Discount M.A.C Haul Revisited| Strobe Cream Giveaway

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Discount M.A.C Haul|Revisited 

I talked about my last huge discount M.A.C haul right at the start of this blog and about my affinity for the colour palettes and long-lasting formulations of M.A.C products. Growing up, it was always a real issue trying to find the right shades of makeup for my skin tone. Until, funnily enough, I discovered M.A.C when I lived in Germany. My ex was in the stage show Saturday Night Fever and they used M.A.C and so got a discount in store. Which I took full advantage of!

And that's where it started.

I mentioned that it's not easy (darn near impossible) to find genuine, discounted M.A.C products, especially in darker shades, but I found them! In fact, I had a couple of  people who understandably questioned whether or not they were genuine products. They are 100% genuine. I shop the Luxury Sales site a lot,  as you'll know if you're regulars to this blog and I would never buy or use and certainly not recommend duff products or products I don't own, aspire to own or haven't been reliably recommended. It's in our honesty policy, because that's really important to me. 

So, rest assured we're all above board, because I got an official confirmation from the Sales site and I have been enjoying my haul ever since. Yep, it's still going strong. So much so, I thought I'd revisit it and also do a giveaway on one of the cult products, the Strobe Cream. That's because being a busy new mum  (and perhaps over ambitious in what I thought I'd achieve make up wise) has meant I haven't opened or used it - despite aching to. So I thought why not give it to someone who will?

I got up to 30% off everything I bought, which was perfect as I was just into maternity leave.  I went on a major saving mission and had purposefully bought very little or bought very strategically for myself throughout pregnancy (making lists, comparing prices, researching the best deals, maximising offers as that's really what I'm like!). But, I had put some savings, vouchers and my gift money aside for a couple of push treats! I knew it would be a while before I would, so I thought of the long-term money-saving. And the mummy-saving! I was right, as I am still going strong and haven't had to buy anything further since!

Discount M.A.C Haul: What I bought and Reviews

So, first up, here's what I bought and then what I've used most and least from that haul. I bought:

M.A.C Pro Conceal and Correct Palette (Dark) NC45, NW45, NC50, NW55, Ochre and Pure Orange RRP 35 (I paid £27)

M.A.C Studio Fix pressed powder NC45 RRP 22 (I paid £17)

M.A.C  Studio Finish Concealer NC42 RRP 16 (I paid £12)

M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow Blue Flame RRP 18 (I paid £12)

M.A.C Sheertone blush - Peaches RRP 18.50 (I paid £13)

M.A.C Sheertone Summer blush - Sunbasque RRP 18.50 (I paid £13.00)

M.A.C Strobe Cream RRP 24.50 (I paid £19)

M.A.C Bronzing Powder - Refined Golden RRP 22 (I paid £16)


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My Least Used Products

So, let's start with the used the least list. These are just my reasons why I haven't used them as much. I still love the products and they will be used, but, as I said, these are the ones I've reached for least:

M.A.C Bronzing Powder - Refined Golden and M.A.C Sheertone Summer blush - Sunbasque

These two are least used for the same reason - I don't particularly like the shimmer for the daytime. I'd prefer them for a night out or holidays. As I rarely have nights out (sob!), they haven't been used as much as they might have done pre-pregnancy!

M.A.C Strobe Cream

This was one of the ones I was most excited about! It claims to be  "The ultimate quick fix for the skin. Super-powered with potent botanicals to refresh and moisten. Boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Enhances the effects of light on all skin in all lighting conditions from sunlight to spotlight." 

Sounds great, right? But,  I'll be honest, despite watching numerous, YouTube videos on it and actually desperately needing a radiant boost, I just haven't gotten to it. As, I said, it hasn't even been opened! Which makes me very sad indeed. I like to make the most of every last drop of my products and am not into keeping things languishing, so, I thought waste not want not, karma points will be mine by giving it away! After having a proper clear out and declutter, I realise I have some other as yet unused,unopened, but in date beauty products that I am keen to give away, too. So, make sure you're subscribed because I'd like them to have a good home!

M.A.C Studio Fix pressed powder

I've always been a pressed powder gal. I find it easier and a lot less messy on-the-go. But, I have been converted by YouTube once again and have been using both the Ben Bye banana and topaz powders and Sacha Buttercup setting powders for a while now. They last for ages, especially as you don't need a lot. When I do use the pressed powders, I apply with a brush, rather than a sponge applicator as I prefer the finish that way.  Where to find Ben Nye and Sacha Buttercup in the UK? I know they're not that easy to source, but I got mine here: Ben Nye UK and Sacha Buttercup UK


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M.A.C Pro Conceal and Correct Palette (Dark)

I use this almost daily as it essentially 6 products in one! I mainly use it to contour and conceal. Again, the yellow colour correct is barely used. The orange, I’ve tried a few times, but I can’t seem to get it right. Lovette’s House of Style made a video on how to use. I’ve watched it, I’ve liked it, now, I need to put it into practice! But, seriously, I love the versatility of this palette. I use NC45 to conceal and tidy up my brows. NW45 and NC50 for a more natural contour and also to add colour to my face. Finally, I use NW55 for a more dramatic contour. Even at full price, I think for what you get and how long it lasts, it’s totally worth it.

