New In Beauty : Blogger Mail 2 | Zoella

New In Beauty : Blogger Mail 2 | Zoella

Hello everybody! Today I’m gonna be doing another one of my What’s in my P.O. Box Blogger Mail, what’s new in beauty videos. Definitely need to work on the title of that one. If you didn’t see my last video like this, then essentially it is products that was sent to my P.O. box from lovely PR companies and brands and lots of new releases and I am obsessed with watching these because I really like to see lots of different people’s reactions to new products and you guys loved my last one and you said you’d love to see another, so that is why I’m doing this video for you today. I’ve been through my P.O. box and I’ve selected what I feel like is a really good selection of high-end, low-end middle of the road new and exciting things that made my eye balls like, pop out of my head and I was like, I need to put these in the video. Just a pre-warning, also, this is gonna be a really long chatty rambly video like you and I are just sat here going through my P.O. box, so go and grab a snack and a drink and get settled, grab a blanket, get cosy and let’s go through this together. I’ve got a hair in my eye. I’m gonna start with YSL because I flippin’ love that brand. These are the Vinal Cocho mascaras. Can we just take a moment to appreciate these colours and also to appreciate the fact that I have no idea how I’m holding all of them at once? There is some really beautiful colours in this collection. Now, when I heard about this, I wasn’t that excited. We all remember the day as well, I mean, some of you probably don’t because, let’s face it, I’m 26, but I remember when we used to wear blue mascara. My first mascara, besides a clear one, was blue. I don’t know why it seemed like a good idea. Looking back on photos – it wasn’t a good idea. It was chalky, bitty, it didn’t look right. So when I first heard about this, I was like, ohhh, no, gone of the days of blue mascara surely. Whilst I’m sat in my rocking chair! But having looked at them and having seen them on people, these are not just like the mascaras I used to wear back in the day. These are definitely a million steps up. The ones that I’m actually the most excited about are the slightly glittery ones. Although I have very sensitive eyes when it comes to glitter, I think I might be allergic to like chunky glitter or something in glittery eye products, these do excite me the most. So this is the gold shimmery one and this one is just beautiful. This one is a really gorgeous navy blue with tiny little specks of silver glitter or shimmer and I think this looks amazing. I haven’t tried any of them yet, but I have to say they’re not as scary as I thought they would look. Like, even the dark green – actually looks pretty cool and that has some green glitter in it, too. Oh no, that’s just bubbles. Next thing I saw was this, which just looks amazing. Tada! Look at all these beautiful lipsticks. I love YSL lipsticks, I especially love the YSL matte lipsticks, so when i saw this – a selection of new matte lipsticks shades, I got very excited and then I noticed that it had my name on it also, which made me very excited, too. We have 217, which is Nude Trouble. *sneezes* How is opening lipsticks making me sneeze? Uh. We have 216, which is Red Clash. We have 218, which is Coral Remix. We have 215, which is Lust for Pink – that is a gorgeous colour. And we have 214, which is Wood on Fire. I would highly recommend YSL lipsticks little bit more on the pricy side but I feel that it is worth it if you are on a lookout for a higher end lipstick. Next up is a product that my friend Ruth Crilly has brought out. Now, she has Collab which is a range of dry shampoo. They just feel very light. I feel like sometimes when I use some dry shampoos, they feel quite heavy in my hair. I don’t know how to explain that – oh, what have I done? But Ruth’s don’t feel like that, so I highly recommend Collab if you haven’t tried it. She’s recently brought out a new one which is the Collab Active dry shampoo. So this is formulated for active lifestyles to refresh, protect and condition, gym, beach, pool side or just on the go. So I definitely think I’m gonna be popping this in my suitcase to take on holiday. Let’s do the smell test. Ohh, that’s nice. Smells like clean sheets, clean hair. Urban Decay are at it again with the amazing releases and amazing packaging. In my last video I said that Too Faced always have