Worth the Hype? St Ives Apricot Scrub for Sensitive Skin |thelittlescottishcorner

St Ives Apricot Scrub

It seems like every man, woman, cat and even goldfish were raving about the St Ives Apricot Scrub at one point. I gave in one day and tossed it in my basket to put to the test. I can’t say I’m a face scrub expert – far from it. I’ve tried Philosophy Micro Exfoliating Scrub, a sample of Dermalogica Face Scrub, Elemis Freshskin Exfoliator and pretty much every scrub made by Boots Skin Clear or Clean and Clear. I like the Philosophy scrub, but it is too darn expensive. My next choice would be Elemis Freshskin and at £12 a tube it still isn’t cheap, but smells of Apricots. And finally, for many years I just used Boots Skin Clear Daily Face scrub. Cheap. Cheerful. Clears my skin. Job done. Anyway, I figured the St Ives scrub might be similar, but with a delicious Apricot smell. How wrong was I? Very wrong indeed.

The texture of this scrub is very gritty and in my opinion a bit rough for the face. This is definitely not something you would use everyday – more of a 2 or 3 times a week kind of thing. I picked up the version for sensitive skin as sometimes products can be too harsh for me or break me out in spots. The scrub does smell really nice, which is a bonus for a face product as some of them can smell really nasty. Normally when I use a scrub, my pores on my nose don’t get too clogged – it’s only when I skip using it for a week or so due to being on holiday or running out that I notice thy have begun to clog. Since introducing this into my skincare routine on Mondays and Thursdays (and the occasional Saturday), I’ve noticed my nose has become really clogged up. Disgusting I know, but a valid observation. The other thing I’ve noticed since using this (been using it ~4 months now) is that my skin seems to be a lot drier than before. Now I haven’t changed my moisturiser or cleanser in this time, so I can only attribute it to this scrub (and possibly weather, but normally my moisturiser combats the horrid weather).

The scrub does claim to be non-drying, so maybe it just doesn’t agree with my skin type? It contains no oil, which is good if you are worried about looking like a chip pan, but bad if you have dry skin issues like me. The coarse grains are bits of walnut – so all natural and good and the scrub doesn’t contain parabens of phtalates. So it isn’t all bad. It also only retails for around £4 for 150ml, but is currently only £2.13 in Superdrug.

I know many bloggers do love this and Gemma over at Miss Makeup Magpie (one of my fave bloggers and her review is here) has been using this for a number of years and got on particularly well with a different version of this scrub. So I can kinda see why so many bloggers rave about this scrub, but sadly it just didn’t work for me.

Have you tried St Ives Scrub and did you find it dried you out too? What’s your go to scrub?

Skin Saviour | Elemis Freshskin Matte Moisturiser

Elemis FreshSkin Moisturiser

Hi my name is Jacquelyn and I am the world’s worst blogger! Sorry people. I’m so bad, but blogging is a hobby right? And it’s difficult to fit it in sometimes when your working full time. Speaking of work, I just applied for a full time job at my work. Aaaaaah. Scary stuff. I’m nervous already. I hope they interview me. This kinda means I’m an adult. I just applied for an adult job. Not a graduate job. No. A real life adult job. I really hope they interview me, even if I am relatively inexperienced. I want this soooo bad. Will be weird getting interviewed by people I know. Do I picture them naked or not? One of lifes many dilemmas. I think I will probably try not picture them naked because that is the worst interview tactic anyone has ever told me. Anyway, I’m stressing out here for no apparent reason. Which brings me on to my skin saviour of the year.

I’ve banged on about Elemis Freshskin before, it is seriously good. Now I love Elemis, but I can’t afford £20 odd for a bottle of cleanser (the lime blossom cleanser is ah-mazing), so freshskin is right up my street. It is aimed at teens to mid twenties, but when did an age recommendation ever stop anyone using anything? ‘Oh look this moisturiser is for teenagers, I better not use it’ said no one ever. If we get into technicalities I am still early, verging on mid twenties so I fit the bill perfectly. My skin is weird – dry in places, but my nose? Well if you wanted to I’m pretty sure you could crack an egg on there and fry it some days. It has mahoosive pores in there too, kinda like looking at a greasy moon is the way I would describe it. Not cool. I’ve always been plagued with big, disgusting spots on my nose every now and again, but generally other than a few tiny white lumps here and there the rest of my skin is clear.

