Saturday, 16 August 2014

Newbies #5


It definitely seems like ages since I've done my usual newbies post. Maybe that's because I've been putting a little bit of a curb on my spending (or at least trying to) until I go on holiday. Speaking of going on holiday it's only a week tomorrow until I'm outta here! Sorry but I'm just super excited to be getting some sunshine after a couple of very dreary weeks here in Glasgow. I did manage to pick up a few new bits and pieces over the week which I'm pretty excited to try! 

Firstly, I went out and got the Boots Vitamin E Eye Cream to take on holiday with me. I don't usually bother with an SPF eye cream when I go away but I thought it would be a good idea seeing as you'll quite often find me lazing around the pool sans sunglasses (naughty). I've tried it a couple of times and it seems okay. It has a pearly/shimmery effect to help brighten the eye area and it's apparently suited to all skin types including those with sensitive skin. It was also incredibly cheap; correct me if I'm wrong but I actually think this may have been around the £2 mark. So, I suppose if I don't get on well with this it isn't really a waste. 

Secondly, I got two new eye products both of which are drug store brands. I'm sure you all have heard of Rimmel's new eye brow product Brow This Way which only launched a few weeks ago. I normally use Benefit's Gimme Brow, and this sounded quite similar so I thought I'd give it a try. I picked up the colour dark brown for a bit of drama, but I have a feeling it may be just a tad dark for me. Also, unlike Gimme Brow the brush on this is quite big and clunky so you really have to take your time when applying. The other thing I picked up is the Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner, which is a bit of a disappointing purchase already if I'm honest. I like my eyeliner jet black as possible but this is a little dry, and fades really quickly. It also smudges onto the top of my eyelid throughout the day which is really annoying. So overall I'm not particularly impressed with this. 

These are all the new bits I managed to pick up this week! Have any of you tried any of these?
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  1. Oh no, I was actually going to purchase that Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner after reading a few positive reviews glad I didn't as I like eyeliner (especially gel/liquid) to be mega pigmented :( xx

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    1. Yup I didn't get on with it too well I'm afraid although maybe if other people like it I could have got a dodgy one, but I doubt I'll be buying it again:( xxxx

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  2. I've been thinking about trying an eye cream so might pick this one up. I want to try a new brow product but I always find the colours are too dark for me as Im a light blonde.

    Emma x
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    1. Yeah i'm pretty sure it just comes in medium blonde, brown, and clear hmm...

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  3. Bah, that Maybelline eyeliner doesn't sound very nice at all! I'm curious about the Rimmel Brow This Way, though I guess with Gimme Brow I don't really need another eyebrow product...

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    1. Brow this Way isn't expensive at all so you may as well try it :) xxxx

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