If you saw my post about Cambridge the other day, you many have picked up on my excitement about all the fantastic shops I discovered there! When we walked into The Grand Aracde shopping centre, the first shop I noticed was Kiko – and there was a massive sign out the front advertising 30% off certain ranges too – I was like a kid in a candy shop! I sent my other half off with my little boy to ‘go and do something for a while’ while I ventured in…
Funnily enough, I was only in the store about 10 minutes (I realised this after noticing my ‘Hey look I’m at Kiko’ and ‘Ooh Kiko purchases’ instagram posts were only 10 mins or so apart) In this short time I managed to pick up a whole bunch of amazing looking products. I knew if I stayed in there any longer I’d have bought the whole shop!
I’ve only fairly recently actually started using Kiko products, if you get a moment please do check out my posts – Miami Beach Babe Collection and Modern Tribes Collection. In both posts you’ll see I was so impressed with the quality of Kiko’s products, I haven’t had a bad word to say about anything I’ve tried so far.
As I completely fell in love with the blusher from the Modern Tribes collection, and said in the post that I wanted to grab the bronzer too, I purchased The Essential Bronzer in the lighter shade of the two, 200 Warm Melange. It was in the sale at £12.50 down from £17.90, so a complete bargain in my eyes! I love that this bronzer is massive, so you get really get stuck in with a large brush – this is perfect to use all over your body for a summer bronzed look. (On a side note I was a bit disappointed to find somebody had already swatched my bronzer when I got it home, hence the smudged section on the top)
I also spotted a beautiful looking eyeshadow quad in 100 Color Fever, this was £9.70 down from£13.90, so again another great bargain. I’ve only just realised that I always go for the same sort of shades when I choose small palettes like this, I always seem to be attracted to brown and mauve toned neutral shades, so I actually have a few other palettes that are similar to this. This palette includes four beautiful shades – a light warm shimmery beige, an iridescent light pink / grey shade which I’m having trouble describing! A warm golden brown shimmer and a deep aubergine purple shimmer with tiny blue and purple sparkles. I love that these eyeshadow quads have large squaure pans, so you get quite a lot of product, and the formula is a dream to work with, I’m definitely in love with this palette!
I also had a little go with their Full Coverage Cream Concealer in the store on the back of my hand, I thought I’d pick this up too and see how it compares to my current under-eye-bag-cover-up favourite Seventeen Phroarr Paint. I chose number 02 to suit my fair skin, and this gives a really nice full coverage matte finish. I’ve started using it under my eyes and it’s doing a great job. I’ll be writing up a concealer comparison post shortly!
And now on to the lip products! You know I’m a big nude lip fan, so I picked up the Luscious Cream Lipstick in 510, which is a light nude beige and the Crystal Sheer Lipstick in 403, which is a mid-toned muted mauve. These lipsticks were a very reasonable £6.90 each without any discount, which is amazingly cheap really considering the quality of the packaging and the formula of the products. Both finishes were creamy and comfortable on the lips, the Luscious Cream lipstick had longer staying power which was to be expected, but I really love both of them, and the shades are just beautiful if you’re a fan of a natural, nude lip look.
And lastly, I also grabbed a Super Gloss in 112, which is a high-shine light pinky beige with gold and silver micro glitter particles. This was a complete bargain at only £4.90 without any discount. Again this is another fab product, it’s not sticky on the lips and looks great on it’s own or worn on top of a lipstick. I think I’ll be wearing this out for my friends’ hen party this weekend!
If any of these gorgeous products have tempted you, Kiko’s 30% off sale is still on instore and online, so if you’re thinking of trying out some Kiko products, now’s the time to grab a bargain!
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx