Monday 20 December 2021

NARS Pleasure Seeker Afterglow Lip Balm Set

 If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times, but I truly believe that you can never have too many lip balms.

I personally have them everywhere; my handbag, car, bathroom, bedside table, the lounge, you name it, you’ll find a balm ready and waiting for me!

If you’re like me or know someone else with a similar addiction then I’ve found the perfect gift for you.

Check out the NARS Pleasure Seeker Afterglow Lip Balm Set.

Beautifully presented in an elegant deep red box with black ribbon detailing, you’ll find not 1, not 2, not even 3 but FOUR stunning lip balms to protect and nourish your lips while offering a sheer pop of colour.


This limited edition holiday set features one full size afterglow lip balm and delightfully cute three minis.

Full Size Orgasm:  A peachy pink with golden shimmer


Mini Clean Cut: Clear


Mini Orgasm X:  A sheer shimmering deep coral with gold pearl


Mini Turbo: A sheer cherry red

Presented in NARS’ iconic rectangular, funky angled tubes with shade-matching pearlescent hues, whether you’re after a quick slick of the balm on the go or are looking for a balm with a little je ne sais quoi, there’s a balm for you.

Each little cutie has been formulated with NARS’ Monoï Hydrating Complex  and a blend of antioxidants to help protect and condition your lips, leaving them feeling wonderfully supple and smooth.


Luxuriously silky and soft, the balms themselves are wonderfully rich yet beautifully lightweight and glide across your lips effortlessly.

Each shade offers a gorgeous sheer wash of colour with a high shine finish, making them perfect for prepping your pout prior to lipstick application, popping over the top of your lip colour or indeed, worn alone.


These balms are iconic for a reason and I just adore the three minis, I mean, who doesn’t love teenie tiny versions of your favourite cosmetics!

Perfect for popping in your handbag for on the go touch-up’s, they’re just delightful.

NARS Pleasure Seeker Afterglow Lip Balm Set is available now and costs £36.


Friday 17 December 2021

Paul & Joe Christmas 2021

 Treat a loved one to the cutest beauty gift this Christmas from Paul & Joe.

Known for their ridiculously cute cat-inspired lipsticks, balms and compacts, this kitsch, funk brand does not disappoint this festive season.

Take a little look at a selection of their goodies I’ve compiled to introduce to you.

Absolutely beautifully presented (as always), these items are a festive feast for your eyes, and if you’re a cat lover then you’re going to be well and truly in heaven.


Up first is the simply exquisite Treatment Lipstick 001 Bouquet de Noel (£17).

Hidden inside an environmentally friendly cardboard tube complete with a ditsy floral pattern you’ll find a wonderfully rich, luxurious lip treatment stick-balm.

Formulated with a host of natural moisturising ingredients including Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil and Orange Honey as well as Collagen, this silky balm helps to deeply nourish and hydrate dry, chapped lips.


The best part? The bullet tip is shaped like a cat face.


A cat face. Wearing a Santa hat.

I know I know, I can’t! Its just unbelievably sweet!

Gimmicky? Maybe, but this is a signature element for Pal & Joe and quite frankly I think its brilliant.

The only issue is that the formula is so decadent and effective that it won’t take long for that little cat to disappear!

Available in the same fashion print is the Paul & Joe Silky Hand Cream (£11).

This luxurious, lightweight hand cream boasts a beautiful festive fragrance and long-lasting hydration.


Its formula contains water repelling silicone oil, so even if you wash your hands you’ll find that the moisture is locked in for long lasting effectiveness.

Looking for something a little more dramatic? Look no further than the Paul & Joe Limited Edition lipstick in Ruban de Noel (£17).

This packaging features red and white gingham with the image of a gorgeous cat with big blue eyes and just like the lip treatment, reveals a surprise when you remove the lid.

 Twist the lipstick upwards and up pops a festive, red, mischievous winking kitty with (you guessed it) a Santa hat.

Ruban de Noel is a sumptuous, soft red which is perfect for the party season.

Enriched with orange oil, shea butter, jojoba oil and macadamia nut oil, this creamy rich lipstick not only imparts a gorgeous pop of colour but ensures your lips are pampered and soft all day long.

Featuring a matte finish and a gorgeous fig scent, it is a comfortable, easy to wear lipstick that will certainly draw admiring glances.

 Just like the lip treatment, this lippie also has a matching hand cream in the form of their Moisturizing Hand Cream (£11).

Unlike the silky hand cream, this tube of joy features a far richer, decadent texture to deeply restore and hydrate the skin on your hands.


Perfect for extra dry or sensitive skin, it possesses a gorgeous fig scent and is a great price point for stocking fillers.

Finally, no makeup bag would be complete without a mirror, and what a mirror the Paul & Joe Beauty Mirror (£14) is.

This large, circular compact mirror has been dressed in a rich, red wine hue and features a unique floral motif and red pleat detailing.


Presented alongside an elegant, hand keepsake pouch, it is super slim and light making it perfect for popping in your handbag.

