I allocate 10 minutes each morning to do my makeup for work, and I have got it down to a pretty speedy 7. But this doesn’t allow much opportunity to play around with makeup in the morning. I’m obviously not going to rock up in the highest coverage foundation, double wings and bright blue lipstick, but I’m making it my aim to switch up the my lips but better shades I wear on a daily basis.
Last year I put together a monster post all about what I’d picked up in the Boxing Day sales, and I’m doing it again this year! I don’t think I spent quite so much, but I did pick up some bits I want to share with you. In my 2018 goals, I mentioned that I am going cruelty free with my beauty products and not all of these are, but this is the last time I will be sharing non-CF purchases on my blog in a haul fashion. Sorry it’s taken so long (again), but I had to wait for Mr Postman to bring most of this to me!
When I treated myself to a couple of Glossier items recently, I just had to pick up the Glossier Boy Brow in the shade Blond. I’ve heard amazing things and I’ve been looking for a cheaper and cruelty-free alternative to the Benefit Gimme Brow after the Essence Make Me Brow didn’t quite hit the mark.
I signed up for Influenster quite some time ago, and then promptly forgot about said sign-up. It wasn’t until Katie received the Bourjois VoxBox after an email when we were in France together that I actually remembered that I had an account. Well here we are a couple of months later and a received a very exciting parcel that I’ve been testing for the past week – the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara*.
It’s been around 3 months since the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette* presale, and 2 months since I got my hands on it. Plenty of people have shared their thoughts and I thought it was about time I did the same. Whilst this isn’t going to be really in depth, I just want to talk about it quickly as I know people will be putting together their Christmas lists soon. I’ve also got a giveaway over on twitter so you can even win your very own Urban Decay Naked Heat palette!
For the past 5 years or so I’ve been pretty loyal to the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. It takes the shine off, it lasts all day and it’s a bargain! However, I’ve started to notice that my undereyes have been creasing so I need something a little stronger. For about 10 times the price of my trusty Rimmel powder, I picked up the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. It gets rave reviews on YouTube but is it worth the hefty price point?