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It’s The EPIC TSNC 2017 Christmas Giveaway!

Posted on December 20, 2017

Hi Guys!

It’s that time of year again – giveaway time! If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll know I hold a big giveaway every year, just as a little thank you to your guys for reading and sticking with me, I really appreciate every one of you!

For my Epic 2017 Christmas Giveaway I have some fabulous products from some amazing brands, all ready to be won by one lucky winner! There’s over £1250 of goodies up for grabs – read on to find out exactly what you could win…

Starting with this beautiful  (£155.00) – this absolutely stunning bracelet is made of sterling silver and scattered with five sparkling pink sapphires encased in round settings, and finished with Dower & Hall’s signature quatrefoil lobster catch. I wish I could keep it myself!

For fragrance, I have something for him and something for her from The Fragrance Shop (£89.50) is Michael Kors’ luxurious interpretation of their original fragrance. Sensuous and bright, it combines the juicy freshness of Nashi Pear and Black Cherry with a rich bouquet of Orange Blossom Absolute, wrapped in the warmth of Suede and Amber.

And for him, I have  (£56.50) – this fragrance opens with top notes of Green Sap and White Thyme, leading to a spicy heart of Ginger and Cinnamon, and a creamy base of Vanilla and Myrrh.

Soap & Glory are back agin this year, with a massive bundle of goodies! The  (£16.00) contains a selection of S&G minis, including 50ml tubes of Scrub of Your Life, Hand Food and Heel Genuis, a 50ml tub of Righteous Butter, and 2x mini Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks in shades Nudist and Pink-a-Boo.

There’s also a tub of (£10.00) – perfect for applying after a bath or shower, this body butter will soften skin, leaving you scented with a wonderful aroma’s of Leafy Greens, Bergamot and Mandarin, with a Floral and Fruity middle note that makes your nose tingle a little, followed by soft, sexy, Musk, Oakmoss, Amber and Woody Notes.

Also, there’s all 3 scents of (£4.00 each) – these effervescent bath bombs bubble away on with water, turning your bathwater shimmery and fizzy.

There’s also a (£18.00) – This set also includes a 50ml Hand Food and Scrub of Your Life, as well as a Righteous Butter, Face Soap & Clarity Face Wash, Clean On Me, and a Bright & Beautiful Radiance Mask, all presented in a Soap & Glory bag.

For makeup, there’s a (£14.00) – this instant ‘all-in-one; day to night face palette contains a bronzer, blusher, highlighter and three eyeshadows in matte and shimmer finishes.

And a (£14.00) – this is a super-light yet astonishingly potent night cream, with a uniquely bubbly mousse-like texture. Rammed with active boosters, it moisturises for eight hours, leaving your skin with a healthy, hydrated glow. 

And lastly the  (£20.00) perfect for storing all your new Soap & Glory goodies!

There’s also a and 2x Travel Sprays that come to a total of £119. Velvet Flora is described as a sophisticated, alluring fragrance, opening with top notes of Green Bergamot, leading to middle notes of Jasmine, Lily and Saffron Flower. All this is balanced by beautiful dry notes of Cedar Wood, moss, Musk and Amber Patchouli to create a sublime scent that awakens the senses with a spicy heat and lingers on the skin gorgeously.

Hothair are also back again this year, offering a set of their amazing (£250.00) – these luxury 100% Remy human hair extensions have been double drawn to create long, flowing, thick hair, and the cuticles of the hair have been laid in the direction that your hair would naturally grow in, meaning the hair is less likely to tangle, is long lasting and has a healthy sheen. They can be heated and styled to your hearts content, and the winner will get to choose which shade they would like.

are back again too this year, and this time they’re giving away three of their gorgeous winer scented candles (£42.00 each) – The White Cardamom Candle includes winter warming notes of sweet Mimosa and mulled spice essences of Cardamom. The Noel Candle has wintry notes of aromatic Fir Tree Branches studded with tangy Citrus Zest and Mulled Spices. And the Frosted Spicewood Candle has spiced floral notes of sparkling Pink Pepper, frozen Lemon, mid-winter Lily of the Valley, and smoky Incense.

are also taking part this year, and have provided a Limited Edition Box including the following products (Worth £100.00)

  • Fig & Rouge Firm & Tone Perfecting Serum
  • Ciate Glow-To Illuminating Blush
  • HD Brows Sculpt & Glow Palette
  • Ovali Finishing Powder Brush
  • The Vintage Cosmetic Company Eyelash Curler

I also have one of my favourite online beauty stores on board this year – Feel Unique, who have generously provided three gorgeous beauty sets – The  (£59.00) containing a large selection of eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushers and more, in one handy set.

