It wouldn’t be me would it if I didn’t want makeup for Christmas!! Although I buy it all year round the Christmas sets are just too tempting and there is always something new released, I can’t keep up if I’m honest but here is a few items I’m hoping for this year, lets hope Santa is good to me. ūüôā


Jouer holiday sets

Now I know for sure I have these as I made John order them before they sold out, as I love the Jouer holiday sets, click here to read my separate review of these. But just know that these sets are amazing and such good value. I love Jouer and think the brand doesn’t get enough recognition. And Their liquid lipsticks are one of my favourite formulas.


Becca shimmering skin perfector vault

You know I love Becca cosmetics and their highlighters are some of my favourites, so any Becca lover needs this set!! it includes opal, rose gold, moonstone, pearl, rose quartz and Prismatic Amethyst. I’ve got a few of these but some I don’t have that I would love to try.


Cover fx custom enhancer drops set

I love these cover fx liquid highlighters, I only have one so that’s why I would love these, as it contains Celestial, Halo, moonlight, and rose gold.¬† They’re mini sizes but its a good little set to try the product out before buying the full size as they’re a little expensive.


Becca Après Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette

I have lots of other Becca palettes including their eyeshadows and I love them, this has got so many good reviews so I really want to see what the fuss is about. I love anything shimmery on my eyes so I know I would love this, and plus how gorgeous is the packaging.


Tartelette toasted palette

I am a huge Tarte lover and I have wanted this palette since I first saw it, I love the tarlette palettes, as I think Tarte have some of the best shadows and the formula is so nice. I have so many warm toned palettes but it still doesn’t stop me wanting it, opps. This is available on the Tarte and Sephora website but I hear its coming to QVC this month.

colourpop golden state of mind shadow palette

I haven’t ordered anything from colourpop in so long, and I also haven’t tried any of the new eyeshadow palettes but this one caught my eye!! it looks gorgeous and has such pretty shimmer shades. Sometimes it’s nice to have other palettes that aren’t just matte shadows. And the shades in this are so me as I love gold and rose gold.


Tarte little mist sunshine self tanner

when I was in America I picked up the tarte self tanning foam and it is Brilliant, I absolutely love it, it gives the most gorgeous golden tan and applies so nicely, so I really want to try this one as the reviews on the Sephora site are so good!! I can’t live without my fake tan. I also wouldn’t mind a back up of the foam either, its that good.


Juvia’s place palette

I have wanted to try Juvia’s place since it launched on beauty bay but I wanted to let the hype die down a bit but everyone raves about these palettes and this one I have had my eye on, it looks so gorgeous.


Huda beauty foundation

I have got the primer and the brush but I’m itching to try the foundation. I did get a little sample but it was so tiny It didn’t even cover my face, so I do really want to try it out properly. I have heard such good things about this.

What’s on your Christmas list this year??

Thanks for reading xo



Cult beauty gift guide

*post in collaboration with cult beauty and contains affiliate links, and some products mentioned have been gifted to me. please seen my disclaimer for more details on affiliate links and gifted items. As always All reviews are my own*

Guys Christmas is nearly here can you believe it?? where has this year gone! if you’re struggling for gift ideas or what to put on your own Christmas list then I hope this post is going to be helpful. I wont be doing loads of different gift guides this year, I’m just going to be doing a couple with the products I really love myself and would highly recommend to grab before it’s too late.


Gift guide makeup

So My first gift guide is here, and its one for the makeup and beauty lovers of course, I always look forward to Christmas and all the sets that come out, especially the minis, I am a sucker for mini makeup sets and this year the brands haven’t disappointed me. I’m doing a round-up of some of my favourite¬†gifts this year that I highly recommend for stocking fillers and gifts as they’re so affordable.

Most of the products mentioned are £30 and under so make the perfect stocking filler ideas as well.


Christmas gift guide beauty


Huda Beauty Contour and Strobe Lip Set £29

Huda beauty gift guide


The perfect gifts for any Huda addicts are these three products I’m ¬†going to mention, the Lip contour and strobe tin which contains a lip pencil, liquid matte and lip strobe in this cute little lip tin which is so cute, I absolutely love this packaging!! what girl wouldn’t want this?!

Next is the Mini nude love collection liquid lipstick set, includes four gorgeous nude shades to suit lots of different skin tones, these are the perfect way to try Huda liquid lipsticks. And I dont know who wouldn’t be happy with a nude liquid lipstick set under their tree this year!!

