Christmas 2019: Affordable Beauty Gift Guide

After the luxury beauty gift guide, here is the opposite, the affordable option. And I’ve kept it all under £10. Most of the products I have and love, so can definitely recommend them. Only two from the list I haven’t tried but they’ve caught my attention, and  I wanted to include them.

So here we go.

1. Mavala Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover, £7.86 from Amazon.

I honestly  do not want to be using any other nail varnish remover after discovering this. Have used up 3 bottles already, and it’s just the best.

2.  Ice Roller, £9.99 from Amazon.

I do have a pink quartz roller but nothing de-puffs the face quite like this. And it is a very nice and cooling sensation. You can see mine here.

3. Scalp Massager, from £5 from Amazon.

This is a pretty cool and inexpensive little gadget that  I really enjoy using myself, and would definitely recommend. Scalp massage is one of the best things in this life, I am convinced.

4. Lanolips Rose Hand Cream Everyday, £9.99 from Cult Beauty

My 16 Favourite Makeup4all Features of 2016

I have already posted the most viewed features of 2016 but here are, as promised, my personal favourite posts (narrowed it down to 16) that I’ve published  in the last year. And it actually feels weird that it is almost the end of the first month of 2017, time flies!

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It took me forever to go through all the features I have published last year, so I hope you enjoy. And do share the ones you’ve liked the best yourself.

1.Beauty Inspiration: Futuristic and Dystopian (here). I was very into this theme in 2016, and I still like it.

2. Current Hand Cream Obsessions: Soap & Glory and & Other Stories (here). I am a big fan of hand creams, and always love discovering new good ones.

3. Nail Of The Day: Max Factor Glossfinity Nail Polish in 85 Cerise (here). My favourite nail polish ever, I am on my third bottle.

4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania Review and Lip Swatches (here). Probably the most

Holiday Gift Guide: Sephora’s Favourites

We continue our Holiday Gift Guide and today let’s take a look at Sephora’s Favourites sets.  I have chosen four that I personally like the best. In my opinion, this is s great present for someone who is new to the makeup or someone who loves trying new products.

I would actually really love the first two sets for myself, too!

Don’t forget to click on the photos to enlarge them…

Glitz & Glam ($113 Value), $40

0.13 oz Benefit High Beam, 0.12 oz Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow in Pug (smoky pewter), 0.02 oz Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All Over Color in Glee (soft mauve plum), 0.07 oz Sephora Collection Eye Shadow in Starry Sky 07 (black with silver glitter), 0.125 oz Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in Charge It! (opaque metallic 24k gold), 0.24 oz Tarte Celebutante Dry Oil Shimmer (champagne), 0.07 oz Josie Maran Argan Oil Illuminizer (light bronze), 0.1 oz Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gloss in Paiette (sheer light pink with iridescent shimmer), 0.12 oz Ultraflesh Gold Standard Mascara in black, 0.08 oz Stila Lip Glaze in Vanilla (pearly nude)

Sephora’s Bestsellers ($181 Value), $75

0.5 oz Philosophy Hope In A Jar, 0.05 oz Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin (light shimmering champagne), 0.13 oz Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original (sheer nude), 0.5 oz Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, 0.14 oz Sephora Collection Lipstick in The Red 04 (classic bright red), 1 oz Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Nude (light beige/ for fair to light skin tones), 1.1 oz Nars Illuminator in Orgasm (peachy pink with shimmer), 0.37 oz Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black, 0.01 oz Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in black, 0.24 oz Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball.

Give Me Some Lip Give Me Some Lip ($63 Value) , $25

0.14 oz Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in

Want It: Pacifica Skin Care Range

So often we want the things that we can’t get easily… Why is that not surprising?!

I like browsing on-line shops to discover the new brands. So here is the brand that caught my attention recently.

It is called Pacifica  and the products are described as ‘eco-friendly, vegan and free of sulfates, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, and propylene glycol.’ I have heard of this brand before (and read some lovely reviews) but I have never tried it.

Tuscan Wanderlust: 0.33 oz Spray Perfume, 0.25 oz Color Quench Deep Moisturizing Lip Tint, 8 oz Body Wash, 8 oz Body Butter, $28

I really love the lines that they have as they sound really delicious: Mediterranean Fig, Tuscan Blood Orange, Hawaiian Ruby Guava, Brazilian Mango Grapefruit, Indian Coconut Nectar, Malibu Lemon Blossom, Tahitian Gardenia, California Star Jasmine and French Lilac.

For this holiday season you can try their products in

Beauty Blog Link Love:05/06/2010

Over at theNotice, Rae has been bitten stung by the Misikko bug — and she is not pleased!

Betty Girl Makeup is back, and continuing on with her series on contouring!

Vex in the City shares her delight at discovering the wonders of Mehron’s new Celebré HD-Pro foundation.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed checks out the multitude of choices in lash enhancers.

Louise pens a love letter to a BLUE eyeshadow, and is now trying to deal with her embarrassment.

Mz. More from The Glamorous Gleam tells you all about her experience with the Zoya Nail Polish Exchange, and shows off her new goodies!

Does your significant other complain about “too girly” shower gel scents? Want a happy medium? Look no further and discover what shower gel Hellcandy and her bf are raving about!

Jeweled Thumb shares how she spot cleans her brushes, and reviews 6 cleansers to help you find the best one for you!

Hot Beauty Health shares the top beach beauty buys for summer 2010!

Krasey Beauty meets Dany Sanz, the artist, legend, and creator of Make Up For Ever.

Spiced Beauty shows you that you can look fab in red lipstick… even if it just costs a dollar!

There’s a new natural cosmetics line on the block! Lipglossiping casts her eye over Bourjois’ little sister, Une.

Jolie Laide Girl is glowing with Make Up Forever’s HD Blushes.

Learn how to get ‘Perfect Skin’ with the help of makeup artist Jon Hennessy at Makeup by Kim Porter.

Phyrra shows you the newest collection from Aromaleigh, Victoria’s Revenge. If you like steampunk, you’ll love this collection!

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