It’s been a while since I’ve done an Instagram Beauty Secrets roundup.  One reason for this is because I want to keep the integrity of posts to ensure that these are beauty products that celebrities & Instagrammers actually love.  Nothing #sponsored here.

Let’s get started!
Hannah Bronfman (pictured above) is no stranger here. We’ve already peeked insider of her fridge, it seems only fair to know what skin products she’s obsessed with.  Not too long ago she shared an Instagram story featuring a product created by a woman with more than 20 years of development experience in the cosmetics industry.

The backstory behind this brand is that the founder discovered its main active ingredient (Centella Asiatica) while researching ways to eliminate a stubborn scar.  Essence 27 is described as “a moisturizing booster fluid which provides the skin with the moisture it needs while enhancing cell tone.” I have no idea what “enhancing cell tone” means. But, if I had to guess, I suspect that it has something to do with keeping the skin cells plump and firm. That’s why they load this product with hyaluronic acid, known for its uber moisture retention properties.  Centella extract is been shown to have a positive effect on wound healing and collagen synthesis.  I would’ve loved to have a serum like this back when I was suffering from cystic acne.  All I cared about was finding products to reduce/eliminate acne.  I didn’t even think about using serums that helped the skin to properly repair and heal.  Years later, I’m spending lots of money to correct these deeper scars.  Looking at the price point, this is definitely a splurge item.  But, for what it claims to do, it could be a great investment.  Anytime someone with great skin gets excited about a product, I listen because it means that they notice a real difference even though their skin was already perfect.

Here’s a vid featuring Hannah as she runs through her morning skin routine.

Did you notice all the steps involved? Here’s a rundown of all the products used.

  • Line Botancials Cleanser
  • Lotion P50 from Biologique Reserche
  • Niod Copper Activator
  • Cosmetic 27 Essence + their Eye Cream
  • Bloodcream from Dr. Barbara Sterm

AMREZY OLEVIC


Mega-makeup influencer Amrezy Olevic is known for creating flawless makeup looks.  Everyone knows that in order to create a flawless look, one must start with a flawless face.  I follow her on Snapchat and have seen her without makeup countless times.  This woman’s skin is impeccable. For the longest time, she never shared any of her favorite skin care products.  Then…..one day…..she posted this with the simple caption “New Favorite Mask.”

The highlight of this mask is that it both DETOXIFIES and BRIGHTENS most detoxifying masks clean your pores and that’s it.  But Brilliant Skin claims to do both. We know that the pink clay will cleanse deeply but how does the mask brighten?  According to the brand, it brightens by helping to prevent free radical damage via ingredients like mangosteen and kelp.  If you’re in the market for a clay-based mask that also brightens through exfoliation you may want to check out this brand which features pink clay + rice enzymes to gently exfoliate the skin.  It’s also about half the price.
SHENEKA ADAMS
I check in on Sheneka’s SnapChat stories because this woman a great example of consistency.  She works out almost on a daily basis and she enjoys the finer things in life.  Every so often, she’ll share a glimpse of her favorite beauty items.
Years ago, when I first learned of the benefits of collagen, I tried and fell in love with, collagen chews.  It seems as if Sheneka is also a fan of these chewy anti-aging treats.  Hers seem way more powerful than the ones I tried.  These Collagen Replenish chews also contain hyaluronic acid to preserve internal moisture and vitamin C which is essential for collagen building.   
Sheneka deemed them as one of her best-kept beauty secrets.  I co-sign on the goodness of collagen.  If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, I suggest you start soon. Sheneka is under the age of 30 and she’s already ahead of the game.  Don’t wait until you start noticing collagen loss to supplement.  Collagen decline starts at around 20. Once we hit 30, the rate of loss increases and it only gets worse from there.  Take Sheneka’s advice of supplementing now so you can thank her later.

