I’ve gone back and forth on whether to do this post or not but when I thought about the other ones I’ve read this month, I decided it’s just as interesting to hear about disappointing products as it is to hear about amazing ones. It should go without saying that I’m not posting this to be a troll, or to bash products that some people might have loved last year, they are just products which didn’t work for me.
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.
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.