Perfect Beauty-Based Mother’s Day Gifts

If you’re a beauty buff then chances are that you get your beauty habits from your Mumma! Treat her this Mother’s Day (6th March, in case you’ve forgotten!) with a lovely little beauty gift set.

Gift her with a little box of luxuries with this product-packed Nuxe Best-Sellers Gift Set which contains their iconic Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse®, Nuxe Reve de Miel® Lip Balm and the Nuxe Reve de Miel® Hand Cream 0ml – Hand and Nail Cream with Honey. Hand cream and lip balms are always something I like to have in my hand bag and are also things I see as little luxuries. It’s nice to have a more luxurious product to treat yourself with and these Nuxe treats are exactly that. The hand cream has 90% natural ingredients including avocado oil, acacia honey, vitamin E and shea butter.

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Shower Time With Dr. Do Good

If there’s one thing that I’m not keen on at this time of year it’s getting out of my nice warm shower and having to apply cold body moisturiser to my limbs! For the past few weeks, I’ve been trialling the Dr Do Good In-Shower Moisturising Spray and it’s well and truly changed the need for applying moisturiser after my shower and thus making myself chilly on these already cold February mornings! Win, win.

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Date Night Beauty Essentials

Stressing about a big date for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, here’s my last minute routine for relaxing and getting that perfect makeup look! Or, any of these gems could make amazing Valentine’s gifts for her.

When it comes to date night beauty, it has to be super pretty for me. This means glowing skin, a subtle smoky eye, a nude lip and tonnes of highlighter. So, how do I get ready for a big date night? First of all, it’s a relaxing bath where I’ll light a lovely smelling candle such as the Katie Loxton ‘Love’ Fig & Apple Blossom and maybe watch an episode of Grey’s Anatomy or some Lisa Eldridge makeup tutorials. I’ll use a body scrub such as the Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Body Polisher to get rid of any stubborn dry skin on knees or elbows. Moisturiser and a dab of Lancome Flash Bronzing Gel is next, especially if I’m wearing a dress or a skirt. I usually combine my self-tanner with a moisturiser for more of a glow than a full on tan, it’s a bit prettier and a lot more subtle.

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Current Beauty Base Favourites

A little beauty post for us all today! I’ve got a few products that I seem to be reaching for on rotation at the moment to get a base I’m really enjoying wearing. Kicking off with the Smashbox Photo Finish Pore-Minimizing Primer and the Benefit Stay Don’t Stay Eyeshadow & Concealer Primer as a base. I find that I always need a eye-corrector like this primer to get rid of any darkness, redness and discolouration. Even if I’m not wearing eyeshadow I’ll use this primer to smooth everything out.

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5 Of The Best Christmas Beauty & Grooming Gifts

Obviously beauty gifts are something I love to find underneath the Christmas tree so here’s 5 of my top beauty gifts to give (and to put on your Christmas list!) this year.

Selfridges

Gifts such as the Selfridges Men’s AW Grooming Collection and Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar will always make the receiver smile. With lots of mini sample sizes of lots of things you’ll be guaranteed to find a product they really like in these gift sets. Both sets are worth over £200 and feature awesome brands such as Molton Brown, Clarins, Eve Lom and Tweezerman.

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Sk:nclinics Skincare Review

For the past few weeks I’ve been trialling a few of the sk:nclinics products for a range of different skin concerns and I’m ready to tell you what I think.

Some really effective products for oily and blemish-prone skin are the Vitamin-Rich Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin, the Anti-Blemish Control Serum and the Anti-Blemish Hydrator. The gel cleanser is a huge bottle – that’s value for money – this is going to last for ages. I’ve not been using this every time I wash my face as I didn’t want to strip my skin too much but I don’t actually think it’s drying or stripping in the least after using it a few times a week for the past month or so. I use this when I’m having a definite flare up! Complimentary products are the Control Serum, this is more of an on-the-spot treatment and the Hydrator is a really light gel texture that I love in a moisturiser.

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Unboxing Boots #BeautyFinds

From time to time Boots bring out these incredible Beauty Boxes packed full of goodies from a particular theme. We’ve had luxury, new make up ranges and Boots Brand skincare and now we have the amazing Boots #BeautyFinds boxes! This is my unboxing and first impressions post and I’m already planning some particular posts focussing on some of the individual products.

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Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Review

This is the latest addition to my night-time skincare regime. Welcome to a good night’s sleep in a jar! I picked this up from Escentual.com (one of my favourite beauty online stores) after reading a blog post all about this new range from Vichy.

Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep Recovery Gel-Balm is great for me as I’m struggling with sleep at the moment. I drop off but I find that I’m waking up a lot in the night, hence not looking very well rested when I actually have to get up and look human! I’m really liking the texture of my skin now I’m using this constantly, it has the magical hyaluronic acid that my skin loves and it also has glycrryhizic acid from liquorice extract which soothes with anti-inflammatory properties. Check out the whole range for serums, day creams and more. It’s also currently 1/3 off so get shopping whilst you can!

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