Monday, 23 December 2013

Look a Million Carats this Christmas...




I seriously can't resist a good freebie! Who can? 

A couple of weeks ago, I decided at the last minute to go to the Christmas party of the company I used to work at, I'd only left two weeks prior so I wasn't planning on going but I'd been asked by quite a few people to come, which made me feel pretty special so I decided to go. However I didn't decide until the day, meaning a mad dash straight from work to Primark for a new outfit and Boots for a new red lipstick...but what girl actually goes in for just a lipstick, and comes out with just a lipstick? Definitely not me!

The million carat gift comes free when you spend £15 on L'oreal products, so of course I needed some new makeup! Here's what I got...

The Purchases...


I really wish that I loved this mascara! In so many ways I do! This lengthens lashes and creates volume like your lashes really are false. However there is one little blip...the fall out! This mascara seriously doesn't stop irritating my eyes, the fall out is pretty bad as it contains innovative lengthening fibres, which do amazing things to your eyelashes but aren't so good when they fall into your eyes. It applies well, and the brush helps the lashes to extend even further, it doesn't create lumps, it's pretty lightweight and it has good staying power, so the pros do outweigh the cons with this one, but unfortunately it's not for me.


I have far too many eyeliners and I most probably didn't need another one, but I wear it on a daily basis so they never go to waste. This eyeliner comes with a smudger, which is perfect for creating a smokey eye. I apply this daily on my waterline, and when I'm going out I'll apply this to the outer corners off my eyes and blend inwards to create a smokey look. This is so easy to apply and lasts all day long. The only problem is that it needs sharpening constantly but that doesn't put me off.

The Freebies...


Volume Million Lashes Mascara - Glitter Topcoat

I was far too excited about this gift box, that I didn't actually read that this was a clear glitter topcoat and not a coloured mascara. This topcoat can be applied over the top of your usual mascara to give your lashes a hint of sparkle for those Christmas and New Year parties! I wouldn't personally go out and buy this product, as my eyes are easily irritated by small particles such as glitter, however I have used it on a few nights out recently and enjoyed using it, with no problems so far. It applies well and removes just as easily and everybody needs a little bit of sparkle at Christmas!

Colour Riche Nail Polish in 401 Rouge Pin Up and Colour Riche Lipstick in 461 Scarlett Creme

What girl doesn't need a classic red nail polish and lipstick? These are the perfect partners for a glamorous night for any girl! 

As most of you know, I always have either gel polish or extensions on my nails, so I don't often get chance to use nail polish. Therefore this little beauty went straight into the hands of my mum, and she couldn't have been happier! I decided to have her in on the blog as I can't review something that i haven't used, and she did an amazing job...The thing that she loved most about this product was the brush, she said that she wishes all nail polish brushes were the same, because the brush is curved, and it 'practically paints the nail itself.'  she even referred to it as 'the perfect nail brush.' The brush makes for easy application as it glides on, covering the nail with a gorgeous richness of colour. The colour is so dense that it looks amazing after one coat and doesn't necessarily need two. There is also no streaking and the polish dries quickly, meaning it's perfect for those last minute touch ups before a night out.

The lipstick was my favourite product as it is the perfect red for any occasion, and a girl can never have too many reds in her collection! right?! This applies smoothly, easily and stays put longer than most lipsticks I've tried! Let's just say it lasts more than a few drinks, unlike a lot of lipsticks I've tried that can barely stay put after one. I also love the gold packaging, because it adds to the classiness of the lipstick, it also clicks into place which I love on a lipstick case as it means that you don't have to worry about your lipstick coating the entire contents of your bag if the lid falls off! Please tell me it's not just me?! 
  
I can't find these products to purchase separately so I'm guessing they are just one off purchases specially made for this box, so I'm pretty happy that I got them as the lipstick is seriously amazing!

Have you been tempted by this box too? What did you think?

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