M.A.C Sheertone blush – Peaches

This is a matte blush in a really pretty peach/pink shade. I just can’t get enough of it. It adds a subtle (yet buildable) pop of peach/pink and of course, the product lasts forever! I’m wearing it over a cream blush in our Shoe Haul video on YouTube, so check that out (when I finish editing!).

M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow Blue Flame

This is a bit messy with all the added particles, so you’ll need something to stop it going anywhere, but I love the colour. It’s a black with flecks of iridescent blue and silver for a really striking smokey eye. It’s buildable too and a spritz of any fixing spray or even water, will intensify the colour. Great for a striking colour pop and looks really pretty on darker skin and eyes. Even if I do say so myself!

So, if you’ve found this useful, please let me know and also share the love and share it for me.

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Giveaway Details

If you'd like to enter to win a 50ml M.A.C Strobe Cream, you'll need to enter via the widget below.


You must leave a public comment  and let us know what are your makeup/skincare/beauty/grooming heroes -which product/s have you reached for the most this month?  If you've got a blog or a YouTube channel, don't forget to leave a link with your comment.

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This isn't administered by, or in conjunction with Secret Sales or M.A.C.

Eligibility and Closing Dates 

This giveaway closes on 10 September 2016 at midnight London time. Winner will be contacted by email and then announced within 72 hrs of the closing date.

This giveaway is open worldwide, you must have a postal address and this product must not be subject to any restrictions.

