So here’s the deal. Stop a shopaholic from shopping for a month, and when they do, it’ll be bad. Add birthday presents and birthday money into the mix and it all gets a little messy.
I wanted to show you guys what I got for my birthday yesterday, but I got a fair bit since my relatives and friends are way too generous. So I thought I’d split it into beauty & other, you can see the beauty stuff today, and later on in the week I’ll show you the rest! So here goes nothing…
First up, the Quick Fix Facials Mega Moisture Gel Mask for dry and thirsty skin. I picked this up on a complete whim, purely because I wanted to try it out. It’s got Vitamin E and Marine Collagen to rehydrate your skin. I’m gonna give it a whirl in the bath tonight, so I’ll let you know how that goes. I’ve run out of foundation, so I picked up the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in 100 ivory. I really liked the Wake Me Up foundation, but it wasn’t quite light enough for my skin tone, so I thought I’d give this a whirl! The Percy and Reed Colour Shine conditioner came free with this months Glamour, I’ve used their styling creme before and really liked it, so I’m looking forward to using this! It smells lovely and fresh! My lovely little sister got me Vera Wang Lovestruck for my birthday, and I love it! I’m rubbish at describing fragrances, but this is a very light, floral scent, that is perfect for summer and wearing in the day! It literally has the worlds biggest lid though so I don’t think it’ll be in my handbag often!
I picked up the Maybelline Fit Me powder when I got the Foundation, since they were on 3 for 2. I’ve heard really good reviews of this powder it’s in a really cute compact with a mirror and a sponge, which I will probably never use, but it was a nice thought! I still picked up the Rimmel Stay Matte powder though, because it’s just brilliant, and I’ve hit the pan on my last one! I think that’s the first time I’ve ever hit the pan on anything! I did pick it up in Peach Glow 003 instead of Transulscent 001 this time, and now I’m really not sure why, it looks really pinky and my skins got more yellow undertones…so we’ll see!
Under the guidance of my boyfriend, my mum picked me up the YSL Shocking Volume Effect mascara, which I nearly peed my pants with excitement on opening. I got a sample of this mascara with my Touche Eclat last year and have been lusting after it ever since. THIS IS LITERALLY THE BEST MASCARA EVER. NO SERIOUSLY. HANDS DOWN. YSL are really screwing me over though, since the mascara came with a sample of foundation, and now I really want that too… I feel myself following a gold brick road of YSL love…
I’ve run out of Seche Vite and can’t find it in Bournemouth any where, so I picked up the Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail colour top coat. I’ve wanted to try a gel topcoat for a while so I’ll let you know if it’s any good after I’ve done my nails tonight!
Next up is my naughty NARS purchase. I knew going into Space NK was a bad decision. When I’ve come to terms with that purchase, I’ll tell you more. I feel a very long blog post coming up!
Then there are two more hair products, The Living Proof hair primer which I got for free from Space NK since it was my birthday! And I picked up the V05 Give Me Texture Tousle spray, to see if I can make my hair look nice without extensions. Fingers crossed.
Finally got my hands on the Real Techniques Face brush set courtesy of mummy dearest. Can’t believe how long I lasted without them, these are amazing! I picked up another Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, because I ran out and it’s another, I can’t live without product! I picked up this months Look magazine, purely to try out the Jergens Ultra Healing Body Moisturiser that came with it, I love Jergens moisturisers, and I’m keen to try this out.
Estée from Essiebutton has been going on about the Maybelline colour tattoos for so long that I just had to pick one up in the 3 for 2 deal, so I got On and On Bronze. It’s a gorgeous colour which I can see myself wearing everyday! I picked up the L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Blush out of curiosity, since it’s a really, well, weird product. I actually really like it and will be doing a post on it soon so keep your eyes peeled!
And lastly, not only did my naughty boyfriend pick me up the MAC Mineralize Lipstick in All Out Gorgeous, which I have been lusting after for ages, but he also got me a giant bottle of Police Woman, which is an amazing fragrance, in a seriously cool bottle!
After I took all these pictures, I actually went into Lush and I figured it would be rude not to mention these bits too! I actually went in to buy more Let The Good Times Roll but it’s been discontinued, I nearly cried. I’m so gutted, it was my favourite cleanser!
I’m embracing having a bath for the next month, so I picked up two bath bombs, Phoenix Rising (left) and Avabath (right). Phoenix Rising is my favourite, it’s deep purple with gold glitter and I think it smells like coca-cola. Either way it’s very pretty! Avabath is made from Avocado and Lemongrass, and it smells beautiful! Whilst I was queuing to pay I saw the A Million Kisses Lip tint, and picked it up to keep in my handbag. It looks super deep red in the pot, but you can wear it to just lightly stain your lips pink, or for a full flash of colour. This is going in my handbag for sure!
Phew, so there you have it!
What do you think of the products I picked up?