Blogmas 2020

Blogmas – W7 Advent Calender – Tried and tested Make up review

Good evening friends,

A few days ago I posted the contents of the W7 Advent Calender.

The calender contained a variety of shades of lip and eye products, which I created 3 seasonal looks with.

Apart from foundation, concealer and an eyebrow pencil, all other products were taken from the calender.

To create my 3 looks, I used the items below –

  • Mini Big Lash Mascara (Black)
  • Mega Matte Lip Liner Red, Pink
  • King Kohl Eyeliner Black, Brown and Blue
  • Mini Mega Matte
  • Mini Glowcomotion Highlighter
  • Mini Honolulu Bronzer
  • Mini Cheeky Flusher
  • Mini Banana Dreams
  • Mini Beam Me Up Illuminator
  • Loose Glitter Pigment Pots Super Silver, Gilded Gold and Pretty Pink

First look – Gold glitter, nude lips and a navy eye liner.

This is a quick and easy, subtle soft glam look for the season

Second look – Pink glitter, pink lips, cheeky fluster blush.

A strong but pretty pink look, a little different for Christmas. Pinks are normally saved for spring/summer, but I love the thought of a warm pink look at winter.

Look three – Classic Christmas look, silver glitter, red lips and black liner.

This is the most striking, and and common Christmas make up. I can’t say I was massively keen on the thought of silver glitter eyes, but once I added the red lip, I loved it!

To my surprise, I think the silver and red look may be my favourite.

I was impressed with all of the products used, apart from the eye liners.

For each look I used a different eye liner, but they didn’t show up well, and were hard, without being able to easily smudge.

I was unsure if the glitter was intended for the eyes, could possibly be used for your nails? It doesn’t specify what to use them for and if you should or shouldn’t put these on your eyes or skin, but I had tested on my hand and there was no irritation.

I dabbed a bit of the the ‘bean me up illuminator’ on my eye lids before applying the glitter to give a bit of tac.

I love the end result, but there was so much fall out…Glitter everywhere! All over my face, body, clothes, hair, desk and carpet.

It’s to be expected at Christmas I guess?

Which was your favourite look?

Kaya •

Blogmas 2020, Uncategorized

Blogmas – W7 Advent Calender

Good morning friends,

Today we’ll be looking at the W7 Advent Calender.

I didn’t realise W7 sold advent calenders, but after purchasing, I discovered they have for the last 4/5 years.

There have been mixed reviews, but here’s my thoughts on it.

The 24 day advent calender was available by dozens of sites, prices ranging between £12-£25, depending on where you purchase it.

I bought mine from Amazon for £12, with an additional £3 P&P, (which works out at around 62p a day) bargain!

The make up is pretty basic in looks and quality, but overall decent.

The Beauty Blast contains:

1 x Mini Big Lash Mascara (Black)
3 x Mega Matte Lip Liner (Red, Pink and Nude
3 x King Kohl Eyeliner (Black, Brown and Blue)
4 x Mini Glam Gloss (Glam Bam!, Super Star, So Hollywood and Too Hot!)
5 x Mini Mega Matte (Smudge, Happy, Hasta La Vista, First Class and Star)
1 x Mini Glowcomotion Highlighter
1 x Mini Honolulu Bronzer
1 x Mini Cheeky Flusher
1 x Mini Banana Dreams
1 x Mini Beam Me Up Illuminator (Volcano)
3 x Loose Glitter Pigment Pots (Super Silver, Gilded Gold and Pretty Pink)

Here’s a closer look at a few of the products.

Firstly,how freaking adorable are these miniature lipglosses?

Perfect size for a small clutch bag, purse, to keep in your drawer in the office,or in the car, when you need a quick bit of glam.

The top 4 glossed are shimmery, whilst the bottom 5 leave a strong but soft shade that lasts for hours.

Perfect trio of Lip liners, for any preference.

Black and brown liners will always be present in my make up stash, but this beautiful navy may give me the confidence to branch out a little and create a blue smokey eye.

You don’t often get a mascara in a advent calender, which in all honestly was one of the selling points.

The wand is thick, and gave me long defined lashes with just one coat.

Is the glitter multi purpose? For make up or nails? Honestly, who cares? It’s Christmas, and we all need a bit of glitter in our lives, now than ever!

Honalulu bronzer – I’ve seen this as a dupe for the Benefit Hoola Lite Bronzer. I didn’t believe it until I tried it, but it’s pretty spot on, and a fraction of the price!

Cheeky flusher – I think that might be a bit much for highlight or bronzer but what a stunning eye shadow.

Glowcomotion is a gorgeous all around soft gold for your cheeks or eyes.

This advent calender will kit you out for a full face of make up and multiple looks (keep an eye out for this at a later date)

I was also pleasently surprised that there were no fillers – not nail file, hair band, or outdated eyeshadow applicator in sight.

What did you think of the calender and would you buy it

Kaya •