Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Men’s Gifts

Posted in christmas, gifts
on December 4, 2016

Today, I am bringing you a few gifts for the men in your life. I sadly don’t have a boyfriend at the moment, as Ander Herrera is in a relationship (LOL), but I do have my Supadad and so here are some presents perfect for men of all ages (well over 18 anyway!)…

Grant’s Whisky 70cl £15
My favourite alcoholic drink is whisky, which some people find a little weird because I am a girl, and I don’t know if it is true but my Dad always used to tell me that he put a slight amount of it in my bottle when I was a baby. So that is perhaps why I have the taste for it, but if it isn’t true, then I don’t know where I got my taste for whisky from, but I bloody love it! In fact it is one of the few alcoholic drinks that I actually do like, and it is also my Dad’s favourite drink, and if I need to buy him a thank you gift I always opt for a bottle of whisky. For Christmas and Birthdays, it is always a must-purchase as I know it is something he will like and use.


So, that is why I am including a bottle of Grant’s whisky in my male gift guide, even though I would also love to find this in my own stocking this Christmas. Grant’s is one of those brands which a lot of whisky lovers know of, and I recently found out that Grant’s started off as a small family business, and since then, five generations of Grant’s have continued this family-run business to carry on producing great whisky.


From the highly skilled Coopers who tended to their casks, to the distillers and maturation experts, Grant’s whisky stays true to William Grant’s original, closely guarded recipe. You can use Grant’s whisky to make a variation of cocktails, but one of my favourite ways to enjoy it during the colder months is to have a Hot Toddy, which will also make any cold or bug disappear! Grant’s is available in most supermarket stores but you can check out the amazing cocktails you can create online at Grant’s.


Mandara Spa For Men Essentials Kit £3.50
If your budget isn’t on the greater scale, then Mandara Spa also have a men’s range, with some very good value gift sets within it. Here I have the Essential’s Kit, which includes 35ml of their Cardamom and Grapefruit Post-Shave Balm and 10g of their Mint Lip Butter. They both smell incredible, but then I do seem to love a lot of more woody, spicy scents anyway.


Why the Lip Butter for men? This may seem a little girly to some of you, but my Dad has to take medication on a daily basis which often makes his skin quite dry, sore and therefore his lips get prone to blisters, and so he is always asking me if I have a non-girly scented lip balm, so this is going to be great for him! The Mandara Spa range is available to buy from Sainsbury’s.


Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge and Blanc Pure Eau de Toilette Pour Homme 100ml £47 each
Another staple in men’s Christmas gifts always seems to be fragrance and aftershave, and one of my Dad’s favourite brands is Lacoste, who have quite a wide range of different scents, many from their L.12.12 range. This collection is based on the inventiveness and elegance of the Lacoste polo shirt revisited in a fragrance – a masculine, elegant and daring fragrance. The Rouge edition has a woody scent, mixed with spicy ginger and black pepper cardamom.


The bottles created for the L.12.12 range emulate the iconic polo shirt again, with quite a plain rounded-square shaped bottle, and an embroidered crocodile (yes, it’s a crocodile, not an alligator!) attached to the front of it, which finishes it off really nicely. The Blanc Pure edition is a pure and elegant fragrance based upon woody florals and cardamom tuberose. I myself am even obsessed with these scents! Sometimes my Dad will come downstairs and he smells like he literally fell into some aftershave, but the Lacoste scents are strong without being overpowering and tend to last throughout the day. Check these two out and the other colours in the L.12.12 range online at Lacoste.


The Great British Grooming Co – Various
My Dad doesn’t have a beard, but in the past year or two they have been BIG news throughout those men folk, and so I thought I would show you a range of products from the Great British Grooming Co, which is dedicated to bringing you everything a man could possibly need for a beard.


The Beard Oil (£8.99), is a multi-tasking oil that helps to soften coarse, dehydrated facial hair and includes Argan Oil to provide the beard hair with nourishment, as well as hydrating the skin that lies beneath. It is lightweight and easily absorbed, and can be applied directly onto the facial hair.


The Beard Thickening Serum (£5.99) is for those men who want a stronger and fuller looking beard. This powerful thickening serum contains protein building blocks, keratin and pro-vitamin B5 to help form strength within the hair shaft.


