Last week I received a beautifully packaged box from Jessica (blog here) filled with some of my favourite high-end brands and one which I haven’t really tried much from. We both agreed to use the InPost Click & Collect Service to send our packages which each had £200 worth of products perfect for the Christmas Party Season. InPost allows you to send packages which are collected from your home and delivered to the recipients closest locker to be picked up at their own convenience. 

What caught my eye first was the Dior Christmas Limited Edition Palette which housed four beautiful shades perfect for a day or night look. It comes in a luxurious box and every shade is pigmented but creamy. Since I haven’t tried much from Dior I was also very excited to see the J’adore Dior Perfume.

From Chanel there was a Vitalumiere Foundation which I actually just ran out off, it’s one of my favourite foundations so I’m happy to have another bottle. Also from Chanel was a beautiful autumnal plum nail polish in Provocation, I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but it looks perfect! 

I hadn’t tried an Armani Mascara before but I actually really like the Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara which has a great thin wand and is very buildable for impressive volume. 

Although YSL is one of my favourite highend brands I wasn’t expecting to like this lipgloss quite as much as I do, it’s the perfect everyday colour or nude to pair with a smokey eye. Plus it smells incredible. 

Overall I love all the products and I can’t wait to use some of the darker shadows to create the perfect smokey eye for party season. A massive thanks to Jess for choosing such great products! 

What highend products are you currently loving?

*In Collaboration with InPost who paid for products

Since my last blog post with my ten top Budget Cult Beauty Products worth the Hype proved to be quite popular I thought today I would share the non-budget version. That said most of these products float around the £20-£30 mark which I think isn’t overly highend and all these products are well worth the extra pounds.

Makeup Forever HD Foundation (Available here)
I wasn’t sure if I was going to include this as it isn’t easy to get hold of in the UK however it’s probably one of my all time favourite foundations, it overs coverage without being overly cakey.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (Available here)
Equally as beautiful as the Makeup Forever HD Foundation however it’s a little easier to get hold of and it’s a Kardashian favourite!

Bumble & bumble Dry Spun Finish (Available here)
I wasn’t too sure if it was soon to call this a ‘Cult product’ as it has only been released recently but everyone in the industry seems to love it and I can see why. It adds volume and texture without adding in weight which is perfect for use fine hair gals.

Benefit The Porefessional (Available here)
This almost didn’t make the cut but I love it and use it so much it simply had to. I’ve gone through a few tubes and it remains my favourite primer.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (Available here)
Rewind a couple of years and this product was everywhere but it seems to be getting forgotten a little, at least with bloggers but it still remains an absolute staple for both me and my mum. It’s great for minor irritations, sores and dry skin- I always have one of these on hand.

Clarins Instant Lip Perfectors (Available here)
Simply the best lipgloss out there, nothing compares.

Urban Decay Naked Palettes (Available here)
I doubt any eyeshadow palette will come out soon and actually be better than these they are just my favourite, it’s rare that I ever reach for anything else.

Mac Lipsticks (Available here)
I nearly put YSL lipsticks in here but if I am honest I prefer MAC and they’re cheaper. The colour range and finish selection is very impressive, they always have what you are looking for.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara (Available here)
You need to give it a week to dry out a little but after that it’s amazing and adds great volume and length.

Clarisonic (Available here)
I’ve had this for ages now and somehow have never mentioned it, I am not a Clarisonic addict but still think it’s a staple. I only use it every now and then but see a great change when I do, it’s also useful when removing fake tan from neck and decolletage.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (Available here)
After almost removing all my eyelashes and eyeball with another pair of curlers this week I am convinced these are the best on the market. The shape is perfect to achieve lifted lashes and an open eye, a little pricey as far as eyelash curlers go but a great investment and they last a long time.

YSL Mascara (Available here)
Although I don’t have one at the moment YSL mascaras (Shocking or original) are my favourite picks, nothing gives my lashes volume like them.

