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Raining Cake is a UK Fashion and Beauty Blog which features regular outfit posts and beauty product reviews.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Christmas Beauty Gift Guide

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Perfumes and Perfume Boxes - Every year, without fail, perfume is always on the top of my list. Why? Because it never disappoints. I love receiving a new one each year as it reminds me of that particular Christmas which is always so lovely. This year, I have picked out a variety and included high street and luxury scents in the mix. Calvin Klein's Eternity, Thierry Mugler's Angel and Marc Jacobs Daisy are classic favourites. The latest launch from Gucci, named Bamboo is soft, yet intense scent encased in a beautiful bottle. Highstreet wise, the White Grace fragrance from Tesco Beauty is a gorgeous floral scent and the Avon Attraction has more seductive, musky side to it. The bottle is also very unique and fits perfectly with the men's version. The Ghost box set will make great gifts for any Ghost perfume lovers like me (hee!) as they're scents are so easy to wear and Chloe is another classic favourite.
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Make Up and Nails - Make up sets have become increasingly popular as gift ideas so no wonder all brands have jumped on the bandwagon and created their very own Christmas collections. Benefit has always been a winner with their tin sets and the REAL Cheeky Party Set is perfect for blusher lovers as it contains five of the most famous ones. The other palette not to be missed is the Bareminerals Royal Court the Enchanted collection. It is a trio of three face colours designed to contour, highlight and luminise the skin. On to nails, Mavala's sets are always great for stocking fillers, especially the baubles. The one featured above is Magic Snow which is great as a top coat for festive nails. If you know of anyone who is a gel nail fan, then I may have the perfect gift for you. The Gelled LED Nail System is an at-home kit that gives beautiful, glossy nails in a flash and it is so easy to use as well. The kit contains it's own compact curing light which means you can take it away on holiday and still be able to create lovely looking nails.
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Body, Hair and Skin - Whether you're buying for your a friend, mum, aunt, sister etc, a body, hair or skin care set will always go down a treat. My favourite ones are the Davines Hair set for coloured hair, the Dermalogica Active Moist set and the Philosophy Twinkling Snowflake set. The Sienna X Christmas Cracker, again will make the perfect stocking filler, alongside the Molten Brown Festive bauble and Joules Marvellously Mini Soaps.
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Candles - Ahh, I do love a good candle and quite honestly, they do also make the most perfect gifts. Yankee Candle is an obvious favourite and never fails to disappoint, this set contains two Christmas scents, Christmas Memories and Angel's Wings. Next have also come trumps up with their home range and this Tonka Bean and Myrrh candle is beautifully packaged in an amazing silver glass jar that will be great for storing make up brushes in after. Lastly, the Silent Night candle from Proto-col is probably my favourite of the four. The relaxing combination of Ylang Ylang and Lavender will send anyone off to dreamland with ease and is perfect for the cold, winter evenings too.

I hope you found this gift guide useful, let me know if you pick up any of these as gifts this Christmas. Happy Shopping!

*This post contains PR samples.

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Monday, 23 November 2015

New Room Decor and GIVEAWAY!

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Finally, my new room is done! After four solid days of decorating, here's a little snippet in to my new boudoir. 

As you can see, I opted for grey walls, with white furniture and a touch of copper decorations. I'm also going to slowly add some more wall art and pictures to personalise it a bit more. My current frame and prints are all ordered from Cheerz, a photo printing site that is super easy to navigate round to get all your memories printed and stored at your pleasure. My bed is the classic Leirvik from Ikea, bedding and pillows are from Primark and Asda. The rest of the bits and bobs are from TK Maxx, Tiger and Homebase. TK Maxx is actually one of my favourite places to shop for homeware at the moment, they have such a variety of things and all at affordable prices which is great.

I may do another room tour post in the coming year, maybe a little peak in to my make up collection and wardrobe area, let me know if you'd like to see that. In the meantime, the lovely people over at Cheerz have offered three of you's the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend on their site. All you have to do is follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below and three winners will be chosen at random. The competition rules are listed below, good luck!