Freshskin

Moisturisers and skin care can be problematic. Do you buy one for dry skin and risk making the oil rig that is your nose worse? Or do you buy one for oily skin and end up turning the rest of your face into a dry and barren dessert? Or do you buy both and have two sets of skin care, taking up precious space in the shower? First world problems here. Well in my teenage years, I went with the latter. In my early twenties I went with the former. Neither was ideal. Now, well now I have found a moisturiser that works for me. Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce to you the Elemis Freshskin Skin Clear Mattifying Moisturiser.

The packaging is fairly plain and colour coded. Anything blue is for mattifying your skin and anything pink is for normal skin. I think that because this is fairly plain, you could give it to boys as well as girls. It is important to treat your teenage skin right –  I remember my brother looking after his and he has fabulous skin for a man now. I can see mums and grannies buying this for their teenagers for Chrimbo. Points to Elemis. The pump dispenser works and doesn’t clog, not much else to say here.

The texture, hmmm. Not too thick, not to watery. Exactly what you want from a moisturiser. It spreads evenly on the face and absorbs really well. Typically I give this around 5-10 minutes to soak in whilst I dry my hair before applying any makeup and I am left with no oily residue on my face. I do find that when I use this my nose gets marginally less oily during the day than if I don’t use it. Winner. This contains shea butter for added moistures and bergamot which is antiseptic to help reduce spots. It also contains cucumber and witch hazel, which are pretty common skin care ingredients for moisturising and fighting spots. I cant’t say that this noticeably reduces spots on it’s own, but combined with the serum from this range, it definitely does. Elemis don’t use any nasties – parabens, SLS etc in any of their products which is a bonus.

Okay, so the downside – it is quite pricey. £21 for a 50ml pot from Feel Unique. It is worth it though, trust me. It is my skin hero and a dessert island product.

Have you tried Freshskin? Did you love it as much as me? Can anyone recommend a nice face scrub, I am on the hunt?

International Box Swap Item 1 | EOS Lip Balms

EOS Lip Balms|thelittlscottishcorner

It’s been an absolute age since I blogged and I’ve really missed it. I was working loads of hours and just couldn’t face it. Some nights I didn’t get home until after midnight and would be back in at 8 the next morning, so finding time was difficult. I also had a little spell of feeling unwell, so figured a break would do me good. Anyway, it’s our compulsory 2 week holiday now, so I am going to enjoy blogging, nail painting and maybe a bit of cycling if my bike gets fixed today. I should probably get out of my pyjamas and take it to the bike store, but blogging is way more fun! I’m starting off with a short post today, so I can get back into things.

What better way to start off than with one of my box swap items from Brittany from the beauty deputy! If you want to see my full box swap, you can find the post here. I still haven’t finished all the food she sent me yet. I was super excited when I opened the box and discovered not 1, but 2 EOS lip balms. These aren’t the cheapest lip balms in the UK and I had always wanted to try them, but the price and the fact I could only find them online put me off. I’ve been using both of these everyday since I got them and they are a firm favourite in my stash. I must say that the passionfruit is definitely my favourite of the two.

EOS Lip Balm|thelittlescottishcorner

Out of the packet

The packaging of these is really odd, but eye catching. The balm comes housed in a small plastic ball in a colour relevant to the scent or flavour. The plastic is that matte rubberised stuff, which is my only complaint as it does collect dirt, dust and loose makeup in your bag. You can wipe it pretty easily though, so no biggie. I absolutely hated the blister pack these came in – it initially looked pretty, but I broke a nail getting them out of the really tight packaging. It did look pretty though didn’t it? The way they had designed the packaging to look like the lip balms were flowers. Very cute.

EOS Ball Shaped Lip Balm|thelittlescottishcorner

The ball shape initially scared me, but it works well

Packaging aside, lets talk lip balms. These are fantastic. The smell is not too powerful – personally the passion fruit is my favourite of the two and the taste isn’t strong either. Once applied to the lips, these don’t leave you feeling greasy and nor do they dry my lips out. I find that these pack a good hit of moisture for around 3-4 hours and the design makes them super quick and easy to apply.

Told you it would be a quick one today 🙂 I just want to say a massive thank you once again to Brittany for sending me these and you should look out for more posts with mybox swap items in the coming weeks.

I really want some more EOS in my life, so what flavours can you recommend? Has anyone tried Balmi as they look similar?

Want to keep up to date with me? Why not follow me?

