Friday, 28 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers + Giveaway!

For this years gift guides i've been lucky enough to work with some really amazing brands as I wanted to put together some really good gift guides this year, with a mix of different items for both us girls and also the men in our lives. 
For todays second instalment to my gift guide series, i'm going to be talking all things stocking fillers and i've got some quite unique and fun stocking filler featured in todays post, as well as a cheeky giveaway at the end! 
Starting off with this cool Frame Again Picture* (£9.99), which is a cool website where you import your own image from Instagram or your phone, choose your frame design and they then print it, and send it to you. I think this is a really cute idea for a stocking filler as I love recieving pictures as presents, as a way to cherish memories but this takes all the hassle out for you. I've designed this with my boyfriend in mind, choosing a light blue/white frame and of course a cute selfie of the both of us for him to display in his room and I hope he loves it as much as I do! If you were thinking of ordering from Frame Again be sure to use discount code 'framingcharl' for 10% off, but this code is only valid until the 1st of December.
Next up, another quirky personlised stocking filler is this Caseapp Custom Phone Case* (£19). Phone cases always make for a great present, and an even better present when it is personalised. Similar to the previous product, you can import your own images in order to create a custom phone case or ipad case and here I opted for a collage of some of my favourite images that I designed myself on their website, which is so easy to use. They have so many different options and tools available that you can make a case like no other and I think it's a really cute yet personal idea for a stocking filler. If you were thinking of creating a custom phone case through Caseapp, be sure to use the code 'SPLURGING20' for 20% off any order until the 15th of December. 
Something on the more expensive side, but still something that any girl would be so happy to receive and that is a piece of jewellery. This particular Muru Talisman Mini Wishbone Rose Gold Necklace* (£54) is an absolute stunning piece and comes beautifully packaged in this white and purple box. This particular piece also comes in gold and silver, but I think the rose gold is so pretty and is dainty enough to be worn as an everyday accessory, I just love it. I always think jewellery is lovely stocking filler idea, and Muru Jewellery have a lovely variety of items, from necklaces to earrings and much more, so make sure to check out there website.
Last but certainly not least is this amazing Makeup Revolution Awesome 100 Eyeshadow Collection* (£12), which any beauty obsessor would love to receive as a stocking filler. Although it may be a tiny bit big to fit in a stocking, it is an amazing gift! Jam packed with 100 eyeshadow shades, varying from neutrals to vampy purples, and everything in between you can create so many eye looks. It also comes with two double ended brushes and a little mirror, so it would also come in great for when travelling and for £12, you really cannot go wrong.

Now onto the exciting part of this post, the giveaway! The lovely team at Makeup Revolution has given me an extra Awesome 100 Eyeshadow Collection to give away to my readers.

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3. This giveaway will run for two weeks, until the 12th of December.
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5. Any false/giveaway account entries will be deleted.

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

BornPretty Blush Palette Review

Just like every beauty blogger out there, I love a good palette especially blush/bronzer based palettes. So when this little beauty from Born Pretty arrived on my doorstep I was pretty excited, so today I thought i'd do a little review and show you how the blush/bronzers look on myself.
I hadn't really heard much about Born Pretty, but they are makeup/beauty website selling a massive range of beauty products. From brushes to nails and everything in between, you are bound to find something on there that you'll like.

The Born Pretty 6 Colour Blush Palette* (£10.53) is an absolute beauty, as the shades within this palette are perfect for my pale complexion. Above i'm using the darker bronzer shade, which adds a really subtle but nice amount of contour and then teamed with the middle peachy pink blush for a pop of colour on the cheeks. The pigmentation of the blushers is amazing, as you only need the smallest amount on the cheeks and the bronzers are really good as you can build the colour to create a lovely amount of contour.

As you can see, the blush pans within this palette are quite big, which means they will last quite well and it will come in super handy when travelling. The only down side is that it doesn't have a mirror, which would have been great when it comes to travelling but it's not the end of the world.

Overall i'm really impressed with this palette so far and I can't wait to try out more products from Born Pretty. All of their products are also quite affordable and they offer free shipping, depending on how much you spend etc. As they ship from Hong Kong I believe, it does take a couple of weeks to arrive but mine was packaged really well and arrived fairly quickly.

