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My payday Boots haul

Hi girls and guys and welcome back! Due to my lack of posts recently this is going to be a nice long one for you all 😀

So Friday was payday for me and much like you other fashion and beauty addicts out there payday means only one thing…SHOPPING!!! (feel free to squeal this in a white chicks fashion or is that just me). Luckily for me I work over the road from a massive Boots which is able to cater to all my beauty whims and wishes. I did go a bit crazy but it is worth pointing out that there were quite a few 3 for 2 and get stuff free with 2 purchases going on.


  So firstly I purchased two things from soap and glory, their Thick and Fast High definition collagen coat mascara and their Kick ass concealer. I have recently been loving soap and glory make up so wanted to expand my collection. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the concealer yet as I think the colour may be too light for me right now however I do love that it has the cream and powder in one handy pot so it will be great for travelling. As for the mascara as you can see from above I ended up going home with a ridiculous amount of mascaras (2 were free I swear) but it is all for a good cause as I am on the hunt for my one holy grail mascara as I have the most ridiculously straight eyelashes and I cannot find a mascara that keeps them curled. If you have a holy grail mascara or any tips for super curled gorgeous lashes please let me know below. I have used the Thick and fast mascara once and found that it gave me super black lashes and lengthened but could not stand the test of gravity over the day (damn and blast).

  Next up was Rimmel where I picked up their Exaggerate full colour lip liner in 063 Eastend Snob I actually bought this based on American youtuber Nicole Guerriero’s recommendation and was pleasantly surprised that we actually sell it in England (can I get a woop woop). It has a super creamy consistency and a handy pointed end to make it easy to line and fill lips with. The colour is a lovely darkish dusky pink and I like wearing it alone all over my lips.

 I then hit up Bourjois and could not resist buying another one of their Rouge Edition Velvets in 05 Ole Flamingo! It is a lovely deep pink shade that I think will be a great alternative to the standard berry lips for autumn and these are just the most amazing consistency ever. I also bought a Barry M Eyeshadow pencil in No.5 which is a lovely dark brown with slight gold shimmer and is so creamy that you can wear it as an eyeliner or all over shadow colour.

  Lastly i got Seventeen phwoarr Paint in Fair which i’m still undecided on how I feel about so I will let you know in a later post.


Swatched from left to right: Soap and Glory Kick ass concealer (comes with 2 concealer shades), Seventeen Phwoarr Paint in Fair, Barry M Eyeshadow Pencil in no.5, Rimmel exaggerate lip pencil in 063 Eastend Snob and Bourjois Rouge Edition in 05 Ole Flamingo!

  I will do a separate post on all the mascaras I bought once i have given them a thorough test drive. Until then if you have any questions or products you would like me to test out or do looks with just let me know down below. I always look forward to hearing your views, Also don’t forget to look me up on Instagram and Twitter @stephie_warner


Benefit Gimme Brow!

Welcome back girls and guys. I hope you enioyed the first installment of my blog?

I am back to talk to you today about the ever so hyped up Benefit Gimme Brow I personally own the shade medium/deep but it is also available in light/medium for those of you out there with lighter eyebrows.


So Benefit claim that this product is: “water resistant, long wearing, natural looking and buildable.” And I totally agree!! Gimme Brow is such an easy product to use even for those of you out there of haven’t mastered the art of brows yet.

All you need to do with this product is “using short pressing motions stroke the brush tip along brow to define shape. Comb through to blend and builf brows.” It really is that easy, the super cute tiny ickle brush (pictured above) makes it quick aswell even for those of you out there with thin brows.

I use Gimme Brow in 2 ways. Firstly I use it on days when I am wearing less make up by applying one to two coats on my natural brow or on nights out when I have applied either my smashbox powder or soap and glory brow archery pencil (let me know if you want reviews on either of those in the comments :D) I will use Gimme Brow to set/add extra colour.


Picture above shows one eyebrow bare and one with two coats of Gimme Brow nothing else. Ps don’t mind my dodgy selfie!

Overall I love this product. It is so easy to use even for a make up newbie. It is a bit pricey coming in at £17.50 at Boots and of course Benefit directly but it is totally worth it and will certainly be something I will re purchase again again. I already have my friends hooked too!!

Thanks for taking the time out to read my post and welcome back to any of you who were here before. Don’t forget to leave me any comments below and also check me out on instagram and twitter @stephie_warner