MY THOUGHTS ON MY NEW S&G PRODUCTS
Photography | Laura Ellen Wright
You may or may not have been lucky enough to catch the Soap & Glory mega deal in Boots recently. I spied it on Laura Stafford-Smith Instagram and headed straight to my local Boots to take a look. In short when you spent £14 on Soap & Glory make up you received a free gift. I wanted to share my thoughts on the products with you and whilst doing so have found out Soap & Glory have the same deal direct on their website – H E R E I’m not sure how long for mind you so get in there whilst you can!
The only product I’ve ever tried from the brands makeup range is Sexy Mother Pucker (Pretty sure that may have even been my first ever blog post!) Walking into the store I realised I was so fixated on ‘The Deal’ I had no idea what I wanted or needed. Almost a full 20 minutes later this is what I came out with. Three of these full sized products were completely FREE OF CHARGE!
ARCHERY™ D-I-Y BROW BAR™ | £12
First Up I decided on a brow product. I haven’t had my brows tinted in a while so though I’d give building them up on my own at home a try. The ARCHERY™ D-I-Y BROW BAR™ is a 4-in-1 kit designed to Shape | Perfect | Highlight | Tame. I’ve never been great at shaping my own brows so made sure I read the instructions and man alive this is a good product!
Firstly you shape your brows with the brow brush | Then using the other end of that brush you work some of the wax through each brow | Using the colour pallet on the right hand side, you mix it up to create the perfect colour for you | Finish off with a sweep of the highlighter under each arch. The only negative with this product is the size of the brushes, they are small and fiddly to use.
ONE HECK OF A BLOT™ PRIMER | £10
I have to admit, I’m very sceptical of primers. This fear mainly comes from not finding a good one! I have tried so many and I just find my make up sits on top of them and slides off quicker than ever. Given my first product didn’t quite cover the £14 (Nothing did in fact – See what you did there guys!) I chose the ONE HECK OF A BLOT™ PRIMER. I thought I’d choose a primer to wear on its own without make up. This is because I knew I had a skin treatment for my Xanthelasma (Shameless plug – Read more on this H E R E) coming up and I wouldn’t be able to wear make up for a few days. I still wanted my skin to look good so thought this would do it.
I had nothing to fear with this product – Without makeup it instantly mattes your skin and shrinks your pores, well it mine anyway! It comes complete with PORE-SHRINK™ Technology and SHINE-BLOC™ 12HR Matte. Absolutely NO idea what that means but it works! I have also tried it underneath my makeup and it creates a great smooth base and has since become part of my daily makeup routine!
THICK & FAST™ HD MASCARA | £10.50
I am a stickler for my Chanel mascara however I’m not going to turn down a free full sized product! It’s all about the brush with the THICK & FAST™ HD MASCARA. It has 7 sides with a V-Groove which pushes the volume and intensity. It’s packed full of collagen and seriously guys, zero flakes! Whilst it isn’t waterproof, it hasn’t smudged on me once as yet. Having said this, it is really easy to remove – What is this magic!
SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™ XL EXTREME-PLUMP | £10
Being a Sexy Mother Pucker fan, I knew I would like the XL Version. I don’t know if I’m a little weird but I quite like the tingly sensation you get with these products. I actually found the SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™ XL EXTREME-PLUMP was less ‘tingly’ than the original however most definitely plumps more. This is a great product on its own or over your favourite lipstick. The free full size you receive is the clear version.
SUPERCAT™ | £6
Now eyeliner is NOT my strong point, it never has been. I usually use a liner underneath my bottom lashes. I’ve always wanted to use it on top of my eyelid however my lids are hooded which means I usually end up with a black line higher up where it’s rubbed on to. So with the hooded eyelids in mind, I can certainly kiss goodbye to the perfect ‘flick’! SUPERCAT™ has a really interesting tip, it’s a little like a marker pen.
The idea is you can use the thin end for a precise look and the thicker part for a more intense look. I LOVE THIS I’m putting it out there, I LOVE IT! whilst I haven’t built up to the ability to create a flick, let alone a perfect one… It doesn’t transfer onto my top lid or budge at all throughout the day! It also has that magic ability to stay put yet be removed easily at the end of the day.
All in all for £22 I took home £48.50 worth of makeup! That’s a whopping saving of £26.50. And I have to say with the exception of the mascara (I really do like my Chanel one) I will be using these products on a daily basis and repurchasing. Here are some quick links to all of the above products but if you’re thinking about buying any, do so H E R E and grab the freebies! I’m not sure how long this offer is on for so apologies if you read and it’s stopped.
ARCHERY™ D-I-Y BROW BAR™ | £12 – H E R E
ONE HECK OF A BLOT™ PRIMER | £10 – H E R E
THICK & FAST™ HD MASCARA | £10.50 – H E R E
SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™ XL EXTREME-PLUMP | £10 – H E R E
SUPERCAT™ | £6 – H E R E