Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Hello my Beauties, I still cannot believe Chirstmas is upon us. Where did all that time go?

Well Happy Holidays as my friends from across the pond would say .

Here’s my first ever Holiday Gift Guide for 2014.
I hope you enjoy my top picks and find it helpful in shopping this season.

Love always, x Fran


REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion Sponge £4.20

Create a perfect canvas with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
This versatile tool allows you to apply and blend your liquid foundation for flawless results thanks to its ultra fine texture and flexible material.
Smooth and press all over the face with the sides of the sponge to blend larger areas of the face, use the tip for more precise coverage, and use the flat edge to reach the contours around the eyes and the nose.
The Miracle Complexion Sponge can be used damp or dry with liquid foundation. Wash every 1-3 uses.

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Francine says: Real Techniques by professional make up artist Sam Chapman introduces its new innovative Miracle Complexion Sponge that will give you the pixel perfect flawless base you have always dreamed of. This is one of the best sponges I have used at a fraction of the cost of beauty blender. Shop from


Inspired by the dazzling explosion of pink and gold, the ZOEVA ROSE GOLDEN Luxury Set is downright divine. Stored in a sleek, classy clutch, the luxurious brush collection comes with 8 essential handcrafted brushes for your everyday makeup routine or looks with extravagance.The kit comes with both, high quality natural hair and synthetic taklon bristles, so it can be used with cream and powder based products.

Designed with a symphony of rose golden ferrules and matte handles in Pantone ® Black 5C these luxe makeup brushes are a statement accessory for every beauty lover’s dressing table.

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Francine says: The complete brush set for to get the job done! You’ll thank me later. I love Zoeva brushes when I can’t get to a MAC store.

BAREMINERALS 6 Piece Kissing Booth Mini Moxie Lipgloss Collection

This collection of six mini lipglosses delivers sheer, vivid colour and a long-lasting mirror-like finish. Ensure your pout is looking kissable with this glossy set from bareMinerals.

1 x Big Tease (2.25ml) – a soft peach nude
1 x Lucky Lady (2.25ml) – copper peach pearl
1 x Sweet Kisser (2.25ml)  – soft rose
1 x Major Flirt (2.25ml) – pink/brown pearl
1 x Thrill Seeker (2.25ml) – soft plum
1 x Jezebel (2.25ml) – deep plum pearl

Francine says: A great little set from Bareminerals with an array of colours. also perfect as stocking fillers. These mini moxie lip glosses are tried and tested in my kit.

MURAD Celebrate Smooth Skin. £59.50

Murad Celebrate Smooth Skin Christmas Kit contains four skin quenching products to banish dry, flaky Winter skin.

The kit includes:

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, 30ml,

Rapid Collagen Infusion, 30ml,

Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, 50ml

Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for eyes, 3.5ml. Worth £160.

Shop Here and recieve a free skincare kit worth £40

Francine Says: This must own set contains my raved about holy grail moisturizer ‘Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture in a 50ml size’ What a perfect way to try skincare by Murad.
*Receive your free Murad Skincare Kit worth over £40 when you purchase any Murad product. Whilst stock lasts*

TOO FACED Chocolate bar Palette £35.10

This beautiful assortment of chocolate-inspired shades were formulated using real cocoa powder.

Encased in a playful chocolate bar tin, the rich selection of the perfect browns, neutrals, and little pops of color appeal to every candy lover.

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Francine Says: The perfect everyday palette that can transition to night time. with the added bonus of a delicious rich scent thanks to the infused cocoa powder. Just don’t eat it!
*Debenhams 10% off*

NARS Promiscuous – Lip Pencil Coffret  £30

Nars Launches the perfect set this Christmas with five provocative pout possibilities of best-selling shades in this mini Lip Coffret, housed in a sumptuous satin and patent lip-embellished pouch.


Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencils: Cruella
Sex Machine
Never Say Never
Dolce Vita

Mini Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil:
New Lover

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Francine Says: These are bolder lip colours from the prestige that is Nars Francois. The velvet matte lip pencils are iconic in the makeup scene. They last longer than your average lipsticks and don’t bleed. They are extremely comfortable to wear throughout the day.
*Exclusive to SpaceNK, or Sephora online now shipping to the Uk*

SLEEK MAKEUP ‘The Neutrals Set’ £17.99

The perfect gift set for any occasion! Be as subtle or as dramatic as you wish with our Neutrals Set. Try a pared down, daytime look with subtle eyeshadow, lashings of mascara and healthy glowing cheeks. Comes with our chic makeup bag (online exclusive).

