Christmas Make Up Must Haves

With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about style and beauty features for the festive period. I’ve been seeing so many gift guides online but for today I wanted to share some of my own products that I believe will make great gifts. I will upload a style gift guide from online pieces but today is all about my make up must haves.

I wanted to keep the selection short and sweet and opted for some new and much sought after favourites along with classic products for the more mature taste. I would be happy to do a bigger collection next time or even a stand alone brand feature. Let me know what you guys think by leaving a comment below.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara:

Honestly, this is the blackest of black mascara. It is three times darker than any mascara and creates such a bold and highly pigmentated look. It doesn’t clump or flake which is a must have for me, there is nothing worse than the clumped flakey eye look. The wand is a thick and large brush for a more voluminous look.

Charlotte Tilbury Blusher:

For all of you high end make up lovers, this is one for the collection. The Charlottle Tilbury cheek to chic blush is an absolute dream to use. Such buttery texture, it is effortless to apply. I have mine in the shade, Ecstacy and it is such a warm coral shade. I accidentally dropped me, hence the crack. I would suggest saving this one and only using it when you’re getting ready. It’s a delicate product that is not really suited for throwing around your bag.

Pixi Correction Concentrate:

A new addition to my collection, I’ve been loving Pixi by Petra and their brightening peach under eye corrector. I have the most stubborn dark circles and it definitely does help tone them down. It doesn’t completely erase them but it helps me look much more awake. A must have for those of you who are in the same boat as me.

Sarah Jessica Parker – Lovely:

An oldie but a goodie, I got this perfume ten years ago when it first launched and I’ve been wearing it ever since. I partly loved it because I have a slight obsession with SJP and secondly it is such a timeless and classic scent. It’s definitely an acquired smell of white amber fragrance that I would suggest buying for a more matured perfume lover. The vintage style bottle is the perfect accessory for that vanity decor.

Saving the most luxurious to last, everyone needs a YSL lipstick in their life. It definitely has a luxurious price tag but it’s an investment piece in my opinion. The texture is creamy with good lasting power. Worn alone for a more sheer look, you can also add a lip pencil for a more dramatic and long lasting look. As I’ve always said, I’m such a sucker for pretty packaging. The classic tube with beautiful YSL branding around it makes it all the more appealing. I would be happy to receive this little beauty on Christmas morning!

My Week On Instagram ❤

I don’t know about any of you but it has been such a busy few week’s with work, writing and catching up on some quiet time. I can’t believe it’s September already! I absolutely love this time of year, Autumn is my favourite season and my official countdown to Halloween is on. As soon as we enter this season I get so excited for my favourite holiday. Last year I was very lucky to spend it in Salem, it was honestly the best experience, I cannot wait to go back within the next year or two.

It has also been a busy week for me over on my Instagram account. I’ve been shopping up a slight storm treating myself to some new make up for Autumn and updating my wardrobe with some new cosy knits and comfortable shoes. I also can’t stop wearing my new wooden watch from  JORD, it’s my favourite new accessory. I also spent last month pretty much signing off from Summer by part taking in some festival adventures at Hozier and UB40. I

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Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m looking forward to shooting some new AW15 looks for the blog soon!

Nx

Mexx VIP Evening

Last night was a busy night for me filled with fashion, beauty, delicious deserts and a sneaky glass of Prosecco. It was a very special night for international fashion brand, Mexx. They were hosting their VIP night for fashion and beauty lovers along with a preview fashion show for their AW13 collection.

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The store was filled with clothes and accessories consisting of beautiful rich colours, strong and stunning prints, and a YSL make up artist to pamper us.

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It was great to get the opportunity to browse their pieces and chat to Northern Ireland’s finest fashion and beauty ladies. They were also offering an amazing 30% off on any purchases made.

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At around 8 o’ clock, the fashion show started with the DJ playing some fashion worthy tunes that had all of us tapping our feet.

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There was an amazing selection of clothes and accessories on offer from Mexx. From soft and sweet shades to bold and beautiful prints, they have ticked all of the boxes this season.

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Thanks to Kaz and Alison for the invite and putting together such an enjoyable evening. ♥

Nx

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