Another product I have to mention is the Huda Warm Brown Obsessions Palette, for only ¬£25 this mini palette is a perfect stocking filler and is a must have¬†gift for any Huda lover and if you haven’t yet tried the eye shadows¬†from Huda Beauty then this is the perfect way to do so.


Liquid Matte Minis РNude love collection £33

Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette £25



Huda beauty Christmas gift guide



BECCA Rose Gold Glow on the Go set £20

Becca cosmetics glow on the go

My gift guide couldn’t be complete without a highlighter now could it? I am a big lover of BECCA cosmetics and love their highlighters so I always pick up these mini sets for the holidays. I have Moonstone and opal and now I have this new one rose gold to add to my collection. For only ¬£20 these sets are the perfect way to try out the products and¬† what BECCA is famously known for, which is their incredible highlighters. This set includes a tube of shimmer skin Perfector Spotlight as well as¬† Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed powder in rose gold which is a gorgeous pink with gold reflects. These are handbag size and perfect for on the go and travel.


Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set £20

Stila warm and fuzzy lip set


For me this year Stila have completely killed it this year with the holiday sets, everyone is raving about them and for good reason. I have grabbed three of the Stila sets so far but I’m hoping santa has got me the rest. I have been a good girl after all.

This is the mini Stila stay all day liquid lipstick set in Warm fuzzy, they have two to choose from but I went with this one as I loved the look of the shades. It includes a new shade  Splendore Shimmer which is a warm coral with gold shimmer, Caramello is a neutral nude and Beso a vibrant true red.  I love the formula of these and already own a few of their liquid lipsticks but I also love getting the Christmas sets as its such good value for money and you get to try out lots of the shades.

They also have a play it cool set here which includes Baci, Patina, and Bacca.

If you’re feeling even more generous they also have the star studded eight set, which includes eight of the Stila liquid lipsticks for ¬£45 here which I have also got my eye on.

Stila lip set warm and fuzzy

Stila Written In The Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Р£25

Stila written in the stars set

I would definitely say this is the most popular set this christmas, literally everyone is talking about it or already has it. I have got two of these as I needed a back up, its such good value and is the perfect set to try these glitter shadows before buying the full size as they are a little pricey but for good reason because they’re amazinggg!!!

The written in the stars set is ¬£25 and you get three mini glitter & glow shadows in diamond dust, kitten karma, and smokey storm. These glitters are insane, I am totally obsessed with them and get so many complements when I wear them. If its one thing you need to get this Christmas it’s these!!

I also have to mention the eye for elegance set which is £45 and contains 6 eyeshadows, three brand new shimmers and three of the glitters. I have done a post on it here this is another set I am totally in love with and have been using it non stop since I got it.


Stila glitter and glow eyeshadows

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick Set £26

ABH liquid lipstick

Another mini liquid lipstick set, you can tell brands really know what us girls love, the sets have been amazing this year and feature so many liquid lipsticks. This is a new one from ABH and includes three new shades which are the most perfect autumn shades Dazed is a rusty red, bittersweet is a dark cocoa mauve brown and Hudson is a dark dusky peachy rose. I love ABH liquid lipsticks, the formula is so nice and comfortable to wear so I highly  recommend this if you love them as well.


Beautyblender Midas Touch Set £18

Beauty blender set


BeautyBlender always do the most cutest sets around the holiday time, So I didn’t expect anything less. This midas touch set comes in a gorgeous gold bauble and includes¬† the original pink blender and mini Solid Cleanser to keep it perfectly clean. I can’t¬† live without a beautyblender, I wont apply my foundation or concealer with anything else now. So If like me you love the beauty blender then you need this ¬†set. For only ¬£18 it is the perfect stocking filler or gift this Christmas!!

Another set I highly recommend for the beauty blender lovers is the Beautyblender Gold Mine Set £33


Jouer Best Of Lip Toppers Collection £29


Jouer lip toppers


I love Jouer so I couldn’t not include them in this gift guide, the holiday collection is probably nearly sold out but I would grab it while you can, the mini sets are amazing and such good value. The lip topper set is a must for the festive season to add some sparkle, these lip toppers look amazing on the lips and over lipsticks. You can read my post on these here. But I can’t praise these sets anymore, get them because you will regret it, trust me.

Another Jouer product that is a must for the festive season is the Jouer Skinny Dip Ultra Foil Shimmer Shadow Palette this palette is a selection of metallic foiled shadows which is gorgeous for the party season.

