Showing posts with label Beauty Advent 2020. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty Advent 2020. Show all posts

Friday, 30 October 2020

Catrice DIY Advent Calendar 2020 - Review

This year there is a whole host of advent calendars in all different shapes and sizes and I’ve really enjoyed revealing them on my blog. One selection of advents which has intrigued me more than other are the DIY ones, such as the Catrice DIY Advent Calendar 2020, which I am sharing here today. 
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
A DIY Advent Calendar is exactly how it sounds, it is an advent calendar that a brand puts together only they leave you the fun part of deciding which products are to be wrapped up or boxed for which day. The Catrice DIY Advent Calendar 2020 comes packaged inside a fairly big cardboard box, and inside there are 24 makeup products as well as 24 decorated paper bags, and 24 gold foil stickers - clever idea right?

This Catrice DIY Advent Calendar is a great gift for someone, you can open it, set up and present to a loved one, friend or just have it for yourself. It is priced at just £34.99 here, so it’s an absolute bargain. 
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
This Catrice DIY Advent Calendar includes a really good mixture of products, but even more special than that, there are 8 brand new, calendar exclusive products here which you won't be able to purchase anywhere else, plus products from their main range of products.  Below I am sharing all of the details as to what is inside, so if you don’t want to see any spoilers, then look away now.

First out of the box we have the Golden Dust Highlighter and the One Drop Coverage Weightless Concealer. As with all of these products, this is my first introduction to the brand.
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
The Catrice Golden Dust Highlighter Drops are in the shade 010 Spacegold, which when swatched looks to be white but when it is blended onto the skin it is infact a white gold colour.  It can, as with most liquid highlighters be blended to be used within your foundation, applied onto bare skin or applied over the top of your foundation.

Then we have the Catrice One Drop Weightless Concealer which is the shade 005 Light Natural which is said to be for light skin tones with warm undertones. Formulated with hyaluronic acid , this product is described as being a weightless, sweatproof formula which deeply nourishes, hydrates and protects delicate skin from environmental aggressors. For me, the downside of this product is that it isn't for my skin tone at all, it is far too dark.

Next we have three eye products with the  Catrice Lashes To Kill Pro 24h Volume Mascara, Catrice Instant Smokey Shadow and Liner and the Catrice Brow Colorist Semi-Permanent Brow Mascara.
Catrice Brow Colorist Semi-Permanent Brow Mascara
Starting with the Catrice Lashes To Kill Pro 24h Volume Mascara in the shade 010 Ultra Black. I already really like this mascara, it was the first product I tried out of the box and the brush is really lovely to use, not too fat, not too thin and it doesn't overpack it with product. It is a very black shade and it doesn't clump or flake once applied.

Next we have the Catrice Brow Colorist Semi-Permanent Brow Mascara which is in the shade 015 Soft Brunette. I am very much a Benefit Cosmetic girl when it comes to brow products, but with this product, a tinted brow gel with a mini brush, it is a light brown shade which I can just about get away with using, if I don't over-do the brow.

Then we have the Catrice Instant Smokey Shadow and Liner in 020 Campfire Smoke which as the name suggests gives you a shadow liner to smoke and blend with a smudge blender at one end of the pencil.

If you love a palette, then you will love this Advent Calendar because there is five different ones in total to get to know and play with.
Catrice Brow Colorist Semi-Permanent Brow Mascara
The first palette is the Catrice All Round Colour Correction Palette. As you might expect with a colour-correction palette this one features all the shades you need -  green, lilac, lemon, pink and peach colour. I tend to use green the most from the colour correctors I already own because it helps to perfect redness and blemishes, so I am looking forward to trying this one. The rest of the shades also have their own use - for example the yellow shade corrects dark circles under the eyes and bluish areas of skin, lavender for use on those dull or yellow areas of skin and for those dark under-eye circles you have the choice of pink or peach. 

If eyeshadow palettes are what you want, then the Catrice The Blazing Bronze Collection Palette in 010 Call It What You Want, which features seven beautiful eyeshadows which range from your neutrals and browns and worth through to the more purple and berry tones. Then there is also the inclusion of contouring and highlighter shade too.

Then we have the Catrice LuminICE Highlight and Bronze Palette in 020 Feel Gold. This palette features a large mirror in the lid of the palette which I found quite impressive for a budget brand and there is also three large powders.  Of the shades there are two highlighters and one shimmery bronzer shade and I really like all three of them, the darker of the shades you can also use on the eyes too!

