I was going to start a Christmas Beauty Wishlist but I suppose it may be construed as a smidge too early? Plus, I haven’t even got my sweaty palms on those all important Christmas Gift guides from the likes of Boots and the big departments stores, yet. So here’s a few items on my radar at the mo, however, if Mr BeautyHound is reading, please feel free to purchase any of said items , should I have been able restrain myself enough not buy them all on payday (ahem).
First up, Queen VB’s long awaited make up collaboration with Estée Lauder. The whole collection looks right up my avenue, but that red-orange lipstick is screaming out at me. VB promises more to come from this slick collab. I’ll be waiting.
Tigi Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray – I was never really one for hair products when my hair was long. A can of Elnett came out for a night on the town but that was about it. Since having my hair chopped, I’ve discovered the giant selection of new age hair products available. My hairdresser gave me a sample size of this rocket shaped spray by Tigi after lobbing off about 10 inches of severely over-processed hair. I was instantly hooked. Super, mirror like shine with the best hold I’ve ever experienced in a hairspray. Total re-buy potential.
Now, you could say I’m a bit boring when it comes to fragrance. My policy is to have a signature fragrance and wear it at all times. I stick to the same one for years as I’m quite picky with scent. It must have staying power but not be overpowering, not be too heavy on the florals or fruits and have a sleek, unfussy bottle – you might call me a scent snob, I couldn’t possibly comment. Last time I was in Boots I had spray of the new Estée Lauder Modern Muse La Rouge Gloss on a card and I’m still inhaling it now. It’s hint of spice and leathery undertone ground the rose & mandarin, taking it just on the right side of masculine for my taste. I think it may have knocked Giorgio Armani Si off its 4 year old perch.
Skin goddess Liz Earle has bought out another beautiful book of ‘almost good enough to eat’ skin recipes. With all the hype and confusion around microbeads in our skincare and polluting our seas, her homemade approach to getting radiant skin is a refreshing alternative. Plus, if her face is anything to go by, you can count me in.
Last up (for now) is this beautiful Chanel Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in Candeur et Expérience. The perfect autumnal leaf shades will all make my blue eyes pop this season and although at an eye watering £46 this palette is extravagant, it’s price per wear should make it a savvy buy which will see you through til the daffodils push up.