Hey guys! I hope you are doing well and are settling in back to work or uni or school! I have this week off actually still and I am back properly next week! You may have seen if you follow me on twitter (ellie_smithxo) that I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from one of my all-time favourite youtube SophDoesNails. I won a box of beauty goodies and I wanted to do a post on it in more detail because I thought some of you guys would be interested! Plus I have now tried out a few products so I can tell you a little bit about what I think about some of the things I won.
Firstly, I won some cool eyeshadow stuff! Two eyeshadow palettes, the first being the Freedom pro 12 stunning smokes palette. I actually have tried this one out and I love it! the colours are so pigmented and such lovely shades for the day time I think! The other palette which I am yet to try is the Sleek I-divine palette in Diamond Decade, this has some gorgeous looking smoky grey shades and a few pretty pink ones too which I think willl be amazing for a night time look! I have swatched a few shades and they seem so pigmented and such gorgeous colours. The things I am most excited for are these NYX eye-pigments. I love the look of these but I need to have a play around and see which colours I like! Finally, I also got this little NYX single shadow in dark swan which I am yet to put on my eyes but looks like such a lovely colour.
I also received some more eye products. Firstly, this freedom Curl Mascara. I have been using this for the past few days and I have to say it is really lengthening and separating, but doesn't have enough volume for me personally! I also got this E.L.F shimmer white eyeliner pencil which I am extremely excited to try! And another pencil eyeliner by KIKO in a really gorgeous dark green which I also can't wait to use in a makeup look! Finally, I got this little liquid eyeko eyeliner.
Moving on to the face products I received! I got some really cool things! Firstly, I got these three NYX illuminating sticks in sandy glow (which I can't wait to bronze with) and two blush colours in brick red blaze and coralicious. I have swatched them all and I think sandy glow will be a really nice bronze shade for me and coralicious is such a lovely pretty blush colour but think red brick blaze might be a bit too dark for me as a blush but I am still going to give all three a go soon! I also received this pretty pink Freedom blush in Lethal Weapon. Two things I was really excited to see was the NYX away we glow liquid highlighters. At first, I thought they were lipsticks! I have the shades daytime halo and rose quartz. They are both really shimmery and pretty! I think rose quartz will be too dark for me as a highlighter, but I am excited to try it as a pretty shimmery blush! Finally, I received this really cool sleek strobing souffle which is a little cream highlighter in a pot!
Next, onto the lip products, I received! Obviously, if you watch sophdoesnails you know she loves lipsticks so I was really excited to receive all of these! Firstly, I got this body shop lip Palette. I have not tried this on the lips yet, but it swatches as quite sheer and glossy and I think they will be really pretty for everyday use! I also received two NYX liquid suedes! These are in the shades Amythyst and Foul Mouth! These are a purple and black and I am not 100% sure if I will use these but they might be quite fun for halloween! I also got two NYX cosmic mental lipsticks. These are in the shades cyrsailised metals and metropolitan night. I think these will be so much fun for nights out! I also got two NYX lingerie liquid lipsticks. These are in the shades cheekies and french maid. I already loved the formula's of these two lipsticks and for me they are every day shades! I have already worn french maid and I loved it. I also received a Miss Sporty really me lipgloss which looks so cute and a super lovely bright red lipstick my Sarah Hill which is a brand I have never heard of before but the lipstick looks stunning. I received a Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Heatbeat which I wore yesterday and fell in love with! I love this formula and can't wait to pick more up! And last but definitely not least, was a Ciate glitter flip lipstick in Fortune. This is a glittery deep purple lipstick and I am probably the most excited about trying this out!
Soph was also kind enough to send some nail products over! Firstly this Ciate mani marker in smitten kitten which I have tried the other day and I'm not sure if I'm using it wrong but I am not so sure about it! And also this Miss Sporty precious pearl nail polish which looks like a cute colour!
Finally, I got two makeup applicators which I have tried and love both! First the E.L.F massager brush and the I heart makeup teardrop silicone sponge. The elf brush was so lovely for applying my foundation and I can't wait to try and contour with it! Also, I love the silisponge too! It gives a surprisingly nice effect when applying makeup!
And that is everything I received in this giveaway! Thank you so much to soph and I feel so lucky to have won all this and I am beyond excited to keep trying everything out!
Lots of love.