Bloglovin/Twitter/Instagram/Facebook

UK Box Swap with Cats for Life

DSC02394

It’s been a while since I blogged hasn’t it? So this post is a good way to ease me back into it. I know your probably sick of me saying I am busy at work, but it’s true! Topped with an untimely visit to A and E, a horrible cold and the landlord deciding to replaster the house we stay in, I’ve been pretty busy. I move department again in a few weeks time, so looks like the 12, 14 or even 16 hour days could be a thing of the past for me. I really love my current department and although this past 2 weeks have been insanely busy I will be really sad to leave. I’ve enjoyed getting stuck into different things. The replastering of our house came at the totally wrong time and there is just stuff everywhere. It’s horrible. It’s even a struggle to sit down at my computer and write this post.

Anyway, I arranged this box swap with the lovely Jordannah back in the new year and we had originally planned to do the swap in March/April time around Easter. We ended up delaying it as Jordannah was on holiday for a few weeks and before I knew it, it was June! I actually got my box a few weeks before Jordannah, even though I posted her box before she posted mine. Her boyfriend ended up forgetting to take the box with him, so poor Jordannah had to wait over 3 weeks to get it from him! I felt pretty bad for her, but eventually she got her box, so we agreed we would show you all what we got!

I was so excited when I opened the box by the sheer amount of things she had managed to cram into our budget. I felt like my box was a little lacking in comparison. I couldn’t wait to rip off the cute orange and red tissue paper and see what was in store. And boy I was not disappointed! Jordannah also included a really cute little cat postcard – we both love cats. I thought the yellow cards that were stuck onto each of the little bundles explaining why she included things was a great idea.

DSC02407

Skincare

Vichy Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream

‘I had too many of these Vichy Serums lying around so thought you would love one!’

Thanks 🙂 Jordannah! I had seen Vichy on so many blogs as it seems a staple product in those monthly subscription boxes but had never tried anything myself. This little 3ml tube will be fabulous for taking on holiday as it won’t eat into my liquid allowance too much. I’ve put this away in my drawer of holiday sachets, so hopefully it wont be there too long before I get to use it!

Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque

‘And who can say no to a chocolate face mask?!’

I love Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks. I actually have a tube of the chocolate and orange face mask, which I love and I imagine this one will be pretty similar. Mmm chocolatey.

Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel

‘And to a bit of simple. Everyone needs some in their life!’

I knew I would forget to photograph something in the bundle. Sorry. Simple is not a brand I am hugely familiar with – I’ve tried a couple of things and I know it is super affordable and gentle on the skin. This wash is soap free and unscented. I’m going to let my other half try this one out too as he has really sensitive skin. This didn’t dry out my skin, or leave it feeling tight.

Garnier Moisture Match Illuminating Light Lotion

‘Hehe, this is the item I had to break into the box, to put in! I love this moisturiser, it’s by far the best drugstore one I’ve found.’

I am so glad that Jordannah delayed sending the box to put this in! Love it so much. I think it is probably the highlight of the box for me. It smells delicious, kinda citrusy and it so light on the skin. After using this my skin feels amazing and soft and not at all greasy. Applying makeup after this is a dream. I am in love. Thank you so much!

Halo Eye Make-Up Remover Pads

‘I really love Halo as a brand and these make-up wipes are really good.’

I haven’t tried these out yet as I generally only use make-up wipes when I am feeling lazy. The packet is so compact that these would be good for a weekend away when you want to keep stuff to a minimum.

Hair and random stuff

Hair and random stuff

Hair and Miscellaneous

Beauty So Clean Wipes

‘I also put in some Beauty So Clean wipes to clean beauty items like lipgloss and lipstick.’

What a brilliant idea these wipes are and I will definitely make full use of these. More often than not I am cleaning up palettes and lipgloss, so this will be a much more hygienic than a tissue.

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

‘For hair I love Batiste. Its a life saver.’

This can is so cute and compact and would be perfect for a festival. I don’t use dry shampoo as a shampoo, I tend to use it more for backcombing. Once my current can is finished, I will be giving this a try.

Tresemme Hair Shot

‘I also got a little hair conditioner shot for a little pick me up.’

I could really do with this right now, my hair is an absolute mess! Thanks for including this Jordannah, you must have read my mind. Once the replastering is done in my house, I will be having a pamper session, so will whip this out then.

Maybelline Baby Lips in Hydrate

‘For lips I’ve put in my all time fav baby lips – I’m already on my second.’

I’m surprised Jordannah has managed to go through one of these already! I haven’t tried this Baby lips before, but I have the Mint one which I love the smell of, but don’t find too moisturising. Hopefully since this one is actually targeted to moisturise the lips that it will far better.

