Tuesday, 19 December 2017

10 Last Minute Stocking Filler Ideas Under £10

Stocking Fillers for Her Under £10
With Christmas less than a week away, the pressure is on to pick up those last minute gifts! Today I'm sharing with you 10 Stocking Filler Ideas that are all under £10. These gifts are not only affordable but they're perfect for any beauty lover out there!

Before I go I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your continued support here on the blog and over on the PPB Channel, it means more than you'll ever know.💗 I hope you all have a wonderful Merry Christmas and an even better 2018! Xx
Carmex Skinny Dip Unicorn Sugar Plum
1. Carmex skinny Dip Limited Edition Unicorn Sugar Plum Lip Balm £3.95
This is the perfect gift for any Unicorn lovers, plus it's on offer in Superdrug at the moment for only £2.59.

Real Techniques Mini Brushes
2. Real Techniques Mini Brushes £6
This year Real Techniques are not only doing their value brush sets again but they are also releasing the cutest mini brushes and sponges in a hanging gift box. I actually picked this one up from Walgreens on my recent trip to New York, but they have similar versions in Boots for only £6!

Leighton Denny Two of a Kind
3. Leighton Denny Two of a Kind* £10
This beautiful duo is part of the Two of a Kind Collection consisting of three different sets. Each set contains two mini nail polish shades that are ideal for anyone who loves painting their own nails and experimenting with colour.
Leighton Denny Images of the Past and Jewellery Box.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
4. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo£8 each
These are great stocking stuffers for anyone who loves to travel or who maybe is a gym bunny and likes to have dry shampoo to hand in their gym bag if they're on the go alot.

Primark Magic Eraser Dupe
5. Primark Cleansing Mits £2.50 for Three
If you've seen my First Impression on this here, then you'll know how much of a great dupe these are for the Makeup Eraser. The Cleansing Mit is wonderful at removing makeup in minutes with just water and I love these when I just need to get my makeup off quickly or I'm travelling.

Bilou Cotton Candy Shower Foam
6. Bilou Cotton Candy Shower Foam £3.99
Here's one for the ultimate girly girl! I adore these cute Shower Foams from Bilou as not only do they smell delicious but they're a 100% vegan and come in a host of yummy scents!

Soap and Glory Get a Smooth on Scrub and Butter Duo
7. Soap & Glory Get a Smooth On Duo £5
Another great idea for anyone who loves a pamper or who deserves a bit of them time is one of Soap & Glory's many Christmas Gift Packs. There's quite a few under £10 this year, but I particularly love this duo as it has the iconic Righteous Butter in it along with the Flake Away Exfoliator for super smooth skin.

Boots Ingredients Sheet Mask
8. Boots Ingredients Sheet Mask £2.50
Sheet Masks are not only convenient but they're a great little additional stocking stuffer idea for the girl on the go as they're less messy, quick and a great little pick me up treatment. I adore this one from Boots in the Charcoal and Willow Bark as it's super refreshing.

Tanya Burr Mascara
9. Tanya Burr Selfie Lash Mascara* £7.99
This is one of the best mascara's to come out of 2017! It's such a great all-rounder mascara and a wonderful stocking filler idea. Read my full review here.

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters
10. Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters £6
These are another great product to come out of 2017 and they're also another perfect stocking idea for anyone who is obsessed with highlighter! Here are three of my favourites Rose Gold, Starlight and Unicorn Glow, you can also read all about them here.

I use the Rose Gold on my cheeks, Starlight mixed in with my face moisturiser and Unicorn Elixir mixed in with my body moisturiser to create the ultimate unicorn glow!

*The Leighton Denny set was sent to me in PR but as always all opinions are my own.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Bourjois Metallic Lip Creams Review and Photo's

Bourjois Metallic Lip Gloss
With the phenomena of the Liquid Lipstick over the past couple of years, this popular lip choice has taken on a whole new meaning this year with the introduction of the metallic liquid lip. Bourjois is the latest brand to release their own collection of 8 party-ready shades that are the perfect addition to any festive partygoers makeup look! So here are my thoughts...
The Bourjois Metallic Lip Creams retail for £7.99 for 3.6ml of product. As I mentioned above there are 8 colours to choose from including,
1. Supernova (300) - A Light Champagne Bronze.
2. Guilded Rose (100) - A Deep Rose/Bronze.
3. Molten Mauve (200) - A Duochrome light Rose/Brown.
4. Red Carpet (600) - A Vivid Wine Red.
5. Neon Nights (500) - A Vivid Fuschia Pink.
6. Pink Fizz (400) - A Light Petal Pink.
7. Liquid Steel (700) - Another Stunning Duochrome Lilac/Grey.
8. Midnight Metal (800) - A Deep Grey/Blue.
The full collection of swatches can be found on the Superdrug website here.
When it comes to coloured lip products I prefer simple packaging just like these Bourjois Lip Creams, as it lets you see each colour much more clearly. Inside you'll find a decently sized doe foot applicator that is slightly slanted for ease of use.
These Lip Creams are very much like a lip gloss formula in the sense they have a lovely thick consistency and feel super smooth and comfortable on the lips. They also glide on effortlessly to reveal a richly pigmented metallic gloss, however, they do transfer easily.

