First impressions: definitely, one of my favourite so far.
Quality brands, good variety and great choice of colours that would suit everybody.
Plus to make it extra special - being Christmas - everything came in a red glossy box.
Blink+Go Hi-Definition Mascara
First item in the box is a waterproof mascara; I was excited to receive it because I'm on the hunt for the perfect waterproof mascara (for the wedding, you know) but I was left disappointed with this one.
I found it extremely drying! I've used a waterproof mascara before and I know they can be a bit of a pain to remove but this one made my lashes 'crispy' straight after application.
Also, I'm not a fan of the brush: it didn't help separate or for volume.
I'm afraid, it's definitely a no-buy from me.
Cargo Cosmetics Classic Lip Gloss in Las Vegas
Not impressed with this product as I wasn't impressed with the Cargo eye pencil from Boudoir Prive Box.
I'm not a fan of lip glosses in general and this is not my colour, unfortunately - it's more brown than in the picture, actually.
Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle Mini Nail Varnish with Stripped to Go Satchet
I was very excited to see this in the box! I've never tried Deborah Lippmann' polishes before, although read many many good things.
I like the miniature bottle (so cute) and the colour is gorgeous (right up my alley!); it's a purple with glitter and I had good coverage from the first coat.
Longevity wasn't the best: chipped after 3 days but still acceptable.
Together with the polish, we also received a sample of the polish remover mitt. I'm not a fan of these pre-soaked pads but this one was impressive. I used it to remove Razzle Dazzle and, although it says one mitt is enough for both hands, I only managed 6/7 fingers; you need to consider this is an heavy duty polish (with all the glitter) so it's not too bad.
MEMEME Seventh Heaven
I have never used this brand before - I think the packaging looks quite cheap... You see, I would have never bought this product but I'm pleased I discovered it because I liked it a lot.
I use this as a primer: it, also, has active ingredients and extracts to moisturise the skin but I wouldn't use it everyday.
It has a very pleasant citrusy smell and it's light on the skin, creating a smooth canvas for the make up.
You should, definitely, check it out if you're looking for a budget primer.
Rituals Foaming Shower Gel in Yogi Flow
This is a full size bottle and it's huge!!! The packaging looks very luxurious and it would be perfect for a present too.
The Yogi Flow version is the indian rose and sweet almond oil but I bet they are all lovely scented - in fact I'd like to try more.
I'm a big fan of foaming shower gels - I've used the Imperial Leather's before - and I find that a little goes a long wait. Plus, they always leave my skin extremely soft and nourished.