Wednesday, 21 January 2015

First Impressions & Haul



Considering Christmas has just been and gone and generally January is a month where people tend not to spend, I've had a few gift cards needing to be spent so here's some of the things that I've bought recently. A few of the items I have tried before so here's my first impressions on these items.

Maybelline had a buy one get one half price offer on in Boots so I thought I'd stock up on a couple of items that I wanted. The first thing I grabbed was the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold. I've already got a few of these in different shades but wanted an every day colour I can sweep on when I'm lazy or in a rush. So far I love the formula and it doesn't crease easily like some of the other shades. I've seen lots of the Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils and swatched it and instantly loved it. I got the shade Love My Pink.

My new holy grail mascara hands down so far is Lancome Hypnose. Close second is Benefit They're Real but it's much more difficult to remove. I also bought L'oreal Miss Manga Punky as it seems to have a few good reviews! Once I've used up the Lancome Hypnose I'll be back with a review.

I've purchased and adored Bourjois Healthy Mix in the past and in fact it was the first ever foundation that I tried, and made me fall in love with makeup! I love the new packaging and the formula seems to be a tad better too. It's medium-full coverage so I tend not to wear it daily as it can break me out with over-usage.

Bourjois also had a buy one get one half price offer on so I bought the Rouge Edition Velvet in Red Pepper to replace a lost Pink Pong one that one of my kittens kindly miss-placed.. I love the colour and it's a great, long lasting formula without being drying.

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder is a gorgeous highlighter in an even more gorgeous packaging. The box is quite bulky and maybe a tad unnecessary but it certainly stands out. The product itself is lovely but use with a light hand else you may end up resembling a disco ball!

Overall I think I did well choosing the products, what are your favourites from what I bought?

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12 comments:

  1. Hot Pepper is such a perfect red. A great formula too x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

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    1. I really love how long lasting it is and a great colour! Need to pick up some of the other shades :) x

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  2. Mega Volume Miss Manga is one of my fav mascaras!

    http://arnellavanilla.com/category/home/

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    1. I've not tried that but will try this first and give that a go if I don't like this one! x

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  3. i'd love to try the illuminated powder!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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    1. It's beautiful and sure I will get more usage out of it in Spring/Summer. Definitely worth swatching if you pass one of their counters! x

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  4. Nice haul! I want to try one of the Maybelline lip pencils but can't decide on which shades to get... Decisions decisions!! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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    1. They're all really pretty but I thought the pinky shade was one I'd get the most wear out of. They're a great formula for a mere £4.99 :) x

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  5. Love the photo and your reviews! x

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  6. Love your blog! Just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin, would you please follow me back? :)

    Michaella from http://quitealooker.blogspot.com/

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