There’s also a gorgeous  (£45.00) – Stila’s Liquid Lipsticks are some of the best around, and this fabulous set contains a mix of six iconic and limited edition matte shades two new shades of Shimmer Liquid Lipstick. The full-coverage colour stays put for up to six hours of continuous wear.

And also a gorgeous  (£55.00) – containing
an award-winning line up of Charlotte’s most loved products. This gift set includes a Mini Magic Cream 15ml, Mini Full Fat Lashes 3ml, Mini Wonderglow 15ml, Mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink 1g, and a full sized Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk 1.2g.

I’m also very excited that local brand, Lisa Angel is taking part this year. They’ve provided a gorgeous selection of products, many of which can be personalised with the winner’s name or initial.

The (£8.00) are the prettiest delicate sterling silver stud earrings made with pale pink opal effect Swarovski crystals. And the gorgeous  (£22.00) is a grey, mint and gold geometric clutch bag with removable shoulder strap and grey tassel detail.

They’ve also provided this lovely (£24.00) with block colouring in pink, mustard yellow, blue, and grey, as well as a  (£9.00) which will come printed with the letter of your choice.

And how about this lovely (£24.00) – Featuring a delicate curb chain with a small toggle and bar fastening, you can choose between a silver plated and rose gold plated finish, and how you would like it personalised.

And finally, a gorgeous (£35.00) – this pretty wooden jewellery box can be personalised with a white name of your choice across the lid, and includes 3 felt lined draws for loose jewellery items and a lift top lid with felt lined compartments for rings and earrings.

So there we have it! I work this out as about £1281 worth of prizes – I really hope you like the look of this year’s prize line up! And as always a massive thank you to all the brands that are taking part, and fi you’d like to win this bumper bundle of goodies, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below! The giveaway will run for 5 weeks, and is open internationally. If you have any questions please feel free to ask, and good luck! xxx


I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Christmas: Must Have Christmas Beauty Gift Sets

Posted on December 19, 2017

Hi Guys!

Finally I have the last of my Christmas Gift Guides to share with you! Today is all about beauty gift sets – I’ve got fragrance, skincare, makeup and accessories, covering a wide range of brands and prices. Hopefully this will inspire you if you’re doing any last minute shopping – enjoy!

Starting with the fabulous Clinique Pep It Up Set (£24.50 at ) – This handy little gift set contains a trio of Clinique Pep-Start products. There’s a 30ml 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser to was away dirt, dead skin cells, oil and impurities, a 7ml Pep-Start Eye Cream to give the eye area a hydration and an instant brightening effect, and lastly a 50ml Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser to blur imperfections while providing all-day hydration. Clinique have also included a cute pink zipped bag to keep your products safe.

Continuing with skincare, the DHC Double Cleanse Set (£19.95 at ) is definitely worth checking out. This limited edition two-step system for brighter, cleaner skin contains three DHC essentials – there’s a 70ml Deep Cleansing Oil, to remove makeup quickly and easily, including even waterproof mascara. There’s also a 35g Mild Soap, leaving skin feeling well-balanced as it cleanses and removes impurities for a comfortable and fresh complexion, and a box of Virgin Olive Oil Swabs (50 Swabs) – these are ready-infused with a small amount of virgin olive oil to quickly and easily remove makeup mistakes.

On to tools now, I have two gorgeous sets from Real Techniques. The Real Techniques All About That Glow Set (£15.00 at ) contains all the tools you need to apply your favourite powder, cream, or liquid highlighters. There’s a Miracle Complexion Sponge, a Strobe & Blend Brush, with a firm, angled head for applying a heavier layer of highlighter, and a fluffy, round head for blending product onto skin. There’s also a Set & Spotlight Brush, with a tapered, fluffy head for blending highlighters, and a small, densely packed head for precision application. And lastly, a Miracle Mini Eraser Sponge to help remove makeup mishaps.

I also have the Real Techniques Eye Glam Set (£12.00 at Real Techniques) – this includes everything you need to create the perfect party ready eyes. There’s a Base Shadow Brush, for shadow application and blending, a Brow Highlighting Brush for highlighting above and below the brow bone, a Precision Smudge Brush, for smudging along the lash line, a Winged Liner Brush with a thin, angled head for application of winged liner, and lastly a handy Brush Cup to store your new brushes.

