My Take on Makeup Trends

I’m going to say something controversial today; I don’t get makeup crazes like winged eyeliner, contouring or strobing, or the way people go mad trying to achieve them!

I’m not alone either; even some celebrity makeup artists have joined a backlash, notably Pati Dubroff who took to Instagram to make a stand against contouring and the way in which women were layering on thick makeup to give the illusion of a so-called perfect bone structure.

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So Susan LipLove Bag – December 2015

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December’s So Susan LipLove bag is here. This month’s theme is ‘I Love Peace & Joy’ and as usual the pretty little canvas makeup bag is emblazoned with a fitting quote – this month from Lao Tzulip;

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

The month of December is all about being surrounded by family and friends, looking back upon the year that has passed and planning for the year to come, so let’s enjoy the last two weeks of 2015 and enjoy delving into the contents of this month’s LipLove bag!

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Divine Cream by Heaven Skincare

Heaven is an all-natural organic range of skin-care headed up by beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell and it is a range I first discovered earlier this year when I had the pleasure of trying her wonderful Hydrogels and then the sublime Velvet Soft Hand Cream.

Heaven skincare targets various skin issues, from dullness, blemishes and lack of firmness, with each product seeking to replenish moisture allowing your natural beauty to shine through and today I’m so excited to bring you another product from the range.

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Pink Parcel – December 2015

December is a month full of festivities so subscription boxes have really been pulling out all stops to deliver amazing boxes of goodies. Pink Parcel promises to be no exception to this rule, and over the last week or two has been dropping little hints about what the December box has in store.

With my appetite well and truly whetted all there is left to do was patiently wait for my parcel to land, and today’s the day. So what is tucked inside amidst those necessary sanitary items?

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Christmas Gifting with Sweet Cecily’s

Sweet Cecily’s is a small company based in Whitby, North Yorkshire, that specialises in handcrafting small batches of natural bathing and skincare products, and this year they feature some extra special gifts alongside their usual lines.

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One of the gifts especially launched for Christmas 2015 is the Secret Santa Christmas Parcel (RRP £17.95)*. This one is particularly brilliant as it showcases three different products from Sweet Cecily’s range, including a Sea Buckthorn Berry Handcream (50ml), a limited edition Chocolate Orange Lip Balm (10ml), and a Christmas Pudding Bath Bomb (170g). Also tucked inside is a little bag of spices perfect for making Mulled Wine and bringing a bit of extra cheer to festivities.

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