns sussed – then out of the blue without any warning, the dreaded ingrown hair suddenly appears. What’s worse, there seems to be no getting rid of it without serious skin removal – it’s as if it has self-set in concrete! Well, if this rings a rather large bell, fear not; here are the best tips and product advice to ensure the unwanted guest is permanently removed from your face (or anywhere else). I love

1.Exfoliate

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Clogged hair follicles may cause hairs to grow inwards/sideways (any way but the right way). To Prevent this from happening as well as removing the stubborn already established hair by simply exfoliating in a circular motion and on a regular basis. The best products to use will contain BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) or salicylic acid. Alternatively, a sugar scrub (with as little oil as possible to prevent clogging) can help. I love Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant £26, Look Fantastic.

2.Tease Out With Tweezers

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If you can see the hair near to the surface, try to carefully tease this out with a pair of tweezers, but always make sure they are sterilised.

3.Warm Water

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Before hair removal soak a cloth in warm water and gently dampen the area you are about to treat.

4.Never Shave Eyebrow (or Any Other Are on Your Face)

There have been a few suggestions in the media about whether shaving areas on your face is a good idea. I cannot speak for everyone, but generally speaking unless you like stubble and ingrown hairs, avoid this one at all costs.

5.Ingrown Hair Preventative Products

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Aside from exfoliating with a sugar scrub or products that contain BHA or salicylic acid, you can also aid in the prevention of these irksome hairs with specific ingrown hair treatments. There are many on the market but the best one I have come across is the Skin Doctors Hair More Hair Inhibitor Spray, (approximately £10 for 120ml). Buy here

Do you have any good tips? Let me know in the comments below and have a lovely week! xx

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