fun, innovative, exciting palettes and ranges and that’s why I genuinlely get so excited when something new comes out. Urban Decay do the exact same thing. They do quite a lot of celebrity collaborations, film collaborations and I think it’s really exciting and I really like it. So when I saw this I was like, I need to show these in a video because, I mean, just look at this. So this is an eyeshadow palette inspired by the movie Alice Through the Looking Glass. Firstly, can we talk about this packaging? Because it looks like a kaleidoscope and I freaking love it. I know so many people who don’t like gimmicky things like this, but I do love a gimmick. Oh, wait, is that it? Oh, it’s like a slide out draw. Oh my goodness! Look at this. What’s in here then? Oh, look. It’s a butterfly! Oh, and then on the mirror it says ‘we’re all mad here’. I love that quote ’cause it’s so true. So you pull it out from a draw, okay, so you could keep this and get rid of this if this was too bulky for you. I’m slightly sad that the eyeshadows are not here because that would just be super easy. But I quite like the concept, like that’s so special, look at it. And you get a little brush at the bottom which has the pattern on it, too. There’s a lot of great colours. The only thing I would say about Urban Decay is they always put a couple of really bright colours into their palettes that I will never ever touch. Things like Hatter, Heads will Roll and Metamorphosis. But some of the others are beautiful, like this one is Salazen Grum. That looks amazing. Paradox looks amazing, Duchess looks amazing, Lily looks amazing, it’s like this beautiful beigy-cream with, what looks like, iridescent pink. So yeah, there’s some really great shades in here and just overall I think it’s a really beautful palette. We also have lipsticks, we have five limited edition shades. Oh, look at the packaging, it’s so pretty. Now, that is a Zoe shade. Look at that. It’s a dark berry tone lipstick. Love that. So that one is Mirana. Oh, they’re metallised. Interesting. This one is called Time, this is also metallised. This is a metallic grey blue. Now, I don’t know whether this will look cool or make me look like a I’ve been in a freezer for a couple of days. We shall soon find out. This one is Mad Hatter, which is a bright purple shimmer. That’s kinda cool, I quite like that. This one is called Iracebeth and this is a bright red matte, so this one is not metallised. And this one is a shia shimmer. It says it’s a shia nude with pink satin and it’s called Alice. Wow, that is not what I thought it would look like in the pan, that really is a nude. This reminds me of one of the Barry M. ones that, well, maybe it’s Gosh Darling or something, one of their lipsticks that all the bloggers were crazy for like in 2010. Let me know what you think, I think the collection is beautiful, I love the mixture of like kaleidoscope with flowers. I think it’s really cool. And yeah, I need to go and see this film, all these brand are working with the film and I haven’t seen it yet. Next thing is Sam & Nic’s Real Techniques sculpting set. Now, I believe this was a collectors’ edition, so you could only get, this is a one off. But so many people absolutely loved it, that it’s now joined their core range, which means you’ll be able to get it anytime you want, which is amazing. I don’t think I’ve used these ones before, actually. So I’m really excited to give this a go. I really like the look of this little one on the end for blending concealer. So I’m gonna crack this open and put them straight in my little makeup brush holder. Barry M. have released some lip oils. Now, you guys know how much I love the Clarins lip oils, the comfort lip oils. They are my absolute favourite, I live in those lip oils and they smell and taste amazing and they last really well, they make my lips feel really nourished. They were probably one of my favourite products of 2015. So when I saw that Barry M. had brought out lips oils, I was immediately interested because I wanted to see if these were as good as the Clarins or, you know, similar at least because they definitely gonna be a massive reduction in price. You’ve got this one, which is clear and this is Coco Loco with hydrating and nourishing coconut oil and smoothing camelia. This smells so good and I have actually used these, I feel as though they sink into the lips a lot quicker. They don’t last as long but still, for high street much much cheaper