Last Minute Christmas Shopping–Online

Here are a couple of Online shops you can still order from to get just in time for Christmas if you order by tomorrow afternoon! (Aust only, Express Post options)



imageHave a page dedicated to XMAS Gift Idea’s under $50! Including these cute Cargo 7in7 Mini Kits(AUD $49)






Also have a Christmas gift sets page featuring a wide arrange of Makeup artist and enthusiast specials like the OCC 6 of the Best Lip Tar Gift Set which includes Hush, NSFW, Anime, Grandma, Memento, and Clear ($79AUD)!

RY. Recreate Yourself

imageHave some Christmas specials going on. My pick? Well I love MOR and they have the Mr. Partridge Christmas gift pack for $45.95!



They also have a wide arrange of Napoleon Perdis products.

(I have a review of one of the blush duo’s and the site coming soon!)



Have some Christmas Gift Packs that are $10 off at the moment and also offer express shipping ($9.95 or free registered post if you spend over $49 and don’t mind getting it later).


So there’s my last minute online deals, have you finished your holiday shopping?

Madame B


Illamasqua Christmas Packs! (Australia)

So Christmas is so close and if your rather disorganised this year (like me) here a few idea’s from Illamasqua to get as presents for a friend, family member or even to hint at for yourself!Diva-selection-A3


I really love the idea of ‘picking your own’ sets as you get to choose exactly what you want!


All are available now at Illamasqua counters across Australia!


What do you want for Christmas this year?


Madame B


Skincare for Mothers Day


Trilogy Skincare

Vital Moisturising Cream 60g $38.00,  Everything Balm 95ml $30 / 45ml $18, Rosehip Oil 20ml $20 /45ml $35

I have already done reviews on these here, here and here.


Elizabeth Arden Intervene Radiance Boosting Collection $99

intervene Intervene Radiance Boosting Moisture Cream, 50ml
Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser Exfoliator Primer, 30ml
Intervene Stress Recovery Night Cream, 15ml
Value of $137

Mother’s Day Roses Set $49 image

Rose Hand Cream 125ml and Love Balm 15ml (have I mentioned that I love this balm?!)

With a value of $70!!




TREAT BOX for Body, $29.95


Wellness Hand Wash 240ml, Wellness Hand Cream SPF 15 100ml, Wellness Foot Scrub 100ml, Wellness Body Lotion 240ml all in a hat box!

Youth Dew Always Perfect $90
I probably should have included this in the fragrance post but I totally forgot! This is my own mothers HG fragrance, she also uses the deodorant.


Youth Dew EDP Spray 67ml
Youth Dew Body Satinee 75ml
Perfumed Soap 100g
value of $109



So that’s it for the Mothers Day posts!

What are you getting your mother?

Madame B


Mothers Day Gift Idea’s – Make-up


Elizabeth Arden Makeup Artist Palette$99 (RRP)

These are released I think once or twice a year and are in one word AMAZING! Look what it contains,


1 x Warm Colour Palette , 1 x Cool Colour Palette , 3 x Exceptional Lipsticks (full size), 3 x High Shine Lip Glosses, 4g each, 2 x Lip Pencils (full size), 2 x Eye Pencils (full size), 1 x Ceramide Mascara, 2.7g, 1 x All Gone Eye Makeup Remover, 30ml, 1 x Brush Set (cheek, eye and lip)

With a value of $492!!!!

Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Colour Palette $65   Mini Lip Colour Palette $65 (RRP)



Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Palette $65

Baked Eye Colour Palette $65 (RRP)



Napoleon Mums the Word Mothers Day Pack $49 (RRP)



Limited edition palette for eyes and cheeks, Full-size Long Black Mascara, deluxe sample sizes of both the Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer and mini DeVine Goddess Lipsticks.


Pretty good deal huh!






Mineral Lip and Cheek Colour Wheel image $14.95 (RRP)

Multi-use palette!






Ageless Illuminating Primer 50g $15.95 (RRP)






Estee Lauder Mothers Day Makeup Set $110 (RRP)



A deluxe compact for eyes and cheeks with 1 blush and 6 eyeshadow shades

3 Signature lipsticks

Artist’s Eye Pencil

Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara

Makeup Brush Set

Tote Bag and Cosmetic Case

Valued at over $220!



I know only a few days but these are some idea’s if you forgot or can’t decide!


Madame B


Fragrances for Mother’s day

This will be the start of posts this week for gift idea’s for mother’s day, or something to treat yourself!

I unfortunately rarely get the pleasure of picking out gifts for my own mother as she decides what she wants and gives us kids the lay-by receipts, I guess its a way to get what you want.

Holidays are my favourite time of year to actually buy presents for myself as so many gift sets and great deals are released.

I’m going to cover as many price ranges as possible and just warning you but there will probably be a few of these posts, so bare with me!

First gift ideas off the beauty bandwagon will be fragrances!!

Juicy Couture Couture Couture Gift Set $129 (RRP)


A lovely fragrance which is a bit more mature than the previous fragrances from them, (I actually already reviewed the fragrance here)

The box contains The new Couture Couture EDP 50ml and a 200ml body lotion

The two items are valued at $180!