Another fantastic skincare set is the Philosophy All Aglow Gift Set (£39.50 at  – Containing everything you need for radiant, healthy-looking skin, this holiday collection of award-winning skin care follows Philosophy’s unique 3-step formula for beautiful, lit-from-within luminosity: cleanse, peel, treat! Included is a Purity Made Simple Cleanser 90ml, The Microdelivery Peel Crystals + Activating Gel 30ml, and a Renewed Hope in a Jar Moisturizer 15ml.

The Laura Geller Pucker Up Trio (£25.00 at ) is also a great little set for fans of the brand. The limited edition Pucker Up Trio is available in nude or pink shades, offering high shine, buttery lip colour to celebrate Laura Geller’s 20th anniversary.

For those that suffer with dry hands and brittle nails, the RMK Nail & Hand Cream Kit (£23.00 at ) could be the perfect gift. This sweet little set contains three new scented additions to the RMK Nail & Hand cream range, well-known for its strength in combatting dry skin and for conditioning beautifully to the very tips of the nails. Choose from scents Neroli, Sparkling Cocktail or Cassis to match your mood.

On to fragrance now, the Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum Fragrance Gift Set (£54.00 at ) would make the perfect gift for any fragrance lover. Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum is a gorgeous, glamorous fragrance, a modern Fruity Chypre with warm, rich, woody depths. Opening with luminous green top notes full of glittering radiance, the heart of rich and exotic tiger orchid lends a creamy seductiveness to the fragrance. Lingering sensual base notes of sweet toffee meld with Indonesian Patchouli to leave a subtle, sensual memory on the skin.

  • Top notes: Pear and Mandarin Orange
  • Heart notes: Orchid
  • Base notes: Patchouli, toffee

Or how about the YSL Black Opium EDP Gift Set (£55.45 at ) – Black Opium is simply a stunning scent, both darkly sensuous and intense, this gourmand floral smells so good you’ll want to taste it. At the heart of Black Opium is an addictive black coffee accord blended with luminous white flowers, the ultimate play of shadow and light. A gourmet dose of vanilla envelops the fragrance in celestial beauty, creating a trail that is indulgent, sensuous and absolutely unforgettable.

  • Top Notes: Coffee, Pink Pepper
  • Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Vanilla
  • Base Notes: Patchouli, Cedar

I also have the gorgeous Vince Camuto Amore EDP Gift Set (£51.00 at ) – Amore is a sparkling and enchanting fruity floral fragrance, embodying the fun and flirty expression of a woman falling unforgettably, deeply in love. Fruity top notes mix with the organic smell of freshly picked flowers, and a divine base of comforting cashmere, rich, sensual amber and earthy sandalwood warm up the intoxicating combination.

  • Top Notes: Cassis, Clementine, Bergamot, Passionfruit
  • Heart Notes: Lily Of The Valley, Lotus, Orchid, Freesia
  • Base Notes: Cashmere Wood, Sandalwood, Musk, Amber

Or how about the Nina Ricci Luna Gift Set (£46.00 at ) – Luna is Nina Ricci’s gorgeous new mysterious gourmand fragrance. It opens with notes of Orange blossom and wild berries, leading to a heart of white everlasting flower blended with caramel, and a beautiful base of vanilla and sandalwood.

  • Top Notes: Wild Berries, Orange Blossom Petals
  • Heart Notes: Precious White Everlasting Flower, Crunchy Caramel
  • Base Notes: Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood from Sri Lanka

For a slightly more affordable option, I have the Ted Baker Beauty Bow Ella Gift Set (£24.00 at ) – I absolutely love Ted Baker gifts, and their fragrances are both affordable and so beautiful. Described as strikingly confident and delightfully witty, Ella leaves a trail of sparkle wherever she goes. With just one spritz, you’ll be hooked on Ella’s intoxicating cocktail of bergamot and cassis combined with a heady heart of orange blossom, jasmine and rose. Rich notes of amber, patchouli and vanilla leave a beautifully warm feminine scent that always leaves a lasting impression.

And lastly, the gorgeous MAC Look in a Box: Be Wow! (£22.10 at World Duty Free) – Firstly I have to say that this is such a fantastic bargain, this lovely little set contains five mini MAC Lipsticks, in Nude du Jour, Dodgy Girl, No Faux Pas, Relentlessly Red, and Antique Velvet, and each lipstick works out at only £4.45 each – you won’t find MAC for cheaper than that!

