Friday, 19 December 2014

All I want for Christmas is you...

First of all apologies for the lack of posts these last couple of weeks, as some of you may know I have been without my Macbook as it decided to break on me at the busiest time of the year I seriously have no luck because it was only a few weeks before that my iPhone decided to take a swim in the toilet. I'm happy to say both my iPhone and Macbook are back and well although I have to download all my apps I had and reinstall things which as you can imagine is taking ages!! Enough of me rambling, I thought it was about time I posted a Christmas Lust list as I have posted many gift guides but I've not really shared with you what I'd love to receive this Christmas. I can't say I want or need a lot however who wouldn't like jewellery, makeup and clothes for Christmas? Here are a few of my favourite things. 

I know I'm probably super duper late to the party but despite the fact that nearly everyone has one of these watches I am yet to add any to my collection, Micheal Kors watches are super gorgeous and I have fallen in love with this rose gold design. I do get a little wary of rose gold these days as I recently got quite a bad reaction to a ring I had but I still can't resist this beautiful watch, I actually really wanted it last year so it would be lovely to find this under the Christmas tree. 

When it comes to makeup and beauty items there is one brand that I have been dying to try lately and that is Charlotte Tilbury, I seriously want one of everything because I don't think there's anything that I wouldn't like, I particularly love the look of the Super Model Body and the Filmstar Bronze and Glow set you all know I love a bit of contouring and I think this little set would be amazing.  

Finally you all know I've been on the look out for my perfect winter coat.. do you think I've found it yet? Nope! I have been searching high and low for the perfect coat but I actually think I need two, one for casual use and another for when I want to dress up a little more so I have had my eye on some Parka jackets and I also came across this little beauty from Lipsy, first of all I adore the camel coat trend and secondly I really love waterfall jackets so I think this would be perfect.. if it's good enough for Kim Kardashian it's good enough for me right?

Whats on your wish list this year? 

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Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas with Daniel Wellington

I have some luxury for you today when it comes to my Christmas Gift guide, a watch is something that is always a great gift but this watch isn't just any watch it's a classic beautiful timeless piece that can be customised and worn with pure pride. Daniel Wellington is a brand I came across last year due to seeing many of my favourite bloggers post images and blog posts talking about their amazing watches, I definitely can say I was in awe and a Daniel Wellington watch went straight on my Christmas list. Santa must have seen my wish list early and the lovely team over at DW asked me if I wanted to feature one of their beautiful watches on Glambeautys and of course I said yes!
I chose the stunning Classic St Andrews watch with a Brown strap and Rose Gold hard wear, I found it quite hard to choose because every watch looked so beautiful but I thought brown would go with most outfits I wear and would be a great colour all year round. The Rose Gold hard wear looks amazing against the brown strap and I think an amazing choice. I really love that you can make this watch your own by choosing from the amazing leather straps or even the fabulous Nato wristbands, it's also nice to be able to choose from the two different hard wear finishes I know Rose Gold is super popular at the moment and I actually have some Rose Gold pieces in my Jewellery box so it was a no brainer for me.
If your looking to get your loved one a Daniel Wellington watch this year or even want to treat yourself then now is the time because I have a great 15% off gift code for you all and if you buy now you also get 50% off any Nato Wristband plus free gift wrapping! What a great service. Enter holidayprideaux at the checkout to receive your discount.

What do you think of this classic design, I adore it!
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas with The Body Shop Part 2

Vanilla Brulee Tube of Treasures £15.00 // Frosted Cranberry Treat Box £7.00 // Glazed Apple Bath Jelly £10.00

The Body Shop has such amazing deals at the moment I couldn't resist writing another post, I thought todays focus could be on their latest seasonal launches. I love new launches especially when they have a festive vibe to them also I love looking at the new packaging, new products and of course the fab little gift sets they come out with which are perfect for Christmas time.

This year there have been a number of new launches from The Body Shop this year including the Vanilla Brulee Range, the Frosted Cranberry Range and also Glazed Apple. I really love the look and sound of all of these particularly Glazed apple, there have been a number of new products also introduced to the brand including bath jellies, a sprinkler and even bath sprinkles which all sound very fun indeed. I think buying pamper gifts couldn't get better for any lady, who doesn't want to sit back and relax in a bath full of bubbles then treat themselves to deliciously smelling products.

The first set to talk about today is the Vanilla Brulee Set, it includes a body butter, shower gel, body polish and a cream crinkle bath lily which is super cute. It's such a great value set at just £15 you can’t really go wrong, it also comes packaged in a fun candy striped tin so no need for wrapping either! Next up we have this gorgeous Frosted Cranberry treat box which is an amazing £7 ideal if you’re buying a Secret Santa present or if you want to buy some extra little stocking fillers, the set includes a shower gel, body butter and bath lily again ideal for that girly girl that loves a pamper. Last but not least check out this fab new launch from The Body Shop, a bath Jelly! Now you may think bath jellies sound a little odd and I agree they do but they are so much fun, I actually have used bath jellies in the past and they are great they smell incredible and are a super quirky unique gift. Glazed Apple is the scent I'm most intrigued by, I love sweet scents and it sounds right up my street it's a festive bath must have in my eyes.

