Products On Trial & First Impressions | Blogger Mail Edition

I think I’ve done one of these posts a long time ago where I shared with you some products I was trying out and featuring some products you can expect a full review on! As bloggers, we are often really lucky to be able to get opportunities and freebies through our letter box. I really do try every single product I get sent and I appreciate every opportunity so please be aware that I’m not bragging in today’s post I just wanted to share with you all of the products I’m currently testing out and some first impressions of bits and bobs that have come through my letter box recently!

Christian Breton | Dark Undereye Corrector

I cannot tell you how excited I am to try this! I’m thinking of doing a full comparison post with before and after photos! I have really dark, purple/blue under eye circles that make me look like I have two giant black eyes and it’s far from sexy! It’s a lightweight cream serum which visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots and circles under the eyes and immediately makes the skin look brighter and even toned! You’re supposed to apply in the morning and evening over 8 to 10 weeks and you get 15ml in here!

Cloud 9 Skin Solutions | Tranquility

Cloud 9 is a brand I’ve heard of quite often but never tried! This particular product is an ultra soothing cream for dry damaged skin. Oh, honey, I need to bathe myself in this stuff! I have actually been testing this and so far enjoying it but I can honestly say I have never seen a skincare product that is pink before! This is bright pink which makes it a million times more fun to slap all over your face! It really soothes my skin so far and has worked a treat on my super dry dehydrated t-zone area! You are supposed to apply twice daily and for optimum results, for up to three months! So far I can really see this gem doing wonders for my skin!

Christian Breton | Dark Circle & Puffiness Masks 

I feel like this brand caters exactly to my skin issues! I have so much discolouration under my eyes from lack of sleep (I’m actually writing this post at 3.30am..) and these are instant soothing patches which I bet will feel so good in summer too! You get three in a pack and it contains hyaluronic acid, green tea, alo vera, cucumber and so many more amazing beneficial products! 91% of people say that skin appears firmer, 95% say it reduces the look of dark circles and 95% say it reduces the look of puffiness! I am alllllllllll about this product!

Filorga | Optim-Eyes Lotion

I have this really weird thing with my eyes and still to this day I’m scared to wash my eyes with anything more than plain water which can make removing waterproof mascara a pain! When I was about 6 I got heads and shoulders shampoo in my eyes and ugh I can still imagine how it felt! I usually wash my eyes with a flannel and some warm water as even using the Garnier Micellar water it burns! I’ve tried this product for a week now and I am oh so in love with it! I have no burning with this, my eyes don’t freak out at it and I love anything that looks cool! You know that mouthwash you see with the two colours, you shake it up and poof, it mixes? Well, this is similar! It’s blue and clear and once mixed it goes all blue and the oil blends in with the liquid, quite fascinating really!! This product removes all traces of waterproof mascara and doesn’t even struggle either! It’s made to hydrate the eyes and also nourish your lashes too! Hello to my new favourite skincare product!


Cloud 9 | Clarity – Spot Clearing Gel

Spots are my biggest skin concern right now so anything that gives me the chance to change that gets bonus points in my eyes! I haven’t tried this yet to give you guys a first impression but I will be doing a review of this product! This product works to reduce inflammation and prevent spots from returning on acne and blemish prone skin. It claims to help eliminate and reduce blemishes, redness, blackheads and whiteheads and encourages smoother, clearer skin. I’m all for this product and what it promises me! Looking forward to really trying this one out!

Amazing Cosmetics | Amazing Concealer Hydrate

With heavy duty concealer like the Bobbi Brown concealer kit for example, my skin just soaks it up and those products dry my face out like a prune! I love that Amazing Cosmetics have brought out a concealer that aims high for their coverage yet also hydrates the areas you use it! It’s designed for flawless under eye coverage and all over spot concealing and a big promise made by them is that this product will never settle into creases no matter how full coverage you go. Now, I’m a total full coverage lover all year round every day of the week and my concealer creases like no other under my eyes so I’m really looking forward to putting this beauty to the test! Plus, just look at that pink packaging…Instagram here I come!

