BLOGMAS day 11: Mini pre-Christmas beauty haul

There was a sale on and I decided I deserved a treat as I’ve just landed a brand new job for 2018 (yay!) so I decided to pick up a three makeup ‘hero’ products to help create some festive glam looks.

Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette


This is my fourth Naked purchase – I have Naked (use often, hitting pan in some shades), Naked Heat (obvs, it’s my fave!) and Naked Ultimate Basics (not particularly impressed, the colour payoff isn’t as good as the main collection).

The colours in this version don’t feel like a cohesive collection like the others do, but I’m very impressed what’s in there so far as they have the same great pigmentation that the main ‘Nakeds’ all have. I think my fave shade so far is Chopper, which is shimmery light copper.

Urban Decay Eden eyeshadow primer potion


I bought this on the back of using the Original version since the summer and being really impressed; the consistency is a lot smoother and almost a bit tacky which seems to hold my shadow in place well without creasing (something that was a major problem for me). This one is a little more luminous so I’m hoping it’ll add to my makeup looks during the party season.

MAC Ruby Woo


I bought Velvet Teddy (cliche much) at the beginning of year and quite like it so thought I’d invest in another cult fave. I used to do a red lip ALL the time but haven’t for ages and I miss it! It applies pretty nicely and creates the POW factor I was hoping for.

MAC Pigment in Blue Brown


One of work colleagues wears this and always looks lovely so I was keen to try it out myself. The brown tones are the perfect neutral shade with a flash of a lighter ‘mermaid-ey’ blue which is unexpected but looks awesome.

Think I’m set for my festive makeup looks now!

Thanks for reading,

J xx


FASHION/ Last Minute Christmas Shopping

My LAST pre-Christmas outfit post! There’ll be plenty of pictures taken over the festive days of my outfits and shared I’m share, so keep a lookout for those. This is another of my winter go-to looks for a quick journey into town to pick up some final little bits of presents (I’ve actually been super organised this year, but there’s always that last little thing you forget isn’t there)   

These jeans are more of a Capri length, but the way, which is why they don’t tuck into my boots. I realised after buying them that this is about the 15th pair I’ve purchased in the last year- quite the change for a girl who refused to wear them for about 5 years because she felt too ashamed of how she looked in them!

Coat Missguided/ Bodysuit Top Shop/ Jeans Top Shop/ Boots New Look (now 50% off)

Hope you’re all ready to enjoy a lovely festive break! 

Stay Stylish

J 😘xx