Marc Jacobs Lola Gift Set $130 (RRP)  image

Containing EDP 50ml, Body Lotion 75ml and Shower Gel 75ml




Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift Set $90image (RRP)


Containing EDT 50ml, Body Lotion 75ml and Shower Gel 75ml

Valued at $127.50!




MOR Marshmallow Body Oil $44.95 (RRP)

Whilst not quite a fragrance this body oil certainly acts like one. I love this, my mother bought it for herself a couple of months ago and loves it. I had full intentions of stealing it until I realised I was allergic, damn karma!!




MOR Little Luxuries Perfume Oils $19.95 (RRP)

I have already reviewed the Lychee Flower here but they are available in a range of fragrances including Belladonna, Cassis Noir, Marshmallow and Snow Gardenia.These are great to add to a gift basket you could make up.



Madame B


Valentines Day Treats

Whether you plan on hinting to that special someone or decide to treat yourself (& why not!). Here are some last minute treats that will make you feel gorgeous.

For Kissable Lips


Jurlique Love Balm $15

What they say

“It’s truly TLC to go. Jurlique’s iconic Love Balm is a multi-purpose balm made of natural ingredients that nurture and care for your skin. With an uplifting, sparkling tangerine scent, this all-over beauty

balm helps to moisturise, soothe, soften and protect sensitive, very dry, and chapped skin by providing an extra layer of moisture and beneficial antioxidants.”


Shiney hair that he can run his hands through

evo Love Touch Shine Spray $26.95

What they say

“A weightless, after finishing shine spray that revitalises and protects, dry, dull hair. A moment of pure joy, put it on your fingers and your hair will get excited. Put it anywhere else forget your senses. Now imagine the benefits for your hair: a deep sensual feel, helps repair split ends, tames the fly aways letting it shine and giving it a smoothness so rich you’ll want to stay home with yourself”


Instead of a Bunch of Roses

Weleda Wild Rose Body Lotion $32.90

What they say

“Pure plant oils leave the skin smooth and velvety. The delicate scent of organic wild rose soothes and delights. Weleda’s luxury Rose body care range was formulated using blends of pure botanical extracts and oils, to nurture and beautify skin. The exclusive combinations of extracts and oils from the rose capture the range of its exceptional qualities. Natural base oils of Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter complement the actions of the Rose to nurture, protect, and revitalise skin.”


To treat your Skin

Grown Facial Cleanser Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rose-Bud $39

What they say

“This delicate blend of botanical extracts gently removes impurities from sensitive facial skin allowing skin to breathe freely without drying of leaving a greasy feel. Bio-active ingredients: Chamomile, Bergamot and Willow Bark decongest the skin, reduce pore size and assist in preventing spot formation. Polyphenols and mucilages from cold pressed Rose petals fight free radicals, tone and soothe the skin while bio-actives from Aloe Vera calm and moisturize.”


To Set the Mood

Thalgo Indoceane Candle $43

What they say

“Recreate a relaxing ambience with this candle featuring spicy Indian notes of Coriander, Cardamon and Incense on a tender, enchanting base of Patchouli.”

I plan on posting more inspirations for V-day this week I just love this holiday. I know that many people think its just a hallmark holiday but what’s wrong with celebrating love ????

Is there anything in particular your looking forward to this Valentines day??

Madame B


DIY: Last Minute Gifts Part 2

Bubble Bath

These are not only a nice DIY gift but also fun and budget friendly!
Great stocking fillers or to add to a homemade gift basket!

All you need is

Baby Shampoo (plain unscented)

Stir the shampoo and glycerin together with a splash of water water. 

(The ratio of Shampoo to glycirin should be 3/4 – 1/4)

Then mix in any essential oils you may like.

You could also mix in some coconut oil.

Add food colouring  to make any colour you’d like.

To store and gift these all you need is
An air tight jar
(you can use old ones just sterilized and make a cute cover, with fabric and ribbon, like homemade jams!)
A Handmade Label with ingredients and directions

I’ll post a few more of these over the next few days!

Madame B

DIY: Last minute Christmas gifts! Part 1

These are not only a nice DIY gift but also fun and budget friendly!

Great stocking fillers or to add to a homemade gift basket!

Bath Salts in a jar

All you need is

Epsom Salts (plain, white)

Food Colouring

Essential Oils of your choice

Determine how much Epsom Salts you’ll need by filling your jar with them them tip into a mixing bowl. Stir in your desired Essential Oils and Food colouring and mix well. Then all you have to do is spread them out onto some baking paper to dry for a few hours then put into your chosen jar with handmade gift tag!

Want it to be Christmas themed?? Separate into two bowls making white and red salts and use peppermint essential oil then layer the two colours like  candy cane.

What about using Christmas spices like cinnamon.

A relaxing mix of Lavender and other essential oils.

You can be as creative as you like and use any oils or colours of your choice

To store and gift these all you need is

An air tight jar

(you can use old ones just sterilized and make a cute cover, with fabric and ribbon,  like homemade jams!)

A Handmade Label with ingredients and directions

I’ll post a few more of these over the next few days!

Madame B