Which cult beauty products have I missed out? Have you tried any of my top picks? 
Check out my budget picks here

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This month I have really started to try new products more than ever and have found some really great products from inexpensive products to slightly higher end products.

The two foundations I have been loving are Armani Luminous Silk and L’oreal True Match. There is obviously a huge price difference but they are quite similar although the L’oreal may be slightly more matte. I adore the Luminous Silk as it gives the perfect finish (although I suspect it may be breaking me out) but for a fraction of the price L’Oreal is a great alternative. I especially like using the True Match foundation as I like to apply foundation with the Real Technique sponge which does naturally soak up a little bit of product so a less expensive product is better in my opinion.

As a concealer/highlighter I’ve been loving the Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer as it doesn’t look cakey at all and is perfect for bringing light to the face. To set it all I’ve been using the new Benefit Porefessional Agent Anti-shine before contouring with the B Cosmetics Contour Kit which is surprisingly good. I have also rediscovered Angel Lipstick by Mac which is the perfect pale pink!

Other favourites are the Vaseline Spray & Go and the Soap & Glory Smoothie Body Butter which has helped me keep my resolution to always moisturise. I was also pleasantly surprised by how much I love Bumble and bumble Pret-a-powder, not only does it smell amazing but it’s great at plumping up the hair without being sticky. The Orly Won’t Chip top coat has also been a great addition, the ultimate top coat for super glossy and polished nails.

What have your favourites been this month?

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I love reading other peoples monthly favourites so I am going to make an effort to start doing them myself next year and hopefully as a regular video. Since I am not particularly organised I only have a blog post this month.

Christmas Yankee Candles
Turns out I bought a few too many and haven’t even managed to burn a full one even though I have been trying. Yankee Candles are quite reasonably priced but I found them to burn pretty clean, to be long lasting and give of just enough scent.

Urban Decay Naked 3- here*
Surprise, Surprise I have been addicted to this palette since I go it, I just love the colours especially for winter as it created a really easy romantic smokey eye.

Elegant Touch Rapid Dry for Nails – here
I’ve always known about quick dry sprays but never felt I really needed on until this one appeared in a Glossy Box and I have used it loads since. As you may know I posted a different nail look every day on my blog throughout advent which turned out to be terribly time consuming but this really did help. I was worried it would cause my nail polish to chip more but I didn’t find that at all.

YSL Shocking Mascara- here
I don’t have a whole lot to say about this, YSL mascara’s are my favourite! They not only look beautiful but give me perfectly volumised, long lashes.

YSL Terre Saharienne Bronzer – here
This hasn’t left my hand bag as not only does it have a very handy mirror but it’s the perfect on-the-go bronzer. It is buildable, really easy to apply and blend so you don’t have to worry about any orange stripes. I also love that it is matte (but not too flat) as I think sheeny/shimmery bronzers just don’t work as well in the winter.

Bleach London Reincarnation Hair Mask – here
I’m not usually much of a hair mask person but now that I have hair extensions I really feel it is important. Although this is actually aimed at dyed or bleached hair its also worked really well on my hair (actually I’m not sure if my extension were once dyed) and also smells amazing. I use it once a week, apply it to dry hair and keep it in for about 30 minutes, once I was my hair it looks super soft and shiny (plus it’s only £6!)

Bumble and bumble Thickening hair mousse – here
I’ve been eyeing this up for a while so am happy to report that it’s as good as I had hoped. When using this you need to remember that a little goes a long way as it is very easy to overload the hair which will leave it crispy and hard to blow dry but other than that it leaves my hair with lots of volume and adds a little texture which my fine hair always needs.

Armani Luminous Silk – here 
I finally bit the bullet and bought this at the beginning of the month, for the first few days I simply thought it was okay as I think I just hadn’t found the right way to apply it. However since I tried it with my Real Techniques buffing brush I haven’t stopped using it and I actually don’t think I have used anything else!

What products have you been loving this month?
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