alternative. These are amazing. This one is a Berry Good lip oil, so it says ‘with rapsberry and pommy granit oils for super moisturising and conditioning’. And again, it smells just like the one in my last video, that smells like those drinks that you would pop the straw through and drink and drink because it’s a drink. That’s right, Zoe, that’s what you do with the drink. I feel like this could be quite a good﹖. Obviously, the colouring is a little more diluted than the colouring in the current one. But… The clear one, which is probably the one I would reach for the most, is probably my favourite. Next up is Sleek Makeup. Sleek is a counter that you can get in Boots and Superdrug and they have some really lovely, high quality, high street priced makeup. I love the stuff they have. Their eyeshadow palettes in particular I know were firm favourite among a lot of people. I was very excited to see these in my P.O. box. These are parts of the Matte Me range and they’re the ultra smooth matte lip creams, which is right at my street right now. And they have six new shades, so we have… First up we have Shabby Chic, which is a muted dark pink. We’ve got Fired Up, which is a dark crimson. This, I think, is gonna look amazing towards the end of the year. We’ve got Old Hollywood, which is and ox blood red. We’ve got Velvet Slipper, which is a muted deep plum. We’ve got this one, which is Vino Tinto, it’s a really deep dark berry shade. And the last one is Bitter Sweet, which is a coral pink. Now, a lot of these shades feel quite wintry to me, they’re a bit darker, they’re a little bit more autumnal apart from, I would say, the Bitter Sweet and the Chabby Chic, which is slightly more like pinky colours. But that doesn’t matter because I also think they’re great for like evening lips. One other thing from Sleek is the Whimsical Wonderland collection. First thing is the palette. This is called All the Fun of the Fair. It says ‘roll up, roll up, welcome to whimsical wonderland of fun-filled fairground rides, candy floss and pastel prettiness’. Wow, that really is a very fun, playful, colourful palette. I don’t know if I would use all these colours, but I feel like for someone who’s quite experimental with makeup or if you’re trying to be a makeup artist, or you’re trying out different looks and things, this would be perfect because it really is a very wide selection of different colours. I also have three lipsticks. They are the Lip VIP Semi Matte Lipsticks and we have this one in Hot Tottie, this one in Big Shot and this one in Fancy Pants. And then we’ve got three jelly blushes, which sound really interesting. So the first one is Tomfoolery, which is quite a deep berry shade. Then we’ve got… Lickety Split, which is a really lovely bright orange. Wow, that would be interesting to see what that looks like. And the last one is Hullabaloo and that’s more of a… pinky red shade, which is quite cool. Now, these I am super excited about. I love the scent from Soap and Glory so much. It’s the Sugar Crush scent, it’s definitely my favourite by far and it is the freshly squeezed sweet lime fragrance with kiwi and lime water juice and coolcapsule-smooth technology. Ohh my god. Oh, got on my nose. I feel like this scent works really well as a shower jelly because it does smell a bit like actual jelly. This one is the Original Pink fragrance, this is the Clean on Me fragrance. Oh, still love that so much. Sniffing that then just took me way back to camping in Newquay and I don’t know why. When I was, how old was I, I must have been 17, 18… Wow. What the hell, maybe I used this while I was camping or something. What the hell? How does that happen? How does smell do that? Like, I really wanna know what just happened to my brain right then. There’s any scientists or students working on the brain, let me know why that happens because it’s really freaking weird. I’ve never really thought about camping since I went there, so I have no idea how that just happened. I am super interested to try these, I think the formulation sounds really cool and I really like the scents, and I feel like these will feel more like, refreshing, I suppose. When I received this box in my P.O box, I got very very excited because I love Becca as a brand, they have some of the most amazing highlighters and when I opened it, I was not disappointed. Look at this, this is the Champagne Glow by Jaclyn Hill collection. The box smells weird, I don’t know why, it