August & september Beauty Buys

Friday, September 20, 2013
Here are the products that I have bought during august and september online and instores with most of the items being on sale or offer or as free gifts. Also I bought some new beauty releases which I am excited about (especially from Rimmel) and there will be reviews of most of the items over the next month or so. 
Makeup: I have bought some makeup from Boots recently as they are having a buy one get one half price on a lot of makeup items. I have bought a couple of BB creams over the past two weeks which is unlike me because I have hated every BB cream I have tried but I received a Boots gift card for my birthday and I bought the Revlon BB cream as I read some reviews of it and it sounded great - and I saw a before/after photograph on someones blog showing the coverage and it looked amazing but I am not that blown away by it. The second BB cream I bought is the Dr Jart Platinum BB cream and I have been using it for the past week and...I love it! I bought the new Real Techniques foundation sponge from Feelunique too and I have been using it with the Dr Jart BB cream and they work well together but it is a lot more flexible than the cosmo sponge I have and I don't know if I like it more yet - reviews coming soon.

Some other makeup bits I have bought are from Revlon - a couple of weeks ago Boots were having a 2 for £10 on revlon so I picked up the new Revlon lash potion grow luscious waterproof mascara and I do like it but it is a bit clumpy. I also bought the Revlon colourstay topcoat as I have heard so many good things about it and so far I definitely prefer it over Seche Vite. Another couple of polishes I have been recently include the new Kate Moss for Rimmel polish in the shade 'acid house' which is a gorgeous metallic dark green and also the Bourjois 1 second polish in the shade '15 grenadine tonic' which is a sheer red which is nice on its own or layered on top of over polishes. Another red polish I have acquired is the Nails Inc polish which is limited edition polish which is free when you buy the colgate luminous toothpaste - in Boots now.

The last two makeup items I bought are new releases - the Seventeen Phwoarr Paint heavy duty under eye concealer in the shade 'fair'. Firstly I like the packaging and the shade is ok for me but it is quite heavy and caky on my dry skin. The final makeup item is from Rimmel and I am so pleased with it - it is the Rimmel lasting finish colour rush balm in the shade 'drive me nude' - I love the shade, it is smooth and hydrating and it lasts so well - I am definitely getting some more of these!

Now quickly moving on to haircare, I bought the Bumble and Bumble thickening creme contour from Lookfantastic as I had a code so I got it for around £17 and I love this product for defining my layers, smoothing the hair and adding volume/body - it smells amazing too. I also bought the raved about shampoo and conditioner from Loreal - the Loreal everriche nourish and flowing duo which I haven't used yet but I am excited to. I found a great bargain on feelunique - they were selling mini sets of Redken products at just under £5 so I had to get one and I bought the Extreme one which contains the shampoo, conditioner and the anti snap treatment that I have been wanting to try for a while. Now hair tools, if you read my current week in photographs post you will know that my sister has moved to uni so I needed to buy some new straighteners as she took the ones we share - I bought the Nicky Clarke Mayfair straighten and curl tool which I love so far and it is currently reduced, I bought mine from amazing for around £20. I won a John Frieda hairdryer from their Facebook competition (their competitions are fantastic!) and I love the hairdryer - it makes my hair incredibly smooth, soft, sleek and it dries my thick hair really quickly.

Last but not least, body products. I went on to the Bliss UK site, just looking and I saw an amazing offer which sadly isn't available anymore - if you bought anything you could select five free travel sizes - amazing! I bought a sale product (a hand care duo) and I picked five free samples (some of which are 53g, so big samples).  Oh and I bought the Indeed Labs sampler set (sale, £8.66, Boots online) and I have been using the Hydraluron sample for about a week and I like it but I don't think it is amazing. Reviews coming soon!


  1. Huge haul. I used to use a lot of Bliss products, havent done so in a while, but I love Soapy Suds xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  2. Loving the photo collage - please do a review on the Bliss products! x
    Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Dupe!

  3. I love the way you've put your haul together, it's really unique!!! :D x
    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  4. Looks like you bought a lot of goodies! :) I would love to try BB products! :)

  5. Love this post! Does the Real Techniques Sponge give good coverage?
    Would love it if you could check out my blog Thanks:D x

  6. lovely buys... i wish i cud get that hydraluron mask, been wanting once since long!!
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