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  1. September 13, 2016 / 11:11 am
    What a sweetheart! ?
  2. Darren Bourne
    September 10, 2016 / 11:36 pm
    My girlfriend always loves and uses lots of Mac mascara...she layers it on to thicken her lashes. She's the one I'm entering this for.
    September 10, 2016 / 10:30 pm
    I Always still cleanse tone and moisturise,I love vichy PRODUCTS
  4. Dawn Samples
    September 10, 2016 / 9:28 pm
    I have used a simple face scrub a lot recently and find it really makes a difference to your skin and makes a better Base for my makeup after using it x
  5. LoobyLee
    September 10, 2016 / 8:27 pm
    Playing with my eyebrows trying different things out and learning about contouring using body shop, loreal and Rommel products
  6. Samantha R
    September 10, 2016 / 5:20 pm
    I recently bought Benefit's Goof Proof Brow Pencil.. it's amazing!
  7. Jane Green
    September 10, 2016 / 1:39 pm
    I'm a massive fan of Neals Yard facial oil.
  8. September 10, 2016 / 6:30 am
    LOVE this post - thanks for sharing! Finding MAC products at a reasonable price is sooo difficult.
  9. Louise ryves
    September 10, 2016 / 6:19 am
    I love my Luna forea cleaner it leaves my skin feeling amazing
  10. The Modest Fox
    September 10, 2016 / 4:26 am
    Could I love this more? I think not. Loved the post and the blog. Best wishes!
  11. Adrian Bold
    September 9, 2016 / 10:06 pm
    I like my Olay eye cream.
  12. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    September 9, 2016 / 9:41 pm
    I adore my new MAC Velvet Teddy Matte Lipstick, I'm in love xx
  13. Rachel Craig
    September 9, 2016 / 5:25 pm
    Facial oilfacial oil. Hair oil
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:50 am
      Oils are the best! x
  14. Mindy Bel
    September 9, 2016 / 4:34 pm
    Thanks for the great giveaway! That definitely would be my favorite lip balm!
  15. Kirsti Peters
    September 9, 2016 / 4:29 pm
    My heroes are Max Factor Satin Brow eyebrow as i have no eyebrows lol and Benefits POREfessional, can't live without either, and I love Bourjois blushes in their little round pots .
  16. Cerys John
    September 9, 2016 / 4:05 pm
    Studio fix MAC powder is my lifesaver :)
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:48 am
      Always does the trick! x
  17. Beatriz Fernandes
    September 9, 2016 / 3:04 pm
    I never tried any MAC product and I would love to win this giveaway to try it for the first time! This month I reached a lot to my favorite moisturiser by Caudalie and for my favourite foundation: the Healthy Mix Serum by Bourjois. Xo!
  18. kayleigh
    September 9, 2016 / 1:55 pm
    it has to be the rainbow highlighters. I am really intrigued to see if they are as good as they look. Not sure which brand to go with yet
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:46 am
      A new one for me! Let me know how you get on! ?x
  19. Karen Harrison
    September 9, 2016 / 9:46 am
    My burt's bees lipstick because the colour is great and it's so nourishing.
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:44 am
      I love Burt's Bees! Some lovely products for baby, too! x
  20. Lorraine Mabbitt
    September 9, 2016 / 9:33 am
    I tend to stick to Olay everything else irritates my skin, I have yet to try Mac a bit expensive.
  21. September 9, 2016 / 4:39 am
    I love Eva NYC hair serum! Smells and works great!
  22. Leanne joy
    September 9, 2016 / 2:57 am
    Can't live without my primer has made such a difference to how my makeup looks and lasts
  23. Natalie J
    September 9, 2016 / 1:32 am
    I'm loving my new Sönd products, really lovely
  24. paula cheadle
    September 8, 2016 / 10:40 pm
    not tried this, but i would love too.
  25. Hannah Igoe
    September 8, 2016 / 9:37 pm
    Trilogy rosehip oil has been my lifesaver this month
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:39 am
      You're the 3rd person to recommend rose hip oil to me. I NEED to try it! x
  26. Mariana Cunha
    September 8, 2016 / 12:51 pm
    Definitely my Uriqge Moisturizer and Pimple Cream. For beauty I've been using up my Garnier BB Cream! Cheap and good!
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:38 am
      Cheap and good - the dream combination! ?
  27. Catherine Macnab
    September 8, 2016 / 11:44 am
    I use Loccitane the most often - I like everything about their products (except that I can barely afford them) I particularly like the precious night cream
  28. Samantha Atherton
    September 8, 2016 / 10:00 am
    Beauty wise I can't be without my liz earle cleanse & polish & make-up wise I keep reaching for my Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara it adds a little lift to my lashes without being heavy & clumpy.
  29. Gemma Massey
    September 8, 2016 / 1:09 am
    My beauty hero is Kim kardashian she always looks flawless and contoured well love her make up also kylie Jenner. I'd love try her new lipsticks but always sold out to fast. I'd love try this product the product I'm loving at the min is younique liquid foundation it's fab and even covers tattoos xx
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:32 am
      She does know how to slay that contour! I've recently started seeing Younique - I must have a proper look! x
  30. Sherri-Anne Pegg
    September 7, 2016 / 11:03 pm