Have you checked out any of The Body Shops new Festive launches yet? What appeals most to you?

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

All about that base...

I don't often write about my favourite base products but I have been loving so many products lately I just had to share, I also wanted to mention I may not have that many posts featuring on Glambeautys this week as my MacBook decided to die on me the other day it's currently away getting repaired so I hope to have that back by the 17th my luck with technology lately has been diabolical first my poor iPhone now my beloved MacBook I do have my old Netbook to the rescue so I can write things but just want to apologise if my photos aren't up to scratch as I have no editing software.
Any way enough of my rambling with the weather being much colder now I have changed my bases up for the Winter and I have found some absolute gems that have been working really well on my skin. In todays post I'm going to tell you about my favourite liquid bases from BB creams to full cover foundations and illuminators.. not to mention the best concealer I have ever tried, it's seriously amazing so let's get on with this post and keep on reading if you want to find out more about my top picks! 

OK so let's start with the main bases, when I'm having an uber good skin day I have been reaching for my Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream, OK so let me start with the only negative.. it is a little pricey at £30 a pop but you only need the smallest amount so it will last a fair while. The consistency of this BB cream is a lot thicker to others I have used in the past which I actually like, once applied to the skin it sheers out beautifully and evens out my complexion a treat! Now when my skin is looking OK but feel I need a little more cover I opt for Estee Lauder Perfectionist Foundation, this foundation is seriously lovely. The cover is light to medium and can be built up slightly if required, it gives a really pretty sheen finish that doesn't require powdering. It also gives me just the amount of cover I need it's definitely a new firm favourite of mine it blends beautifully and is super lightweight on the skin, if your a fan of Estee Lauder Double wear but your looking for something a little lighter and perfect for day time then I'd definitely recommend checking this out. Lastly if I'm off on a night out or require something with full cover I have fallen back in love with Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, this foundation is great it gives me a flawless finish that lasts a super long time. I just picked up the shade NC25 which is great, I still think I could go a little lighter for Winter so I may pick up another bottle in a different shade because no doubt I'll get though this pretty quick as it seems to be my go to foundation at the moment. 

Now these little beauties have been favourites of mine for quite some time now Mac Strobe cream is something I often reach for, I like to apply this before foundation and often instead of moisturiser its super hydrating and gives my skin a gorgeous luminous finish which I adore it's a pink pearl shade which really brightens up the complexion. Another illuminating product I love is by Crown Brush, I love this Golden illuminating liquid so much I usually apply this with a buffing brush to the tops of my cheek bones after foundation and it gives my skin the most beautiful glow. I don't tend to use this alone over the full face because I can tend to go a little too glowy if I do that but applied to those areas you want to highlight it's perfect. Last but not least I couldn't talk base products without mentioning a concealer, this concealer has been a staple product for me ever since I got it. The Clarins Instant Concealer is just one of those concealers you will not want to put down once you've tried it, I use the shade 01 light which is a yellow based beige and it's the perfect colour for me it enables me to brighten the under eye area and cover any blemishes I may have. The pigmentation is insane and it covers instantly without feeling heavy or cakey on the skin,  it's nice and moisturising meaning it doesn't cling to any dry patches or make my skin look dry either. It's seriously my favourite concealer I have ever tried and I will definitely be buying a second tube once this runs out, it's a little gem!

What are your favourite base products at the moment? It may seem boring but base products are my favourite to buy. 

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas with Photobox

It's time for another "Christmas with.." post and today we are talking photos and memories, I always find the best gifts are the most thoughtful ones and these are going to be right up your street if you feel the same. Photobox is an online one stop shop for all things photography, I'm always looking for great places to get my images printed and I've now found a whole new world when it comes to getting them done. I never knew there were so many options to get your images printed on. You can get; calendars which would be perfect for grandparents and that very organised person, mugs, jigsaws and even phone cases. I have a few of my favourites to share with you today and I'm going to tell you why they are so fabulous! 

A canvas is an amazing gift to buy someone, I was thinking this one particularly would be great for grandparents, mums and dads. What I really love about this canvas is that you can add multiple images, I chose a few I took of Vinny on a Autumn walk to keep all the colours uniform and have a theme but you could literally use any pictures, Instagram photos, holiday snaps the options are endless and it's a great way to create a really unique piece for someone special. As well as being able to create your own masterpiece you also have the options of different layouts and backgrounds so it's a really great one to check out because you could even colour co-ordinate it to your home and decor. 

If you have a techy person to buy for then check out this amazing iPad cover, again I chose some random photos I've taken though out the year and made them all black and white for that extra pow. I really love the way this came out and the case itself is really great, it attaches magnetically which is really cool and you can also purchase these covers for the iPad air and mini! So cool! 

Finally we have this gorgeous cushion which is new to Photobox, I was able to upload any image and had a variety of borders to choose from, if you don't want borders you can cover the whole cushion with your selected image. I really love this chevron print, there were a few other chevron colours to choose from and I love this so much. The cushion itself comes in three different sizes, I went for the middle size which is the perfect size to go on your sofa, the smaller size would make a perfect bed decor cushion. This is a great quality cushion and such a great gift idea. 

What's your favourite gift here? Would you ever buy someone a personalised photo gift? 

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