Its innovative fold back lid allows you to stand the mirror upright, perfect for effortless touch-ups whenever and wherever.

Given the attention to detail with each and every item from this Christmas Collection, I would have expected their price points to be way higher but was pleasantly surprised to see how affordable they actually are!

You can get your hands on these gorgeous gems from Feelunique, Beauty Bay and Amazon now.


Thursday 16 December 2021

OPI 10 Piece Mini Icons Collection

 I’ve found the most perfect gift this Christmas for any beauty lover.

Makeup can be hard to judge, skincare tricky unless you know their exact skin type and fragrance nigh on impossible due to personal taste, but nail polish is something that everyone can appreciate and love, whatever your style.


Say hello to the OPI 10 Piece Mini Icons Collection.

Chic and statuesque, this gorgeous bright purple gift set comprises of 10 super cute mini nail polishes in a selection of some of OPI’s most vibrant and popular shades.


Whether you’re a fan of soft nudes or out-there reds, there is a polish for you in this set for sure.

This set contains the following stunning shades;


Alpine Snow – Crisp white

Bubble Bath - Warm toned pale pink

Strawberry Margarita - Bright pink

Big Apple Red - Bold red

 I’m Not Really a Waitress - Chianti red with shimmer



Tickle My France-y - Timeless nudey pink

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around - Creamy nude pink

Gelato on My Mind – Ice cool pastel blue

Less is Norse - Dark ice blue

Lincoln Park After Dark - Midnight purple


The nail polish brand of choice for professionals, each mini polish features the brands signature wide brush with extra thin bristles which helps you to achieve a smooth, flawless coverage in a single stroke.

The formula is silky and light and it is this texture which ensures even and precise coverage.



It dries quickly, allowing you to pop on a second coat for beautiful nails in next to no time.

Beautifully richly pigmented, each polish offers a high shine finish and long-lasting chip resistant colour.


It is a gorgeous collection of shades and I adore their sweet mini sizes, they’re just so cute!

OPI’s10 Piece Mini Icons Collection is available now from QVC and costs £32.


Wednesday 15 December 2021

IT Cosmetics Christmas Gifts

 Love your skin and treat yourself or a loved one to a major beauty tool upgrade this Christmas with IT Cosmetics.

Beautifully presented in bright, vibrant, bold packaging, IT Cosmetics festive offerings are to die for!


I’ve picked two of my fave goodies from their collection to bring to you today and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Up first the fabulous Love Your Skin with Confidence gift set (£56).

This 4-piece anti-ageing skincare set contains everything you’ll need for a complete day-to-night routine that will see your skin glowing in no time.

Suitable for all skin types but especially dull or dry skin, this quad has been infused with high-performance ingredients including collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid to give your skin a serious boost.

The set contains:

Travel-Size Confidence in a Cleanser: Start your routine the right way with this decadent silky cleanser. 



Developed with skin experts, this gentle cleanser effortlessly removes all traces of makeup, even waterproof eye makeup, improves your skins clarity and immerses your skin in moisture leaving it feeling wonderfully clean, beautifully soft, refreshed and perfectly balanced.

Full-Size Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturiser:  This best- selling super cream has been formulated with a cocktail of skin-loving ceramides, collagen and peptides.

Rich, silky and luxurious, this beautiful cream deeply hydrates and nourishes your skin, minimises the appearance of fine lines and pores and brightens and lifts a dull, tired looking complexion.

Quickly absorbed, your skin will feel instantly refreshed and comforted without feeling greasy or weighed down. Skin is left feeling supple and fresh and this level of comfort lasts all day long.

Travel-Size Confidence in an Eye Cream: No comprehensive routine would be complete without a dedicated eye cream, and this is a great one. The skin around your eyes is thinner than on the rest of your face and requires a little extra TLC to keep it looking its best.


This luxurious, rich cream provides all the benefits of it sister moisturiser, the Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturiser but has been tweaked slightly for your eye area.

Featuring a colour-correcting apricot tint, it lifts and brightens the eye area while avocado, squalene, chrysin and licorice root help to hydrate, smooth and refresh.

Travel-Size Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream: Treat your skin to an extra boost as you sleep with this night time cream.

Thicker and richer than its day time associate, this miracle worker visibly improves the top signs of akin ageing while you sleep.


This clever little cream works overnight when your skin cell turnover peaks, helping to improve surface cell renewal through gentle exfoliation to reveal a brighter, healthier looking complexion.

Enriched with skin-loving ceramides, hyaluronic acid and jojoba seed oil, it is a silky, comforting cream that will leave your skin feeling plumper, firmer and more radiant by morning.

If you were to purchase all the elements of this set separately it would cost you over £81, however you can treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of confident skin for just £56.

Now you’ve sorted your skin, its time to turn your attentions to your beauty tools.

