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TSNC Christmas Gift Guide: The Best Beauty Stocking Fillers!

Posted on December 20, 2018

Hello friends! I’ve gathered together a pretty big selection of beauty treats that would make perfect stocking fillers today. I’ve decided to divide them into categories – Budget which are £10 and under, Treats which are £20 and under, and Splurge which is everything over £20, so hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for any stockings you may be stuffing this Christmas! 🙂

BUDGET – £10 & UNDER

The Sanctuary Spa Shooting Spa Shower Duois a fantastic little set that’s perfect for adding to a beauty lover’s stocking this Christmas. It contains a 50ml Body Scrub and 50ml Wet Skin Moisture Miracle. And the Caudalie Vinosource Cracker would be the perfect gift for a friend, it contains some of Caudalie’s best-selling hydration essentials in a handy travel size. There’s a 30ml Micellar Cleansing Water, 10ml Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum, and a 15ml Vinosource Moisturiser.

Sleek Makeup also have some fantastic affordable gifts this Christmas. The Sleek Ultimate Lips Set contains four cute Matte Me mini lip creams so you can create the ultimate statement lip. And the Sleek Lip Line Up Set is a lip liner kit including a Lip Shot Gloss in shade Behind Closed Doors and complementary Twist Up Lip Pencil in shade Shabby Chic.

For those that love a long soak in the bath, these Hype Fizz Up Bath Fizzers would be perfect! The set contains five scented Bath Fizzers to give you a gorgeously fragrance bath. The Aromatherapy Associates Pearl of Wisdom Bauble would also be perfect in a stocking on hanging on the tree. Essential oils of Ylang Ylang and Lavender calm, comfort and uplift the senses in this Light Relax Bath & Shower Oil.

And you know I’d be including Soap & Glory here! Their Merry Kiss-Much Gift Set features a super-plumping SexyMotherPucker lip gloss and a Crazy Sexy Kohl smouldering kohl liner. The Soap & Glory Beauty-Full House Gift Set includes their bestselling make-up icons: there’s a Thick & Fast HD Mascara, mini CrazySexy Kohl liner and a limited edition SexyMother Pucker lip gloss in a brand new Stardust shade!

I’ve also included some super cute MOR Beauty Treats – these start from as little as £6.00, and I have a Body Butter, Hand and Nail Cream, and a Soap. MOR has plenty of other sweet little affordable beauty goodies available too, so be sure to check them out!

Elf Cosmetics are always a good brand for budget beauty goodies, their new Rose Gold Palette is gorgeous, and I also have a Lip Plumping Gloss which helps plump the lips with nourishing hydration. The invigorating high-shine formula provides a soothing sensation while it volumizes. Enriched with Vitamin E and Coconut Oil to nourish and hydrate the lips for a soft, supple feel.

TREAT: £20 & UNDER

If you’re looking to spend a bit more, this Ragdale Hall Large Cracker is filled with a bundle of indulgent surprises. Included you’ll find a Shower Burst 30ml, Hand Cream 30ml, Bath Elixr 50ml, Body Butter 50ml and much more.

Everyone needs a decent lip balm for winter time, and the Fresh Sugar Fig Tinted Lip Treatment moisturises, protects and smoothes the lips while leaving a pearlescent wine tint, offering sheer coverage or buildable colour.

For lovers of bright colours, the fun yet still affordable NYX Professional Sugar Trip Eyeshadow Palette would be perfect. This limited-edition palette features 12 powders in rich glitter, matte and satin finishes. From hot pink and chartreuse to deep teal and maroon, this bold assortment of velvety hues was carefully curated to inspire a multitude of playful looks.

The L”Occitane Verbena Icy Shower Gel is the first cooling shower gel from L’Occitane that can be applied on dry skin before showering off for an intense icy effect. Immediately refreshed, your skin is perfectly cleansed and delicately perfumed from the fresh and sparkling scent of verbena.

Or how about this gorgeous Stila Kiss Me Stila – Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set – Stila’s liquid lipsticks really are fantastic, and this set includes two red and one nude shade in matte, shimmer and satin finishes. Includes shades are: Beso, atrue red matte, Beso Shimmer, a true red shimmer, and Dolce, anude cinnamon satin sheen.

On the subject of lipsticks, the Too Faced 20th Birthday Lipsticks would be perfect for someone that likes a bit of sparkle. There are 10 super glittery shades available, based on Too Faced’s original lipstick range from when they first launched in 1998.

The Morocconoil Treatment Tree Ornament would also make a lovely treat – it has an ultra-light formula which is absorbed by the hair instantly, resulting in a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine without leaving a residue.