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Festive Beauty With The Body Shop

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Hi Guys!

I have a few fab makeup products to share with you today from The Body Shop – their Christmas selection has been just fantastic this year, and they currently have , so its the perfect time to pick up some last minute Christmas gifts!

If you get a moment, also be sure to check out their  to find a new festive surprise every day until Christmas – discover everything from seasonal bath and body specials to reviews from fabulous beauty bloggers, including me! Ok so let’s take a look at the products…

Firstly I have the gorgeous (£12.00) – The Body Shop have teamed up with House of Holland this Christmas, to offer festive collection of limited edition fun and colourful products, including makeup, skincare and gift sets (Just search ‘HOH’ on the Body Shop site to see everything that’s currently available) I have one of two HOH Palettes – the We Rule The World Palette includes three vibrant eye shadows in matte and shimmer finishes, one lip colour and a highlighter. This palette in particular is just what you need for getting party ready as it includes a deep blue toned grey eyeshadow, perfect for a smokey eye, and a gorgeous bright pink lip colour.

For those that prefer a cream eye colour, the (£8.00) are definitely worth checking out. Offering high definition metallic eyeshadow in an easy to apply stick form, these eyeshadows are perfect for those that favour an easy swipe of colour, that’s intense, long lasting and waterproof. I have shades Siberian Quartz, which is a gorgeous deep plum purple shade with a metallic shimmer, and Nevada Gold, which is a muted gold shade, again with a striking metallic finish.

Another product which is quite interesting, is the (£12.00) – this handy little product is the perfect multi-use tool to create a matte finish anywhere you need it. You can use this on your bare face before foundation, to act as a mattifying primer, or you can use it after foundation if that works better for you. It can also be used on top of your lipstick to give a matte finish, or as an eyeshadow primer to prolong wear. This is such a handy product to keep in your bag for when you’re on the go and need to absorbs excess oil and mattify on demand.

And lastly I have the gorgeous Glitter Dust (£7.00) – Christmas time is all about colour, shimmer and shine, and I just love adding glitter to pretty much every makeup look! The Body Shop’s Glitter Dust comes in two sparkling shades, Pink and Gold, and can be used on cheeks, décolletage and hair to give you a wonderful shimmering sparkle day or night. I love this pretty pink shade and can’t wait to wear it on my next night out!

I’d love to hear if you wear The Body Shop makeup? And which products you’d recommend? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Christmas: Fabulous Beauty Crackers & Baubles

Posted on December 18, 2017

Hi Guys!

Happy Monday! I can’t believe it’s only one week until Christmas, where has the time gone! Today, I’ve got a few fabulous beauty baubles and crackers to share with you, perfect for adorning your tree or for an extra special treat at the Christmas table – enjoy!

Starting with the  – This generously sized cracker would make any beauty lover’s day, it’s filled with Elizabeth Arden makeup essentials, including a full size Beautiful Color Grand Entrance Mascara in Black, a Lip Oil (various shades included) and a Superstart Skin Renewal Booster Sample.

For something a bit more budget friendly, the Beatitude Peace Bath Oil Cracker is definitely worth checking out. There are three Bath Oil options to choose from – Peace, Patience and Joy, and I have Peace which promises to turn your bathroom into a divine peaceful haven when you’re in need of intensive relaxation. This relaxing oil is blended with essential oils of Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Mandarin, Petitgrain and Cedarwoood, to leave your skin sumptuously smooth with no greasy residue.

For makeup lovers, how about the  (£20.00) – This cute little tree ornament contains two Laura Geller deliciously decadent Hi-Def Top Coats. Infused with light-reflecting pearls and lip conditioning Kendi Oil, it cushions lips with a rich, always silky, never-sticky shine.

Another Bath Oil option is the  – this dinky little bath oil Moisturises and conditions, leaving skin soft and supple, and it’s lightly scented with stress relieving and soothing roses.

Or how about the –  Designed to help create shadows or highlight your favourite facial features. The small side is for precision highlighting, and the large side is for controlled contouring.

For fragrance fans, the  would be greatly received. This sunshine-filled gift brings together a mini Eclipse EDT fragrance and co-ordinating moon keyring, perfect for you handbag. Eclipse opens with edible notes of fresh blackcurrant, marigold and zesty mandarin, threaded with golden freesia and lotus flower.

