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Guest Blog – Makeup a List

Sali, the guest blogger

With Christmas just around the corner, I figured I’d do a wee shopping list for you all of my favourite pieces of make-up and skin care kit. Boys, get these you’re your wife/girlfriend/sister/Mum/aunt/best friend and they’ll near enough be guaranteed to love you long time; well, at least until Valentines Day 😉

logo for RockalilyRockalily

Rockalily lipstick are more than making a name for themselves right now; being featured in mainstream magazines and with some super smashing glowing reviews by all! They’ve shades to make you melt, and they are some of the best I’ve tried in a very long time for vibrancy, staying power and a super sexual moisturising feeling that you get all night long (ooher). If you’re a boy buying for a lady, you might want to ask their best friend/sister for some help on what shade will suit them but guaranteed to make your girl smile!

Soap and Glory; Give Somebody Lip

cosmetic kit from SexyMotherPuckerSoap and Glory have been coveted as some of the nicest yet affordable skincare goodies for a long while, and most of you girls will just love receiving anything of theirs over the festive period. Their cheeky sense of humour and feisty little quipps on the packaging is all part of the parcel, and have some seriously delectable whiffs that make you just want to eat their products; Sexy Mother Pucker has all of this and more. A brilliant play on words, each one is scented and slightly flavoured, and has enough punch in them to give you a well rounded pout that all the boys want to be kissed by. This gift set has all their collection in mini form; perfect for handbags and popping in your glasses case. I can’t see it on their site, but I know it’s available in most large Boots stores.

Make Up Academy

cosmetic from Makeup AcademyMUA are pretty new to me, but I’m slowly snaffling up all their products; which at mostly £1.00 a pop from Superdrug don’t break the bank, and you get brilliant quality; you absolutely can’t go wrong! Get them as stocking fillers for your daughter or little sister. My personal favourites are their crackle nail polishes and the newly released £8.00 eyeshadow palette. Perfect for easy New Year party preparations!

E.L.F Cosmetics

cosmetic set from ELFE.L.F are firm favourites and staples in my make-up kit, and have been for nearly 2 years now. One of the first products I bought from them was a mineral foundation kit, and I now have every shade available. Gentle on the skin, lovely coverage that you build up where it’s needed and such brilliant value for money. All of their kit is fantastic actually, and if you’re a friend of theirs on Facebook they often post free shipping codes and money off codes. What’s not to like!

GOSH – Extreme Art Eye Liner –Liquid

GOSH cosmeticMy absolute favourite eyeliner ever. EVER. Sadly they no longer stock this in Superdrug (although they do the full GOSH range, just not the Extreme Art liner; argh!) but they thankfully still have it on their website. It’ll stay put for 12+ hours, through sweating, crying and general daytime wear and tear; one application in the morning at a festival, and it’s still with you at 2am when you’re partying in a silent disco. It’s bloody easy to put on, and is one of the easier eyeliners out there for girls learning to do eyeliner flicks and comes in a fab range of colours too. Brilliant!

No7 Skincare Treats

No 7 cosmetic kitWhen you’ve put a face full of make-up on, you REALLY should make sure you take it off every day before bed. EVERY DAY. And with one of these kits, you’ll feel more inclined to do it, even when you’re desperate for your head to hit the pillow. Their Cleanse and Care eye make-up remover comes with me everywhere; it’ll get the most stubborn waterproof mascara off, and makes light work of removing the Extreme Art Eyeliner from GOSH which will stay put through some serious work/partying. Their little day cream and night cream are perfect little testers too, it’s having had a kit like this a few Christmases ago that made me invest in buying their bigger pots. If you really love your girlfriend/sister/Mum, splash out on this. It’s so worth it.

If anyone wants ideas for getting their face ready for the Christmas party or an application lesson with their own kit (and some staples from mine), get in touch with me at I’m doing evening application lessons from November to December, starting from £40.00. Get in touch if you’ve any questions!

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