Monday, 25 November 2013

Nails Inc Crackers

I am so into the idea of cosmetics instead of chocolate that seems to be everywhere this year. 
 Instead of chocolate in your advent calendar you can have beauty products, and now you can have nail goodies in your crackers...

These are a perfect gift for any fashionista or a great idea if you need a few single gifts to give to your girls this Christmas. 

Featuring 6 seasonal shades perfect for the party season these gorgeous crackers from Nails Inc are worth a whopping £69 and they are being sold for under £30!
Nails Inc Crackers
Each cracker contains a beautiful polish and a fashion quote

Treat your dinner table, friends, or yourself to these crackers head over to the Nails Inc Shop and grab them while you can. 


Urban Decay 'The Mother Lode' & '24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Vault'

I'm still totally wishing it was summer, going to work in the dark and leaving the gym in the dark makes me want to hibernate, not to mention having to finally say good bye to my summer clothes and shoes, anyway there's no escaping the fact that the festive season is very much upon us. 

I've been doing come window shopping and there really are some great beauty buys out there, I'll be doing a few posts over the next couple of weeks to help give you some beauty gift inspiration so weather your treating yourself, or a fellow beauty queen in your life look no further..... 
Urban Decay 'The Mother Lode' is a real luxury item, but if your an Urban Decay fan or know someone who is then they would love this I'm sure. The Mother Lode is exclusive to Debenhams and retails at an almighty £445, ouch, but they do say you get what you pay for. 

This monster palette consists of 68 luxurious shades, it allows you to create your own palette and promises the usual packed pigmented goodness you only get from Urban Decay. 

The other exclusive gift set from UD is the '24/7 Glide On Pencil Vault'
Urban Decay 24 7 Glide On Eye Pencil Vault
This set consists of 40 gorgeous shades of the award winning glide on formula eye pencil from UD, these pencils really are fab, blendable, creamy, non slip textures, in the craziest to the most toned hues of colour they really are beautiful, I would love this set I own so many of these pencils but you really could have fun with these! 

Retails at £240, but it does have money off at the moment, if stocks sell out on line then check your local store. 

Get yours now with 10% off from Debenhams.com 
(you'll only find them at Debenhams in the UK and in Ireland, so grab them while you can)

Will you be treating yourself to this, or are you asking Santa? 


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Ben Nye Banana Powder



I've been using this powder daily for at least 6 months now, and totally forgot to share it with you. 
It's a product that i was enticed to buy after seeing it was used on Kim Kardashian as a staple setting powder, and I can see why. 

 the yellow banana tone in the powder evens out the most sallow skin tones and sets foundation beautifully. I have been really concious of my dark under eye circles,and this really has helped to balance them out, as well as stopping the concealer creasing around the eyes. Gives a beautiful matte finish, baby soft to the touch. 

I hate the dreaded 'white flash face' when you have a photo taken and you look like a ghost, this stuff really will warm your complexion but not too much. I think thanks to the yellow tone in this powder it would compliment most skin tones, if not Ben Nye do a range of the the finely milled powders to suit everyone, so if you feel washed out wearing BB cream during the summer months, grab one of the warmer shades to buff over and give your complexion a glow. 

Kim K pre blend wearing Ben Nye Banana Powder

Me wearing Ben Nye Banana Powder 
I will stick to this powder, you just can't beat the value for money it offers, which to be honest surprises me as being a celeb fave I thought it would be mega expensive! This powder held up really well in 40 degree temperatures whilst I was on holiday too, and I don't have to reapply like I have done in the past with pressed powders that just leave you complexion looking caked in make up. 

My only niggle would be the packaging design, I have decanted mine into smaller pots (an old Bare Minerals one with the sifter works fab!) as travelling with this or using it on the go would be a disaster! 

If you live in the UK you can order direct from Treasure House Of Make Up I bought the small tub, paid under £10 for mine and 6 months on it's still going, not even half way through in fact.

Get it now while you can, because thanks to Kim K and her MUA worldwide supplies are running low! 


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