Six Festive Lip Colours

Now I am all for a deep red lip at Christmas time, it's traditional and always classically beautiful. But, if you're from the southern hemisphere like me, rich red or berry hues aren't always what we want to reach for in the summer months. In this post I have tried to feature the best of both worlds. Three darker, wintery shades and three brighter shades, perfect for a warmer climate. And the best part? They're almost all drugstore - so they're totally affordable.

❄︎ Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick - 625 Are You Red-dy
❄︎ Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - 850 Plum Velour
❄︎ MAC Matte Lipstick - Russian Red
❄︎ Australis Colour Inject Moisturising Mineral Lipstick - Flamenco
❄︎ Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick - 677 Siren
❄︎ Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick - 515 Coral Crush

What's your favourite lip colour to wear during the Christmas season?

Cheap and Cheerful! 10 Christmas Gifts Under $20

Christmas is fast approaching and if you're anything like me, there's still a lot of shopping to be done! Here's a few gift ideas you can pick up for under $20, perfect for any last minute gifts or Secret Santas with a $20 limit. I tried to include a variety of different items, so even if you don't end up buying one of these gifts, hopefully it sparks some inspiration for you!

And if all else fails, there's always chocolate.
1. You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyoncé Mug - $16
2. Little Snow Fairy Gift Pack - $13.95
3. Pineapple Sleep Shorts - $10
4. Geo Metallic Tealight Holder - $5
5. T24U Tea Kit - $18
6. Lindt Lindor Balls Gift Box - $18
7. Savvy Cosmetics Brush Set - $9.99
8. Masters of Wisdom: HH The Dalai Lama - $6.99
9. Harajuku Lovers Eau De Toilette Collection 5 Pack - $9.99
10. Artesian Mini Candle Black Gold - $20 (I know, I kind of cheated with this one!)

How's your Christmas shopping going? Are you a last minute shopper like me?

Olay Moisturising Cream Review

I'm sure most of you have heard of Olay before and probably even used some of their products in the past. It's one of those classic brands that has been around forever and is always reliable. For me, the Olay moisturising lotion was one of the first skin care items I ever started using, I remember my Mum purchasing it for me in my early teens. When I was looking for a new night cream a few months ago I came across this old school gem once again and decided to pick up the cream version. I am SO glad that I did!

 First things first, I absolutely love the scent of Olay products, it isn't too strong or overpowering and it brings back all those memories of using the lotion it when I was younger. The texture is also really nice, it's thick and rich without feeling to heavy or greasy on the skin and it sinks in really quickly. My skin always feels so much softer and more hydrated after using it.

Previously I was using the Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream which I still really like but is a bit too heavy for me in spring and summer. I found the Olay cream to be a little bit lighter, which is perfect as my skin tends to become slightly oilier in the warmer months.

If you've never tried an Olay moisturiser before, (unless your skin is very sensitive to even a slight fragrance, or you have extremely dry skin that requires a heavy moisturiser) I would absolutely recommend trying one of them out. As I mentioned the lotion used to be a skin care staple of mine and I'm very happy to have the cream version back in my life!

Let me know if you've tried any Olay products out and your thoughts!

My Top 10 Christmas Gift Packs

I've been browsing through the hundreds of different gift packs on offer this year and, if I'm completely honest, I'm lusting after most of them. But I managed to narrow them down to the 10 that I'm most excited about. There's a bit of everything here, from skin care to make up, nail polish and fragrance. I'd be pretty stoked to open up any of these on Christmas day.

1. For the girl who loves silky smooth locks - Bumble and Bumble Non-Stop Softness Set
2. For the perfume collector - Vera Wang Princess EDT Gift Set
3. For the lipstick lover - Too Faced Melted Kisses Set
4. For the girl who loves a soak in the tub - Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Bath Oil Collection
5. For the girl who likes to pamper her skin - Essano Rosehip 3 Steps To Gorgeous Gift Pack
6. For the Narsissist - Nars Laser Cut Set
7. For the make up beginner - Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette
8. For the girl who deserves a bit of luxury - Hourglass Ambient Blush Wardrobe
9. For the girl who always has the perfect manicure - Ciaté Candy Cane House
10. For the girl who loves a Sunday pamper sesh - Make Up Store Spa 3 Piece Collection

If these gift packs are a little outside your price range don't worry, I'm planning a cheap and cheerful Christmas gift guide, which will be up soon!

What's on your Christmas list this year?