Saturday, December 20, 2014

Festive Five #1 - five beauty products to take you through the festive season!

I decided to whip up 5 festive posts to see you through until Christmas Eve, beginning today! Each day will see a new 5 product line up for you to peruse, and today brings you 5 miscellaneous stunners that I personally rely on at the moment for bringing me some nice festive cheer in the midst of some horrible things on the news in Australia.
1. Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Fine Fragrance Mist
This scent is all I can wear at the moment, it's absolutely delicious and I love layering it over the matching body lotion (the haul for this is coming soon, promise) The notes are: Fresh Vanilla Bean, Warm Caramel, Sugar Cookies, Whipped Cream & Snow-Kissed Musk and it makes me feel warm and cozy without being too heavy for the Australian summer.

2. Dior Fairy Golds Quint
You all must be sick of seeing me mention this, but I want to write about the things I love and this beauty gets pulled out of the drawer every December! I love how I can wear the champagne shade for an easy day look (or maybe to go with a brighter lip colour) and then deepen up the look at night with the darker or more glittery shades for a night out.

3. Essie Hors d'Oeuvres*
The hype around the Essie Encrusted collection in 2013 seemed to be all about 'On A Silver Platter' but I'm currently wearing the platinum gold Hors d'Oeuvres which is filled with different sized silver glitter and it is seriously off the hook. It's warm and cool at the same time, and I'm enjoying how full on it looks as a full mani!

4. Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy in 07 Sheer Fig
I find red lipstick a bit tricky to pull off, so when I saw blog raves for this sheer and pretty silver bullet I needed to have it. I don't wear it as often as I should (especially considering how pricy YSL lipsticks are!) but when I think Christmas, I think red lips, and this is a mirror-free touch-up kinda shade and that is right up my alley.

5. Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray*
I've been testing this for a little while now and I'm surprised to say that I actually think that it's making a difference! I apply in an 'X' motion from a distance (as recommended) after applying all of my makeup (making sure my mascara is dry!) and by the end of the day/night I am shocked to see my face still looking fresh when I peek in the mirror. A miraculous discovery and one I'll definitely be whipping out over the party season...

So there you have it, the essentials for a fun festive season - nice scents, pretty shadows, blingy nails, an easy red lip and something to lock it all into place! Hope you're having a wonderful lead-up to Christmas and that you're fitting in some rest and relaxation along the way!
-Emma xx

*Provided for consideration, but popped into the festive five out of pure love! Honesty, always.


  1. Ooh what a lovely bunch of products :)
    I have heard about that Vanilla Bean Noelle line from Bath and Body Works and every time I hear about it on Youtube or read about it on a blog I want to smell it :D
    Love the rest of the stuff too.. you always show such amazing products :)
    I have read, and heard, about the awful things happening right now in your country... Ive been thinking a whole lot about you!
    Stay safe!

  2. AHHHH I'm so jealous you've got the skindivania spray! I just got a travel size of Urban Decay's and I know it's made by them and it's been amazing! The glitter polish and the red from YSL, perfect for year end!

  3. Ooh, all of these picks are so festive and happy! I can see that Fairy Golds quint is much loved!

  4. Ahh I so love your Dior palette and the YSL Sheer candy looks so damn good, have you swatched this on the blog ? Want to buy a Sheer candy soon :)

  5. I've never tried the Finishing Spray, but I have the Primer Spray by Skindinavia and it's decent - I would far prefer the Finishing Spray though! And OMG I had the Vanilla Bean Noel body lotion on year - before I swore off scented skincare (too much for my eczema-prone skin) and it honestly was the most delicious scent of LIFE! Love love love it so much :)


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