So that’s all for my first gift guide, I hope you love the products that were featured. Like I said it’s products I think are really good value and that I love and would buy for myself and others.

Let me know if anything that I mentioned your hoping Santa gets for you. ūüôā

As always thanks for reading


jouer holiday sets

I have talked about Jouer cosmetics a lot on my blog and how I’m such a lover of this brand and their products. Last year I got the best of nudes holiday set and it was by far my favourite set, so I was very excited about the holiday sets this year, especially as Jouer has launched so many new products this year.

These are actually my Christmas presents but John let me have them to feature on my blog as part of my gift ideas,¬† I did know I had them as I pretty much forced him to get me them ha ha.¬† But I wont be showing any swatches I’m afraid but I will included the swatches from the Jouer website so you can see the shades.

Out of all the sets Jouer released I wanted the lip topper and best of nude set the most, as I already have pretty much all the highlighters anyway and the deep lip set and metallic set didn’t appeal to me as much as these ones.


Best of Lip Toppers Collection

jouer best of lip topper set



I love the Jouer lip toppers so I had to get this set as it has a lot I don’t own and also two new shades. These lip toppers are gorgeous to wear on their own or over the top of lipsticks or even lip liner, they look so beautiful.

This set includes –

  • Frost Bite –¬† Metallic Shimmering Snowy Pearl
  • Rose Gold –¬† Metallic Shimmering Rose Gold
  • ¬†Skinny Dip –¬† Metallic Shimmering Golden Nude
  • ¬†St. Tropez –¬† Metallic Shimmering Champagne
  • NEW shade Stardust –¬† Metallic Shimmering Golden Coral
  • NEW shade Sugar Plum – Shimmering Wine with Gold Fleck
  • Tan Lines – Metallic Shimmering Bronze

jouer lip toppers

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Best of Nudes Lip Crème Collection

jouer best of nudes set

Now onto my favourite set which is this years best of nude set, like I said I got last year and I loved it, this one has slightly different shades in and also a new shade called naked. I just love these mini sizes as they’re a great way to try out the product before buying the full size and they’re also great for your hand bag! I have talked about the formula of these loads of times so I wont bore you but just know they’re so pigmented and are so comfortable to wear as the formula is lovely.


This set has the perfect nudes and literally a shade for everyone.

  • Bare – Matte Warm Nude Fawn
  • Dulce de Leche – Matte Cool Nude
  • ¬†Naked –¬† Matte Cool Peachy Pink
  • ¬†Papaye – Metallic Warm Peach
  • Rayanne-¬† Matte Cool Grey Nude
  • Ros√© – Cool Metallic Champagne Mauve
  • Tawny Rose – Matte Cool Dusty Mauve
  • ¬†Terra – Matte Neutral Deep Ochre



jouer best of nude collection


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These sets would seriously make the best Christmas gifts to any makeup lover and the packaging is also super pretty and feels really Christmassy which I love. I know I’ve talked a few people into getting these sets and I hope you all love them as much as I do. You can also get some deals this weekend as I know both cult beauty and beauty bay have deals on so you can get them a little cheaper. John ordered mine from cult beauty.

Let me know if you get these for Christmas or decide to treat yourself, I would love to know what you think.

Thanks for reading xo

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cult beauty brand of the month huda beauty


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Now if like me you shop on Cult beauty a lot then you will know that every month they have a brand that is featured and you usually get free delivery with purchases from that particular brand. Which I think is such a good idea, Cult beauty stock some amazing brands and I also stock up and take advantage when they have their brand of the month, I mean I’m always shopping on Cult beauty dont get me wrong but Id say every month or so I will make a big order of some of the products I have had my eye on.

This month is Huda Beauty, and she’s recently launched some new products, so obviously I had to pick up a couple of things because we all know I have issues and can’t resist the temptation.

huda beauty


I just wanted to talk about a few products I already love from Huda and also a few new ones that have just launched. I feel like Huda is completely killing it lately, she seems to have so many new products launching and one thing I love about all her products is the packaging, you will see why, just keep on reading.


Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette

huda warm obsessions palette


This is the first eye shadow palette I have of Hudas, I have to be honest I didn’t buy any of the others as I have so many similar shades and I had to draw a line somewhere ha ha I end up buying so much makeup¬† that I’ve recently tried only buying stuff I really do want and need. And I couldn’t resist this mini Obsession palette,¬† Yep I have other warm toned palettes but I knew I needed this the minute I saw the swatches, The shades looked amazing. she has four of these in total, warm, Mauve, Smokey, and electric. So definitely a variety and a palette for everyone.

