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Thursday 20 December 2018

Pre-Christmas Pamper routine

This is my last post of the year so before I get into it, I want to thank you all for reading my blog this year - thank you for taking the time to comment and thank you for the support. I love that I have developed some great friendships as a result of this blog. I know that some people say that blogs are dying and that Instagram is the way to go but my blog will always be my first love! 

Today, I am talking you through my pre-Christmas pamper routine. I like to buff myself from head to toe and just prep my skin so that it's looking as clear and glowing as possible!

Wednesday 19 December 2018

2018: Favourite discoveries

In the final of my 2018 favourites posts, I am talking about products that I discovered this year that have really stood out to me, so much so that I will repurchase or possibly already have!

Tuesday 18 December 2018

2018 Favourites: Makeup

Today's favourites post is all about makeup and I don't have a huge number of products but they are all ones that I have used regularly throughout the year - my fail-safe, go-to products or ones that have really stood out to me throughout the year. 

Monday 17 December 2018

2018 Favourites: Skincare

I know it's a clichéd thing to say, but where on earth has this year gone?! It honestly feels like it was only 6 months ago that I was posting about my 2017 favourites! Regular readers will know that skincare is my thing and I am lucky that I get to try a lot of products. I will be posting about my favourite discoveries of the year later this week but today I am focusing on products that I have used consistently this year (or for a number of years in some cases). 

Friday 14 December 2018

Cult Beauty December Brand Of The Month: Morphe. New holiday releases

For the month of December, Morphe is Cult Beauty's Brand Of The Month, which means that there is free international shipping on all Morphe products. I think this is really brilliant because Morphe products are priced so affordably that you would normally need to buy a lot of products to reach the free shipping threshold. It's a brand that I only became acquainted with a few months ago but I have been very impressed and their Continuous Setting Mist has in my daily rotation ever since as I much prefer it to some of my more expensive setting sprays. They recently released their holiday collection, which I want to share with you today!

Edited to add: I have an incredible offer to share with you! If you spend £40+ on Morphe and use the code CBXMORPHEXMAS at checkout, you will receive a gift worth £129, which includes Cult Beauty Tote Bag, Morphe Bling Fling Brush Set, All Eye Want Brush Set, 9A, 9B and 9C palette. There are only 20 of these sets available so go, go, go!!!!

Thursday 13 December 2018

Review & Swatches: Kevyn Aucoin NudePop Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Kevyn Aucoin NudePop Pro Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches,

The Kevyn Aucoin NudePop Pro Eyeshadow Palette was quite an unusual purchase for me because I don't tend to wear cool toned eyeshadows but there was something about this palette that made me want it as soon as I saw it! I hadn't tried any Kevyn Aucoin eyeshadows before this but I knew that the texture of the powder highlighter is beautiful so I assumed that the eyeshadows were a safe bet. I've had a few weeks to play with the palette and want to let you know my thoughts today.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Shine Bright Like A Diamond! The highlighter edit

The Highlighter Edit,

If I told you that this was even half of my highlighter collection, I would be lying but these are my favourites! Highlighters are my thing - I love how they can instantly make my skin look alive and they banish signs of fatigue and dull skin. I personally don't like anything glittery or to look like a unicorn or mermaid (I am sooooo not into that trend!). I like a smooth formula that can be sheered out or built up and the texture has to be smooth and soft. I have 16 highlighters to share with you today that tick those boxes and they vary hugely in price, which proves that you don't need to spend a fortune on makeup for it to perform well.

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils - the comfortable, long-lasting lip option.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils Review & Swatches

Although I am a gloss girl at heart, I definitely gravitate towards matte lip options in Autumn and Winter. Matte lips don't have to mean dry, flat, lined lips - things have come a long way since the days of uncomfortable, drying lip products. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are a great option for those who are scared of full-on matte lips as they have a velvet matte finish, which is more flattering and comfortable. 

Friday 7 December 2018

A Cult Beauty Christmas Gift Guide

Cult Beauty Christmas Gift Guide

I browse the Cult Beauty 'new in' section on a daily basis and over the past 4-6 weeks, there have been some really incredible festive launches that have set my pulse racing! I featured some of the gift sets in my recent gift guides but today I want to dedicate a whole post to some of my favourite festive picks from Cult Beauty! Most products I bought myself however those marked with * were kindly sent to me.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

The hype is real #2: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Review

If you missed the first post in my 'the hype is real' series, you can find it here. For the second installment, I am talking about Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, which is a product that has been a staple in my routine for around 10 years. It doesn't matter how many other products I try (and I try A LOT!), this will always be repurchased!

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Better skin in a pot: Omorovicza Silver Saviour Mask

Omorovicza Silver Saviour Mask Review, Drunk Elephant Baby Facial Dupe

My favourite skincare brand, Omorovicza, recently added Silver Saviour to their mask line-up, which I mentioned in this post. Now that I have been using it for around six weeks, I'm ready to share my thoughts with you!

Monday 3 December 2018

Festive Giveaway! Win a makeup bundle!

Too Faced Under the Christmas Tree Gift Set Review, Too Faced Under the Christmas Tree Gift Set Giveaway

It's time for another giveaway! Following on from last week's Christmas gift guides (here, here, here, here and here), I've decided to give away two of the fab gifts that I featured, to one of my readers. One of you will win the Too Faced Under the Christmas Tree Gift Set, which contains two eyeshadow palettes, one cheek palette and a deluxe size mascara and an Eyeko Christmas Cracker, which contains a mini mascara and waterproof eye liner. This giveaway is open internationally!
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