smells kinda like vomit and I don’t know, but I’m excited that I can film this video now because then I can take the beautiful products out and throw the box away. Look at this. Just look at this. What a beautiful palette. You’ve got three gorgeous blush shades and two of the highlighter shades. This is like the most perfect thing to take away. Plus I honestly think this is the best mirror I have seen in a compact like this in a really long time. And this is called the Champagne collection face palette. I’m really excited to try that. Next up is the Becca Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette. Now, I feel like she may have experienced an issue with these or some people have experienced issues with them. I haven’t tried mine yet, so… Wow, okay, there’re really beautiful colours, look at those. I think she tweeted something about the eyeshadows not being how she wanted them to be. I’m not sure what’s happening with that, maybe she’s gonna rerelease them or I don’t know, but mine seem okay, so I don’t know about that. Then we have the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid. I’ve not tried this. Ohh. You can mix this a little bit with your foundation for a bit more of a glowy look or, I guess, you can just dab it on your cheekbones. Either way sounds nice, sounds right up my street. Then we’ve got the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector… Illuminator in Champagne Pop. Okay, so this is like a cream. Look at that. That’s so pretty. I don’t really use cream products much on my face, I’m not sure why. I probably should, I know so many people who only use cream blusher and only use cream highlighter. I don’t know, I’m not creamy kinda girl. Then we’ve got Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop Powder Highlight, which, can I just say, looks like the most beautiful colour. It’s kind of, it’s a little bit like orangey. I really like that, I think that could be a winner. Next up we have some… ugh. These are by Models Own and they’re the Hyper Gel Polishes. And they are fluorescent pastel shades, which I quite like the idea of because they just give you that little bit more of a pop of colour. So you have got this beautiful like, neon pastel pink in Candyfloss, got this pretty blue in Sugarplum, this green in Cosy Posy, I like it, yellow in Lemon Popsicle and this one in Lilac Flush, which is a really lovely lilac, but it’s kinda bright and kind of pastel at the same time; I like it. I haven’t tried the Hyper Gel formula before. So I will give it a go and let you know if I love it. Two new things from Laura Mercier. The first one is the Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette. Extreme Neutrals sounds right up my street. I love my neutral shades, look at this. Oh, it’s very sophisticated packaging. It’s definitely not like the Urban Decay. This is a hundred miles away from the Urban Decay palette. Look how beautiful. You’ve got a nice mixture of matte and shimmer in there and you’ve also got a handy little mirror. I would use every single shade in this palette and actually, what I’ve noticed is they’ve got a really nice selection of different tones of brown. Normally in a palette there would be like, maybe one or two matte browns and they’re normally quite warm in tone and this has got a really nice selection of like, dark warm, like a more ashy brown and you’ve got a warmer brown, and then down here you’ve got of like a light brown, so I feel like they really have got every shade you could possibly want. The other thing I have here are the Colourdots Lip and Cheek Sheers and this one is in Tequilla Sunrise, which is a beautiful fuchsia. I think they look quite cute, like you wanna lick them like an ice lolly. Don’t. And this one is Fruit Punch and that’s a much lighter kind of coral pink. Now, for lips I don’t know how these will go down because they are quite wide unless you use a lip brush, of course But again, I don’t really use products like this, so I think I’m gonna give them a go, especially in summer time. I just have the visions of me drawing this on like, face paint and not knowing how to blend it properly and it looking really tragic, so hopefully I can kind of make this work, but they look really pretty. Couple of new bits from Hourglass, which you guys know I love. This is the Hourglass Trio… Illume Sheer Colour Trio. So you have a highlighter, a blush and a bronzer. Oh, look at that. Again, two of these are