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It feels so good to be back on track, posting on Sundays! I hope that you’ve had a wonderful day today.
To finish off this week I thought I’d review a type of product that I’ve never reviewed on my blog before – a gift. Now when I say gift, I mean that this product is designed to be bought and gifted, I personally wasn’t gifted this I bought it myself. With it now being November I thought it would be perfect to take a look at one of the gift sets by Soap and Glory (which I found in the Christmas section of Boots).
So today I’ll be reviewing the following:
- Soap and Glory ‘Beauty-full House’ – £10.00
I bought this product from Boots a little while ago as part of their 3 for 2 Christmas deal.
*all links to the Boots website in this post are affiliate links, which means I would earn a small commission should you chose to purchase through the link*
Packaging and Contents
As you could probably tell by the title, without needing to look at the packaging, these products come in a house-shaped box. In true Soap and Glory fashion it’s very pink and does contain their classic vintage looking women on the side. The box has clear panes, shaped as windows, which show the products that you can expect.
The products contained within this set are:
- ‘Thick & Fast HD Mascara High Definition Collagen Coat Mascara’ (full-size)
- ‘Crazy Sexy Kohl’ in ‘Smoulder’ (full-size)
- ‘Sexy Mother Pucker’ lip gloss in ‘Plums Up’ (minature)
I actually was looking to buy one of the ‘Sexy Mother Pucker’ lip glosses on the day that I bought this, but saw this set and decided to get it instead. The full-sized ‘Sexy Mother Pucker’ glosses are £9.00, and I was unsure whether I would even like it, so I opted to spend £1 to get a smaller version along with two other products to try out.
‘Thick & Fast HD Mascara High Definition Collagen Coat Mascara’
I hadn’t really heard a lot about this mascara, but I’m a sucker for gold shiny things and I love trying out new mascaras so I was excited to give this one a go.
On the Boots website, this product has the following description:
‘The BRUSH is the stuff – Soap & Glory’s 7-SIDED FAN FLARE-180™ brush with a V-groove to lay down volume & intensity, and a network of combing & curling surfaces to give length, definition and DRAMA. Featuring strength-building COLLAGEN.
- PRE-PEPTIDES, LONG-STRETCH POLYMERS that wrap lashes in a flexible, lengthening film and NO FLAKE 24 all-day wear technology, prepare yourself for TOTAL LASH LIFT-OFF!
- Collagen Coat™ Formula contains Collagen Tripeptide-29.’
I always find product descriptions like this to be way too over the top, especially with how many words are in all capital letters. However, me being picky aside, this mascara sounds pretty awesome and seems to tick all of the boxes.
Personally, I didn’t find it to be as incredible as it makes out. I’d say that I have quite high standards in terms of mascara, because I’ve tried out so many. I just found that the brush was really hard and I kept accidentally jabbing my eye with it (it’s just one of those mascaras where no matter how hard I try, it just hurts my eye every time). I also found that in the application process a lot of product ended up on my eyelid. I usually do find this with mascaras as my natural eyelashes are quite long, but I found that this product was particularly bad for it. I don’t think that it really provided much drama, especially when compared to other mascaras that I own. However, it did provide amazing lash separation and length, it’s just my personal preference to have thicker, more dramatic, lashes.
‘Crazy Sexy Kohl’ in ‘Smoulder’
I am much more of a liquid/pen eyeliner person and pretty much always wear winged eyeliner. However, I do occasionally wear black liner in my lower, or upper, waterlines when I’m feeling extra dramatic or if I have a lot of eyeshadow on.
When I searched for this product on the Boots website, I actually couldn’t find it. It does say that it’s limited edition on the Boots ‘Beauty-full House’ webpage, and on the Soap and Glory webpage. However, I can’t find any information about its claims which is a little odd (it may have been detailed on the box but I don’t have it any more). I also had a quick Google, but could only find a previous set by Soap and Glory called ‘Crazy, Sexy, Kohl’ which contained a set of similar looking eyeliner pencils.
