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It may be the 15th day of November, but the Christmas excitement is real in my life and I am more than looking forward to the jolly season. Now, I know Christmas isn’t just about giving and getting the best presents, and this post is in no way me saying that I want/expect to receive extravagant gifts, it’s more just me showing my excitement for the most wonderful time of the year and sharing with you the most exciting new releases so that if you want to treat a beauty lover (or yourself) you get an idea of what’s about.
I am a self confessed beauty addict and I love to try new things so one of my favourite things at Christmas time is brands launching sets of little bits for us to try. Mini’s are something I gravitate towards because not only do I never finish anything, it also means you can try a wider range of shades or formulas before going out and buying the biggie. Bauble beauties which have caught my eye this year include the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Morniga Cleansing Balm and Cloth and the By Terry Baume de Rose GOLD. I’ve also noticed on my travels that Soap and Glory and Boots No7 have some super cute trinkets for hanging on the tree or shoving in a stocking.
Sticking with Mini’s Charlotte Tilbury has brought back by popular demand last years Mini Lipstick Charms, three of her best selling K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick shades in teeny tiny size and the NARS Steven Klein Holiday range has something similar in the form of the Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set. NARS are also offering up a Liquid Gold Face Set comprising their Hot Sand Illuminator, a Mini South Beach Multiple and a Mini Larger than Life Lipgloss in Gold Digger. In a similar vein Becca Cosmetics have launched their Glow on the Go kit featuring a Mini Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector and Mini Liquid Illuminator both in the shade Opal.
Now, can we just take a moment for the Chanel Holiday Collection… The brand have taken one of the best selling nail colours and made Rouge Noir babies in the form of Eyeshadows, Lippies and Glitter. After seeing these IRL my top picks are the Illusion D’Ombre Cream Eyeshadow in Rouge Noir, the Rouge Allure Lipstick in 109 Rouge Noir and the Le Lame Top Coat. Its pretty much all sold out on line but worth sharpening elbows for if you’re passing a counter.
Finally with Christmas comes beautifully scented candles and this year I’ve been drawn to the Sapin offering by Dipytique. I’m also keen on the Space NK Shimmering Spice Christmas Candle and of course Yankee Candles seasonal offerings.
Still stuck for present ideas for the beauty lover in your life? I surrender…