Makeup Christmas Gift Guide

The Makeup Christmas Gift Guide For Beginners!

I have curated this makeup edit, based on my favourite and go to products. These are hero products and best sellers, so you cannot go wrong. I also made sure this edit is usable friendly for the beginners to the makeup gurus! ENJOY!


Bareminerals Gen Nude Blusher: My favourite shade is ‘That Peach Tho,’ a lovely peachy and coral colour. The Bareminerals Gen Nude Blusher is also available in shades with suit different skin tones.

Nars Extreme Palette: This is Nars new AW2020 palette, this is perfect for the day look glamour to the night smokey look. Perfect palette for those who like a smokey look and pop of colour.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette: This has it all! The blush, the eyeshadow, the highlighter to the bronzer. This is such an amazing palette! perfect for the on the go! I also think it is a lovely palette for newbies to makeup – if your younger siblings or relatives are just getting into makeup this is perfect!

Bareminerals Gen Nude Neutral Eyeshadow Palette: This is the essential eyeshadow palette for the ones who like a touch of eyeshadow and who also like a lovely bronzed smokey eye. This is actually one of my top eyeshadow palettes, its such a gorgeous and elegant palette.

Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze & Glow: If you are unsure on a bronzer, then look no further. This is the most perfect bronzer which suits a lot of skin tones! It is incredible to think only two palettes works wonders! It is a really soft and easy to build bronzer. Accompanied by a highlighter which compliments the shade of the bronzer.

Bareminerals Gen Nude Bronzer Faux Tan: Is another classic bronzer, more suited for fair to medium skin. What I love about Bareminerals is that it is vegan, cruelty free and clean ingredients. So nothing to irritate the skin, if looking for something for someone with sensitive skin. This Bronzer is one of my hero bronzers, as well as the shade ‘Faux Tan’, also includes self tanning ingredients within the bronzer! There are two shades: ‘Warmth’, which has more warm tones and ‘Faux Tan’, which is more cool tones.

Nars Afterglow Lip Balm & Blusher Cracker: These festive present editions are such lovely touches for present ideas. They just look so christmas-sy!!! perfect for an individual present, stocking filler or a fancy table Christmas cracker! I again I repeat hero products. Everything in this gift guide are truly my favourites and products I use all the time. Firstly the Nars Afterglow lip balm in the shade: ‘Orgasm’. I carry this on me 24/7, It is so hydrating and it also has a lovely tint! Also paired with the mini size Nars ‘Orgasm’ blushers, which has a gorgeous shimmer and again a hero product of Nars.

Nars Bronzer & Blusher Duo: Again, another iconic duo! Nars cult classic blusher and bronzer. The blusher is the shade ‘Orgasm’ a gorgeous coral and shimmer blend partnered with the bronzer shade ‘Laguna’, all I can say is that it is a perfect contour. A really lovely compact duo, really good for on the go, for someone new to this product and also this is also part of the Nars Christmas Edition Packaging. Those little touches make it feel so special!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette: The most sweetest and dreamiest eyeshadow palette of them all. For a gorgeous building pink and glow eye, this is for you! Pillow Talk is Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic collections and famous for the perfect tones of pink. What I love, is that it is an easy step by step for the perfect soft and glam smokey eye.


Nars After Glow Lip Balm: Following from previously raving about this product this could be a lovely gift on its own or accompanied by another product and again stocking fillers. A lip product you cannot go wrong with.

Nars Chubby Pencil: A hero lip product of mine, it is so velvety and a bold lipstick which blends away naturally. What I love about this colour, is that its a gorgeous light warm berry red, which with one layer can be someone’s day to day colour and add another layer or two and you have your statement lip! A fab two in one product.

Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose Lipstick: For a lover of statement lips or for that someone who you think would look GORGEOUSLY STRIKING and needs that bold lip. This is the one! This is a deep berry colour, which is gorgeous for all year round. I love this colour, as it is so striking but not bold as a red lip, which I think is the perfect bold and complimenting to all skin tones.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set: A perfect lip set, and a perfect Christmas gift idea. Pillow Talk collection is one of Charlotte Tilbury’s best seller and her most famous makeup line, as the colours are perfection of ‘your lips but better.’ This is also really worth its value if new to the products, and want to trial minis. It includes the Pillow Talk shade in the lip defining lip cheat pencil, matte revolution lipstick, collagen lip bath gloss and Charlotte lip jewel liquid lip.