I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of a metallic lip but I do like the fact these are versatile as they can be worn alone or as a lip topper to transform a regular cream or matte lipstick. I also recommend if you're wearing these alone to apply a thin layer first, then blot with a tissue before going in with a second thin layer.
Bourjois 500 Neon Nights
Bourjois 100 Guilded Rose
Bourjois 300 Supernova
These last a good few hours, but I would recommend popping them in your bag for on the go touch-ups.
Overall Thoughts
I have to say the metallic lip trend hasn't been my personal cup of tea, but I do quite like the Bourjois Metallic Lip Creams because of their unique colour selection and lip gloss like the texture, as well as the fact these are comfortable, versatile, non-sticky and highly pigmented on the lips.

Price wise they are a little more expensive for the amount you get in the tube compared to some other drugstore metallic lip products but if you've grown fond of the metallic lip trend then as I mentioned above these are a great addition to any festive party look. So if you're after something a little different to spice up your lips or you're a fan of a metallic lip or lip topper in general, then these may be worth a look at if not for the beautiful colour selection alone.

I award the Bourjois Metallic Lip Creams a 4.3 out of 5

Other products used in this look, 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 51 Light Vanilla
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in Light
Bourjois Pot Blush in Rose D'Or
Bourjois Xmas Smokey Stories Eyeshadow Quad
Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour Mascara

*These were sent to me complimentary but as always all opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Primark PS Insta Girl Priming Oil Review and Photos

Primark Priming Oil
With primers being an essential part of a good and long-lasting base, it's easy to see why they've become a must-have item in any make-up addicts routine. I'm a big fan of the Benefit Porefessional*, however, just recently I've seen a growing selection of different consistencies of Primers including this Priming Oil from the Primark PS Insta Girl Collection. The Primark Priming Oil claims to help give you a 'moisture rich make-up application' and a 'dewy finish', so here are my thoughts...
This #No Filter Priming Oil retails for an affordable £5 for 20ml of product.
Not only does this comes boxed but inside you'll find a glass bottle and a pipette style dropper for ease of application. Information wise this tells you both on the box and bottle exactly what it's for and what it does.
For best results, I dispensed a couple of drops onto my fingertips and then I applied this directly all over the face using patting motions. Initially, I did rub this in instead of patting, but if you do wear several layers of moisturiser then this could cause your lotion to peel off and so I do recommend pressing this in rather than rubbing it into the skin. It's also worth noting that this does smell very nutty because of the large mix of nuts and seeds contained within the oil.

For foundation, I used the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation* and my Makeup Revolution Oval Face Brush to blend everything out and I have to say the oil helps the foundation not only glide on much easier but the final result is beautiful, dewy and glowing skin. Finally, I went in with a little powder down my t-zone as well as some bronzer, blush and highlighter to finish everything off.
After a good 12 hours of wear, my foundation still looked lovely and glowy, with the exception of a bit of wear around my mouth area. Also, if you are prone to shine around your t-zone area then I recommend carrying some blotting paper with you just too matte down any unnecessary shine.
Overall Thoughts
Having used this primer for a good month now I have to say I'm obsessed as not only is this great value for money but I just love the way it can transform particularly a matte foundation into a beautiful dewy, glowy finish as well as helping it glide on easily.

As I mentioned above I do recommend patting this onto the face as opposed to rubbing it in but nevertheless, this primer is for sure long-wearing and perfect if you love a glowy finish.

Lastly, if you do have oily skin then this may not be for you and so a mattifying primer would probably work better, however, if you are on the hunt for a new primer and you just love a long-wearing, glowy consistency, then this may just be right up your street!

I award the Primark PS Insta Girl Priming Oil a 4.8 out of 5

You may also like these other Primark Makeup Reviews Here...


