The Ultimate Guide To Beauty Advent Calendars Christmas 2016

Rituals advent calendar 2016

Is it a little early to be thinking of Christmas? It’s only 100 days away and I did buy my first Christmas decoration in Selfridge’s just last week.

So with that said when it comes to beauty advent calendars, if you want to get your hands on one you need to get in there early, as they are always a sell out. This year there are some great offerings from lots more brands including Kiehl’s, Bare Minerals and also even one for the man in your life from Clarins Mens. With Decléor, House of Fraser, Look Fantastic, ASOS, Sephora and Tanya Burr available to buy already.

Here are all the details of the beauty advent calendars so far for this year. I’ll be updating this regularly with any new additions and info, so do bookmark the page and get these dates in your diary.

You can watch me unbox some of the below calendars here.

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Pat McGrath Lust 004 Limited Edition Lip Kit | First Impressions

 
Pat McGrath’s limited edition make-up releases are selling out fast and so I was super excited when I managed to get my hands on the new lip kit. These lip kits include two lipsticks, a glitter, pigment and a gloss. You may have seen it being used on the catwalk at Versace and also on plenty of celebs recently including Naomi Campbell at the MTV Awards.

I decided to go for the red kit which includes Venom 1 lipstick which a gorgeous red, Venom 2 a wine or dark red plum colour, red fine glitter, gold pigment and the gloss. The packaging is amazing and it comes with about a zillion sequins. I waited to open and try this so I could film a first impressions video, so these are my actual first impressions when using this kit. Read More »

Beauty, Make-Up, Videos

What’s In My Weekend Washbag?

Whats in my weekend washbag man grooming

Going away for a long weekend is one of life’s little joys, getting away from the daily grind, the Monday to Friday stress and getting to relax is definitely everyone’s ideal. The weekend away washbag can be a little stressful however. Picking products can be a nightmare and taking just the right products is essential, here are my must have items in my weekend washbag. Read More »

Grooming, Mens Lifestyle

An Instant Facial With Omorovicza

Omorovicza Ultramoor mud mask review

I was recently introduced to Omorovicza products when I had a facial at Liberty in the treatment rooms. Omorovicza products were inspired by Hungary’s thermal waters and the skincare was pioneered to harness the healing powers of that water into the range. The facial included the usual cleanse, exfoliation, mask and moisture, but also included a gorgeous hand and arm massage. I always think a facial is a great introduction to a brand and then you can see what products are suited for your skin type.

After my facial I left with a full diagnosis of which products would work well for me. Since then I have been using a couple of these recently and two really stood out for, which for me was the Rose Lifting Serum and the Ultramoor Mud Mask. These two products have definitely been giving my skin a bit of a boost, so let me tell you why.
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Beauty, Face, Skincare

Bumble Bff Me? A New Way To Find Friends

Bumble BFF

I’m going to be honest, making friends in a big city like London can be hard and I’m a pretty friendly and approachable person, well I think so anyway. So that’s why I’ve decided to put Bumble BFF app to the test.

I remember when I first moved to London, I wasn’t scared by the big bright lights, the busy culture or working my way up the career ladder, I was scared about the fact, would I be able to make new friends? You know the kind that you can ring up on a random Wednesday and be like ‘Wine Wednesday?’ and not even a hesitation or ‘I’m tired’, just a solid ‘Yes!’. Everyone dreams of moving to a new place and having the Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda, yes I would be the Carrie, but sometimes life doesn’t work out that way. Read More »

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