Hi my lovely readers,
Not only is Christmas a time to get seriously jolly, but it is also a time to stock up on your beauty essentials. I do this every year. Christmas is a great time to stock up as there are lots of deals and offers. I am going to share my Best Christmas Beauty Buys
At this time of year, I like to stock up on my make-up brushes. I bought the Real Techniques Bold Metals Ultimate Set in Boots for £50. It was a great offer as it was the star gift. The normal price for the brushes is £120. I absolutely love Real Techniques brushes and could not resist this offer.
The set includes- (Description from boots.com)
100 ARCHED POWDER: The domed cut sweeps perfectly across the face for flawless application of pressed or loose powder
101 TRIANGLE FOUNDATION: Flat edge covers large areas of the face and angled edges contour around eyes and nose
202 ANGLED LINER: The firm, slanted head fits close to the lash line for smooth, even application of eyeliner
200 OVAL SHADOW: The full, round shape allows for a one sweep all-over lid application and seamless blending
201 POINTED CREASE: Densely packed, tapered bristles apply eye shadow for a smokey effect
300 TAPERED BLUSH: Specially-designed tip highlights and sculpts across cheeks for seamless finish
301 FLAT CONTOUR: A dense head creates shadows and highlights on targeted areas of face to play up favourite features.
I also have written about my Real Techniques Brushes and how amazing they are if you are starting out in make-up, check it out
Another set of brushes I bought were the ZOEVA Rose Golden Vol 1 Complete set. Firstly, I am obsessed with rose gold and the brushes just look beautiful as well as being great quality. They come with this lovely brown pouch with rose gold lettering. I bought this set in Selfridges. The original price of this set of brushes is £110, but I had £50 vouchers which I had saved to buy these amazing brushes. The set comes with 15 brushes, they include: Face – 103 Defined Buffer, 106 Powder, 109 Luxe Face Paint, 112 Face Curve, 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek, 129 Luxe Fan, 142 Concealer Buffer. Eyes – 226 Smudger, 227 Luxe Soft Definer, 228 Luxe Crease, 230 Luxe Pencil, 234 Luxe Smoky Shader, 310 Spot Liner, 317 Wing Liner and 322 Brow Line. I LOVE them.
If you do not have a Tangle Teezer go and get one now! Tangle Teezer has made it soo easy to manage my thick hair. I have the original Tangle Teezer in Plum Delicious which is amazing for detangling the hair. I use it religiously after I wash my hair, It retails at £11. When I was working at ‘Beauty Con’ I went to the Tangle Teezer stall and picked up the Black and Pink Hello Kitty Compact Styler. I LOVE Hello Kitty and I could not resist, they had an offer, both Tangle Teezers for £15. This was an amazing deal as one costs £13.50 on its own. These Tangle Teezers are great as I travel a lot and when I am out and about all day. They leave my hair looking neat and tidy.
Now it would not be Christmas if I did not buy The Whole Glam Lot from my faves Soap and Glory. It comes with 10 full sized products for the amazing price of £30. It also came with this beautiful case that has an iconic Soap and Glory image, made up of Soap and Glory fans selfies!
Sugar Crush-Body Wash (500ml)
The Scrub Of Your Life-Super-Smoothing Body Buffer (200ml)
The Righteous Butter-Body Butter (300ml)
Smoothie Star-Deep Moisture Body Milk (500ml)
Hand Food-Hydrating Hand Cream (125ml)
Face Soap And Clarity-3-In-1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash (350ml)
Speed Plump-Super Moisture Day Cream (50ml)
Thick & Fast-High-Definition Collagen Coat Mascara (10ml)
Sexy Mother Pucker-Lip Gloss in ROSE & SHINE (4ml)
Hand Maid-Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel (50ml)
These are all amazing products, you have to try them
I also bought the Benefit Besties Gift Set for £30. I love that I can have my favourite Benefit products in minis, such as the High Beam Highlighter, Hoola Bronzer and the POREfessional primer. It also comes with Gimme brow shade 1 and 5, They’re real Mascara in black, They’re Real double the lip in Dusty Rose and a lovely make-up bag. I am taking all these minis with me to South Africa
Going back to Real Techniques, I picked up the 6 Miracle sponges and the Bold Metals Diamond Sponge to try at Beauty Con. I have gone through a few miracle Complexion sponges in my time, so I am super excited to try these. I am an avid Beauty Blender user, but I am open to trying brand new sponges. I will keep you posted on how I find these sponges.
Lime Crime is a brand that has been raved about, all over Instagram and twitter. It is their Velvetines liquid lipsticks that get the most attention. I bought mine on Beauty Bay in the shade Cement as I love grey lips It retailed at £15. This liquid lipstick is amazing. It is highly pigmented and stays on. I have gone hours, eating and drinking in between and it has stayed on. It is a thumbs up from me.
Thank you so much for reading my post. I hope you have enjoyed it and managed to pick up some of these amazing buys. I am loving them. Feel free to let me know which Beauty Buys you are enjoying this Christmas by commenting below. Join me on all my social media- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Page and Snapchat (krupaaroundtown). I would love to hear from you
Lots of LOVE and Merry Christmas,