Splurge vs Save – Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel vs Simple Face Wash

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Welcome back! Today I want to share a secret with you ūüôā my first splurge vs. save! I have been using the¬†Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel for over 2 years. It has done my skin wonders! When you first use it, … Continue reading

Holiday / Christmas Beauty Gift Guide 2013

If its one thing about the holiday season I love, its the array of beauty offerings that all the brands come out with!

There are so many I wanted to include: Urban Decay Naked 3 has no release date yet (although a sales rep told me it will be out a couple of weeks before Christmas eek!) ¬†Nars One Night Stand is SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE! and then there are those that are too damn expensive (I’m looking at you Tom Ford…).

So here we go, here are my top beauty picks which will be well loved by the very lucky recipient…

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1. Nars РCrime of Passion set £35

I absolutely love the pigmentation of Nars products. This set has the perfect colours for day and night and the blushers look beautiful on darker skintones. The matte black packaging screams luxury. What more do you need for £35?! This is a beautiful introduction for anyone new to Nars.

2. Urban Decay Р Vice 2 £42

I bought this a couple of days ago and as soon as I swatched it I knew it would be my new “go to” pallete. The buttery soft, crazily pigmented eyeshadows will last a lifetime. The set includes a good mix of bright shimmery colours and the matte nude colours they are famous for. Considering Urban Decay have release 3 Naked Palletes they are the masters of neutrals!

3. Sleek РBlush by 3 in Lace £9.99

Another one of my favourite products. This is the perfect product for a beauty lover for those on a smaller budget. All of the sets in this line are beautiful but Lace is particularly beautiful on skintones with yellow undertones. The shade in the middle – Gupture – reminds me of Nars Orgasm.

4.  Benefit РSkincare set £12.50

I was surprised that Benefit brought out an affordable skincare line. With 6 products in this set you cant go wrong. We all know good skincare is the foundation of a beautiful base – no amount of foundation or concealer can replicate beautiful glowing skin.

5. Illamasqua РBeauty lesson £50

What to get the person that has everything? How about a lesson with the iconic Illasmasqua? This intensive 2 hour course gives your loved one a gift that will last a lifetime. This is definitely a thoughtful present that will keep you in the good books for a long time

6. MAC РStroke of Midnight Smoky Eye Brush Set £42

This brush set contains some of the essential brushes that are used countless times by experts and you-tubers alike. Although these may not be exactly as their full-sized counterparts, they are still good quality and are key to creating that professional look.

7. Bobbi Brown РTwilight Pallete £59

Bobbi Brown always have the most beautiful holiday sets around. The Twilight Pallete has a outstanding variety of party shades in a compact and portable casing. The shades would suit all ages and has a good mix of glittery and matte shades.

What have you got in mind for your loved ones? Only a few weeks left so better get cracking!

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