Covergirl Lash Blast Length Mascara Review

This week I am going on a trip that I’ve been waiting for and planning for months; I’m going to New York.

I CANNOT tell you how excited I am.

I’ve wanted to go to America my whole life, and New York in particular. Anytime that friends go I pester them for information, every last detail. I want to know every tiny thing. And I’m just as interested in the big stuff as the little stuff; to me, going up the Empire State Building is just as exciting as buying a coffee from a real American starbucks and drinking it while reading the New York Times. That’s the stuff dreams are made of.

So I’m going, finally. Next week, for 10 whole days. I’ve planned in meticulous detail where to go, what to see, and what we’re doing to be doing on each day, even at what time. I’m a bit of an overplanner, if I’m honest; I’ve got the whole holiday on a schedule. This may conflict with my boyfriend’s Laissez-faire attitude to holidays, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Potentially whilst crossing THIS bridge!

Potentially whilst crossing THIS bridge!

Anyway, in the midst of all my planning, there’s one thing that totally didn’t occur to me, and weirdly enough that was the beauty products.

I don’t know how this is possible! A whole untapped group of beauty that I’ve never been able to see, and it never even crossed my mind. Until last week, that is, when I was in TK Maxx and spotted this.

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This is a covergirl mascara, a US brand, and one I’ve heard loads about; Taylor Swift is one of their spokespeople, which is enough reason to get excited.

Buy Covergirl and you too can look like this!!

Buy Covergirl and you too can look like this!!

I spotted it and got very excited at the prospect of trying out an American cosmetic brand. Only then did it occur to me that I was GOING to America in just a few weeks. Suddenly images of Sephora were dancing in front of my eyes; I nearly had a mini breakdown in the middle of the shop.

Once I managed to calm myself down I spirited the mascara home with me and unwrapped it straight away. I was a huge fan of the way that they package it with a separate lid so that you can see the brush; why don’t we do that here?

Anyway, I took the mascara out, and that’s when I first noticed it; how much this mascara looks like another of my favourites, Max Factor Lash Extension effect.

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They both have the same conical tube, and the same slim, rubber bristled brush.

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I tried the mascara out and that sealed the deal for me; they were identical. Same subtle lifting and lengthening effect without clumping; the only difference was that the covergirl is waterproof.

You may also notice I sorted my eyebrows out in between pictures. Lily Collins I am not.

You may also notice I sorted my eyebrows out in between pictures. Lily Collins I am not.

I will admit to being a tad let down. I was so excited about buying an American brand, and then it turned out to be a total dupe of my most regularly used mascara. A quick google confirmed it; Max Factor bought the brand, and evidently there are multiple dupes. I’ll make sure to take a few snaps of any I spot in Wallgreens!

So there’s not really a lot to say. I’m reviewing something I’ve reviewed before, multiple times. I still love it. Let’s just hope that the US of A holds a few more exciting products for me! To be continued…

Magazine Freebies Roundup: November 2014

After a few quiet months, UK magazines have finally got their act together and given us some decent freebies! As per usual, I’m starting with the least interesting.

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In Style: Murad Cleanser

A mini Murad cleanser from In Style this month. It’s a nice travel size, and it calls itself ‘luxury’ which is always good. Can’t speak for the brand, as I’ve never tried it, but it sounds decent enough! It describes itself as an AHA/BHA exfoliating cleanser, which in my opinion is a great thing; can’t get enough of those fruit exfoliants! It also calls itself ‘age reform’ though, and since I don’t quite feel old enough for age reform yet, that combined with my lack of affection for the magazine put me off buying it.

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 Cosmopolitan: Nip + Fab Body Cream

Can we take a second to appreciate the fact that Queen Taylor of Swift is on the cover? Looking particularly fabulous and wintery in purple, no less! Yes, I totally love Taylor. So should we all. End of.

Anyway, Cosmo are offering a Nip  + Fab ‘Slim Fix’ moisturiser, which describes itself as a  2 in one toning gel. Which is great, I guess, but I just don’t believe you can buy skinny in a tube. I don’t have to find out, either, as unfortunately I bought my copy at WHSmith before I spotted this freebie in Tesco. So If you fancy it, looks like it’s a Tesco exclusive!

