Dainty Doll

Dainty Doll lipstick - £1.99(here)      //      Dainty Doll Mascara&Eyeliner duo -£1.99(here)
Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts, wasn't a brand I was overly interested in when it first launched. However, over the past few weeks I'd noticed they'd suddenly become really popular, popping up all over different blogs. That is because Fragrance Direct have the best ever offer on them. I managed to pick up the lipstick for a mere £1.99 and the mascara/eyeliner duo for £1.99 as well. Bargain! This was the first time I placed an order with fragrance direct, I opted for the saver delivery and it came in the 5 working days.

Dainty Doll lipstick in 001 Couture
001 Couture is a brown based, deep red, which would have been perfect to wear throughout winter. The swatches on the website aren't great so this is a deeper colour than I assumed. It also is coated in like a film of sparkle, but you have to look closely to see it and when applied to the lip, it applies more of a shine. This isn't the most long lasting lipstick, lasting about 2 hours, before a re application is needed and since it's quite a deep, dark colour, it's noticeable when it fades.

Dainty Doll Eyeliner&Mascara duo in 002 Shape Up Suzie
The tip of the eyeliner is very thin, so a lot of precision and a steady hand is needed to ensure that it doesn't look wonky or like a child has done your make up. However, it is a pigmented product and you have a while to work with the liner and build it until it's a thicker line. The mascara is nice, not the best I've ever tried, but it doesn't leave a panda eye effect and the product does make your lashes appear longer and thicker. For the price, I picked it up I really have no complaints and the fact it's a duo makes it handy for travelling. However, I don't think I would have picked up this product full price (around the £14 mark).

Eyeshadow base - £1.99
Just a normal eyeshadow really. It didn't act as a "base" in the sense it didn't make my eye shadow last any longer, it just was a fairly pigmented colour. A positive is, it's very coral, which makes it pretty for Spring, but I can't see myself wearing it during winter.

Overall, I like these products, but if I had paid the R.R.P, I would have been extremely disappointed. They're alright, nothing special, but by no means, bad.

Have you ever bought from Fragrance Direct or Dainty Doll?

E x


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87 comments:

  1. Lovely items :) Oh I love this red so much!

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    1. It's a nice autumn red, too bad it's spring lol x

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  2. i LOVE the lipstick!
    it's nicely packaged and presented to!

    Kelly || My Blog: Day Dreams & Daisy Chains || ♥

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  3. I've never heard of this brand before! I need to check it out!

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  4. I've bought a dainty doll foundation before, because I'm super pale!
    I might have to check out the £1.99 lipsticks though! =]

    Thanks!

    Nikki
    sheworeribbon.wordpress.com

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    1. I really want to try the blushes as I'm super pale too :) x

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  5. I love fragrance direct! Cannot beat the value! x

    www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Love the lip colour, so gorgeous!

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  7. I keep seeing Dainty Doll everywhere now! It wont be long until try it out for myself. That lipstick in particular looks FAB!

    rosiemickhaiel.blogspot.com

    Rosie xo

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    1. It's good quality and a fab price :) x

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  8. I bought the blushes haha :) such bargains for just £1.99! Couldn't resist :) wish I'd got some lipsticks now too, they look great xx

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    1. I need to check out the blushes as I'm so pale :) xx

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  9. Ooo, I've never bought from them but it looks like I need to check them out!

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  10. i love the colour of the lipstick- the packaging is so pretty too! xx

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  11. Have ordered a few things from fragrance direct but have never tried Dainty Doll. These are such great prices, total bargain. I guess you don't mind them being northing special for that price!

