Christmas is in 2 days. 2 days! And if you’re anything like me, you’ll be needing a wind down because I’ve been celebrating for weeks already. But my favourite way to wind down is to run a deep bath, put a film on and let the hot water wash all my cares away.
Everyone has their own way of giving themselves a pamper, but I’ve put a festive spin on my usual routine this week to give me some relaxation before the madness begins tomorrow (Christmas Eve counts as Christmas in my family, so I need this relaxation stat).
I know I said in the last lip product review I posted that it would be my last review post about Christmas lip kits, but there was a little disclaimer at the bottom because after I’d written that post I bought another one. Sue me!
After falling in love with the nude toned Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks that I reviewed earlier this month, I decided I had to have Beso. And when Stila had 30% off their Lips Are Sealed Duo earlier in the month, as part of the advent calendar deal they’ve been doing all month, containing this shade and one other, I knew I needed it. Free shipping and two insane lipsticks for £8 something? I was in!
It is currently 11pm, and I’ve already written this post once. I do not want to be rewriting the 1000+ words I wrote, yet here I am so that I don’t miss a blogmas post. Without further ado, here is the general gist of this post (which I was very proud of) and I’m scared about how long it’s going to take to reproduce.
I’ve been dying to get my hands on a Benefit blush palette for years. 2014 saw the coming and going of the Cheeky Sweet Spot Kit. The 2015 release was the Real Cheeky Party, and earlier this year, Benefit released Cheekathon. I decided I needed every release, but never had the money to get it, so this year I treated myself when I had some money off at Feel Unique, and managed to get this Christmas’ release for under £20!
I promise this is the last review on a lip set this Blogmas. Promise! The ELF Mad For Matte Lip Set is a set of four lipsticks, perfect for the Christmas season.
Having a range of neutrals, brights and berry, this set is definitely one to appeal to the masses, and you can find one for everyone in this set.
When the Real Techniques Bold Metal brushes were released, they were the prettiest, and most expensive, brushes in the drugstore market. Despite my endless splurging on makeup and tools, I never picked any of these up as they were just a little too expensive. If I wanted to spend that much, I’d try a proven brush (I’m looking at you MAC 217 you expensive thing).
But when the bargains of Cyber Monday arrived, I couldn’t say no to a set of 4 eye brushes for £20 (which if bought individually would cost £55) to try these brushes out once and for all.
Lip sets have definitely had their time this Christmas. Everyone has offered something this season, so there is something to suit every budget. One I struggled to get my hands on is the Too Faced Merry Kissmas set, and I totally understand why.
Too Faced lip products are pretty pricey, but at £22 for four minis, it was too good of an offer to pass up when I spotted them back in stock at Debenhams.