Ahhh, Christmas! The time of year I can indulge my love of sparkly eyes and cosy yummy smelling products!
With so much love for so many products right now I thought I’d bring it back a bit and write up an old school seeming favourties post. Expect a lot of glitter in this post!
ON THE EYES
Although I love shimmery eyeshadows all year round I really do get excited to bring out the ultra sparkly gems around this time of year. My go to shimmery base is without a doubt Makeup Geek Grandstand, described as a medium rose gold with slight taupe understones and a foiled finish – it sounds dreamy, right? The shade can be worn both alone all over the lids or with other deeper eyeshadow. I have a lot of love for this shade and it’s definitely someone that suits festive makeup both day or night really well! Another single eyeshadow be in a totally different formula is the Stila Magnificent Metels Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma. It really doesn’t get more sparkly that this as the formula is simply like liquid glitter which sets on the lids while somehow remaining lightweight and comfortable. Christmas day eyes right here!
Another shimmery favourite that’s been released just for Christmas is the stunning Becca Apres Ski Glow Eye Lights Palette which contains 7 wearable shades. I was initually a bit worried I wouldn’t love this palette after seeing Temptalia’s slightly negative review of it based on the pigmentation and formula. However I really can’t fault this palette as it’s the dreamy texture Becca customers are use to and the pigmentation is spot on. I’ve already created so many lovely shimmery eye looks with this palette.
ON THE LIPS
As I like to go sparkly on the eyes I feel for day I have to tone down the lips, so my go-to right now is Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G in Penelope Pink, which is strangely not pink but nude. This semi glossy finish lipstick is so comfortable to wear and really is a nice nude for pale skin tones. However for an evening look I will be pulling out MAC Ruby Roo as it’s such a vivid but rich red which seems to suit everyon. You really can’t go wrong with MAC lipsticks.
ON THE SKIN
As I’m all about the glow right now a fairly new favourite I’ve been loving through November and December so far has been Ciate Glow-To-Illuminating Blush in Babydoll. This is the perfect blush/highlighter hybrid and like nothing else I’ve tried really. With matte skin this really does bring like back into the cheeks with a hit of pink along with the illuminating glow finish. Perfect for everyday when I feel full on highlight would be a little too much.
Onto body care now and I have to give a mention to the cosy shower gel that is Lush Rose Jam. Although I’m currently running low as this is old stock I was beyond happy to see Lush have brought back Rose Jam for Christmas yet again. I’ve already asked for this for Christmas as I’m such a fan so hopefully between now and Christmas day I won’t run out as it’s such a lovely product to use in the shower. Really comforting and more-ish!
Staying with body care I had to include my now discontinued tub of The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Body Butter which was released for Autumn/Halloween. Recently I’ve been using this after every shower and the scent and feel is just heavenly. It is such a shame that this scent is no longer available however I can imagine the new Christmas Vanilla Chai Body Butter being as equally lovely.
Lastly, I wanted to share a new hair favourite with OGX Pink Sugar Plum Shampoo. I’m totally extra when it comes to Christmas themed products and so I had to pick up a festive themed shampoo from OGX. Out of the three new limited edition scents I was most down to Sugar Plum as it was the sweetest out of the bunch. I love OGX shampoos in general so I’m loving this Limited Edition scent right now.
Let me know if you have any festive beauty favourites at the moment!