    My Mac Lipstick (Viva Glam)
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:29 am
      I am determined to experiment more with lipstick! x
  31. Gabrielly
    September 7, 2016 / 7:30 pm
    I like my Olay eye cream.
  32. Laura Pritchard
    September 6, 2016 / 8:26 pm
    I swear by the Olay skincare range.
  33. Kristyn Harris
    September 6, 2016 / 4:44 pm
    My favourite product at the moment is Kiehl's ultra facel cream. It makes my skin feel so soft, youthful and hydrated.
  34. Krystle
    September 6, 2016 / 2:32 pm
    I love my estee lauder double wear
  35. September 5, 2016 / 9:07 pm
    N0 7 lip protect and perfect cream is a miracle worker for cold sores
  36. Laura Harrison
    September 5, 2016 / 1:25 pm
    My Olay face cream, makes my face feel really soft xxx
  37. marie powell
    September 5, 2016 / 8:16 am
    This month it has to be my Sun Tan lotion, bright red is not a good colour on me. A life saver in so many ways, plus I love the smell of it.
    • kittyandb
      September 5, 2016 / 8:58 am
      ?? Well, I think that's a blooming useful and necessary one! ?x
  38. Sahar Ehsan
    September 4, 2016 / 7:46 pm
    I recently got the RCMA no color powder and believe you me its the best one i have used so far. I have been using it for a month now, wear it almost everyday to set my makeup and get asked by all my girls about the reason behind my flawless makeup. Highly recommended.
    • kittyandb
      September 5, 2016 / 8:57 am
      Yes! I just googled this and it sounds great! Thanks for the tip. Just what I need. Thank you! ???
  39. Daisy Connor
    September 4, 2016 / 11:59 am
    Bumble and Bumble Full Potential shampoo is a must! It leaves my hair feeling so soft with a shine to it. I then follow with LAB35 leave-in conditioner spray which also adds to the softness and shininess. It also smells really good!
    • kittyandb
      September 5, 2016 / 8:55 am
      Ooh, they sound good. I don't tend to use leave-in conditioners as I worry about them being heavy, so I'll certainly look out for those! x
  40. Diana Olic
    September 4, 2016 / 10:51 am
    I haven't tried any of MAC products because it is too expensive but I hope I will win it so I can finally try it :D From other brands, I love catrice and max factor, they are amazing. :)
    • kittyandb
      September 5, 2016 / 9:00 am
      Good luck! I have never heard of Catrice, but I just googled it and they have stockists nearby, so it's one to watch out for! x
  41. Caitlin Gilbert-Kroen
    September 4, 2016 / 2:41 am
    I've been using the Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Lipsticks a lot and the Maybelline Better Skin concealer lately.
    • kittyandb
      September 5, 2016 / 9:02 am
      Velvet mousse sounds like something I'd be tempted to eat! ? I'll look out for them, thank you! ?x
  42. Anne C
    September 3, 2016 / 12:31 pm
    Elizabeth Arden has always been an inspiration for me. I love her skin care products and have used them for years.
    • kittyandb
      September 5, 2016 / 9:09 am
      I like the 8 hr cream. Especially for my dry lips in winter! Great, reliable products. x
  43. Amy Dickson
    September 3, 2016 / 12:13 pm
    The Mac prep and prime lip primer is my ultimate base hero! It turns cheap £5 lippies into long lasting staples and I cannot live without my Body Shop vitamin c energising face spritz, which i use as a face prep and setting/fixing spray - it's so refreshing too so perfect for summer
  44. Laura Power
    September 3, 2016 / 11:33 am
    biologique recherche lotion p50 this product is a miracle in a bottle , a can't live without must have to my daily routine
  45. Chelsea
    September 3, 2016 / 4:51 am
    I've wanted to try this product for so long! This month I've been reaching for my UD Beached Bronzer a ton.
  46. Pati
    September 2, 2016 / 3:44 pm
    This month I've been totally into natural oils during my skincare night routine. After cleansing my face, I use organic hydrosol as a toner (these days in love with melissa hydrosol which refreshes and sooths my skin to the perfection!), then I mix in my palm a drop or two of hyaluronic acid, AloeVera and essential organic oil (Rose Hip Seed Oil is my hit) - such prepared mixture I apply on my face. Trust me, it works miracles :) Greetings,
  47. Charlotte Budde
    September 2, 2016 / 2:48 pm
    I love the benefit liquid highlighter!
  48. September 1, 2016 / 6:41 am
    Hi! I loved using the Mac Mineralize Foundation in NC30. It is my favourite product of the year! I buy it in its original price. Its 150$. I'm so jealous that you get a discount. I don't have to explain to you all about its amazingness.. Considering that you're the Mac expert.I really want to try the Mac Strobe Cream but I'm to broke for it.I hope that you give the chance to try it.I literally follow your blog from the beginning. I think it's safe to say that I love you, Kat. Sincerely, Nur
  49. monica
    September 1, 2016 / 3:38 am
    I have been reaching for my Kat Von D liquid lipsticks a lot lately!
  50. Alexandra Nikolaidou
    August 31, 2016 / 4:33 pm
    Hello! Thank you for the giveaway!! ^^ The products that I most used this month are the ''Relentlessly Red'' and ''Candy Yum Yum'' lipsticks by Mac! I love them and they have so summery colours, they fit perfectly my summer in Greece! :)
  51. charlotte
