18 December 2014

Space NK Christmas Crackers

I've mentioned before that I love beauty crackers and beauty baubles but what I haven't told you is that Space NK have released a set of 6 Christmas crackers featuring 6 of their best selling products. 

They come in a beautiful gold box and each cracker has cute little gold stars printed on them tied with silver ribbon. They're the most luxury beauty crackers I've seen yet. 

The set costs £45 and contains £82 worth of products:
-Rococo VIP Creme Nail Polish 14ml
- Oribe Supershine Moisturising Cream 50ml 
- Life NK Ultimate Unwind Body Wash 100ml
- Laura Mercier Foundaion Primer 30ml
- Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml
- Lipstick Queen Big Bang Illusion Gloss in Creation 11ml

The product I was most excited to try was the Laura Mercier Primer. This is a liquid based primer, which almost feels like a serum so works perfectly during the Winter as it's like another layer of moisture.

The Best of Space NK Crackers are available both in store or online.

17 December 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat

This year was the year that lip liners made a huge come back and I think we owe it all to Kylie Jenner. The nude, filled in lip has been everywhere and after finding what I think is the perfect nude, I thought I should finally share it with you. 

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk is a great browny nude shade that works perfectly on it's own to line the lips or all over. I tend to completely fill in my lips slightly overdrawing them to look a little fuller but nothing too crazy. 

The lasting power of this is also freakin' amazing. I swatched it on my hand next to some of my other liners and this just would not rub off- but then you expect great quality with a brand like Charlotte Tilbury!

Charlotte Tilbury is available from Selfridges both online and in store. 

16 December 2014

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Collection

You don't really get much more luxury than Tom Ford. His lipsticks are held in holy grail status amoung beauty lovers so as you can imagine the release of his Lips and Boys collection has caused quite the stir. Lips and Boys is a collection consisting of 50 mini sized lipsticks all named after the various different men from Mr Fords life- you can't get more personal than that!

I feel like any beauty love would coo at the size of these uber cute lipsticks.
The collection contains a range of different shades from Kylie Jenner like nudes to deep, deep purples and there's even a white shade in there. Above are the shades Cary, Luciano, and Xavier and the lipsticks are creamy, super pigmented and long lasting. 

They're released on the 25th of December in Selfridges and they're priced at £27 which is more affordable than the full sized product and the perfect size for throwing in your handbag- although I would not throw Tom Ford!

15 December 2014

Mio Liquid Yoga

During the Christmas party season we really put our body through it's paces, and after endless nights of dancing and wearing heels I like to take a little bit of me time to pamper myself. One of my favourite relaxation products for the bath is Mio's Liquid Yoga, it's basically a hug for your muscles. 

It has the most relaxing scents of essential oils, spearmint and lavender to really lull you into a relaxed state whilst a mix of Magnesium-rich Epsom salts soothe your achey muscles. The special blend of ingredients also detoxifies and energises you from the outside in which also make this perfect for hangover days!

This is one of my favourite bath time products and I'm always left feeling truly pampered afterwards like I've just had a trip to the spa. 

Mio Liquid Yoga along with the whole Mio range is available from Space NK 

12 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014

This Works Dream Team- £8.50
Molton Brown Bauble- £10
Primark Gingerbread Leggins- £10
The Body Shop Lip Balm Stocking- £15
The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Book- £15
Philosophy Peppermint Duo- £19
Bobbi Brown Art Sticks- £19
Smashbox Primer Trio- £25
Jurlique Handcream Set- £25
Molton Brown Handcream trio- £25
Ole Henriksen Unwrap Your Radiance- £29
Benefit Fun Sized Flirts- £29
This Works Sleeping Partners Set- £29
Nars Digital World Lip Collection- £31
Laura Mercier Gift Sets- £40-£50
Thierry Mugler Alien Gift Set Alien- £42
Narciso Rodriguez- For Her- £55
Bobbi Brown Scotch On The Rocks Palette- £59
Eve Lom Luxury Set- £75
Jo Malone Candle- £40

This is the ultimate Christmas gift guide for beauty loves. I've included a range of different price points so that hopefully there will be something for everyone! 

10 December 2014

How To: Burn Candles

When reading the title of this post you'd be forgiven in thinking that I'd run out of blog ideas, but fear not, this isn't going to be a post tell you how to light and blow out candles. There are a few tips that I've learnt along the way about making the most out of my candles and when I'm spending £40 for Jo Malone and Dipytque I definitely don't want to waste anything!

Tip #1
When you first light a fresh out of the box candle, make sure you burn it for at least an hour creating an even pool of melted wax. This will prevent the candle from burning straight down the middle wasting almost all of the product. This is something I definitely learnt the hard way after trying to melt the wax around the sides of the candle one too many times. 

Tip #2
Between every couple of burns trim the wick as this will prevent the candle from tunnling smoke into the room. Again something I learnt the hard way by making the walls of my old flat completely covered in soot!

To prevent black soot and splattering of wax on the glass try to use a candle snuffer as this will leave your candle in a much neater state.

9 December 2014

The Ultimate Christmas Wishlist

I thought I'd put together my dream luxury Christmas beauty wishlist. In an ideal world this is what Santa would bring me for Christmas but I think £145 for a Charlotte Tilbury make-up set isn't in his budget. This is essentially a collection of everything I've been lusting after throughout the year. I blogged about the Astrid Miyu Rings yesterday but I didn't mention that it's the emerald green ring that I want, which is currently sold out :(