Makeup gift sets make amazing gifts to give come Christmas and Birthday's but I've found I actually pick up quite a few for myself when the save in there. Of course, this happens in the Boxing Day sales but I always have my eyes peeled the rest of the time.

In the past, I've picked up some amazing value beauty gift sets along with skincare sets that have allowed me to discover more from brands I love or simply offer such a good saving I can't refuse them. Also, there are times when I'm planning on picking up a product but it's actually more worth picking up the product in a gift set for a little extra.

So this week I wanted to share with you the best value makeup gift sets for 2019. Granted there will be lots of new gift sets launched towards the end of the year in time for Christmas but you will find most of the mentioned gift sets here are either on sale or simply amazing value.

For the past few months I have been using a huge array of beauty products that have been perfect for summer. These include both high and low priced products from an interesting mousse SPF for the face to a berry flavoured lip scrub and even a roll-on eye shimmer that works amazingly well. 

Blog posts like these remind me of favourites posts that I use to write many years ago. So I've excited to share with you my current summer favourites today that could be useful if you have a holiday planned or to simply used beyond the summer months. I hope you find a few new products to try out here! 

Are you a shower or a bath person? I'd like to say I'm both, however not having a bath in my bathroom does hinder things slightly. Instead, I really make the most out of taking a shower. This includes spending an excessive amount of time in there and using a lot of different products - I counted 14 shower gels in there, alone!

So today, while my shower is more overflowing with products than usual, I thought I'd run through some of my favourite shower products right now that also happen to be affordable and easy to pick up. 

Finding the right blush for fair skin can be tricky. Many a time I've tried out a new blusher purchase only to find it looks too dark, bold or harsh against my pale skin, however much I use to light hand to apply it. 

However pale blushers do exist, so today I thought I'd walk you through five of my own which I believe are some of the best blushers for fair skin. From peach tones to pale pinks I have you covered! 

Today I thought I would focus on some key summer trends, but of course, put a twist on it finding budget items on eBay! I often find eBay is the best place to find unique designs and styles while saving money. This is especially great for picking up on-trend items as it generally means you will see one else wearing the item! 

From shopping the summer straw trend to finding wearable neon items and touching on my favourite; the 90's trend, I hope you find a few eBay bargains here. 

With summer here I've been opting for long-lasting makeup products over what I would normally reach for, especially come hot days. This got me thinking to what the very best long-lasting makeup products actually are because let's face it, some products can be fading, melting off the skin or completely gone within a matter of hours after application.

Which is why knowing of good long-lasting makeup products is a good idea. From the best long-lasting primer from the drugstore to a lipstick with longevity that stays put through eating and drinking while still feeling comfortable on the lips. 

Here I have the best of the best that are all worth picking up if you have oily skin, a special occasion coming up or simply want your makeup to last.

This is a paid collaboration with Coco & Eve however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

When it comes to self tan, I'll be honest, I've always been weary. With pale skin, previously used fake tan in the form of sprays, oils and even gradual lotions have always left me with streaks and visible darkening on my hands and feet; the biggest give away your tan isn't natural in my opinion!

But with a pre-existing love for Coco & Eve (you read my rave review about their fabulous hair mask here) I jumped at the chance to try their brand new Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam; The world's first anti-ageing and anti-cellulite self tan with zero nasties AND the promise of no streaks and no bad smell! Oh, and it's of course cruelty-free & 100% vegan!

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