    August 31, 2016 / 10:47 am
    the rimmel wake me up foundation is lovely for my skin at the minute.
  52. Cristina Popescu
    August 30, 2016 / 8:27 am
    M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow Blue Flame
  53. Petra Kos
    August 29, 2016 / 6:46 pm
    I love Max Factor Whipped Cream foundation :)
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:10 am
      I need to look at Mac Factor more! ?x
  54. Joanna Badilla
    August 29, 2016 / 4:11 pm
    As a starter, I've tried MAC lipstick. I like their shades of red. :) And for skincare, I've tried products from Neutrogena and Aveeno. I'd have to stick with these for my sensitive skin.
  55. Angela Kelly
    August 29, 2016 / 11:47 am
    I always go for my Bare Minerals concealer and foundation.
  56. August 28, 2016 / 11:32 pm
    I use Kiehls Midnight Recovery Oil every night, it works WONDERS! It's like £60 a bottle but I've repurchased 3 times now, that's loyalty! I've been loving the Dusty Girls Earth Cream as a light bb cream, and their mineral blush for a soft summer flush. I've also been loving my Becca X Jaclyn Hill face palette! Honestly I could list about 10000 items.
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:05 am
      I love oils! I am totally checking out Kiehls as I know a lot of people who like the brand. I need you as my guru as you seem to have the knowledge on what's great out there! x Kat recently posted...The Ultimate Designer Shoe Dupes| £8 – £41My Profile
  57. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    August 28, 2016 / 10:07 pm
    My beauty hero is Aveeno moisturising cream, it's a saviour, the only moisturiser that actually works consistently & leaves my skin so soft
    • kittyandb
      September 13, 2016 / 9:24 am
      I've been hearing so many good things about Aveeno! My friend recommended the hand cream and another recommended the baby stuff for B! x
  58. DeAnna Keller
    August 28, 2016 / 6:39 pm
    I love MAC eye shadows and eyeliner!
  59. Vicky Souchleri
    August 27, 2016 / 3:08 pm
    I cant go anywhere without my pore minimizer by benefit!
    • kittyandb
      September 13, 2016 / 9:25 am
      It's brilliant, isn't it! :D x
  60. Raqiba
    August 25, 2016 / 10:05 pm
    My heroes are my ancestors and villagers back home, they came up with remedies that helped alot, and if i was to choose my favourite skincare, tea tree probably
    • kittyandb
      August 26, 2016 / 8:54 pm
      What a lovely comment! ? Tea tree is so good. I've used it a lot. It's nice to use completely natural wonder products! x
  61. Lena
    August 25, 2016 / 3:19 pm
    The product I've used the most this month Essence's cover stick, to be honest because I had a pimples outbreak :/
    • kittyandb
      August 25, 2016 / 4:22 pm
      It happens to the best of us! I don't know that cover stick, thanks for the tip! x
  62. Umme Kulsoom
    August 25, 2016 / 1:56 pm
    • kittyandb
      August 25, 2016 / 4:24 pm
      Maybelline seem to have so many products people love! ☺️
  63. ahlam charai
    August 25, 2016 / 5:41 am
    Fabulous products hope to win!
    • kittyandb
      August 25, 2016 / 4:24 pm
      Thanks for entering! ??
  64. August 25, 2016 / 1:07 am
    I love strobe cream! & Mac eye shadows. Impressed with your discount hunting! #brilliantblogposts
    • kittyandb
      August 25, 2016 / 4:25 pm
      I am an almost obsessive bargain hunter! I love getting nice things for less! ?
  65. August 25, 2016 / 12:23 am
    I love MAC too, adore your cool photo shoot here. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts
    • kittyandb
      August 25, 2016 / 4:26 pm
      Oh, you're more than welcome! I'll be on a binge watch of your YouTube channel. Hope you're having an awesome time in Avignon! #brilliantblogposts
  66. Heather Morrison
    August 24, 2016 / 9:14 pm
    This month it's been plain old no7 tinted moisturiser for me as it's the only thing that doesn't sweat off my face in the heat haha xx
  67. amy pugmire
    August 24, 2016 / 5:18 pm
    Right now I am loving the liquid lipsticks. They stay on so much better than regular lipstick. I am also liking estee lauder's double wear foundation.
  68. August 24, 2016 / 5:16 pm
    Lately I've been buying brushes, because I realized i couldn't keep up putting my eye-makeup with fingers!
  69. Iskra
    August 24, 2016 / 10:44 am
    I've been loving korean beauty products lately! Their skincare products are simply amazing and the makeup has the cutest packaging. Been loving the Mizon snail repair cream and Tonymoly lip products. Foundation I've been reaching for the most this month is the Bourjois one, great stuff!
    • September 13, 2016 / 10:00 am
      Wow! I saw snail products when I was in Peru and I see them more readily available here now, so I will keep a look out! x
  70. Sierra D-W.
    August 24, 2016 / 2:38 am
    My grooming heroes this month: Hair: LUSH shampoo bar (Honey I Washed My Hair) Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo Face/Skin: Argoil Moroccan oil eye cream Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Perfume: Lavanilla Lemon Olympea-Paco Rabanne Mon Paris- Yves Saint Laurent
    • September 13, 2016 / 9:58 am
      Yessss! What a list! So many recommendations for Aveeno! But, I love the sound of the eye cream. I must hunt that down as the Clinique one I've been using is almost out! x Kat recently posted...The Ultimate Designer Shoe Dupes| £8 – £41My Profile
