Oops, so I completely lied when I said I’d update you on everything a few posts back. I have a legitimate excuse though – I had an intense couple of weeks full of my A level exams and since they finished I’ve been on a constant job-hunt which so far has been largely unsuccessful due to living in such a small area with a huge lack of employment opportunities. I had an interview at Superdrug a couple of days ago, though, so I’m keeping my fingers very tightly crossed for that.

In an act of disloyalty to a potential future employer, in this post I’ll show you the stuff I got from Boots a month or so back. XD

It’s one of the best bargains I’ve found in a while. I don’t know if the offer’s still going, but if you spent £5 on Boots 17 products, you got a free ‘Party Paint Box Kit’, which contains a lasting fix mascara, a sheer moisture lipstick, a single eyeshadow and a high gloss nail polish. Of course, it said ‘colours may vary’ but I didn’t want to get stuck with crappy colours I’d never use, so I did some sneaky re-arranging of products before I took mine to the till, haha. I was determined to spend as close to £5 as I possibly could so I’d feel like I’d got all this stuff as cheap as possible, because I am thrifty like that XD. So I ended up picking up just your generic old loose powder, with the original intention of using it to catch fallout and wipe away after doing my eye makeup but I’ve actually started using it in place of my Rimmel pressed powder to set my foundation as it’s less… orange. Anyway, not very exciting to look at but the packaging is pretty cute and the sifter inside is better than some of the others I’ve encountered.

So, now we get onto the freebies! How cute is this box that it all came in? :3 I’ve kept the box, and I’m determined to find a use for it at some point.

*Squeee*! So, the mascara is in the shade Black (I see that Boots flair for unique names is unsurpassable), the eyeshadow is called Walnut Pearl (that’s more like it), the lipstick is Pink Chiffon, and the nail polish is Risky Red. I’m not normally one for red nail polish but I like to have at least one shade of every colour, and the last red I had has glooped to fuck so I though this was the ideal (free) opportunity to replace it. It’s a VERY nice quality polish, you only really need one coat and it lasts a fair while, but I’m afraid I didn’t take any pictures with it on. You can take my word for it that it’s a proper, pillarbox red. I haven’t tried the mascara yet at all but I’m planning on a mascara post in the near future comparing all the ones I own. So, here’s swatches of the eyeshadow and mascara for your viewing pleasure.

The Walnut Pearl swatch is pretty much spot on, but the Pink Chiffon one doesn’t really do any justice for the real look. I should get around to a lip product comparison blog, too, so you can see it a little better.

So yeah, lots of stuff definitely coming up ’cause I have a fair bit more spare time to kill lately. I’ve also got a fair few more new bits and pieces that I’ve swatched and taken pictures of, but I’m yet to muster the masses of effort required to copy them to my computer, resize them and upload them. ;P

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