Social Media Icons

slide code



Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

welcome to my blog

social media icons 2


category 1


category 2


category 3


Blogmas Day 2: Christmas Gift Guide: For The Beauty Lover

Welcome back to Blogmas Day 2! Today's blog post is one for the beauty lovers. Looking for something to buy that person who is just obsessed with all things beauty? Well I have some options for you!


Bobbi Brown Evening Glow Eyeshadow Palette / $90

If you're shopping for a beauty lover you can never go past some Bobbi Brown. Bobbi Brown is a new love of mine but I am officially obsessed with BB at the moment. The Evening Glow Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for those evenings out, or for travelling, or anything really. Create a dark smokey eye with a bit of shimmer and off you go for NYE!

Inika Day To Night Eye Shadow Palette* / $79 

Warm eye shadow palettes are so in at the moment. With a mix of burgundy, pink an orange shades. Just look at Urban Decay's Heat palette and ABH Modern Renaissance. Inika's latest palette hits the mark with this trend. Transform your eye look with this stunning selection of earthy hues – from gentle pinks to sultry plums & natural browns. Inspired by the Earth’s natural pigments, this versatile palette is the perfect tool to take your beauty look from day to night with ease. Plus the packaging and presentation of this palette is just gorgeous. Who wouldn't want this in their collection!

VS Sassoon Keratin Protect Hair Straightener* / $49.95

Beauty lovers all need a hair straightener. It's a must have. VS Sassoon have released the most gorgeous one just in time for Christmas. It is a gorgeous purple, glittery colour and with keratin infused ceramic plates to ensure hair is protected and six digital heat settings ranging from 140° – 235º, the Keratin Protect Straightener is every woman’s best friend.

Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette / $90

Just saying, you're not a real beauty lover if there is not some part of you that wants more Hourglass. It is one of my favourite brands and their products rarely disappoint. This limited edition palette is designed to give your skin a radiant and healthy highlight. It comes with three shades: Absolute Strobe Light, Pure Strobe Light, Lucent Strobe Light. I have an older Hourglass palette that is very similar to this one and it is honestly one of my favourite palettes. If you haven't tried the Hourglass strobe powders, they are phenomenal. Super pigmented and can be used for more then just highlighting too. This palette is a must have for beauty lovers.

Designer Brands Up In Lights Highlight Kit* / $14.99

If you don't quite have the budget for the Hourglass, then try the Designer Brands palette instead. I am going to go as far as to say that this is a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. It has the same design and similar shades and holy moly these powders are pigmented. I have actually been living in this palette, it is a dream. Best of all, it's less then $20, vegan and not tested on animals! 

Ciaté London Chloe Morello Beauty Haul Vol.II / $71

Chloe Morello is back and better than ever with this limited edition set featuring the Pretty, Fun and Fearless 20 piece palette, 1 mini Wonderwand Mascara, 1 mini Liquid Velvet Liquid Lipstick and 1 eyeliner as well. It has everything you need to create a dynamite look for Christmas. It's perfect for the beauty lover who is looking for some more adventurous colours, rather then just simple nudes. This palette has a bunch of fun pinks and even some greens in there too. The perfect little kit for anyone!

NARS x Man Ray Anita Audacious Lipstick / $49

I saved probably my favourite Christmas release for last. This lipstick is so bloody beautiful. I am so in love. It is a cult-favourite Audacious lipstick, Anita, but it is packaged in the most gorgeous gold tube. If the gold packaging doesn't do it for you, the shade will. Anita is the most gorgeous pink-nude I have ever owned. I have been living in this shade and loving it. It's creamy, pigmented and so comfortable to wear. I may have grabbed one for a gift as well!

That is my Beauty Lovers guide, well some of my top picks anyway. If you'd let me, I couldn't gone on forever. Stay tuned for tomorrow's gift guide!

What are you top picks for the Beauty Lover?

*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


ppl also love these

MAC Studio Fix Foundation || A Dry Skin Girl's Opinion
Until recently, I was yet to try any of MAC's foundations, so I was very excited to try Studio …
Beautyheaven Turns 10!
Beautyheaven , Australia's number 1 beauty community, has hit double digits this year, turning 1…
Taking Some Time For Me || Freya's Nourishment
As you might recall from my last pamper session blog post , I find a pamper session so important to …
AD | The Secret to a Perfect Tan
Does anyone remember to 2020 when I was absolutely terrified of tanning and couldn’t bring myself t…