Through My Mailbox – #1 – September || Life Lately
When it comes to online shopping, I’m the absolute worst. I can’t count the amount of times that I’ve been sat on my lunch break browsing Beauty Bay or on the hunt for a bargain on Amazon. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share a collective haul of all the individual goodies the postie has dropped off in the last month. (& hopefully not be too embarrassed at my shopping habits!)
On which note, NYX Haul aside, here’s what’s popped through my mailbox this month;
I managed to make it almost all the way through the month without making a Beauty Bay. Which, for me, is an achievement. But when a “40% off Jeffree Star Cosmetics” email landed in my inbox I lost all self control. Well, maybe not all, I added lots to my basket and ended up whittling it down to two lipsticks from the Chrome Summer collection. At £9.60 each rather than the normal £16, how could I not?
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Chrome Summer in Flamboyant. Recently I’ve really been feeling the metallic lip trend. Unlike my anything in my current collection, this warm peachy pink is the perfect summer metallic and one I’ve been wearing a lot during what’s left of British summer. It reminds me a lot in formula of DreamHouse, so I’m hoping it becomes a permanent edition.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Chrome Summer in You. Better. Work. Although I was bowled over by Flamboyant, You. Better. Work has a thicker formula and bolder colour than I’m used to wearing. Although it’s a lot more punchy than I’d normally pick, I’m hoping coming into autumn I’m brave enough to rock this gorgeous purple.
7th Heaven were the first face masks I tried as a teenager, and since then I feel like I’ve always had at least one in the bathroom as a backup. So when I got chatting to the fab team behind the products at an event a while back, they were kind enough to take my email and let me know when they were launching new masks.
Charcoal Peel-Off Mask. With seeing charcoal based peel off masks all over Instagram and YouTube I’ve been really keen to try them for myself. So when I saw that 7th Heaven was to start selling them, I was keen to try. After all, who doesn’t love an excuse for a pamper night?!
Finally, as always – I’ve been using and abusing the fact I have unlimited next day delivery with Amazon Prime. It’s a random selection of things I picked up this month (plus a few books for my mum), so I feel the £7.99 monthly fee for Prime was pretty worth it for September….
Grace & Stella’s Foot Exfoliating Mask. After one of the girls at work raving about how well these worked, rather than shelling out the £30 to get a pedicure at my local salon I decided to give this a shot. The idea is, you leave the mask on for an hour-ish and then 3 to 7 days later you’ll start to see the dead skin peel. Now, I didn’t think my feet had that much dead skin but boy did this prove me wrong. They haven’t felt this soft ages! (I would do a full review, but I’m pretty certain you guys do not want to see that before and after!)
Stargazer Loose Glitter Stars in Spectrum. I am slightly obsessed with anything sparkly. So whenever I have the chance to add glitter to a makeup look, I’m on it. I thought these stars would be a great way to add a little bit of sparkle for a night out I have planned at the end of the month.
Anker 1.8m iPhone Cable. Honestly, I don’t know how I managed before I found these extra long iPhone cables from Anker. Since buying my first when I got the iPhone 6 they’ve meant my phone can actually reach my bed, and when after 4 months of use my old one broke last week I was a bit lost to be honest. (I know, first world problems much?!). I’m glad to have another, a Sunday without Netflix in bed was a weird one!
Battery Operated Selfie Ring Light. I bought one of these a few months ago and ended up giving it away. Since then, I’ve really missed it so at only a few quid I thought “why not?” and popped it in my basket. Not only is it good for selfies. It’s also super handy at night if you’re struggling to find your keys.