The shadows are super pigmented and blend really nicely on the eyes I just think this one is a must for Autumn as it has those gorgeous warm toned oranges and browns in a mix of matte and foiled textures.


huda warm palette

It is on the small side, But it’s not suppose to be a big sized palette like Hudas other ones, this has been specially created to take for travel and on the go with really wearable every day shades, these are even great to try before buying her full-sized palettes if you was unsure on the pigment and formula.


Contour and Strobe Lip Set


huda contour and strobe tins


Now isn’t this just packaging goals!! I told you Huda always kills it with her packaging! This is like every makeup junkies and Huda holics dream. These lip tins contain, Hudas famous Lip contour lip liner, liquid matte lipstick and her lip strobe.¬† The perfect tools to create that popular plump looking lip.

I picked up the sets in Bombshell/Ritzy and Trendsetter/snobby although in total their is four different shades to choose from, But I went with the nudes!! But just FYI for some reason Hudas nudes look so dark on me, except for the nude love mini collection that I will talk about later, that set is a must for Nude lipstick lovers.



huda beauty lip tins


These lip tins will make the perfect Christmas gift and stocking filler, I’m actually going to be including these in my gift guides that’s coming on the blog soon, But They’re perfect if you want to try out any of these products before buying the full size, as the liquid matte and lip strobe come in a deluxe mini size, which is also so handy for on the go and to keep in your makeup bag.

lip contour liner¬† – draw around you lips, over line just a little bit for that perfect fuller lip. Hudas lip liners are so¬† creamy and is so easy to use. You can even fill your whole lip in with these, they’re that comfortable to wear alone.

Liquid Matte –¬† the Liquid matte formula is unlike anything I’ve tried before, and I’m still getting use to it, these are not drying in the slightest and feel so moisturising on the lips, if you’re not a fan of liquid lipsticks because you don’t like how matte and drying they are then you need to try these. On me they do take a little while to dry down but I think it depends on what I have used underneath. They’re transfer proof but you will need to reapply them after eating oily foods.

Lip strobe –¬†These can be worn alone or over the top and create a gorgeous 3D strobe metallic look, it can also look a little glossy depending on what you wear it with. These are gorgeous to add a little something extra. I have been loving the shade ritzy, it’s a gorgeous gold shade that looks beautiful over the top of my favourite nude.


Trendsetter & snobby – trendsetter is a warm toned brown nude, snobby is a rose pink with gold reflects.

huda trendetter swatch

Bombshell & Ritzy –¬† Bombshell is Hudas most iconic shade, its a dark pinky nude and Ritzy is a gorgeous true gold.


huda bombshell swatch

Liquid Matte Minis – Nude love collection


nude love collection huda

This set I am totally In love with, it has the perfect nudes to suit a lot of skin tones with a peach, pink, brown and¬† neutral nudes. This set is also going to be included in my Christmas gift guide as it’s the perfect gift to give for fellow lipstick loves.

Like I said previously the formula is very thin and moistursing, it doesn’t even feel like you have anything on, plus they smell amazing, it does have quite a strong coconut fragrance.

Crush – A beautiful light peachy pink nude

Wifey – neutral cool toned pink nude

Girlfriend – warm apricot almost brown nude

Sugar mama – dark peachy pink nude


huda beauty nude love collection swatches


Complexion Perfection makeup base primer


Face, Buff & Blend Brush


huda primer and face brush

Last but certainly not least is two of the newest releases, which is the complexion perfection pre makeup base primer this has been launched in conjunction with her new faux filter foundation and face brush. I haven’t yet tried the foundation as¬† I literally don’t have a clue what shade I am,¬† I have never had this problem before, I’m usually the lightest shade in foundations but Huda has such a good shade range and the fair shades come up very light that I’m struggling to pick one, and also the fact the shades are never in stock for long as its so popular at the moment.

But I have been testing out the primer and brush for nearly a week now and can give you my first impressions if you’re thinking about getting either of these.

