Monday, 16 December 2013

Boots advent calender week 2





Boots Advent Calender 
Week Two

 Here is my second weeks round up to the Boots beauty advent calender .
 

Day 8


  Day number 8 was a rather large door, very exciting. I got a umbertto gianni hair band :-). It was super pretty, just what you need to jazz a hair do up, and it has no metal attatchments so didnt break or damage the hair.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE 
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Day 9

 Day number 9 was a Boots seventeen supreme shine polish in 'miami'. Iv heard of this brand a long time ago, i look at it as a funky teen brand from boots. The brush is a little short and stubby for my liking but is made for ease of use and quicker coverage. The colour covers well with just two coats, no streaks, and a high shine finish.The polish is a little thin but gave a good few days wear out of it. Will be a great colour  for the summer time. most definatly reccomended.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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Day 10


 Day 10 was the orly bonder base coat. I have used orly for a long time, the bonder base coat is a rubberised base coat which lets the polish grip to the base coat for extended wear. This is also a great base coat for people who tend to bash their hands alot, the rubberised base helps to cushion knocks. I wouldnt really say that this base coat holds the polish on any longer but is a great nail protector. The bottle was a mini 5ml so great to carry in your handbag for last minute protection and shine.

STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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Day 11


Day 11 was a tester vial of ghost perfume. Now firstly its a tester vial and not a spray bottle which i hate...as soon as you manage to prize the vial lid off you more often than not spill half of it from the force of tugging the lid off. Ghost is quite a strong, over powering scent.This was not to my liking and neither was the bottle...this was given away

STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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Day 12


Day 12 was the third nail product of the week...had a bit more variety in the first week. The Boots nail shine solution. A high shine top coat that helps to strengthen the nails. It can either be used on its own as a strengthener or as a top coat over a colour. It gives a real high shine finish, you do need to make sure you have enough product on the brush other wise it can drag a little, its quite a thick top coat so doesnt spread as far as others.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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Day 13

 Day 13 was another vichy product, the liftactiv serum 10 for eyes and eye lashes...now this is the same as the previous vichy product. Its a great trial size but has absolutly no instructions what so ever, i had to again look it up online to find out what it was for and how to use it. The vichy liftactiv serum 10 can be applied to the eye contour area to lift, firm and smooth, it is also quoted to fortifie lashes. The application instructions were a little brief so im not sure if i need to apply directly to lashes or not? The serum itself is thin and absorbs very easily and has a very delicate scent.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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Day 14

 Day number 14 brings another perfume sample. This one is the Juciy couture couture la la. A really feminine girly scent with mandarin and bold florals. A 1.5ml sample with a spray lid :) A handy size for the hand bag. This is the fourth perfume sample from the calender. They are a great way to try out a differant perfume. I do Prefer the ones with the spray lid...saves you spilling. And 1.5ml is a great size..enough for a few uses. Perfumes react with your individual scents and bacterias on the skin so its allways good to try it on your own skin rather than going by what other like or wear.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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All in all this week was a bit dissapointing compared to last being that i had three nail polishes and two more perfumes. Good products but could have done with a little more variety and maybe some more make up.
We shall see what the next week brings

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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Boots advent calender



Boots Christmas advent calender

Week One



So as i promised here is my follow up on my boots beauty advent calender. So far i have had seven beautiful presents......


DAY ONE


Day one was a 75 ml soap and glory clean girl shower gel. It was a lovely treat to get such a big product on the first day. 
A rich creamy shower cream with a slight pearlescent sheen. It really foams up and has a sweet smell, this was my first product i had used from the soap and glory brand although i have bought it for friends in the past knowing it was a luxurious treat. A beautiful start to the advent calender.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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DAY TWO
Day two was a smaller door but equally as exciting as day one. I received a bamli lip balm. Id never heard of this brand before so it was nice to try something new. When i opened the balm i was expecting a inverted pot of balm...to my surprise when i opened i had a pyramid of balm protruding from the centre of the pot. The balm is smooth and silky, i had strawberry flavour which was lush and tasted just like strawberry quality street. I think i will definitely be making a follow up purchase for these cute little balms which also have a handy keyring attachment
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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DAY THREE

Day three was a 5ml mavala nail polish in a beautiful classic hot red. Iv known of mavala since my college days, a real old school company, a staple in the beauty world. The colour was soo beautiful, a real Christmas red and went on really well. Nice and smooth, thin and dried in a good time. The size of the bottle was a really good size to try as well. Another fabulous beauty treat. By this time i am super excited when i get up in the morning to open the next door.

STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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DAY FOUR

Day four was my first small door :-( but again a super great gift. Today i had a 1.5 ml Nina by Nina Richi spray perfume. A great spray rather than a small vial. I have seen adverts for this perfume numerous times as it has sponsored a few programmes on channel four before. Now obviously perfume is a very personal affair, some you like some you don't, it all depends on your own natural smell.
This one was a sweet, soft fragrance, very girly and i loved it...its nearly all gone in fact after a few days!

STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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DAY FIVE

Day number five......Rimmel stay matte foundation. Again a nice size trial, not just a sachet. The colour itself was a little off my own skin tone, I'm not a foundation fan anyway so i did find this one a little thick and heavy, but nice to give it a go. Its application was good, it spread evenly and smoothly. I found i had a little transfer when touching or scratching my face...which is part of the reason i tend to avoid foundation in the first place, But good coverage and other than touching transfer it lasted well.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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DAY SIX


 Day six was another brand i had not heard of, a 3ml tube of Vichy serum. It was presented well in a nice little box, very sleek. I did however have to fathom out the serum myself as there wasn't any application instructions. The serum its self was silky smooth and absorbed into the skin really well, Not a lot of scent to it so id say a good serum for all skin types. I feel maybe it needed a little more instructional and factual information on it to really explain the whys and wheres.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE 
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DAY SEVEN

Day number seven...the last day of the week..boooooo..but hey we still have another 17 days to go :-). Pacco Rabanne Black xs perfume. Another 1.5ml sample to give this perfume a really good try. Like i said before perfume is a very personal choice as your own hormones and bacterias on your skin changes how a perfume smells, this one is a little more of a deep, spicy scent but still a lovely girly scent. Good if you like a strong sure perfume.
A great trial size of a popular brand, soo many perfumes out there to try and even more being released this time of year.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE 
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