Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide 3 of 8: Make Up

This year I have put together a Christmas gift guide, they could be presents for a family member, a friend or even a treat for yourself!

I have put them into categories the best I can and I have put very short reviews on each product. If you want to know more about any of the products tweet me @sarahtrademark and we can have a chat :)

Make up

Disney Alice Make Up Palette

Disney Alice Make Up Palette

£7.99

This palette is part of the new Disney range for Mad Beauty. It contains some beautiful brown/gold shades as well as a highlighter and would be great for any make up/Disney lover! It comes with two applicators and is great value for money. 

Earthnicity Tinted Moisturiser

£27.50

This tinted moisturiser is mineral based, it is better for your skin than a normal liquid foundation as it is not so heavy. It applies really evenly and smoothly to create a fresh base, without having to wear too much make up.

Earthnicity

Earthnicity
Shades Porcelain/Biscuit
£16.99 each
Shade Glamour
£10.99
Shade Bronze Shimmer
£13.99
Shade Light
£14.99
Shade Ivory
£10.99
£11.99

I love this brand so much right now, the products come in so many shades and I have been using mineral foundation for a while now rather than a liquid full coverage. I find the powders quite pigmented and you can layer them to create the perfect flawless look.

This would be great for anyone that has not tried mineral foundation before and the 'Starter Kits' are really good value!

Jurlique Lip Trio

Jurlique Lip Trio
£26

This set contains:
Rose Love Balm
Hydra Gloss I’m Blushing
Hydra Gloss I’m Neutral

The balm is very hydrating and easy to wear as an everyday product. It is also great as there are two different shades of the gloss included, so depending on your mood you can pick one to suit.

Glitter Lips

£12.50

These are pretty cool. You get the glitter bond and the loose glitter to create an amazing sparkly lip that can last up to 8 hours. They last through eating and drinking and something like this can be suitable for such a varied age range! There is a good choice of colours in the range.

Burts Bees Lip Gloss

£8.99

These come in a wide variety of colours, aren't sticky and are natural. What more could you want from a lip gloss?! In this range you will find one to suit everyone and any make up lover knows the pain of sticky lip gloss and will fall in love with these. The pigment is very good in these too.

Fab Brows Contour Kit

Fab Brows Contour Kit

£20

I have tried several contour kits, still not really got the hang of it, but this one is by far the best if you are still trying to master the contour look. The shades work well together and the brush is really easy to use, you can't really go wrong! After using this I had a very healthy natural looking glow.

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Palette

Blank Canvas Cosmetics Palette


£30

Everyone loves a good eyeshadow palette, to create the perfect smoky eye you need browns/black and often some lighter shades, this has them all. The shades are highly pigmented and the mirror is an ideal size.

Beautiful Brows Set

Beautiful Brows Set
£30

This brow kit helps you create the perfect eyebrow. It comes in various shades and each kit contains:
Eyebrow powder
Three eyebrow shapes
Duo applicator brush
Eyebrow highlighter
Highlighter brush
Soft grip tweezers
Magnifying mirror

It literally contains everything you will need and as there are three different shapes you can pick the best one to suit your face. Some days I prefer a thinner brow and others I want them really thick so it is great you can mix it up a bit.

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics
£38.50

This all matte palette is great for any UD fan. Their naked palettes have always been popular and always contain a great selection of colours. It contains 12 shades that are all new and exclusive to this set and it also has a great brush. It is a must have for any make up fan.

The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and easy to apply, either with the brush provided or with your finger. I love the variety of shades and it can be used to create a really great smokey eye.

Film noir nights

Film noir nights

Charlotte Tilbury
Film noir nights
£35

This kit is great value for money when it comes to a luxury brand. It contains a lipstick and eyeliner in the cute light up box and the lipsticks are usually £23 each and the eyeliners are £19 each. The packaging is so luxurious and I just love the design of the lipsticks. Her products are always a big thumbs up with me! The lipsticks are really pigmented and a great non drying formula and the eyeliners are always so nice and just glide on.


       

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide 2 of 8: Skincare

This year I have put together a Christmas gift guide, they could be presents for a family member, a friend or even a treat for yourself!

I have put them into categories the best I can and I have put very short reviews on each product. If you want to know more about any of the products tweet me @sarahtrademark and we can have a chat :)

Skincare

Dermalogica Power Rescue Masque Trio


£43.25

This set contains:
Charcoal Rescue Masque
MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque
Skin Hydrating Masque

It is a great set to try different face products. It is not always simple to use one masque all over as different areas of your face will have different needs. My nose is always congested so this needs a good deep cleanse but my cheeks are dry so need some hydration. Dermalogica create some really great high end beauty products and I have never been disappointed.



SkinChemists Advanced Caviar Miceller Water

SkinChemists Advanced Caviar Miceller Water
£99

SkinChemists is very high quality and aimed at the higher end of the market. A LOT of famous people use their products and honestly, I can see why. If I had the money I would buy their whole range!

The miceller water is so soothing on your skin, it removes dirt and make up with no effort at all and leaves your face so smooth and looking refreshed.

