The festive season is well and truly upon us and I couldn’t be more excited, Christmas is my favourite time of year. What’s not to love?? Fairy lights, food, presents, party nights, bubbly, cosy nights in watching Christmas films – the list goes on and I love everything about it! This year I have been super organised and managed to buy the bulk of my gifts in October – this never happens, I’m normally scraping buy with one wage to spare!! With that in mind I thought I would offer some suggestions on my favourite beauty buys this festive season.
Are you looking to elevate your regular cleansing routine to a sonic level – meet the Clarisonic Mia. Its patented sonic technology gently removes the impurities traditional cleaning methods leave behind, cleansing six times better than your hands alone making creams, serums, and moisturisers are more effective. This great deal exclusively available at Debenhams offers not only the Clarisonic Mia but includes Lancóme’s Bi-Facil, Gel Eclat and Advanced Genefique.
If you don’t want to splash out on the Clarisonic Mia look no further – I give you the Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Cleansing System, a great alternative at a fraction of the cost. I actually have this myself and its a great little addition to my skincare routine. This system comes with exfoliator included and the brush is shaped to suit the contours of your face for better removal of dirt and make up even in the T-zone and chin. Boots are offering this for £26.66 at the moment, its out of stock online but if your lucky you might be able to grab one in store.
Skincare guru to the stars with a roll-call including Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham, Dr Lancer is the go-to dermatologist in sunny LA. If you want to bring a little Hollywood glamour to your life and re-create Kim K’s dewy glow, invest in The Lancer Method, a simple, three-step routine which delivers dramatic improvements to skin tone, texture and appearance.
This set includes: The Method: Polish 30ml//The Method: Cleanse 60ml//The Method: Nourish 15ml//Eye Contour Lifting Cream 5 ml
Treat yourself or a loved one to the best product’s from Boots famous No7 Protect & Perfect range with this amazing gift set. Snap it up for only £55, an amazing bargain considering there are over £100 worth of products in this set. I have to admit I love No7 and have been using it for years and I always try and hold off until they release a gift set, this is definitely on my Christmas list!!
This set includes: No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream 50ml//No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream 50ml//No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream 15ml//No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum 30ml//No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion Facial Exfoliator 75ml//No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Hand Cream 75ml
I cannot resist a Naked palette and I love the drama of a gorgeous smoky eye, its perfect for the Christmas party season. The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette contains twelve eyeshadows just like the other Naked Palettes with tones ranging from sparkly gold, silver and black – everything you could possibly need to perfect your own smoky eye look. This palette is normally priced £38, but you can snap it up for £34.20 at House of Fraser at the moment – if you are looking to splurge, you cant argue with the quality of Urban Decay products – go on treat yourself!!
A real bargain at £9.99, Maybelline’s The Nudes Palette offers 12 shades for a day or night look including sparkle and matte textures – this is a great alternative to the Naked Smoky Palette.
Isn’t this just dreamy??!! Designed to give you everything you need to finish, brighten, contour and highlight your skin in a single compact, this palette also includes a limited edition Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Iridescent Strobe Light. Just stunning!
The Golden Sugar Ultra Blush Palette was launched earlier this year and joins Makeup Revolution’s other two Ultra Blush Palettes; Hot Spice and Sugar & Spice at a cost of just £6 each. This palette contains six sizable pans of powder blushes, bronzers and one highlighter – a great budget option for those looking to experiment with strobing for the first time.
I cannot recommend Zoeva brushes highly enough, they are great quality, long lasting brushes, definitely worth the hefty price tag! This set contains 15 essential brushes from powder, foundation and a blush brush, to professional eye brushes for the application of eyeshadow and eyeliner – with this kit you are all set!
For great brushes at a reasonable price, look no further than Real Techniques Core Collection. This set includes 4 coverage essentials: detailer brush, pointed foundation brush, buffing brush and contour brush. You can also purchase individual brushes to top up your collection from as little as £6.99, total bargain!
I hope you enjoyed reading!
Are there any beauty must haves on your Christmas wish list this year?? Id love to know………
Until next time,