NYE EYE MAKEUP | SEXY SMOKEY EYES

FESTIVE EYE MAKEUP
Festive Eye Makeup

Sexy smokey eyes are my favourite kind of eye look to wear; and this time of year is perfect to show them off. Add to that look some amazing false eyelashes and you've got the perfect eye look for NYE. So I put together two looks that I wear the most and matched the eyelashes to the look to pull it all together. The eyelashes were kindly a PR gift from false eyelashes (dot com) an amazing site dedicated to all things lashes, with over 1,000 lashes in stock theres something for everyone. Visit the site hereNYE EYE

The first look I have created is with the Red Cherry Stevi eyelashes*, here, paired with Charlotte Tilburys Dolce Vita and/or Too Faced Natural eyes to create a more day time appropriate smokey eye. Perfect for meals out at this time of year or an afternoon party where you don't want to go too smokey. I use the lighter shades all over the eye and then deepen the outer V and the crease and blend blend blend. Add the eyelashes and your good to go. 

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The next look that I created, which I actually wore to my Works Christmas party is this deeper sparkly smokey eye. I used the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette to create a soft light base and the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Bette on the outer corners and blended out to create a deep smokey eye. I just kept adding Bette until I got it as dark as I could and then used the Illamasqua Pigment in Beguile to add an amazing sparkle all over the eyelid. No photo will ever show the incredible sparkle this beautiful pigment gives off. Then add the Eylure Exaggerate*, here, to make the look even more dramatic. 

Two perfect smokey eyes for two different occasions. If you try either of these looks please tag me on Instagram or Twitter (@katiedoesbeauty). 

Katie x

LUSH CHRISTMAS RANGE

Lush Christmas Range
Lush Christmas Range
Lush Xmas
Lush Xmas
Lush Xmas

Lush is one of my all time favourite shops ever, add to that my favourite time of year, Christmas, and you have one crazy happy Katie. My favourite Lush scent HAS to be Snow Fairy and this year they have added more to the Snow Fairy scented range. Naughty blogger but I have already used a lot of the Snow Fairy scented products so they are not photographed here but I assure you they are incredible. There are a lot of Christmas products this year, including my favourite, the body conditioner, in a few different scents including Snow Fairy, sweet candy scent, and Christingle, a peppermint and menthol scented cream that you rub into wet skin and wash off to moisturise your skin. Perfect if your lazy like me and hate moisturising after a bath/shower. Another of my favourites is the ButterBear, he's cute and super moisturising, perfect for my eczema and very dry skin. 

The Reindeer and Robin fun is coca cola scented and is fun to play with and also makes lovely bubbles in a bath, this is one that kids will love. Lush has the best gift sets and I always make sure to tell Santa how much I love them. 

Lush Xmas
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Lush xmas
Lush xmas

The Lush lip scrubs are a fan favourite as you can just lick them off and this years Santa Baby Lip Scrub will not disappoint. Lush Lip scrubs are a handbag staple for me in the Winter months because my lips get super dry and flakey. I pair this with the Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Tint (not pictured) which is beautiful magenta tinted lip balm. Snowman and Santas Belly are both shower jelly's and I absolutely adore the little snowman. I almost don't want to use him he is so cute. There are still loads of the Christmas range for me to try and a few gift sets I'll be writing to Santa for this year. Hello Snow Fairy Gift set.

Katie x

B&M CHRISTMAS CANDLES


B&M Christmas Candles
B&M Christmas Candles
B&M Christmas Candles
B&M Christmas Candles

One of my favourite things about the festive months are the candles. I love Candles and will always be burning at least one in my home. Yankee Candle have some of my favourite scents but can be expensive when your burning them at my rate, so whilst browsing around in B&M I noticed these Bath & Body Works dupes. Just look at that packaging; a dead ringer for Bath & Body Works right?! And the best part? They are only £2.99!!! They had 4 scents to choose from: Iced Candy, Winter Mist, Frosted Cranberry and a vanilla scent that I cannot remember the name of; fun fact, I don't like Vanilla scents. The other three though are lovely. Really nice scents withs two wicks and cute little snowflake lids. 

I love B&M and all its fab pieces at even better prices. They had a host of Christmas Candles to chose from but these, in my humble candle connoisseur opinion, are the best. I bought 3 versions of each because I am obsessed. Christmas candles are my favourite type of candles and I am currently burning through one of these candles every other day. I hope you are enjoying my Blogmas posts as well as my Vlogmas posts over on YouTube here.

Katie x

BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDARS I GOT MY HANDS ON

Beauty Advent Calendars
Beauty Advent Calendar Beauty Advent Calendar
The Body Shop Calendar
The Body Shop Calendar

This is my first year taking part in blogmas and I am so excited. I will also be doing vlogmas over on my YouTube Channel here. So welcome to blogmas day one. Last year I had a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) seeing everyone opening their Beauty Advent Calendars and this year I was not gonna miss out. I got a little carried away and excited and managed to get my hands on all the ones I wanted. Yay! The first one I picked up was the Space NK one which technically wasn't for sale. It was a gift with purchase on Space NK when you spent over £250; and boy was that easy. I posted a mini haul on Instagram (@katiedoesbeauty). I am not posting any spoilers which is why they have all been photographed closed but I will say that there is a Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil hiding behind those doors.

The second advent calendar I managed to find was the L'Occitane one online. I love L'Occitane products and am so excited to open the cute little doors. The calendar itself is so cute and festive with its illustrated little shop, I love it. You can see whats included on the back of the calendar but I have avoided it as I don't want to spoil it for myself. The M&S calendar was one of the last to be released and personally it was the top of my list because last years was incredible and M&S stocks amazing brands. The M&S Advent Calendar is in a cute little red Christmas Tree which looks so cute on my sideboard waiting to be opened.


The last beauty advent calendar I purchased was The Body Shop Green one. There were 3 The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendars this year and I really really wanted one but at £60 for the cheapest one I just knew I couldn't indulge on yet another calendar. But!! But, ladies, I was shopping in my local town for Christmas Presents and noticed the advent calendars in The Body Shop were reduced, so for £30 (including £5 voucher off) I got the Green one and couldn't be happier. I now have a grand total of 4 Beauty Advent Calendars as well as a Lindt chocolate one and a little doggy chocolate one for Bella. If you would like to see the contents of each advent calendar I will be vlogging opening them on my YouTube Channel for vlogmas, you can subscribe here.


Katie x
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