I don’t know about you but when I think of luxury brands – the kind of luxury fairytales are made of, one of the first that pops to mind would be Tiffany & Co. I mean it’s featured in some of the most  iconic hollywood films (Sweet Home Alabama, I’m looking at you), associated with romantic proposals whereby unsuspecting ladies are presented with that famous blue box and of course, it’s known as being one of the best gifts a girl can receive. I mean, who doesn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning to find a little blue box sitting under their tree?! 
Well, much like accessorising with your favourite Tiffany jewels, you can now accessorise in a slightly more affordable but equally as luxurious way with their brand new Eau De Parfum. Let’s face it, a spritz of a beautiful scent is the best way to finish off any outfit so what better way to do it than with Tiffany? The fact we can now get a piece of the magic for a fraction of the cost of their diamonds makes me a very happy lady. Who doesn’t want one of those blue boxes sitting proudly on their dressing table?! There’s just something so special about it, isn’t there?
In true Tiffany tradition and style, the bottle has been designed to resemble a diamond and of course, features the iconic blue branding around the neck. It also comes housed in one of famous blue boxes, meaning you get all the same luxurious presentation that you get with their jewellery. You could say it’s like having your very own super sized Tiffany diamond filled with a divine smelling scent. To summaries, the packaging is bloomin’ beautiful – it just screams luxury and class! Everything you’d expect from Tiffany of course.
Now if the packaging hasn’t already sold you, it’s time to talk about the scent itself. created by world-renowned master perfumer Daniela Andrier of Givaudan, it’s a vibrant and fresh scent for the modern female and encaptures the magic of New York – the home of Tiffany & Co. Vibrant top notes of vert de mandarin and the signature ingredient precious iris flower make for a truly feminine and sophisticated fragrance. It’s the kind you can wear both day or night – a real staple in any fragrance collection. It’s also pretty long lasting too and once settled on the skin it has warm nuances of patchouli and gentle musky notes. 
It’s available to buy online here from Debenhams and is also available in all Debenhams stores nationwide! With a starting price of only £52 for 30ml it’s much cheaper than diamonds but certainly no less luxurious! The perfect gift for a special lady in your life this Christmas or as a luxurious treat to yourself because let’s face it, we all deserve a treat now and then.
Do you like the look of Tiffany’s new creation? Would love to hear your thoughts below.
Sponsored post. However, all views are my own.

I don’t know about you but when I think of luxury brands – the kind of luxury fairytales are made of, one of the first that pops to mind would be Tiffany & Co. I mean it’s featured in some of the most  iconic hollywood films (Sweet Home Alabama, I’m looking at you), associated with romantic proposals whereby unsuspecting ladies are presented with that famous blue box and of course, it’s known as being one of the best gifts a girl can receive. I mean, who doesn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning to find a little blue box sitting under their tree?! 
Well, much like accessorising with your favourite Tiffany jewels, you can now accessorise in a slightly more affordable but equally as luxurious way with their brand new Eau De Parfum. Let’s face it, a spritz of a beautiful scent is the best way to finish off any outfit so what better way to do it than with Tiffany? The fact we can now get a piece of the magic for a fraction of the cost of their diamonds makes me a very happy lady. Who doesn’t want one of those blue boxes sitting proudly on their dressing table?! There’s just something so special about it, isn’t there?
In true Tiffany tradition and style, the bottle has been designed to resemble a diamond and of course, features the iconic blue branding around the neck. It also comes housed in one of famous blue boxes, meaning you get all the same luxurious presentation that you get with their jewellery. You could say it’s like having your very own super sized Tiffany diamond filled with a divine smelling scent. To summaries, the packaging is bloomin’ beautiful – it just screams luxury and class! Everything you’d expect from Tiffany of course.
Now if the packaging hasn’t already sold you, it’s time to talk about the scent itself. created by world-renowned master perfumer Daniela Andrier of Givaudan, it’s a vibrant and fresh scent for the modern female and encaptures the magic of New York – the home of Tiffany & Co. Vibrant top notes of vert de mandarin and the signature ingredient precious iris flower make for a truly feminine and sophisticated fragrance. It’s the kind you can wear both day or night – a real staple in any fragrance collection. It’s also pretty long lasting too and once settled on the skin it has warm nuances of patchouli and gentle musky notes. 
It’s available to buy online here from Debenhams and is also available in all Debenhams stores nationwide! With a starting price of only £52 for 30ml it’s much cheaper than diamonds but certainly no less luxurious! The perfect gift for a special lady in your life this Christmas or as a luxurious treat to yourself because let’s face it, we all deserve a treat now and then.
Do you like the look of Tiffany’s new creation? Would love to hear your thoughts below.
Sponsored post. However, all views are my own.

