Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Glossybox | January 2016

Hi guys,

I got another Glossybox - yay! In this post I will show you what I got!



Firstly I got a face mask - Dermo Defense Face Mask by Unani. This is a herbal-based mask and is recommended for sensitive skin. It smells really nice and refreshing! I will definitely try this!



I then got this gorgeous matte lipstick by a brand called Teeez Cosmetics, in the shade Coral Onyx. I'm very excited to try this  because it's such a lovely colour, and lipsticks are my fave!




The next thing I got in my Glossybox is an eye shadow by Glossybox in the shade Glossy Mauve, It's a lovely satin eye shadow and very pigmented. It's such a gorgeous colour as well. I wear a lot of purple-y eye shadows so I'm excited to use this!



Without flash

With flash

Another thing I got in my Glossybox is this Cellular Repair Serum by Madara. I've never heard of this product or the brand, and at first I had no idea what tis was/did! As I'm writing this I've put a bit on my face and omg it smells of gingerbread!!! Love it lol! It smells kinda Christmassy, bit of a weird smell for a serum but I'm not complaining! The serum dries instantly and feels silky soft on my skin. I may start using this before bed!




The last thing I got is this make up sponge by Nicka K. Now, for those of you that read my last Glossybox post you may have realised that I received this sponge in my last Glossybox - yes I did! Glossybox emailed me and apologised for sending me a product I already received and said I'd get an additional item in my next Glossybox :) Although, I'm not bothered that I got the same item because my sister wants a makeup sponge so she can have this one lol!



Let me know if you received a Glossybox this month and let me know what you thought of the products you got!

Thanks for reading,





Sunday, 17 January 2016

OPI Haul | Gwen Stefani OPI and More PLUS Swatches

Hi guys,

I have recently become a qualified Nail Technician (woohoo!) which means I get a card for Capital Hair and Beauty!

As soon as I got my card I went straight on to their website to get some bargains! I also got a few Gwen Stefani nail varnishes as well, which I'm so happy about because I love her lol!

L-R: Rollin' In Cashmere, Snow Globetrotter and Comet In The Sky
More info on these further on in this post!

Firstly I got these OPI Sheer Tints. They were originally £5 down to 75p... bargain! I got the colours Don't Violet Me Down and I Can Teal You Like Me.

L-R: I Can Teal You Like Me and Don't Violet Me Down

L-R: I Can Teal You Like Me and Don't Violet Me Down

Then I got this Gwen Stefani trio set. It includes the colours Rollin' In Cashmere, Snow Globetrotter and Comet In The Sky. I can't remember how much this set was reduced down to, I know it was around £5-£6.

L-R: Rollin' In Cashmere, Snow Globetrotter and Comet In The Sky

L-R: Rollin' In Cashmere, Snow Globetrotter and Comet In The Sky

L-R: Comet In The Sky, Comet In The Sky on top of Don't Violet Me Down , Snow Globetrotter, Snow Globetrotter on top of I Can Teal You Like Me

Now this nail varnish is one of the things I love the most in my little OPI haul! It's a top coat called Don't Speak. It was £14.50 down to £5.


This is an 18k gold top coat!!! It's the prettiest, most sparkly-est top coat I've ever seen! Read the back of the box!


L-R: Don't Speak, Don't Speak on top of Rollin' In Cashmere

Now the last thing I got from OPI is this set of Liquid Sand minis. I heard they discontinued Liquid Sand nail varnishes. That may or may not be true, I'm not sure lol - but it really upset me when I found out because they're my absolute faves!! I was lucky enough to grab this set! The set was £6.95 down to £5.20.

L-R: Samba-dy Loves Purple, I'm Brazil Nuts Over You, What's A Little Rain Forest?, You're So Flippy Floppy 
Now you may see that the yellow nail varnish on the end looks a bit funny... well you're right! I took it out the box and this happened!

It's no longer Liquid Sand - it's solid sand!!

So yeah, the yellow one went weird :( I'll try to take it back lol. But the other 3 are perfectly fine!

L-R: I'm Brazil Nuts Over You, What's A Little Rain Forest? and Samba-dy Loves Purple 

I hope you enjoyed this OPI Haul! Let me know if you'd like any further info on these nail varnishes, or if you'd like ideas on how to use them with nail art. Also, if you have a favourite OPI colour, top coat etc I'd love to know what it is! :)

Thanks for reading,





Saturday, 9 January 2016

Smashbox Lip Gloss Review and Swatches

Hi guys,

I recently purchased this set of mini lip glosses by Smashbox. For the normal size, these 5 should have been £65 but for the mini size Smashbox were doing a deal and I got them for £19! However you can now get this lip gloss set for £12.49 here! For the after Christmas sales Smashbox must have reduced them again lol.



These are the only products I've purchased from Smashbox and I'm impressed. The lip glosses feel very nice when applied - they aren't really sticky or drying. They are the right amount of gloss!

Disco Rose

Coraline
 
Superstar

Pout

Orchid
These lip glosses are nice to wear on top of lipstick or on their own. I usually wear them on top of lipstick - just because I'm a lipstick addict and wear lipstick 365 days of the year!

top to bottom: Disco Rose, Superstar, Coraline, Pout, Orchid
Let me know in the comments if you have any Smashbox products that you think are worth buying. I'd definitely like to buy more of their products!

Thanks for reading,