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 Glamour: Nails Inc Nail Polish

This one I bought without hesitation, since I am A) a HUGE fan of Glamour (best mag ever) and B) a big Nails Inc fan. I chose a lovely dark purple shade, but there was also a warm, shimmery red, a maroon brown and a gold beige.

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 Elle: Benefit They’re Real Eyeliner

Reasons I haven’t bought this yet:

  • I don’t really care for Elle magazine
  • I was very disappointed by the “They’re Real” mascara
  • I have about 20 eyeliners already

Reasons I will probably go and buy it before the end of the month:

  • I kinda want to try out this new eyeliner, as it’s been getting great reviews.
  • £4, while expensive for a magazine, is a delightful price to pay for a handbag size Benefit eyeliner
  • I can’t resist a mini

So, whilst I imagine I will end up with this, I haven’t yet indulged. The reasons that it’s worth getting are undeniable, though, so do let me know if you go for it!

Magazine Freebies Roundup: July 2014

After a disappointing few months for the magazines, they’re back in force with a ton of free stuff for Summer. Huzzah!! Let’s start, as ever, with the ones I didn’t buy.

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Harpers Bazar has a free L’Occitane fragrance which seems like a rather adorable freebie. It wasn’t enough to tempt me, but if you are already a user of their fragrances, what a great way to get a travel size!

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In Style have a free Neals Yard handcream. As of this moment I have 7 tubes of handcream to use up, so this was really easy to resist.

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Elle have a Malin and Goetz travel set containing cleanser, face cream and lip balm. This is exactly the kind of thing I’d usually jump at, but I hadn’t heard of the brand, so it wasn’t a must have. Add that to the fact that Cheryl Cole was on the cover (can’t stand her) and it made it even easier to turn down.

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Red had a Rodial lip balm free, which sounded rather nice, but I have approximately 20 lipbalms already, and since I’ve recently picked a favourite I’m trying to cut down. (More on that later!) As a result, I didn’t get this.

Ok, so moving swiftly on to the magazines I did buy!

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Marie Claire had Katherine Heigl on the cover this month, which was really rather offputting. There’s something about her I just can’t bear; she’s so smug, and nowhere near as talented as she thinks she is. Anyway, I put that aside for the cool freebie; a Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm. Its a thick, sticky scrub which you slather onto your face, then the instructions say to remove with a cloth. I didn’t actually use a cloth the first time, trying to wash it off with just water, and it did not go well. Thick, sticky and immovable this stuff is! I eventually got it off, and my face was nice and smooth, but I’ll defo be using a cloth in future!

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Cosmopolitan had dear old Nicole on the cover, who I do like. Only worth mentioning cos I’ve been so negative about everyone else! Haha! Anyway, they were giving away some New CID cosmetics, a choice of a lip or cheek tint or a mascara. I went with the mascara, and was rather underwhelmed. I’ll update this later when I have pics, but for now safe to say it was rather generic.

photo 4Finally we have Glamour, my fave magazine, who brought me the best gift and the worst cover. Yep, hate Ellie too. Was the month for me to hate on cover stars! Anyway, it was a choice of Clinique products, which is rather cool. I already had the moisturiser and mascara full size, so I went with the lipstick instead. Again, will update later with pics, but it’s pretty decent!

So that was July. More quantity over quality maybe?? Hey, I’m just happy to have some freebies!!

 

Magazine Freebies Roundup; April 2014

It’s only just occurred to me that I forgot to post a magazine freebies review this month. Sacrilege! It was a pretty good one too, even though only one magazine had something on offer! Courtesy of In Style, I bring you Eyeko lash curlers!

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£12 worth of curlers for £4 is a steal, so it’s well worth the investment. These are good ones, too!

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The best thing about these was the nice solid grip; they felt super strong, and have wide, easy to use finger pads. They are also covered in dark blue velvet, making them comy to hold. I appreciate the hell out of this, as I used to use some with ‘scissor’ style handles that were very uncomfortable to use. These are lush. I took a close up to show the velvet, but I’m not sure you can really see it!