Makeup goodness

Makeup goodness

Cosmetics

Collection Cream Puff in Cotton Candy

‘These collection Lip Puffs are great too! I chose a pretty standard colour just in case!’

They are actually amazing. The colour is perfect for me and compliments my skin really well. I love the idea of these, they dry to a matte finish but apply like a gloss. I managed to get around 2-3 hours wear from this and it did transfer a little when eating and drinking. One thing I noticed was that it required good lip preparation before so that my lips didn’t look flakey and liney.

Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Peach Melba

Ah good old natural collection. I used to love natural collection when I was in school as everything was so affordable. I was pleasantly surprised by how pigmented this blusher is and how smoothly it applies. This colour is really natural looking, so perfect for those no makeup days.

Collection Bronze Glow in Terracota

‘ I got you my all time favourite blush and bronzer so you can try out some contouring.’ 

I am a bad beauty blogger. I don’t contour. I wear blusher and sometimes bronzer and I guess you could say I sculpt my cheeks a little, but I never contour the jawline, hairline or nose. Lets give it a bash with this matte bronzer shall we?

Seventeen Phwoar Paint

‘I bought you my fav concealer of the moment, it says its for under eyes but works great on blemishes too.’

I’ve seen this on a few blogs and have been intrigued. I am the queen of dark circles, so really need something heavy. I haven’t actually tried this under eyes yet as I am worried it will crease, so need to wait for a day when I am not leaving the house but it is fabby on spots. So creamy and the colour is an okay match for my skin.

Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner in Black

‘I really love the collection liquid eyeliner – it’s so easy to do a cat eye with.’

When I saw this I turned away and groaned. I am so useless at liquid eyeliner as my hands are so shaky, so I thought I would just make a mess. I wasn’t wrong. So much mess. Anyway, Brittany from the Beauty deputy had a cool technique to use tape to mark off your area for a flick. I’m gonna get some masking tape and try this out. In terms of formula, I don’t really have any other eyeliners of the liquid variety to compare to, but it seems quite wet, drying to a semi matte finish. I will report back if I successfully manage a flick.

Alima Eyeshadow

‘I also put in a little loose eyeshadow I had but never used. I know you love eyeshadow more than me!’

Awh this was very sweet to get this included. The colour of this is hard to describe, a kinda grey-brown shimmer. I’m going to review this soon as I had never heard of the brand.

Notebook, pens and brush roll

Notebook, pens and brush roll

Food and Non-Beauty Stuff

Brush Roll, Notebook and Gel Pens

Cute notebook

Cute notebook

Couldn't resist a close up of the pens

Couldn’t resist a close up of the pens

Brush roll

Brush roll

Ah how cute is the brush roll?And she hand made it! I was scared to use it incase it gets dirty, but its washing machine safe! Once my house is back in order, this will take pride of place on my dresser. The notebook with the stitched on dolls was a cute addition too. And the swirly gel pens took me back to my childhood.

Food :)

Food 🙂

Haribo, Mikado, Eton Mess Chocolate and Necklace

I already ate most of the strawberry haribo as I opened them at work and shared them with people. The mikado were amazing –  never tried them before. I’m ashamed to say that me and the BF ate the whole box in one sitting. #Piggies

Has anyone else ever down a box swap? Big thanks to Jordannah for agreeing to do this swap with me:)

Want to keep up to date with me? Why not follow me?

Bloglovin/Twitter/Instagram/Facebook

International Box Swap with the Beauty Deputy | Part 2

Box Swap 1

So if you read yesterdays post on my international box swap with the beauty deputy, you are probably pretty excited right now? I know I certainly am! I had to split this in two as there was just so much in the box to show you all. I’m excited to be trying everything out over the coming months. I won’t be giving too much away in this post – saving that for the review!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I guess the images above give you a bit of an idea of what was in the box? And I am going to give a run-down of everything and my initial impressions, with reviews following at a later date. I had intended to try everything before doing this post, but there wasn’t enough days/I don’t have enough faces! I love the whole box, all the brands are new to me. So lets get started.

Look at all the pretty samples

Look at all the pretty samples

First up, Brittany really surprised me and made me really excited because she included an Ipsy bag! Yup, I got an actual Ipsy bag and she had packed it full of samples for me. I was really happy to receive some generous samples of BH eyeshadows and some sigma shadow samples too. Thanks Brittany! I also got some Stila foundation and BB cream, which will be perfect for travel. I can mix the darker shades with moisturiser to lighten them up and mix the lighter ones with bronzer. Win win. I think the icing on the cake in this bag of swag was the Too Faced Chocolate bronzer. I knew that I was getting this one as she had mentioned it before, but I didn’t realise just how GENEROUS the sample was. Its pretty large and will last a while. Happy happy. The next time I go on holiday I will probably take many of these samples, so will review them then, but look out for the mascara, bronzer and eyeshadow reviews coming soon. I haven’t tried the mascara yet, but the bronzer is amazing and the eyeshadow really pigmented.

