Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Yankee Candle: Christmas Cookie

Hi guys, I know I haven't been posting so much lately but I have been super busy preparing myself for Christmas, and sorting out university work. However, I do have a post on my favourite festive candle...

My other half surprised me the other day with a new Yankee Candle, I've been poorly all week and he thought It would be a nice surprise, and it most certainly was.
I love the scent of this candle, although at the moment due to my illness I can not smell it and therefore I haven't burnt it yet to waste the smell.

But I can tell you if your like sweet smelling candles such as vanilla cupcake, or butter cream then you will love this candle! It smells so festive and sweet and oh so christmassy, I love the scent and can not wait to burn it.

The candle's come in different sizes and forms, I got a medium Jar candle which you can see here...

Christmas Cookie Medium Jar £16.99 

They come in tarts, tumblers, big jars, small jars, car air fresheners... etc. So check them out, I know Clintons cards in the UK sell them and you can also get them online direct from Yankee Candle, or on other sites for a little bit cheaper. As the pricing of these candles is a tad bit extravagant. For this medium sized candle the prices was £16.99

Anyway, I just thought I would share and recommend my festive candle.
I will be back posting regularly in the new year, (2-3 times a week) but there will still be a post a week leading up to the new year.

Thanks for reading, Speak to you all soon

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Tis' The Season To Be Berry...

Hi Guys, I am so excited that its getting even closer to Christmas oh I can't wait. I thought I would share with you all my go to December Christmas look, one which I haven't really been changing since November, apart from a couple eye shadow changes and some different lipsticks so here goes... I am also going to review a couple of the products I use in this post as well so keep your eyes wide open for them!

To start with I moisturised my skin with my Simples rich day moisturiser and left this to soak in for a couple of minutes. I then applied my L'Oreal Skin Perfection serum over the top, I like to use this as a primer, and it also helps to reduce the redness in my skin 2 in 1 I suppose. I got this product a couple of months ago and wanted to try and test it before I reviewed. So I purchased this probably at the beginning of October and have used it everyday and I mean everyday. I can notice the difference in my skin, the redness is reduced the texture of my skin is very soft and my complexion is pretty much perfect, one product which did not break me out.
After my L'Oreal serum I moved straight on to foundation, not giving the product time to sink in is a good thing sometimes. My foundation of choice at the moment is Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC15 a product you have all heard me rave on about for far too long, but a foundation with perfect coverage for the winter. I blend this onto my face with my Real Techniques expert face brush and then leave to dry for a little while.

L'Oreal Skin Perfection | Mac Studio Fix Fluid

After my cream based products I then powdered my face with my Rimmel stay matte powder, and moved swiftly onto my brows. I feel like I can't apply my eye shadow if my brows aren't done. So I use my Rimmel eyebrow pencil in dark brown to draw in my shape and outline and then use MAC Mystery eye shadow to fill in my eyebrows to darken them, as my brows are white.

Top Right (Mac Mystery) | Rimmel Dark Brown Brow Pencil

After the brows were done I moved onto my eyes, I've been using cream shadows as bases during winter so my eyes aren't too drying. I have been loving the seventeen metallic shades, especially the metallic bronze coloured one, sorry the names rubbed off. I then use my naked 2 palette but switch up the colours i use to blend from the outer corner into the crease. Ive been really liking 'Blackout' blended into the gold shadow base for a real smoky eye! After my shadows are done, I then tend to add some mascara, and if its a night time occasion some false lashes.

My favourite mascara at the moment is Soap and Glory Thick and Fast, I really like the wand on this mascara, the thick bristles are perfect for my lashes at the moment, to give them the definition and volume they need throughout the day.

On to the cheeks, I've been loving my Nars blusher in Orgasm, so conventional and well loved by all, it is one product which I can honestly not live without in the make up world. I like to team this with Mac's Lightscapade mineralized skin finish, and a bit of Mac bronzer in Matte Bronze. If you wanted to swap these for high street products I recommend, Topshops Crescent Moon highlighter, Sleek Rose Gold Blush and any matte bronzer to contour and define those cheek bones.

I tend to switch up my lip colour quite a lot but in the photo I am wearing from the Gothic Collection at Collection shade number 2 Revenge, with a nude models lip pencil underneath. That tends to be the choice or my Mac Rebel, Mac Up the Amp or L'Oreal 332.

If you have any question then please leave them below, thanks for stopping by and reading.