Is it too early to start wishing people a Merry Christmas? Ahh well, MERRY CHRISTMAS from me! If you have been gift shopping, I hope you have been taking inspiration from my Christmas Gift Guides featuring Skincare Gifts, Customised Gifts and Black British Brands! I also give you some hints and tips on how to find the best present and how to save you time & money while shopping!
My Christmas Wish List
Been a beauty blogger has introduced me to so many amazing brands and naturally I would like to try everything, BUT you see the way my account is set up LOL. I’m a smart shopper so I like to hold out on a lot of things till they go on sale/offer or I like to take advantage of occasions like Birthdays/Christmas to let people know what I really want when I’m asked.
This year these are the things I have been eyeing all year long! Some of these items are really popular so I hope you can take some inspiration from this if you are stuck getting a gift for the beauty lover in your lives!
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Blur Primer, £29.50
I must admit this is very new on the list! I was in Boots with a friend (last week!) and we randomly went to the YSL counter to look at perfume and we decided to swatch this. Cue standing there for at least 10 minutes talking about how amazing the texture of this primer is! Plus I LOVE anything that will make me glowy/dewy so this then was added to my list!
Yves Saint Laurent ‘Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation in B80, £32.50
I remember been colour matched for this foundation back in February but the MUA matched me to the wrong shade. Even so when I wore it, I was blown away on how light it felt on the skin- it literally feels like you have nothing on (your face). I think I’m in the shade B80 as B90 was very dark and red for me. B80 is the shade before so I’m thinking it will work. Not the best shade ranges for WOC I will be honest but I am hoping YSL will do something about this! Any guys that want to get me this lol just go to Boots or Debenhams and go to the YSL counter, show this picture and say you want B80 for someone lol or better still just take me with you LOOOOL
Marc Jacobs Decadence Perfume, £48
If you know me, you know I LOVE perfumes! I got a sample of this way back in June when I went to an event and I haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since! I would go to the Boots and look at it and walk away. A bit on the pricey side, its £48 for a 30ml bottle and I really want the 50ml which is £64. Sighs. Please please please do not make the mistake and get Divine Decadence which I DO NOT LIKE lol. You want the Decadence Perfume. Isn’t the bottle so pretty?!
Skincare has been a priority to me this year and ever since I learnt about AHA’s I have been using products with them nonstop! Pixi is what got me onto acid based products so its natural I want the Peel Pads which have a whopping 20% Glycolic Acid.
Melanie Mills Hollywood- Gleam Body Radiance in Bronze Gold & Deep Gold, £13
In the summer, I did some research on body bronzers for WOC and this was high on that list! I want the Bronze Gold and Deep Gold shades as they look amazing on WOC. What I probably love more about this brand is the fact she shows the products on all skintones so it was very easy for me to see what it would look like on me. This can be used on the face as well as the body and if they reviews are right it doesn’t transfer! You heard right IT DOESN’T TRANSFER! I would have to test it out myself though to confirm lol
BodyShop Fresh Nude Foundation in Tuscany Chestnut, £15
I remember going to the BodyShop event when this foundation first launched and I was matched to this shade! They did send me the foundation but in the wrong shade! They didn’t have my shade available but ever since then I been wanting to get it again! I had to give the foundation to a friend as I couldn’t make it work on me. It’s the perfect everyday foundation and feels very light on the skin!
Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol, £31
If you are into skincare, you have probably heard of PC’s products. I finally got some trial sizes of her products and let me say this serum blew my mind! The texture feels like a primer and it made my kin feel a certain type of way! I am not one for buying luxury products but this one I am seriously thinking about!
Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit, £16.75
PTR one of those brands that’s been raved about! Their Glycolic range is probably one of their well-known collection and whilst I would like that too, this kit gives me a better introduction to their products! It’s surprisingly very affordable and since I love masks I can’t wait to get these too!
That’s all folks, my Christmas Gift Wish list 2016! I encourage you to share your lists too, you never know who is looking! I hope you guys have an amazing day, week, morning or evening depending on whenever you are reading this!
What’s the one thing you wish you could get this Christmas? Let me know
End of year EPIC giveaway? hmmm