Thursday, 27 February 2014

February Haul Post


For weeks I've been saying Boots needed to do a mix and match 3 for 2. I've had £40 of points burning a hole in my pocket and I just wanted to spend them, but not til the time was right. I'm not an animal. I'm always more careful with Boots points, much more so than with money, strange really. 

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I casually walked into my local Boots last week and gasped when I saw the 3 for 2 offer. I could have gone crazy there and then but I waited til I went home to do a little research and decide what I really wanted to buy. Partly as I wanted to be semi sensible and partly to be nice to my son and partner who would inevitably be dragged around by me trying to find the perfect free thing while decorating my hand with various shades of lipstick.

So home to my iMac I went. I looked at a load of reviews and even asked on Twitter if I would suit the shade of purple that Revlon were offering me in their new matte balms. 

I'm usually one for being silly and buying things I don't need, and don't get me wrong, I didn't need any of this but it was ON OFFER, OK! So that makes it alright. 
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Armed with my list and 2 Mac lipsticks I feared may be similar to colours I was going to buy (how very sensible of me!) I went into Boots after treating my boys to breakfast at Cafe Rouge. I thought they would need a treat before what they were about to endure.

As predicted Revlons Matte Balm in 'Audacious'  was rather similar to my Mac 'Vegas Volt' so that was crossed off my list and made way for 'Mischievous', which had more of an orange tone to it. And 'Shameless' was much more purple than my Mac 'Up the Amp' so I decided I needed that.

The more observant of you will see that there are 7 things in the picture "She didn't make the most of the offer!" You may shout.. but no. One of these babies was from Superdrug, Superdrug which had £2 off their Matte Balms I'll have you know (oh yes, the research paid off!) So don't fret, there was another bargain. I parted with £5.99 and a lovely pink shade called 'Elusive' was mine. I love all of these so no doubt I will be doing a separate review showing how these colours look.

I picked up Revlon's Highlight Palette in 002 which I am already completely loving along with Maybelline's Better Skin Foundation and L'Oreal Infallible 24 hour Foundation. I also added another lip crayon to the list but this time I steered away from Revlon for a second. I was completely drawn to the bright neon coral of 'Peach on the Beach' Colour Boost Lip Crayon by Bourjois, it's very glossy and such a great bright colour that I will no doubt be wearing lots of as we move in to Spring and Summer. (YAY!)

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couldn't help picking up some of the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water too. I'd told myself I couldn't try it til my L'Oreal version ran out and it's pretty much finished so it was time to see what the fuss is about. It was also on offer for £3.32 in Superdrug so it would have been rude not to! Don't worry, I won't be reviewing it, every blogger and their dog has reviewed this stuff but I'm looking forward to giving it a go!


And lastly, on excellent recommendation from my lovely friend Amy I picked up the Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Lush. I tried it in the shop and I was instantly impressed. My lips are really chapped and not only does this stuff smell (and taste!) incredible but it smooths out my lips and gets rid of all the dead skin. Lovely. 



I do love a little haul. What have you been buying lately?



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21 comments:

  1. Great buys :) I love the look of Revlons highlight palette x
    Sweet Dreams

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  2. Great choices, need to go to my local Boots now!!
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. yes! Get down there while the offer is still on!

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  3. ooooh so jealous of you having £40 worth of points!! I only have £12! Trying to get it to a good amount and then I can spend, spend, spend just like you have :))

    You picked up some really nice things, I love the look of that Revlon palette, I think Revlon are one of my favourite high street make up brands! I seriously need to go make full use of this 3 for 2 before it ends.

    www.hbbeautyblog.co.uk

    Hannah x

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    1. Revlon might be a favourite of mine too actually, especially their lip products!

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  4. Ah Revlon matte balm finally hit our stores as well, can't wait to get my hands on them. Would love to hear your thoughts on the L'oreal foundation :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm yet to try it out but I'll be sure to review it!

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  5. That is a fabulous haul, I love the look of the Revlon Palette x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. it's really nice! They do a more gold version too

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  6. I love a good beauty haul!! I made the most of the Boots 3 for 2 offer the other day and bought a blusher, lipstick and eye lash curlers!! Been interested to try the Maybelline Better Skin foundation!! Great post x

    http://lipstickandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. the 3 for 2 offer is hard to resist!

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  7. Great post! Please do a review of the Garnier water also :) x

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    1. I feel like there are so many about I just don't know what I could possibly add!

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  8. I did find myself in boots 3 for 2 yesterday!
    I'm looking for more natural mascara for my sensitive eyes, so giving natural collection a try.
    I picked up some of the new no.7 cream highlighter and cream blush sticks, along with a deep purple eye liner. I swear reading blogs like yours makes me spend more!
    xx

    Tash | Ballet, Dance & Fitness

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    1. Haha! Yea I do think blogs can be a bad influence!

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  9. I love your beauty haul! You won't be dissapointed with Revlon balms, I've also picked out three (but different) shades and really like them.

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. I'm impressed with how long they last!

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  10. Really enjoyed reading this! Looks like you've picked up some fab products - I love the Revlon balms :) x

    Hannah @ FashionistaDigital

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  11. I nearly fainted when I saw the 3 for 2 it's any beauty bloggers idea of heaven!! I managed to do the same and come home and research the products first but plan to go on a spree and get the Revlon palette and Maybelline foundation in the next couple of days! x
    www.bellalamoda.com

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  12. I love a good haul! Unfortunately I'm on a spending ban till the end of April so all this hear of Boots' 2 for 2 is torture especially as there a loads of things I need (want) to buy!!!
    It's been ages since I've bought Revlon stuff but I love their lip products.
    I bought the Garnier micellar water in January coz it was on offer but haven't tried it yet so I'm looking forward to your review of it!

    x x

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