Wednesday, 30 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015

Every year I wonder whether I should do a 'What I got for Christmas' post, but they're always so popular and I love reading other peoples posts too. I guess everyone's just as nosey as I am! 

I was incredibly spoilt by my lovely family this year and even though I've already said it, I just want to take the opportunity here again to say a huge thank you to them, I'm so incredibly grateful for all the lovely gifts I received this year. I've loved spending these last few days with my family, it's my absolute favourite thing about Christmas and I'm so incredibly lucky to have them in my life.   

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Get NYE Party Ready With The Bourjois Free Gift From Boots

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and to those of you who don't celebrate it, I hope you enjoyed a few days off at home to relax! I'm sure all you beauty addicts out there are already planning your look for New Years Eve. (That's if you have anything planned, ahem, I don't!) Boots have got your back however if  you're looking for some new makeup for the upcoming celebrations. If you spend £15 or more on Bourjois cosmetics, you get this fantastic Bourjois Rouge Glamour gift set as a free gift.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar Day 21

We're on the 21st of December now and in the calendar today was a 50ml bottle of St Tropez Instant Tan. It's a wash off face and body lotion for fair to medium skin, which is also water and transfer resistant and is meant to last for 24 hours.


Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Days 19 & 20

As with last weekend I've coupled together this weekend's advents in one post so here's days 19 and 20.

On Day 19 of the Look Fantastic Calendar, the treat behind the door was a bareMinerals Eyeshadow in the shade 'graphite'. It's a dark grey matte shade which looks like it could be perfect for a smokey eye! It is a loose powder eyeshadow however which I'm not too fond of as it goes everywhere! I haven't used it properly yet but I did swatch it on my hand. I built up the colour for it to look how it does in the picture below so it's fairly pigmented but the colour works better when you build it up.


Friday, 18 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 18

It's officially one week until Christmas which means we're on day 18 of the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar. Today in the calendar was a mini bottle of Pai. Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Skin Tonic. Pai products are made specifically for people with sensitive skin which is me! I don't know why I've never used Pai. products before, I guess I've never seen them in any shops. I'm gonna have a good look at all the products they have on their website now though!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 17

This month has flown by so fast, I can't believe it's the 17th of December already! Today in the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar was a Rimmel Volume Flash Scandaleyes Mascara, which goes perfectly with the Magnifibres Mascara Primer from yesterday. I used to use the Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara all the time, they're pretty decent mascaras considering the price! I'm looking forward to giving this one a try too!

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 16

I hope you aren't getting too bored yet of reading these calendar posts everyday, not including today there's still 9 more to go! Behind today's door was something that looked very exciting, a full size Magnifibres Treatment Primer. It forms a 'perfect base' to make mascara easy to apply and contains Provitamin B5, Peptide Blend Hyaluronic acid to nourish and condition lashes. I'm really interested to try this, I especially like fanned out, seperated lashes so if this gives me that then I'll be very happy!


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 15

It's day 15 of the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar (10 days people, 10 days!) and behind today's door was a 50ml tub of Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask. At first I thought this was a face mask, it does't actually say on the front, but only after reading the instructions did I find out it was for your hair. It contains Prickly Pear Seed Oil which according to their website, 'is one the richest natural sources of vitamin E and antioxidants.


Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Calendar - Days 13 & 14

I've been pretty busy recently so I haven't managed to upload in a few days, so instead I thought I would put days 13 and 14 together.

So on Day 13 of the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, behind the door was a Caudalie 30ml Hand and Nail Cream. It's a nourishing cream designed to improve dry, chapped hands and brittle nails, but is also an antioxidant and anti-ageing treatment. I always have really dry, chapped hands during the winter months and my skin is really sensitive to heavily perfumed products, so I'm quite picky about the hand cream that I use. This hand cream is very heavily perfumed and don't get me wrong it does smell amazing but it did make my skin sting slightly. I think unfortunately I'll be giving this one away to my Mum or my Sister.


Saturday, 12 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 12

We're on Day 12 of the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar which means there's only 13 days left, I really don't want it to end! I've probably said this already but I'm really impressed with the brands and products included in the calendar so far! Great sized products too, I already feel like it's well worth the money!


Christmas Party Makeup Essential - Maybelline Master Ink Glitter Review

It's officially Christmas party season which means it's time to bring out the glitter! Easiest way to do it? With glitter eyeliner obviously. This isn't that silly, watery glitter rubbish you experimented with at your school disco though. It's way more advanced these days and actually wearable. That's what Maybelline have created with the Master Ink Black Gold Glitter Liner. Essentially it's like a regular black liquid liner except it has gold glitter running through it.


Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 11

I completely forgot to post this yesterday, I apologise, so here's a slightly late post of what was inside Day 11 of the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar. Behind the door was a box of Eylure Lengthening No. 035 false lashes. Eylure is my absolute favourite brand for false lashes so I was very happy to see these! I was also happy to find that they are natural looking ones which is generally what I prefer. If I'm honest though I hardly ever wear false lashes, but seeing as these are natural, lengthening ones I might give them a try out on Christmas day.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 10

Day 10's treat in the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar was a Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil in a gorgeous, rich red shade not too disimilar to Mac's Ruby Woo. I can't figure out what the name of the shade is however, I can't find a similar colour online. The only clue I'm going with is that it has the word 'Satan' on it! Surely no one would name a lipstick Satan, I'm thinking it might be a typo and was meant to say Satin, as in satin finish!


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 9

This month seems to be just zooming by! There was something very exciting in the Look Fantastic Calendar today, a little 10ml tub of Cult 51 night cream. I had to google Cult 51 because I'd never heard of it and for good reason too. Turns out this stuff costs a whopping £125 per tub, hence why I wasn't familiar with it, it's completely out of my price range! It has fantastic reviews though so I'm really interested to see what it can do for my skin. Plus it smells incredible, I don't really know how to explain it, it just smells 'expensive'! Either way I think I'll be using this sparingly because I won't be able to afford to replace it!


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 8

It was another new brand for me to try in the Look Fantastic advent calendar today, Bubble T Bath and Body, hibiscus and acai berry tea restoring body lotion with antioxidant technology. It's a bit of a mouthful I know! Essentially it contains extracts of ingredients including hibiscus and goji berry which are supposedly very nourishing for the skin and also have antioxidant properties. It's also paraben, SLS and SLES free and is not tested on animals.


Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 7

I completely failed at blogging yesterday, aka I left it to the last minute, got tired and fell asleep! So here's Day 7 of the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar on day 8 instead. Behind the door was a 25ml bottle of Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue. I've never tried any Paul Mitchell products but my Mum is a big fan, so already I'm thinking that this is probably going to go to her! It's a thermal protection spray which protects and conditions coloured hair. I did balayage my hair in the summer but a lot of it has grown out, so as far as colour protection goes I don't really need it. I regularly colour my Mum's hair for her however so that just about confirms that I will be giving this one to her! It's a good travel size too, perfect for when she goes away.


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 6

It's the 6th of December and behind today's door was an Inika Certified Organic Eyeliner in the shade 05 Black Caviar. I was really happy to see a full sized eyeliner, it even has a handy little sharpen on the end of it, why don't more eyeliners have that?! I have to admit though that I've never come across Inika before so I did a little search and turns out they're a certified organic, vegan, halal and cruelty free brand. The eyeliner is also free from talc, parabens, bismuth oxychloride, fragrance, fillers and

Christmas 2015 With L'Occitane

Yet again L'Occitane have not disappointed with their fantastic range of Christmas gifts for 2015 to suit anyone and everyone. They're truly one of my favourite go to brands for when I want to treat my loved ones to some luxury skincare goodies. This year there are so many sets to choose from for your mum, your boyfriend or even for yourself, you'll find it hard not to find something to suit. Plus prices start from £12 so there's something for every budget.

I picked up this gorgeous L'Occitane En Provence - The Best Of L'Occitane Gift Set from Debenhams and just as a heads up, there's currently up to 15% off on all L'Occitane products in Debenhams at the moment! It contains some of their best selling products including; Almond Shower Oil (250ml), Shea Butter Body Lotion (75ml), Verbena Shower Gel (75ml), Shea Extra-Gentle Milk Soap (50g) and Shea Buter Hand Cream (10ml).


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 5

Day 5 and it's 20 days until Christmas! I'm so impressed with all the products I've got so far in the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, they've managed to get some really great brands involved. Today's treat is from one of my favourite skincare brands, it's a Ren Skincare Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask.

A quick look on the Ren website told me that this stuff is great if you have congested, acne scarring

Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 4

It's 21 days until Christmas, (yay!) which means we're onto day 4 of the Look Fantastic Advent

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 3

Behind the door of  day 3 was a mini version of the ever popular Glam Glow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment. I was very happy to see this today! I've tried a sample size of the Glam Glow YOUHMUD TingleExfoliate Treatment a couple of time and really liked it so I'm excited to give this

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 2

Day 2 of the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar brought me another brand I've never tried before, a Lord and Berry Skin lip gloss. I think there were a number of different shades available in the calendar, I got a dark red berry shade that's perfect for christmas. It doesn't have a name on it unfortunately, just a number 4863. I tried to figure out what shade it was on their website but I couldn't tell from the pictures!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas Countdown - Look Fantastic Advent Calendar - Day 1

It's become a tradition now that each year I'm lucky enough that my Mum treats my sister and I to a beauty advent calendar. This year she bought me the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, full of 25 day worth of beauty treats, HEAVEN! At £70 it wasn't cheap but with over £250 worth of products inside, I'd say it's a pretty good deal!

The calendar itself is beautifully put together, it feels big and hefty which is always a good sign and most of the doors are huge. It seems there are going to be some decent sized products behind them and not just tiny samples! There's lovely little rhymes on some of the doors too that relate to what's inside and a beauty themed 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' poem on the back! There are beautiful illustrations all over it too incorporating beauty products, as I said before, so much attention to detail!

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