This gift set contains:

True Colour Lipstick in Succumb

Blush in Rose Gold

i-Divine Palette in Oh So Special

Full Fat Lash Mascara

Exclusive Makeup Bag

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Francine Says: This pretty little kit will be your go to set. It contains the famous ‘Rose gold’ blush that is the closest dupe for the Nars ‘Orgasm’ blush. The pigmentation and quality you get with Sleek palettes truly surpasses the price.

URBAN DECAY Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set 3×0.8g

Loved by makeup professionals and beauty junkies alike, these bestselling eyeliners feature rich pigmentation and a fantastic colour payoff. Velvety soft, they have a never-before-seen formula which applies soft and creamy for blending and dries to a long lasting, waterproof finish which won’t budge!

24/7 Glide On Pencils are created with 50% moisturising ingredients including Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil, suspended in a waterproof formula for long lasting colour and a comfortable and smooth application.

Collection Contains:

Rockstar 0.8g – Darkest aubergine shimmer.
Zero 0.8g – Zealous black crème.
Demolition 0.8g – Deep brown matte.

Francine Says: These pencils last all day with little or no touch ups needed. These colours are perfect everyday tones with a pop of purple to spice up your look.

BENEFIT 3 Piece Iconic Collection

Collection Contains:
1 x POREfessional (22ml) – quickly minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother than smooth skin. Apply a fine layer to clean, lightly moisturised skin. Pat lightly from the centre of the face outward with fingertips. Wait seconds, then apply make-up as usual. If pores reappear, pat delicately along your T-zone over make-up and blend. 1 x Hoola Bronzing Powder (8g ) – dust this soft bronze powder over your complexion for a healthy, natural looking tan year round. Comes complete with soft, natural bristle cheek brush.1 x They’re Real Mascara (8.5g; black) – this jet black, long-lasting formula lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates your lashes.

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Francine Says: The perfect set sold at QVC uk to include one of my favourite primers Benefit’s ‘POREfessional and the iconic hula bronzer.

PHILOSOPHY HOLIDAY 2014  ‘Glowing Days Ahead Set’ £70

Meet the future of skin care. designed to reveal your best, most radiant skin in 3 simple steps, glowing days ahead features award-winning essentials destined to become the staples you turn to for beautiful skin. microdelivery exfoliating wash, purity made simple one-step facial cleanser, hope in a jar moisturiser, hope in a jar night and the microdelivery peel work in tandem to deliver visible results through advanced formulation and the definitive 3-step regimen for great skin: cleanse, peel, treat. discover a smoother, more supple, refined complexion with increased luminosity and start enjoying all your glowing days ahead.

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Francine Says: Philosophy are probably my favorite skincare brand all round. They make the most amazing micro-delivery peel that I recommend to all my brides. This year i will recommend the ‘Glowing Days Ahead’ set. i bought on my self. Best part is you receive a FREE set of 3 full sized best sellers including the famous ‘Hope in a Jar’.

ESTEE LAUDER Global Anti Ageing set £60

Best-selling essentials to keep skin soft, supple and comfortable, and to significantly reduce multiple signs of aging-all at once. This targeted system of Repair and Moisturizer formulas is designed to keep skin looking more youthful, more beautiful. Use it faithfully and see the difference. Limited-time collection includes:

Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme for All Skin types, 1.7 oz. (full-size)
Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, .5 oz.
Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti- Aging Eye Balm,.17 oz.
Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask, 1.7 oz.

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Francine Says: It is never too early to invest in anti ageing skincare. However, here’s one for my mature beauties who are on the market for something that truly works.

LORAC The Royal Lip Lustre Creme Set £16

These are highly pigmented high shine lip glosses in fill sizes. I love the colour selection in this set. hurry you can get them from and it ships to the UK.

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Francine Says: These are highly pigmented high shine lip glosses in fill sizes. I love the colour selection in this set. hurry you can get from and it ships to the UK.

To end this beautiful year, I say a HUGE thank you to you for all your love and support.

I cannot wait to see you all in the New year.

I wish you all a lovely Christmas filled with love and happiness to last forever.

x Fran

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