I’m not sure about you, but by the time it gets around to being a Friday, I’m always in the mood to treat myself. I usually find myself wandering around SpaceNK or Harvey Nichols, desperate to find something that’s not too expensive but is still a nice little find. Now though, Boots has been my port of call, as I have fallen completely in love with Maybelline’s new Baby Lips lip glosses – the proof? I may have bought myself three new colours since these two popped through the door!
The packaging for glosses is pretty standard – the white cap is emblazoned with the Maybelline Baby Lips logo, and the gloss itself is in a clear tube which means selecting a colour from my makeup bag couldn’t be easier. Wink of Pink is a stunning, warm toned pink gloss which is shot through with golden shimmer. On the lips, the gloss feels surprising rich and balmy (these aren’t in any way sticky) and they give a sheer hint of shimmer with a flattering sheen of gloss. As you might imagine, since the glosses are part of the Baby Lips collection, they promise to moisturize, which, now we’re in the middle of summer, is much needed!
The formula of the gloss really feels surprisingly luxe. Everything from the doe foot applicator to the fruity scent feels well thought out, and I’ve been reaching for them more regularly than my normal Chanel or Dior choices. The wear-time might not be hours long, but the glosses are so cute and affordable, I don’t really mind topping them up!
Possibly my most reached-for shade this week has been Fab and Fuchsia. In the tube it looks like a neon-Barbie dream of a gloss, but it’s far more subtle on the lips. It just gives a super sheer wash of shine with a subtle pink tint. Again, it has the brand’s signature fruity sweet scent, but I kind of love it, and the non-sticky formula is just so comfortable to wear, I’ve actually picked myself up a backup!
Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Glosses are priced at £4.99 each and are available here.
I think Arran Aromatics are completely hitting it out of the park this year. They’ve got easy gift giving down, and an absolutely adorable option is their ‘Fill Your Boots’ gift sets.
Packaged up in an adorable little stocking which I’m going to be pulling out year after year. It’s an adorable little red and white number, and it’s the complete embodiment of Christmas!
Inside is absolutely packed with goodies. Mine were from the Velvet Isle collection which smells almost tropical, with notes of coconut, honeyed fruits and velvety greens, it’s the perfect way to fight off the winter chill. The stocking contains everything you need for a wonderfully indulgent shower – the bath & shower gel is a stunning violet and smell completely divine!
The Enriching Soap is a gorgeous moisturising hunk for the shower. It foams up beautifully, and leaves skin feeling so soft – which is super important at this time of year!
For after you pop out of the shower, there is a bottle of Arran Aromatics’ gorgeous Body Lotion. It’s texture is the perfect for applying in the mornings – it sinks into skin super easily without feeling sticky or gummy. Instead, my skin just feels super soft, and it leaves a wonderful veil of scent.
Last up with the Hand and Nail Cream which has been a permanent fixture in my handbag since it came through the door! It’s a wonderfully rich and nourishing cream, which is just what my hands need in the cold weather. Again, the scent is really beautiful, and it’s a great little gem to use throughout the day.
The Fill Up Your Boots Sampler is priced at £12.50 and is available here
When it comes to travelling, I never do it light! I don’t know what it is, but I have a serious arsenal of makeup and beauty items which all fall squarely under the ‘must-have’ category, so carting them around with me can be a problem! Thankfully though, Victoria Green creates the cutest (and rather importantly the roomiest) of makeup and beauty bags. My gym favorite has to be the Starflower Traveller Wash bag, which has two super generous zippered compartments, which means that keeping my rather generous stash organized is an absolute cinch!
I just love the attention to detail on the Wash bag – from the adorable polka dot trim to the starflower pattern, it’s just adorable! I can’t even tell you how many people have commented on it when I’ve whipped it out at the gym!
The inside of the bag is trimmed with the cutest polka dots, and the vinyl pockets mean that it’s so easy to keep clean (and it’s super easy to see what’s what).
Victoria Green Starflower Makeup Bag is priced at £15.00 and is available here