The  is another great beauty bauble. This innovative buffer is infused with a Sugar Plum fragranced body wash, which envelops the body in a sweet, festive aroma. Creating a creamy lather for up to 5 showers, the sponge leaves skin thoroughly cleansed and feeling soft and silky.

The  is a cute Christmas cracker containing two cult products from Erborian. There’s a BB Cream in Nude, enriched with SPF 20, it evens out and mattifies the complexion, leaving skin with a velvety, ultra-soft finish. And a Pink Perfect Cream which provides an instant “blur” by giving a soft-focus effect to the skin, minimising the appearance of pores, leaving the skin looking smooth and radiant.

I also have the – This rose-gold bauble features a star cut-out design, a gorgeous addition to any tree. The products within capture the poetic beauty of springtime in Provence, where flowering cherry trees colour the Luberon Hills and perfume the air. The bauble contains a mini Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Hand Cream trio.

And lastly the  – Available in three shade options, the L’Oral Read My Lips Cracker contains a Color Riche Lipsticks and matching Lip Liner, so you can perfect your pout this Christmas season. I think Red is definitely the one to have for Christmas!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Christmas: The Men’s Christmas Gift Guide

Posted on December 15, 2017

Hi Guys!

The next instalment of my Christmas Gift Guide series is now here, and this time it’s one for the fellas! Wether you’re looking to pick up a gift for your significant other, dad or brother (ooh I rhymed there!) there’ll be something suitable in today’s guide for you – enjoy!

The first product I have is the gorgeous Molton Brown Russian Leather EDT (£45.00 at ) – Personally, I think this fragrance would suit an older gent, I know my Dad would adore this scent. Russian Leather is an intense, woody, masculine fragrance, with notes of Siberian Pine Oil, Tobacco and Leather.

  • Top notes: Elemi, Black Tea and Purple Basil.
  • Heart notes: Siberian Pine, Tobacco and Birch.
  • Base notes: Vetiver, Leather and Cade.

I also have this lovely Coach For Men Gift Set (£45.00 at ) – Coach For Men is described as energetic, confident and cool. This fresh and aromatic fragrance opens with an energetic top note of crisp and effervescent Green Nashi Pear. A spicy burst of Cardamom adds warmth at the heart, complexity and a subtle touch of sweetness, and the scent ends with a textured base of Vetiver with hints of Suede and Ambergris.

  • Top Notes: Green Nashi Pear, Bergamot and Kumquat
  • Heart Notes: Cardamom, Coriander and Geranium
  • Base Notes: Haitian Vertiver, Suede and Ambergris

And finally for fragrances I have Kenneth Cole Black Bold (£40.00 for 50ml at ) – Black Bold is described a daring fragrance that pushes the boundaries with notes of strength, power, and confidence. The scent opens with a chilled blast of cool notes, leading to Ancient Cedar Leaf blended with Ground Nutmeg, warmed with hints of Lotus Flower and Incense Smoke. At the base, Black and Blonde Woods balance with Suede, Violet Leaves and Ambergris, and soft, leathery Musks.

  • Top Notes: Zesty Mandarin, Frozen Ginger, Chilled Watermint, and Tonic
  • Heart Notes: Ancient Cedarleaf, Ground Nutmeg, Lotus Flower, and Incense Smoke
  • Base Notes: Black & Blonde Woods, Suede, Violet Leaves, Soft Musks, and Ambergris

Next up is the Filofax Finsbury A5 Organiser (£78.00 at ) – Perfect for the man that likes to be organised, the Filofax Finsbury A5 Organiser is an elegant organiser with a classic and hardwearing grained leather finish. It’s jam packed with useful features including a double page spread for each week, note pages, zip pocket, card slots and more.

I also have this lovely Hand Stitched Engraved Belt (£60.00 at ) – A personalised gift is always well received at Christmas, and Get Etched offer a massive range of products that you can have personalised however you want. This Hand Stitched Belt is made of high quality leather, and is available in a range of sizes and colours, with a British made solid brass buckle that’s available in a brass or nickel finish. I’ve had this one engraved ready to gift for Christmas!

The Jessica Gentleman’s Club Set (£39.50 at ) – Perfect for the man that likes to keep his hands and nails in tip top condition, the Jessica Gentleman’s Club Set contains everything he could need for well groomed hands. Included is a Smoothe Moves Hand Conditioner, a Scrub Away Hand and Nail Exfoliator, a Matte for Men Conditioner and Treatment and a Buff Cuticle Gel.