Laura Mercier Caviar À Deux – Mascara & Caviar Stick Duet: The perfect Christmas party eye look duo. Laura Mercier have made that party look even quicker to do, with just two steps. The Caviar Stick is a gorgeous shimmery, rose gold cream eyeshadow stick. To apply you apply it over your eyelids and smoke out with either your fingers or a small fluffy brush. The Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara is all you need for that buildable fluffy lash intensity.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: HERO! My all time favourite and go to mascara! What I love about it, is that it is not clumpy, designed to spread out your lashes and holds the curl! I have been on a little journey with mascara, I have struggle with excess product smudging under my eyes and ruining my make up. This mascara is a miracle.

The Ultimately Iconic – Iconic London: I wanted to include this, as it is a curated bundle of my favourite iconic products, saving you 45% of the normal price of these products and makes a lovely christmas gift. It includes the ‘ready, set, glow’ primer, which is a shimmery setting spray to hold your makeup in place and an extra boost of glow. The brow silk, which is a wax formula to hold your brows in place. The sheer blush, which is a creamy liquid blusher, super blendable and gives such a healthy colour on the skin. The triple threat mascara and the illuminator drops. The illuminator drops are really good at being a versatile product, with being applied under your foundation or on top in focused areas to give the extra highlight effect!

Setting Sprays: I had to have my favourite setting sprays in here as I truly recommend. I also believe they are quite luxury makeup products, people seem to not want to buy but desire. So they are special and maybe something people don’t think about purchasing but I personally think setting sprays make all the difference to your makeup. The final touch, holding your makeup and giving it a boost of freshness!

Charlotte Tilbury Setting Spray

Iconic London Prep Set Glow Setting Spray

Tools & Accessories

The perfect and all you need makeup brush sets. I feel we can be so overwhelmed with how many and what makeup brushes we need, but I always use the same minimum favourites. Zoeva and Morphe are the makeup brush brands I would really reccomned, the quality is amazing.

Zoeva Brush Kit

Morphe Brush Kit

The essential cosmetic bags! I love these, they are designed to be super compatible, organised and very honestly ideal as you can see everything! These are also qualified to be used through customs at the airport, so you aren’t faffing around with those one use plastic bags. p.s super cute!

Pink Cosmetic Bag (available in other colours)

Makeup Brush Cosmetic Bag


  1. The Beautiful Lips Collection contains: Lip Comfort Oil 01 Honey, Joli Rouge 705 Soft Berry, Natural Lip Perfector 01 Rose Shimmer, Water Lip Stain 03 Red Water. Clarin’s Lip Products are the most luxurious products!!! So nourishing and just look amazing!!! I adore the Lip comfort oil and the Lip Perfectors.
  2. Relax Body Treatment Oil: I discovered this around this time last year, and I am huge fan! This is so pampering and dreamy. A very big treat!
  3. SOS Primer: These are a key product for your makeup staying on for longer as well as protecting your skin against makeup and impurities clogging your pores. The SOS primer come in a mixture of shades, I would recommend: 00, 02 & 09.
  4. Lip Perfector: My mum, nan & myself LOVE these lip perfectos, they are so lovely, a light tinted lip gloss but not sticky at all and a lovely tint.
  5. Velvet Lip Perfector: This is the velvety creamy version of the lip perfector. My favourite shade is 02 Velvet rosewood, such a lovely winter berry red which is so natural lip tint which can be built to be a bold red. it is less daunting as its a soft lipstick in comparison to other bold lipsticks on the market.

So that is my Makeup Christmas Guide, I hope it was useful and thank you for reading!

