Christmas '14 | Haul Post

Christmas present haul 2014 ft. miette, hummingbird, swarovski, benefit, viktor & rolf, lush
I know I'm not the only one who enjoys nosing around other bloggers' Christmas presents, this time of year, so I figured I'd throw together a little 'haul' post - even if it is nearly a week after the 'big day'. (Insert the usual disclaimer about not bragging, just sharing, here.)
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot, Lush Cosmetics Snow Fairy, Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon
I was very lucky, with the beauty gifts I got, this year; Lush's 'Snow Fairy' is my favourite seasonal beauty product ever, and it's always on my list for Santa, so I was pretty excited to unwrap this giant bottle.
Anyone who knows me (or reads my blog) probably knows about my obsession healthy interest with Benefit blushers, so their 'Cheeky Sweet Spot' is my idea of heaven. It's a selection of 6 of their best-selling blushers and bronzers, as well as a sample size of their 'Watts Up' highlighter, and I haven't stopped using it since I got it.
Having been a huge fan of Viktor & Rolf's 'Flowerbomb' ever since its release, I knew 'BonBon' was the one for me from the moment I caught a whiff of it in the perfume department at work - and I was definitely right.
Miette Bakery Cookbook and Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook
It's no big secret that I'm a bit of an amateur baker (the evidence is in my archive), and both the Miette Bakery cookbook and The Hummingbird Bakery's latest release are welcome additions to my ever-expanding collection. Now I just have to find the time to actually bake...
Swarovski Stardust Double Bracelet in Vintage Rose with Rose Gold Clasp
Last but definitely not least, my favourite Christmas present this year ever: my beloved Swarovski Stardust bracelet! I've been in love with the Stardust collection ever since I saw Miranda Kerr in their Stardust campaign, so I could not have been more pleased when this arrived under the tree; this is the Vintage Rose 'Double' bracelet, but they come in a huge selection of colours, and in the single option, too.
What did Santa bring you for Christmas? Are you as nosey as I am when it comes to Christmas 'hauls'?
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The Body Shop 'Lipscuff' Lip Exfoliator | Product Review

Although winter is, by far, my favourite season, it does nothing for my skin, lips, or hair; all three dry out, without fail, the second the weather starts getting cooler, and it can be a real pain to adjust the beauty routine accordingly. Seeing as I've been trying to branch out into bolder lip colours, this year, finding a decent lip scrub became pretty important for winter prep, and unfortunately I've never been a huge fan of the Lush lip scrubs, so I went on the lookout for something a little different.
Thankfully, when I was hiding from the rain in The Body Shop a couple of weeks ago, I spotted a tube of 'Lipscuff' on display, and I knew my problems were over. I'd been a huge fan of this product, a few years ago, when it seemed to disappear - constantly unavailable on the website and seemed impossible to get in-store - and I was devastated.

Luckily for me, it's back, and every bit as amazing as I'd remembered it.
Lipscuff is a mint-scented exfoliator which is incredibly easy to use: simply apply as you would a normal lipstick, rub your lips together, and remove the excess with a tissue, and you're good to go! It moisturises at the same time as exfoliating, so it creates a perfect base for lip colour, too.
Would I recommend it? In a heartbeat. It lasts for ages, and makes your lips silky smooth in one use. What else could you ask for?
Lipscuff is available from The Body Shop stores nationwide, or on their website, here for an RRP of £8.
What are your go to winter survival products?
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