I can't believe how quickly Christmas has come and gone. I'm really sad that it's almost over. I love this 'what I got for christmas' post and being a complete beauty junkie my list was full of beauty products, so today I thought I'd share what I got with you. I'm extremely grateful for everything I got and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that kindly brought me gift. Anyway let's get in it...
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit | £69
My Hourglass love affair was born when I first tried the Hourglass Ambient Light Trio. I sadly missed out on last years holiday palette so as soon as this launched I sent the link over to my husband. And I'm so pleased he got it for me! Can we just take a moment to appreciate the stunning marble packaging? Although I'm not looking forward to photographing marble on marble! The palette houses 2 blushes, a bronzer, a finishing powder and a strobing powder. All of which I'm excited to use. On first swatch they all seem butter soft and look like they will perform well.
Makeup Forever Water Blend Foundation | £27
I've wanted to try this foundation for the longest time! It's blended with water so it is super light and supposed to be hydrating. I've heard this is amazing on dry / dehydrated skin! I've used this already and so far I really like it. Keep your eyes peeled for a more detailed post.
Makeup Forever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter | £26.50
Another Makeup Forever product that's been on my wish list for the longest time! Ever since I saw Jasmine Swatch this over on her blog I knew I had to have it. I went for the 02 Gold, with a stunning Gold toned highlighter. It doesn't look like it contains any glitter so I'm sure this will become a firm favourite!
Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette | £38.50
This is another stunningly packaged palette! It contains 10 matte eyeshadows, a mix of cool and warm shades. I don't actually own a whole matte palette so I think this will be a welcomed addition to my collection.
Jeffree Star Valour Liquid Lipsticks | £16
I just can't get enough of these lipsticks at the moment! They are easily the best liquid lipsticks I've tried so I had to add a couple to wishlist! I got the shade Pumpkin Pie, from the Holiday Collection. which is a beautiful Orange toned Red with subtle Gold flecks in it. And Gemini which is a lovely warm, Brown nude colour. I know I will get a lot of wear out of Gemini because it's definitely right up my street!
My blogging friends and I also did secret santa. The lovely Nishi from Nishi V kindly sent me a Pink bag full of beauty goodies! Make sure you head over and check out what the other ladies got. There links are:
Dagmara (mummy's beauty corner)
Nishi (Nishi V)
Anyway Nishi got me:
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme | £5.50
Nishi got the shade spot on, I probably couldn't have picked this better myself. The shade Rome is a stunning warm, Brown nude colour. The formula of the soft matte lip cremes are brilliant. They dry down matte and aren't drying at all! Plus they're really affordable.
Primark False Lashes | £1
I've heard so many good things about the Primark lashes so I'm really happy to finally get to try them for myself! I got two pairs: Dramatic, which as you can see are super dramatic! These would be great for a night out or new years makeup look. And Sultry, which look super long and fluttery, I think these would compliment any look.
Mac Eye Shadow | £13
Another winning shade pick from Nishi. The Shade Nocturnelle is a beautiful Purple colour with a frost finish. I love Purples, they suite my Brown eyes so well. I can't wait to create a look with this.
Lacura Caviar Illumination 3 minute Mask | £6.99
This some how manages to escape the picture. But anyway this is a 3 minute exfoliating mask that removes dead skin cells, boosts hydration and just makes skin look better. I've used this mask a couple of times and both times it really tingled my skin. I'm not sure if this is normal but the results were fantastic! It left my skin so soft and smooth. I can't believe how quickly it works too! I'm really happy with this and want to try more from the brand.
Champneys Oriental Body Butter | (I can't find this to link)
Nishi also sent me a mini Champneys Body Butter. I love that this is mini because I rarely use up a whole body cream so this is a good size. It smells divine as well. I really like Champneys body care so I'm excited to use this too.
Also in the package from Nishi was a mini 2017 diary, which is handy because I needed a new dairy. I love the Gold stripes on this and it makes the perfect prop for blog photos. I'm not sure where this was from so I couldn't link it. She also kindly put some Augmented 3D Reality Flash cards for my children (which was super sweet) which are amazing! Each card is a different picture and when scanned with a capable device, ipad, iphone etc. The images come to life! My daughter was so impressed by these and spent hours trying to make dinosaurs walk around the sofa! You can check these out at Jassv.com.
So that's all the beauty goodies I kindly got for Christmas. I hope you all had good Christmas no matter what you where doing.
Have tried any these? What did you get for Christmas?
Until next time...
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