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M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2016 – SPOILER!

Posted on October 7, 2016

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Hi Guys!

This year’s beauty advent calendars are hitting the shops thick and fast, and earlier than ever. I mean we’re still a few weeks away from Halloween and a load of calendars have launched already! I’ve recently shared the L’Occitane 2016 Advent Calendar, and now I have the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar to show you!

I’ve had a few people request I share the entire contents, rather than give a sneak peek – so I shall do just that!

Just to give you a few details – to pick up this amazing calendar you need to spend £35.00 in M&S across Beauty, Clothing and Home (excluding furniture) then you can purchase the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar for just £35.00. It’s filled with beauty goodies worth over a massive £250.00, and each day contains a festive treat to pamper skin, style hair and treat nails.

Let’s take a look at what you get…

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You can see M&S have included a fantastic selection of brands, as well as some very generous sized products. I’m loving the look of both the nail polishes – the colours are gorgeous! As well as the Eyeko eyeliner and Shay & Blue fragrance. I’ve also included the full list below –

  • Alpha H Liquid Gold 50ml
  • Autograph All in one Nail Colour in Cranberry 11ml
  • Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint 4.25g
  • Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml
  • Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black 1.2g
  • Filorga Time Filler 15ml
  • Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream 15ml
  • Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil 28ml
  • Leighton Denny Mini Crystal Nail File
  • Look Good Feel Better Mini Powder Brush
  • Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Piccadilly Court 10ml
  • Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Hand Cream 50ml
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse 30ml
  • Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm 30ml
  • Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 40ml
  • Pixi Brow Tamer 4.5ml
  • Pur Minerals Correcting Primer Prep & Perfect 10ml
  • REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream 30ml
  • Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream 70ml
  • Rodial Super Acids X-treme Acid Rush Peel 20ml
  • Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy in Supermodel Shine
  • Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Natural Spray Fragrance 10ml
  • Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream 5ml
  • Studio 10 Miracle Effect Priming Serum 5ml
  • Ultrasun Face SF 30 25ml

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What an amazing lineup hey? This really is a must have for beauty fans this Christmas!

The M&S Beauty Advent calendar will be available from 10th November at M&S. (And you can see my rundown of every single beauty advent calendar available for Christmas 2016 here)

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Five Dry Skin Treats For All Budgets

Posted on March 2, 2015

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Hi Guys!

If you have skin that tends to be dry and sensitive like I do, you’ll know how important it is to look after it. I’m not the best at sticking to a skincare routine so I love to treat my skin with some luxurious and nourishing products every now and then just to give it a moisture boost. So I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite products, they cover a range of budgets so there should be something here to suit everyone 🙂

1. Weleda Skin Food Saviour – £9.95 at Weleda.

Weleda Skin Food is an old favourite of mine, it’s a lovely nourishing and hydrating treatment for the whole body, offering intense hydration for anywhere that needs it – especially the hands, feet and elbows. The Skin Food formula has been around since 1926, so it’s definitely stood the test of time! This kit includes a cotton flannel which you dampen with warm water and place on the face to help open pores, then apply a think layer of Skin Food and remove with the flannel after 10 minutes. This is an inexpensive, easy and effective way to get super soft and hydrated skin.

2. Thalgo Extreme Comfort Cream – £45.00 at Thalgo.

If you’re looking for a more luxurious product, you must try Thalgo’s Extreme Comfort Cream. This is specifically designed to nourish dry skin, providing an intense feeling of instant and lasting comfort. The Extreme Comfort Cream is an exceptionally rich cream reinforced with Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids and restructuring oils to help repair the skin deep-down, giving the skin a luxuriously moisturised feeling. It’s repairing, soothing and calming, and this cream also helps protect the skin from visible signs of ageing.

3. Yes Nurse Hand Cream – £8.49 from Yes Nurse.

If hands are you problem area, Yes Nurse offers a fantastic and affordable solution. The Yes Nurse Hand Cream combines Omega 3, 5, 6 & 9 and Vitamins A, B5 & E to soothe inflammation, hydrate skin cells & repair dry and cracked skin whilst locking in moisture, leaving you with noticeably smooth & nourished hands. I love that this product doesn’t leave you with a greasy, slimy feeling like you can get from many hand creams.

4. Skyn Iceland Arctic Hydrating Balm – £25 from Marks and Spencer.

This Arctic Hydrating Balm is a deeply reparative moisturising skin replenisher, harnessing cryogenic technology from the Arctic and Antarctic to soothe and repair super dry and sensitive skin. It contains Antarticine which is extracted from an Antarctic glacier to help prevent damage, Red Arctic algae, which soothes skin and fights free radical damage for healthier tone and texture, Gooseberry extract to regulate skin temperature, and an Arctic oil blend to help soothe skin. This really is a super thick and intense cream, I love to use this when my skin is particularly dry and unhappy.

5. Nuxe Creme Fraiche De Beaute Mask – £18.50 from Nuxe.

I’ve tried a few of Nuxe’s products now and they’re definitely a fantastic affordable skincare option, the Crème Fraîche de Beauté Mask is a lovely, refreshing face mask that can be used once or twice a week to rehydrate and revive tired skin. I’d also recommend storing it in the fridge, for extra cooling refreshment!

I’d love to hear what you think? And if you’ve tried any of these products?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains some samples provided for review