You lot seem to be enjoying my Cohorted unboxing posts so here's the September edition. As it's transitioning season and it's fashion week I was expecting some products that mirror that and surprisingly I can see how all of the gems they selected this month fit in this theme.
Cargo Down Under Palette
It was love at first sight. I never tried Cargo before but it's always been a brand I had in my wish-list. I heard loads about their palettes and when I opened up this number here, I could hear the angels signing. I mean, look at it!
This is the perfect transitioning palette, because I can still see a hint of summer with the shades Manly and Bondi but Ferry and Suntan add a little autumn-leaf touch to it. Of course we know that right now Australia is just getting into spring so really this can be suitable for them too.
As for the quality of the eyeshadows, I feel like most of them are great but some did show some chalkiness. I found the shades Beach and Bondi to be the difficult ones to blend properly but overall I was really pleased with it and the colours that I'm more attracted to like Bridge, Ferry and Sand looked amazing on the eyes.
I love Percy & Reed as a brand. This dry shampoo was good, it didn't leave any grey residue on my dark hair and it made it look more clean and bouncy but compared to some of the cheaper high-street options, it wasn't necessarily anything special so I don't know if I would recommend it over your standard brands at Superdrug as it didn't wow me. I do think that including it in the box was good though because during fashion week you need something quick and on-the-go to touch up your hair and always look fabulous.
Percy & Reed Wonder Overnight Recovery
Now this is a good one. I never tried an overnight product on the hair that didn't make my head go all greasy and looking like it needed a desperate wash. You apply it on dry hair and leave each strand to absorb it, giving it moisture and shine. You wake up with voluminous and beautiful hair. I've used it once so far so I can't go all out with this and promise everyone amazing results but it did give me one of the best hair days I've had this year! I will definitely use it more and keep you updated.
MAC False Lashes
Apparently this is one of Mac's most popular and loved mascaras. Personally I have stuck with drugstore products when it comes to lashes, and Mac in general has never appealed to me when it comes to mascaras (although I am obsessed with their lipsticks) so this was an interesting fist-time test. I do like small samples because you get to try it a few times and then decide if you want to purchase the full-size. I also love the fact that you can put it in your bag or clutch and do your lashes on the go. I have only tried it once so far, and it hasn't smudged which is great. It's worth noting that it elongates the lashes mainly but with no dramatic volume, making it more of a great every day mascara rather than an evening/special event pick. I will certainly test it more before giving you my final verdict!
Kure Bazaar French Rose nail polish
I will admit I never heard of this brand before but after receiving the box I did some research and apparently it's extremely popular as a nail brand in France and used religiously for Paris Fashion Week. The formula is made of 85% natural ingredients and it dries really quickly. I found one coat to be more than enough to cover everything, and the glossy effect makes it look like gel polish. The shade is stunning and I will definitely be wearing it in winter.
BOX VALUE = £85
Overall I'm really pleased with the box because I can tell they took in consideration Fashion Week and obviously the seasons changing. I'm excited to test these products more. I'm sure you'll see them pop up again on some posts soon so let me know which ones caught your eye the most!
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