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Christmas 2018: Gifts For Kids

Christmas 2018: Gifts For Kids

From stocking stuffers to the prefect tween fragrances, we’ve got you covered when it comes to kids this Christmas! Here’s our top picks:

This Is The Most Wanted Bath Bomb This Year + WIN! 1 of 8

This Pet Set bath blaster from Bomb Cosmetics is the most popular bath bomb for kids this Christmas!

These Pet Set bath blasters from Bomb Cosmetics will have kids of all ages begging for bathtime PLUS your chance to win 1 of 8!

Ever dreamt of having a bath complete with temporary tattoos, stickers and pets? Us neither. But The Pet Set: Bomb Surprise Bath Blaster from Bom Cosmetics is *the* bath bomb to have this Christmas if you’re a kid! Simply unwrap the layers to reveal six surprises, including a GIANT Bath Blaster, pets, tattoos and stickers! With 36 different pets, each with their own homes, stickers to decorate and tattoos to collect, there’s  thousands of combinations of surprises inside!

Once you’ve unwrapped all of the layers, drop your Bomb Cosmetics Bath Blaster in to a bath of warm water and watch as it fizzes, revealing your own pet! Rinse bath well after use. Not suitable for children under 3 years old.

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Her First Makeup Routine – Our Advice for Tweens to Teenagers

A first makeup routine doesn’t need to be scary! Share the experience and make it a fun learning curve – here’s our advice on products and skincare, age-appropriate for younger skin.

A first makeup routine should aim to enhance rather than change her looks.

Our Top Tips For A First Makeup Routine

*   Pick products for young skin – if possible, look for natural brands that don’t include parabens or fragrance. Brands for sensitive skin are a great choice for Tweens to Teenagers
*   Encourage her to use brushes and sponges for good hygiene
*   If she’s being stubborn, go to a department store and ask for a free makeover – the makeup artist’s advice will usually be accepted quicker than Mum’s!
*   Include a good makeup remover in her kit and a moisturiser if she’s a Teenager
*   Stay clear of waterproof mascara, it can be very hard to remove…
*   Foundation that comes in a pump means just the right about is dispensed

 

first makeup routine Start Small…
Yes she follows artists on Insta who cake on the layers and contour like mad. But the look you’re aiming for is natural enhancement. Mascara and lip gloss keeps most 10 to 12 year olds happy – they’re both easy to apply and sufficiently grown up. If you go down this route, make sure you change her mascara every 3 months and insist she never ever ever shares it with friends. If she needs convincing, this recent story about a model who ended up with an eye infection should make the point!
We like Mavala mascara for sensitive eyes and Lancome Juicy Shakers.
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Get The Basics
Makeup remover has to be top of your list, it’s easier to get into good habits than to break bad ones. These Manuka Doctor purifying wipes are cleanser, toner and moisturiser all in one and contain antibacterial qualities – ideal for young skin. Moisturiser is a must if she’s wearing foundation though it may feel too much for some Teens. ThisWorks In Transit Camera Close Up is a splurge, but it’s also primer, moisturiser and face mask all in one. It’ll hold makeup and create the perfect base, so we say it’s worth the spend.

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Keep It Natural
If she’s ready for foundation, consider tinted moisturiser. It’s easier to apply and harder to make mistakes. If acne is a problem though, foundation is a fabulous way to build up her confidence. We love Vichy Dermablend, a high coverage foundation with a lightweight, natural finish. There are 2 types, one for all skin types (and with an SPF of 25) or one specifically for oily, acne-prone skin. Incidentally, we all know about blending the jawline, but you might want to take a look at our post on 6 areas you miss most when applying foundation. Dermablend also has a range of matching concealers if extra coverage is needed. Can you wear concealer on its own? Of course! If she’s only getting the odd spot, then consider buying just the concealer.

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Tools
We’ve already said that brushes are a great way to start – keep fingers out of it as much as possible! The Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set contains a brush for foundation, blush, highlighter, concealer and eyes. For foundation though, the easiest tool in the world is a beautyblender. Just moisten the sponge, squeeze it out and you’re good to go.

We love this video by makeup artist Kandee Johnson, showing you all the ways you can use the BB:

 first makeup routine Multi-taskers = Best Friends!
The last thing anyone needs in a first makeup routine is a heavy bag of products, so look for multi-tasking palettes. This one by theBalm Cosmetics contains a blush, a highlighter and basic eye shadows (that can also double as brow powder). An optional extra would be bronzer in the summer.

Let us know in the comments below if you have any tips for a first makeup routine. And tell us how old you were when you first wore serious makeup – any makeup no-nos you regret?!