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I’m don’t think I need to say much to convince you these are worth the investment. Surely everyone uses eyelash curlers; they are undoubtedly the best thing you can do with your lashes. No amount of mascara is going to make a difference if you don’t curl first, as this picture proves. My bare lashes are on the left, and on the right all I’ve done is curled them once.

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So much more awake! Its hardly worth putting on mascara without waking up your lashes first, and these ones work perfectly. I usually blast my curlers with a hairdryer for 10 seconds before I curl, as it makes soo much difference; if you’ve never tried this, give it a go. You won’t regret it! In the meantime, I suggest you pop out and pick up a copy of In Style before the month ends!!

Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara

If there’s one beauty product I really can’t do without, it’s oil. I use coconut and olive oil as a hair mask, argan oil for my hair, I’m OBSESSED with oil cleanser and I think body oil trumps body cream every time. As a result, I’m always immediately intrigued anytime there’s oil added to a product. Recently I started wondering why nobody had added oils to a mascara, and low and behold, as if they had read my mind, the very next day I got an email from Eye of Horus, a new make-up range, in which they described their new mascara- infused with Moringa oil.

I literally had a little chuckle out loud when I read that, as it was exactly what I had been considering. They were nice enough to send me one, and that’s what I’m reviewing today; the Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara.

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I’ve actually had this one for a little while, as I’ve been following my new year’s resolution of using up my growth mascara’s first (eugh). I was so excited to finally get around to trying it, though. Can I first say how cute the bottle is? The shape is very Egyptian, and I love the little golden eye logo on the lid. So sweet.

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The brush is fab too; I’m always a sucker for a cool brush, and this one is awesome. Fine rubber bristles (the best kind) and shaped like an hourglass, which I don’t think I’ve seen before!

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It can look as pretty as it likes, of course, but the important thing is how it looks on your eye. Here’s me without mascara, and then one coat…..

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…and then 1 coat one the left, 2 on the right!

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As you can see, this does a really great job of picking up all the individual lashes and really defining them. That’s exactly what I want from a mascara; I’m not at all a fan of the spidery/clumpy ones, I like the ones that simply elongate and darken each strand. This one does exactly that, and really reminded  me of one of my favourite mascaras, Max Factor Lash Extension. Which can only be a good thing! It also made them look glossier and more ‘hollywood’ than some other mascaras, probably a result of the oil and the uber black pigment.

I was really pleased with this mascara. It does a great job of really opening up your eye and making your lashes fab and fluttery, which is perfect for the day, and also it layers up brilliantly for the evening. Fabulous stuff! If you’re interested you can find it here, or the whole range is available here. Well worth a look!

 

Products sent by PR for review purposes. I was not paid to review, and all opinions are my own.

Magazine Freebies Roundup; March 2014

I’ve been whining for the last few months about the complete lack of freebies with magazines, and I’m glad to say there is finally a nice haul of stuff you can get this month. I am, however, a little worried that I may have been conditioned by my long period of freebie-fasting, as I have only bought one of them! The horror! Let’s hope this isn’t a long term affliction. Anyway, enough of my rambles, on to the freebies…

I’ve spotted four this month, and I’ll start with the least exciting one; Company.

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Company were offering their own branded mascara, the imaginatively named ‘Company Lashes’. It looked like a big one to me, a chunky brush somewhat similar to the Bourjois clubbing mascaras, and I tend to favour leaner brushes, so I didn’t get it.

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Marie Claire had a Neal’s Yard moisturizing lipgloss which looked quite cute, but I don’t really care for lipgloss, plus it looked a little dark for me, so I didn’t get it. Worth £9.50 though, so a worthy investment!

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Elle had the product that most tempted me of all the ones I didn’t buy; a Percy and Reed Wonder Balm, pitched as a hair primer! This intrigued me no end, but I’m not a huge fan of Elle, and I’ve been trying to use up my numerous hair products recently, so I skipped it. It looks adorable, though, so I may still try it…

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Glamour is the one I did buy, as I buy it every month anyway; it’s my absolute fave! Glamour were offering a freebie they’ve actually given away before; a choice of mascara, lipgloss, eyeliner and lipliner from brand Model Co. I got the same thing I got last time, the mascara, so you can check out my review here; my opinion hasn’t changed!

