Beauty-wise, I didn’t really buy much last month, however I did buy a couple of things, and with them came some freebies, so, you know, I obv got excited and had to write about them.

I’ve been searching for a good plum lipstick for a while now and was looking at Mac’s lipsticks in their Westfield store. After having a look at a few, I thought I’d buy Viva Glam III. On reaching the till, they also gave samples of their mascara and primer.

MAC Viva Glam III

♥♥♥♥ out of 5

I really like this colour, it’s quite a deep plum, with brown undertones. Although Viva Glam III is matte, it isn’t drying at all, unlike other MAC lipsticks, such as Russian Red. It is a little darker than I was expecting, but still gives that pop of colour I was looking for.

MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara sample

♥ out of 5


I absolutely love this mascara and am considering buying the full size one, as it’s just so good. With just one coat of this mascara – without even using an eyelash curler – my lashes were curled as well as lengthened.

MAC Prep and Prime Natural Radiance Primer in Radiant Yellow sample

♥♥♥♥ out of 5


Over the years, I’ve never been sure about using primers, but seeing as I was given this one, I thought I’d try it out. Radiant Yellow definitely did give a radiant glow, however a lot of people did think I didn’t have any makeup on, hmm. Good thing/bad thing? Nonetheless, I definitely felt more confident once I’d applied the primer and I felt that my face looked and felt smoother.

I also went to Boots a couple of weeks ago, in search of a lighter pink lipstick and came across this Bourjois lipstick. It was the day before the release of Jimmy Choo’s Illicit Flower, so I got a free sample of the perfume, too.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in 07 Nude-ist

♥ out of 5


I’ve only worn this lipstick once to try it on and am looking forward to wearing it out soon. The colour is supposed to be a pinky nude, however, once applied, the outcome varies depending on your complexion. It tends to look more nude on people with deeper complexions and more pink on people with fairer complexions. It’s a great lipstick as it doesn’t smudge and stays on for a while.

Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower Perfume sample

♥ out of 5


The smell is quite similar to other Jimmy Choo perfumes and I really like it. It contains notes of apricot, blossom and rose. It’s quite sweet and is really feminine, however, the fragrance doesn’t stay on for very long, so top ups will be needed!

Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know your thoughts!

1 Week Mary x



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