This week I was surprised with a little package that had traveled all the way from Leeds in England from my friend, Kate (check out her blog, it’s pretty awesome). Inside the package were three amazing beauty products that you simply cannot get in Australia. So, as you can imagine, as I untied the ribbon to unveil it’s contents, my heart was pounding and I actually began to shake with excitement. And there they were…a Tanya Burr Lipgloss, a Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Mascara and finally, the Maybelline 7 Day Super Stay Nail Polish in Uptown Blue.
Blogger/youtuber Tanya Burr, launched her own cosmetics line in England this year, and ever since viewing the first images of the lipglosses and nail polishes, I have wanted to try them. However, her amazing range cannot be bought anywhere in Australia or online, so my want for one of her products grew even greater. Kate gave me one of the lipglosses in the shade Picnic in the Park and I could not have wanted a better colour. I had seen this exact lipgloss countless times on a hundreds of blogs and now I’m lucky enough to have it too. I have already wore this lipgloss every day since I got it and trust me, it is amazing. Firstly, the smell!! It literally smells exactly like those strawberry and cream lollies that I had as a child…and maybe a few times here and there now (shhh). This lipgloss has amazing pigmentation to it, giving a beautiful wash of colour to the lips. Another amazing thing about it, is that the colour fades in an evenly, in that, you are not left with an awkward rim of colour a couple of hours after you have applied the lipgloss. The formula is not sticky at all…so you don’t have to worry about your hair getting stuck in it (phewww!). Anyway, this is an all round amazing product and I can’t wait to go to England myself and buy more colours!
Now, the Maybelline Rocket Mascara. If you are new to my blog, you probably aren’t aware of my obsession with this product. I discovered this mascara whilst I was in America at the beginning of the year. Stupidly, I did not stock up on it while I was over there and unfortunately, Australia doesn’t stock The Rocket mascara at all. I don’t know how Maybelline Australia could be keeping something so incredible away from all beauty lovers in Australia. Anyway, Kate knew about my love for this mascara and bought herself one too as you can read about in her blog post. I am over the moon to have been reunited with a fresh Maybelline Rocket Mascara, it seriously has to be my most favourite mascara.
Lastly, the Maybelline 7 Day Super Stay Gel Polish in the shade Uptown Blue. Once again, I have been eyeing off this product for months, however, Australia has not been lucky enough to receive more than 8 shades in the Maybelline 7 Day Super Stay Gel Polish range, and therefore this beautiful shade has not yet made it’s way to our little corner of the earth. Thank goodness for Kate because I now have my most wanted nail polish in my possession and I couldn’t be more excited to finally use it. The entire range of these nail polishes are incredible, probably my most favourite out there!
Thank you so much Kate for my early birthday surprise from Britain. I’m in love with everything you gave me!