Sooo, i’ve had over a months break from blogging! University’s just really got in the way, and being a student, i’ve not really had much money to spend on fashion or beauty related things. Luckily, I saved a few coppers this week and managed to spend them all in one go in boots……well I got a free gift with my purchases so not too bad, right?
So, as you can see, I bought the L’oreal glam bronze bronzer and the lumi magique primer and got a little box of goodies to go along with it 🙂
I went into boots on a mission to find a new primer and bronzer and after spotting the free gift you got when you spent £15 or over on L’Oreal, I decided to get both tihngs from there. I have really loved all the things i’ve tried from L’Oreal in the past and so I was fairly certain I would be able to find a good bronzer and primer.
The first thing I picked up was the primer. I already have the lumi magique foundation and so I thought using the primer that goes with it should probably help my makeup to stay put better than others might. I have tested this out now and am happy to say I really like it!
I orignally thought it would be waay too shimmery for me and leave me looking like a glitterball, but when it’s properly applied, it’s only a really faint shimmer, wihch I like. It also makes my skin feel baby smooth and definitely helps to keep my makeup in place! It retails for £9.99. Towards the expensive end of things, but worth it I think.
I then decided on the glam bronze bronzer. Mainly, because I love the shimmery leopard print on it. The shimmer goes after you’ve used it a couple of times, so your cheeks aren’t left looking to glittery. The colour is perfect for me and the only criticism I have is that it’s so pigmented!
When I first applied it I looked like a drag queen! So apply this one carefully. It comes with a mirror in it and a handy brush, which is actually perfect for applying bronzer for contouring before buffing it out to give a less severe look. This was also £9.99, so again expensive but it definitely feels worth the price and I think it will last me a good while.
So after spending just under £20, I got a nice little gift for free! The box included a few samples and them full sized mascara, lipstick and nail polish, which I thoght was definitely worth spending the £20!
I already have the volume million lashes luminizer for blue eyes and I really love it so I was happy to ge this dimantissime version of this which actually has flecks of silver in it. It’s a lovely mascara and althoough it doesn’t really volumise my lashes much, it definitely gives them a bit of length and a lift, which is nice for a more daytime look.
The brush of the mascara also make sit feel like every lash is caught and coated, giving them a bit more of a curl.
The free gift also cam with a shimmery red lipstick, which I am so excited to use for my christmas ball (which is this wednesday, eek!). It looks really lovely on and the shimmer to it make sit look extra christmassy. This may not be down everyone street but it’s definitely down mine!
Finally was a nailpolish which I will definitely be using as a top coat to a lot of my nailpolishes to make them more shimmery (i’ve said that a lot in this post!). It’s a really beautiful luminesent nail polish that looks like lilac sparkle over my Barry M capuchino nail polish.
As well as this L’Oreal free gift, i’ve had my eye on the Max Factor and No 7 one so hopefully if I save a bit this week i’ll be able to splurge some more on makeup goodies 🙂
thanks for reading!
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