Sunday, 20 October 2013

Beauty advent calenders

Christmas beauty advent calendarers

Tis the season to be jolly fa la la la la......i have recently found a amazing new trend coming to us beauty fiends ...the beauty advent calendar!! Oh yes you heard me right. I first heard of the benefit advent calendar from a friend who works for the company...unfortunately they are in very limited supply. This got me very excited about the idea though, then a couple of weeks later found that boots were selling their very own beauty advent calendar...which my fiancè now has on order for me . I dug a little deeper and found that quite a few brands have jumped at this brilliant idea. They are obviously a little more expensive than your standard chocolate ones (and less calories) but oh so worth the pennies to any beauty junkie such as myself. For twenty four days you get a daily product treat...then on Christmas day hopefully some more beauty treats. Here's some of the best i have found for this new trend.....

Benefit countdown to love
Packed full of 24 days worth of benefit beauty. The advent calendar contains some of benefits best sellers, a charm necklace,a charm bracelet and a  barrette (also known as a hair clip/slide). All products are travel sized but just enough to keep you beautiful.
This advent calendar is £50 and on sale for one day (as far as i know November 3rd or 4th) only at a few specific counters so get in quick ladies.


Boots beauty advent calendar
Filled with full size and miniature beauty treats the boots advent calendar includes a range of brands that they sell within their stores such as soap and glory, nails inc, paco robanne, juicy couture, mavala....the list goes on. The calender is a bit of a bargain at just £30!!! Look out for my future blog of the full calendar once i get my hands on it ;-) on sale now online and in larger stores.

Behind each door you will find a beautiful miniature ciaté polish in their best selling colours. Four of their mini caviar blends, and three extra special limited edition colours (that will not be available elsewhere). A must have for any nail polish fan, £42 ...that's just £1.75 a polish!!
Available now in selfridges.

Selfridges advent calendar
This exclusive advent calendar includes miniature and full size products from brands such as ysl, lancôme, kiehl and more. 24 days of pure luxury at £48. Definitely one for a lancôme lover. Available now in store

I cant wait for December to start so i can ope the first door on my beauty advent calender, i hope you all grab hold of one of these beautys as your Christmas treat 

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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Jessica fearlessly pink oct 2013

Jessica fearlessly pink collection

It is that time of year again,for a long time now October has been breast cancer awareness month. Now to help raise money for the cause each year many of the high street and salon brands release themed products and donate from the sales.
This year Jessica has not disappointed with their contribution.

They have released the fearlessly pink collection,which consists of two brand new colours made especially for the cause,with the breast cancer awareness bow printed on the bottles. The two colours are not available separately,but from past experience if the colours are popular enough they are generally put into their main colour collection as permanent colours.
The first colour compassionate heart is a pale baby pink,semi clear so with one coat you could use for a french base, survivor is a glam pink glitter.

The set cost £17.50 which is a saving of £2.50 on Jessica's normal price of £9.75 each. The really nice thing about this set is that all profits are going straight to breast the worlds leading on line breast health and breast cancer resource.Breast is a non profit organisation dedicated to providing information and community to all of those who have been touched by the disease. (for more info follow this link : . I don't think i have seen a product donate such a high percentage to a breast cancer cause, normally it is only a pound or two so hats of to Jessica who are making no profit at all from this set. 

Now down to the nitty gritty. The polish as with all Jessica polishes paints on really easily, i was really impressed with the glitter, you actually get a decent amount of glitter onto the nail. With some other glitters you have to blob them on and move the glitter about to get a decent coverage. compassionate heart is a really cute pink, almost a strawberry milk shake, which can be used as a french base if you use one coat or beautiful soft pink with two coats . I painted them on on a Saturday night and it was still intact by the following Friday,i was using nail varnish remover on customers at work and had my hands in water a lot so this is a really durable polish. Both colours are fine to have on their own or together, But in the spirit of the month i will be wearing both together for the duration of October.

All in all this is an amazing set, new colours designed for a great cause and the company is making no profit what so ever from it.

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For more information on the set and where to find your nearest Jessica salon follow this link

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