I hadn’t consciously planned on sharing gift guide posts, but with this post and my recent Glamglow Supermud Gift Set post (read it here) it seems to have fallen perfectly in line with Christmas shopping time. Except the truth of the matter is, I bought these for myself and not with anyone else in mind #sorrynotsorry.
I was browsing on Debenhams recently, as I had some store credit from some returns and was feeling like treating myself. I picked up the Nails Inc. Sparkle Like A Unicorn nail duo (featured in this post), a replacement MAC Extended Play Gigablack mascara (which is the ONLY mascara I will use on my lower lashes) and then started looking at the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. You might have seen in my Most Worn Liquid Lipsticks post (read it here) that I featured Bow n Arrow by KVD and given how much I love the formula I wanted to try some more shades. Then I spotted the Mini Lipstick Set.
Before Glossier took over the beauty community (read my post about Glossier here), The Ordinary was the other big brand which seemed to be everywhere all at once. I did resist the hype for a very long time for a number of reasons.
I wanted the hype to die down a bit and see what everyone was really interested in afterwards.
I just didn’t know what everything was – the product names are too scientific for me which was intimidating. I said in my Glossier post that I like my skincare to look clinical but actually I kinda want the names to just tell me exactly what it’s doing. If I want to look at the ingredients, I can but just keep the names simple please!
Once I did finally narrow down what I would want, most things were sold out.
So I waited, and actually forgot about it for it a bit. Until I received an email from Feel Unique to say that one of the products I’d initially wanted was back in stock so it prompted me to revisit the range.
Last week, my skin started to break out like crazy, particularly around my jawline. It didn’t feel like a reaction to anything, just my unhealthy lifestyle mixed with hormones seemed to explode on my face. This coincided with me hitting £50 in Boots Advantage Card points so I went online to find some luxurious skincare goodies to try and attack the blemishes.
I have wanted to try the Glam Glow masks for the longest time and thought now would be a good time to try the Supermud mask as it’s supposed to be very effective at clearing problem skin. I found the full size Supermud mask for £42 (available here) and popped it in my basket. Then as I scrolled down the page to the “Customers who viewed this also viewed” section and saw a Glam Glow Supermud Gift Set and clicked on.
I’ve been on a bit of a metallic nail polish mission of late, and seem to have picked up 5 different ones in the last couple of weeks. With the festive season almost upon us, which is obviously the perfect time to add some sparkle, I thought I’d share them with you.
Another Glossier review in a sea of Glossier reviews might be superfluous (gold star for using that word please). I also did not purchase any where near as much as other hauls I’ve seen. But all that aside, I bought some stuff and I want to review it, alright?
The Kat Von D Alchemist Palette aka the ‘Looks Like Nothing in the Pan but Looks Amazing When Swatched’ palette – but I guess that’s not quite as catchy. Back in July, I was lucky enough to receive some Debenhams vouchers for my birthday and I knew there was only one thing I wanted to spend them on. I can’t see it on the Debenhams website now though, so I’ve linked the KVD website here where you can see some awesome swatches (much better than mine!).
The palette cost me £25 which I actually think is very reasonable considering you can buy one highlight from some brands for that price. For something a bit special and unique, I definitely think it’s worth the money.