Or how about a gorgeous Ted Baker Mia EDT Fragrance? Mia simply oozes ladylike glamour with her soft floral fragrance of rose blooms and freesias teamed with an irresistible blend of warmth, charm and allure. Top notes of lemon, raspberry and blackcurrant with a seductive base of patchouli and golden amber ensure Mia is not a scent you will easily forget.

While we’re talking about fragrance, the Glossier You Solid Fragrance is just lovely. Encased in a gorgeous weighted compact, this solid fragrance feels luxurious yet it’s still affordable. If you’re looking for a beautiful ‘skin’ scent this Christmas, I’d definitely recommend checking this out.

Or how about an Erborian 1..2..3.. Matte Cracker – offering a trio of products to give you a perfect matte complexion, this cracker includes Matte Cream 15ml to instantly matify your skin, BB Cream Nude 5ml to hide your imperfections and CC Cream Dore 5ml to unify and brighten your complexion.

SPLURGE – OVER £20

If you fancy pushing the boat out for someone special, you can’t go too wrong with the Stila 3D Dazzle – Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set – this travel-size trio of long-wearing, lustrous shadows includes two top selling shades plus a new limited edition, luxe, golden, duo-chrome shade: Golden Girl – duo-chrome golden fawn, Perlina – duo-chrome opalescent white, bright blue, pink and purple pearl, Kitten Karma – champagne with silver and copper sparkle.

The DHC Skincare Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-One Gel tones, hydrates, and brightens skin in one step. Astaxanthin is an antioxidant considered 6,000 times more powerful than vitamin C, and it also contains collagen to help firm and hyaluronic acid to protect the skin’s natural moisture. 

Or how about this lovely L”Occitane Must Have Hand Cream Trio – The ultimate hand care gift for a person who loves to take care of their skin, L’Occitane has handpicked their favourite fragrances and award-winning formulas to treat your loved one with. Included is a Shea Butter Hand Cream, Almond Delicious Hands Hand & Nail Care, and Cherry Blossom Hand Cream.

For nails, how about the Kure Bazaar I HEART YOU Gift Set – this sweet little gift set includes three nail polishes with a cute text message on the product lids, housed in a white gift box. Shades included are: Cherie, a deep red, highly pigmented shade, Or Pur, a metallic gold shade, and Love, a gorgeous pop of red.

The BYBI Prime Time Scrub would also make a lovely little stocking filler. This cleansing scrub removes those dead skin cells, revealing fresh, bright, best skin. Or how about Erborian BB Drops? Erborian’s BB Drops help to visibly smooth the skin surface and give a radiant, velvety and natural finish. Skin tone seems more even, imperfections look blurred and pores are visibly concealed, for a more beautiful complexion.

Rodin Olio Lusso Jasmine & Neroli Luxury Face Oil would also make a gorgeous luxe gift – this sumptuous oil helps to nourish and condition the skin, leaving it silky smooth and glowing with health. The refreshingly lightweight oil brightens up the skin and leaves it looking revived and feeling great.

How about an Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette?  Norvina’s go-to eye shadow palette features fourteen beautiful shades ranging from bold and bright mattes to soft pastel shimmers. I can’t wait to get stuck in with this palette!

For candle fans, this gorgeous Mugler Aura Scented Candle would be perfect. This luxurious candle is intensely scented with Mugler’s latest fragrance, filling your home with its unique oriental botanical blend of sweet fruits, green woods and addictive, creamy sweetness.

And how about the L’Occitane Overnight Reset Serum? It promises to leave you with skin that looks rested, fresh, more youthful and radiant. This light water-gel suits all skin types, leaving you with a satin smooth finish without any greasiness or residue.

And last but not least, the Becca Cosmetics Highlighter in Champagne Pop – this is Becca’s bestselling shade of soft gold highlighter with with pinky peach undertones. Enriched with the power of ultra-fine, multi-toned, luminescent pearls, this highlighter bringing high-shine to cheeks, even on the dullest days.

Well done if you made it to the end! I’d love to hear what you’d like to find in your stocking this Christmas? xx

Summer 2018 New Must Try Skincare!

Posted on August 9, 2018

Happy Thursday everyone! I have a few brand new summer skincare products to share with you today – enjoy!

Let’s start with the Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask – technically, this isn’t really a mask, these are double sided pads designed to be used in the morning to clean and prep the skin for the day ahead. One side of the pad has small beads to massage, exfoliate, remove dead skin cells and increase hydration, and the other applies a serum and moisturiser whilst ‘masking’ for a skin plumping hydration boost, leaving skin feeling soft and dewy. The idea is that this is a 7-in-1 product offering everything your morning skincare routine requires, in one handy pad. This is perfect for those that don’t want the hassle of a long morning routine – I love this product!