Next up, the Beard Balm (£6.99) is for stubborn beards that need more discipline than others and helps to tame flyaways, keeping the beard nice and tidy. It is formulated with coconut oil, shea butter and argan oil, and conditions the facial hair as well as nourishing the skin beneath.


Lastly we have the Beard Wash (£4.99), which is a little like a shampoo for your beard. It has been designed to freshen, cleanse and untangle facial hair to leave it super soft. It is infused with subtle notes of bergamot, fougere, cedarwood, cinnamon and amber, and therefore smells divine! Head online to find out more about the Great British Grooming Co.


LUMAS Art £24 Each
In my opinion, men can be SO hard to buy for, and I always like to try and find something a little different. I recently discovered LUMAS Art Now, which is a website which has a very wide range of picture art for sale, all with a budget to suit everyone. Here I have two pieces from the collection, the Laughing Reindeer by Catherine Ledner, which is super festive, but not so much that you couldn’t use it all throughout the year, and Christmas Lights by Alessandro Gottardo.


When you purchase an ART NOW picture, you can have it sent directly to the recipient with a personal message, which is such a good idea for those who can’t make it to see their family or friends on Christmas Day. Alternatively, you can have it delivered to your home along with fabulous ready-to-mail packaging, all you have to do is address the card, write a note and it is ready to send!


The package also comes with a hanging hook, built in magnets and a display stand so that your loved one can display it any which way they wish. Each print comes mounted under acrylic glass so it can be kept modern, or you could even buy a separate frame to pop it into.


I am in love with the Christmas Lights print, which I think would be suitable for a male or female. It really is so cosy and festive, but again could be used all year round. You can see these prints and many, many more online at LUMAS.

Kathryn xxx

Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Fragrance

Posted in christmas, fragrance, gifts
on December 3, 2016

The next instalment for my Christmas Gift Guide 2016 is Fragrances. Here are some of my favourite fragrance gift sets for this Christmas, with a variety of price points. Enjoy!

Britney Spears Private Show Eau de Parfum 100ml £40
I was a huge Britney Spears fan when she first took to our screens singing Baby One More Time, and her fragrance collection has been huge ever since her very first release. Her most recent fragrance release is Private Show, a fragrance that incorporates some of Britney’s favourite scents, including whipped creme coffee to empower and energise and dulce de leche and luminous amber to add a modern gourmand richness and seductiveness.


The fragrance isn’t overly sweet, although it does have a sort of bakery smell to it, and would definitely be wearable day and night. The bottle is shaped like a hexagonal jewel and the pink jewelled lid pays tribute to Britney’s glamorous side. The RRP for 100ml is £40, but Superdrug currently have it at half price for just £20!


Trini Girl by Nicki Minaj Eau de Parfum 100ml £25
Nicki Minaj’s vibrant new fragrance reflects the exotic beauty and charm of her Trinidadian heritage, reflecting on the story that staying try to who you are and where you come from is important. This is a fresh, vivacious fragrance that is a mixture of juicy fruits and exotic Trinidadian Chaconia blossoms, finishing with creamy coconut and white musk.


The sweetness is just perfect, and I love that it has a musk undertone as again it makes it wearable for day or evening. The bottle, well indeed, the bottle! Nicki isn’t known for doing things by half, and her perfume bottle design is a reflection of that. It is a sculpture of her upper body, and you can take the head of the perfume bottle off, and then use Nicki’s lower half (and bosoms) to find the spray nozzle underneath. Superdrug have Trini Girl 100ml for just £25, which is a complete and utter bargain!


Clean Reserve Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum 100ml £79
One of my most comforting scents in life is that of warm cotton, and fluffy fresh washing. This Warm Cotton fragrance has been inspired by that deep comfort and ultimate coziness that’s fresh and inviting, with notes of watery ozonic, vetiver and organic benzoin. This is such a clean fragrance (literally), that oozes pure freshness that is bright and easy to wear. Its essence is based upon translucent florals and the soft feel of skin-loving musks and I am in love!


I would definitely say this isn’t particularly an evening fragrance, but it makes me feel so happy when I wear it. The bottle and packaging are both simple yet elegant and reflect the purity of the brand. The Clean scents are also perfect for experimenting and layering with other fragrances within the brand, so the list of scent options is endless! Space NK offer this 100ml bottle for £79.


