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Friday, December 16

The Smashbox Gift set

Hey guys,

So the other day I popped into boots to look at their new Christmas gift sets.
So get used to there being loads of gift sets happening in future posts.
This set is retailed for £30 but retail value is something like £72.
The set is called Smashbox Light it up studio best sellers.
You can find it here.



Inside the kit you get 5 products.
3 full sized items and 2 very deluxe sized samples.




The first item is smashbox L.A lights Blendable Lip and cheek colour in Hollywood. 
It is a highlight and it is so creamy and pigmented I have not tried it on my face yet but I'm ready to.
  



The next item is a classic red lipstick.
This is a Be Legendary lipstick in Get Fired.
It is more of an orangey red but I love a good red lippy.
This is a full size item.


The next item is an item I have not stopped using.
This is the smashbox Always sharp khol liner in raven.
This is a twist up liner.
It is so black.
It is creamy and really stays on all day.
This is the another full sized item.



The next is the final full sized item.
This is the full exposure mascara.
This gives in incredible length to your eyelashes.


The last item in this little set is my favourite.
This is the Photo finish primer.
It is oil free and half the size of the original.
I love this primer.
Between this and my laura mercier primer I don't think I'd use another one.



To me this kit is very much worth the money.
I love all the items inside.
Not everyone will but it is definitely a good value for money.
It can help you get into a brand.


Whats your favourite smashbox product???

xoxo
Alex 

Wednesday, December 14

Movie Gift Guide for her AD

Hey Guys,

So I have teamed up with the Amazing Warner brothers to give you a movie gift guide for the ladies in your life.
These movies are great and I've either seen them or read them myself.

The first film I'm going to talk about is me before you. This is a heart felt film that will make you smile and cried. Its a definite tear jerker. I've read the book and it made me cry. The actors are amazing and portray the book amazingly.A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

The next film is Hot to be Single. This is such a funny film. I watched it on the plane on the way to America. It kept the 7 hour flight more entertaining. If you have a single friend or not this is perfect for a girlie night in with all the pals. This film is definitely for all those that need a good laugh.After four years of college, young Alice decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal. Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin, a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands. With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle

The next film is The Heart of the Sea. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. This film reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. 
I have not personally watched this one so I found the brief for it. I now cannot wait to watch it.

The next film is The Intern. This has one of my favourite actors in it Anne Hathaway and Robert De neiro. This is another funny film but what person does not need comedy in their life.Starting a new job can be a difficult challenge, especially if you're already retired. Looking to get back into the game, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben soon becomes popular with his younger co-workers, including Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the boss and founder of the company. Whittaker's charm, wisdom and sense of humor help him develop a special bond and growing friendship with Jules.

The last film is an absolute classic which is the Wizard of Oz. Not only have I seen this version I have seen the many adaptations of it from the muppets to a very weird episode of thats so raven. Its old school but it is amazing.When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy  and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow  that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion  who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West  to earn his help. 


So there is many films for christmas but you do not need to get the typical chick flick there are amazing choices for your girlfriend, wife, partner, mum, nan, all the females in your life theres films for us all.
If you want to pick up these titles you can buy them here

Xoxo
Alex