Friday, 24 February 2017

Hight Street Beauty Haul

Why are these posts so hard to start? I basically just want to go I WENT SHOPPING! I started to justify why I picked up bits and pieces, I had a couple of vouchers, some items had run out, some I just liked the look of but I thought about why I was explaining myself and I realised I don't actually need to justify my spending to ANYONE. 

I love seeing what people are picking up and haul posts are my favourite to read so I wanted to share what I picked up this week. Everything was part of some sort of offer so hopefully I'm alerting you to some great bargains too. See it as today's good deed. You are welcome.

So here's some of the beauty bits I've picked up recently. Let's start with Boots-


First is the Revlon Colorstay Foundation. I used to use this a couple of years ago but I just sort of forgot about it. I've been thinking of picking up Estee Lauder Double Wear but I've heard this is a cheaper alternative. I noticed that the packaging has recently changed and it now has a pump which is much better than having to pour it out onto my hand and making a mess everywhere. 

Who am I kidding I still make a huge mess with foundation, don't ask me how. 

I picked up the normal/dry version in shade Sand Beige, it's usually £12.99 but was only £9.99 at the time and Revlon also had a 'Buy one get one 1/2 price' offer. Which gave me a good excuse to pick up the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip colour in 'Seduction' which is a dark nude shade. I love the colour and the staying power is just incredible! It's usually £8.99 but the offer made it only £4.50. 

I got the L'oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask for Christmas and I've really enjoyed using it so when I saw there was now a selection of face washes to go with them I wanted to try one or two out. The L'Oreal Pure Clay Purity Wash seemed most like what my skin needed and it has a lovely eucalyptus scent. This was £3.99 and usually £5.99.


Every time I went to find these they were out of stock or all open and messy

Who is it that does that? If it's you can you kindly stop it?! 

But I eventually tracked down one of the Barry M Matte me Up lip Kits in shade Pose which was £6.99. That's the only product I paid full price for but when you spent £7 you got a free Bottle of the Molten Metal Nail paint -cheeky when I was only a penny away from qualifying for that but I wanted to pick up one of the new Frosted Cupcake Polishes anyway. They're pretty pastel shades with tiny glitter particles in the formula. I went for the pink shade which is 'Strawberries and Cream' and £3.99. The free Molten Metal polish I decided on is hideously named 'Bronze Bae'. 

Let's pop over to Superdrug now. 

I originally went in to repurchase the Maybelline The Eraser concealer. It's the best concealer I've tried, it really covers dark circles and brightens and it stays put, it's not drying, it doesn't crease- it's just brilliant! they're usually a pretty reasonable £7.99 But I t was part of a 2 for £10 offer so I added yet another pink nail polish to my collection. 

Now I don't know if I'm late to the party with this range but I love me a bright nail all year round. I'm currently sporting a rather daring magenta as I type. I noticed Maybelline have a range called Neon Pastels -those two words are sheer music to my ears! Spring shades are all about bright pastel shades for me. I limited myself to one shade (for now, it's still early!) but there were two others shades on the shelf, a blue and a peach. Mine is Lilac Glow which is actually more pink than lilac but it's still pretty and I cannot wait to try it! Oh I bet it looks amazing with a tan! This one is normally £3.99 which is a great price even if there isn't an offer on.


I'd seen Amelia Liana raving about the Simple Kind to skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil and I needed something gentle to remove my make-uso I really wanted to give it a try. I've loved Simple products in the past, they're so affordable and lightweight and basically always do the job. 

This dissolves make up and considering it's an oil it's not too greasy and sinks in well. I usually apply an oil before bed anyway so it's nice to have the first step sort of done for me.  It's made with pure grape seed oil which has a high antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties which helps prevent acne. Again, I got this on offer for £4.65 but it's normally £6.99.


Lastly I grabbed a Colour Excellence Highlights Brightener as my hair is looking real dull at the moment. I picked this up about a year ago for £7.99 in Boots. I remember thinking it was good but I wasn't willing to shell out £8 each time my highlights looked a little dull. You only use it the once, kind of like an at-home hair dye so to me it was a bit much. Well imagine my luck when I found it in none other than POUNDLAND. Yes, this cost me just one whole English pound! There's also a detox version for both coloured and non-coloured hair if you don't have highlights so if you're in a poundland keep a look out for these! 

There are a couple of L'Oreal make-up bits that were out of stock when I went in so there might just be another mini haul coming soon. Let me know if you've tried any of these and what you think.


1 comment:

  1. Love a good highstreet beauty haul! I tried that Revlon foundation about a year ago now and I really need it back in my life it was so good! I also really want to try these new L'Oréal skincare products they look and sound so great! Thanks for sharing

    Ellie x