Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Christmas Beauty Bits

It's not often that I splurge during the festive season on myself but it seems this year I've definitely gone to town with singing "I want for Christmas is to buy myself nice things". I'm feeling very festive this season (definitely down to the fact that my office is covered in tinsel and Christmas trees) and I think beauty at Christmas time is just so beautiful, glittery and sparkly.

Firstly my flatmate and I went to get our makeup done at mac, and you pay £30, upfront and then you can use that £30 afterwards to purchase products in the store which is amazing! I picked up the Nutcracker Sweet Bronze Pigments and Glitter Kit  as I think there is no better time of the year to buy glitter and pigments than right before Christmas. This comes with 4 pigments (left to right) 

Reigning Riches : Copper glitter (Glitter )
Sugar Rush: Pale peach (Pigment)
Stardream: Metallic nude peach (Pigment)
Handsome Prince: Warm bronze (Pigment)

I've swatched these a couple of times but am going to give them a proper play around with at my work Christmas party tomorrow because they are just so beautifully festive! This is the first purchase I've made from Mac from a Christmas collection and although the packaging is a little garish, the products are really impressive. 

I won this beautiful Too Faced Gingerbread Cookie Palette in Elizabeth's giveaway and it's absolutely stunning! It comes with 6 eyeshadows and a beautiful bronzer which has a stunning shimmer in it! Not only does this palette actually SMELL like gingerbread, all the shades are totally stunning and right up my street! I always rave on about how I think Too Faced are some of the best eyeshadow formulas I've tried and these are no exception. My favourite shades in the palette are for sure the neutral browns (always): Ginger Cream and Maple Syrup along with the beautiful gold shade in Gingersnap.

Fun fact, the Zoella Hungry Hands hand cream is the first ever Zoella product I've ever purchased. During the winter months I suffer from seriously dry hands and I was in the mood for buying one that was overly festive. I love the scent of gingerbread, and am really loving this hand cream. I can use it once during the day and it really lingers for a long time (until you wash your hands). I also think the packaging is adorable but really want a mini version of this because I do think it's a little big to pop in my handbag! 

Lastly new in my festive beauty collection is this new Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid 'Mauritius Dahlia 017' . My flatmate and I are doing mini advents for each other where everyday we put in a little gift and this was in Day 3 of advent! This formula is very similar to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and although the colour is a little bit patchier if you line your lips (which I highly recommend doing anyway with dark lips) it sits very comfortably during the day! 

Let me know what new Christmas bits you've been treating yourself to this year and if you've purchased any of the above!


  1. The advent idea is really nice! The body shop liquid lipsticks look really nice, it's a shame about the patchiness x

  2. Wow! That's so awesome about the MAC thing. It's basically like you're getting the makeover for free :) Those pigments are soo pretty. I love the nutcracker packaging!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  3. The MAC set looks so pretty! I love the shades included in the Too Faced palette too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  4. The Mac pigments set looks so pretty, perfect for the festive makeup looks! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  5. I love that Too Faced set, the Eggnog Latte one is my favorite although the Gingerbread one has some gorgeous glitters! I haven't tried any Zoella products yet but I would like to pick up something from her line, a gingerbread scent sounds amazing for this time of year.

  6. The Nutcracker Pigment set is super cute!!
    Kathy x

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  8. I brought the Copper face palette from the MAC collection which I love! The pigments look lovely too, i want them now :) xx

    LPage Beauty

  9. Love your picks so much, the packaging of that MAC pigments set is just beautiful and looks perfect for the festive season!

    The Makeup Directory

  10. I love anything gingerbread so id be looking at that palette for sure,the shades are so cute too x

  11. I've never tried anything from Zoella and I really need a new hand cream. Might try that one out actually! :)

    Ellen x

  12. That Body Shop lip colour looks incredible!

    Danielle xx

  13. Those MAC pigments loo absolutely gorgeous!


    Tamara -

  14. Ohh these are such lovely products with gorgeous packaging! x

    Melanie | Lilies Beauty - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  15. i just love mac christmas collections so much and the little pigments and glitters look so good. i love them.

  16. The MAC pigments look absolutely gorgeous and so perfect for Christmas! :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  17. Everything looks so amazing - the MAC pigments especially!

    Lucy | Forever September

  18. Your blog is so beautiful! I'm so jealous you picked up the MAC pigments, I really wanted those but left it way to late! Gorgeous post :)

    Laura x


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