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Christmas Beauty Sets Worth Checking Out

Posted on December 15, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Christmas is in the air, the tree is up, the chocs are out (I like to start early) and I’m getting really excited now! I still have some shopping to do, but I’ve got most of it done now luckily. I’m just looking forward to spending some quality time with Freddy and the rest of my family now 🙂 If you’re still picking up gifts and you’re on the hunt for some beauty goodies for a loved one, I have some gorgeous sets to share with you today, including skincare, fragrance and makeup. Enjoy!

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DKNY Be Delicious 30ml Eau De Parfum gift set (£37.00)

I tried DKNY’s new Be Delicious fragrance when it launched a couple of month’s ago, I won’t go into too much detail as you can check out my original review here, but it’s a wonderfully juicy and fresh scent, and this little gift set includes a mini tube of body lotion and an EDP fragrance, which would make a lovely gift.

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Thierry Mugler Alien gift set (£50.00)

If you’re looking for a fragrance set that’s a bit more in the fancy side, what about this Alien Gift Set by Thierry Mugler? The set is beautifully presented in the classic Alien colours of purple and gold, and inside is a 30ml refillable bottle of Alien eau de parfum, a 100ml radiant body lotion, a 30ml shower gel and a 15ml body cream.

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RMK Christmas Base Makeup Kit (£55.00)

RMK may not be the first brand you think of when you’re looking for beauty and skincare gifts, but this gorgeous little set should definitely be on your radar. I’ve tried a few RMK products before and I really think they’re underrated. If you’re looking for something a little different, this set contains a Limited Edition Liquid Concealer in EX-01 (the lightest shade), a 30ml bottle of Extra Moist Skintuner Treatment, perfect for rehydrating the skin, and an 8ml Barrier Treatment Essence, to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier and prevent dryness.

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Burt’s Bees Naturally Gifted Gift Set – Cocoa and Cupuaçu Edition (£15.99)

This fab little set from Burt’s Bees doesn’t even need wrapping as it’s so wonderfully packaged! The hexagonal tin contains a trio of natural body and lip skincare solutions, including Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa and Cupuaçu Body Lotion for perfectly pampered skin, a Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer (Apricot shade) for a hint of colour and a Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear for soft & moisturised lips.

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Ole Henriksen three little wonders mini gift set (£14.40)

This dinky little kit includes three of Ole Henriksen’s top products to restore the youthful glow back to your complexion. These professional strength products work in unison to combat all visible signs of ageing, revealing healthy and radiant looking skin. The set includes Truth Serum Collagen Booster 9.76ml – this vitamin C rich serum boosts collagen production and restores radiance back to the complexion, Invigorating Night Treatment 7g – this overnight resurfacing gel dramatically improves the texture of your skin, helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and Sheer Transformation – an everyday oil-free moisturiser that works to improve the skin’s tone and texture whilst helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots.

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Ted Baker Polly Fragrance & Mirror Set (£18.00)

Ted Baker always come up with the most wonderful gifts, and this gorgeous set would make a fantastic stocking filler. It contains Ted’s Polly EDT in a mini 10ml bottle, and a handy flip open compact mirror.

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Omorovicza Introductory Christmas Set (£59.00)

Described as the perfect Omorovicza starter kit for skincare on-the go, this gift set contains five bestselling products which have been handpicked for their deep cleansing, brightening and energising effects. The set contains a Deep Cleansing Mask (15ml) which re-energises and brightens the skin, a Queen of Hungary Mist (30ml) for a hydrating and energising burst, a Thermal Cleansing Balm (15ml) to remove impurities without stripping the skin, a Cleansing Foam (30ml) to leave skin clean and refreshed, and a Balancing Moisturiser (20ml) which provides long-lasting hydration whilst being instantly absorbed.

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Pai Skincare Instant Calm Discovery Collection (£20.00)

The Instant Calm Discovery Collection is the perfect introduction to Pai skincare products. Presented in a luxurious gift box with a bespoke print, the trio delicately cleanses, replenishes and hydrates sensitive and redness-prone skin. Complete with a handy wash bag and organic muslin cloth, you can treat your skin on the move. The set contains a Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser (30ml) – this non-drying cleanser effortlessly melts away the build up of daily dirt, make-up and impurities, a Chamomile and Rosehip Calming Day Cream (10ml) – a soothing moisturiser developed to calm redness and irritation, leaving skin comfortable all day long, and a Lotus and Orange Blossom BioAffinity Tonic (12ml) – perfect for hydrating dry and sensitive skin.

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Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Gift Set (£48.00)

Perfect for normal to dry skin, this set features Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream 100ml – a medium-weight moisturiser, Special Cleansing Gel 30ml – a soap-free foaming cleanser and a limited edition Facial Cleansing Mitt, made of soft silicone with honeycomb pattern, that works with the cleanser to help slough off dead skin cells while cleansing the skin.