  71. August 23, 2016 / 10:29 pm
    Definitely the new Too Faced Sketch Marker liquid eyeliners! really awesome :-)
  72. courtney b
    August 23, 2016 / 7:44 pm
    I love my mac lipstick crème sheen! can't live without it!
  73. Jess Mary
    August 23, 2016 / 7:33 pm
    My favourite beauty product this month must be the Kylie Lip Kit in Ginger <3
  74. Chanel O
    August 23, 2016 / 7:11 pm
    I love my Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner! Affordable, resilient, and not tested on animals!
  75. Gordana Laco
    August 23, 2016 / 4:38 pm
    My most used beauty product this month is Avon Super Shock mascara! It's realy great! ?
  76. Bilqees Bano
    August 23, 2016 / 7:17 am
    I always love lip products ..& recently My fav is Dior lipstick
  77. Agnes
    August 23, 2016 / 1:18 am
    I love my cocoa face cream by Ziaja - a Polish company. It moisturize my skin so well and helps me with even colour on my skin.
  78. darby
    August 22, 2016 / 5:39 pm
    I just discovered this brow set (can't remember the brand) from Sally Beauty. Great stuff!
  79. August 22, 2016 / 12:46 pm
    I love MAC cosmetics!!! ❤️ But mostly I use drugstore makeup such as Revlon & Maybelline. Those are my go-to products since it doesn't break my bank ?
  80. Amanda Patterson
    August 22, 2016 / 3:25 am
    This month the makeup stars for me were Kleem organics face serum, Tarte smooth operator, and Rimmel London nude lipstick, I was so surprised to find the perfect nude in Rimmel London!
  81. bn100
    August 22, 2016 / 12:28 am
    L'Oréal Voluminous mascara
  82. Marilena Kat
    August 21, 2016 / 7:26 pm
    My hero product is the naked basics 2 ;-)
  83. Angela
    August 21, 2016 / 5:57 pm
    Recently I've been ruining my skin quite a bit with my face scrub so right now I'm all about The Body Shop's Aloe line, which I'm really enjoying. Especially the foamy face wash❤
  84. agirlwholovesbeauty
    August 21, 2016 / 5:52 pm
    Benefit poreprofessional. It's always the best
  85. Laila
    August 21, 2016 / 5:25 pm
    My hero is La Mer lip balm. I have super dry lips and this is the only one that helps.
  86. Bela
    August 21, 2016 / 1:29 pm
    From makeup I use Rimmel extreme black wonder'full mascara and I love m.a.c. lipsticks. For skin care I use Nivea cream.
  87. Alicia
    August 21, 2016 / 12:33 pm
    I actually love to use those Korean sheet masks! They work so well and make your skin dewy and hydrated!
  88. Pixie
    August 20, 2016 / 5:27 pm
    Maxfactor mascara. The best and most simple make up ever :D
  89. Stephanie
    August 20, 2016 / 3:19 pm
    Hello. My hero is the one and only : Clean and Clear active clear speed cleaning acne gel. I'd been struggling from acnes for months, and I was amazed when I tried this gel for the first time. It makes my acne disappear faster.
    • kittyandb
      August 20, 2016 / 3:25 pm
      Really?! Oh, wow, that's fab. It's always great when products just work, isn't it? xx
  90. August 20, 2016 / 2:33 pm
    My hero product is the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation. It just gives me a nice, dewy coverage that lasts me all day long.
    • kittyandb
      August 20, 2016 / 3:24 pm
      I haven't used the foundations, but I love the powder. Good to know the foundation has staying power. Very important! ?
  91. krystel
    August 20, 2016 / 2:43 am
    My hero is clinique i love clinique especially the fact how my skin is super oily and clinique actually takes away the oil as well as moisturizing my skin clinique products doesn't leave my skin oily at all when i apply my makeup
  92. Marta
    August 20, 2016 / 2:22 am
    One of my heroes a friend of my grandmother who is almost 80 and with the face of a 30 year old! She told me her secret was to always apply nivea to her face, so I have recently started to do it too!
    • September 13, 2016 / 9:35 am
      Nivea is one of those all time classics, isn't it! Budget friendly and it WORKS! ☺️x
  93. Bibi
    August 19, 2016 / 6:24 pm
    My hero is the max fix plus prep & prime which I use every single time I leave the house
    • kittyandb
      August 19, 2016 / 9:44 pm
      I've heard so many good things about it. I've got the NYX finishing spray to try out at the moment, I bought it ages ago but haven't got round to it. If I don't like it, I'll try the MAC one! x
  94. Jan
    August 19, 2016 / 1:33 am
    There products are one of the best
    • September 13, 2016 / 9:33 am
      They last so well and the colours are great! x
  95. catarina cardoso
    August 19, 2016 / 1:13 am
    Naked basics
    • kittyandb
      August 19, 2016 / 9:31 am
      Another Naked basics fan! ☺️x
  96. Christina
    August 19, 2016 / 12:00 am
    I love M.A.C. !
    • kittyandb
      August 19, 2016 / 9:31 am
      Tee hee. Me too! ??x
  97. Neha Kaul
    August 18, 2016 / 7:06 pm
    I'm a concealer fiend- the Benefit Bo-ing concealer, the Clarins Instant Concealer and NARS Creamy Concealer are all alternatively my go-tos. As for skincare, rosewater, rosehip oil and tamanu oil-containing products are the staple in my beauty arsenal. All other items can be done away with or replaced.
    • kittyandb
      August 19, 2016 / 9:32 am
      Oh wow! Do you buy those from a health goods store? I've never heard of taming oil! But, I'm willing to give it a go! ?x