Juicy Couture House of Juicy Couture Deluxe Minis Gift Set £29
This gorgeous quartet of Juicy Couture fragrances gives you a combined total of 20ml of eau de parfum, and features four of their fabulous fragrances including Viva La Juicy, I Am Juicy Couture, I Heart Juicy Couture and Viva La Juicy Noir. If you are unsure what kind of fragrance a loved one prefers, then a set like this is the perfect option as it gives them a chance to discover new scents.


The bottles included within this set are just the cutest! Some sample sized fragrances are often packaged quite plainly, but Juicy Couture have mirrored each of their regular sized bottles when making the packaging for these mini versions. They are handy for holidays, nights out and much more due to their size, and of course will look uber sweet on any vanity table. You can find this set online at Very.


So…? Perfect Duo Eau de Toilette Gift Set £5
I am 32 years of age and So…? is one of the first fragrances I ever remember! I think everyone had it at school, and I am so glad it is still around as it is the perfect price point for teenagers or for things like Secret Santa. This gift set contains 30ml of the eau de toilette and 75ml of the body fragrance.


The So…? fragrance begins with top notes of tangerine and orange flower, followed by an aromatic heart of rose and jasmine, which blends with a creamy base of vanilla and sandalwood. You definitely cannot go wrong with this fragrance, and it is available at Boots for just £5.


GHOST The Fragrance Eau de Toilette & Candle Set £24
This wonderfully presented gift set contains 30ml of the GHOST The Fragrance eau de toilette and a gorgeous votive candle in a pretty glass jar. The fragrance is quite fresh and floral, featuring sparkling notes of ambrette and rose mix with sensual jasmine and white flowers to convey a floral bouquet.


Amber, apricot aromatic vanilla and musk give this iconic fragrance a deeper base. I think it is such a fabulous concept to have a candle made from your favourite fragrance as then you can let your house wear the scent, and be reminded of it whilst burning it on a cosy night in. The GHOST Candle & Fragrance duo is available at Superdrug.


Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Treat Yourself Gift Set £31
I have actually already got the individual fragrance within this set arriving from Santa, and when I saw this gift set I fell in love! It is definitely one of the prettiest sets out there at the moment, and the Sweet Like Candy scent is Ariana’s most recent release. Within this gift set, you get 50ml of the Sweet Like Candy eau de parfum, 100ml of the Sweet Like Candy-scented Body Souffle, and the cutest cosmetic bag!


The Sweet Like Me scent is a cocktail of sugar-frosted blackberry and juicy Italian bergamot sparkle with layers of creme de cassis, fluffy marshmallow and vanilla all blended together to create a luscious feminine and very pretty scent. The pom pom on the fabulously shaped fragrance bottle is also removable if you wish to add it on to your keys or handbag! This set is available at The Perfume Shop.


Hugo Boss: Boss The Scent For Her Eau de Parfum 50ml £62.50
I know that it is slightly superficial to say, but I love it when fragrance companies put as much effort into their packaging as they do their fragrances, and Hugo Boss always tend to do just that. Their latest female release is the Boss Scent For Her and I adore it! It can be worn both day and night and people always ask me what I am wearing if I have spritzed it on that morning.


Boss The Scent For Her has a combination of honeyed peach and freesia as top notes, followed by heart notes of the oriental flower osmanthus and a base of roasted cocoa which all together make for one delicious perfume! It is on the slightly higher end of the price spectrum, but the longevity more than makes up for this. You can find it online at Boots.


Orla Kiely Geranium Gift Set £22
Orla Kiely always creates the most beautiful patterns and designs, and I love how she has branched out into the world of beauty. This duo contains 25ml of the Geranium fragrance along with a sweet cosmetics bag, all packaged stunningly into a reusable drawer-style gift box, which is going to be perfect for storing stationery on a desk or your lipsticks on a dressing table.


I must admit I wasn’t quite sure what I would make of a Geranium-scented fragrance, but I love it! It is so fresh, yet relaxing and has that spa-like scent to it. The 25ml spray is going to be perfect for travelling or popping in your handbag for a refreshing spritz whilst out and about. The gift set is available at John Lewis.


Kathryn xxx


Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Skincare

Posted in bath, christmas, gifts, skincare
on December 3, 2016

It doesn’t seem five minutes since I was writing last year’s Christmas Gift Guide, and this year has absolutely flown. I am going to be doing this main Gift Guide, and then also a Stocking Filler Gift Guide. As there is a lot to get through, I shall keep this intro short, but I hope it provides you with some fabulous ideas, whether it be for your own list to Santa, or for someone else. Today, I am starting with skincare gifts…

Weleda Mini Body Oils Gift Set £15.95
This sweet drawer set contains five of Weleda’s amazing bath, body and massage oils, including Wild Rose, Arnica, Lavender, Sea Buckthorn and Pomegranate. I adore these kinds of oils, as they smell insane, and are perfect to pop a drop or two into your bath, to leave your skin feeling all kinds of nourished.


