New Year’s Eve Makeup Tips

New Year’s Eve Makeup Tips

We all want to look our best for the biggest night of the year’ New Year’s Eve! There are literally no rules on New Year’s Eve so it’s the best night of the year to do all your experimenting with gorgeous make up looks. Keep reading for some of our favourite make up looks and how to create them’


1. Glossy Red Lips. A bold statement lip is a must on New Year’s Eve and this year we’re all about a glossy pout. Keep the eyes simple and then pick out your favourite pillar box red lippy (just make sure you use a good lip liner beforehand, so you don’t get any smudging when it hits 12!), we love the Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Gipsy. Next up you need a clear gloss to add the extra statement, try the Technic Clear Lip Gloss to tie everything together. I mean we can’t all look like Rosie Huntington Whitely but we can try’


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2. Copper Smokey Eye. A smokey eye is an absolute classic and looks great on everyone. For this New Year use coppery and rose gold tones to really keep it looking fresh. Paired with a gorgeous soft contour will look amazing, make sure you choose a bronzer one shade darker than your natural skin tone to really bring out the cheekbones. The Technic Pro Finish Eye Shadow Palette has a gorgeous range of tones you can use to create a killer smokey eye or the Bellapierre Limited Edition XII Palette is gorgeous for those with a higher budget.

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3. Sparkle! New Year’s Eve is the one night a year it is totally acceptable to wear as much glitter as you please (your outfit, your shoes, your jewellery, your makeup, there is no limit)! If you’re new to glitter and don’t want to go overboard we suggest adding the glitter to your eyes. Add a shimmer shadow onto your lids and then press a glitter over the top to create a gorgeous glittery eye look, Marco By Design have a great set of different coloured glitters that come in a gel form making them so simple to apply.

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4. Crack the champagne. And we don’t mean the bottle, although that is absolutely allowed as well! For luminous skin instead of piling on the blush and bronzer, use a subtle champagne highlighter on the high points of your face. We’re talking cheek bones, brow bone, tip of your nose and cupid bow to really bring out your features and add a soft glow. Try the C.A.K.E Cosmetics Sheer Glow Highlighter in Movie Star, it gives you a natural glow that will enhance your features.

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5. Peachy Glow and Luscious Lashes. Using pastels will make your look super fresh and youthful, so try adding a peachy toned blush to your makeup look for this New Year. Paired with long, feathery lashes will give you a gorgeous fresh and glowy look that will look amazing in photography. Make sure your lashes are glued down well, the last thing you want is them pinging off every five minutes! Top tip: let the glue dry down for 30 seconds before you apply them so they are super tacky. Our favourite pair are the High Definition Beauty Faux Lashes in Bombshell. For a peachy blush try the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush in Passion.

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6. Burgundy Lips. If you fancy going for something different that red lips this year why not try a gorgeous burgundy shade. It gives off such a statement and makes the rest of your makeup look beautiful too. Go for a matte finish to really make them stand out, we love the NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick in Blood Love.

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Whichever look you go for this New Year’s Eve we’re sure you’ll all look amazing, have a great night!

Top Sale Picks

Top Sale Picks



Our biggest ever sale is here! With over 10,000 products in the sale you’re bound to grab a bargain this year. There’s up to 80% off some of top sellers, I mean it’s what dreams are made of right?! We’ve put together a list of our top picks of all the products we adore and that you definitely NEED in your life’

First up we have some of our favourite makeup picks:

Calvin Klein CK One Airlight Pressed Powder. We all love a pressed powder to keep us looking flawless but this Calvin Klein one is so smooth! Its ultra-lightweight pressed powder blends out to perfection and hides any imperfections. At £3.75 that’s 85% off the RRP!


L’Oreal Colour Riche Gold Obsession Lipstick. This gorgeous lipstick is housed in a gold metallic look case that is super luxurious. The Pure Gold shade that be used alone for a statement look or as a top coat to give any lipstick a metallic sheen. On sale for £2.69 this is an absolute bargain, also perfect for New Year’s Eve so snap it up quick!

NYX Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette. Achieve that highlighted glow with this gorgeous NYX palette. It features 7 velvety smooth shades to enhance your features with serious levels of illumination, they are so easy to blend and melt into your cheeks bones, brow bone, cupid’s bow with ease. Shop now for only £8.09!