So that’s that! So glad to have freebies back again, I’ve missed them so. Let me know what freebies you get; especially if you get the Percy and Reed, I could easily be swayed towards it!

Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara

Hi chaps!

My goodness, I have been rubbish haven’t I. I’m sorry for the fail; my only excuse is that I’ve been focusing so hard on my resolutions, my dear blog fell a little by the wayside. The only good news is that in the last month, I have discovered a cavalcade of new products and beauty regimes that I can’t wait to share with you!

A quick note on my resolutions; they are going so well. I’ve got into running in a big way; I now go every day, and I’ve signed up for my first 5k! Yikes! I’ve also not caved on any of my banned foods, not even close. Looking good so far!!

Ok, so onto today’s review, which is a product that came out mid last year; Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara.

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I tried this at the time, the palest shade of the three available, and was massively underwhelmed, so didn’t bother. Recently, howver, what with my running and showers at lunch time, I’ve needed a low maintenance, easy to carry makeup set. I don’t want to spend ages on makeup I’ll wash off and reapply at lunch, so I’ve switched to a small set of simple basics, and that made me reconsider this mascara. I went back, and this time I picked up the medium shade, Medium Brown. Even though I use the lightest brow shade normally, this is such light coverage I figured I could get away with it, and I was right. I thoroughly recommend that you go for a darker shade, if you want to buy this; however light you usually go, the light blonde/brown is basically unnoticeable.

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This is what the brush itself looks like; a strange little ball shape. I think it makes it slightly easier to apply, but not hugely different from the clear mascara I usually top my brows off with. It just goes on like regular mascara, tinted and with a dry feeling finish. Here’s a comparison; plain brow on the left, brow mascara on the right.

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As you can see, there is a difference. It’s not massive, but it definitely darkens and defines the brow. Here’s a shot from further out, with mascara on the left brow and the right one left bare.

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I think the difference is more obvious here. It darkens the hairs, and makes them much more neat the whole way down. It’s no miracle worker, but it does the basic job.

It’s absolutely no substitute for the fabulous MUA brow palette, but if like me you want a low maintenance, super speedy, travel friendly way to define your eyebrows, then this will do fine, and at only £4.99 it’s not bank breaking either. A great travel substitute; just pick a dark shade!!

Boots Advent Calendar Days 11-20.

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Wow, I’ve been pretty rubbish huh! I can only blame a hectic festive schedule! So without much further ado, days 11-20 of the advent calendar!

 Day 11: Ghost Perfume

Another Ghost scent! I’ve not tried this one before, but it’s nice and fresh, a light day scent with an edge.

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Day 12: Boots Salon Nail Shine Solution

This one caused me no end of excitement;  a salon nail polish! What fun!

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Apparently it contains sea kelp to encourage shine, but really another treatment nail polish is fun enough for me!

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Day 13: Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 for Eyes and Lashes

I wasn’t overly impressed by this at first, but then I looked closer at the label and realised it was a lash serum!? How fascinating! A quick google tells me it’s meant to illuminate the eye area and volumise lashes, which is pretty exciting! Can’t wait to try it!

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Day 14: Ghost Moonlight

Ghost again! They must have had a deal with Boots! Ha! This one is quite rich, suitable for evening, but not too strong; no ghost scent ever is!

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Day 15: 17 Tattoo Me Semi Permanent Liquid Eyeliner

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This one didn’t excite me too much, as I have tons of eyeliner, the brush wasn’t particularly fine and the consistency of the formula is very thick and hard to control

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It does draw a decent line, though, although I’m not sure how easy it would be to manouver on my eyelid.

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 Day 16: Pink Spotty Nail File

I’m not a big fan of ‘puffy’ nail files, so I probably won’t use this, but that’s nothing against the file itself; I’m sure it’s perfectly decent! I just prefer the super skinny, rock hard ones (No pub intended..)

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Day 17: Soap and Glory Flake Away Scrub

I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this before, as I love it. It’s a really thick, sugary scrub, and it smells AMAZING; seriously, the first time I bought this I didn’t even need a scrub, I just loved the smell.  I’ll put a full review up soon, but in the meantime, if you’re in Boots, give it a sniff. Trust me.

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Day 18: Juicy Couture La La perfume

Another perfume mini- a nice enough scent, light and sugary, but it leaked everywhere! I had barely any left in the bottle! Gah.

