Hiiii there! Hope Santa was good to everybody over Christmas. I can't believe it's over so quickly, what a bummer. At least there's still New Years celebrations to look forward to, right?
Obviously I got quite a few bits and bobs for Christmas, but it would take forever to show them all in a haul. So bearing that in mind, I've decided to narrow it down to just my recent beauty buys and presents! I promise I'll try my very best not to ramble haha.
First off, my new perfumes. I feel as though I'm yet to find my signature scent when it comes to fragrances, but I do love DKNY's Be Delicious. It's a great day time perfume to wear as it's nice and light, and this is probably my 3rd or 4th bottle of the stuff! I haven't got a very strong sense of smell so I'd imagine I'm really terrible at describing scents, but this one's pretty straight forward- it smells like yummy green apples. Mmmm.
I'm not the biggest fan of Posh Spice, so when I received her perfume as a gift I wasn't expecting much. But I have to admit, Intimately Beckham smells divine. I haven't got a clue what's in it, but it definitely smells quite luxurious and expensive. The bottle is a great size for carrying around in my handbag too!
The beautiful Chanel miniature set was kindly given to me by my Auntie (she got it as a present, but seeing as she's rather picky when it comes to perfume she decided to let somebody else make use out of it!). I've yet to smell any of the fragrances, but my mam and sister will probably pick out their favourites, and then we'll divide them out between us. Personally, I'd rather leave them as they are in their box- they look too pretty to be touched ha.
I've been dying to try out Soap & Glory products for such a long time, so I was delighted to get some of their skincare for Christmas. I've been using the products since Christmas day, and so far I'm absolutely loving them. The night cream and moisturising lotion are both intended to prevent wrinkles (so they're probably aimed at women just a tad older than me), but if you ask me, you can never be too young to try and slow down the aging process!
The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser is by far my favourite product of the three. It smells absolutely amazing- it contains lavender oils, which really come out when you apply the cleanser onto your face. It also comes with a muslin cloth so you can gently dab off the product when your done. All in all, I feel like I'm really giving my skin a treat when I use this.
These Elle Macpherson lovelies where an abandoned present from last Christmas, so when I found them hiding at the back of my drawer I decided to give them a whirl! They were part of a gift set of three, but sadly I dropped the tub of exfoliating shower gel all over the shower before I ever got to use it :( What I'm really interested in though is the Body Souffle. It's basically a body moisturiser containing gold shimmer, which leaves your skin positively glowing! It's smells wonderful and it's a lot more moisturising than I expected. I find this product absolutely brilliant for me because it enhances my pale skin and makes it look great so that I don't have to put on any icky fake tan. The sad thing is, since it was a present I have no idea where it came from, so if anybody knows where I can pick up some more of this skin saviour please let me know!
Nothing too exciting about this purchase, I simply needed to get my hands on a new bronzer and Rimmel's one is reliable and affordable! It's in shade 022 Sun Bronze. I've only swatched it very lightly because obviously my skin is frightfully pale, but it is very buildable!
Didn't I tell you I'd be adding another of the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks to my collection? This is a gorgeous vibrant red in number 111- it looks a lot darker than it actually is when applied to the lips. I think it's a great dupe for MAC's Ruby Woo, and I find it to be far less drying and much more long lasting. A new favourite of mine for sure :)
Of course, I had to pick up a pair of falsies for New Years. I rarely wear fake eyelashes anymore, but when I do, I like them to be quite big and dramatic. These ones definitely fit the bill, and this particular shape fit the shape of my eyes perfectly, which makes them a dream to apply.My beloved Auntie also bought me this beautiful Laura Mercier eye shadow palette for Christmas. They're not the most pigmented shadows I've ever used, but they still look gorgeous when applied, and they're also very buildable. My favourite has to be the fab golden yellow colour- so festive!
I was in dire need of some good quality setting powder for my makeup, so I picked up MAC's Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NC15. I like to have a little extra coverage, which is why I opted for the powder foundation rather than a blotting powder. Also, it's nice to have the option of wearing it alone with just a touch of concealer for those lazy days :) I got a gorgeous little makeup bag free when I went to the counter too, how cute? Thanks MAC!
I really wanted a nice coral/peach blusher, so I picked up up this MAC one in Melba. The sales assistant recommended it as it's the most natural peach colour they do, and so far I'm loving it!Last but not least, a bitta nappy cream! No I haven't gone crazy, I just need it to help the healing process for my brand new tattoo! Yaaaay. Once it's healed I shall definitely post up a pic- best Christmas prezzie I could have bought myself :)