Staying with Palettes, I was really excited to see the next two products included within this Advent Calendar after reading a few blog reviews about them and they are both full-sized.
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
Up first we have the Catrice Superbia Vol 1 Warm Copper Eyeshadow Edition 010 Bronze Upon a Dream and I adore this palette, it really fits into my comfort zone of nudes!  On the palette there are 10 nude, copper and bronze shades on this palette in matte and shimmer finishes and I cannot wait to give it a try, even if it is likely to be for a Zoom event!

The second palette is the Catrice Superbia Vol 2 Frosted Taupe Eyeshadow Edition 010 Icy Fire.  Now I also happen to like the offerings of shades on this palette, even though Vol 1 is by far my favourite.  Again there are 10 shades in matte and pearl finishes and there are some beautiful neutral shades on this palette that I cannot wait to try.

Lip products are always going to be popular at this time of the year and from Catrice we have three products which complete an entire lip look with a liner, lipstick and a Matt Liquid Lip.
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
Firstly we have the Catrice Generation Matt Liquid Lipstick in the shade 090 Girls Bite Back and if you like your vampy red shades, then you will like this.  Often with a Matt Liquid Lipstick they dry really uncomfortably, but having tried this one from Catrice, it doesn't do that and instead because it is infused with Jojoba Oil, it is really comfortable to wear.

I don't feel I can carry off the red lip, despite having dark blonde hair and blue eyes, it is just a shade I really don't get on with at all.  This Catrice Glitter Lip in C01 Blushing Excitement is most definitely a red and not a shade I can wear, but I love that it comes inside a gold case.

Finally within the lips section is the Catrice Velvet Matt Lip Pencil in the shade 010 From Rags to Roses. Lip pencils are never something I go out of my way to buy, I have three in my collection, which I use sometimes, so I am always happy to see one in packages like this. Best described as being a rose which is a shade I would happily use.

Next within this DIY Advent Calendar is a quartet of mini Nail Polishes and these shades are exclusive to this calendar, so if you want to get your hands on them, then you need this Advent Calendar.
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
From left to right we have C01 Unwrapped Nude, C02 Soft Candlelight, C03 Sparkling Flakes and then finally we have C04 which is Blushing Excitement.  I absolutely love all of these shades, more so because you can use C03 which is the glitter shade, with all three of the other polishes or you can use it on its own with just a clear varnish too.

Up next comes the Catrice HD Active Performance Primer SPF30 and the Catrice Eye Foundation Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer Matt.  Two products I have recently added into my routine.
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
Firstly we have the Catrice HD Active Performance Primer SPF30 which is best described as being a transparent liquid primer with an SPF30. It features a sweat and waterproof texture which works to blur imperfections as well as to create an instant soft focus effect, minimizes the pores and creates a perfect make-up base.

The Catrice Eye Foundation Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer Matt comes in an 8ml tube along with a doe-footed applicator. The Primer itself is a matt beige shade and its job is to prep your eyelids as well as to enhance the colour of your eyeshadows.  I am looking forward to see how well this works alongside a big brands version, which I always end up repurchasing because it works so well for me.

The next product is one of my favourites from this Advent Calendar and that is the Catrice Eyeshadow Stix which is in the shade 030 Powerful Peach
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
With an innovative, triangular tip for an accurate application, this Shadow Stix features a waterproof and sweat-resistant texture that is said to last up to 12 hours. I really like this shade, it is a pretty peachy shade, which you can also use as an eyeliner.

If powder products are something you enjoy using, then within this Advent Calendar there are three different ones to use.
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
In the top half of this photo is the the Catrice Prime and Fine Luminizing Waterproof Powder. Described as being a light-reflecting finishing powder, Radiant Beige is described as being a soft champagne shade, of which it is anything but in my opinion, it is much darker and works better as an eyeshadow for those days when you want the neutral eye look. 

Then we have the Catrice Powder Blush in C01 Blushing Excitement, This is another Advent Calendar Exclusive product and as you can see from the picture above, it is quite a deep berry shade.

The final powder is the Limited Edition Catrice Powder Highlighter in shade C01 Soft Candlelight. Another Calendar Exclusive, this Highlighter is a really pretty gold shade and I absolutely love it.

