2 more mince pies…

Yeah sorry guys but the 12 days of Christmas puns are back with a bang. You thought I’d leave them in 2015, but nope, like a boomerang they’ve bounced right back 😂

Anyway the second advent windows have been opened bright and early this morning and I can proudly say I’m using both products today!

So starting with M&S this time; they have given me a glorious Filorga Meso Mask on this cold wintery morning. Which is fab because what more could I want on such a cold day (besides a hot toddy and a pair of socks) than a hydrating mask to pamper with when I get home?!

This brand is formulated in Parisian Laboratories to provide products with the ultimate anti ageing ingredients. So you know you’re in a for a treat.

To buy, it’s £55 per 50ml so it is a real treat I’d say. But you know it’s going to be awesome at that price ☺️

This mask should be applied liberally all over the face (including the eye contour) and neck, then allow it to work its magic for 15-30 minutes. In the meantime you can be catching up on my latest blogs 😉

Next, remove the mask with a damp cotton pad and marvel at how radiant, plumped and gorgeous your skin looks. If this mask was a man, I’d strongly recommend marrying him. Yes it’s THAT good.

Use this once or twice a week as a treat and your skin will have so much glow, people will need their sunnies.

Anyway onto today’s winner. You just can’t beat it. No matter how hard you try.

Yes lovelies, it’s Charlotte’s magic cream. The one and only ultimate dream cream!

This is the original cream that Charlotte herself formulated way back when she was on sets performing her makeup artistry on A* celebs! And all of them were transfixed by the results! They all wanted her cream, so she made it available to purchase, now everyone is obsessed!!

It’s no ordinary moisturiser, this cream gives the most beautiful natural glow, as well as smoothing out any imperfections.

When I use this cream, I don’t need a primer for my makeup because it’s the perfect base, I’d be wasting a product if I used both at once.

So if you don’t like too many products on your dressing table, pick up this beauty and it’ll do everything you want it to and more. Although it is a tad pricey at a whopping £70 per 50ml.

So it was a very expensive skincare day today, and CT takes the trophy for day 2. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?

All my love beauties 😘xo

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On the First Day of Christmas…

So it begins.

I told you December was within touching distance didn’t I Beauties!

And what better day to fall on than Fri-yay, no less.

So the first day of Christmas brings many joys to my household. 1 of them being the glorious ritual of putting up the decs. So naturally the glitter has found every available surface to settle on, which my little puppy has discovered he likes to eat 😑

However my personal favourite ritual is the opening of the advent calendars. Beauty advents are obviously why you guys are here, but let me tell you my chocolate advent addiction is reaching an all time high (or low. Defo a low since I’ve currently got 3 on the go).

So hopefully you all remembered your preferred bevvy; boozy or not (shoutout to all you guys at work for the weekend reading this on your tea break 😘)

Now let’s get started! Kicking off with Charlotte Tilbury’s fabulous magic box.

Firstly I need to talk about the price. £150.

150 smackers for a 12 day Beauty box sounds like pure madness when it’s put like that. Plus the products are mainly minis too! Makes me wonder if I’ve got my money’s worth or not…🤔

This box doesn’t actually have the traditional numbered days of advent so I technically can’t really call it a calendar. However it does give you the freedom to pick and choose what drawer you open, and when. But I can safely say that box is definitely staying on my dresser as a beauty organiser once Christmas is over.

Just look how beautiful it is!! 😍

So box number 1 gave me the gorgeous gift of WONDER GLOW.

I’ve been using this as a base before my makeup mostly, since it’s a light textured moisturising cream; however it has the most stunning light reflecting particles which gives your skin such a stunning, glowy, healthy complexion.
l drop in with my foundation to give my look a bit of a lift.
uct! but i just wish they had made the size a bit bigger than 30 ml!

But as if 1 Beauty Advent was enough?!

My second box is from the one and only M&S.

Worth a whopping £250 (however you only pay £35) And with 25 Little houses of products, I know which box is already my fave.

So House number 1 opened up to reveal one of my personal faves. The Amazing Radiance Body Glow Lotion by Rosie for Autograph.

This lightly tinted lotion is beautifully fragranced using Rosie’s own perfume. Combined with its light shimmer, it gives any skin tone a gorgeous warmth and glow without looking streaky or orange, or making your clothes all gross and dirty! Just what everybody needs for this time of year when everything starts to look a bit flat and dull. My little tip would be to use on your décolleté for a flattering highlighted glow without the need for fake tan.

Both products are very impressive today! But M&S wins my vote since the product size is classed as a travel size (50ml) rather than CT’s Deluxe sample (30ml). I’d have thought for the price point, they might have been more generous.

Anyway I’ll see you all tomorrow Beauties, all my love, Sophs xo

Dressed to the NINES! 

Well well well nine days into December and only 3 Windows left to open for the Benefit Advent. I’m quite sad that the comparison posts are nearly a thing of Christmas past however saying that I’m super excited for what other fantastic little gems M&S have to offer. 

So the wondrous windows of glory from the advent calendars opened up this morning and gave to me the Filorga Time Filler (M&S) and the Bad Gal Lash Mascara (Benefit).

  
Today’s review for M&S will have a bit of a twist since it’s not me reviewing the product; it’s my nan. Incase you’ve not heard of Filorga before they are a very precise and scientific brand that test all of their formulas in specialist laboratories in France several times to ensure the product they create, bottle and sell to us Lovely ladies (or gents, No stereotypes here) is the best it can get, doing exactly what it says on the tin. 

Naturally a review for an anti ageing product should come from a person who would benefit from what it does as a product, which is not me since I’m 21 with virtually wrinkle free skin (at the moment, anyway). So I called for the help of my wonderful Nan to review the time filler. I thought she’d be a bit touchy about it being an anti ageing cream however she was more thrilled at the prospect of getting something for free no matter what it was! 

After one use as an addition to her regular moisturiser, Nan says that the cream smoothed onto her skin really evenly and it left no greasy film or patches on the top layer of skin like some cheaper anti ageing creams. She loves how soft her skin felt after using the cream and how gentle it was to use on the thin skin around the eyes.

As a high end product you expect the best results so after the continual use, I will keep you posted on how it works out for nan. 

  
Onto the 3rd mascara I have received during Blogmas and the 184th in my mass ocean of mascaras I have to swim through every morning just to get to the mirror. 

Bad Gal Lash is totally different to the other mascaras I’ve reviewed in the last week since the brush is a soft bristle brush wand. This type of wand is loved by so many of you since it’s so delicate when applying it. The plastic comb of Roller Lash and They’re Real! is the best wand for lash separation which is why they’re both so popular but they can also be a bit too vigorous and unkind to our fragile lash lines. So the next best alternative would be a soft brush wand like the Bad Gal Lash has. It concentrates more on giving volume than lengthening and curling lashes but if you have an eyelash curler handy, I’m sure you’ll be best friends with it in no time.

So in conclusion of this I don’t think there’s a winner today since I don’t have a real overview of the Filorga. But in hindsight I loved using the Bad Gal Lash mascara as it gave me a totally different look, and my nan is enjoying using her new expensive face cream; so we’re all winning today!