December 27, 2013

DECEMBER BEAUTY HAUL

It's been a while since I've done a beauty haul on my blog and so there are many amazing products that have been on my never-ending list of beauty buys to review.

Christmas is a great time for giving gifts of the beauty variety (and also treating yourself in the boxing day sales, oops!) so I thought it would be a good time to share my latest beauty gifts and indulgent purchases.

Glass storage jar and Clarins Cleansing Milk (combination or oily skin)


First off, I was given this lovely vintage-esque glass storage jar for Christmas and I absolutely love it as it's the perfect beauty storage solution. Unfortunately, I'm not sure where it's from but there are plenty to choose from on eBay if you search shabby chic storage jars. I'm planning to use this one for make-up sponges but it would also be good for storing cotton wool pads or nail polishes.

I'm also back onto my fail-safe Clarins cleanser but this time I decided to go for the combination/oily as my skin hasn't really been dry, despite the winter weather! This huge bottle was £23 from the Debenhams sale so it was great value for money and will last ages.



Another gift that I was very lucky to receive this Christmas is the new Modern Muse fragrance by Estee Lauder. I always refresh my fragrance selection in December and I really loved the contrasting scent of florals, citrus fruits and the woody aroma that this fragrance offers. Love, love, love.




This fragrance was a treat to myself as it was half price in the Debenhams boxing day sale (£27.50) and I've been wanting to get my hands on it for a while now. The scent is again floral and sweet with notes of apple blossom and jasmine, just the way I like my fragrances to be!




I really can't get over how handy this Bourjois beauty tool is when applying false eyelashes. Once you have applied glue to the lashes you use one end to pick up the false eyelashes, place them on your eye and then you press them down into place with the other end of the applicator- GENIUS! This is an amazing tool to have and helps to avoid the awkward phase of holding down your eye and trying to see where you are placing the lashes!

Perfect if you're new to wearing falsies...



I was very much in need of a new mascara so this Clarins All About eyes set was the perfect gift for me. If you like your lashes to look well-separated and lengthened then this mascara is definitely for you. The set also comes with some mini testers - the Eye Revive Beauty Flash balm and the Instant Smooth Perfecting touch so I'll be testing both out in the next few days.



Last but not least, I treated myself to a few products for some added Christmas sparkle. I love Topshop's Glow in Gleam as it's perfect for highlighting cheekbones and brow bones, it's not too pricey either.

I've also purchased the Rimmel Salon Pro nail polish in 237 Soul Session and the Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter which looks amazing as a top coat.

What do you think of my latest beauty buys?

Have you been treating yourself this Christmas?

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