Brittany really pulled it out the bag with this box swap. It is almost like she read my mind or something! How amazing are all of these goodies? The colours she choose are spot on too.

Pacifica, Bath and Bodyworks, Zumbar and Fortune Cookie

Pacifica, Bath and Bodyworks, Zumbar and Fortune Cookie

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter

I love oranges and the whole box smelled of oranges as the corner of the tube had come undone in transit. I’ve since glued it back down and used this on my legs yesterday and my hands on Monday. It’s very thick and smells delicious. Big thumbs up.

Bath and Body Works Be Enchanted

This is really girly isn’t it? Smells girly anyway. Brittany mentioned she couldn’t do a box swap without including something from Bath and Body works and I am glad she did. I find it funny after being used to the metric system where everything comes in 10ml, 50ml, 100ml etc that this is a random volume. Its in fluid ounces, but it made me look twice!

Zumbar in Almond

Brittany mentioned that this contains goats milk, which is good for your skin because of it’s ph. You learn something new huh? This smells nice, I think I will put it in my shower as my soap is almost finished. I think this will be great for me as it is very moisturising.

Fortune Cookie Soap

In her note, Brittany mentioned that this is mint choc chip ice cream and it definitely reminds me of that. I was so jealous of all the US folk getting these boxes every few months and now I can experience a bit of it too! This is going in my bathroom once the soap is finished in there (should be the end of the week), so I will be able to read my fortune then. Pretty cute that it is shaped like a fortune cookie – no?

Is it leopard print? Or cheetah? What would you call that?

Is it leopard print? Or cheetah? What would you call that?

Maurices Head Band

I had only heard of Maurices from Brittany’s Instagram and blog, so it was a total shock to recieve something in the box. I never thought about putting something from a clothes/accessory shop in. As long as I can remember I don’t think I have owned a hair band like this! I know, I know. I think this will be great for keeping my hair out of my face in the summer, especially when it is hot. Thank you Brittany 🙂

Maybelline, NYX, Physicians Formula, NYX again and Flower.

Maybelline, NYX, Physicians Formula, NYX again and Flower.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Shimmering Sea

Wow, this is the strangest colour I have ever seen. It’s so mesmerising. We get some shades in the UK, but not this one. I love this so much, so thank you for including this. These are really long lasting and work well as a base. Brittany suggested trying it under a nude colour and it does look pretty special. I will definitely review this at a later date , along with my Taupe one (can’t believe I never reviewed that yet).

NYX Love in Paris Palette in Mon Cherie

This bag just got better and better! An NYX palette! Of course the box swap wouldn’t be a box swap if Brittany hadn’t included a palette, she is the queen of palettes after all. She’s managed to convince me to buy the Urban Decay Vice 2 and I’m swithering over the Too Faced Chocolate bar now. Anyway, I’m going off track. I thought this palette was pretty fitting as I’ve just been to Paris! The colours are very versatile and from sticking my finger in there, these feel smooth. Brittany said she had a hard time picking this for me, but good choice! I think this would be a great palette for a day to evening look. Neutral in the day and jazz it up with the green and blue sparkle in the evening.

Physicians Formula Glow and Mood Boosting Blush

When I saw this, I was squealing like a baby pig. Literally. I mean look at it. Even if this turns out to be the worst blusher in history (which it wont, going by the reviews I had seen previously), how can you not just sit and admire those cute hearts? Brittany asked if there was any brands I would like to try and this one was in the list as I had seen SO many reviews on it. Apparently this has natural plant extracts that mimic endorphines and pick up your mood. Brittany just bought it for the packaging. I can’t bring myself to use this quite yet, give me two weeks and I will be ready. In the mean time lets just appreciate how beautiful it is shall we?

NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk

Great minds think alike. I ended up getting Brittany a similar pencil in a vanilla colour from collection thinking it would make a great base. She got me this for that reason too. Apparently the white makes eyeshadows pop, so this will be great for those more adventurous shades in my collection. I like that this glides on really smoothly and doesn’t tug. I am going to try this in the corners of my eyes, but not sure my application is precise enough!

