Yes, I realise it's been a whole week since I posted and my last installment was my previous advent calender goodies and that's pretty lazy, but in my defence I've been really poorly this week and barely opened my laptop! But of course I managed to drag my snotty self to my advent calender each day to open another window, you can't ever be too ill for that can you? I think this week was even better than last week, and I'll go through them now.
The first week of December has gone already, although I'm not quite sure where because I think I blinked and missed it! I was overjoyed when Nic bought me this amazing You Beauty Advent Calender as my Christmas present, and each day I'm loving the amazing items in it and am yet to be disappointed. I'll run you through days 1 to 7 now!
You've most likely heard of Witch and spotted them on the skincare shelves in the drugstore, and like me you probably used them as a teenager and loved them. However after recently being invited to #switchtowitch, I've rediscovered them and remembered how amazing the products are for blackheads and spots of all kinds. My skin is always worst in winter, it's the time when I find myself with the most blemishes, and so I'm really looking forward to switching my skincare to Witch and settling my skin back down.
Witch gets its name from the natural Witch Hazel in all its products, which really helps to calm and sooth the blemishes and the natural antioxidents also help skin to renew and keep future blemishes at bay too. You've no doubt heard of the incredible Blemish Stick which is my favourite of the set so far, but I'm also loving the Blackhead Clearing Gel which is such a unique product! I'll be doing full reviews on all these items soon, but so far I'm loving giving these a try.
Witch have also invited you to Switch to Witch, and have given me 3 of their products for you to try yourself. You could win the Blackhead Clearing Gel, Bursting Beads Face Wash and the wonderful Blemish Stick. Enter below with the Rafflecopter widget and get an additional entry for each option. The giveaway runs until 12am on 14th December and is only available to entrants from the UK. The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter by myself but the prizes will come directly from Witch. Good luck!
I'm slightly late with this post, sorry! And I'm also sorry about the flash in the above picture, but it's that time of year again I'm afraid where I'm chasing the single hour of daylight to try and take photos, and I happened to miss it this time and had to rely on the flash! Winter is certainly upon us now and I'm changing my skincare and makeup, but also finding and playing with lots of new goodies, so this month's favourites are all recent finds, and all budget ones too!
The Body Shop Japenese Cherry Blossom Gift Set £12 / Dreamscape Hot Water Bottle £12 / Clinique Whole Lotta Chubby Set £20 / No7 Instant Glamour Kit £18 / Totes Reindeer Sherpa Socks £14.99 / Tangle Teezer Baublelicious Styler £13 / Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Kit £13.50 / Nuxe Reve de Miel Must-Have Set £14.50 / Ciate Dolls House Collection £18 / Benefit Goodies A Go-Go Sweet and Seductive Eye Kit £19.50 / OPI Nordics Collection £14.50 / Soap & Glory Think Pamper Gift Set £18 / Cocoa Brown Luxury Gift Set £19.99 (currently £10 in sale!) / e.l.f 100 Piece Eyeshadow Set £15
I'm continuing my gift guide now with products £20 and under, for those with slightly bigger budgets! My previous posts have been about £5 and £10 items so it's nice to cover the bigger items now as well. I found some amazing stuff and it was hard to condense it all actually! I've added a few of my absolute favourite products in here like the Nuxe Reve de Miel, Soap & Glory and the Cocoa Brown Luxury Gift Set. There's also a few products I'd love to try such as the OPI nail varnish collection and the Clinique and No7 makeup products, plus how cute does the little Benefit house box look?? I've ended with a few cute touches which everybody loves to receive, such as the amazing fox hot water bottle and the fluffy Totes socks for a good all round mix. What's your favourite here?
I spotted this tag on Hayley's amazing blog a while ago and really fancied doing it. I love book posts and they always seem to go down well, so I'm looking forward to sharing more of my book habits, loves and hates with you. Share with me your tags if you've done this too, I'd love to read them, and if you haven't done it then I tag you now. I'm not a book blogger per se, more a beauty blogger who also chats about books, but nonetheless here I go!