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Next up is some of our top skincare bargains:

Cougar Clay Mask Trio Gift Set. This is one for all the face mask obsessives out there! This trio contains something to all your skin concerns. A pot for blemish control, a pot for targeting enlarged pores and a pot that boosts radiance! At £19.50 that’s 61% off the RRP!

Yes To Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Gift Set. Get this gorgeous gift set now with 59% off! Why not stock up on pressies for throughout the year now while all the offers are on. This Yes To set includes a pack of ultra-hydrating wipes, a crÇùme cleanser and a soufflǸ moisturiser all for £11.96!

L’Oreal Hydra Total 5 Purifying Gel Wash. Thoroughly cleanse your skin each day with this purifying gel wash. It cleanses your skin while eliminating impurities from deep down in your skin. It’s soap free formula is enriched with essential minerals to detoxify the skin and maintain hydration. Now at £1.99 that’s 60% off the RRP!

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Looking for top perfumes and aftershaves?

Marc Jacobs Decadence 50ml. An absolute classic is the new Marc Jacobs Decadence perfume, it’s glamour, luxury and indulgent scent is what makes it so popular. Decadence is a woody scent with top notes of Italian plum, golden saffron and velvety iris. At £38.95 this is an absolute steal!

Paco Rabanne Pure XS Gift Set. This Paco Rabanne gift set has a massive £10 off! Snap it up and get a 50ml of the fragrance plus a complementary shower gel all for £29.95. This gorgeous set comes housed in a electric blue and gold velvet box which is super luxurious.

Calvin Klein Eternity Moment. Eternity Moment is an update to the classic scent from Calvin Klein Eternity. It’s a fine, floral and feminine fragrance that is light and fresh. A mix of top notes of lychee, melon, raspberry, guava and pomegranate. Snap it up now with 65% off the RRP at £23.95!

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We also have some gorgeous bath and body products on offer:

Baylis & Harding Lemon Blossom and White Rose Hand Wash. This handwash is renowned for the brand as one of their most popular products. Containing vitamins A, B and C extract to keep your hands soft and supple. It has a luscious lemon blossom fragrance and comes in a gorgeous bottle, perfect for displaying on your dressing table. At £1.79 it’s an absolute steal!

Nuxe My Beauty Collection Travel Set. This set from Nuxe is an absolute bargain at £9.56! It contains a Reve de Meil Face cleansing gel, CrÇùme Prodigieuse, Huile Prodigieuse, Reve de Meil hand and nail cream plus a Prodigieux shower oil! That is a serious amount of products for such a small price tag. Perfect for travelling you can keep all your essentials in the cute handy pouch!

Roger & Gallet Bois d’Orange Handcare Duo Gift Set. This gorgeous handcare duo is only £8.05 in the sale! It contains a beautiful 30ml Bois d’Orange hand cream and a 100g Travel Soap. The scent is delicious with extracts of orange blended with distilled precious essential oils. Snap up now before they’re all gone!

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Gifts for Dad

Gifts for Dad

Dads can be notoriously hard to buy for at Christmas. Even if you know what they might like, you could be limited by budget or time. So, to make it easy for you, we’ve pulled together a few ideas to guide your search based on our personal favourites and best-sellers. Read on, and get a quick-fix on gifts for dad this Christmas.


Dad-pleasing giftsets

Who doesn’t love a gift set? You can’t go wrong when combining a favourite fragrance with other treats from the same designer brand when buying presents for men. If money’s tight, you can make a saving and still give your dad a thoughtful gift, or if you’d simply like to add a little extra stocking filler to the pile, they’re the perfect choice. You can shop for products like the Paco Rabanne Invictus aftershave and shower gel set, the Hugo Boss Bottled fragrance and deodorant combo. Or, there’s Davidoff’s best-selling Horizon gift set.

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Shaving and grooming treats


If you’d prefer to steer clear of fragrances, shaving and grooming products are a nice alternative. There’s everything from trendy brands for young-at-heart dads, to luxurious grooming products. Some of our gifts for him include the indulgent Men’s Society Beard Oil And Face Rag, The Bluebeards Revenge Scimitar Double Edge Razor, and for higher budgets, GENTLEMEN’S TONIC Facial Gift Set with gorgeous face scrub, cleanser and moisturiser.

