Christmas is my favourite time of year and I have a huge family so I find myself buying presents all year round. And as much as I’m organised; I’m absolutely dreadful at buying gifts. I feel the pressure to try and get the best present ever that I end up stressing myself out so I resort to having a lie down instead. Shopping with me is a nightmare, I know.
Luckily, Christmas just got easier with the Lexicon Gift Card. Spending money is NOT an issue for me at all but, whenever I get a gift card I always struggle to find something I want to buy with it. But, the Lexicon approached me and offered me a shopping spree using their new gift card and I was pleasantly surprised. You can put any value between £5 – £1,000 on the card to be used at over 70 shops and restaurants, making it the easiest gift ever.
Unfortunately I have already completed my Christmas shopping this year which meant that I spent my gift card on gifts for me (what a shame). The first thing I bought was a rose gold metallic clutch from Topshop as it’s exactly what I needed for my work Christmas party outfit and the colour is sooo gorgeous it would have been rude not to buy it.My favourite thing about the Christmas season are the makeup gift sets (probably because of the cute packaging). I love NYX lipsticks so when I saw their Rome – City Kit I had to have it. The city kit comes with a full sized soft matte lip creme and a face/eye palette. I’ve only used NYX lipsticks and their bronzer so I’m really excited to try out more of their products. I loved the mirror inside but I thought the box is quite clunky and considering I do my make-up on the train 90% of the time I can’t imagine using it much as it’s not travel friendly.
The next gift set I bought with was the Sleek Mini Matte Me. I’ve never used any Sleek makeup but I’ve heard that their matte lipsticks are amazing so I thought I’d try it out. The bight red lipstick was the thing that stood out to me and I do really like the dusty pink colour but I’m unsure on the last two lipsticks in the box.
I saw that Missguided launched a beauty range not too long ago and I’ve read mixed reviews about how good the products are. I love buying highlighters so when I saw this palette I thought it’ll be the best time to try their range. I’ve swatched the gold shade ‘Call My Bluff’ and it seemed more glitter than shimmer but the box is cute and has a mirror inside so it’s perfect for on the go.
The Ordinary has so much hype around the brand and loads of people say how great their skincare is. First impressions were slightly off as I was so shocked at how cheap their products are so it made me skeptical on whether it’ll be high quality. I bought the High-Adherence Silicone Primer and it made my foundation look 10x better and minimised the look of my pores. For only £4 I’ll be stocking up on these until I die.
I absolutely love the Real Techniques brushes and although I use my beauty blender for foundation application I hate using it dry so it’s awful for taking it on the train. I had to go to Manchester for work a couple of months ago and bought a Real Techniques mini foundation brush to keep in my bag and it was a lifesaver. So decided to get their mini contour brush and see if it’s just as useful.
I was given so many little goodies alongside the gift card like a couple of No7 lipsticks and travel sized Moschino perfumes which I still haven’t opened yet but can’t wait to use. I had a great time shopping at The Lexicon and they have loads of Christmas events going on between now and January which can be found on their website.
*Rare footage of me with my 150 billion make up palettes*
More information about events at the Lexicon or the Lexicon gift card can be found on their website. #sponsored