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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

summer drugstore picks & giveaway

summer drugstore picks & giveaway review swatch photo

I'd been planning on doing this for ages but I've only just got around to it as Summer is coming to an end… but hey! I wanted to do my drugstore picks for summer but I wanted to make sure that they were all products that I've tried, not just a bunch of products I walked into Boots and picked up for the sake of a post and a giveaway!

First up is Mascara, for this I chose the Maybelline Falsh Lash Effect Waterproof mascara. I've got a lot of time for this as it's probably my favourite drugstore mascara in a waterproof formula. My lashes look long, defined and lengthened with ease. It volumises and lengthens without making the lashes feel clumpy or weighed down. It's also pretty waterproof, and didn't migrate or sweat off in the sun. The eyeliner I picked was the Seventeen Tattoo Me eyeliner (full review) which promises up to 48 hours wear. Now Im not going to recommend wearing makeup for that long but this was my go-to liner on holiday and didn't melt off in the summer heat and lasted well. This is also really pigmented and black so is a great all round eyeliner. As it's summer everyone needs a good bronzer and I picked the Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer (full review). I actually use this most days as my go-to summer bronzer as I love the subtle colour it gives me. It's really pigmented and warming with minimal shimmer. I also picked another Bourjois product for the cheeks which is the Bourjois Cream Blush in 02. A lovely little cream to powder blush which adds a flush of colour to the cheeks. The Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Boosts (full review) are also a really lovely product. Bright, youthful shades which look beautiful on and are really budget friendly. I especially like Peach on the Beach as it's a lovely peppy peachy pink! For nails I picked Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Polish (full review) in Guava and Papaya. I adore both shades and the formulas are spot on. These are a great budget range and their summer colours are perfect. The other polish I picked was the Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish in Blues no Blues (full review). A really pretty bright blue which emphasises a tan and brightens the skin. The formula of the 1 Second Polishes as they are super quick to dry and really easy to apply.

I also decided that Im also giving away all the products shown in this post as I already own them and have tested them all out previously. So you could win all the items mentioned in this post including the super cute makeup bag! All you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below!

50 comments

  1. Of course I entered all three times. Those products seem so cool.Only thing im iffy about is the bronzer. How do you think it will look on darker skin?

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway xxx

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  3. Just love these colours! Great post, and lovely giveaway! (I've entered 3 times! hehe)

    http://creamandachinacat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Entered! Mannnn, I really gots to get me a Twitter page :/

    Love your blogs :)

    www.rachael-skil.blogspot.com

    x

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  5. I have the eyeliner and it's AMAZING! My fave product ever. Would love to try the others out [: I've entered! xx

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  6. Great picks! I loved the Barry M gelly paints, Bourjois cream blush & maxi delight bronzer too!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  7. Such a lovely and generous giveaway Lily. Thanks for hosting it. I LOVE the look of all the products included and the make-up looks really cute. Winning will definitely make my year. Been a long time follower on bloglovin, GFC. Twitter and YouTube :D

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  8. Great picks! I'm totally entering the giveaway! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  9. great giveaway! x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I have only Blue No Blues from this collection of yours, but both cream blush and color boost in different colours. :) Love all of them.

    Blu Button Box

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  11. Love this giveaway! All these products are awesome! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Oh the makeup bag is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Jess xo

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  13. What a great giveaway! Of course i entered! I love the Bourjois lip crayons!
    xx

    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Lovely cute summer products, I entered in all 3 categories :)

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  15. Lovely products! Really want to try the Lip crayons from Bourjois!x

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  16. I love the BarryM Nail Polishes...they're beautiful!
    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  17. A lovely selection :)x

    beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Great giveaway! I'd love these products, the nail varnishes are such lovely colours! And that Bourjois blush has been on my wishlist for ages no idea why I haven't bought it yet! x

    Alavish.blogspot.com

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  19. i'd love to win, really wanna try the bronzer!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

    GIVEAWAY

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  20. Papaya is a gorgeous colour. Love it for summer!
    x
    thebeautyvillage.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Lovely giveaway!! I realy hope I win!! There are so many product that arent available in Canada that I wanna try out!!
    I'm also hosting a giveaway on my blog! You could win a Stila In the Garden Palette if you wanna check it out!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  22. I've heard so many good things about these brands but there not avaliable where I live :(

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    xThea
    otheality.blogspot.com

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  23. That bag is so cute!


    Emma | masqueradebelle09.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Mmm, those jelly polishes!

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  25. I have wanted to try all of this stuff this summer, but buying all of it together would amount to a lot of money! I love the nail varnishes!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  26. they look great Lily!
    have entered the giveaway!

    www.nellyandnoopy.wordpress.com

    :) xx

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  27. Fab giveaway! Can't believe it's September this weekend
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  28. I love a good giveaway! Everyone is always so generous! :D

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  29. Shouldn't it be Max Factor mascara? :) xx

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  30. Love all these products and that make up bag is so cute!

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Love these picks:) i think that bourjois blue polish has a different name here in Canada - i saw it in one of your latest videos and it looked fabulous! x
    erinandkatherine.blogspot.ca

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  32. Great Giveaway Lily! That makeup bag is perf :)
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Never too late for a summer post :)

    Em x

    emiliagrace11.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Really want this bronzer, it's so big and beautiful!!

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B xx

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  35. Great picks :) Bourjois have been so on their game this summer!

    Kate xo | www.beautybabbles.com

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  36. Wow great choices! I particularly want to try that Bourjois bronzer!

    Emily, http://www.lacarmella.co.uk

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway Lilly! We don't have the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Polish in Australia, I've been dying to get a hold of them!

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  38. Lovely giveaway! I'm such a big fan or Bourjois and Barry M products so this giveaway is just perfect! Great summer picks x

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  39. so excited about this giveaway as i can't get most of these products in the States! thanks Lily!

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  40. Love that mascara
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  41. Love the nail polishes
    xxxAfeeyahxxx

    New post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/from-italy-with-love.html

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  42. Barry M Gelly hi shine nail paints are amazing. I think I have a slight addiction I now have 6 in my collection. I love papaya too. I'd recommend Greenberry for the summer its a lovely bright turquoise colour gorgeous on the nails and would look great with a tan! xx

    Hann | www.hannmaree.com

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  43. Please add bloglovin button to your blog, it's so easier for me to follow all my blogs through it :) thanx

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  44. I've wanted to try all these products! great giveaway it's good that you've taken your time because the winner will get products that you know are good and that they will love! xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. Those are lovely products! And most of them are still not available in the Philippines. :(

    http://jacquesdelight.wordpress.com

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