I have been inspired by the lovely Ana over at Ravishing Roses and her #NoSpendingJune to put my own finances on hold when it comes to buying new beauty and make-up products.
Over the past few months I have bought a lot of new make-up and beauty products and I want to put the brakes on my spending, especially as we are in the process of buying a lovely new home together which needs a LOT of renovation and redecorating so every spare penny will be useful!
So this month will be #NoSpendingJuly which means I will not be spending any money on beauty and make-up products for a whole month. I bought a few bits in June which I haven’t blogged about yet so they will be posted about soon. I have decided that catching up with my monthly magazines doesn’t count in my #NoSpendingJuly as I get them every month so are not extras as such! I will also still be getting my Birchbox and Glossybox this month as they are on subscriptions 😊 – I just won’t be buying any extras!
There are some great beauty and make-up freebies in this months magazines so I am hoping these will make this months spending ban more bareable!
This months Marie Claire have some gorgeous nail polish duos from Ciaté free with the magazine. There are 6 different polishes to collect with its own top coat and each is 80’s inspired! Each duo is worth £10.
As you all probably know I have a massive obsession with nail polish and I really struggled to pick which duo I wanted! In the end I was stuck between a gorgeous shimmery silver shade and the beautiful neon orange shade I plumped for.
This is my first experience with the Ciaté brand and I am impressed. The top photo is of two coats on the orange colour – it applies well and has a great wide brush making precise application easier to achieve. This polish dried to a more matte or satin finish – it was not super glossy. After two coats it is still quite see-through so for a more opaque look I think three coats would be needed.
The second photo is after I applied the top coat. This top coat is super glossy and I think it will glow in UV light, so great if you are going to any festivals.
This is a beautiful bright bold neon orange, very different to any over polish I have in my ever growing collection. Magazine freebies are a great way to try new products. Plus in this months Marie Claire there is a 25% off discount code for buying Ciaté online which expires 6th August – perfect for my #NoSpendingJuly.
There are also some great new cid make-up freebies in this months Cosmopolitan. There is a choice between several different lip gloss shades or a mascara. I decided on the mascara which is called i – intense High Intense Volumising Mascara it is a 12ml full size and the brush is a standard bristle type brush to help build volume. I have given it a quick swipe on my eyelashes and it builds volume and defines my lashes really well. I have had a quick look on the new cid website and I cannot find this exact mascara, but their i – flutter mascara retails at £18.50.
I have never heard of this brand so this is new to me, however I was looking to try a new mascara and this was perfect for #NoSpendingJuly! There is also a 20% off new cid cosmetics valid until 30th September.
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