Makeup Mail | Max Factor Fantasy Fire and Boots No7 Goodies

May 5, 2012

A happy package from England came my way recently.

When I first learnt about Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in 45 Fantasy Fire, purportedly a dupe of the discontinued and by-now-elusive Clarins 230, I knew I wanted it. Fortunately, my fabulous friend, London Makeup Girl kindly agreed to my random request to custom purchase it for me.

Composed of a mélange of purple, bronze, blue and red tones, this polish is somewhat sheer but layers well over deeper nail varnishes.

Grace also custom purchased Boots No7 Vital Enlightening Highlighter Powder for me.

Nestled in a palette with a pretty poppy print (say that 10 times, quickly!), this champagne illuminator with a 3-dimensional floral pan reminds me of other highlighters that I have but has a charm of its own, thanks to its presentation and packaging.

Its surface is a frost overspray but it continues to be shimmery beneath – just a touch subdued – imparting a lovely finish that’s terrific for sculpting the face with.

To my surprise, I also found Boots No7 Vital Brights Cream Blush in Blossoming Pink in the package, an extra that my pal had bought specially for me.

Made in Italy, the texture and sheen of this silky coral cheek colour reminded me of the Topshop cream blushes that are also made in the same country.

Beauty from abroad is always a treat! Thank you, Grace London. ;)

Posted in: boots no7 | cream blushes | highlighters | makeup mail | makeup merry | max factor | nails | raok | swatches

10 Responses to Makeup Mail | Max Factor Fantasy Fire and Boots No7 Goodies

  1. Frond
    May 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    ooo that nail polish is calling my name :P

    • makeupmag
      May 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      Hey Jo,

      You need it…unless you have Nfuoh’s 51! ;)

  2. Sam
    May 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I wish we still had Boots No 7 here, the nail polishes were fantastic!
    It’s so lovely to receive goodies in the mail :)

    • makeupmag
      May 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Hi Sam,

      This was a surprise find on the webby and on discount too! :) I was thrilled to see how well made the Boots No7 products are. I’m blessed to have friends who help me CP makeuppy things!

  3. May 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    The cream blush is a really nice shade of coral!

    • makeupmag
      May 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      Hey Evonne,

      You might be able to find a dupe from Topshop. :)

  4. Frond
    May 6, 2012 at 12:34 am

    nope I don’t… maybe I’ll pop by and “borrow” it.. *giggles*

    • makeupmag
      May 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Hey Jo,

      I’ll show it to you when I get the chance but you cannot smuggle it home, hahaha! I’m actually thinking of selling A-England Lady of the Lake and Zoya Ki – let me know if you’re interested in these purples. :D

  5. May 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I paid a fortune for that polish and was so surprised to see how tiny it was. But it’s just gorgeous on so it was worth it. I think you’ll enjoy it a lot.

    • makeupmag
      May 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Hey Mar,

      It’s something I know you’d love too; it’s a real surprise from Max Factor.

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