Christmas beauty bits

With an ever-expanding beauty wish list which I whip out and add to more times than I care to admit, it is only to be expected than some of my most coveted pieces will end up under the Christmas tree, and I was more than grateful to receive this lovely selection of palettes and lipsticks from my fiancé this year.

The Splendor in the Grass blush palette from the Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection was love at first sight when I spied in on the NARS counter a few weeks ago. It is a beautiful quad of blushers including Albatross, Dolce Vita, Sex Appeal and Angelika to highlight and flush your cheeks with a mixture of matte and shimmering shades. The Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita eyeshadow palette is my first taster into this soon-to-be cult beauty brand but I am sure it will not be my last! It is the perfect collection of warm browns and golds with plenty of shimmer which I am excited to use for my New Year’s Eve night out.

My new lipsticks cut quite a contrast next to each other, with YSL No.13 Peach Passion offering a gorgeous summer-bright peachy lip versus MAC’s Rebel which is the vampy, plum lipstick I’ve been wanting to add to my collection for ages now! I think it would look stunning combined with the Charlotte Tilbury palette on my eyes and a flush of NARS Dolce Vita blush on the cheeks.

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful readers – I hope you all had the loveliest of days and I look forward to hearing what beauty products might have appeared under your Christmas tree this year.

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  1. 28th December 2013 / 12:14 am

    Ok I keep seeing the Charlotte Tilbury line popping up every where and I desperately want one of the eyeshadow quads. The reds and golds are totally up my alley!

  2. 28th December 2013 / 3:20 am

    Rob did so incredibly well this year Millie. πŸ™‚ Loved all the beauty products he bought you. From that gorgeous Dolce Vita eyeshadow palette to that YSL lipstick in Peach Passion (been lusting over this for 1 1/2 years now.- I think it's about time I fulfill my desire.) Can't wait to see the looks you'll create with the Dolce Vita palette. As for me, I got the Clarins The Essentials eye palette from my parents amongst other things and the Soap and Glory Yule Monty gift set from brother. So I suppose I'm quite the lucky girl too. πŸ˜€

  3. 28th December 2013 / 4:26 am

    Everything looks so gorgeous, so lucky. The Ysl lipstick really stands out to me, the colour looks perfect for everyday xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  4. 28th December 2013 / 10:05 am

    Everything looks beautiful. I love getting makeup bits for Christmas. X

  5. 28th December 2013 / 11:12 am

    Wow I am impressed your fiance got you all this. What lovely pieces, especially the nars xx

  6. 28th December 2013 / 8:49 pm

    The NARS palette is beautiful, one for the wishlist! xx

  7. 29th December 2013 / 12:16 am

    Such beautiful gifts! Desperate to try something from Charlotte Tilbury, it won't be long! πŸ˜‰ xx

  8. 29th December 2013 / 9:45 pm

    Oooh the Nars blush palette is gorgeous, shame it's limited edition. I also picked up the dolce Vita palette for myself before Christmas and I'm so excited to use it πŸ™‚

  9. 30th December 2013 / 9:35 pm

    How gorgeous is that CT quad?! I don't think I'd be able to bring myself to use it, it's so stunning! I love the look of the YSL Peach lipstick.. I love the Rouge Volupte formula, and the packaging is to die for! xxx

  10. 30th December 2013 / 10:50 pm

    I have the same YSL lipstick!:-)love this color so much, such a shame that I cannot buy Charlotte Tilbury make up in my country…:-/