  98. Ivănoiu Daniela
    August 18, 2016 / 4:25 pm
    I love their lip glosses.
    • kittyandb
      August 19, 2016 / 9:33 am
      I haven't tried the glosses. Might be a good bridge for me as I am a novice with lipstick! ?x
  99. August 18, 2016 / 3:16 pm
    This was a great summary for someone with only a couple of favourite mac products and will help me investigate more. Great about the value haul! So pleased to find your site through #brillblogposts :-) Lou
    • September 13, 2016 / 9:32 am
      You know what, I have never really tried NARS, but I see so many positive reviews! I'm going to get some samples! I found a new face cream from REN Skincare - review later today, all natural and doesn't react on my skin as I have that issue! ?x Kat recently posted...The Ultimate Designer Shoe Dupes| £8 – £41My Profile
  100. Mary Maria
    August 18, 2016 / 11:47 am
    My hero for beauty products is Dior! Super good products. Nice blog, entered!
    • kittyandb
      August 19, 2016 / 9:34 am
      Thanks Mary. Can't go wrong with Dior! ??x
  101. Jenny S
    August 18, 2016 / 2:13 am
    My beauty hero is something my grandma showed me as a teenager. She swore by witch hazel as an excellent astringent and makeup remover. It's so gentle when removing eye makeup.
    • kittyandb
      August 18, 2016 / 8:30 am
      Yes and yes again! Witch hazel was one of my skin saviours as a teenager! I never thought of it as an eye makeup remover? I would have thought it wouldn't work or might cause tears? x
  102. Taylor
    August 18, 2016 / 1:47 am
    my goto is peel off face masks, they make my face feel so nice
    • kittyandb
      August 18, 2016 / 8:28 am
      You know what? I haven't tried a peel off mask for years! I think I got a couple on a goodie bag last week. Might try one tonight! Any you'd recommend? x
  103. Heather G
    August 18, 2016 / 1:37 am
    I've really been back into my Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer and ELF Brightening Concealer.
    • kittyandb
      August 18, 2016 / 8:26 am
      I am loving these suggestions! It's great to find out what actually works for people! I've never heard of that primer. Thank you! ?
  104. August 17, 2016 / 11:07 pm
    My hero for beauty products is Clarins! The best by far! Make-up? I like Dior, all Frenchie brands... I never use MAC but everyone says it's great! so I am entering the competition! #brillblogposts
    • kittyandb
      August 18, 2016 / 12:43 am
      Ooh, yes, Clarins and Dior. I love France and (almost all) things French! Not the steak tartare. I'm pescetarian! ? x #brillblogposts
  105. Natashakat
    August 17, 2016 / 8:28 pm
    the naked basics 2!
    • kittyandb
      August 18, 2016 / 12:44 am
      I keep seeing that all over YouTube. I really must check it out! x
  106. Lulu
    August 17, 2016 / 12:21 pm
    Hi) This summer I love Clarins instant light lip perfector! Mine is in Pink shimmer. I also use Hada Labo hyaluronic lotion a lot lately, it's amazing!
    • kittyandb
      August 17, 2016 / 4:34 pm
      Two more to add to my list of new products to look up! ? Thank you! x
    • kittyandb
      August 17, 2016 / 4:36 pm
      Haha! Well, if you've found a way to have your cake and eat it, then I'd say that's a good thing! ?x
  107. Rebecca Alderson
    August 17, 2016 / 12:07 am
    My most used product this month has to be the Soap & Glory dark circles concealer, it's great at brightening my under eyes!
    • kittyandb
      August 17, 2016 / 4:37 pm
      I haven't seen this one! But, it sounds like something I need! ?x
  108. Fiona Sanderson
    August 16, 2016 / 8:52 pm
    I am a big fan of NARS. I absolutely LOVE their eyeshadow primer. I also adore MAC eye shadows :-D I am currently on the hunt for a new daily face moisturiser though as my last one from Number 7 changed the ingredients and now I am allergic! :-(
    • September 13, 2016 / 9:28 am
      You know what, I have never really tried NARS, but I see so many positive reviews! I'm going to get some samples! I found a new face cream from REN Skincare - review later today, all natural and doesn't react on my skin as I have that issue! ?x
  109. simran
    August 15, 2016 / 12:15 pm
    Mac studio finish powder is my makeup hero! and this summer its all about setting sprays. nyx matte spray has been a life saviour in this heat xxx
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:30 pm
      Yesss! In glad you mentioned the NYX spray. I bought it but haven't used it yet. Great that you recommend it! ?x
  110. Bianca Rogoveanu
    August 15, 2016 / 8:46 am
    The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, it covers my dark circles and acne scars like no other product in the world. Thank you for the chance !
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:31 pm
      Interesting! I've never heard of that one. Sounds fab. I'll check it out! ?x
  111. Nicola Hoare
    August 14, 2016 / 4:20 pm
    My hero is the Benefit They're Real mascara. It's the only mascara that actually makes my eyelashes curl, and I can't go anywhere without it. A little mascara goes a long way :)
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:32 pm
      I got a sample in a Birchbox that I need to try. Sounds fab. I love Benefit products in general! Thanks for the tip! ?x
  112. August 14, 2016 / 2:48 pm