With these kinds of pure and natural oils, a little goes a long way, so don’t be fooled by the size of the bottles. Wild Rose nourishes, protects and pampers, Lavender calms, relaxes and harmonises the spirit, Pomegranate is a natural antioxidant, Sea Buckthorn nourishes and restores, and Arnica soothes tired muscle with its warming action. You can find this online at Weleda.


Sanctuary Spa Jar of Delights £10
When I first saw this, no way did I think it would only cost just £10! The perfect Secret Santa gift, this set includes a large reusable glass jar, Cleansing Burst Body Wash, Silky Smooth Body Lotion, Foaming Creamy Bath Soak, Velvety Hand Cream and an Exfoliating Mitt.


This is the perfect gift for those who love to pamper themselves, and it will be fabulous for winding down after the hectic festivities that Christmas brings. It is also a great introduction to the brand, which is one of my favourites, who have also brought out a beauty advent calendar this year, which I am loving! You can find the Jar of Delights online at Sanctuary Spa.


Pevonia Skincare: Festive Flawlessness Skincare Essentials £71
If you know of someone who is wanting to get into a skincare routine, then Pevonia are the place to go! Their Festive Flawlessness Skincare Essentials kits come in a variety of skin types. Here I have the Sensitive version and inside the frosted gift reusable gift bag, you will find full sizes of the Soothing Sensitive Cream, Sensitive Skin Cleanser, Sensitive Skin Lotion and their Face Cloth, Skin Shammy.


By buying them as a set, you are saving a huge £30, and so even if this is a gift to yourself, it is definitely well worth purchasing as a set. Pevonia use 100% natural ingredients, and so they shouldn’t irritate sensitive skin, and as mentioned these sets do come with different skin types in mind. You can find Festive Flawlessness at Pevonia.


Burt’s Bees – Burt’s Bag of Treats £19.99
Another skincare wonder brand, Burt’s Bees has released this gorgeous Bag of Treats. Inside you get a very pretty floral cosmetics bag, the Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint, the Deep Pore Scrub with Peach and Willow Bark, the Body Lotion with Milk and Honey, and a sample of the Night Cream with Clary Sage.


This gift set contains a multitude of natural skincare solutions that covers the lips, face, and body. Pamperers and skincare fanatics will love this great introduction to the brand, or will be able to top up their love for Burt’s Bees, all enclosed in this floral cosmetics bag, perfect for travelling or handbags. You can get the Bag of Treats online at Burt’s Bees.


Dermalogica Body Buffing Set £15.50
One of the things I most love about Christmas gift releases is that you get to try some amazing quality products, at bargain prices. Including this Body Buffing Set from high end skincare brand Dermalogica. They are renowned for their facial skincare products, but also have a variety of body care products too.


This Body Buffing Set includes their Conditioning Body Wash, which has been created with Tea Tree, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils, therefore smelling fresh and invigorating. Their Body Hydrating Cream has been formulated using Lactic Acid to relieve dryness, Sugar Cane and Apple, and so is perfect for this time of year. This set also includes their Ultimate Buffing Cloth, which exfoliates rough, dull patches and helps to keep your skin silky soft. This set is available online at Selfridges.


Urban Veda Sandalwood & Botanics Soothing Body Ritual £39.99
Before you even open up this packaging, you can smell the beautiful fragrances included within this body care trio. It includes everything you need to take excellent care of your skin, the Soothing Body Scrub, the Soothing Body Wash and the Soothing Body Lotion.


All three are full-sized products, and are kept within the packaging inside a sweet reusable gift bag. You can smooth, soothe and soften the skin with moisturising bio-oils, organic extracts and vitamins, which after being out in this horrid, cold weather, will be just the ticket to treat your skin this winter. The Soothing Body Ritual set is available at Urban Veda.


Mandara Spa Amber Heaven Body Luxuries £9
For those of you who don’t get much time to go Christmas shopping, the supermarkets have some amazing gifts. This set by Mandara Spa is available at Sainsburys, so whilst you are stocking up on Prosecco, Christmas Pudding and Turkey, you can also pop this in your trolley.


