Wednesday, 19 June 2013



First, a bit of warning, this is going to be a loooong post which a lot of pictures.

So yesterday I went and did a bit of shopping and spent quite a few pennies. I had been saving up for something over summer, but as I am no longer doing that I thought why not spend some of my hard earned money. My mum would tell me to start paying off my overdraft but lets face it, who is actually going to do that? The two drug stores I visited were Boots and Superdrug. If you're not from the UK then these are two of the biggest drugstore shops we have in the UK.

Boots at the minute have a 'Buy one get one half price' deal on in the makeup counters so what fool would miss out on that!? Certainly not me so I helped myself to a few (okay maybe more than a few) items.

First up are the Real Techniques brushes. I bought the powder brush and the setting brush to add to my collection. These brushes are so soft that I just want to cuddle them against my face whenever I use them.

I bought this face wash because it also doubles up as a face mask. I'm not a massive fan of face masks but I want to start getting into them more as I know some of them can help with your skin so much. Rather than spending more money on a face mask which I don't know will work or even use, I just bought this one because it was cheap and also if I don't like it as a mask I can still use it as a face wash. It contains salicylic acid in it so will help with my spots as this is known to be a spot fighting chemical. To use as a face mask, rather than wetting your hands and face you apply onto dry skin, leave and wash off. My housemate uses this and she says it works for her, so fingers crossed it works for me too.

I'm about to commit a sin here when I say that I have NEVER tried this mascara before. I hear you tut in disapproval. I had heard so many good things about this mascara and I know that particular beauty bloggers go absolutely crazy about it. I've never really desired to have the false eyelash look so I've also never worn false eyelashes but after hearing so much about it, I thought i'd try it out and see what's so good about it. Knowing me i'll end up loving it and regret not buying it a lot sooner.

I'm loving Kate Moss's lipsticks at the minute. I find them to be quite moisturising once applied and they have pretty good stay power as well, which of course means less topping up throughout the day. I bought the 107 which is almost like a cherry red and has beautiful pigmentation. This will probably become my new favourite and so be worn rather a lot.

I have super pale complexion, not quite porcelain colour but almost. My current foundations are all in the lightest colour that comes which is Ivory as most don't go any lighter. However, although the lightest colour, depending on the yellowness of the foundation it can sometimes make my face look a darker shade to my body, and no nobody wants that. I thought I would try a new foundation to mix up my collection a bit and so I chose Maybelline's 'Fit Me' range. I chose the 'Ivory' foundation as well as going for the Fit me concealer in 'Light'. I know some say concealer should be lighter/darker but for this one i've chosen to go for the same shades. I'll try out these products and let you know how I get on.

Following on from concealers I also bought one from the Rimmel 'Wake me Up' range. I've heard so much about the Wake Me Up foundation so I thought I would give the concealer a bash as I already use the Rimmel 'Match Perfection' foundation.

If there's one thing I dislike about my face it's the constant dark circles around my eyes. I normally only get them when I struggle to sleep which these days seems to be a lot of the time for some reason. No one wants to have circles under their eyes so after seeing this I thought I would give it a try and hope for some results in reducing the darkness. I'll also let you know how I get on with this product too.

Finally from Boots I got some Soap and Glory products. At the minute Boots are offering 3 for 2 on Soap and Glory so I thought 'heck why not!?'. I love the Hand Food moisturiser so as you can see I got a mini bottle which it more suitable for travelling with. I also got the Heel cream because if the Hand Food works so well on my hands, i'm hoping this will work on my feet as they can sometimes get a bit dry as I tend to neglect my feet (I really don't like feet). Finally I got the Sugar Crush shower body wash which let me just tell you now smells amazing! It has the ingredients in it which you can see from the photo and the zingy lime it just makes it smell sooooo fresh. Mmmmm I LOVE it.

 Now onto Superdrug. As you can see I bought some moisturisers which are part of my daily routine, one to keep my oily skin at bay and one just as a general moisturiser. 

I'm not a massive user of eyeshadows but I do occasionally like to go for the smokey eye look or just have a natural shimmer to brighten my eyes. I did originally want the Urban Decay Naked Pallette but for me it was just too expensive for a product I wouldn't use that often. For the moment anyway. So I opted for Sleeks 'Natural' palette which is actually pretty good for the price you pay. The darker shades have more pigmentation to them so the lighter colours will need more application but for me it's good enough.

Also from Sleek I got the Blush by 3 palette which offers thee amazing summer colour blushes. I'm into the whole coral cheeks for summer as it just makes your face look brighter so for me this selection of blushes was just perfect. The pigmentation is really good in all three of them. There is a slightly orange/peach colour, a pink shimmer and a corally colour. I can't wait to start using them!

Finally following on with my Sleek purchases I got their face contour kit. It has a bronzer powder to the left and the highlighter powder to the right. Contour kits as you probably all know are about creating shadows to make your face look more defined and so this is the one I've chosen. Both powders have good pigmentation so i'm looking forward to start using it!

PHEW so there we go, my drugstore beauty haul. Apologies if any of you got a bit bored half way through as I know it's a rather long post! I literally cannot wait to start using the products as I love trying new things. I also have a bit of a confession to make. I also might have done a bit of clothes shopping so you could (definitely) have a post of my clothes purchases very soon!


  1. That is one of my favourite lipsticks everrrr! :)
    Jess xo

  2. I love the Sleek blush palette!:) great haul hun! xxx

  3. the falsies mascara is amazing! the only thing is, i find it dries out really quickly? maybe its just me! also love the blush palette, the colours are gorgeous! xx

  4. Great buys, I want everything you bought! I have to get the S&G sugar crush range and the waterproof falsies mascara :)

  5. My friend actually told me about the sleek range only last week, as she loved it so much. Sounds good from you’ve said too. Might actually have to go try it now. Thanks. Big fan of your blog too by the way. Love your photographs xxx

    1. Sleek is my new favourite, I would definitely try them out


  6. That is such a fab haul :D I love everything you bought! I really want that blush palette after seeing your photo's.. it looks amazing xx
    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  7. Oh wow. I NEED to go shopping now. I'm hitting duty free tomorrow so I hate to think how much I'll buy!
    My blog – Cosmetics, clothes and cute things (:

  8. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Rimmel concealor, I've been dying to get my hands on this! xxx

    1. I'll let you know very soon as I shall be doing a concealer post


  9. Wow such a great beauty haul. I like the look of the sleek contour kit – let me know how you get on with that! :) xx

    Helen @

  10. I wish we had Boots in the states. I would go insane in there.