Blogmas 2020

Blogmas – Next Advent calender, tried and tested make up review

Good evening friends,

Today I tried out a few of the contents from my Next Beauty Advent calender.

The items I used

  • 1x pink lipsick
  • 1x pink lipgloss
  • 1x black full size Nx eyeshadow quad
  • 1x full size Nx bronzer
  • 1x eyeshadow brush
  • 1x lip balm
  • 1x full size Nx eyeshadow quad
  • 1x full size Nx bronzer
  • 1x eyeshadow brush
  • 1x lip balm
  • 1x lip scrub
  • 1x 30ml face moisturiser

From the eyeshadow quad, 2 shimmery gold shades, as always, caught my eye first. I thought I’d go for a different look and play around with a pink and purple eyeshadows.

I never sway towards a pink/purple make up look; 1 I love a black/brown/gold smokey eye (all day everyday), and 2, I always think if a purple eye isn’t done properly, you risk the chance of looking as though you’ve gotten a bruised eye.

I used the face moisturizer as a primer, it’s worked well. It is thinner and more of a lotion than a moisturizer, but either way I was happy with it, and my make up glided on well after.

The lip scrub was a good consistency, to most people’s taste I expect, although I do prefer mine to be a little grittier to really work the lips.

The lip balm was pretty standard, but a nice application, and non greasy.

The shimmery lipstick was soft and sheer, whilst the gloss was thick and bright giving it that pow, without being sticky or over the top.

The mascara was pretty standard but decent. I gave my lashes two coats as I normally would and was happy with the outcome.

The Highlight is striking in the pan, but doesn’t show overly well on the skin. I think this is more so down to my lack of skills with highlighter, I’m not 100% the exact place to put it and how heavy handed. It would however look incredible as a eyeshadow.

Over all I was extremely happy with the products, especially where you have almost a full face of make up

Kaya •

Blogmas 2020

Blogmas – Next Advent Calender

Good morning friends,

I tried so hard to not open this advent calender until December 1st, but after a wonderful day I was on a high and couldn’t resist.

This 24 day advent calender costs £30, is full to the brim of beauty treats, and is available directly from the Next website.

Beauty Advent Countdown Contains

5x 10ml Next fragrances

1x 30ml face moisturiser

1x 30ml body lotion

1x 30ml body wash

1x 30ml body scrub

1x30ml hand cream
1x pink lipsick
1x mini bath fizzers
1x nail file
2x nail polish
1x pink lipgloss
1x black mascara
1x spiral hair bobble
1x full size Nx eyeshadow quad
1x full size Nx bronzer
1x eyeshadow brush
1x lip balm
1x lip scrub

The most beautiful advent calender I’ve seen. This parcel unwraps by bow, two large doors, and then 24 individual mini doors.
Perfect for a Christmas gift for any wonderful women in your life.

I couldn’t help but Swatch the eye shadow quad – with 3 Christmas shimmering shades and a stunning cranberry purple, I can’t wait to create a seasonal look.

A lipscrub is a necessity, especially in the winter. Not one that I expected to receive in a advent calender but it just makes sense.

The only item’s I won’t use in the advent calender are the hair bobble and one of the perfumes.

Of all of the advent calenders I’ve purchased/seen so far, this is the one I would recommend for the price, the quality and the contents, its ideal for someone who isn’t looking for a calender that is too make up or skincare heavy, but with the perfect balance.

Kaya •