Christmas Gift Guide for Women + Giveaway!!


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Yep it’s that time of year again where we all start panicking about what to buy for friends, family and anyone one else we buy gifts for but fear not Over the next few weeks I’ll be making gift guides for everyone for people on all budgets.

This one as the title suggests is a guide for all the women in your life, Mum, Wife, Sister, girlfriend, or friends.

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Blush, Bronzer and Highlight Collection

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I’ve been asked by a few people what blushes I own. Too be honest I don’t own that many so I thought I’d so a post!

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Top 10 Products £10 or Less!

 

 

 

Make up can be expensive so here is a list of 10 items I use that cost less than £10.

 

1. NYC (New York Colour) Individual Eyes – Blue Eyes (smokey) £2.99

 

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For £2.99, this little palette packs a punch! It comes with four eye shadows, a primer and an illuminating gel. The eye shadows are really pigmented and blend beautifully together for a perfect smokey eye. The primer works really well which was a surprise I didn’t expect it too and the Illumining gel is really pretty.

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My Make-Up Bag

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A few days ago I was asked by a few people on twitter what I keep in my make-up bag. I’m currently in the process of moving back home for the summer holidays for university so a lot of my make-up as already been taken back, so my current make-up bag is fuller than it usually is as it’s for everyday while I’m still in halls. I don’t usually carry this much but for the time being I am.

I’m going to insert pictures of the products, what their called, a brief description and if I can find the price I’ll insert that too.

(my make-up bag came with my Alien perfume by Thierry Mugler it came in a gift set for Christmas)

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Make Up Essentials

I don’t know about you but I have a lot of make up, and I was thinking the other day if hypothetically I ‘lost’ all of my make-up in a freak accident where I would more than likely cry an awful lot. What would I replace? So I thought I’d write a blog post telling you.  I disscussed this with a friend the other day and we thought there has to be a few rules but we only thought of one rule and it’s pretty obvious really and that is the products we would be replace can not be limited edition.

These are my picks….

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Bronzer Mayhem

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Summer time means tanned skin, that is unless your like me and remain unfortunately pale. I have to use bronzer all year around just to look alive. I’ve been using the four (well three ones a skin finish) bronzers pictured above for a while now and I’m going to give my thoughts and how well they last and how they blend.

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April Favorites!

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May is here! by the time you wonderful people read this it will be the 2nd of May or maybe the 3rd depending on if I’ve written my presentation for university yet.  I love the month of May so many good things happen, the weather gets nicer, the day gets longer and my birthday comes around again. So with that going on this month I needed to remind my self what was good about last month, among a lot of good and bad goings on I found some great products in beauty, skin care and food ( some healthy and others not so healthy). I know you may be thinking I don’t really do favorite post and yes thats true but I don’t buy new products every month and I like to try things out for a long time before I decide I like them.  So here are my favorite products from last month.

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Spring/Summer Essentials

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So spring is here!! Here are a few cosmetic items I think are perfect for Spring/Summer! I have already reviewed a lot of these products before so I wont be going into too much detail.

Face

In warmer weather we don’t want to wear a heavy foundation and a full face of make-up, so here are a few alternatives I find perfect for the warmer weather!

Moisturizer

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Sometimes just a moisturizer or a face cream will be enough in the warm weather. I love this one by Avon it’s from the care range and it’s called Fresh Hydration. It has an SPF of 15 so thats great for protecting your skin from the sun.  I think it’s only £2 in price so it’s budget friendly too!

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GOSH BB cream

BB creams are light a light weigh all in one product that’s perfect for spring/summer. Again the one I use is the GOSH BB cream and I’m the shade 01-sand.

I’ve reviewed this product before so if you want to read about it then just go to the home page and scroll until you find the GOSH cosmetics review.

Foundation 

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Chanel -Vitalumiere Aqua

 

If you prefer a fuller coverage in the spring/summer months then I suggest a light weight formula that isn’t going to feel heavy on your skin. I use Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation if I’m going out in the evenings in the warmer months as it’s long lasting and still light. This is a water based foundation so make sure you shake it well. Like all Chanel products It smells amazing and you feel a million dollars wearing it.

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Benefit- Hello Flawless powder

In warm weather I just like to put some moisturizer on, a little concealer and some face powder. I love Benefit’s Hello Flawless powder because  it’s a full coverage powder whist still being light weight and allowing your skin to breath. I have done a full review on this product so  if you want more information on this product check it out.

Concealer

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Benefit- Boi-ing Concealer

 

I have a lot of facial scaring for various reasons so no matter what season it is I only wear a full coverage, heavy duty concealer. I love Benefit’s Boi-ing concealer as It full coverage, heavy duty but lets my skin breath. It’s a holy grail product and I suggest it to everyone.

Skin Finish

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MAC-Mineralise skin finish – soft and gentle

 

This is a new product for me that I recently purchased, I see a lot of people use this as a highlight but for me because I’m really pale I use a light dusting of it all over my face to make me look alive. It gives me a healthy, natural glow to my skin and I really really love it. I think it’s perfect for warm weather because if your anything like me and don’t tan or burn (yes the sun ignores me) then you need something to look a little bit sun-kissed.

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Dainty doll Cream Blush

Like I have said I million times in many of my blog posts I have really dry skin so I love cream blushes but I often find that their really heavy on my skin. I love Dainty Doll’s cream blush because not only is it for really pale skin but it’s not heavy on my skin and they come in loads of different colours and none of which are too dark for me.
Fixing Spray

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MUA Pro -Base Fixing Spray

Using light amounts of make-up also means you have to touch it up more often, That is unless you use a fixing spray! I love this one by MUA as its only £5 and it actually works, unlike MAC’s Fix+. I only apply my make-up once and then I only need to top up my lipstick though the day and my powder if it’s really warm.

 

Eyes 

I still use my normal eye make-up in the spring/summer so no real change there apart from eye shadow

I don’t tend to use eye-shadow in the warm months but if you do I suggest to use a eye-shadow base or primer. I use dainty doll’s eye shadow base. but any cream eye-shadow or primer will be fine.

Lips

I love using lip-balm in the warmer weathers so lip-balms with a tint are perfect.

There are my favorite lip-balm tints to use in the summer and spring.

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Revlon Colour bust lip butter, MUA Power Pout and The body shop-born lippy in passionberry

 

 

I hope you liked this, what are your favorite spring/summer must haves? tweet me @Angiebeatdown or take a picture and instagram me @APAGETJONES