Finally in the Catrice DIY Advent Calendar 2020 is the beautiful Catrice Multi-Purpose Makeup Brush and again it is a Limited Edition Brush for this DIY Advent Calendar.
CATRICE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 UNBOXING & REVIEW!
Said to be ideal for use with loose and powder textured products. Densely packed with super soft bristles, it has a gold metallic handle which is great quality and as this is the first ever brush I have used from Catrice, it makes me want to look at what others they have to offer.

I can't believe you get all of this for just £34.99 here, It is not only a lot of fun to put together and decide which products go in which packet, or as I have done, put them all into packages and then numbered them, so now I don't know which is where anyway.  It is a great introduction to the brand, one which here in England, is not so easy to get hold of, plus you get a little insight as to what Catrice has to offer.


























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Friday, 18 September 2020

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 - Full Content Reveal

For 2020, the Harrods beauty advent calendar this year is featured within a deep forest green casing with beautiful snowy white illustrations and it is just stunning. 
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 - Full Content Reveal
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 - Full Content Reveal
The calendar has 25 drawers each filled with a beauty surprise.  Inside, you will find products such as the brand new Augustinus Bader Face Oil to scented treats from Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge and their delectable mini candle. For make-up lovers there are products from Natasha Denona and Huda Beauty.

If you don't want to see the entire contents of this Advent Calendar then scroll away now, but it will launch on 1st October and will be priced at £250 here.

CONTENTS

  • 111Skin Rose Gold Eye Masks
  • Acqua di Parma Colonia 5ml and Body Cream 40ml Set
  • Augustinus Bader Face Oil 13ml
  • Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask 5ml
  • Darphin Cleansing Balm 5ml
  • Decorte AQ Absolute Bright Cream 25ml
  • Dr Barbara Sturm 10ml
  • Dr Sebagh Serum Repair 50ml FULL SIZE
  • Fresh Vitamin Nectar Mask 30ml FULL SIZE
  • Goldfaden MD Eye Concentrate 5ml
  • Guerlain Orchidee Cream 3ml
  • Hourglass Veil Setting Powder
  • Huda Beauty Power Bullet Lipstick FULL SIZE
  • Laura Mercier Rouge Essential
  • Living Proof Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner 30ml
  • MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 Candle
  • Murad Multi-Acid Peel 10ml
  • Nars Longwear Eyeliner
  • Natasha Denona Chrome Top Coat
  • Natura Bisse Tensolift Neck Cream 10ml
  • Rodial Bee Venom Cream 15ml
  • Shiseido Ultimune Concentrate 10ml
  • Slip Scrunchies x 3 set
  • Sunday Riley CEO Vita.C 15ml
  • Valmont Renewing Pack 5ml
The Harrods Advent Calendar launch on 1st October and will be priced at £250 here.
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 - Full Content Reveal



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Friday, 11 September 2020

Elemis Advent Calendar 2020 - On Sale Now

I am fairly new to the world of Elemis and what I have tried, I have loved. So when I saw the Elemis Advent Calendar for 2020, I knew it was going to be amazing, called 25 Days of Spectacular Skin and it is packed full of so many amazing products that I need to try.Elemis Advent Calendar 2020
As you can see it features the most beautiful Turquoise and gold drawer design and inside is a whole load of Elemis essentials which includes a few iconic products, a few new products and more excitingly it contains a full-sized Pro-Collagen Marine Cream!

This Advent Calendar is on sale today exclusively from Elemis and will be priced at £175 with an overall value being touted to be over £400 - so an absolute bargain for anyone who loves the brand or who wants to get to know it!

If you don't want to know the contents, scroll away now as I am sharing them below!

What is in Elemis Advent Calendar 2020

  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 50ml FULL SIZE
  • Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal 5ml
  • ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum 4ml
  • Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Masks – 1 PAIR
  • Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Oil 5m
  • Superfood Vital Veggie Mask 15ml
  • NEW Peptide4 Overnight Radiance Peel 10ml
  • Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 20g + Cleansing Cloth
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash 30ml
  • NEW Dynamic Resurfacing Pads 14 pads
  • Peptide4 Adaptive Day Cream 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 15ml
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Oil 5ml
  • Superfood Day Cream 20ml
  • Superfood Night Cream 20ml
  • NEW Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice 20ml
  • Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator 15ml
  • Soothing Apricot Toner 50ml
  • Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml
  • Herbal Lavender Repair Mask 15ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream 50ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Body Cream 50ml
  • Sea Lavender & Samphire Body Cream 50ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Body Oil 35ml
I am really impressed with the sizes of some of these products, particularly for an Advent Calendar and there is a whole host of products here that I really want to try!