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Electricals


There’s more gift ideas for men to make your dad happy this Christmas. You can also have a look at some of the latest and all-time popular electrical items. These items can range from the super-cool to the essential day-to-day products. Some examples to get you started include the Remington Dura Blade, and Braun’s 8 In 1 Multi Groom Face And Head Kit.

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Christmas Gifts Under ¶œ20

Christmas Gifts Under ¶œ20

Shopping on a budget can feel a bit limiting, especially when you want to buy something special. To help ease your woes, we have a whole list of gorgeous Christmas presents for under £20, so you can make your loved ones feel special without breaking the bank. From fragrances, to makeup, skincare, and bath and body, there’s something for everyone.


Fabulous fragrances

Designer scents and celebrity fragrances still make ideal Christmas presents, even on tighter budgets. Even choosy ladies will be won over by perfumes like Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli Eau de Toilette Spray, and Vera Wang Rock Princess Eau de Toilette Spray. Or, for men, you can get hold of best-sellers like Calvin Klein Obsession Night for Men EDT Spray, and Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli Men EDT Spray, all for under £20.

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Budget-friendly makeup


From handbag must-haves to winter complexion pick-me-ups, there’s more than a few affordable makeup gift ideas to keep any girl happy. From face, to eyes, lips and nails, you can grab a bargain on top brands. Technic Colour Fix Contour Palette Cream Foundation is the ultimate kit for sculpting and highlighting features. W7 Butter Kiss Lipstick have shades to suit any look while keeping lips moisturised in colder weather, and items like NYX’s Glam Eyeshadow are party favourites.

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Smart skincare


Lovely skincare gifts are a great way to make someone feel special. Ideal Christmas present for mum, daughter and best friends, you can find treat-worthy products for all ages. There’s also a great selection for men, just like luxury brand NUXE Men’s Multi-Purpose Eye Cream. For women, take a look at products like Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Gift Set, and NUXE Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse New Formula made for beautifying face, body and hair.

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Beautiful bath and body treats

Relaxing in the tub is a good way of banishing the winter blues. Pamper them with gifts with a twist, like Bubble T’s Bath & Body Shower & Relax To The Max, or their funky Bath & Body Jars Of fizz Hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea.

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Christmas Party Makeup Picks

Christmas Party Makeup Picks

Scrubbing up and getting photo-ready for your Christmas party is easy with the right make-up. The winter months can play havoc with your skin, and as the year winds down, the energy levels can dwindle with it. Thankfully, there’s a beauty fix for any dilemma, so you can look your very best when your big end of year party comes around. Plus, some new makeup is the perfect gift for her, and can even be added to your own Christmas list if you need to drop a hint.


Essential makeup

Lips, nails and eyes are the key things to highlight when dressing up to the nines. A pop of lip colour, dramatic eye makeup, or party-ready nails are will all help you look and feel on top of your game. Darker, bolder colours are easy to wear at a Christmas party too, giving you the perfect excuse to be extra glam, and a pinch of colour will give you a healthy glow. NYX’s Cosmetic Powder Blush will add that flush to your cheeks, while nude lips are a perfect off-set to bolder eyes. And for a finishing touch, you can try glosses like High Definition’s Beauty Lip Gloss.

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Best beauty tools


Perfecting your look with the right tools will mean you’ll breeze through getting ready. Any good makeup bag will have quality applicators for your makeup, and replacing worn out brushes is a must. You can find great gift ideas for women like Billion Dollar Brows Take Back Your Brows Kit with a brow buddy, brow pencil, tweezers and scissors. For all your makeup bits and bobs, there are cosmetic purses like High Definition’s Beauty Makeup Bag, and handy additions like Daniel Sandler’s Liner/Blemish Brush will help you smooth away any imperfections.

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Luxury makeup


There’s never a better excuse to treat yourself to some luxury makeup treats than Christmas party season. Items like this make great Christmas presents too. Gorgeous products include MAC’s Eye Kohl, which lasts all night and can be used subtly or with dramatic effect. Liners like Bobbi Brown’s Lip Liner are an absolute must if you’re applying a darker shade of lipstick. Then there are clever multi-tasking products like NARS The Multiple, a creamy stick that can be used to apply a dash of colour to lips, eyes, cheeks, or your body.

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