I think as far as eyeliner pencils go, this one is pretty good. I’ve only used it a couple of times because, as I said, I don’t really use pencils, but the times that I have it was wonderful. It’s a super pigmented and a rich black colour. I didn’t find that it smudged or ran out of my waterline, and was still looking amazing by the end of the day. I definitely will be reaching for this product again when I’m looking to line my lower lashes, as it’s really fab. The only downside I can see to this product, is that if you wanted it, you’d have to buy this set as I can’t find it anywhere else!
‘Sexy Mother Pucker’ lip gloss in ‘Plums Up’
So, as you know, this is the product that I bought the set for. I’d seen a YouTuber called Sophdoesnails talk about it quite a few times so I thought I’d give it a go.
The description for this product on the Boots website is as follows:
‘Amazing. Addictive. And definitely something to shout a-pout, it features the same ingenious lip-plumping technology as the original. With SUPERFILL™ Lip Plumping Spheres, which explode in volume when they meet the moisture on your lips.
(They’re like tiny, dehydrated sponges that expand when they get wet.) Plus LIPSWELL™ Natural Plant Oil Infusion – an incredible microcirculation-boosting extract that makes your lips feel instantly fuller.
Plus, with a new super-smooth formula, it glides on… so your lips feel soft and look ravishing. It’s set to send you (and lips) a-buzzing!’
I bought this for the lip plumping action, and less so for the glossy aspect of it – I’m a matte kind of person. I’ve tried a few lip plumping glosses before and honestly you never really get used to the buzzing feeling on your lips. Personally I don’t find it to be too much, or painful, but it did shock me slightly when I first used it. Lip plumpers work by irritating your lips and causing blood to flow to them, and therefore increasing the size of them, so it isn’t ever going to be the most comfortable experience. However, as I said, I don’t think this one it too bad. I find that the buzzing sensation is the worst during the first few minutes, then it begins to die down, before wearing off after 10 or so minutes. I tend to put this on before starting the rest of my makeup, then remove it to apply a matte lipstick. I’ve found that this works really well and I can see a difference in the size of my lips between when I use it before applying my lipstick, and when I don’t use it. Throughout the course of the day, my lips do decrease in size, however due to me applying my lipstick when they were larger, the lipstick still looks great and keeps my lips looking slightly bigger.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not obsessed with having bigger lips, I just like it sometimes. If you really did want a super big pout then I don’t think this product is the best for that, I personally notice the effects of the gloss because it’s my face and I’m used to it, but I don’t think anyone else would notice a large different as the effects are quite small, and temporary.
If you are looking to use this just as a gloss, then I also think that it’s really pretty, the colour is quite subtle and I find that it just makes my lips look slightly nicer. However, as with any gloss, it will wear off throughout the day, especially if you eat or drink.
Overall, I am really glad that I bought this set and I think all of the products are good. Whilst the mascara is probably my least favourite of the set, it is by no means a bad mascara and I definitely will get some use out of it (I like to use mascaras like this on my bottom lashes and to separate any clumps). The eyeliner pencil is really good, and I like that it’s twist up because I always lose my sharpeners. My favourite product from the whole set was of course the ‘Sexy Mother Pucker’ gloss and I will definitely be buying a full-sized version of it at a later date. Although this is the product that I bought the set to get, I don’t regret getting this instead of just the gloss like I originally planned, as I got to try out and discover new products.
As far as a Christmas (or any other occasion) gift goes, I think this is fab and definitely worth it. I love the product selection they chose as it allows you to create a natural, minimal face, and all of the products compliment each other nicely. At £10 I don’t think that you can go wrong with this, especially as the mascara is £10.50 by itself!
If you’d like to purchase this product then you can do so on the Boots website here.
So this now bring us to the end of this review on the Soap and Glory ‘Beauty-full House’ gift set! I really hope that you enjoyed reading this, if you did then please give my review a quick like. As always, I’d love to hear what you think about any of the products in this set, or any of the other Soap and Glory Christmas gifts – do you think this one is for you? Also, if you think that my blog might be something you’re interested in reading then please follow me, I post at least twice a week!
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