The Week in InstagramÂ @ViviannaMakeup: Merry Christmas from VDMÂ // Mum’s homemade truffles; just one of the many, many benefits of being home for ChristmasÂ //Â A Topshop purchaseÂ // How I spent my Christmas EveÂ // My festive mani: Essie Master Plan and Set in StonesÂ //Â Glitter hoarding in the aisles of SuperdrugÂ //Â Dinner timeÂ //Â The ‘Do I have to leave the house?’ face //Â Being photobombed by my Mum and then having to explain to her what a photobomb is
The Week in VDM Posts:Â The Weekend Post #102: A Good Night’s SleepÂ // Get Ready With Me: Christmas Party EditionÂ // The Morning AfterÂ //Â Sharing the LoveÂ //Â Merry Christmas from VDMÂ // The Best of the Beauty SalesÂ //Â Top of the ’13 ClassÂ //Â Big Night PrepÂ
Product Pick of the Week:Â Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment – I’ve managed to wear this down into a little well-worn nub. Nothing comes near to By Terry Baume de Rose in the lip care category for me, but this is the closest contender it’s got; in fact I’d go as far to say that this is its stick-form much more travel-friendly equivalent. It deposits a thick, non-greasy slick of balm that keeps my pout nice and nourished or makes a nice base for colour.Â
Blog Post of the Week: I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Into The Gloss retrospective look through 2013′s archives where they’ve summed up the best snippets of advice that they’ve been offered. My favourite one: Eyes – lots of beauty gems in there.Â
Must-Watch of the Week:Â If there’s one person in this world who can make me wish to wear purple glitter eyeshadow, it’s Lisa Eldridge and she did just that with her ‘Colourful Glitter Party Eyes Tutorial’. I’m now considering a non-bronze glimmer eye look for NYE – who’d have thought it?
Added to the Wishlist this Week:Â Is it a cheat to say that a large proportion of items that I featured in my ‘Best of the Beauty Sales’ edit was added to the wishlist and then promptly purchased this week? Opps.