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Diva China Glaze Collection Gift Pack (£29.99)

A hairdryer is always a great gift for Christmas, and this Diva hairdryer gift pack also comes with some gorgeous China Glaze nail polishes too! In the box you’ll find a high quality Diva Pro Dynamica 4000 Hairdryer and nail polishes in High Maintenance and Ruby Red from China Glaze, as well as Blow dry brush and three hair clips.

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Caudalie Rose de Vigne Gift Set (£26.00)

I love Caudalie products, and this lovely Rose de Vigne gift set would be well received by beauty lovers this Christmas. The set includes a full sized Rose de Vigne 50ml fragrance and a free Rose De Vigne Shower Gel 50ml & Hand Cream 30ml.

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Lipstick Queen Ice Queen Story Set (£35.00)

This sweet little Ice Queen Story set from Lipstick Queen is made to look like a book, except you open the cover to reveal two gorgeous lipsticks! Shade Winner Sinner is a rich burgundy red, and Ice Queen is a sheer shimmery silver and gold which can be used on it’s own or as a top coat. I’ll have a post coming up about these shortly!

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New CID Cosmetics Award Winning Collection (£56.00)

Another brand you might not initially think of, CID Cosmetics are definitely worth a look. This luxury gift set contains three of their top selling makeup essentials, to leave skin, brows and lips nothing less than award-winning this Christmas. The set contains a three full size products – an i-prime, an i-gloss in Tickled Pink, and i-groom in Neutral.

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I’d love to hear if any of these fab sets take your fancy?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

The Weekly Top 5 #18

Posted on September 23, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Ok, I know this is technically my Sunday post that’s kind of a bit late (well three days late) but my excuse is that things have been really hectic over the past few weeks, so I’m playing catch up with everything at the moment. If only there were about six more hours in the day I’d be happy!

Well not much has been going on for me lately except work really! Fred has finally settled into school now, which is a relief. I hated leaving him there upset for the first few days. And in other news I’m off to London tomorrow for some meetings and an event, yay! I’m also hoping to plan a weekend away for the family before Christmas, so if you can recommend anywhere family friendly for me please do let me know!

Here’s this last weeks top 5 –

Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Creme (£47.00) – it’s been quite a while since I’ve tried anything from Ole Henriksen, so I was excited when Escentual asked if I fancied trying their new Invigorating Night Creme out. This luxuriously thick cream promises to re-texturise and renew your complexion overnight by balancing and brightening your skin while you sleep. The formula includes glycolic, lactic and fruit acids to deeply penetrate the epidermis, encouraging cell renewal to reveal smoother skin. As well as their Fruit Acid Complex, which is a concentrated cocktail of bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon to lightly exfoliate the skin’s surface, breaking down the bonds of dead skin cells and boosting elasticity of the skin’s surface. This Night Creme is super hydrating, and as expected it smells gorgeous too. Since I’ve started using it I’ve been waking up with fresh feeling skin every morning 🙂

Rocket Dog Stassi Saloon Boots (£59.99) – I LOVE ankle boots for Autumn, and these Stassi Boots from Rocket Dog just fit the bill for me. They’re in a pull on style, with tassel detailing on the sides and a mid-height western heel. They’re really comfortable – as I can’t actually walk in heels higher than this – and can easily be dressed up or down.

Sleek Creme To Powder Blush in Pink Peony (£5.99) – I love creme blushers, and this new offering from Sleek (one of my favourite drugstore brands) is no exception. The creme to powder formula is a beauty to blend out, whilst giving a really pretty satin finish. Pink Peony could be described as a slightly scary shade, just because it looks so intense in the pan. In reality though, with a light hand this gives a beautiful flush of colour that’s perfect to brighten any complexion for the cold season.

Arquiste – The Architect’s Club Fragrance (£135.00) – Ok I know it’s crazy expensive, but this perfume is just beautiful. I’ve just received my mini sample as part of Bloom Perfumery’s fragrance sample subscription and this is definitely one of my favourite fragrances I’ve received so far. With notes of juniper, oakwood, bigrade orange, lemon peel, amber, vanilla, angelica root and gaiac wood, this is an intense, unusual and beautiful seasonal scent.

This weeks TV of choice isn’t actually on Netflix surprisingly. The Following, on freeview channel Pick was kindly recorded for me by my other half, without me knowing. He thought it was my type of thing, and he was spot on! The Following, stars Kevin Bacon as Ryan Harding, an agent with the job of chasing down a psychotic serial-killer’s cult following. It’s a fantastic series!

In case you missed it – this little beauty is still up for grabs! This is a customised palette by Neve Cosmetics, made by yours truly. You’ll be amazed at the swatches too. Take a look and enter the giveaway here.

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Current covets – 

This is a new section I’ve decided to add to my weekly post, just to let you know which products I’m currently lusting after. This week I’ve had my eye on the Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo. At £68.00 it’s definitely on the expensive side, and unfortunately I can’t justify buying it at the moment – boo! Take a look at some swatches online though and you’ll see how pretty it is!

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Other things worth mentioning – And lastly, if you have a moment please take the time to check out the video below, yes it’s an advert, but it has a really important message that I think will resonate with most of us.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples and a sponsored video.

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