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It’s Christmas Eve tomorrow! Can you tell I’m excited?

I’ve finally completed my Christmas shopping but if you haven’t I thought I would share a very last minute gift guide. You’ll have to buy them in-store as they may not (probably won’t) arrive on time if ordered online.
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I mentioned in my recent blog post that I think hand creams are a great present for almost everyone. This Yardley Hand Cream Collection comes with four different scents and is only £10, which is such a bargain!

Olay is such a popular brand in my family and I love this little Regenerist Gift set, which comes with an Olay Regenerist 3 Point Age-Defying Night Cream and two free trial sized samples of Olay Regenerist 3 Point Day Cream SPF30, but is the same price as the night cream alone!

Candles always do great at Christmas and I have quite a few to give away this year. The Origins Feel Good Candle is a really beautiful pine-scented festive candle but I also love the Rodial Mary Katrantzou  as it’s more of a fresh citrus scent.

For skincare lovers there’s the Liz Earle The Botanical Collection Nourishing Borage, which includes an Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask, Sheer Skin Tint SPF 15 and 2 Muslin Cloths. The set is designed to brighten and hydrate the skin, which sounds like exactly what I need post Christmas.

If you’re after a set of nail polishes, which will get you through every occasion, then this Deborah Lippmann Her Majesty Set is perfect. It has 10 nail polishes enriched with biotin; there are 8 colours as well as a base and top coat.
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I love makeup gift sets but sometimes they can be a little hard to get right. However, I think Makeup Forever have done a great job with this Artistic Essentials Makeup Favourites set. Inside there is a primer, powder, mascara, eye pencil and gloss – all essentials for any makeup wearer’s makeup bag.

I love the sleep products from This Works and will be keeping this Sleep Together set for myself, but again, it’s great for anyone that loves their sleep or needs a little extra sleep.

I love Juicy Couture fragrances and the House of Juicy Couture Deluxe Minis Gift set is great for people that are always on the go as they’re a great travel size, or for someone that wants to try JC fragrances before committing to a bigger bottle. The packaging is beautiful and you don’t often see fragrance sets with a variety of scents.

I honestly love the Zoella range this year and think this Let’s Go Places set is extra special, especially for a teen girl. Inside is a shower gel, body cream and hand cream, which all smell great and come beautifully packaged in this mini suitcase.

All the Molton Brown gift sets are fab, I love this Body Gift set which smells of Ylang-ylang and has a body wash, fragrance, body polisher and body lotion. It’s a nice, luxurious gift for a couple or any Molton Brown fan – I would love to have this lining my bath tub.
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Hope this helped with any last minute gifts you still need.

Merry Christmas!

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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I haven’t shared my everyday makeup on here in a couple of months but have recently introduced a few new products which I think deserve little mini reviews and I think this is quite a nice way to do it.

I recently discovered the YSL CC Creme which comes in three different colours and although I will give them all a good go I’ve been using apricot. I’ve got a more in-depth review on this product coming up soon so I won’t give too much away but I do really like it as a primer although I don’t think I could wear it by itself.  I’ve also gone back to the Makeup Forever HD Foundation which I’ve been in love with for years although I decided not to repurchase it for a few months but I am so glad I have this baby back. It’s hard to purchase here in the UK (PAM or now Sephora online) but I believe it to be the perfect almost matte foundation with very buildable coverage. Concealer wise I’m still in love with the Maybelline Eye Eraser which I often layer on top of the Origins Plantscription Concealer as it offers more coverage.

I have been reaching almost daily for the Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine as I just think it is quick and easy to use as it comes with it’s own brush and never looks cakey. A recent discovery that I haven’t put down is the Illamasqua Sculpting Duo and although I don’t use the highlight daily the contour shade has become a staple!

Amongst the new products there still remain some products that I have been using for a while now such as my Urban Decay Original Naked Palette, it took me a while to work out if I preferred Naked 3 and after much deliberation I have come back to the original one. I also need to repurchase the Maybelline Eye Eraser which I used up very quickly which just shows my love and haven’t put down all of my Clarins Lip Perfectors– hands down the best lipglosses on the market.

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