I have combination skin, oily on my t zone but I get very dry everywhere else, and my skin is playing up so bad right now due to the weather. This primer is very thick and does feel more like a moisturiser, I can see why it’s called a pre makeup base, as it could be used as a¬† primer and moisturiser. I feel like no matter what your skin type is you could still end up loving this primer, especially if your pairing it with your favourtie foundation. it’s very moitsturing and does leave a slight tacky feeling on the skin, it did for me anyway but it didn’t feel uncomfortable or anything. It felt like my skin was hydrated and smooth looking, But not the usual dewy finish I’m used to or prefer from some of my favourite other primers. I did notice my t zone didn’t get as oily though throughout the day so I like I said I definitely feel like this can be used for all skin types, as it seems to be moistursing and also keeps the oil at bay!! I did feel like I looked a little bit dryer than I’m used to but again I don’t know if this is just because my skin is playing up. I’ve only had it a few days so that’s just my first impression, the more I use it I will know for sure how it wears. Loads of people who I have spoken to who have got this and the Huda foundation absolutely love it and said they’re amazing to use together. So I will definitely let you know how I get on with it the more I use it.


huda beauty primer



The face brush is a buffing and blending foundation brush that goes perfect with the primer and foundation. It is soft but densely packed white hairs and has a flat angled edge which is the perfect shape to use on the face and getting round hard to reach areas and creases like the nose, eyes etc. It gives a flawless streak free finish and I am really loving this, normally I’m a beauty blender kind of girl and rarely use brushes anymore but this really applies foundation nicely and makes your foundation look full coverage and has a natural airbrushed finished. I find Brushes that are dense and flat are the best type of brushes to apply liquid and creams.

So that pretty much sums up my Huda beauty collection and the products I love and recommend. Keep an eye out on my gift guides starting next week which will also include Huda goodies.

If you’re a Huda beauty fan then I definitely think you need and would love these new additions to her ever growing collection, especially the mini sets for Christmas. Anyone who loves more full coverage then you definitely need the primer, brush and foundation. And I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye out to see when the shades come back in stock.

Have you got any of these products on your wish list?? Let me know, but now is the perfect time to take full advantage and order them with free delivery from cult beauty

Thanks for reading beauties xo

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gigi maybelline lipsticks

I have been waiting for this collection to Launch in the U.K. For ages now because I had my eye on these nude lipsticks from the new maybelline x Gigi Hadid collection! And boy they don’t disappoint!!

The collection is separated into two, you have the west coast glow and east coast glam collection with the west being more “Sunkissed and sultry, this glowing collection is inspired by the warm Cali vibes of Gigi‚Äôs hometown “¬† which includes bold red lipsticks, lip liners and highlighters and the east being “Fresh, bold, fierce. It is all about the cat eye in this city chic look look inspired by Gigi‚Äôs home away from home, New York City” with more wearable nude shade lipstick and lip liners, eye shadow palettes and liquid liner.

We all know that nudes are my Favourite  shades so I had to pick up a couple from this collection to try out.

¬†Maybelline is my favourite drugstore lipstick formula though so I knew I would¬† love these.¬† They’re matte lipsticks but so creamy and comfortable on the lips and the shades I got were McCall and Taura and they are the most gorgeous nudes ever and look so flattering on!!

gigi maybelline west coast collection

There is three nudes in this collection although I only got the two lighter shades which are more neutral and beige toned. The shade Erin is more of a darker brown, so these will be lovely for all skin tones, like I said the formula of these is just the same as¬† Maybelline’s other matte lipsticks, which are so creamy and pigmented. It doesn’t even feel like a matte on. So if you’re not a lover of dry matte lipsticks then you will love these. The lip liners are also super pigmented and creamy and are great for outlining your lips.


The packaging is nude, which I also love, with Gigi’s signature in silver holographic text which looks really cool, I would have loved nude and gold but it is still really nice and looks gorgeous on my Vanity.


A lot of people have had mixed feelings on this collection, due to the fact the prices are a little bit more than Maybelline’s regular products, I can’t comment on the other products in this collection as I haven’t tried them, but like any collection especially with new packaging and a collaboration with a celebrity you can’t expect the price not to increase a little bit. The normal matte lipsticks are ¬£6.99 and these are ¬£8.99, so I don’t think ¬£2 more is that bad also the lip liners are ¬£2 more as well.

gigi maybelline mccall lipstick

Mccall is the lighter one out the two I have, Its a gorgeous classic neutral nude shade that looks so pretty on. Its that perfect my lips but better shade.


gigi maybelline taura lipstick

Taura is a more dark beige shade and again looks so nice on the lips, both these shade are quite cool toned.

gigi maybelline lipstick swatches

Left is Taura and right is Mccall


These lipsticks are £8.99 and Lip liners are £5.99 and are available from Boots, superdrug and Asos.  Will you be picking any of these up, let me know your thoughts? Also Boots and superdrug currently have 3 for 2 on cosmetics!!


Thanks for reading xo