Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A few bits and bobs!

  I just wanted to show you a few bits I have bought over the past few weeks, some of them are repurchases and some of them are new and I will probably do future "review" posts on. 

I've been using Batiste dry shampoo for years and as it is becoming increasingly popular they are bringing out new ones left, right and centre! I went into Boots and as you may know they have a huge 3 for 2 offer on across everything if not most things. I couldn't help but indulge. 

 Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry 200ml -£2.99
The first one I grabbed is the new cherry scented one. It smells divine and I love it.

 Batiste Dry Shampoo Fresh 200ml -  £2.99
I also loved the smell of this one, it smells so fresh and I think this will be great for summer.

 Batiste Dry Shampoo Clean and Classic 200ml - £2.99
I picked up this one for old time's sake! I really do love the smell of this one though, despite popular opinion.

EcoTools Recycled Retractable Kabuki Brush - £12.99
The next product I bought from Boots was this Recycled Retractable Kabuki brush from EcoTools. I was hesitant at first, because I am thrifty and £12.99 on a brush nearly gave me a heart attack. However I justified it with the fact that it will last me ages and I WILL look after it and it's good for my face. I'm so pleased I bought it because OH MY GOD it is perfect, it is so so soft I can not even begin to describe it. I love it and I could literally stroke my face with it forever.

 2true Glossywear Lipstick Shade 9 - £1.99 from Superdrug (although I got it on a 3 for £4 deal)
I was birthday shopping for my best friend when I saw this, I actually got the same colour for her plus a barbie pink one! Anyway so I love this as although it's red, it's really quite sheer and it also has lovely sparkles in it. 
 Here is it swatched, the top one is the colour built up and the bottom one is with one "swipe". I like to wear this over red lip liner as I think it changes it up from my normal block colour red lipstick because it's sparkly! It stays on pretty well too! I haven't been wearing it with lipcote but it seems to be lasting okay. I just think it's a really pretty colour.

Collection 2000 Volume Sensation Lipstick - Forever Heather - £2.99
I hate how my camera has made these two lipsticks look identical because they really aren't! Anyways, I bought this over a month ago when I got paid as a little "pay day" present. I really like this colour for sixth form as it's a really pretty dark red colour and it's not too bright. I didn't realise until I got home that it was one of those "volumising" lip colours, this scared me as my lips aren't the smallest anyway and I get self conscious about them enough, however this doesn't tingle excessively and it's a really pretty colour.

Again, the top one is the colour built up and the bottom one is just one swipe. 

  MUA Matte Eyeshadow - Shade 16 -£1
I also bought this whilst out shopping for my best friend's birthday presents, however I actually picked up the tester, so I had to go back into town so they could swap it! So I haven't used this much yet because of that and it's the Easter holidays and I haven't been wearing make up, but I plan to use it for school because it's a nice colour to put all over your eyelids to make them look nicer I guess. 

Here it is swatched, it's just a really pretty, pale, pink colour.

Lush Celestial Moisturiser - £11.50 but this is a sample.
This was a free sample from Lush! I absolutely adore Lush products however I have never gone in and actually bought something for myself, I always buy things for other people, which sucks. I found out that they actually give free samples if you ask and I was very apprehensive as I don't like to be rude! I just queried about products for sensitive skin and she pointed me to the Celestial Moisturiser and told me that I could have a sample, and I could come back to get more samples of other products if I wished! I haven't had much of a chance to use this but I am planning on using it around the dry areas on my nose and my KP.
Here it is! It is quite light but it does leave your skin a bit greasy so I will probably limit this to a night cream. I'm not sure if I will be purchasing as it retails at £11.50.

Maybelline Falsies Volume Express Mascara (said in a strong American accent ofc) - £7.99 (I got it for £5.99 on offer) 
I don't usually get too excited over mascara's and only ever buy one when I need one. I don't have a favourite brand or a go to mascara as I haven't found an exceptional one yet. This follows the trend as I don't think this is "WOW" or anything, but it's not bad. That sounds harsh, but yes. I wasn't too pleased with the wand, is it just me or are the wands getting weirder and weirder? This one had a pre-made kink in it (I always kink my want but this one was not in the right place, in my opinion) and then the brush itself was shaped like a banana! Anyway I have made do with it and it works well for my needs anyway! My mother gave me long eyelashes anyway so I am very lucky - thanks mummy!

 Coral Bag - reduced to £1 - Primark
I saw this at the tills in Primark and it originally had a huge PVC tassel thing on the zip, but my mum said "You could always cut that off", when I saw it was only £1 I swiped it and I am actually in love with it. It is perfect size for my camera and phone and has a 2 small zip compartments, one on the outside and one on the inside. It also has an adjustable strap so I can wear it over myself or leave it long on my shoulder.  

 I also love the little "stud" detail on the bottom, I think this makes it a little nicer. I think this bag will be perfect for spring and summer as it's such a gorgeous colour!

Blouse - £10 - Primark
Okay, so this is navy and white stripes so clearly I had to buy it. It's really gorgeous and it has little gold buttons and you can also wear the sleeves long (well 3 quarters) or shorter (rolled up). I am just in love with stripes and everything nautical as you may know if you are a regular visitor here!

Okay so I hope you enjoyed this. It seems like I am buying a lot at the moment but this was over the course of a month!


  1. I bought the Falsies mascara last week and I'm absolutely loving it! It's the first time I've opted for a curved wand and it took a little getting used to. Good luck in your search for the perfect mascara :D

    Mollie xo

    1. I think I need to allow myself chance to get use to it too!

  2. I actually love reading your blog!
    Need to get into boots for the 3for2!

    1. Aw thank you, I'm flattered! I need to go again!

  3. Great post :) I love Batiste dry shampoo, and it has been extremely useful during busy weeks! The stripy shirt is cute too xx

  4. really great post



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