Saturday, 22 February 2014

Beauty Haul - Boots

It can't just be me who walks into Boots for a quick look and then ends up coming out with a basket full of things! You happen to see something you've seen on a blog/YouTube and remember that you want to try it!

Bourjois So Matte Nail Varnish £5.99

I avoided the matte nails trend for a while but rather than buying a few matte shades, I thought this matte top coat would be a better investment as I could use it on top of all my other nail varnishes. I'm really trying not to buy any as my collection has become ridiculous. This is the only one I've got this year though!

Nailene Full Cover Nails Oval £8.49

I wish I had lovely shaped natural nails but that's not the case so false ones are my best friend. I love the stick on Impress nails but by using them, I'm not using up any of my nail varnish. I've had these Nailene ones before in the square finish but I've used up most of the smaller sizes. The square ones were out of stock so I picked up the rounded ones with 200 nails. 

Super Facialist by Una Brennan £12.99

I've wanted a clay mask for the longest time specifically the Origins 'Out of Trouble' Mask but I haven't been able to get hold of it. After seeing good reviews, I picked this up for £12.99 which is almost half the price of the Origins one. I've been trying this out for the past couple of weeks and so far I'm impressed. I'm using it about twice a week. Some people have found it drying on their skin but that hasn't been a problem for me at all. I might try the mattifying moisturiser next.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Floral £2.99

I swear by this and haven't had another brand compare at all. I hadn't tried this scent so I chose this one for a change.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory £8.99

It was around this time last year that I first started using this foundation. For a cheaper drugstore brand this definitely has high coverage and I know it's a safe choice! 

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 £6.99

This foundation actually comes a shade lighter than the Wake Me Up one. This is the first time that I've tried this particular Rimmel foundation and I'm impressed. The coverage is really good however it's not the longest lasting foundation and I'd say it needs topping up after about 6 hours.

What are your current product recommendations?! 


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Bicester Village Haul

I'm sure most of you have heard of the Bicester Village Designer Outlet. I took a spontaneous trip there last weekend with Emma as I've been wanting to go for ages and hadn't got round to going. It took just under an hour and a half to get there and we stopped for takeaway pizza at the service station.

I thought that I'd get a bit more than I did but i'm pleased with my purchases!

Ted Baker Make Up Bag - RRP £22, Outlet £15

I love the design of this and I was finding hard to decide between the pink or the mint one.

Pandora, Silver Amethyst Ring, RRP £85, Outlet £49

I mainly got this because I wanted something else to come away.... I do really like it though and I don't buy pricier jewellery for myself so this was a treat.

Jack Wills Metallic Star Clutch RRP £50, Sale £24.99 

This clutch was actually an online sale purchase but as there is a Jack Wills at Bicester, I thought that I could be forgiven for including it in this post. I need to make a conscious effort to change my bag as I always stick to the same one!