If you were thinking of purchasing from Born Pretty be sure to use the code 'STYH10' for 10% off!

Have you tried anything from Born Pretty before?


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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Makeup Revolution Ultra Aqua Brow Tint

Earlier this week I had quite an exciting package from Makeup Revolution, containing a few of their new releases as they are killing it at the moment. This particular product I have been using since the day it arrived and I have been loving it that much, that I just had to share it with you guys.
The Makeup Revolution Ultra Aqua Brow Tint* (£3) is one of their newest additions into the array of brow products and is described as a smudge proof eyebrow tint that fills and defines your brows. It is also said to adapt to your skins temperature during the day to keep your brows looking perfect all day.

Now I totally agree with that it fills and defines your brows, as i've been using it non stop, although it does take a couple of attempts to get used to it. I've been using my Real Techniques Eyeliner Brush to apply this, using the smallest amount and just running it through my brows until I get my desired shape. I love how this product makes my brows look, as they look so much sleek and defined than when I use a powder product and unlike powder products, this does not smudge at all.

I believe i've got the shade 'medium' but I could be wrong, as silly me has lost the box that it came in.  Any who, this shade works quite well with my brow colour, although it is a little on the warm side I can get past that as your eyebrows naturally aren't the same colour as your hair. These come in four different shades, so that they suit all brow colours from light to dark and at £3 each, they are an absolute steal!

Have you tried any of the Makeup Revolution brow products?


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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: Gift Sets

For this years gift guides i've been lucky enough to work with some really amazing brands as I wanted to put together some really good gift guides this year, with a mix of different items for both us girls and also the men in our lives. 
Today i'm focusing on gift sets, as these are usually the easiest option when it comes to Christmas shopping and this year there are some really good gift sets available.
Starting off with a gift set for all us Soap & Glory lovers with the Soap & Glory Your Own Sweet Lime Gift Set (£10). Firstly the price of this gift set is really good, especially when the cheapest full size Soap & Glory product is around the £6 mark. This gift set is all about the sugar crush scent, smelling of crushed sugar and sweet lime - my favourite from their range. This gift set contains mini's of the entire sugar crush range, including - Sugar Crush Body Wash, Sugar Crush Body Butter Cream, Sugar Crush Body Scrub, Sugar Crush Hand Food (set exclusive) and a body poof. The packaging is oh so cute, as always and this set would make a lovely little present for the women in your life. Soap & Glory have a lovely selection of Christmas gifts this year, so pop into your local Boots to see what they are bringing this year. 
Something a little different to the usual gift sets is the St Moriz Party Time Gift Set* (£9.99). Usually I wouldn't really think about fake tan for a Christmas gift, but this gift set is so cute and so affordable. Every girl loves a little glow, especially around as the New Year rolls in and this gift set would be perfect. This gift set contains the St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse which is one of my favourite instant tanners to use as it doesn't make a load of mess and develops so quickly, the St Moriz Shimmering Bronzing Body Souffle to enhance your tan and also some really cute nail wraps. Fragrance Direct have an amazing array of Christmas gift sets this year, at some really affordable prices so make sure to check out their gift sets here.
Now onto the men in our lives and of course us bloggers love our skincare, as i'm sure we've tried to enforce it onto our other halves in some shape or form, and the Clinique Great Skin For Him Gift Set* (£34) is perfect for this. When it comes to mens skincare, keeping it simple is key and this little gift set contains all the essentials any man would need. Including the Clinique For Men Face Scrub, Clinique For Men Aloe Shave Gel, Clinique For Men Post-Shave Soother and the Clinique For Men Anti-Age Moisturiser of which all come in a really nice wash bag. This set is one I think any man would enjoy and it will come in ever so handy when it comes to travelling also. House of Fraser have an amazing variety of gift sets for everyone this year, so make sure you check out their website or your local store.

So those are just a few of the lovely gift sets available this year and hopefully this has given you guys a few ideas if you were struggling with your present shopping.

Later this week I will posting all about some unique stocking fillers, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

What gift sets have you got your eye on this Christmas?


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