I'm doing a round up of some of the press samples I've been sent recently as I usually unbox my parcels I get sent on Snapchat (Follow me alicea89) but I don't go too in-depth with them so instead of doing a really long winded snap, I'm showing you here. I don't want this to be me showing off as it's really not, I want this to be more like a quick, informative post so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments. I've received everything in this post the last couple of weeks so stay put and grab a cuppa as it may be a long one...
I've used Maxfactor for a number of years and was recently invited to Summer in the City with them but I couldn't attend so they sent me through some makeup pieces to try. I've used the False Lash Effect for years but have yet to try Voluptuous False Lash Effect, the wands make catching every lash easier, giving extra volume and length. The Smooth Miracle Primer and Miracle Touch Foundation are two products I haven't tried before and are both aimed to give skin a smoothing effect. I've only tried them a few times so far but I'm really liking the finish it gives my skin.
I'd never heard of this company before so when they emailed asking if I wanted to try their brushes, I said yes. I love expanding my brush collection as I always find new ones to use daily. All their brushes are soft touch, making them fab for sensitive skin and they're cruelty free. LGFB is also a worldwide cancer charity that provide support for women and teenagers with the visible side effects of their cancer treatment. When you purchase their products, you're helping provide free skincare and makeup workshops across the UK. So if the brushes being lightweight, soft and fab for applying your makeup isn't enough, it being for a fabulous cause should be.
This is another brand I've used on and off over the years and always keep their Ain't No Soap in the kitchen. I recently Instagrammed my August Birchbox with their product in so they sent me this bundle of products to try. There were two face masks, hydrating and anti-blemish, the apricot face scrub, a body scrub and body lotion, the much loved cherry lip balm and the headache relief balm which will come in handy, I'm sure. Their products all smell really good and I love the fun names they call all their products.
I'm a huge fan of coffee scrubs and always up for trying new brands. Simply Argan contains coconut, vanilla and argan oil making it even more of a treat for your skin. It aims to leave skin silky, smooth and transformed after just one use. Applying coffee to the skin helps with the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and other skin conditions making it the perfect product to keep on your bathroom shelf. The added Argan Oil helps as it's so rich in vitamins so skin is left nourished and moisturised. I really love the smell of this and can see me getting through the whole pouch pretty quickly.
Sheet masks are now all the rage and I have a nice collection stacking up in my bathroom which both myself and the mister use. I was sent a couple of Beauty Pro's Collagen Masks, the Brightening mask with Vitamin C and the Rejuvenating mask with Green Tea Extract which are lightweight, single use sheet masks. I usually run a hot bath, grab a book and have a soak while wearing one of these as you tend to need to keep them on for fifteen to twenty minutes. I've only tried the Rejuvenating one so far as my skin needed a boost and I loved that it hydrated and balanced my skin.
What do you think about my first mailbox post? Yay or Nay?
*All products in this post are press samples.