Even though I should be spending my money on Christmas gifts, I've been treating myself to one or two things. Nothing extravagant but a few beauty things and other bits and bobs here and there.
This months elle has a mini benefit freebie included. I picked up the they're real mascara, which has graced my lashes everyday since. I already love benefit bad gal but they're real is insane for creating fuller, longer lashes. It takes a little more effort to remove it at night but I'm ok with that. Anything that can give my lashes the oomph they need is a keeper.
Next up, I've been loving this gorgeous baked blush from Beauty UK. This shade is Halo, which is said to be a good dupe of MAC's soft and gentle MSF. Halo is a beautiful shimmery champagne shade, which makes the perfect highlighter. It looks pink in the pan but it doesn't really translate onto the skin. The best part is that its only £3.99!
I haven't done much reading for a while so I decided to have a browse on Amazon one night and I spotted the new novel by Mhairi McFarlane. I'm not a massive chick lit fan but her first book You Had Me at Hello was such an enjoyable read. I didn't think this one was quite as good but it still had me gripped for several days.
Blogging has introduced me to several new brands and recently I've had the chance to try out some products from Conscious skincare. All their products are organic and made with natural ingredients. The sweet orange & frangipani bath soak has a lovely fruity scent to create a feminine and relaxing atmosphere. I let my mum try this out and shes used it all up - a good sign!I've almost used up the grapefruit, lemon & cedarwood body butter. It has a light, frothy texture which is completely different to other body butters I've tried but I like that despite feeling light, its still really hydrating.
I haven't downloaded it yet but I've been listening to snippets of Kelly Clarkson's Xmas album Wrapped in Red. Its got a mixture of uptempo and slow songs with covers and original tracks. I love the title song wrapped in red!Theres nothing better for getting into the Christmas mood than with a couple of festive songs!