It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas With Kiehl’s

Kiehl's Christmas gift box set

Here’s a little fact of today which will FREAK you out…  There are only 36 more sleeps till Christmas!!!  And in 6 weeks (plus 1 day), we start the NEW YEAR – 2014!!!  Isn’t that crazy?  Okay, maybe I’m the only one who has not registered this in my head till today… after all, I have been living a “hermit” lifestyle for the last couple of weeks since my maternity leave kicked in and I haven’t really gone out much so yeah, I haven’t even seen a Christmas tree yet!  Or maybe I have, but I have baby blinkers on…??  Anyway, I only realised that Christmas was round the corner when I received this Christmassy package from Kiehl’s – a beautiful red box wrapped in a white bow – which prompted me to sing “It’s beginning to look like a lot like Christmas…” and that’s all the lyrics I know to that song 😛

So what was inside my special Kiehl’s box…?


It Takes 10 Special Products To Reveal A Secret Little Sister

Don’t let the title confuse you.  I have a special treat for you all today which is why I am blogging at the early hours…I’m about to reveal something I have been working on for the past few weeks.  You know how Buffy had Angel…and Grey’s Anatomy had Private Practice…and Friends had Joey?  Like a spin-off.  Well, The Best Beauty Blog has a spin-off or in more endearing terms, a little sister!  How exciting, right?  So if you’re interested in finding out where she’s hiding, read on.

We’re going to play a mini game hidden amongst ten special products.  Take the first letter of every beauty brand featured here and you will spell the name of The Best Beauty Blog’s little sister.  Add a dotcom to the end of the word and I hope to see you all over there.  If you’re not interested, I’ll be back here tomorrow for our 3rd Urban Decay date.

Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour in Mulberry* – Only 5000 of these babies were made so get your paws on them quickly! It’s a beautiful sheer plummy shade on lips and contains lanolin to soothe dry chapped lips.  Perfection!

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Faux Pas* – You saw my nails yesterday.  Need I say more?

Prestige Liquid Eyeliner in Black – This is the first liquid eyeliner I ever used and I think I’m on my 8th bottle.  It’s not the best liquid eyeliner out there, but it reminds me of my younger days when I use it.

Schwarzkopf Straight & Glossy Anti-Frizz Serum* – Tames my flyaways and makes my hair shiny; not greasy.

TriShave 3 in 1 Shave Créme for Women* – My armpits have been happily moisturised, rash-free and smelling like roses since using this.  Cheers to TriShave for being an ABBW sponsor.

AUM Line Minimising Cream* –  Organic skincare product which helps protect against photodamage – what’s not to like?  Check out their entire range.

L’Occitane Rose Lip Gloss Délice des Fleurs* – Deluxe lip gloss in a tin and smells delish and looks fab on my lips!  Check out L’Occitane’s new Aussie website.

Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner* – A refreshing and non-drying toner to soothe my dry skin.  Kiehl’s are the best for having another awesome price drop in Australia – don’t forget to enter the competition to win $200 worth of vouchers.

Endota Lavender & Alpine Pepper Hand Cream* – Great handbag companion.  Endota Spa have a spa-cation competition right now.

Revlon Beyond Natural Defining Mascara – I use this for my subtle “no make-up” make-up days.

(Note : All products not marked with * were purchased by me.)

Okay, so did you get the name of my new blog?  If you really cannot be bothered, please click here and it will magically take you there!

Colour Blocking Make-Up Look

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Following on from the Cute Colour Block nails from Monday, today I give you colour blocking make-up which is a recent trend and I love it!  Loud, bold colours are right up my street.  And the best thing is that I can just slap on the one colour on the lid and another on the lower lash line.  No need for blending with base shades, accent colours and whatnot.