I don’t know you about you, but I often feel that my brushes get somewhat neglected when it comes to replenishing my makeup bag, but fear not because IT Cosmetics have got you covered this Christmas with the most elegant set of brushes you could ever wish for.


Say hello to IT’s Your Heavenly Luxe Skin-Loving Brush Set.

This luxury 5-Piece Brush Set plus Luxe Case features a selection of full size IT Cosmetics award winning Heavenly Luxe must-have brushes, all neatly nestled within a chicer than chic hot pink, metallic carrying case.


These gorgeous brushes deliver airbrushed results, won’t shed and are so incredibly soft.

Wrapped in a striking shiny black with pink hearts to match the case, they really are stunning to behold.

Inside the set you’ll find:

Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush #22:  Perfect for helping you to apply your favourite moisturiser or foundation, simply start at the centre of your face before smoothing and blending outward for a flawless finish.

Heavenly Luxe French Boutique Blush Brush #4: Created to allow you to sweep your favourite blush onto your cheekbones, use an upward motion before blending toward your hairline.


Heavenly Luxe No-Tug Dual Eyeshadow Brush #5:  To apply your base colour, use the large flat brush to sweep your eyeshadow all over your lid. For your crease shade to create depth, turn the brush sideways and apply with windshield-wiper motions.  To create a liner effect, use the smaller smudge brush directly below your lower lash line.

Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush #8: Set your makeup by dusting your loose or pressed powder all over your face and décolleté using gentle, sweeping motions for a natural-looking, flawless finish.

Heavenly Luxe Pointed Precision Complexion Brush #11:  Create a radiant illumination by dipping the point of this brush into your favourite cream or powder highlighter before applying to your cheekbones, brow-bones or indeed anywhere else you desire to add light and illuminate.

With these brushes on hand, you’ll always be able to create breath-taking looks in the simple sweep of a silky soft brush!

The IT’s Your Heavenly Luxe Skin-Loving Brush Set is available now and costs £99.


Tuesday 14 December 2021

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Magic Gift Set

 Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of beautiful skin this Christmas with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Magic gift set.

This beautiful soft pink box of superior hydration features three of Glow Recipe’s iconic products from their Watermelon collection.

For those not in the know, watermelon hydrates, soothes, and fights free radical damage to ward off fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

So basically it’s a bit of a skincare saviour.

This gorgeous set comprises of a full-size Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner, a travel version of Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops and a Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial.

If you or a loved one are longing for healthy, plump, hydrated skin then this is the set for you.


The Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial combines all the purifying benefits of a clay mask without the associated drying downsides.

              Formulated with hyaluronic acid infused kaolin clay, this pot of pink joy instantly gets to work to minimise the appearance of pores while restoring an uneven complexion and hydrating your skin.


The light, creamy, fluffy hyaluronic-acid infused whipped clay gently exfoliates and purifies your skin, removing dead skin cells and build up while chemical exfoliants in the form of watermelon enzymes, BHA and PHA help to clear congested pores.

Experience further, gentle exfoliation with the inclusion of micronized blueberry seed powder to revive, rejuvenate and brighten a dull, tired, lacklustre complexion in next to no time.


To use, simply apply a generous amount all over a freshly cleansed, moist face.

Lave for 5 minutes before gently rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Follow with the Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner.


This refreshing, brightening toner decongests skin and floods cells with five different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid.

It contains a potent poly hydroxy acid which gently clarifies your skin, buffing away dead cells to clear blocked pores while a naturally derived beta hydroxy acid battles blackheads and an antibacterial blend of tea tree with centella asiatica calms and soothes irritated skin.

Inspired by the Korean Aqua Peel Facial which focuses on the duality of exfoliating and hydrating, this pore-tightening, exfoliating toner helps to prep, prime and plump your skin increasing its ability to readily absorb the rest of your skincare routine products.


To use, simply dispense a small amount into the palm of your hands and gently pat it into your skin, don’t wipe away or rub.

If you’re more used to using a cotton pad with a toner, apply the toner to the pad and simply pat it into skin, don’t wipe, or rub and you’re done!

 Last but by no means least is the Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops.



This lightweight emulsion is a skincare makeup hybrid that will help you to achieve a truly radiant glow.

Offering an out-of-this-world glow, you’ll find no mica, glitter or pearls within this formula but you will find a host of skin loving ingredients and vitamins to protect, pamper and hydrate.

The silky, lightweight formula is packed full of vitamin A and C to moisturise, plump and soothe while treating fine lines and wrinkles.


Niacinamide helps to even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of pigmentation and lift and brighten a dull, lacklustre complexion.

Hyaluronic acid visibly plumps for bouncy, healthy looking and feeling skin while moringa seed oil hydrates and soothes.

Multi-purpose, this highlighting serum can either be used prior to your moisturiser for an extra hit of hydration or as the last step in your routine for an instant, dewy finish.


So whether you’re in need of a skin pick-me-up, or know of a friend or loved one who is desperate for a healthier glow then this could well be the set for you.

Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Magic gift set is available now and costs £44.

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