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Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas from Boots

Posted on December 11, 2015

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Hi Guys!

So how’s your Christmas shopping going? I’ve got as far as starting Freddy’s list, which consists of lots of Lego sets, and that’s it! I NEED to get organised. I know for a fact the next couple of weeks will fly by, and I really don’t want to be panic buying on Christmas eve – I’ve done that before and it’s not fun. So, this evening I plan to sit down and get myself organised with lists of what I’m buying, and actually get some shopping done too.

If, like me you’re still looking for gifts, you probably know by now that Boots really is where it’s at when it comes to beauty gifting. They have loads of deals on just like they do every year, such as 3 for 2 across many lines – clearly this is best used to buy two gifts for others, and one for yourself…

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So I have a few beauty themed items to share with you today from Boots, some are more expensive than others, but I’ve included a good range, and most are part of an offer too which is great news. Enjoy!

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Let’s start with the Reiss Nail Paint AW15 Collection (£20.00 – and part of the 3 for 2 deal)

Reiss products are brand new to Boots for Christmas 2015, and for the first time the clothing brand is offering luxury beauty and skincare sets in chic white and gold packaging.

This beautiful set from Reiss includes four nail polishes, in shades, in Nude Sahara – a light nude pink, Mystic Grace – a dark steel grey with shimmer, Bacall Red – a deep burgundy red with a hint of sparkle and Forever Red – a bright post box red. These colours are just perfect for the holiday season!

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Next is the lovely Molton Brown The Cruise Collection Gift Set Exclusive to Boots (Was £26.00, now £22.10)

Molton Brown gift sets are always beautifully presented, and this one would make a fantastic gift for any fan of their products. The Cruise Collection Set contains two body washes, in classic Pink Pepperpod and White Sandalwood, and two matching body lotions in the same fragrances. They all come in in handy 100ml size bottles too which are perfect for travelling.

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Next is the Seventeen Cosmetic Clutch Kit (£14.00 – part of 3 for 2 mix and match deal)

This Seventeen Eye Palette and Lip Crayon Cosmetic Clutch would make a gorgeous stocking filler for younger beauty fans. The vibrant pink bag has a 3D lips motif on the front and contains a must-have eye shadow palette with six easy to wear shades, and a gorgeous moisturising pink lip crayon.

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Next is the gorgeous Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Bestsellers Set (£23.00)

I love Smashbox, and if you know someone interested in trying the brand, this Bestsellers set would make the perfect introduction. This limited edition kit contains Smashbox’s classic Photo Finish Foundation Primer in a travel size 15ml tube, a mini Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio, a deluxe sample of their Be Legendary Lip Gloss in shade Pink Lady, and a deluxe sample of their popular Full Exposure Mascara in black.

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Next we have a sweet little No7 Mini Eye Palette (£10.00 – part of 3 for 2 mix and match deal)

This lovely little compact tin contains a selection of eight popular No7 eye shadow colours, along with a handy double-ended applicator. These versatile shades are perfect for creating a natural daytime look or a night time smoky eye.

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So what do you think? Have any of these lovely gift ideas caught your eye? Get them on your Christmas list now!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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My Top 5 Budget Beauty Products Under £10.00

Posted on May 27, 2015

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Hi Guys!

As you probably know by now, I do feature quite a lot of high end brands – and I should admit I’m a complete sucker for a fancy brand with pretty packaging. But what about high street cosmetics? There’s actually quite a few high street products that I use on a regular basis, so with that in mind I decided to rummage through my makeup bag and pick out my top 5 budget beauty buys under £10.00!

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1. Seventeen Phwoarr Paint (£5.49) After using up my beloved Benefit Boi-ing Concealer which I feel like I’ve had for a lifetime, rather than forking out £17.50 for a new one, I asked the good people of Twitter for their recommendations for a budget alternative, and Seventeen’s Phwoarr Paint was suggested. At almost a third of the price of Benefit, I thought this was definitely worth a try, and it really is fantastic! This is a great highly pigmented creamy concealer that’s perfect for covering under eye dark circles – which is what I mostly use it for.

2. Sleek True Colour Lipsticks (£4.99) Sleek are officially my favourite budget lipstick brand, with my go-to shade being Liqueur, which is the perfect every day nude shade. I also love their fantastic selection of brights. The creamy yet highly pigmented finish is a fantastic dupe for MAC’s Amplified lipsticks, and at only £4.99 for a lippie, you’d be mad not to try them out!

3. Bourjois Contour Clubbing Eyeliner (£4.99) I can’t live without eyeliner, and I’ve tried a fair few in my time. I always end up going back to my trusty Contour Clubbing pencils though. My long-term favourite has to be Bleu Neon, an intense electric blue shade. I love that Bourjois have introduced a mass of different shades including blues, greens, purples and even a pink so you can experiment with eyeliner looks without breaking the bank.

4. Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palette (£6.99) Makeup Revolution have really upped their game with their new Iconic 1 & 2 Eyeshadow Palettes, they have an updated and much improved eyeshadow formula which is just fantastic, and I’ve found myself going back to my Iconic 2 Palette time and time again. This palette contains the perfect selection of shades to take you from day to night, as well as a large mirror and ‘Pro‘ double ended brush for easy application. These eyeshadows are amazingly well pigmented as well as being easy to apply and blend.

5. Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara (£9.99) Yes another Bourjois product! Their relatively new 1 Seconde Mascara is surprisingly one of my favourite mascaras – I say surprisingly because I usually shy away from large mascara wands as my lashes are super short so I often end up making a mess! I love the formula of 1 Seconde though, it does wonders for my stumpy lashes giving length as well as volume, and long lasting curl. This will definitely be re-purchased once it runs out!

I hope you enjoyed my post! I’d love to hear what your favourite budget beauty buys are? xxx

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