Pur Cosmetics Eye Polish | Caviar

This has got to be the most fascinating makeup product I’ve had my hands on in a long while! It’s a brand I’ve wanted to try for ages and this product is an eye base, top coat with a silicone application tool. On the box, it says ‘use pure pigment eye polish as an iridescent crease-proof shadow, primer or as the ultimate top coat layered on your favourite eye looks’. To apply this you sweep over the eyelid using the flat pointed silicone applicated and build as you desire. It’s such an interesting concept and hard to believe this won’t crease as it’s a really wet kind of product! When I swatched this gorgeous khaki green on my hand it wouldn’t budge! It stayed put and even when I scrubbed it off it was still somewhat on there! I can’t wait to have a better play around with this!

Too Faced & Kat Von D Better Together 

I honestly can’t tell you guys enough how grateful I am to receive this, I actually screamed a little when I opened it ha! Too Faced and Kat Von D are two of my favourite brands so the fact they did a collab is perfection! You get a make up bag which is double sided one pink and one black with the brand names on and inside here you get two minis from Too Faced and two minis from Kat Von D. You get the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade XO which is a beautiful blood red shade and you also get a mini of her studded kiss lipstick in the shade Muse. For Too Faced you get a miniature blush in the shade So Happy Together and an adorable mini candle light glow in the shade Rosy Glow. I love that they still kept the packaging the same as the full sized products and every attention to detail went into them! LOVE.

Kiko Less Is Better Fluid Highlighter

I have never tried anything from Kiko before and I don’t know why because their price point is brilliant for the quality I hear it is! When I saw the Kiko goodies I couldn’t wait to try them so I have been giving this a go! I have never tried a liquid/fluid highlighter before so I didn’t really know how to approach it. The product contains pearls and pigments and blends like a dream the texture of this feels gorgeous on my skin and works so well for subtle strobing!

Kiko Less Is Better Matte Lipstick

Supposed to be an ultra matte lipstick from the moment you apply and it’s true, can’t fault it there! I found it a little strange that I couldn’t see the colour of the product because it’s in matte pink packaging (which is insanely adorable!). I have the shade 04 which is impeccable rosewood and I can’t help think about PLL every time I wear this haha! No funky smell lasts all day long and I love it as much as I love my other all time favourite brown lipstick – Mac Twig! I cannot get enough of the brown tones!


Laura Geller Fifty Kisses Lip Locking Liquid Colour

I’ve been itching to try Laura Geller having seen her products around recently! I wasn’t sure if this was going to be matte at first but it is! It doesn’t go on matte immediately but it dries down to a super comfortable matte lip colour. I have the shade Makeout Merlot and it’s a gorgeous pink plum shade which lasts all day and doesn’t dry out my lips! I’m dying to try some of her powder products next!

Laura Geller Easy Illuminating Stick

Highlighting has never been so easy! This has quickly become my favourite product ever right now! I have the shade Gilded Honey and it’s a twist up stick in the prettiest chic packaging! It’s really creamy and applies so easily and gives a gorgeous gold highlight!

This post wouldn’t be complete without swatches of all these beautiful products for you! So, from the top to the bottom of my arm we have:

-Too Faced Blush

-Too Faced Candle Light Glow

-Kat Von D Studded Kisses Lipstick

-Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick

-Amazing Cosmetics Concealer

-Laura Geller Liquid Lipstick

-Laura Geller Highlighter

-Kiko Liquid Lipstick

-Kiko Illuminator


That’s everything for the products I’m currently trying out! I’d love to know if you’d like me to make this a more regular thing or not! I hope I’ve shared some new products with you all today and you’ve discovered some new things!

What product are you loving right now?



  1. 09/04/2017 / 8:57 am

    The Laura Gella highlighting stick looks beautiful!

    • throughthemirror
      16/04/2017 / 10:28 am

      It’s so dreamy!!

  2. Alice
    12/04/2017 / 9:05 pm

    I was so excited when the Wizard PR box landed on my doorstep, I was overwhelmed by all the goodies inside, I have a gorgeous Too Faced melted lipstick, love the look of the little set you got.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

    • throughthemirror
      16/04/2017 / 10:27 am

      I was so overwhelmed too they spoiled me good! OOhhhhhhhh melted lipstick, nice!!

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