Grab it now

On sale now via Elemis for £175 

Elemis Advent Calendar 2020 - On Sale Now





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Thursday, 27 August 2020

LUSH ADVENT CALENDAR 2020

Lush's Advent Calendar returns and this time is all vegan and it comes packaged inside this amazing reusable handmade case crafted entirely from recycled and recyclable cardboard and drinks bottles.
LUSH ADVENT CALENDAR 2020

The Calendar has been designed to look like a vintage luggage trunk with two layers of Lush treats inside. It is definitely one you won't miss with its bright and bold design.

Inside, the 24 products includes six retro products from the Lush archives as well as three brand new and exclusive items. You will also find bubble bars, lip scrubs, shower creams, shampoo bars and a whole lot more. If you don't want to know the entire contents, then scroll away now because they are listed below. You can order this calendar right now to be delivered in November and it costs £185 here.
LUSH ADVENT CALENDAR 2020

CONTENTS

  • Christmas Eve Bubble Bath
  • Dream Cream Body Lotion
  • Coconut Snow Body Lotion
  • Orange Shower Scrub
  • Snow Fairy Shampoo Bar
  • Sakura Body Lotion
  • Candy Cane Bubble Bar
  • Bombardino Bath Bomb
  • Retro Satsumo Santa Bath Bomb
  • Abombinaball Bath Bomb
  • Ponche Shower Gel
  • Salt and Peppermint Bark
  • Celebrate Body Milk
  • Yog Nog Shower Gel
  • Sleepy Shower Cream
  • Sleepy Bubble Bar
  • Candy Cane Lip Scrub
  • Shooting Stars Gift Soap
  • Golden Pear Soap
  • Kinky Boots Bubble Bar
  • Twilight Bath Bomb
  • Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
  • I Want A Hippo Bath Bomb
  • Fresh As Perfume

Pre-order from August 27th at Lush but grab it quick because it will sell out!


LUSH ADVENT CALENDAR 2020

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Fortnum & Mason are back with another fabulous the Beauty Advent Calendar for 2020.Countdown to Christmas features a beauty treat a day from the Fortnum’s beauty hall. 


The calendar is worth in excess of £800, which is no surprise given the contents. It contains a selection of products across the skincare, hair products, make-up, bath and body plus wellness categories.


Brands for this Advent Calendar include; Aromatherapy Association, Dr Russo, Chantecaille, Guerlain, Sisley, Fresh, and Sol De Janeiro to name a few.


Inside this calendar you will find 25 products which is broken down to include 14 full-sized products and 16 deluxe samples. 


The calendar is available now for delivery from 18th September. If you don’t want to know what’s inside then order your calendar right HERE NOW.


CONTENTS

1. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter (6.2g)

2. Instant Effects Instant Lip Plumper

3. Le Prunier Beauty Oil (3.7ml)

4. Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Cream (10ml)

5. Noble Isle Rhubarb Bath & Shower Gel (75ml), Noble Isle Rhubarb Body Hydrator (75ml) & Noble Isle Tea Rose Body Lotion (75ml)

6. Dr Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Brush-on Moisturiser

7. Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Oil (9ml) & Revive Oil (9ml)

8. Sisley Black Rose Skin Cream (10ml) & Sisley Black Rose Mask (10ml)

9. Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels

10. Ilapothecary Keep Calm Hand & Body Lotion (30ml)

11. Lucia Magnani Daily Firming Hydrator (15ml)

12. Iconic London Chrome Flash Eye Pot Spellbound (50g)

13. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream (50ml)

14. Christian Breton Liftox Serum (15ml)

15. Aurelia Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser (30ml)

16. Bramley Body Wash (100ml)

17. Bramley Body Lotion (100ml)

18. Cosmetic 27 Baume (15ml)

19. Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash (20ml) & Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (20ml)

20. Guerlain Abeille Royale Oil (5ml)

21. Delilah Volumising and Defining Mascara – Carbon

22. Cult51 Neck and Décolleté Firming Cream (30ml)

23. 3LAB WW Cream (15ml)

24. Bamford B Silent Pillow Mist

25. Elizabeth Scarlett Night Sky Cotton Velvet Makeup Bag


This Calendar is available now HERE and it costs £195 and will arrive around 18th September. If you want it, grab it quick. 




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