These two items are stocking fillers that my husband picked out - one of which I had been trying - and failing miserably - to get my hands on for a long time and the other a lovely surprise. He certainly knows me very well.
Firstly, the one I had been trying to get hold of for ages is YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 13 'Le Orange'.
I first swatched this at a counter a few months back and HAD to have it. I wasn't looking for anything in particular but this creamy, bright orange red stood out from the lipsticks on offer and I fell in love. You only have to look back through my blog to know that I love my reds to be very orange based and very bright. I tried to buy it, but was thwarted. Out of stock. This would be the story for the next few months.
I tried many different stores - Boots, John Lewis, House Of Fraser, Debenhams and various locations but to no avail.
I just couldn't get my hands on Le Orange. I googled it one day and suddenly it was made clear- this is apparently heavily endorsed by a Kardashian (just so happens, my favourite Kardashian) Kourtney. Yes I am a Kardashian fan. Sue me.
Kourtney has raved about this lipstick and therefore everyone who wants a tiny sliver of the illustrious Kardashian life wants this lipstick.
I gave up hunting but my husband didn't, bless him. He spent hours trawling the many YSL counters in Cardiff and eventually found Le Orange for me, after nearly giving up but striking lucky as John Lewis had a last minute delivery.
He is a good one, I think I will keep him.
Here is Le Orange in all it's glory. From the gorgeous gold case to the rich, creamy and divine texture of the lipstick this is such a luxurious lipstick. The colour is just to die for.
If you have olive undertones I urge you to try this lipstick. I will post a FOTD with this lipstick in the near future, so keep your eyes out.
Knowing my love for orangey-reds my husband slipped another excellent gift into my stocking this year - Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in 'Coral Blame'.
He knows that you can't go far wrong with Tom Ford but it is getting increasingly difficult to purchase something I don't already own, but he pulled it out of the bag with this nail polish.
Coral Blame is a red-coral and such a beautiful colour. This is certainly going to be worn a lot, whatever the season and looks gorgeous on fingers and toes.
This polish also matches really well with Le Orange, so it was lovely to receive them together.
Did Santa bring you any beauty gifts this year?