I was lucky enough to be given some cracking beauty-related presents for Christmas, and also managed to nab some beauties in the sales earlier this week. Boots do a half-price offer on gift sets which means I can stock up on some Soap and Glory, and were still running their 3 for 2 deal, so I'm quite happy with my little spoils!
First up is the Bad Day Box: this includes travel sized Pulp Friction scrub, Foam Call wash, a full size Butter Yourself body butter and a shower puff. I'm grateful for the puff, as Brandon has a tendency to unravel mine within months! This was a gift from my best friend, and she also gave me Benefit's They're Real mascara, shown below!
Next up is S&G's Eye Box, which has collagen infused Thick N Fast mascara, Supercat felt tip eyeliner, Archery eyebrow kit and Smoulder Kohl eyeliner. This was a gift from my sister-in-law, and Archery is both our favourite product ever! It has a creamy crayon on one end and a super fine pen on the other for precise, bold brows. Perfection!
|left; They're Real. Right; Thick N Fast|
|Excuse the bags and bloodshot eyes, I've been plagued with lurgy over Christmas!|
Another offering from S&G is the Perfect scents kit. I picked this up thinking it was a perfume included, but it's actually a reed diffuser! So the whole room smells like their signature rose and bergamot scent, with a hand-wash and lotion dispenser.
Finally, a deal I picked up! I'd heard about the Rouge Edition lipstick from bourjois and snapped up some for myself! They're quite bizarre to use; they go on very glossy and thick, but dry to a matte, almost powdery finish. These are a little messier than other liquid lipsticks I've tried, but I love the shades! Peach Club is one I'd never have given a second look but it's so sweet and summery, so it's on reserve until the better weather shows up!
I swatched them to show the colour pay off and how true to bottle it is, but if I put them on my lips there's no taking them off - they stain so you can build up to have heavier or lighter coverage, whatever you prefer. Personally one or two swipes does me fine, so I've included a wee snap of me wearing Red-volution below.
I am now, as this has posted, soaking in the bath with a variety of lotions and potions, an old book, and plenty of ideas for the future bubbling around my head. For 2016 all I really want is for me and my loved ones to be happy and healthy, but it would be nice to tack some goals on there too! I wish you all a year full of love and success, lang may yer lum reek!