Saturday, 21 September 2019


The 2019 John Lewis Advent Calendar is one I really like the look of and it should come as no surprise because not only was the 2018 calendar pretty amazing, it is also one of my favourite places to shop for beauty products.
As you might expect from John Lewis, they have an advent calendar that features some of the most amazing high-end brands there is to discover and naturally all are available in stores and online.  Brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Evolve, Bare Minerals, REN, Floral Street and many more.

Again, if you don't want to see any spoilers as to the entire contents of this advent calendar then it is time to look away now, but it is already on sale right here.


  • Neom Tranquility Scented Candle 60g
  • Algenist Elevate Advanced Retinol Serum 5ml
  • YSL Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils 2ml
  • Sisley Suprermya Yeux La Nuit 2mll
  • Elemis Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml
  • Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter 2.4g
  • Bare Minerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolour Scandal 25ml
  • Floral Street Electric Rhubarb Eau De Parfum 10ml
  • Sarah Chapman 3D Moisture Infusion Mask Single 25ml
  • Evolve Radiant Glow Mask 30ml
  • Soap Co Geranium & Rhubarb Soap Bar 125g
  • REN Ready Steady Glow Tonic 50ml
  • Benefit 24Hr Brow Setter (Clear) 3.5ml
  • Acqua Di Parma Mini Hat Box With 3 x 50g Colonia Soaps
  • Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion 30ml
  • Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover Lids, Lashes & Lips 30ml
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick 0.9g
  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 13g
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream 7ml
  • Sisley Supremÿa Anti-Ageing Night Cream 1ml
  • Philip Kingsley Rose And Lychee Elasticizer 40ml
  • Lancome Genifique Microbiome Serum 5ml
  • Givenchy L’Interdit Eau De Toilette 10m
  • Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Lipstick – Dominate 0.4g
  • Nars Laguna Bronzer 2.5g
  • This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 10ml
Again, it features a mixture of travel and deluxe sizes when it comes to the products and the overall value is £220.




Now at John Lewis.

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How to Set Up an Online International Beauty and Makeup Business

Looking to turn your passion for beauty and makeup into an international business? It might be easier than you think.
How to Set Up an Online International Beauty and Makeup Business
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These days, it’s easy to set up your own business from the comfort of your own home. While you will need some supplies, setting up a beauty and makeup business is a relatively inexpensive and simple task. Here, you’ll discover how to set up an online beauty and makeup business internationally.

Know what products you’re going to sell
One of the first things you’ll need to figure out before setting up your beauty and makeup store, is which type of products you’re going to sell. The beauty industry is extremely competitive, which means you’re going to need to stand out if you want to succeed.

Try to avoid selling products that are already easy to come by. Instead, identify unique beauty trends you could potentially capitalise on. For example, specialising in makeup for fair skin, or focusing on vegan makeup is going to set you apart from your competitors.

Develop a website
Once you know what type of products you’re going to sell, it’s time to set up a website. You can either build one yourself for free, or you could hire a designer to create one for you.

When you’re just starting out, free websites are the better option. You can create a simple shop profile too on popular sites such as Etsy. This is where your customers will find you and ultimately buy your products. Be aware that some free websites don’t allow you to create shopping pages. So, if you do want to sell directly through your website, you may need to have one professionally designed.

Establish relationships with suppliers
If you want to make the most profit from your business, you’ll need to make sure you have great relationships built with your suppliers. Compare different suppliers such as wholesalers and couriers to ensure you’re getting the cheapest prices. Sites such as Parcel2Go can help you identify the cheapest couriers. Don’t be afraid to negotiate with suppliers too as this can make the costs more affordable.

These are just the basics of setting up a beauty and makeup business. Remember, when setting up internationally, you’ll need to factor in the costs of shipping. You’ll also need a courier who delivers internationally. Once you’ve got your store set up, you can focus on marketing yourself to draw in new customers. 

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