Monday, 18 February 2013

Shopping Haul


Hello Ladies,
I hope you all had a great weekend! We'll not talk about my escapades! ;) However on Friday I did have a great day shopping! I got some lovely vouchers for Boots and Benefit for Valentines day and I couldn't have been happier skipping off to the shops, there have been so many lovely new products released recently that I couldn't wait to get my hands on, I even got one of the items on my wishlist!! :D

I hit Benefit first and I was like a child in a sweet shop, all those pretty colours and the shiny packaging, but I knew exactly what I wanted so I put the blinkers on and headed straight for it! There it was in all its glory, Benefit Fine One One. For any of you who don't know about it (which I'm sure isn't many) it's a gorgeous blusher, lipstick and highligher in one. Its a sheer, cream product and gives a really natural, dewy finsh. Ohh its sooo beautiful!! One swatch and it was love! It's quite pricey at a staggering €34 but seeing as I had a voucher I got it guilt free!! As there was still money left over on the voucher I had to spend it so I also picked up Benefit Eye Bright. Its a light pink pencil with a really creamy texture for brightening the inner corners of the eyes. I havn't used it yet but I have high hopes for it!

Next stop was boots! There were a few thing's on my boot's list already and another few impulse buys! The first thing I ran for was Rimmel Apocolips, I'd be hearing so many people ranting and raving about them and I just had to see for myself. I picked up Nude Eclipse and Celestial. I am so impressed with these! The pigmentation is amazing, One swipe gives full coverage and it's got a lovely texture too, no stickiness!! As Boot's had a 3 for 2 offer on Rimmel I also picked up a Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint in Perpetual Plum. I'm yet to try this but I'll let you know how it goes! Bourjois also happened to have an offer on, Buy 1 get 1 half price so I picked up a Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Fraise Remix (unfortunately I already left it in a friend's house so it's not pictured) and I got a  Blush Pot in Rose Ambre half price.

I already thought I was doing pretty damn good when I noticed that Soap & Glory also had an offer on 3 for 2! I've only ever used Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker and Scrub Your Nose in it before and I really liked them so now was my chance to grab a few new products. I picked up Hand Food and I literally havn't put it down since, it smells AMAZING but then again all of their products do! I also got Flake Away and Righteous Butter, I havn't tried them yet but I'm really looking forward to putting them to the test!

If you read my Wishlist post you'll know that I was keeping an eye out for Burt's Bees Bath Oil, unfortunately I still havn't managed to get my mitts on it however when I was in Boot's I came across Aveeno Bath and Shower Oil. I bought it on a whim and I'm sooo glad I did! I've only used it once in the bath so far and I honestly felt like I was in a Spa! It turned the water a milky white colour and it smells fab! Its not an over powering scent, it's quite mild and smells slightly sweet but the best bit was how soft it left my skin, I couldn't get over it and I'd definitely recommend it. I will most certainly be repurchasing this! I urge you to try it!! Another product I bought on a whim is Boot's Botanicals Instantly Hydrating Conditioner. I havn't tried it yet so can't say much about it other then that it smells great!

The next stand to be hit was the Maybelline stand. I really wanted to try out The Rocket Volum Express so that was lovingly placed into the basket along with Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24H and the Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. I havn't tried the gel liner or the concealer yet but the mascara is in a league of it's own!! After 2 coat's my lashes were practically touching my eyebrows! I've been wearing this everyday since I got it and don't plan to stop! I can tell you now you won't regret buying this!

Last but not least I was drawn it by the products they have sitting on the counters beside the tills, I really have absolutely no will power at all!! Haha! They had a deal on that you could pick up both the No.7 Stay Precise Felt Tip Eyeliner and the Extreme Length Extend Fibre Enriched Formula Mascara for €11.50! It would have been rude not to! I've really wanted to pick up a felt tip eyeliner anyway and boy am I glad I did!! It's just so handy! It glides on so easily and you don't have to be constantly dipping brushes into liquids or gels, it's pretty much fool proof! I havn't tried the mascara yet because I'm so impressed with the Maybelline one that I just keep grabbing that one. Also I felt that a Nivea Lip Butter wouldn't hurt so I threw one of them in too for good measure! It smells so good that I've been pretty tempted to eat it, really.. It's lush though, its really moisturising and has a lovely texture, It doesn't feel greasy or sticky at all, it's now a new handbag staple!

Well that was my massive haul and I have to say that I'm thrilled with all I got! I can't wait to get to know all the products a bit better and once I do there will be reviews to come! Have you tried out any of these products? If so, what do you think of them?




  1. Im sooo happy with it!!! :) xx

  2. You got some lovely items! Great haul!

    Sita xx