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Giveaway rules:

- Must complete all the steps in the Rafflecopter widget
- Giveaway ends of the 6th December 2015
- Three winners chosen at random will each win a £20 voucher
- If you are under 16, please obtain your parents permission before entering
- Open to the UK only (I will be hosting an international giveaway soon)

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

VIDEO: Three Minute Make Up Challenge

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Eeeek! Three minutes to do my make up? That is one crazy challenge. Watch and see how I get on. I hope you enjoy it and don't forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it.
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Friday, 20 November 2015

KIKO Midnight Siren Collection - Limited Edition

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Another day, another make up collection and this time, we're talking all things KIKO. The limited edition collection, Midnight Siren really is one of kind, I mean, just check out that packaging! They honestly never disappoint on that front and each time, they up their game massively. 

Let's start with the globe-esque Silk Pearl Illuminating Bronzer and Cream Radiance Highlighter, since they're the ones that caught my eye the most. The formula of these are honestly, so, so beautiful, especially the bronzer. The powder is super soft, smooth and ever so pigmented which is great for giving that subtle glow with only a small amount used. It blends very easily on to the skin and provides just the right amount of warmth making it perfect for the colder months. The highlighter has the same powder formula as the bronzer and this one that I have is Twilight Gold, which is more of a yellow gold shade. There is also a champagne coloured shade called Alluring Sand which is just as gorgeous. Again, this is perfectly pigmented and just a hint will give the right amount of highlight to the skin. While on the subject of skin, the Moonlight Oil Serum is a combination of both serum and oil. It is specially balanced to brighten, invigorate and detoxify the skin to restore elasticity and improve tone. I love the fact that it has  a dropper applicator which means you know exactly how much you're using to avoid wastage and it's also hygienic. 

Eyes wise, I have the Shape & Shimmer Eyebrow and Highlighter Pencil which is a duo pencil for defining the eyebrows and highlighting the eyebrow arch. The brow pencil end is an ultra-fine tip which allows a precise and accurate application and because the formula is matte, it looks very natural and adheres well to the brows. The highlighter end simply emphasises the arch and creates points of light for more brightened look. Lastly, the Matte Muse Lipstick is a velvety liquid lipstick with a unique applicator that helps to shape and hug the lips. I have the shade, Enthrall Pink and it is a gorgeous bright pink that lasts ages and feels very comfortable on the lips.

You can shop the whole Midnight Siren collection here

Are you a KIKO make up fan? If yes, will you be picking up anything from this range? 

*This post contains PR samples.

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

One To Recommend - Amie Skincare

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Recently, I have been trying out a few different ranges of skincare and Amie was a brand that particularly impressed me. Made of natural ingredients as a starter, this has already earn a top spot in my eyes and being super affordable as well is always a bonus. 

Facial washing is my favourite part of a skincare routine as there's nothing better than taking off my make up at the end of the day and giving my skin a good old clean. The Purifying Facial Wash is ideal for both morning and night to freshen and purify the skin leaving it full of hydration and deeply cleansed. I found that the formula was super moisturising and didn't leave my skin feeling tight or dry at all after washing. Active ingredients include Elderflower to decongest, Cocoa Seed to nourish and Orange Blossom to tone. On to the treatment part of my routine, Spring Clean Deep Pore Cleansing Mask is a deep cleansing treatment that works to draw out impurities while soaking up excess oils to prevent blemishes. The clay formula soothes and cools my skin as it goes to work leaving it clean, clear and refreshed. Harmonising natural extracts such as Peppermint, White Clay and Lime Buttter purifies the pores, combats oiliness and promotes clearer skin all round. I must admit, I have been a bit lazy when it comes to masks, but this has definitely helped me get back on track.

Have you been trying out any new skincare products lately that you'd recommend? Does Amie skincare sound interest to you?

*This post contains PR samples.

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