If you’re anything like me, you won’t be anywhere near finished with your Christmas shopping. Heck, you might not have even begun. I’ve bought a couple of bits here and there over the past few weeks but I never buy the bulk of my presents until a couple of weeks before the big day (around now basically). I know this gives some people anxiety but for me personally, I enjoy the excitement of leaving it all until the last minute and finding some bargains that are often on sale throughout December. I also have a huge family so would rather not have my house filled with presents and nowhere to store them for months before Christmas. Instead, I like to sit down a couple of weeks before, trawl through all the online shopping websites, and order lots of goodies for my nearest and dearest. In fact, as soon as I’ve finished writing this post, that’s exactly what I intend to do. 
If you’re still in need of some gift ideas for the lady in your life and she loves all things beauty, then you’re in the right place. As a blogger I’m very lucky to be sent lots of beauty products throughout the year and also Christmas gifts from some of my favourite brands so I thought it was only right I popped them all together and shared them with you guys as I know I’d personally love to receive any of these things as a gift. I’ll actually be dishing out the majority of them to my family as extra treats on top of the gifts I buy them, as theres only so many products one girl needs (and can physically store in a house haha) so fingers crossed none of them are reading this right now. If you are (I’m looking at you Nanna), please click the X now – hehe!
I’m not going to talk through every single product in this gift guide as lets face it – I’ll be here all day. However, I am going to split them into categories and add the link to each item (I’ll make sure I find the cheapest deals to include) so you guys can go directly to buy the item if anything catches your eye! All I will say is that every single brand included in this post is a brand I genuinely love and have used personally – brands like Elemis, Bare Minerals, Jo Malone and Urban Decay make it into my gift guide every single year and it’s because I genuinely love their products so much and would recommend them as gifts for anyone! So without me rambling any more, here’s the products featured and where you can find them …

Makeup / Beauty Products
Skincare & Home Scents

Fragrance 

Miscellaneous 
I hope you like all the products I chose to include guys! I’ve also included some links below to none-beauty gift ideas that I’d personally love to receive on Christmas Day. I hope it helps and you get some inspirations for the lady in your life. Let me know if you buy any of my recommendations – I’d love to know what you got!

Every time I see a selfie with some girl caring for her skin with a mask, I always think to myself, “I should mask more often.”  I want to be one of those people whose stay with flawless skin because of masking on the regular.

Sometimes my laziness kicks in and stops me from being great.  The easier the process, the more likely I am to actually mask at random times like before heading out.  Recently, I’ve been introduced to a few masks that have changed my entire routine and I couldn’t be happier.
The good folks at The Body Shop sent me a few of their masks to try.  The first was their Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask.  I absolutely loved it! It’s so reminiscent of my favorite clearing mask of all time (GlamGlow).  They did such an amazing job with the formula, packaging, and best of all, the price.  You can check out my full review here.

I was elated when a few more of their masks came in the mail.  With the change of season, I wanted something that could help keep my skin clear but with hydrating qualities.  That’s when their Japanese Matcha Tea and Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask came into my life.  Both formulas work hard to keep the skin clear. But they aren’t the traditional mud mask formula that you ‘re used to.

First, let’s discuss the Pollution Clearing Japanese Matcha Mask.  I like to classify it as a hydrating, clearing mask.  Meaning it removes impurities without leaving the face dry and tight.  Instead of clay, it’s water-based and formulated nourishing ingredients like shea butter, olive oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, and various extracts.  If that wasn’t enough, they’ve also included tiny apricot seed granules for a little bit of exfoliation action as you rinse it away.  It’s a wonderful purifying mask for fall & winter.

 I’m also digging their Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask.  This one as an anti-acne powerhouse that promises to clear your skin while you sleep.  It pairs two potent acne fighters – tea tree oil & salicylic acid- to help you wake up to clearer skin in the morning.  The texture of the mask is light, gel-like and very soothing. Typically, my skin behaves when temperatures drop so I haven’t gotten much use from this mask yet. But, come summertime, I will rely heavily on this cooling mask to keep pimples at bay.

I was fortunate to sample just a few of their amazing masks but they have so many others I want to try.  On my wishlist are the British Rose plumping mask and the Ethiopian Honey Nourishing formula.

If you love masks, you have to check out Body Shop’s line.  I think they did an excellent job. And, thanks to the Body Shop, I’m now happily masking several times a week.