*sneaks back in after a brief hiatus*
Hi everyone, how are you all doing..? Sorry I’ve been away, but I wanted a little break so this little hiatus was self imposed. Hope 2013 has got to a great start for everyone. How awesome was the snow, I know I’m in a minority but I really love the snow even with the disruption it causes, I’m actually missing it.
Anyway, I’ve done a little bit of shopping over the last few weeks and to ease myself back in will be doing a haul post, which I think might be the first on Walking in a Beauty Wonderland.
The Saturday before Christmas I made a trip to the Tesco, not far where I live. Whilst perusing the beauty aisle (as any sane person does, on the busiest Saturday of the year) i came across a new brand, called Along Came Betty which was screaming Soap and Glory dupe, as the products where all half price and fairly cheap, I decided to get a few of the products.
I picked up the detox mask, the hot cloth cleanser, and the skin tone corrector; forget your lines, wrinkle filler, a body scrub, a body lotion, a skin buffer scrub. I haven’t used any of these products yet, as I am using other products but once I have I will do a review on them.
I have wanted to get the Clarisonic for a very long time, but I cannot justify paying the large price tag, despite the fact that it is probably worth it, I couldn’t part with that kind of cash. So instead I ordered the sigma cleansing and polishing tool, this was a bargain, i paid just under £50 including shipping I got the spa solutions kit, which comes with all the 6 attachments.
Sigma Cleansing Polishing Tool
I saw on twitter that Organic Surge were having a huge sale, and having wanting to try OS for a while now, I decided to put in an order for their mega bundle, which included 10 of the top products for £24. The bundle included, the day cream, night cream, the body lotion and eye gel, amongst others.
Now on to the Makeup.
I picked up a bottle of Coolwater Wave in the sales, I actually got this with my boots points, so double bonus.
I went to Selfridges one afternoon and somehow I wondered over to the Armani counter, and my eyes fell upon the “Eyes to Kill eyeshadows” I swatched 3 and 4, but that day I was restrained and just walked away with number 4, however I regretted it instantly and went back a few days later for number 3. Number 4 is a grey with pink running through it and 3 is a purple with gold. I’ve used these a lot and they really are amazing worth every penny.
L to R: 3 and 4
Whilst at the Armani counter I had an epiphany, I wanted an everyday lipstick, a my lips but better, so my legs carried me over to the Chanel counter. After playing around with the testers, I decided that my favourite of the nude lipsticks was Rouge Coco in number 13, but as luck would have it, it was out of stock so I decided to get number 11, Legende, which is a shimmery nude pink and I am so glad I got it, its truly beautiful, I do intend on getting Number 13 though, watch this space.
In my opinion it would have been rude to just buy one lipstick from Chanel, so I also got Rouge Allure 93, Exaltee, a deep pink, I didn’t need to think twice about getting this.
L to R: Rouge Coco: Legende and Rouge Allure: Exaltee
Illusion D’ombre eyeshadows are one my favourite types and I have wanted Mirifique, a sparkly black forever so purchased it as well as Abstraction, which is a Rose Gold.
L to R: Abstraction and Mirifique
Rimmel have released some new things, least of all the new liquid lip lacquers, the Apocalips. Despite it snowing heavily on the day of their release I still managed to get myself to Boots and get my hands on these. I picked up 6, it might seem excessive to some, but I needed all these in my life and I am very glad I did, they are amazing.
L to R: Apocaliptic, Big Bang, Stellar, Celestial, Nova and Galaxy
Rimmel have also released some eyeshadow pencils from the Scandaleyes range, these looked similar to the Urban Decay ones. I got a purple and the gold. I haven’t used these as of yet, but they are really soft and well pigmented.
L to R: Bulletproof Beige and Paranoid Purple
I also picked up a Gel Liner in Deep Blue, this is really soft and easy to apply.
Maybelline have finally added a purple gel liner to their gel liners, so I got this and also another in the shade Chrome Black. The quality of these is as I expected from Maybelline, densely pigmented and really long lasting.
L to R: Chrome Black and Ultra Violet
There is a new makeup range in Superdrug, one whose release seems to have escaped my attention. It is simply called B, now i must admit nothing really caught my eye from this range and it does seem to be a little pricey, so I only walked away with one product (shock horror) a cream eyeshadow in the colour Graphite.
Vibrant Eye Shimmer: Graphite
I love Illamasuqa there is no secret about that, and their Skinbase foundation is one my favourite, however the shade I was using, number 10, was a little on the light side for me and it was really bothering me, as I don’t like using a foundation that is lighter than me, I hate that ghostly look, so I decided to get rematched for it, it turns out that I’m actually in between shades 10 and 12, 11 is too pink for me. So I got 12 and have been mixing it with 10, and I love it, such a great foundation.
SkinBase number 12
The magpie in me couldn’t resist another pigment, and I got Android, I love the same and its beautiful really sparkly, a midnight blue.
Pure Pigment: Android
Oh and I also got the Kindle Fire HD, I wanted a tablet, anything but an iPad, and it was a no brainer to get the kindle, and I absolutely love it
So these are all the goodies I accumulated over the last few weeks. i now have my beady eyes on the Illamasqua collection and a few other bits and pieces, so no doubt there will be another haul post in the near future