And lastly, how about the Spongelle Men’s Super Buffer (£13.50 at ) – described as a multi-use, multi-function sponge that cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates all-in-one, this buffer would make a fantastic stocking filler. Basically this sponge includes a built-in body wash, allowing the innovative buffer to deliver a time-released lather to sweep away dirt and impurities while gently polishing the skin for long lasting freshness.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Christmas: 10 Fragrances Perfect for Giving

Posted on December 14, 2017

Hi Guys!

I really think that fragrance is one of the best Christmas gifts you can give – especially if you choose well! I’ve gathered together today ten stunning scents that any fragrance fan would be thrilled to open on Christmas morning – enjoy!

Starting with Elie Saab Girl of Now EDP (£62.00 for 90ml at ) – I absolutely love Elie Saab fragrances, and Girl of Now has just shot to the top of my favourites list! It’s a gourmand floral scent designed to celebrate women, opening with notes of Roasted Pistachio and juicy sparkling Pear, leading to a heart of Bitter Almond and Orange Blossom Absolute, and Tonka Bean and Patchouli are blended together at the base. The bottle is gorgeous too, inspired by Elie Saab’s jewellery line.

  • Top Notes: Roasted Pistachio and Pear
  • Heart Notes: Bitter Almond and Orange Blossom Absolute
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean and Patchouli

Feel Unique are also offering a fab engraving service this Christmas, so you can get your loved one’s initial engraved on the bottle as an added personal touch.

Next I have Tory Burch Love Relentlessly EDP (£56.70 for 50ml at ) – This fragrance has been designed to capture the euphoric feeling of falling in love. Opening with top notes of fiery Pink Pepper and juicy Pink Grapefruit, leading to a floral heart and a warm base of Sandalwood and Tonka Bean – this scent is a must try!

  • Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Pink grapefruit, Sicilian Lemon, Sparkling Pear, Raspberry and Lychee
  • Heart Notes: Rose Essential, Orris, Jasmine Sambac, Patchouli and Amber
  • Base Notes: Australian Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood and Tonka Bean Absolute

And Mont Blanc Lady Emblem Elixir (£54.00 for 50ml at ) – The latest offering from Mont Blanc is Lady Emblem Elixir, a floral, woody, oriental fragrance created for the unique, sophisticated and strong woman. This is a wonderfully sophisticated scent that’s both striking yet easy to wear.

  • Top Notes: Black pepper, Mandarin and Lychee
  • Heart Notes: Iris accord, Rose Absolu and Orange blossom
  • Base Notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood and Patchouli

Next the stunning Moschino Gold Fresh Couture EDP (£60.00 for 50ml at ) – Gold Fresh Couture is the third edition in Moschino’s Fresh Couture line. This time, the scent is presented in a solid gold coloured bottle, keeping the same spray cleaner shape as its predecessors. The scent opens with bright and playful notes of Yellow Mandarine Orpur, Pear and Rhubarb Granita and exquisite White Vine Peach. A floral heart of Jasmine, Mahonial and Golden Chain Orchid leads to a sensual dry-down of Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla and Akigalawood which rounds out this beautiful fragrance.

  • Top Notes: Yellow Mandarine Orpur, Pear and Rhubarb Granita and White Vine Peach
  • Heart Notes: Jasmine, Mahonial and Golden Chain Orchid
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla and Akigalawood

And I had to include Jimmy Choo Rose Gold Edition (£53.00 for 60ml at ) – Jimmy Choo fragrances are just so wearable, they’re perfect for gifting. The new limited edition Rose Gold Edition is an opulent chypre gourmand scent that celebrates the sophisticated and sparkling aspect of the Jimmy Choo woman. With its top notes of Candied Orange and Tiger Orchid, a heart of Toffee and base notes of Sandalwood and Indonesian Patchouli, Jimmy Choo Rose Gold Edition envelopes the wearer with sensuality and elegance.

  • Top Notes: Candied Orange and Tiger Orchid
  • Heart Notes: Toffee
  • Base Notes: Sandalwood and Indonesian Patchouli

Next I have Bvlgari Goldea The Roman Night EDP (£68.00 for 50ml at ) – this is a contemporary chypre fragrance inspired by instinct, feminity and dominance, opening with Luscious Berries and dark Black Peony leaves, leading to a floral heart of Tuberose and Jasmine, and mysterious base of Black Musk and Patchouli.