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A colour which is very in this Autumn 2018 is RED RED RED! Which I am loving adding into my style at the moment! So here is a quick 10 SHADES OF RED.Continue reading “10 SHADES OF RED”

Quick Plant Base | Gluten Free Curry

Hello everyone so people saw on my instagram snapchat the other week I made a delicious curry and was requested how I made it, so I thought this week I would share with you guys.

so for the meal I made the other week, it made 4 portions which molly and I had for dinner and then the next day both for lunch. At the begining of the week I chopped up a whole butternutsquash into chunks to use with in the week so for this recipe you can choose either sweet potato, butternut squash or potato.


  • Madras spice paste
  • 1 can of tomatos
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 sweet potato
  • Spinach
  • 1/2 red onion
  • Handful of spinach


  1. In a saucepan put some oil and chopped up 1/2 red onion
  2. Chop the sweet potato into chunks and place in the microwave for a couple of minutes, to soften, this makes it quicker!
  3. once finished place the sweet potato in the saucepan to fry off with the onions
  4. After a couple of minutes put 2-3 tablespoons of the paste in the saucepan and stir, so that the onions and potato are marinated in the paste
  5. Add the can of tomatos and chickpeas with spinach
  6. leave to cook for 5-10 mixtutes, till you think it is ready.

serve with salad, rice or popadoms and enjoy!

This is the paste I have used, it seems to be all natural, no gluten and no dairy!


lots of love

My Prints

Hello lovelies,

I feel like I haven’t posted in so long, but its only been a week! I am trying to post something every Thursday and potentially an extra one or two in the week, but I have a lot going on at the moment so my aim for now is one every Thursday.

So I Thought I would share some news that I am going to start officially selling my prints! I have started selling on a website called BigCartel and will hopefully start selling on Etsy, I will let you know when they come out. I’ve always been passionate about selling my own designs under my name so I thought I might as well try now! Continue reading “My Prints”

Origins Gift Box

So, for one of my Christmas Presents I received an Origins Gift Box! This was an amazing deal, as the box was worth £150 but with mini sizes of the products, it came to £40! …£40! which is amazing! I think this is such a good idea, as you are able to try all the products out, before committing to buy the actual product prices! So if you haven’t tried these out or interested in buying one, I am going to write a review of each product, so keep reading!


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What I Got For Christmas


What a lovely day it was yesterday and we get to do it all again today! Yesterday my family hosted Christmas day at ours, we did it a bit different this year, we did a party instead of a sit down meal and it was so lovely. My dad and mum cooked an amazing feast, lots of bubbles and dancing. We spent it with a lovely group of friends and family. Today we are going to the Murray’s house, one of our family friends and having chilli con carne & live singing xxxx

For this post today, I thought I would share some of the Christmas Present I received from family & friends as they are so lovely, and such special gifts.

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Winter Outfit

So yesterday, I went to London with my friends and family for Iceskating at Somerset house (click here for ticket links) and a lovely Christmas dinner at Simpsons (click here website). Doing special days out like this, gets you in the festive mood, seeing the city all decorated with large Christmas ornaments and Christmas lights.

We try to do this every year and it is so special, fun and alcoholic! shouldn’t every day of Christmas be like this?!

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

It’s not to late for those last minute gifts! for your Mum, Friends, Family or your Girlfriend! Or even little Christmas stocking gifts. I’ve gathered a mix of different presents  from the high street, So quickly read this, get ideas and get shopping! Continue reading “Last Minute Gift Ideas”

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar

It’s Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone! I’ve came back to blogging, as I have some helpful posts to share with you, about presents and outfits for this festive season, so keep in tune!

Over Christmas I was very blessed to receive a Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar! Click here to get your hands on one!
and I wanted to share how worth while it is, if it’s to get for yourself or your loved ones and maybe this will help with next year advent calendars. These calendars are very high end so I thought it would be good to go through the products with you as I love Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic.

So in this advent calendar, you have 12 boxes to open without any dates, so you can do as you please. I started roughly a couple a weeks ago and have just finished opening the final one, as well as finish the first product I received! Continue reading “Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar”

Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic

Over Christmas, one of my aims for when I came back from University was to go and Experience Charlotte Tilbury’s new store in Covent Garden and her amazing products. You enter girl heaven with one glimpse of the stunning display, glistening and standing out in comparison to the surrounded shops.

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