12 Sep 2012

Gifts from the Boyfriend ♥ || GIVEAWAY WINNER!

So you've been reading my posts recently, you will remember me saying that I just started my one month spending ban. Because of this, my boyfriend decided to surprise me with a couple of goodies that he thought I would like. Obviously he knows me too well (or he has a great memory), because I'm absolutely in love with these products!



I've recently been obsessed with Soap & Glory products to the point where I'm looking through their products every night deciding which products I want to get my hands on first. I definitely want to try out all their products as all they sound delightful, but to start my S&G collection, Michael (my bf) purchased Hand Food which is the popular S&G hand cream. I instantly fell in love with this hand cream - it's extremely moisturising, absorbs fast and smells fantastic. All things a great hand cream should do! I can already see myself using up the whole tube within a couple of weeks!


Michael also went into Cosmetics Fragrance Direct and bought a couple of different products. Because I have chapped lips almost 24/7 it's no surprise I have a big soft spot for lip balms. I remember mentioning on several occasions that I wanted to get my hands on more Burt's Bess lip balms as I've been loving the one I'm currently using. Thank god, boys can sometimes take hints and can actually remember what we say because he bought me a 4 pack of mixed Burt's Bees lip balms


These lip balms came with this extremely adorable tin that fits all 4 balms. I don't think I will be carrying all four balms with me everywhere, but the tin is cute, cute, cute!


The next 4 products I was most impressed with, because I'm actually quite shocked about how much Michael knows me. Although he's not a massive fan of super bright nails, he knows I adore them. He also thinks my nail polish collection is out of control, but because I talk about adding more polishes to my Essie nail polishes collection so often, he finally decided to shut me up by buying me a few more! I absolutely love the colours he choose, and I cannot wait to start wearing them!


Oh and he also bought a glitter nail polish from Essence which looks astounding. I doubt he bought this polish from CFD, he probably went to Priceline or Target for this one. 


Because I don't have a large collection of lipsticks (SARCASM) Michael thought I would like this bright barbie pink toned lipstick. This Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is Stormy Pink and I have heard quite a few raves about this product, so I cannot wait to wear it out. As you can already see from the swatch it looks amazing already!


And lastly, he bought the Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Eyeshadow for brown eyes. Michael said he bought this on a whim he wasn't sure if I would like this but he said it reminded him of me due to all the "boring brown shades", haha. Well at least he knows I like browns/neutrals. This is a lovely palette though, nice and compact and a great variety of shades including shimmers and mattes (most shimmers though). 


The wear time of these were pretty impressive. They lasted about 6 hours on my lids with no creases whist I was at work. I did use a primer though, but still impressive none the less. It was the first time trying out any Physician's Formula eyeshadows so I didn't really know what to expect either haha.


I definitely feel quite special at the moment. I think it's such a lovely gesture when someone surprises you with a gift or two for no reason what so ever. I do feel a little guilty though, because I feel as though I've cheated on my no spending ban even though I wasn't the one who was spending money! 

NOW FOR MY BLOG GIVEAWAY WINNER! First off, I would just like to say a big thank you for all those who entered my giveaway and please don't feel discourage if you don't win this particular giveaway. I will be posting more giveaways in the near future, so please keep an eye out. Without further ado, the winner is Angel of Beauty Reviews and Tutorials. Congrats on winning! 

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Have an AMAZING day! xo


36 comments :

  1. That is so cute of your bf to buy you some goodies when you're on a spending ban! Those Essies are gorgeous! I just reviewed Fiji on my blog :) x

    Holly's Beauty Review

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  2. Oh man, I love all of it!! I want a bf so he can get me presents too!!

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  3. awwhhh, how sweet is that! that's so nice of your bf :) and he picked really good products too! love the lippy and eyeshadow palette :)

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  4. Omg you have the most adorable bf :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  5. Well done to the boyfriend! He has definitely picked some great items!

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  6. Omg, your boyfriend is so sweet^^ He really picked out a great selection of products there :)
    X

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  7. Aww, that's so lovely of your boyfriend :) Hand food is a great creme isn't it?! xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. You have a sweet boyfriend and he got you amazing things!! Well done, bf!

    X

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  9. What a sweet boyfriend! He got you incredible items, I especially love the little bee tin that the lip balms came in! Kudos to getting such a great guy <3

    Amy, xo

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  10. Aw you have such a lovely boyfriend, to buy all those for you!
    Daniella x

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  11. thats so sweet of your boyfriend :) The shimmer strips are such wonderful color perfect for people like us with brown eyes :) wish my boyfriend knew how to buy make up for me ! so so jealous !

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  12. What an amazing gesture! He seems like a keeper hahah :)

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  13. Wow ! your boyfriend is the best ^_^

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  14. You are one lucky girl! He knows you so well! :)

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  15. That is so sweet of your boyfriend! He picked out some really nice products!!
    x

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  16. Wow! Where do I start! Everything from that is awesome! The Bee Keeper collection is just adorable!

    xoxo
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  17. So sweet of him, and he did an amazing job! Congrats to the winner :)

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  18. Aww your boyfriend sounds like such a sweetheart :) Everything he bought you looks amazing, especially that Revlon lipstick!

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  19. I wish my boyfriend had that good of taste! Awesome :)
    x

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  21. Aw how nice of him :) He got you great things.

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  22. I have this Burt's Bees tin too and love it although I'm not really sure how to re-use it? Also, these Essie nail polishes look gorgeous!

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  23. Aww what a sweet boyfriend! Mine would not know what to get me in the first place... if he ever wanted to add to my collection :P ATM I've been on a ban for over a month (except I bought one lipstick... :( haha) but I'm going to spend up this weekend :D

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  24. Too bad I didn't win :c oh well!
    What a sweet boyfriend you have, I LOVE all of the things you got. Could you do a review on the "Hand Food" cream when you've tried it out for a while? c:

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  25. this is so beautiful! you lucky! xx

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  26. That's so sweet of him! Must be feeling the stress coming from you not being able to shop haha! Keep it up, you'll enjoy having some money at the end of the month!

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  28. love the pink color!

    xoxo milla
    http://blondhairpinkheart.blogspot.co.at/

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  29. aww how sweet! new follower saying hi!
    Mandy x

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  30. You're very lucky. The nails polishes are gorgeous!

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  31. Your boyfriend is adorable <3.

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  32. Wow someone was really lucky to get these! :)

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