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Day 19: Carmex Lipbalm

This is a classic, the king of lipbalms. Thick and waxy, with a strong medical scent, this won’t be for everyone, but boy does it soften!

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 Day 20: Mavala Nail Polish Shade 53

 Another Mavala shade; hard to get excited when I have tons of red polish, but nice enough.

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I wish I’d had the time to review these on the day, as it’s hard for them to make an impact in one go. The Carmex and the body scrub are probably my fave, but I’m pretty excited about the eye/lash serum! x

2013 Christmas Freebies: The Definitive Guide

It’s that time again! I always look forward to seeing what stuff the makeup brands are giving away at Christmas, and I’ve gathered it all here for your viewing pleasure. So without much further ado…

 

 Brand: L’Oreal Paris

Gift: Volume Million Lashes Glitter Topcoat, Red Lipstick, Red Nail Polish

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £15 on L’Oreal Cosmetics

Notes: The Mascara looks great fun, and volume million is an amazing line, but note that this is a clear glitter topcoat and is NOT black. The Red lipstick/nail polish is less exciting, pretty generic.

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Brand: Max Factor

Gift: False Lash Effect Mascara, Lipfinity, Blue Nail Polish

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £15 on Max Factor Cosmetics

Notes: The mascara is a classic, and the lipfinity is a pretty pale pink, a great all round shade, but the blue polish is pretty gross.

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Brand: Seventeen

Gift: Eyebrow Palette

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £8 on Seventeen Cosmetics

Notes: I had to fight not to buy this, as I already have 3 eyebrow palttes, but I’ll probably end up with it anyway. A fab little kit, including a pencil and a highlighter, and you only need to spend £8!

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Brand: Models Own

Gift: Glitter Kit containing Pink Nail Polish, Gold and Silver Glitter Pots and a Nail Buffer.

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you buy any 2 Models Own products

Notes: The glitter and buffer combo is nice, but I didn’t fancy the bright pink polish; who mixes glitter with pink!? A decent gift though.

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Brand: No7

Gift: Extreme Length Extend mascara, lip gloss, eye shadow, felt tip liner.

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £15 on No7 Cosmetics

Notes: A solid gift as always from No7. Nice beige/neutrals for the shadow and lipgloss, but it really seems worth it just for the felt tip eyeliner!

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Brand: Maybelline

Gift: Baby Lips special edition; Cherry Velvet

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you get 3 for 2 on Maybelline Cosmetics

Notes: Pretty stingy if you ask me, but a limited edition of a popular product will probably turn heads. Only really worth it if you’re already investing in 3 Maybelline products.

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Brand: Rimmel London

Gift: Red Lasting Finish Nail Polis

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you get 3 for 2 on Rimmel Cosmetics

Notes: Another cheapskate one; one nail polish? Really? And it’s red, which everyone has. No fun.

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Brand: Revlon

Gift: Black and Silver glitter special edition Nail Polish

Shop: Superdrug

Terms and Conditions: Free when you get 3 for 2 on Revlon Cosmetics

Notes: Revlon always do one polish giveaways, so I’m never too tempted, but this one was rather nice. The black/silver chunky glitter looks cool.

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Brand: Revlon

Gift: Silver Holographic glitter special edition Nail Polish

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you get 3 for 2 on Revlon Cosmetics

Notes: A very dull affair. If you are buying Revlon, head to Superdrug for their freebie instead.

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Brand: Bourjois

Brand: Bourjois

Gift: Gold Leaf effect limited edition nail polish

Shop: Superdrug

Terms and Conditions: Free when you get 3 for 2 on Bourjois Cosmetics

Notes: Sooo pretty, but pales in comparison to the Boots Bourjois gift. So skip this pretty polish and read on…

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Brand: Bourjois

Gift: Iconic Glam gift set containing red lipgloss, red nail polish, eyeshadow trio and mascara.

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £15 on Bourjois Cosmetics

Notes: A total and utter win. Standard red nail polish, but also comes with a lipgloss, a black/grey/silver eyeshadow trio and a fab mascara; four full size products! Talk about a bargain! Run, don’t walk!

