It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
No really, it is. I love Christmas SO MUCH. I didn’t get a tree until the THIRD this year and you can ask anyone, I was having palpitations by the second. Usually, I have it up on the first. At midnight but hands down, one of the best things about living in the US is that a lot of people put their trees up immediately after Thanksgiving. THAT’S AN EXTRA WEEK OF TREE! Amaze.
Anyway, in the midst of buying gifts for everyone else, I just wanted to point you (cough, my mother) in the direction of some of the beauty buys I’d love to find in my stocking:
Elemis Revealing Radiance
I have been very sad to miss Snowmageddon in the UK over the last few weeks (well, in theory. I’m sure in practice my shitty old Freeview box would have given out and I would be sobbing by now) but I have to say, I’m not sad about missing the effect snow has on my skin. As a delicate paley, my complexion hates the cold. Actually, it just hates weather but the cold is not its friend. This awesome kit from Elemis includes the Tri-Enzyme gel, resurfacing night cream, face wash and my super awesome favourite hero moisturiser of all time, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. And it comes in a purdy bag. Oh, and if you buy from www.timetospa.co.uk this week there’s 20% off Christmas gifts and full sized products! And if you enter the code CHRISTMAS at the checkout, you get free delivery ALL MONTH.
Bobbi Brown Modern Classic Eye & Lip Palette
Tell me this isn’t beautiful?
Ten gorgeous greys, bronzes and sultry plums create the most amazing eye looks, perfect for Christmas time. And because it’s Bobbi, you know you can go from sheer washes for daytime, right through super smoky night looks. And there are four exclusive glitter lip glosses included to compliment your look. A little bit of glitter is legally required at Christmas and while it’s subtle in Bobbi Brown glosses, it’s totes there. Yay.
Benefit Bathina Touch Me Then Try to Leave Body Cream
This has such a long title, it nearly got bumped but alas, I really do love it and I really am all out.
Not OK. This is my favourite body cream, pretty much the only thing I keep reserved only for special occasions of um, well, you know. It’s the Ronseal of body lotions. Does exactly what it says on the tin.
To wake up looking like Christina Hendricks
Mad Men is one of my all-time favourite shows and there hasn’t been a single episode this season that hasn’t made me want to wake up looking like Joan Holloway. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy in my life as when I interviewed the costume designer, Janie Bryant, for Grazia earlier this year and she promptly declared me a ‘Joan’ over a ‘Betty’. Her awesome new book, The Fashion Files, is on my non-beauty product Christmas wishlist (ie, I’m going to Barnes & Noble to buy it tonight) and you can get it in the UK here. But, in my blind desire to get my Joan on, I have, against all my better judgement, booked in with my lovely colorist, Whitney to go Red. Oh yes, you heard it here first. Not that I don’t love my brunette, I do, but given that I’m naturally blonde in the first place, can’t hurt to give it a go, can it?
Can it? Oh well, I can always change it back and it feel festive…
So, you know, Dear Santa, I’ve been a very good girl this year, really. Well, I’ve been a girl and I didn’t slaughter any puppies or anything so I should get something, right?http://0