creams, so the bronzer is cream, the blush is cream. Oh, wait… The highlighter is cream, so these are cream products. There’s definitely a trend in this. Cream products are in, guys. Go and grab some cream products. I haven’t tried it, as you can see, but I thought I will share it with you because if there’re any cream lovers out there, then you might really like this. The colours are really pretty. And we also have the Ambient Light Correcting Primers. So it says that they act as a filter to neutralise brighten and soften light while blurring imperfections and smoothing skin’s texture for flawless makeup application. I’m one of these people that are really quite bad at remembering to put primers in before applying my foundation. I do my moisturiser, I let that sink in, I go, I want to do my foundation, I’m like, damn it, I forgot a primer again. I really should use primers. There’s a lot of people that rely quite a lot on a primer to get their makeup through the day. These sound like something I really wanna try. Next up is Smashbox. It’s a really large box, what’s inside? If you’d seen my Snapchat, you would have already seen it. Tada! Can we just take a moment to appreciate this PR? This is just the best PR. Also, here’s Lilly, Lilly Singh. Hi, Lilly. Look how beautiful she is. What an amazing woman. These are the Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipsticks. It’s almost like the trend right now is liquid lipstick and cream face products. That’s the vibe I’m getting, ’cause this is a lot of li-, I have a lot of liquid lipsticks to get through. I just don’t think I’m ever gonna do it. So they’ve sent me all of their new liquid lipsticks in every shade you could ever need. This will take you through your lifetime. And Lilly has also released one called Bawse, which I really like, which is a beautiful red. So I’m so excited to try these. I think that is everything. I have no more- oh, wait. I have one more thing to show you. There’s always that one company that go above and beyond with press races and more often than not it’s Benefit. This arrived at my house and I was like, what have they done this time? Okay, let me try to open this. Right, look at this. If you went on my Snapchat, you could have already seen it. I just nearly fell off my chair! These are all eyebrow products from Benefit, I can’t even hold it, so I’m gonna put it down on my lap now. But is that not the most amazing press release for products you’ve ever seen? I mean, I’ve seen a fair few impressive ones in my time in the last six years, but this is just… I could open my own Benefit brow bar, like this is everything you could ever need for brows. We’ve got… Brow Zings. We’ve got… brow pencils in every shade. We have got… KaBrow. Oh, what’s KaBrow? I don’t think I’ve ever used that. Cream jell brow colour with brush. We’ve got Gimme Brow. We’ve got 3D Brow Tones. We’ve got a high brow pencil, we’ve got tweezers. You’ve got a little brush, you’ve got Ready Set Brow, there’s everything you could ever need to do your eyebrows and all you friends’ eyebrows for the rest of your life. Or set up your own eyebrow salon. It’s very generous of them. Obviously, I’m gonna select my shades and probably dish them out to friends and family who may also want some as I can’t wear all six shades. But how amazing is that? I think they’ve got lots of new packaging, which is why they’ve done this big press release. So I’m really excited to try it. I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually used Benefit brow products. I think I may have had a Brow Zings, I know a lot of people who love these little palettes. Anyway, I’m gonna stop staring at this now, longingly and lovingly. I’m gonna put it down and then I need to find my shades and give everyone else eyebrows for a lifetime. Okay, this could potentially be the longest video in history, but thank you so much for watching and for sitting through that with me. I really hope you enjoyed it, give it a thumbs up if you did and you want me to continue doing this.. I really enjoy them also because it means that after I’ve shown them to you guys, I feel like I use them more because they don’t go straight into a cupboard. I go through them a bit more and as I’m sharing them with you, it makes me go, ‘uh, mental note – need to use that next’. So I really enjoy watching them, I really enjoy filming them. I hope you’ve had a really lovely weekend and I will se you again very soon. Bye!

