Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Mini Bourjouis Haul

When buying the little bits for my current giveaway, I couldn't resist taking advantage of the Superdrug 3 for 2 offer on Bourjouis products and, having been accepted into university that morning, decided I could justify treating myself a little. The 3 for 2 offer also included a free pair of gorgeous sunglasses which I'd really been hoping to pick up too but my local store had absolutely none left so if you see them in store, grab them whilst you can!

Rouge Edition Velvet, Shade Ole Flamingo
This is a product that has made quite an impact on the blogging scene and is something I'm sure you're all very tired of reading about but I have to tell you - it really does live up to the hype! I've had this product on my mental wish list for a while now and immediately made a bee-line for the testers once in store. I tried every single colour on the back of my hand and really wish I could have got them all as the shades are all very beautiful and I adore a matte lip. As for the 24 hour claim, I'd say this was an understatement as the swatches on my hand were still visible after two days and a shower!

Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, Shade 51
This bronzer is another product I'd had in mind to buy for a while, having read that it is a rather good dupe for Benefit Hoola - a bronzer I've been lusting after but unfortunately cannot justify. Although I cannot speak for whether it is indeed a decent dupe, I have found this to be perfect for contouring on a pale skin tone like my own yet buildable for those with a darker complexion (which was my also my reason for wanting Hoola).

Instant Dry Nail Drops
This wasn't something I had in mind to purchase as my third and free item but was rather a bit of an impulsive buy. Having heard people rave about Sally Hansen Insta Dri (which this product seems to be a copying) and being someone that is rather impatient when it comes to waiting for my nails to try, I thought this could be something I'd find pretty invaluable. I've used it a couple times and must admit I'm a little dubious as to whether it has made a difference but will carry on using it until it runs out nonetheless. One thing that did impress me was how little was needed (one drop) and how easy it was to use - if only you could simply drop nail polish on too rather than painting it on!

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  1. I adore the bourjois velvet lips! Really need to add to my collection! :)

  2. I've been meaning to try the Bourjois Velvet Lips for ages, I just completely forget as soon as I go into the shops haha!

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  3. I need the nail drops! They look so great :) And I wish we had bourjois products where I live :P

    Every Day In Grace

  4. The nail drops sound great, definitely be picking those up friday, however the bronze I did not get on with I am so so pale and it just didn't look right, such a shame xxx

    Blonde of carbs

  5. Oooh, let us know how you get on with the nail drops and whether your first impressions change - looks so interesting! Also love the shade you picked for the rouge velvets!

    Efflorescent Dream

  6. I am seeing those lip glosses everywhere and they sound great, I really want to try them! I just can't say no to 3 for 2 in boots! x

    Sinead - Dreaming Again

  7. Maybe it's better to stick with quality, but I have some cheap quick-dry drops and they work well!! Weird.... :)
    Berry The Blue

  8. I want the nail drops, but I do not believe they'll work haha!

    Corinne x

  9. Love, love Bourjois! The Chocolate bronzer is great. Haven't seen the drops before though! Must check them out.

    xx from

  10. I really want to try instant dry nail drops - I always end up getting impatient and smudging mine like an idiot! Both of the other products look lovely too - Bourjouis is a brand I really need to dabble more in!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

  11. I love the Bourjois bronzer, it's definitely one of my favourites.


  12. Congrats on getting into uni. The lipstick does live up to the hype. Love the shade too

  13. bourjois is one of my all time favourites! the chocolate bronzer is real good x

  14. I really want to get my hands on the bronzer it looks so lovely!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  15. Ooo I'm intrigued by that lipstick. 24 hour wear sounds fantastic! Good thing it lived up to the hype!

    Jamie |

  16. One of the reasons I love gel manis is the shortened time it takes to dry!

    Warm Regards,

  17. I recently bought the rouge edition velvet for a fellow blogger for a meetup a while ago, and I'm gutted I didn't pick one up for myself as well - What was I thinking!? Definitely going to have to hit up boots!! xx



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