Next I have the Glamglow Instamud– this is a foaming treatment mask designed to instantly refine pores and even the skin tone, promising to leave skin smooth and soft in only 60 seconds. It contains bentonite, kaolin clays, witch hazel, aloe vera, and licorice root, and the micro-bubbling mud activates on contact with your skin to energize and invigorate while it perfects your complexion. I LOVE a bubbly mask, and this one does the trick without upsetting my sensitive skin, awesome!

Continuing with the bubbles, this is the Hello Jo Speak Up! Bubble Lip Mask – rather than a ‘grainy’ lip exfoliator, this works with enzymes, antioxidants and Vitamins A and C which break down dead skin cells to leave lips feeling renewed and resurfaced. You simply rub it on and watch the mask bubble up – I love how this makes my lips feel so smooth and nourished.

For cleansers, firstly I have the fantastic SVR Physiopure Cleansing Micellar Water Pure & Mild – this micellar water cleanser has been specifically developed for sensitive skin (yay!). The lightweight liquid purifies and detoxifies skin, and it eliminates dirt and all traces of makeup without over-drying or leaving skin feeling tight. This is a fantastic cleanser if you have sensitive skin.

And the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Foaming Cleanser– this cleanser purifies and detoxifies the skin of impurities. It contains natural cucumber extract, sugarcane and sugar maple extract to encourage cell turnover whilst calming and soothing irritated skin, and glycerin and sodium PCA to cleanse and hydrate the skin whilst locking in moisture to reveal a healthier, refreshed appearance. It’s also good to know this cleanser is also alcohol and sulphate free!

The Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster is perfect for those with sensitive skin that may not be able to use a high strength retinol. It contains a powerful blend of eight targeted peptides, where each one addresses a specific anti-ageing concern, from loss of radiance and uneven skin tone to fine lines and wrinkles. Together with skin-restoring ingredients such as amino acids, antioxidants and hydrators, the Peptide Booster strengthens and protects the skin’s barrier and increases natural resilience. I’ve used this a few times now and I’m SO impressed with the results! It instantly makes my skin look and feel brighter, fresher and more radiant. This product is a must try!

Gatineau Perfection Ultime Radiance Energizing Eye Concentrate – if you have issues with puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, then this one’s for you. This serum has a super lightweight consistency that instantly absorbs into the skin to leave the eye area feeling silky smooth and instantly refreshed. The formula includes horse chestnut seed extract and yeast extract to boost circulation, smooth lines and reduce inflammation, and sweet almond oil which promotes smooth, plump and youthful-looking skin. It also provides long lasting hydration, helping to refresh and soothe tired eyes.

Continuing with eyes, I LOVE a good eye patch, and the Peter Thomas Roth Hydra Gel Eye Patches are just fantastic. The formula contains cucumber extract, allantoin, chamomile, aloe, niacinimide, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen, caffeine and arnica to awaken the appearance of tired eyes and diminish dark circles and puffiness. These patches leave my eye are feeling amazingly soothed and refreshed – I’ve been keeping mine in the fridge!

The Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly – is a super lightweight water-jelly designed to deliver 24-hour hydration repair, plus pollution protection. This jelly features Clinique’s Clean Shield Technology and is formulated with a blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber fruit extract to strengthen skin’s barrier, improve its resiliency, and balance and retain skin’s moisture levels. I love the texture of this jelly, it’s so light and it absorbs into the skin super quickly without leaving any residue. This is a must-try if you’re looking for a light feeling product that leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

And another brand that I’ve just come across is Cinch. The Cinch Face Cheat Moisturiser + Glow – is a spray moisturiser that also lightly illuminates the skin, whilst helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, minimise the look of pores and prime your skin ready for make-up application. This is definitely worth a try if you have dull and lacklustre skin.

Bali Body Bronzing Lotion – this is a fast absorbing light-weight moisturiser, combining fake tanning with the benefits of a skincare product. This vegan, antioxidant-rich Bronzing Lotion contains Vitamin E and natural oils to hydrate and smooth the skin, whilst organic caramel extract provides an instant bronzed glow. This gives you a lovely natural looking glow, whilst leaving skin feeling amazingly soft.

And last but not least, the This Works In Transit Pollution Shield – this spray contains moisturising hyaluronic acid, with chamomile extract and aloe vera to soothe skin and calm redness and irritation, and a polysaccharide pollution shield which inhibits the attack of carbon particles, particulate matter and heavy metals as you go about your day. This protective mist will help prevent signs of ageing and keep skin looking fresh and hydrated throughout the day with make-up held in place, whilst defending against environmental aggressors and pollutants.

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