The set arrives in a reusable gift bag, and includes three products from Mandara Spa’s delicious Amber Heaven fragranced collection, which is formulated using Sandalwood and Patchouli. You receive the Shower Cream, Bath Essence, Hand Cream and a Bath Lily. The Amber Heaven Body Luxuries is available at Sainsbury’s.


When Special Package £29
One of my favourite face mask discoveries this year was the When sheet masks, and this box set contains five different ones – the Travelmate, Glamour Base, 10:00 PM, Snow Magic and The Last Choice. This gift set contains a mask for almost every occasion, allowing your skin to look its best.


Whether your complexion needs soothing, hydrating, firming or brightening, these super speedy and handy sheet face masks will take care of it all. They are available at Birchbox.


Sanctuary Spa Decadent Bathtime Delights £16
This gorgeously boxed gift set contains three full-sized products from Sanctuary Spa – their Foaming Creamy Bath Soak, their Luxurious Body Butter and an Exfoliating Mitt, so that the recipient can enjoy a heavenly pamper session in the tub. I have been super impressed with this year’s Sanctuary Spa gift collection, and have also been enjoying their Advent Calendar!


Their signature scent is delightful, and one which no one would find offensive or overpowering. Just wonderfully relaxing and their Body Butter is a must-have on my bathroom shelf to keep my skin in tip top condition whilst the weather outside tries to dry it out! The set is available at Sanctuary Spa.


Jurlique Lip Trio £26
This high-end skincare brand have a fabulous range of treats this Christmas, and one of my favourites is this Lip Trio. The packaging opens up much like a Christmas cracker and has three full-sized products inside. With a value of £36, this set includes the Jurlique Rose Love Balm, Hydra Gloss in I’m Blushing and Hydra Gloss in I’m Neutral.


These pretty balms and glosses will keep your lips feeling well nourished and ready for puckering up under the mistletoe. The glosses have the same soothing and protection qualities as the Balm, but also offer a hint of colour and shine to the lips. You can find the Lip Trio at Jurlique.


Temple Spa Restitude £18
When I get the chance to go for a spa break, the spa I go to uses Temple Spa skincare and aromatherapy products, and they are always amazing at making me feel relaxed. Temple Spa’s Restitude now appears all festively gift wrapped for the Christmas period, and is a beautifully relaxing bath oil. It has the qualities of a bath oil, easing tension, calming, soothing, anti-depressive and much more, but also lathers up into a bubble bath.


I have not come across a Temple Spa product that I have not liked the scent of, and as soon as I take the lid off of Restitude, it instantly reminds me of being at the Spa, and I cannot get enough of it! You can find Restitude online at Temple Spa.


Pevonia Skincare Spa at Home: Pamper Me Perfect £30
At such a great price point, and taking of spas, this Pevonia Bodycare Set allows the recipient to create their very own at home spa atmosphere. The set comes packaged in a waterproof gift bag, and you receive full sized versions of their Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Moisturiser.


Pevonia use 100% natural ingredients in all of their products, and this quartet will be able to help you de-stress both the body and mind, as well as washing away toxins to replenish the skin’s moisture for a healthy, rejuvenated look. As they contain natural ingredients, they are suitable for almost all skin and hair types. The Pamper Me Perfect set is available at Pevonia.


Verso Cleansing Combo
Another fabulous high-end skincare brand is Verso, and this offering from their Christmas Gift collection comes parcelled neatly in a drawstring bag and includes a full-size version of their Foaming Cleanser and three of their Exfoliating Cloths. It is a great starter product for a daily skin regimen, and unites the purifying effect of Verso Foaming Cleanser with the exfoliating effects of soft muslin to gently renew and revive the skin.


The Foaming Cleanser removes light makeup and impurities, whilst the exfoliating cloth gently removes dead skin cells for smooth, healthy-looking, purified skin. Sadly, the Verso Cleansing Combo has sold out outline, but it is available instore at Birmingham and London Selfridges stores. For other gift ideas, head to Cult Beauty.


Mandara Spa Shea & Coconut Butter Collection £16
Now this is the perfect winter skincare trio! Mandara Spa bring you full sizes of their Shea & Coconut Body Butter, Shea & Coconut Body Butter Light and their Shea Lip Butter, all conveniently packaged into one gift. Anything containing coconut always reminds me of Summer, and so I am in love with this scent!