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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    1. Definitely Gillian, fragrance direct can be a bit hit and miss! x

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  12. oh wow I love this post! I didnt realise she had a makeup range, the red looks gorge!
    xx

    blueviolethearts.blogspot.com

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  13. I've heard some varied reviews on dainty doll recently! It's strange, all of a sudden I'm hearing about it everywhere, here! I am in the with the eyeshadow base colour! Brilliant reviews :) xx

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    1. Aww thanks and yeah it's a lovely colour! I think it's because all of a sudden the brands become discounted xx

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  14. Cheap and cheerful prices! Looks like I may have to check fragrance direct out.

    prettypugly.blogspot.com x

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  15. I have never heard of this brand before :O they look nice but unsure if I would buy myself but a good steal for the prices as the colours do look amazing :) x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. I definitely can't complain about the nice, it is a nice brand :) x

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  16. Thanks for the review! I've never seen this brand in-person, but I'm definitely intrigued, if only for the packaging as it's adorable :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I'm a sucker for the packaging too :) xx

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  17. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

    lots of love from the casper&pearl girls – a little Aussie fashion brand
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  18. Dainty Doll products look so nice! I would love to try some.

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com

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  19. Lovely items! Dainty Doll products looks beautiful :-)
    I would love to try the lipstick!

    xo The Daily Fashion Drug

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  20. That lipstick looks so pigmented and beautiful! I've never heard about this brand before, thank you so much for introducing me to it! :)

    xx, Siri

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  21. I didn't know this brand. The packaging is so lovely & the lipstick looks beautiful! xx

    ♡ E.
    http://machachu.blogspot.be

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  22. So want to try this brand!
    http://burstwithenvy.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  23. I love the packaging so much. It's so cute and adorable xx

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  24. This looks like an amazing brand!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I've picked up a couple of blushes from the range that I'd read good things about but they're in the post at the moment, so I'm hoping they don't disappoint! x

    Curls and Swirls

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    1. I want to try the blushes too, let me know how you get on :) x

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  26. I often find with celebrity brands they can be a bit disappointing and overpriced - still you got an amazing deal, and the colour of the lippie is gorgeous, it will be perfect in the autumn (only 6 months to wait ;) )

    Pip x

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    1. I know I thought the exact same, I'm so impatient as well :( lol x

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  27. Been so tempted by this before! I'm medium/light skinned so not sure if some of it will suit me which sucks! The lipstick looks great though xx

    Blog: http://www.cocochicblog.co.uk
    Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/1823055/cocochic-by-stephanie-toms

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    1. The lipstick would definitely suit you! :) xx

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  28. I really really wanna try their cream blushes they look amazing! Keep meaning to ask do you have twitter? :) x

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    1. Forgot to say I voted for you! :) x

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    2. I don't have twitter, I really need to get it :) Awww thanks so much Hannah! xx

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  29. Is the first time than I see this brand
    your blog is really cool
    Now I´m following you in FB, GFC
    and Bloglovin´
    I hope your follow me back in that three

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. Aww thanks so much, I'll check out your blog now xx

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  30. Nice blog <3 follow u, i hope your follow me back :) xo

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  31. I've missed you - nice to read your reviews again- fab post

    dawn
    www.dressmeperfect.com

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  32. those products look stunning
    love the layout of your blog
    what about following each other on several networks : GFC/FB and Instagram for example ?
    Kisses
    Hannah
    Elegantesque Blog

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    1. Thanks, I'll check out your blog now! x

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  33. I voted for you! will you please vote for me to? :D
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    http://turn-it-insideout.blogspot.be

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  34. Lovely items looks great and inexpensive too.
    http://rumelatheshopaholic.blogspot.com/

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  35. love it!
    Emma xx
    http://iemmafashion.com/

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  36. I love this range, I think the packaging is so pretty :)

    Love your blog, would you like to follow each other on GFC or Bloglovin'? Let me know!! X

    http://lipstickedlouise.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. I like the lipstick and the packaging is so cute! Although I did have higher hopes for these products.I like how honest this review was as it may have saved me from spending a lot of money on these products in the future. :) Great post x
    http://kahneee.blogspot.ie/

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  38. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
    I recently bought a dainty doll blushed and I've fallen in love so was scouting the net for good reviews if other products. The lipstick looks awesome it's defiantly going on my too buy list x

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    1. I definitely need to check out the blushes! x

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  39. the packaging is really cute.thanks for sharing!kisses from Italy

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