Flower Zoom In Mascara

The first thing I thought when I saw this was ‘how does the brush work?’. Being an engineer, I had to immediately open the mascara and twist the brush several times to see how it worked. It’s a very simple concept and I am surprised other brands haven’t copied this. The packaging feels very high end for a drugstore brand and the formula is pretty decent. My main issue is not really knowing how to apply this. Are you meant to use each stage of the three stage brush to lengthen, curl and add volume at once? Or is it a case of use whichever setting you fancy that day? Help! Brittany seems to have a similar lash problem to me – no curl, so I have high hopes for this mascara once I work out the best way to apply.

The Jamberry nail wraps

The Jamberry nail wraps

Jamberry Nail Wraps

I knew Brittany was sending me these as she had mentioned it before. I was really lucky to be sent 3 designs! Apparently one nail was missing from a sheet and Jamberry sent her a new sheet, so I scored. I can’t wait to try these out. I need to grow my nails first as I had a few breakages and chewed them a little from stress. My bad. The designs I got are all very varied – Midnight Celebration, Cup of Tea and Flutterfly. Cup of Tea are perfect for summer. Brittany was even kind enough to include instructions for me. How thoughtful.

Okay, so the next bag I was really excited about – it was all about lips! The first thing I noticed was this Gorgeous Lip Smoochie from Covergirl.

NYX, Pacifica, Covergirl, Flower, Miranda's

NYX, Pacifica, Covergirl, Flower, Miranda’s

CoverGirl Lip Smoochie in C U L8R

This was another brand I was keen to try, but Brittany had never tried so I was curious as to what she would buy me. I know Covergirl and Revlon have some sort of link and the packaging is very similar, but I knew I wanted to try something from Covergirl. I’ve seen these on some of the American and Canadian blogs I read, so can’t believe I finally got one. Mega thank you Brittany! And the colour is perfect.

Pacifica Orange Lip Tint in Blood Orange

I know that Brittany loves these, so I was so excited to try this one out. I was surprised by how big these are and I love the fact that it is orange. I love oranges. I’m not revealing the colour yet, I’m saving that for the review post :p

Flower Lipgloss in Shine On

How cool is it that Drew Barrymore has her own makeup line? I loved Drew in Charlies Angels. This is the only product I haven’t yet had a chance to try out, but I know I will love it. The colour is so wearable and very me. I am also impressed with how luxurious and sleek the packaging looks.

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel

Aaaaah I actually squealed a little when I opened this! How Perfect is that colour? This baby barely left my lips all weekend. It applies like a dream and it is just truly awesome in formulation. It doesn’t drag, nor does it feel sticky. I think I may have just found a new favourite lipgloss.

Miranda’s Tangerine Lip Balm in Lime

Brittany included a super sweet story with this about how it is a friend of hers that makes these that she met when she was really young and moved schools. I liked the sweet and personal touch, very thoughtful. This smells really fresh and I’ve only tried it once, but feels very nice on the lips.

Oooh pretty. Wet n Wild and EOS

Oooh pretty. Wet n Wild and EOS

EOS Lip Balm in Passion Fruit and Strawberry Sorbet

Mirya, Brittany’s naughty puppy likes to chew these. I can see why. Strange as they look, they are like little eggs of heaven. The smell awesome and are so moisturising on the lips. I’ve got the passionfruit one at my desk with me right now. The egg shape reminds me of kinder egg insides. I had a wrestle to get this out the packet, but it was worth it. I think I need to buy more of these. Oh and Mirya, stop chewing up your mummies lip balms!

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Coloricon Eyeshadow

Woop woop. Another palette. This time, wet n wild. I really wanted to try wet and wild, so was very happy to see this. Most of my eyeshadow is brown, neutral or purple toned, so I was ecstatic to see some green. I like that each of the shadows are marked define, crease etc. Yes Brittany, I like the green and blue too. These are really soft and fairly pigmented. I need to experiment more with looks.

Wet N Wild Blusher

Brittany said this was really pigmented for the price, she wasn’t joking. The little brush is dead handy and I liked the detail in the blusher itself. This wore really well on me, I like it a lot. Maybe even more than Sleek. Oh no you didn’t. Oh yes I did.

I hope you enjoyed this overview post and gradually over the next few months I will be reviewing everything. I like to test things for a few weeks before reviewing, but will get reviews up soon. I would love to know if anyone else has ever done a box swap?

Want to keep up to date with me? Why not follow me?

Bloglovin/Twitter/Instagram/Facebook