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

I Heart Makeup Unicorn Heart Highlighter Review and Photo's

Makeup Revolution Unicorn Highlighter
Over the past couple of years, rainbow highlighters have become a bit of a thing within the beauty world and if you're already a fan of anything Unicorn then you'll for sure love this! Now I have already mentioned this highlighter in my Top 5 Makeup Revolution Highlighters Worth Buying linked below, however, I thought this deserved its own dedicated review, so here are my thoughts...
This retails for a super affordable £5 for 10g of product. Inside you'll find five pastel rainbow shades that come together to form the most beautiful looking Unicorn Heart!
What isn't to love about this! It comes boxed, it's heart-shaped and it's adorned with rainbow holographic writing, say no more...
The highlighter itself is a baked, frost formula and each colour is divided up into five sections giving you the freedom to use them all together to create the ultimate Unicorn glow or you could use them separately as eyeshadows, highlighters or even dusted across the decollete. Either way, the Unicorn Heart is insanely pigmented, shimmery, fun and soft to the touch.
This lasts really well throughout the day, however, I would recommend popping this in your bag to touch up of an evening.
Overall Thoughts
I say this a lot but Makeup Revolution really know how to pull it out the bag when it comes to on-trend, affordable, quality products and this highlighter is no exception. Yes, I admit this rainbow addition is not for everyone, but nonetheless, I think this is a great highlighter if like I mentioned above you're a fan of unicorns, rainbows, highlighters in general or you're just an avid Revolution fan! Ethier way I think this would make a great gift for someone who is into any of the above as the packaging alone is worthy of a place on any makeup addicts vanity!

I award the I Heart Makeup Unicorn Heart a 4.9 out of 5

The I Heart Makeup Revolution can be found in Superdrug and on the Tam Beauty website.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Best Black Friday Deals UK - Beauty and Fashion

Black Friday Deals
Black Friday is here and early this time! So today I wanted to round up the Best Black Friday Deals I've found along with some of my favourite product recommendations and lust-have Fashion and Beauty picks. Also be sure to check back as I'll be updating this as and when the deals come in. Happy Shopping! 
AMAZON* - 17th November at 00:00 - 26th November 23.59 2017
1. Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Electric Toothbrush* Saving 70%! (I have this in Rose Gold)*
2. Real Techniques Your Picks Gift Set* Saving 36%
3. Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick* Saving 20% (My faves are Rubi's Cute and Hey Nude)
4. L'Oreal Extraordinary Facial Oil* Saving 30%
ASOS* - Up to 60% off Women's Shoes and Accessories and up to 60% of Men's Jeans and Chinos. Ends 22nd November 2017 at 8am.
1. Adidas Originals Superstar Unisex Black and White Trainers*
2. ASOS Revive Chelsea Ankle Boots*
3. ASOS Red Beanie with Faux Fur Pom Pom*
4. River Island Cable Knit Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie Hat*

BEAUTY BAY* - 30% off everything!!
1. Milani Baked Blush*
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade*
3. Laura Gellar Baked Gelato in Gilded Honey*
4. Beautyblender Midas Touch*

BOOHOO* - Daily Black Friday Offers.

DEBENHAMS* - Up to 50% off Full Price Selected Items (T&C's apply)
1. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette* - 16% off
2. YSL Manifesto Eau de Parfum 50ml* - 50% off
3. YSL False Lash Gift Set* - 20% off
4. Laura Geller Gilded Goddess 3 Piece Kit* - 59% off

FEEL UNIQUE- Up to 60% off selected brands
1. Vera Wang Princess Eau De Toilette* - 50% off
2. Redken Pillow Proof Blowdry Express Primer Cream* - 34% off
3. La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Ultra Light Face Fluid* - 33% off
4. Barry M Illuminating Highlighter Palette* - 21% off

MAKEUP REVOLUTION - Up to 70% off. Ends Monday 27th November 2017 at 23.59
1. Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 - 30% off
2. Makeup Revolution Ulta Pro Glow - 30% off
3. Makeup Revolution Oval Face Brush - 30% off
4. Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Eyeshadow Palette - 30% off

MISSGUIDED* - 50% off Dresses (Ends Tonight)

RIVER ISLAND* - Up to 40% off Selected Items
1. Black Pointed Over The Knee Boots*

SUPERDRUG - Up to 60% off Selected Products

TOPSHOP* - Up to 50% off Selected Departments and Free International Delivery. Ends 27th November 2017

1. L'Amour Stud White T-Shirt*
2. Slash Neck Pink Sequin Mini Dress*

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