Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Recent Make Up Purchases!

Hello lovelys! I feel like I haven't posted in absoluely AGES, even though it's only been just over a week. Between working about 40 hours a week, sleeping and trying to catch up with my friends I've had literally NO time to blog. Luckily I have a couple of days off so I'm hoping to get some blog posts done and then I'll queue them. My mind is literally boggled at the moment with new information and all sorts of things from my new job so I decided to break myself in gently by a quick makeup haul. I know my last few posts have also been hauls, but everyone loves a haul right?!

The Beauty Parlour Mentha Lip Balm; I love this new range in Superdrug and it's super cute retro packaging! I decided to pick up a little something to try out and then if this does the trick I'll try out a few others! This smells so minty and gorgeous and it's gonna look so beautiful in my make up bag! All products from the range are 1/3 off at the moment so definitely worth checking out!
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Amped; I haven't really heard anything about this shade, but it looked gorgeous in the shop so I had to get it, I'm so addicted to Sleek lipsticks! This is a matte shade and is a gorgeous fuschia. It's definitely not as "out there" as some of my other bright lipsticks, even though the bullet looks a very scary shade it really comes out a lot more wearable.
Sleek Pout Polish in Raspberry Souffle; I don't really know why I've never tried a Pout Polish, it's something I've meant to buy for a while now and just never got round to it. I fell in love with this limited edition shade (I have no idea which collection it's from) and I'm really hoping this lives up to the hype!
MUA Clear Mascara; for my eyebrows. Need I say more? Bargain at 1 quid!
Tea Tree Nose Strips; Slightly odd one! The pores on my nose are just generally disgusting and these were on two for £3.99 (they cost £3.99 each so basically buy one get one free) so I decided to give them a go!

Technic Nail Polish in Be Dazzled; I couldn't resist this, I've been really into glitter nail polishes recently and I think this will look really cute over the top of a burnt orange nail polish ready for Autumn!
Technic "Prime It"; I've heard a little bit about this off other beauty bloggers and I've been meaning to try this for a while now. At £3.99 it's down with MUA as one of the cheapest primers on the market, and I think we can all see what a big fat dupe it is for Benefits "That Gal", which would rob £21 off you per bottle. I really am enjoying this primer, more than any of the other primers I've tried. For someone with dry skin like me a primer that's illuminating is pretty much essential for a dewy look!
Technic High Lights; Again, love a Benefit Dupe. This is Technics take on the hugely popular High Beam. I use illuminators mixed in with my foundation, and it would break the bank to buy the Benefit version the way I go through it! This costs £1.99, which in my opinion you can't really go wrong with.

Models Own Nail Polish in Champagne; Again, I'm really into my shimmery nail polishes at the moment and I just couldn't say no to this beaut! When my pathetically short nails have grown back I'll feature this in a NOTD.
Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream in Cotton Candy, Fairy Cake and Angel Delight; I've heard a lot about these, and when Collection 2000 was on 3 for 2 (when is it NOT in Boots?!) I decided to bag 3 of the four colours. These are pretty much the only Lip Gloss/Creams I can actually stand, and congratulations to Collection 2000 for bringing something new to the high street, they're really doing well for themselves recently.
Maybelline Colour Sensation Lipstain in Plum Flushed; I heard a lot about this Lip Stain, and I'll be honest I wasn't really impressed. It smells good, but that's about it. The GOSH Lipstains have FAR better pigmentation than these do, though if you want a more wearable lip stain these are definitely your babies.

TK Maxx;
Eyeko set of 3 (for £7.99!); I've been meaning to try Eyeko products for a long while (the only thing I own is a couple of nail polishes), and so when I saw this little set in Tk Maxx I had to grab it quickly! I've been wanting to try their Graffiti Eyeliner Pen for far too long, so that pretty much sealed the deal for me straight away. The Lip Pen colour is a gorgeous Fuschia, and I've been into Fuschia lips so much these past few weeks so this couldn't be more relevant for me! And to add to the perfection, I have been buying some more colourful shades of eyeliner recently so the blue eyeliner duo was the icing on the top of the cake. I can't wait to try these products, I definitely got a fabulous deal and I'm hoping they all live up to my expectations!

Hope you beauts have had gorgeous days!


  1. Literally JUST wrote a haul with that Sleek lipstick in :) I love it, it's my first ever Sleek lipstick, any favourite shades you can recommend for me? :) I'm loving glitter nails too, make any outfit look so much funkier and upto date! Great haul :)


  2. Haha craaaazy! I really need to catch up on blog posts! I love candy cane, but it's not too far off this one but more moisturising, it's gorgeous! Definitely, always into the glitter polishes when we get to winter. xx

  3. You just inspired me to buy clear mascara for my eyebrows. Can you (perhaps) show a picture before/after of what that does to your eyebrows? But it sounds like a lovely idea.

    I know, H&M kills you with hours. It's tiring after awhile :/.


  4. Ah I really wanna try Models Own nail polishes and those Collection 2000 lip glosses, damn being poor :(


  5. Brilliant haul! Really must get some clear mascara now! I literally got excited at the high beam dupe, but i dont think we have a bodycare anywhere around here?

  6. It's definitely a good shout, works aswell as brow gel etc, then just pencil in after if you've got blonde eyebrows like mine I think I'll be putting it in my monthly favourites so I'll do something then! I have never had so many blisters on my feet EVER, i was hobbling round half the time! SO glad to have 2 days off! xx

    The Collection 2000 lip glosses are really reasonably priced at £3! :) xxx

    I have to go to the arndale for bodycare! Such a pain but so worth it, I don't know if Savers also does Technic but it's probably available online! xxx

  7. I have the models own nail vanish it's great for the Christmas season :)

  8. Can't wait to try it! I'm in full Autumn/Winter mode xx

  9. I really want to give the cream puff lip creams a go!! :) I have the eyeko lip pen, I got a set of three for £4? in tk max :) They're amazing, so pigmented and last all day.

    Lucy x

  10. They're so lovely! I hate glitter lip glosses so these are perfect :) TK Maxx are really good for Eyeko stuff I saw quite a lot in mine, will probably go and get a few more things! :) xxx

  11. really want to try the collection 200 cream puffs as well!
    nevertemptfate.blogspot.com :)