SkinChemists Advanced Caviar Facial Serum

SkinChemists Advanced Caviar Facial Serum
£85

I am in love with facial serums right now, I never used them until a few months back but it is amazing what a difference in my skincare routine they have made. This product hydrates your skin so well and using it at night I just look so refreshed by morning. I have noticed it has also helped with blemish scarring and any blemishes I have it really helps speed up the healing process.

SkinChemists Advanced Caviar Night Moisturiser

SkinChemists Advanced Caviar Night Moisturiser
£84

Using this along with the miceller water and facial serum I have really noticed an improvement in my skin. I think even if you only tried one of the range you would see a difference though! This has left me with my smoother skin, it looks more radiant by morning and I am a lot more comfortable going to work make up free knowing my skin is looking so good!

Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque

Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque
£10.15

This masque is amazing a re-hydrating dry skin, I always end up with dry cheeks and also around my nose, even though it is very congested and oily. I always worried if I over moisturised it would produce more oil but in fact, hydrating my skin more has actually helped my skin become less oily. This is a great masque to use once a week when you fancy that extra pamper session!


       

Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide 1 of 8: Bodycare

This year I have put together a Christmas gift guide, they could be presents for a family member, a friend or even a treat for yourself!

I have put them into categories the best I can and I have put very short reviews on each product. If you want to know more about any of the products tweet me @sarahtrademark and we can have a chat :)

Bodycare

Ren body set

£37

This set includes:
200ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash
200ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion

Rose Otto is one of the most popular Ren scents and my personal favourite. The body wash leaves you feeling fresh and clean and the moisturiser leaves you feeling soft and leaves that beautiful scent on your skin.

The english soap company

£5.95

This bar of soap smells quite fruity and is a decent size bar. I really like this soap brand and feel like they have something for everyone/every occasion.

The english soap company

£2.95

The luxury guest soaps come in this beautiful package, similar to the large ones, but it is not just a mini bar, it is three heart shape pieces of soap. These look great in the bathroom and look too nice to use!

Mad beauty crackers

£7.99

This contains 4 Christmas crackers which each have 1 bubble bath inside in festive fragrances - Christmas cranberry, amazing almond, very vanilla & super strawberry.

Delight touch

Delight Touch
Organic chocolate and pineapple daily scrub
£16

This scrub can be used on your body or face. It is very gentle to use and kind to your skin as it is organic and contains a mixture of natural ingredients. I really like this range and the products are very delicate on your skin and this one smells great.

Mandarin and vanilla self tan
£19

I like to use this as a gradual tan every few days instead of my usual moisturiser. The colour comes out well and looks very natural and sun kissed. Again, it has all natural and organic ingredients and  is really good for your skin. I find it very moisturising too as often tans can be drying.

Fake tan

Fake tan

White to brown
Dark desire self tan kit
£10

This kit is great value for money. It contains:
1 x Tan
1 x Body wash
1 x Application gloves

The body wash helps to prolong the tan and ensure an even fade, I found this really good to use. The tan itself was easy to apply and it was a nice colour. It looked like I had been away on holiday and I looked really well. I think this set is great for anyone wanting to tan and to try different brands.

Fake tan

Fake tan

Bellamianta
Be Bella Bronzed
£25

This kit contains
Rapid self tanning mousse
Luxury tanning mitt
Self tanning tinted lotion

This tan has a great colour and comes in such a great kit, everything you need! I usually prefer a mousse as it is easier to apply with a mitt but this also has the lotion in :)

The tan dries quickly and is very long lasting. It lasts nearly a week without having to reapply!

Soap and glory

Soap and glory
Foam & fortune
£16

This kit contains:
CLEAN ON ME™ Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel (75ml)
THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ Body Butter (50ml)
THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE™ Super-Smoothing Body Buffer (50ml)
SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Wash (75ml)
SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Buttercream (50ml)
SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Scrub (50ml)
SUDSY PUFF Body Polisher

And the box even plays a tune!!

Soap and Glory gift sets are always popular at Christmas and great for anyone that loves to pamper themselves. Sugar crush is one of my favourite scents :)

Ghost whitelight

Ghost Whitelight
50ml
£34

Ghost is a perfume that everyone seems to know and love. They have bought out many variations of it and they all smell great. This one is exclusive to The Perfume Shop and I just love the style of the bottle.

I would say this is more of a summery fragrance as it is quite fruity, but at the same time, this could be a fun one to wear in the evening. it would make a great gift for anyone that usually wears something from the Ghost range and the fact it is an exclusive makes it that little bit more special.


       

Saturday, 26 November 2016

New brand: Grace your face

I recently came across a brand called Grace your face that offer some great face products and are in such cute packages!

Grace your face

Grace your face

Grace your face

I have been using the pore strips and also the oil blotting tissues.

The pore strips are very easy to use and I suffer badly with blackheads on my nose so these are great to get rid of any congestion and you can really see a difference after using them.

The oil blotting tissues are great to carry about with you if you suffer from oily skin. They are easy to use and your make up stays in tact whilst these sheets remove excess oil from your face.

Big thumbs up :)