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Drugstore Make-up, Make-up

What do you spend No7 vouchers on?

I’m always grateful when the sales assistant hands me a €7.50 off voucher at the till in Boots. However, the voucher is for No.7 products. I’m really not a fan (although their lipstick in Starshell is one of my favourites).

When I was in college I seemed to be in Boots a few times a week (god knows why) and one term I had an endless supply of No7 vouchers. I actually used to struggle to find products to buy. I hated the eyeshadows, eye liners, lipliners and glosses so  I often bought skincare items. A few years on and really nothing has changed. The same weak products in the range are still weak.

Anyway, I found myself with three vouchers this week and not a clue what to spend them on. As I mentioned, I’m not a fan of the brand in general. I find it very over-priced and many of the products remind me of their 17 range but with fancier packaging. I find the pigmentation of the eyeshadows and glosses disappointing and the formulations of the eye liners and brow pencils just don’t cut it for me.

That being said, I was determined to find a product to spend the voucher on :)

I swatched and tested a few bits n’ pieces and settled on two items…

No7 Quick Cover Concealer and No7 Nail Polish in Pink Grapefruit. (Reviews and swatches to follow)

I just couldn’t find anything to spend the third voucher on. I was tempted by an oil shower wash but left flustered. I would love to hear what you have picked up with your vouchers in the past or recently. Any recommendations?

Drugstore Make-up, Make-up, Previews/Launches

No7 Tis the Season to be Twinkly – Christmas Limited Edition 2010

No 7 have launched their Christmas Limited Edition collection. I thought you might want a little look since No 7 is so accessible.

MirrorBall Highlighter Compact (limited edition)

MirrorBall Palette

MirrorBall Lipstick

MirrorBall Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils

Christmas Glitter Mascara

Christmas Collection Eyeshadow Palette in Candycane

Most of the products in the collection come in multiple shades.

What are your thoughts on No7 cosmetics? Does anything in this collection stand out to you?

Favourites, Lips, Product Revivals

My favourite Lipstick right now…

You probably all know how I feel about Boots No7 products by now; overpriced and often disappointing. With that said I must admit that I’m still in love with No 7 Moisture Drench lipstick in Starshell.


As I mentioned in a recent video, this was my first every lipstick when I was 17. I loved it then and I love it now. It’s the perfect shade for my skin tone. It’s a peachy shade with a hint of amber..

P1020957How often do we come across a lipstick that is made for us! I’m delighted that I have rediscovered this one. It also looks amazing with a tan.

It’s moisturising so no dry lips. It’s quite sheer but it still adds a decent amount of colour. If you have warm undertones, want a break from pinks and are looking for a wearable shade you should have a look at this one.

What is you staple lipstick?