Tuesday, 28 November 2017

A Makeup and Skincare Gift Guide

I'm pretty sure that the Christmas season started in October this year. At least, that's when I started noticing that stores were sellling decorations. I held off on writing this post for as long as I could, but starting to read everyone elses gift guides really got me inspired to write my own. As the beauty world is the world I know best, I thought I'd better share my biggest recommendations first. 

Here you'll find a mix of products that I already own and love, and products that I would love to be gifted. I tried to keep things as "universal" as possible, but we all know that a truly universal makeup product doesn't really exist. Hopefully here you can find something that will leave a loved one very happy. If not, I hope you can at least find something to add to your own wishlist!  

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 Review and Swatches

I finally caved. The last two holiday seasons I told myself I didn't need the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edits. I listened to myself when I said I already owned a full size of a shade, or that I wouldn't get use out of every pan. And I was right. I didn't need Volume One or Two. But both years I found myself wishing I had picked them up anyway (especially Volume One). It's not often that I regret not picking up a product, so I was definitely keeping an eye out for their 2017 Holiday release.

The Ambient Lighting Edit Volume Three contains three existing and three new shades in a beautiful rose gold compact. You get two Ambient Lighting Powders, an Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder, two Ambient Lighting Blushes and an Ambient Lighting Bronzer. There is good variety within this palette, but I definitely think that it is best suited for fair-tan skin. I would love to see them release one with deeper shades because these are definitely not universal.


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