I love writing gift guides, so here is a small collection of gift ideas this Christmas for family or friends, men or women.

Some of these were kindly gifted to me and others I have bought myself for my family or for myself.

I hope some of these inspire you!

I will be posting a series of these over the next few days so keep your eyes peeled!

MAKE UP

Urban Decay – Troublemaker mascara

£19.50

Urban Decay always have beautiful make up with stunning packaging. I love the rainbow packaging of this mascara and the mascara itself gives your lashes up to 13.7x volume! You can’t go wrong with an UD mascara.

Urban Decay – Naked Heat palette

£39.50

The naked palettes are one of Urban Decays most popular range. This set contains some beautiful warm tones and would be great for any eyeshadow fan. This one has a lot more brown/orange/red tones than any of the previous naked palettes.

Mad Beauty – Slush Puppie lip balm

£2.99

A great stocking filler for any slush puppie or lip balm fan. They come in several different flavours and taste great whilst keeping your lips soft!

Soap & Glory : Winter Wonder Glam

£50

This great set includes many S&G faves:

S&G eye shadow palette x6
S&G love at first blush
S&G thick & fast HD mascara black
S&G supercat black
S&G Archery Brow Tint & Pencil Brown
S&G SMP Clear XL
S&G SMP Bare Enough
S&G smoulder kohl

It is any make up lovers ideal set and has all of their popular products in!

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I really hope you enjoyed reading and that I have given you some great ideas this Christmas!

Sarah xxx

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Soap & Glory advent calendar this year. At £40 I think this is a great price as it contains 24 products, making them less than £2 each and it is even better value if you buy it in the 3 for 2 offer in Boots! 😉

I wanted to show you the contents but there is not point me reviewing it on the 24th December once I have opened it all!

The calendar contains the following, some of them are in there more than once:

S&G clean on me pod 8ml
S&G clean on me pod 8ml
S&G rich & foamous body wash pod 8 ml
S&G rich & foamous body wash pod 8 ml
S&G sugar crush body wash pod 8ml
S&G sugar crush body wash pod 8ml
S&G mini scrub of your life 50ml
S&G mini righteous butter (flush) 50ml
S&G mini hand food 50ml
S&G mini heel genius 50ml
S&G mini one heck of a blot primer 15ml
S&G thick & fast HD mascara black 10ml
S&G mini gloss stick nudist 1.5g
S&G mini gloss stick pink-a-boo 1.5g
S&G mini matte stick choco-berry 1.5g
S&G mini crazy sexy kohl smoulder 0.3g
S&G mini crazy sexy kohl what a night (blue) 0.3g
S&G mini crazy sexy kohl foil in love (silver) 0.3g
S&G mini crazy sexy kohl grapevine (purple) 0.3g
S&G mini crazy sexy kohl cocoa bean (brown) 0.3g
S&G mini pillow plump clearvoyant 4ml
S&G mini pillow plump nude in town 4ml
S&G mini pillow plump pinkwell 4ml
S&G mini tweezers

I am really excited to have this to open throughout December 🙂

It is a great way to try more of their body products and make up too.

Sarah x

There is only one thing I love more than Soap & Glory body products and that is their make up range! I have been using their mascara for so many years now and I was excited to see this face palette had been released.

The great thing about this palette is that it contains all the products you could ever need to accentuate your face on top of bare skin or your favourite foundation.

It contains:

1 bronzer

1 blusher

1 highlighter

3 eyeshadows

You can mix and match the colours to create your own unique shade or use them as intended.  No harm ever came of putting highlighter on your eyelids and eyeshadow as a bronzer 😉

Sarah x

I am trying really hard to grow my brows back as I plucked them way too much when I was younger, in the mean time I rely on brow pencils to fill in the gaps and make my brows achieve the look I require.

I have been using this one from Billion dollar brows and I love how easy it is to use. The shade is perfect and the tip is so easy to create hair strokes or colour in any patches.

Sarah x

If you are a regular reader, you will know I really love NuSkin and I have been lucky enough to try a lot of their products in the past. I reviewed some of there lip products here.

Today I am sharing with you my thoughts on their brush set and also a blush duo and an eyeshadow palette.

The brush set contains 6 key brushes:

powder brush

foundation brush

blush brush

eyeshadow brush

blending brush

eyebrow brush

The brushes are so lovely to use, they are soft and they apply your make up flawlessly.

The eyeshadow palette is 02 violet breeze and contains 5 shades and applicators.

The blush duo is 01 peach cloud and contains the blush and applicator. You can see there is 2 shades int he blush itself so you can pretty much customise your perfect shade 🙂

Sarah x