Firstly... The Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. IV
This is an amazing set. I have always loved Urban Decay eyeshadows, the pigments are second to none. This set is so pretty and it comes with the following
I also decided to take advantage of the sales and buy myself another eyeshadow palette, this time with more neutral shades for my kit. I bought myself a bargain from Apothecary which is sold at House of Fraser. I got an eyeshadow palette for £13 which was usually sold for £26. I was slightly sceptical of the quality as I had never heard of this brand before. However I have pleasantly surprised and proved wrong! The eyeshadows look beautiful on and the colour palette ranges from soft neutral skintones through to bronzes and gun metal greys. It also comes with a set of false eyelashes, which I haven't tried yet, a liquid highlighter, black pencil eyeliner and two lipglosses. These other products are okay- not the best but they aren't the worst I've seen in kits like this. The real highlight here is the eyeshadows and the mock book packaging which contains them. I will do some demos for both these eyeshadow palettes very soon.
I also received some fabulous skincare from one of my favourite brands- Kiehls. I received a beautiful gift box with the Acai Damage-Repairing Serum, Acai Damage-Correcting Moisturizer and Acai Balance Protecting Toning Mist, Midnight Recovery Eye Cream and a sample size of my favourite and previously mentioned face oil in this post the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I have been using the Acai products for over two weeks as well as the Eye concentrate and I have started to notice a difference in the texture of my skin.
"The Acai range according to Kiehl's website should - Activates skin’s own renewal process to help repair visible effects of oxidative skin damage, Improve appearance of skin discoloration, evens skin texture, and provides a natural tightening effect."
I have to say that I have definately noticed an improvement in the colouration of my skin and it has improved the redness and the uneven-ness that I have. A really luxurious yet practical set of skincare and yet another set of treatments from Kiehls which I absolutely love!
What beauty products did you received this Christmas? Part two of my beauty haul to come later this week...