Some Bargain Purchases!

Before dropping off presents (hamper that I put together with the bf and a herb garden I potted) to the to the birthday boy (grandfather-in-law)  I popped into town for a little wander.20120809-202749.jpg

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I got in around 10am which is the best time to browse the shops, I love that is so quiet! I went back into Poundland since I bagged a few Stila products the other day I had to check for any new deliveries! I came across a dry shampoo by Stila. I had to get some new night cream so I headed to Boots, I got their own brand time delay night cream which I’ve used before and liked but this time it was on offer! I also purchased a Revlon Just Bitten in honey, again this was on offer too!

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I wanted Clinque’s chubby stick but didn’t fancy spending so much!

I have been using this for a few days now and really love it because it’s very moisturising and easy to apply, plus I like the pink colour, it’s not too vibrant but still noticeable. The only down side is that it does need to be reapplied after an hour or two and definitely after eating, but saying that it does stain your lips leaving some areas still with colour, not sure if that’s a good thing or not but you should check every few hours, otherwise it’ll look like you’re wearing just lip liner!

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It’s a bit more pink in real life, this is me with it on for a hour or so.

In addition to the beauty products I also came away with two necklaces, one was a delicate long sphere, it was £2 (down from £10) and the other one was a flower was £3 (down from £12). I left town happy with so many bargains!

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Beauty Buys Stila & Rimmel

Whilst in town on Wednesday I made a bee line to Poundland after hearing through the twitter grapevine (via Terri’s and Mrs Thrifty’s) that they were stocking some Stila products! The products were limited but I was expecting that. I came away with the foundation powder, it’s called whitening powder (shade d) but i don’t think it makes me pale. This was the only shade available but it looks ok on me, though I feel slightly tanned it’s not hideously obvious like a WAG.

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This is the powder case, you buy the powder and sponge separately which would be annoying if it was full price (around RRP £8).

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This is the powder and the sponge comes with it (around RRP £11).

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All together.

I also bought this Rimmel eyeshadow because it look pretty! It’s sparkly and the idea is you mix it together, the texture isn’t powdery which I thought it would be, in fact it’s a cream base.

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See its pretty!

I then got this in Debenhams as I’m fed up of getting panda eyes! My eyes lids and outer corners are quite pigmented so I need my eye make up to stay put and not make it look any darker. I really hate it a lot! I hope I’m able to perfect my make up as I’m hoping to do my own when I get married, crazy I know but we’re on a budget. I’m going to have to search YouTube for tutorials I think! Did you do your own make up for your wedding?

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Eating and Shopping

I’ve had a lovely Easter break so far, the weather has been lovely and I was able to spend time with my friends and family. This all involved food and some shopping!

My cousin and I went to eat at Pearl Liang as I’ve wanted to try this place for a while now. We went there for dim sum and it was extremely quiet, we were the only people in there after a group of girls left! It was quite nice actually having the whole restaurant to ourselves.

The food was really nice and we ordered too much for the two of us so we were stuffed! I love crispy noodles!

The day was also filled with shopping. I came home with a few things but my main purchase was a Bobbi Brown foundation and corrector. Before settling with with Bobbi Brown I did try on the Chanel, and Nars foundation but found them too cakey. It could be that the sales assistant put too much on!

This is me with it on:

EDIT: The foundation review is below (also found on my other joint blog with my cousin lazybeaute.blogspot.com):
The plan was to find a new foundation as I’m disliking my MAC one at the moment,  I find that it makes me look darker (cousin A said it was because it oxidises). I wasn’t too sure what brand I wanted but my cousin A was on hand and suggested a few. I tried on the Chanel Mat Lumiere which I found too heavy and caked on, though to be fair the sales assistant layered it on far too much. I then tried on Nars Sheer Glow, I wasn’t impressed with the sales assistant’s way of applying the foundation to my face. She just used her fingers (I didn’t see her wash or sanitise her hands!). As you can guess I wasn’t taken by Nars but it could be that she didn’t wipe off the Chanel foundation properly so again my face with rather cakey! Also she cousin A said she wasn’t really selling the product, her mind was on something else!

The last foundation was Bobbi Brown. This time I was impressed with the way the sales assistant prepared my skin! She wiped off all the foundation(s) and followed it by hydrating my skin with moisturiser and serum. The foundation was Skin Foundation SP15 in shade 3.5. It went on very smoothly and it’s extremely light, it felt fluid, like water, probably because it is water base! The effect you achieve with this foundation is more natural glow, so there is a little shine which I’m not used to so I asked for a little powder! Anyway I thought you had to put on powder afterwards to set the foundation?

I also got a corrector which I desperately needed for my horrid under eye bags. This is the problem when I have really early rises and late nights!

I’ve made a few other purchases and will blog about it later on.