Beauty Gift Ideas – Christmas 2017

With under two weeks to go, I thought I’d share some of my favourite beauty gift ideas for any one who might be stuck on what to buy their beauty-loving loved one. There’s something to suit every budget.

Beauty gift ideasBeauty Gift Ideas for under $30

Soap & Glory Lip Lip Hooray!, $14 from Mecca | Sephora Collection Winter Kisses – Mini Kiss Me Balm Lip Balm Trio (Limited Edition 2017), $15 from Sephora (currently sold out online) | Clinique Party Pops set, $29 from Myer | Ciate London Glitter Flip Liquid Lipstick in ‘Hollywood’, $27 from Mecca | Camilla and Mae Lip Butter Trio 3 pack, $5 from Priceline

Beauty Gift Ideas for under $50

Lancome Deluxe Christmas Cracker Set, $45 from Myer | Ciate London Mini Nail Set Snow Globe, $42 from Mecca | Jo Malone Christmas Ornament, $45 from David Jones

Beauty Gifts for $100+

Victor & Rolf Bon Bon 50ml Limited edition, $159 from Myer | Urban Decay Hot Damn Holiday Box Set, $150 from Mecca | Count Down to New Year With The Body Shop (Calendar), $100 from The Body Shop |  Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit, $71 from Mecca (okay so that’s under $100, but I thought it was pretty good value.) | Tiffany & Co. EDP, $110-$195 from Myer

I hope you liked my Beauty gift ideas for 2017.

Have you finished all your shopping or do you like to leave it until the last minute?

XO XO
Evelyn

Beauty Expo Melbourne 2017- Round Up

Last weekend (March 25th & 26th) I attended Beauty Expo Melbourne, this is it’s first year under that title, it was formally called Salon Melbourne.

I attended as media to watch some of the sessions on offer in the different Hubs, learn about some new and exciting brands (and network with a few) and visit some old favourites.

This will be a quick round up of Beauty Expo Melbourne, but I will explore some of the brands further in separate posts in coming weeks, but more on that a little later.

Day 1- Beauty Expo Melbourne

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Trend edition nail art masterclass with Maria Vlezko – Nail Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

Maria Vlezko- A talented nail artist, who runs the highly successful nail blog, So Nailicious…your ultimate source for all things nails! Maria ran a few different nail masterclasses during the two days that Beauty Expo Melbourne was on. Starting with the Trend Edition nail art masterclass- pictured above

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Getting Creative With Makeup presented by Sheri Vegas – Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

After watching a couple of the Makeup sessions at the Makeup Hub, I walked around the exhibition floor a little more. During this time I networked with a few of the brand owners.

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The Expo floor- Beauty Expo Melbourne. Photo: Provided

Day 2- Beauty Expo Melbourne

On the second day of the Expo I didn’t stay as long because I had already visited most of the booths on the first day. I did however stay for a couple of the sessions at the Makeup Hub once again.

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Camouflage for the Face, Body and Soul presented by Michael Huxley, Huxley School of Makeup- Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

After I watched Michael Huxley at the Makeup Hub, it was time for Building Your Bridal Business with Rae Morris. I am not a makeup artist, let alone a wedding MUA, but it was an interesting session and I got some great makeup application tips from it.

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Building Your Bridal Business by Rae Morris- Makeup Hub. Photo: © Evelyn Robinson Photos

I was excited to meet Rae at her booth afterwards and get my copy of her Makeup Masterclass book signed and a photo with her.

Over all I enjoyed my time at Beauty Expo Melbourne 2017! I would love to attend again next year.

Some of the brands that interested me and will be featured over the next few weeks: Pure Nut, Divine skincare, SNS Nails, Cuccio Pro and Young Nails (SlickPour)

XO XO
Evelyn

 

 

*Beauty Expo Melbourne is a Trade only event and is not open to the general public, I attended as Media.