100 thoughts on “New In Beauty : Blogger Mail 2 | Zoella

  1. Could you do a video on your makeup collection and the way you store it? ❤️ I got the song "In Summer" while watching this video ??

  2. smell is one of your five senses
    when u smell something when you go somewhere e.g. a different country, and u use or smell something that is either horrible or amazing, then after 10 years u smell that or something like that you remember your trip of where u have smelt it

  3. that was amazing I like when  do hauls or blogger mails where u open the stuff  that companies send u and all this stuff please if u have more make a video

  4. zoe I really love u because you're really spontaneous but stop making yourself blond your natural hair color is so much better

  5. the area in your brain where you process smells is right next to and i think even overlaps the part of your brain that processes and stores emotional memories (the amygdala). that amygdala of yours probably tucked away a useless memory of the scent of the bath products you used when camping! the brain is fascinating

  6. My first mascara (after the clear one) was also blue. I thought it was weird, too :))
    P.S. : I'm 30 y.o, and live in Greece. Weirdness is universal, after all.

  7. I LOVE ZOELLA. Zoe if you ever see this that would change my LIFE. You help my anxiety and stress. I love your Long videos. ILYSM

  8. Okay, my time to shine! Why does smell evoke memories? It's really really fascinating, actually! Evolutionally speaking, the olfactory sense (aka smell) is the oldest and the olfactory bulb, which deals with olfactory information is directly connected to the amygdala and hippocampus, which are integral to memory and emotions. It has been found that smell does trigger more vivid memories, and the most common explanation is that olfactory memories are handled by the limbic system, which is arguably the most important system in the brain. There's a cute acronym for the memories that smell can evoke – LOVER: Limbic, Old, Vivid, Emotional, Rare 🙂 If anyone is interested in the topic and wants to know more, I recommend trying to get access to Maria Larsson's articles and publications, she has done some really interesting research on the topic.

  9. can you please do a review once you've used some of the products for a while because I'd definitely love to try some of the good products ? you look beautiful as always Zoe!

  10. The smell reminding you of the past is called The Proust Effect. Google it, it's amazing. I know it from my classes called The psychology of smell. Xx

  11. on the subject of scents: I mean I don't know if I remember it correctly (It's been some time since I was in school haha), but in Biology we've talked about scents and why they suddenly take us back to long lost memories. Scents travel to our brain unfiltered, so whenever you smell sth it wanders directly to your brain. Experiences, for example, you filter and the ones you want to remember you put in your long-term memory. But yeah scents don't work like that which I find fascinating haha. So, when you smell a scent or fragrance again you instantly get taken back to when you first smelled it and/or reproduce an old memory from it. (If I'm wrong please feel free to correct me and/or add to this comment). Whenever I smell a certain perfume (don't know the name of it) I always recognise it as one a former best friend of mine used to wear all the time. It sure is a little creepy, but a whole lot of beautiful. The brain is such an impressive organ. Well, I got a bit carried away there hahah lovely video Zoe 🙂 xx

  12. The fact that when you smell the shower gel you remember your camping trip it is because smells and images are the first thing and the most easier to your memory keep and associated with some experience and every time that you smell or see some images you will remember when you smell it or see it. Love you ?

  13. what's the difference between normal nail polish and gel polish, is gel better?? or does it damage your nails or is it harder to remove???

    Also love these vids Zoe! Hope she does a make-up tutorial for this :oo xx

  14. Probably the same type of ester is used in your old product and this new one, making them have the same smell

  15. The Becca + Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette has been removed from sale because of the amount of negative feedback about the quality being patchy and dry. Becca claim that they had to use a different lab to make the product in time for the launch and it wasn't the quality they wanted. While they have apologised it should never have been released, a lot of people have wasted their money on something that Becca knew was sub par quality, very shady in my opinion anyway! x

  16. "Why does the smell remind me of…"
    Here is the answer- because your brain always tries to find a connection to things you already know when experiencing something new. It's the same as with these ink-pictures that psychologists use 😀 the brain loves familiar things because that's how we know if something might be dangerous or not. That's why many people are afraid of trying something new 🙂
    Hope you understood what I was trying to say, I'm from Germany so my English is not the best!

    Greetings ❤️ and I love these kind of videos ?

  17. Hi Zoe! I'm a biologist! That happens becouse the olfactory stimulus bypasses the thalamus, so it reaches the brain cortex very fast. Besides, the olfactory region that processes the information is very close to a part of the brain that processes emotional information. That very often happens to me too!!!!

  18. makes me feel like im the poorest person in the world. she's got so much makeup! i wish i had that much… ?

  19. I really like how you combine both high end and more affordable product releases ? I would love to see a first impression tutorial with some of these products!

  20. I really like how you combine both high end and more affordable product releases ? I would love to see a first impression tutorial with some of these products!

  21. omg the ysl lipsticks are AMAZING! Who agrees? Anyway,zoe you always make me feel more relaxed and it's always a pleasure watching you! congrats,love you ❤
    kisses from italy

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