Mail From Anna!

It was one rather exciting day last week when this parcel from Anna of Vivianna Does Makeup turned up for me. Anna and I have been exchanging emails and tweets back and forth for a while now so it was really awesome to get mail from her+also put together some things to send over to her as well. There were a couple of products I had requested, sadly Royal Mail destroyed the Barry M polishes, but the rest survived, along with some UK drugstore products that Anna threw in. It's safe to say I was feeling rather spoilt basically! I'll give you the scoop on what I was sent and also some mini reviews. I've not had time to try everything yet but I'll give you an update next month..

Martha Stewart Home Notebook-The bloggers essential basically. As you can see I've divided this up into all the various sections so I can better organise my blog posts and videos, keep track of what products I have to try and want to review etc. Maybe once I start using this properly I'll do a post on blog organisation or something.

Real Techniques Complexion Sponge-You can't really see this, as it's hiding away in the bottom corner of this photo but I was excited to see this as I nearly bought one at a pharmacy here the other day. Dubbed an alternative to the ever-popular Beauty Blender and great for days when you want a light but flawless coverage. 

Indeed Labs Minis-Who can resist mini things!? They're just so cute. I've actually tried Hydraluron before, review here but nothing else from Indeed Labs, as it's only recently launched here so I am looking forward to trying these. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks-Well I gotta buy a vowel because oh my god. I wore the vibrant fuschia, Ole Flamingo last week and it's a beaut. Think Mac's Show Orchid, but less metallic. I love pink lipsticks and the formula of these don't disappoint. They dry matte but don't flake or dry your lips out. You will need an oil based remover to get this off your pout but other than that you can't fault 'em.

L'Oreal Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara-I have heard such good things about this mascara, both the original and waterproof formulas. I am a bit of a mascara fiend so I asked Anna to pick this one up for me. There's a few mascaras on the go in my stash at the moment but once they expire I'll be reaching for this one.

No.7 Precision Lip Pencil in Nude-Again, I'm not 100 per cent on the shade name. Sorry guys! I'm writing this post from Uni as I have no internet at home. I've not actually opened this pencil yet but nude lip liners are often my go-to for accentuating my cupid's bow when I wear one of my daily nude lipsticks. 

Super Facialist by Una Brennan Anti-Blemish Clay Mask-I'm pretty sure we can't get Super Facialist products here but I know a lot of beauty bloggers are fans of this line of skincare so again I'm looking forward to trying this. I love clay masks as well because they really clear your skin of any dirt and nastiness. 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadows in Cafe Saint Germain (201) and Breaking Nude (106)- There seems to be both matte and shimmer shades in this range. I love the taupe above all over the lid and then the matte brown for a bit of subtle definition in the crease. Gorgeous combination! If you love the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows then you should check these out as well. 

Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink-Now I thought this was in my collection, as it has been on the blog before but I must've misplaced it. Nonetheless I'm glad to have it in my stash again. If you've been watching Anna's videos for a while then you'll know this is a favourite of hers.

Thank you so much Anna for sending over all these UK gems! I felt so ridiculously spoilt opening up this parcel last week and it totally made my day year xx.

*Have you tried any of these products before? 


  1. I had no idea that I follow so many of Anna's recommendations until I saw this post! I love Bourjois Rouge Editions, have both shades, and Loreal Miss Manga is my daily mascara. Starting to wonder if her voice is slightly hypnotic as she is a master enabler! www.clementinebuttercup.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Oh really? You're so lucky being able to access Bourjois! We can't buy it in New Zealand, only online. I'm tempted to get that new nude one as well because it's just gorgeous. Looking forward to opening Miss Manga too. PS-I totally agree, Anna definitely is a master enabler x