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Brand: Collection

Gift: Glam Crystals Eyeliner

Shop: Superdrug

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £5 on Collection Cosmetics

Notes: I have one of these, and though it’s pretty I’ve never used it. Nice enough, but Boots have the better offer on this brand.

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Brand: Collection

Gift: Supersize Mascara

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £5 on Collection Cosmetics

Notes: Not tried it, but a free mascara is always great, and you only have to spend a fiver. Worth the punt I’d say!

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Brand: Barry M

Gift: Gold/Bronze glitter shard or Holographic Pink Limited edition Nail Polish

Shop: Superdrug

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £6 on Barry M Makeup

Notes: Barry M special editions are always hard to resist, but I’m trying to stop buying glitter. Both lovely, but check out the Boots shades below before you make a decision.

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Brand: Barry M

Gift: Red/Green/Purple glitter shard or Holographic Silver Limited edition Nail Polish

Shop: Boots

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £6 on Barry M Makeup

Notes:I think the red/purple/green is my fave; gorgeous! And only a £6 spend, defo worth it.

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Brand: Miss Sporty

Gift: Nail Polish (assorted)

Shop: Superdrug

Terms and Conditions: Free when you spend over £3 on Miss Sporty Makeup

Notes: Tons of nail polishes to choose from and only a £3 spend. Do it; buy Dr Balm, you can’t lose!

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Brand: B

Gift: Skincare/Makeup Giftbox

Shop: Superdrug

Terms and Conditions: Free when you get 3 for 2 on B products

Notes: I have less than nothing to say here. I included it, but I’ve never tried their stuff, nor am I sure what’s even in the box. Ho hum….

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I’ll put up some reviews of what I actually bought soon enough, but in the meantime, that’s it! Let me know if I’ve missed any, and enjoy your freebies! xx

Glossy Box; November 2013

Time for the November Glossy box review, and I’m glad to say I was pretty pleased with this month’s box. (Well, at least until I read other people’s reviews. I could have got an eyeshadow brush!!! Still, onwards and upwards….)

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Despite the fact that some people seemed to get nice stuff than I did, I thought I had a nice selection. I’ll start, as ever, with the least interesting.

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Elegant Touch Nail Polish Remover Pads

As nice of an extra as these are, I’m full on obsessed with the nail polish remover pots now, and as a result I really doubt I’ll use these! Sorry!

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Vichy Face Cream and Serum

I was totally won over by the little organza bag, so even though you only get a teeny amount of product I’m still excited to try it. I’ve used Vichy before and liked it, so I’m hopeful!

Now let’s move onto the slightly more exciting things, starting with my lovely new lipstick.

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Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick shade 148 ‘Sundown’.

I always hold my breath when I open a new lippie, just in case I get a hideous shade, and initially when I saw that this was orange I wasn’t overly impressed. Fortunately though it went on very nicely, and I actually ended up liking it!

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It had a light, shimmery consistency, and I definitely wouldn’t call it long lasting, but it was very velvety and I liked the fact that you could build it up for a darker shade. A surprising win!

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Yves Rocher Cacao & Orange Handcream.

I’ll admit I wrinkled my nose a little when I saw this. Can Yves Rocher really be counted as high end? Is a £2 handcream really worthy of inclusion? But then I smelt it, and all was forgiven. It is truly lush, just like Chocolate Oranges, and I’m relying on it to stave of chocolate cravings in the new year! Makes your hands soft, too. Obv.

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Emite Mineral Eyeshadow.

As excited as I was by the sight of a black eye shadow, I was a little perturbed that the lid was cracked, as you can see above. Still, the eye shadow itself was nice, very heavily pigmented, and matte, which is a nice change for me.

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As you can see, it’s got some great coverage, and a very chalky texture, but as impressed as I was at the time I ended up LOVING it. by chance I decided to use it in place of an eyeliner, and it was so winning. It brushed on beuatifully with my Real Techniques eye brush, and made my lower lashes especially look smoky and dark. Lovely!

So a general win from me this month, although I am starting to get annoyed with some of the things Glossy gives us. I haven’t reviewed the last two boxes as I was irritated by the perfume samples and cheap brands, and if that continues I think I’ll stop investing. For now, though, I’m happy enough.