Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Recent Beauty Buys

So who else has got sucked in by the Boots 3 for 2?! It's pretty hard to resist isn't it!! Some of the bits I ordered online as my Boots is really small; the only makeup counter is No7 and it doesn't stock brands like Models Own, Essie and Soap and Glory. Plus I just find that it doesn't have much stock and often non-testers have been tested (big bugbear!).


First of all I picked up online a frequent re-purchase - the Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation in Opal (£15.50). It's high coverage but doesn't make my skin feel heavy or make me look like I'm caked in makeup. The Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Precision Shaping Pencil in Love is Blonde (£10.00) was next on my list after having endless recommendations for it. It's early days but I'm definitely seeing why this is loved on many a blog - the tint and crayon combo perfectly fills and defines brows but looks so natural! Lastly, I picked up the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint in Rich Russet (£4.99), which has a creamy liquid formula and is just a beautiful, sparkling bronze-brown colour. 

A couple of days ago I headed into Boots itself in search of the Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray (£6.99). This has been all over blogs recently as Amelia Liana hailed it as a dupe for the Oribe Texturising Spray. I've never tried the Oribe version, but I'm just so intrigued to try and see if it gives me the height, texture and volume it promises! Next is a new release from Bourjois - the 123 Perfect CC Eye Cream in Ivory (£7.99). I really don't need any more concealers for my eyes, but I'm so obsessed with covering my dark circles, so I'm always up for trying new things! I also picked up the Bourjois Cream Blush in 03 Rose Tender (£7.99), which is a re-purchase as my current one is nearly empty. It seems the No7 vouchers are out again, so I plan to go back and use the makeup one to buy the Instant Radiance Stick - if they ever have any back in stock!

From Superdrug (as they weren't in Boots) I purchased the Collection Work the Colour Nude Eye Palette (£3.99) and L'Oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen in Light (£8.49). I don't need another nude eye palette, but for £3.99 it seemed stupid not to! I wanted the L'Oreal concealer because I don't have a highlighting one and it's meant to be a good budget dupe for the YSL Touche Eclat, which I can't bring myself to splurge on! I haven't tried either yet, but really looking forward to seeing how I get on with them.

Finally I gave in to the freebie and got Elle magazine with the free Percy and Reed Wonder Balm worth £18.00. Apparently it's a brand new and exclusive not-on-the-shelves-to-buy-yet product, which acts like a primer for your hair. 

What have been your recent beauty buys?

Beauty Bird xx




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  1. Remind me to try the Soap & Glory archery brow thingy, I keep hearing good things about it too. Every time I go to buy that Charles Worthington spray there's none left, obviously far too popular in my town x

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. I will try and remind you ;-) There were only two left when I bought it, it seems like everyone's buying it!!xx

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  2. Great haul. I got the Charles Worthington spray, not sure if I love it yet though.

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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    1. Thank you! I've only used it a few times so far and still making a judgement xx

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  3. Fab haul hun and I love the look of the Collection nude palette, not that I need any more of those ;) x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. Thanks hun! Haha I'm the same but it's just so cheap! xx

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  4. I wish some use stores had sales like boots 3 for 2!! I keep seeing all the posts about it and I'm so jealous! a lot of nice picks!! I just bought the TSV on QVC for Wen cleasing conditioners and I can't wait to get them in the mail!!

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    1. 3 for 2 is such a good deal, it's a shame you don't have something like this. It does tempt you to spend though when you don't really need to ;-) xx

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  5. Heard good things about the Soap & Glory eyebrow pencil. I think I need to try it!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. I will do a full review at some point :-) xx

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  6. I need to try the S&G Archery - I'm obsessed with brows at the moment and love that little nude palette - DO NOT need any more eyeshadows though! I've done the 3 for 2 at Boots today (think you saw it on Instagram) - the scary thing is I have a 'birthday month' voucher for double points all this month and another couple of vouchers to use - so I'll be going back! Too much temptation - although I have for the moment resisted the Percy & Reed freebie - don't know how long that will last! I could actually waffle on about beauty products all night - there is no hope! xx

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    1. Haha Jenny you do make me laugh!! I had some Boots points come through the other day, it's just oh so tempting!! I find it so hard to resist a magazine freebie so good luck ;-) xx

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  7. I'm interested in reading your Lumi review! I try to avoid Boots as much as I can these days - it's dangerous! Haha. ;)

    Tara x

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    1. Thanks Tara, I'll definitely give it a full review in the future! Tell me about it, it's so dangerous, especially on the 3 for 2! xx

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  8. I also recently picked up the lumi concealer, I'm excited to try it out!

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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    1. I love concealer! I have sooooo many! xx

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  9. I bought the No7 Instant Radiance Stick today (you can use the vouchers in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer as well), it is really nice. It was out of stock yesterday but I went back again today and they'd re-stocked, hope you can find it!

    http://sleepandbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ooh thanks for the voucher tip, I wasn't sure if you could do that! Fingers crossed I can find it xx

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  10. I really need to try the Charles Worthington spray

    Roxanne xo | Like Laces

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    1. It's a good price too, was cheaper than I expected! xx

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  11. Oooo nice! I love the lumi magique concealer, and definitely need to try the charles worthington spray soon! xx

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    1. I used to use The Body Shop Lightening Touch Pen but had to try the L'Oreal one since it's made by the same company as YSL! xx

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  12. Great buys. That archery thing sounds like a must buy!
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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    1. It's fab! I'll get a review up soon xx

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