  • Top Notes: Luscious Berries and Black Peony
  • Heart Notes: Night Blooming Jasmine and Tuberose Absolute
  • Base Notes: Haitian Vetiver, Patchouli Heart and Black Musks

I also wanted to include the latest from Marc Jacobs – Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau So Decadent EDT (£63.00 for 50ml at ) – This gorgeous floral scent is basically a lighter version of the original Decadance fragrance (which I also love). This perfume opens with top notes of Nashi Pear, Blackcurrant and Green Ivy, with a floral heart of Pink Lily of the Valley, Magnolia and Jasmine. The dry down is sweet and elegant, with notes of White Amber, Cashmere Woods, Raspberry Gloss. 

  • Top Notes: Nashi Pear, Blackcurrant, Green Ivy
  • Heart Notes: Pink Lily of the Valley, Magnolia, Jasmine
  • Base Notes: White Amber, Cashmere Woods, Raspberry Gloss

I also have the gorgeous Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal EDP (£63.50 for 50ml at ) – the first ever JPG fragrance without a bust for a bottle – Scandal is all about the legs! I simply love this scent, and personally, I think of Scandal as Classique’s sibling, and I guarantee fans of Classique will love this. It has a distinct femininity, with top notes of juicy Blood Orange and Gardenia, balanced by Honey at the heart and a base of Patchouli.

  • Top Notes: Blood Orange and Gardenia
  • Heart Notes: Honey
  • Base Notes: Patchouli

I also have Michael Kors Sexy Ruby (£59.40 for 50ml at ) – Though I’m not really a fan of the name, Sexy Ruby is a gorgeous sensual fragrance that’s perfect for evening wear. Michael Kors Sexy Ruby is a modern chypre scent opening with juicy Raspberry, Apricot, Davana and Pepper, leading to a heart of luscious Rose Petals and intoxicating Indian Jasmine Sambac. And the base is rounded off by the sensual warmth of Cashmere Woods and Vanilla Bean.

  • Top Notes: Raspberry, Apricot, Davana and Pepper.
  • Heart Notes: Orange Blossom Absolute, Indian Jasmine Sambac and Rose Petals.
  • Base Notes: Moss Crystal, Cashmere Woods and Vanilla Bean.

And last but not least Marc Jacobs Daisy Anniversary Edition (£46.25 for 50ml at ) – Daisy is a classic scent that many people will recognise, and Marc Jacobs has created a special limited edition Anniversary Edition for fans of the brand, with the same Daisy scent that we all know and love, but this time house in a beautiful jewel encrusted bottle. This is a must have for Daisy fans!

  • Top notes: Apple and Citrus Fruits
  • Heart notes: Geranium, Cinnamon and Cloves
  • Base notes: Vanilla, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Olivewood, Amber and Musk

I’d love to hear which fragrances you’re enjoying at the moment?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Christmas: Beauty Stocking Fillers for All Budgets

Posted on December 13, 2017

Hi Guys!

I’m back! I feel like I’ve been out of the loop for a little while as I’ve been pretty ill. Well I’m now on the mend and I’m finally bringing you the first of my Christmas Gift Guides! (At last!) So my first guide is all about beauty stocking fillers – I’ve tried to include a range of products at differing price points so there should be something for everyone. Enjoy!

Starting with the (£49.00) – This is one of the latest releases from one of my favourite makeup brands – the Too Faced White Chocolate Palette is in fact a full-sized version of their previous mini White Chocolate Chip palette. It includes 16 pastel shades with both matte and shimmery finishes, and the palette also smells just like white chocolate!

For those that love a luxurious bubble bath, the  (£15.00) could be just perfect. Philosophy’s award-winning multi-tasking shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath conditions as it cleanses, leaving skin and hair silky soft and lightly perfumed with an ethereal floral fragrance.

Or how about the (£18.00) – I love Ted Baker gifts, they’re always beautifully packaged and just gorgeous inside and out, and The Sweet Treats Polly Fragrance is a complete steal at only £13.00 for 30ml. Polly is described as a grown-up yet girly addition to any night out, with fruity top notes of mandarin, red berries and peach, a floral heart of white jasmine, honeysuckle and peony, and a warm base of amber and vanilla topped off with white musk.

