Boots Buys

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Do you know what I went in to Boots for? ONE BLUSHER!! How does this happen? There were a million things I hadn’t seen ( and therefor needed) but here’s what I decided to pick up ‘for review purposes’..

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Nude Mauve Pink – £8.99

What I actually went in for.. considerably smaller than I’d expected. It’s a baked blush that I was hoping may rival my MAC mineralised powders.. so far I’m enjoying it but I think I need to pick up another before I can really compare. At £8.99 it’s not super cheap but still a good £10 less than the MAC equivalent

Collection Up To 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – £1.99

AMAZING! I picked this one up on a whim having totally fallen in love with ‘autumn neutrals’ recently (a natural progression from the sheer nudes of summer) and it is such a gorgeous colour. A deeper, mauvey beige that really does last longer than your average polish.. and a very reasonable £1.99

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Ole Caliente – £8.99

This was a sure fire hit as I’m already a fan of the formula but I love this colour. A bright poppy red/pink that is perfect for the Autumn season. A deeper, more classic pink that I just love in a long lasting, comfortable matte liquid lip.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Nude & Fantasy – £4.99

Again a product I already own in multiple shades that I decided to pick up in extras.. I actually think I might have Creme De Nude already (that’s bad, right?) but Fantasy is a new one, a cool shimmer bronze. They’re some of the only cream shadows I really like, again long lasting, they don’t crease and the colour selection is awesome!

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L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Fatale in Black – £9.99

My favourite of the two mascara’s I picked up (spoiler alert! – post to come) it was no surprise I loved this as I’ve enjoyed most previous versions of the Volume Million collection. It’s adds volume quickly without being too clumpy and just WORKS for me.

YSL Vinyl Gloss Liquid Lipstick in 409 Burgundy Vibes – £26.00

Ahhh.. I was so excited to try this, I actually reviewed it a couple of days ago – here – but have since got my hands on a second so will be doing a follow up ‘wear and compare’ video to see how it holds up against the original as well as some lower cost alternatives. For now, I’m a fan of the new formula.

L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max Lipstick in Oops I Pink It Again – £6.99

This is a strange one.. I THINK I heard some negative reviews about this early on but decided I needed to try it for myself and I’m glad I did. It’s a powder lip colour.. not sure how they can call it lipstick as it’s nothing like a lipstick but it’s a totally matte option for those looking for that. I have a feeling this will work best over a liner or satin lip colour.. will review soon.

Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara in Radiant Black – £9.99 (on offer at £6.99)

This one I’m still working with. It’s a much softer, more natural mascara compared to the L’Oreal which truth be told on me just doesn’t really do much. I have to really layer it to get much volume so for me it’s not really high impact enough but if you have naturall good lashes it might just give you the subtle oomph you want.

L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper Medium Dark – £5.99

I’ve been using this for about a week now and really like it but it’s not what I expected. I thought it would be a dupe for Benefit Gimme Brow but it doesn’t add anywhere near as much ‘volume’ or fibres to the brows. It’s more like a tinted mascara, very firm hold so if you don’t like the feeling of product in your brows this might not be for you.

So that’s my quick run down.. I will follow up with everything at some point whether it be in a video or a blog post but I thought I’d run through a little first impressions of everything for now in ‘haul’ form.. overall a pretty successful trip, I think.

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3 Comments

  1. 23 September, 2016 / 2:25 am

    I really enjoy watching and listening to ur videos beside the fact I love ur accent. I’m in the US in the middle of the country and probably what ppl consider southern. So I know j have a accent also. We all do depending on where we grew up and live now and then. I love the bomber jacket. I don’t get into what stylish and what’s not. U do like some things. But style should be individual unless ur one if those that’s wants to be a cookie cutter part of the crowd type. Which I really down to earth don’t buy buy high end anything when there r so many products and clothes available u shouldn’t throw money away. So there is to those who didn’t like ur jacket. Thanks so much for sharing all u do. I sub ur blog and then watch the video with it.

  2. 23 September, 2016 / 10:13 am

    I got the L’Oréal mascara 2 weeks ago and I LOVE it! I curl my lashes before and it still helps my lashes stay curled and it lasts ages!

  3. 27 September, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Looks like a good ole’ haul! I’m the exact same, I walk into the drugstore for one thing and then end up buying alll this other stuff. I’ve recently purchased the Loreal brow plumper and am in love. My brows are quite defined and dark so they really help hold the shape.

    Great post! Holly x http://www.thechroniclesofholly.com/

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