I read a lot of blogs and watch a lot of people on YouTube who are from the UK, so I am very familiar with UK drugstore type cosmetics brands. But they're pretty much inaccessible in the US. Sleek you can get, but it takes forever, costs a ton and is available from a very tiny number of retailers. Bourjois is unavailable as far as I can tell. I've never been able to find a reputable retailer for Bourjois cosmetics in the US. MUA is another brand that I see all the time on blogs, but I've never seen in person.
So what did Katie send? Sleek, Bourjois and MUA. I am beyond excited about this. Truly, I am so touched that she sent anything at all, but the makeup nerd in me is ridiculously excited to have access to these specific items.
So first off, here's the package. What lovely wrapping, such a chic color combination:
The first item was the Sleek Bad Girl palette, which I have been coveting online. Look at it! The colors are fantastic!
The next item was another from Sleek, the blush in Pomegranate. Again, I have heard so much about Sleek blushes and this color is just stunning. I think anybody who follows my blog knows by now that I have a blush problem (I love them so much!) and I cannot wait to wear this.
Next is the MUA lipstick. This color is fantastic. I so love these types of colors, but I don't have anything quite like this. It is a fantastic addition to my collection and again, I can't wait to wear it.
And last, but certainly not least, the Bourjois chocolate bar bronzer. YAY!!!!! I cannot tell you how many times I've seen this bronzer in YouTube tutorials and I have been absolutely dying to try it out. I literally did a happy dance around my living room when I saw this item. It is the most adorable thing I have ever seen. And just like everyone has said, it really does smell like chocolate.
You may have noticed that I haven't actually swatched anything yet. LOL. I just can't. Not yet. I need to just look at it for a while. But I will swatch it soon and I'll get those posted.
Again, a HUGE thank you to Katie. She is awesome. Definitely check out her blog.