I also have the gorgeous (£20.00) – This handy little set is the perfect size for a beauty-lover’s stocking. It contains a Luxurious Liquid Liner, to deliver a line of smooth, rich colour that lasts all day, as well as a Supernova Glitter Glam Liner, which is infused with the finest iridescent sparkle, making it the perfect glitter liner for Christmas nights out.

For the liquid lipstick fan, the  (£20.00) would just be perfect. This cute little set contains a trio of mini Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in three must have shades. There’s Beso, a beautiful true red, Caramello, a light nude beige, and Splendore Shimmer, which is a light mauve with a shimmer finish – this one is a special treat as Stila’s Shimmer Liquid Lipsticks won’t be launching individually until the Spring, so definitely keep an eye out for these!

I also have the very affordable (£12.00) – Another fab beauty trio, this time perfect for highlighting the face. This set includes Barry M’s Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in Liquid Fortune, an Illuminating Strobe Cream Stick in Galactic, and a Fine Glitter Dust in 28.

On to another favourite brand of mine now. The (£8.50) is definitely worth considering. Sleek have got some really great products out at the moment, and this super cute Pout & Polish Set would make a fantastic stocking filler. It contains a Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Birthday Suit, with a matching matte finish Nail Polish.

And the (£15.50) – Rahua isn’t the most well know brand, but they do offer some fantastic haircare products, and I thought this dinky little hair duo would be a welcome find in any beauty lover’s stocking this Christmas. Ideal for those seeking a full, lustrous mane, Rahua’s The Jet Setter Voluminous Duo combines their Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner in a handy travel sized set.

Another bargain now, the (£7.99) is definitely worth picking up. This sweet little set would make the perfect budget friendly stocking filler, containing three of Maybelline’s famous Baby Lips Lip Balms, in Hydrate, Pink Punch, and Cherry Me, this ticks all the boxes for a top beauty gift.

Or how about the (£22.00) – Pixi is another favourite brand of mine, and this gorgeous Lid Lovelies Eyeshadow Palette contains a gorgeous selection of 18 tones, from light creamy nudes to intense orange and smokey charcoal, there’s enough shades here to take you easily from day to night.

Going a bit more high end now, how about the  (£46.00) – Fenty Beauty should need no introduction by now, and I really think any beauty fan would be thrilled to find one of Rhianna’s beauty products in their stocking on Christmas morning. The Match Stix Trio contains three long-wear makeup sticks, with two Match Stix Matte Skinsticks to conceal and contour, and one Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick to highlight.

Ok so I absolutely had to include the (£20.00) – As soon as I saw the new Kat Von D Glimmer Veils I knew I had to try them – and I definitely wasn’t disappointed! These are honestly the most vivid, sparkly and just amazing liquid lipsticks that I’ve ever seen. I’ll be sharing full reviews on the blog soon, but in the meantime just google swatches and you’ll see what I mean!

I thought I’d also include the fab (£32.00) – This fabulously fun palette contains three colourful highlighters, in shades Seashell: a sparkling lavender, Pearl: a sparkling ivory, and Seafoam: a sparkling blue/green. This is a must have for mermaid fans!

Another brand that alway brings out fun and innovative collections is Kiko. The (£19.90) is definitely wort checking out. You’ll probably know by know that I’m a massive fan of Kiko Cosmetics, and their latest limited edition collection is just perfect for Christmas time. I have a few products from the Arctic Holiday collection, but I wanted to include the All In One Palette here, as it’s a fab, reasonably priced full face and eye palette. It contains two face-sculpting powders, a blush, a highlighter, and 9 eyeshadows.

For nail fans, how about the (£14.50) – This lovely little set contains Jessica’s best-selling intensive cuticle moisturiser Phenomen Oil, which is the perfect treat for dry nails during the winter months, as well as a Custom Colour Nail Polish in Nude Thrills, which is a pretty nude beige with a touch of sparkle.

And lastly, I have the  (£18.00 each) – Zoeva always manage to bring out the most gorgeous palettes, and the Opulence collection is no exception. The eyeshadow palette contains ten vibrant shades in a mixture of polished neutrals and vibrant statement colours, in both matte and metallic finishes. The Blush Palette has also been carefully curated to include everything you need for an uplifting, subtly sculpted cheek look, containing two floral-inspired blushers and a shimmering champagne highlighter.

I hope this has given you some inspiration! I’ll have more gift guides coming up very soon 😀 I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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