Affordable Holiday Beauty Gifts 2021

After a rather chaotic past 2 years, it’s safe to say this Holiday we will be treating our loved ones a little bit more, and here are some of my favourite sets £30 and under available at beauty retailers in the UK.

Its always a struggle to get certain gifts however this year I’ve found that holiday sets are packed full of products to try, which is perfect after not being able to keep up with new launches from brands.

Read on to find out what I’ve found at my local Boots store and take some inspiration for gifting!

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Nintendo Online Expansion: The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina of Time

When I watched Nintendo Direct, I was not prepared for the gasp that left my body when I saw Ocarina of Time come up on my screen with the possibility of Majora’s Mask coming onto it as well. I thankfully pay monthly for my Nintendo Online, so I was prepared to accept for the Expansion I would probably have to pay upwards of £40 on the spot to access it. If you know me, The Legend of Zelda has a special place in my heart, it was the first game I had that locked me in, I was able to discuss with class mates and helped me escape as a child.

Thankfully in the UK it was £34.99, a lot cheaper than I anticipated, which as a birthday treat for myself purchased on launch day. For me this must have been the 12th, minimum, playthrough of OOT, as I’m one of those fan girls who own a copy on every system. So as I was playing I had certain expectations of the port as I have played the N64, Wind Waker special edition version, and recently started a new save on the Collectors Edition so it was pretty fresh in my head up until the Water Temple boss fight for me. This will be more of a how I got on, not a review of the games story, with slight spoiler images. How did I find playing this version? Read on to find out.

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The Body Shop relaunch Cardiff

I was invited to the Body Shop Relaunch event with my friend Abbie to see how the shop looks now it’s had a makeover. It’s found inside St David’s Cardiff opposite the escalators that lead into St David’s 2. The Body Shop is all about being sustainable and eco friendly, so this was factored into its new and improved store.

The store even before entering looked a lot more open, brighter, and spacious. Read below to see how we both got on!

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Femmelux clothing haul

Femmelux contacted me again to do a piece on their clothing available to spring so I happily accepted as I’ve really enjoyed bringing you clothing posts to showcase what they have for a fuller figure from their website!

Femmeluxe is a fashion brand and website that caters to sizes XS-XL selling a range of clothing such as lounge wear, party dresses, every day dresses, active wear and coats.

This time I went for a more practical approach and picked lounge wear and some pieces to have ready in time for places to open up post covid. Take a look and see what I got below.

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YSL Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer

I’m not a fan of silicone based primers, however I thought I would give this a try as I received it as part of a try me bag through my work.

I’ve never got on with silicone primers, mainly as it clogs my pores resulting in breakouts, slides my makeup around in oily places and just makes my makeup sit very poorly. However, I love trying things and being proved wrong and finding new things to use.

This primer retails for £32 for 30ml, comes in a glass bottle with gold lid which sits very nicely next to other YSL products.

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Look of the day 12/2/2021

Products used:

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer SPF40 £32

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’R Instant Retouch Concealer – shade 240 £19

Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’R Bronzer – Caramel Cutie £25

Makeup Revolution Beauty – Alexis Stone Palette – £20

Makeup Revolution Beauty Cut Crease Canvas £6

Sugarpill – Poison Plum as blusher £13

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter – Chillz £28

NYX Shine Loud – Make It Work £11

No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Sculpting Pencil – Brunette £9

Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara £26

Doll Lashes – Love Lace £10

Additional information: Necklace Lovisa. Dress: Femmeluxe (gifted)

The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild Review

As a huge Zelda fan, I knew I wanted to get the Switch instead of the Lite version purely because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the game on a hand held system when the time came for me to invest in Breath of the Wild. Before I get any Zelda game, I try not to look up anything because I don’t want to ruin the storyline or gameplay so I went into playing this completely blind, not knowing what to expect. This post is based purely on the base BoTW game and not it’s expensions.

Link, with his Master Sword.

This review will not contain any spoilers! Feel free to read to see what the gameplay is like without ruining the story if you’re considering purchasing.

I paid £37.99 for this as I used my gold to pay towards it, as well as it being included in the Nintendo Shop Sale.

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Femmeluxe Clothing Haul

Working again with Femmeluxe, I’m bringing you a haul of clothes they kindly sent for me to review here.

I was kindly sent 2 dresses and 2 sets of lounge wear that I have tried out. As usual I found clothes that I can find practicality with so I can wear to work, wear out and get a good use out of them so I can give my honest opinions.

Femmeluxe is a fashion brand and website that caters to sizes XS-XL selling a range of clothing such as lounge wear, party dresses, every day dresses, active wear and coats.

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I heart revolution Heartbreakers Lucky Palette review

I’ve been having a massive makeup clear out during lockdown and have donated or given away items I haven’t used or gently used. My collection had a lot of nudes or same colour stories so it’s time to revamp and add additional colours and products I don’t have.

I realized I lacked green eyeshadows, and for my complexion and eye colour I adore greens, especially mixed with golds and plums. I had a quick browse in Superdrug and found this cute palette for just £5, and having some Revolution / I heart Revolution makeup previously I picked it up.

This is the lucky Palette from their Heartbreaker line, which consists of tones of green and pops of colour which complement each other.

 

See below what I thought of this palette!

Price: £5

Available from: Superdrug, Revolution

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L’oreal Colorista Washout Yellow Neon review

I dye my hair, a lot, if you hadn’t noticed by now! Growing up with a mother as a hairdresser, from the age of 15 have always had some sort of colour in my hair. It is kind of like a security blanket, but I don’t feel myself if my hair is brown or blonde, it has to have some splash of colour in it!
I found the Colorista Yellow Washout on an end of line clearance and was skeptical. Some yellows I have had in the past such as Crazy Colour, W7 or Directions didn’t come out very yellow, even on the lightest parts of my hair. I initially got this colour to mix it in with reds and oranges but thought why not try it on its own to create my ombre hair.

I think I paid £3 for this, but normal Colorista products retail for around £7.

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