I also think £16 for three products is amazing value, as you can often pay that for one pot of Body Butter alone! As mentioned, Mandara Spa is available in Sainsbury’s stores, but you can also find it online at Time to Spa.


Kathryn xxx

*This post contains PR samples, but all views are my own


Urban Decay Christmas Gifting 2016: Naked Illuminated Trio & Vice Lipstick Palette

Posted in christmas, gifts, lips, make up
on November 29, 2016

Urban Decay new releases excite me a lot, and Urban Decay new palette releases excite me even further, and so when I was recently sent two of their Christmas gift releases I was pretty darn happy! Let’s fall in love with the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio and the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette


The Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio was actually already on my list to Father Christmas, and so it is a good job I know Father Christmas/my Dad to be able to remove things from my list as Urban Decay very kindly sent me it already! The Naked Illuminated Trio palette is limited edition, and so that means once it’s gone, it’s very sadly gone, so hurry up and get one ordered.


Highlighting palettes have been big news this year, and I have quite the collection, and so I was eager to discover Urban Decay’s offering. The trio is packaged within a gorgeous brushed nude design, and opens up to reveal a mirror on the inside of the lid, the three powders, and a double ended, good quality applicator brush – I love it when brands take note of the accessories.


The Illuminated Trio consists of Pyrite, Oasis and Twilight. Boy, oh boy are they gorgeous! Just like the original Naked Illuminating Powders, they can be used on both the face and body, and are formulated from a lightweight baked powder, to give your skin that luminous glow – you are going to look gorgeous at those festive parties!


Onto the colours themselves, we have Pyrite which is a gorgeously rich gold champagne, Oasis, a marbled frosted taupe and light champagne mix, and Twilight an iridescent peach shade. You can go as heavy or as light as you like with each shade, and Pyrite would look amazing as an all-over eyeshadow, along with a black winged eyeliner look.


They feel super soft and silky on the skin, and provide excellent colour payoff, with that all-important shimmer. The Naked Illuminated Trio palette costs £29, and as they are limited edition, I think I am going to have to purchase another, as these will look just as gorgeous in Summer with a tan.


Due to it’s popularity, the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette has already sold out, but my favourite little birdy told me that there will be more stock arriving soon. As I mentioned, Limited Edition products are always SO popular, so when I give you warning of this, please take note as I would hate for you to miss out on such wonderful products.


Earlier this year Urban Decay released a humongous amount of lipsticks, which they called their new and improved Vice lipstick collection, and this gorgeously designed palette contains 12 of the most popular Vice lipstick shades, from neutral colours to bright, dark to light, there is something for all occasions here.


The palette comes neatly packaged in a gunmetal chrome finish, with gold accents, much like the singular lipsticks, and you open it up to reveal a lid-sized mirror and a cover which says, ‘Lipstick Is My Vice’, which flips open to reveal those 12 stunning shades, along with an automatic lip brush, which of course is also great quality.


When trying the Vice lipsticks out earlier this year, I was and still am impressed with their pigmentation and colour payoff – just one swipe is all you need. You can play around with the colours, mix them a little, and have the chance to try shades you may not normally go for. Formula wise, the Vice lipsticks are creamy, hydrating and enhancing, leaving those winter-chapped lips much more nourished and conditioned.


So, the all important shades…let’s take a look…
*Sheer Shame – a sheer berry
*Firebird – a cream deep fuchsia
*Big Bang – a metallised bright pink sparkle (my fave!)
*Disobedient – a cream medium pink
*EZ – a cream bright red-orange
*714 – a mega matte bright red (this also featured in the popular Gwen Stefani collaboration)
*Vanished – a sheer pale neutral nude
*1993 – a comfort matte medium brown
*Ex-Girlfriend – a sheer shimmer nude rose with pink shimmer
*Amulet – a metallised metallic brick rose
*Conspiracy – a metallised plum bronze shimmer
*Blackmail – a comfort matte deep berry wine


As I mentioned, there really is something for every taste and occasion, as well as seasons. I have previously tried a few of these shades, but have also managed to experiment with some new ones, and I think this would be a stunning gift, whether for others or yourself! Head over to Urban Decay to find these and so many more amazing Christmas gifts.

Kathryn xxx

*This post contains PR samples, but all views are my own