    I don't wear a lot of makeup but if and when I do it is MAC, it's such good quality and lasts forever.
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:33 pm
      You're so right. It's nice not to wear too much makeup anyway ☺️. I love travel blogs, so I'll be checking out yours! ?x
  113. Marianne Daniels
    August 14, 2016 / 1:44 pm
    I love the jester eye shadow from MAC!
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:41 pm
      Ooh, I don't know that one, but their eyeshadow a are just ?? in general! Will have to check it out x
  114. Kim Styles
    August 14, 2016 / 12:05 pm
    My heroes are Clinique- I had a free makeover at House of Fraser a few years ago and they sold me certain products successfully -I found their products to do exactly what they said they would- real quality. I recently bought an amazing product from them it is the Sun-Kissed Face Gelee Complexion Multitasker and when mixed with their foundation is a great healthy pick me up for my skin.
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:43 pm
      Love Clinique, too! I'm just doing a post of my skincare faves. The products last so long too. I often pick mine up at Duty Free for an extra discount. I love the sound of that face multitasker. Wow, I'm totally checking that out. Thanks! ??xx
  115. Sheila Reeves
    August 13, 2016 / 5:16 pm
    My skin care hero this month is Elemis Pro collagen Marine Cream, find it so light in warmer weather but really hydrating
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:44 pm
      Hi Sheila. Another one I've never tried! I like the Elemis brand though. I agree with needing something lighter for the warm weather. Great tip, thanks! ?x
  116. Natalie Crossan
    August 12, 2016 / 11:24 pm
    My nivea face cream :D
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:45 pm
      Nothing wrong with a bit of Nivea! It's been around so long for good reason! ?x
  117. August 12, 2016 / 8:32 pm
    Putting my low maintenance lifestyle to shame....maybe I should up my game, MAC stuff sounds fab! #bloggerclubuk
    • kittyandb
      August 15, 2016 / 12:47 pm
      Hehe. Low maintenance is key as a mum! Can't fault it! I don't do a full face everyday, and I think I was slightly over ambitious with what I thought I'd do in the early stages of being a mum! ??xx #BloggerClubUK
  118. August 12, 2016 / 5:48 pm
    the blow dryer for sure
    • kittyandb
      August 12, 2016 / 6:14 pm
      Tee hee! That made me laugh. It's the simple things, right! ?x
  119. Danica
    August 12, 2016 / 2:19 pm
    My most used beauty product this month is Rimmel lipstick which is Kate Moss collection :)
    • kittyandb
      September 9, 2016 / 10:45 pm
      I must get more into lipsticks! I'm such a novice! Hahah x
  120. ailsa sheldon
    August 12, 2016 / 5:49 am
    I love their lipsticks and if you take 6 empty products back they give you a free lippy!
    • kittyandb
      August 12, 2016 / 8:16 am
      Yes! Fab, isn't it? I am only just foraying into lipstick, so it was great to get a freebie to try out. Now, I just need to figure out which lip liners suit me! ?x
  121. August 12, 2016 / 3:56 am
    this month i've been using the benefit pore professional (i think?) pore minimizer like CRAYYZY. it's so great - i love how matte it is but it really does a great job of smoothing out my pores.
    • kittyandb
      August 12, 2016 / 8:15 am
      OMG, yes! I discovered it through Birchbox (post on the way) and I LOVE it. It definitely does what it says, doesn't it! x
  122. Soha
    August 12, 2016 / 3:18 am
    I like my eye cream, it is Olay.
    • kittyandb
      August 12, 2016 / 8:11 am
      Hi there! Olay is such a reliable and accessible brand and so affordable, too! x
  123. tracy
    August 11, 2016 / 5:13 pm
    i havnt really tried alot of mac products, because they can be very love to try mac products and this comp ,may give me the chance.thanks x
    • kittyandb
      August 12, 2016 / 8:13 am
      I know what you mean- but, what I will say is that it lasts so long, that the products are worth it. But, yes, the initial cost can be a bit tear-inducing, I won't pretend otherwise! ?x
  124. August 11, 2016 / 6:55 am
    I'm a big MAC fan too! I used to get a discount in my fashion days so stocked up on eyeshadows. I'm still very loyal to MAC. Their foundations and powders are perfect for my Mauritian skin tone. So in response to the giveaway question for the Strobe cream, I can't live without my MAC Mineralize Face Powder. I'm a naturally shiny person ;) so like to look a bit matt and not too float when I leave the house. I also can't leave the house without my MAC blusher on. Even during maternity I wore blusher everyday. Even if I didn't plan to leave the house! It just makes me....feel happy. It's as simple as that. For me it's all about looking good and feeling good. Great post Kitty! X Sunita Sunita recently posted...Lucky Things review: Updating baby’s bedroom with Bambella Designs UKMy Profile
    • kittyandb
      August 11, 2016 / 8:54 am
      That moment when you get a discount and buy the whole shop! ? I haven't tried the mineralize powder, so when I get through this lot (and the Ben Nye and Sacha!), I'll check it out. Agree with the blusher. That, and eyeliner and I feel so much less dead! ?? xx

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