summer drugstore picks & giveaway review swatch photo

I'd been planning on doing this for ages but I've only just got around to it as Summer is coming to an end… but hey! I wanted to do my drugstore picks for summer but I wanted to make sure that they were all products that I've tried, not just a bunch of products I walked into Boots and picked up for the sake of a post and a giveaway!

First up is Mascara, for this I chose the Maybelline Falsh Lash Effect Waterproof mascara. I've got a lot of time for this as it's probably my favourite drugstore mascara in a waterproof formula. My lashes look long, defined and lengthened with ease. It volumises and lengthens without making the lashes feel clumpy or weighed down. It's also pretty waterproof, and didn't migrate or sweat off in the sun. The eyeliner I picked was the Seventeen Tattoo Me eyeliner (full review) which promises up to 48 hours wear. Now Im not going to recommend wearing makeup for that long but this was my go-to liner on holiday and didn't melt off in the summer heat and lasted well. This is also really pigmented and black so is a great all round eyeliner. As it's summer everyone needs a good bronzer and I picked the Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer (full review). I actually use this most days as my go-to summer bronzer as I love the subtle colour it gives me. It's really pigmented and warming with minimal shimmer. I also picked another Bourjois product for the cheeks which is the Bourjois Cream Blush in 02. A lovely little cream to powder blush which adds a flush of colour to the cheeks. The Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Boosts (full review) are also a really lovely product. Bright, youthful shades which look beautiful on and are really budget friendly. I especially like Peach on the Beach as it's a lovely peppy peachy pink! For nails I picked Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Polish (full review) in Guava and Papaya. I adore both shades and the formulas are spot on. These are a great budget range and their summer colours are perfect. The other polish I picked was the Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish in Blues no Blues (full review). A really pretty bright blue which emphasises a tan and brightens the skin. The formula of the 1 Second Polishes as they are super quick to dry and really easy to apply.

I also decided that Im also giving away all the products shown in this post as I already own them and have tested them all out previously. So you could win all the items mentioned in this post including the super cute makeup bag! All you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below!