I decided to head out and restock on some of my favourite items, and pick up a few new bits I'd heard good things about and wanted to try when I got paid. So here is what I picked up!
Some of these are old faithfuls that I couldn't be without, but some of them are definitely new products that I've been lusting after! My boyfriend did treat me to some of these so I wouldn't complain about being bored whilst looking in men shops later..
First up is MAC Omega. Everyone and their granny has heard about this if not tried it, so I figured it was about time I gave it a whirl. I actually wanted this to use when filling in my eyebrows, so many bloggers have raved about it being the perfect eyebrow shade and I'm not feeling the love for eyebrow pencils at the moment, so I'll let you know how I get on with it.
My next purchase was entirely down to the L'Oreal salesgirl, I was already there to buy a foundation but I mentioned I wasn't loving the Smashbox PhotoFinish primer I'd been using so she recommended this. All L'Oreal products were on two for £15 so I didn't mind adding this on. It looks amazing, like strawberry ice cream, so obviously I'm optimistic for great performance!
This is what I actually went to the L'Oreal stand for, as it's had so many comparisons to the Giorgio Armani foundation that I just had to try it out for myself. The colour range is really impressive for a drugstore foundation, I was colour matched to Ivory, as the Rose Ivory was a little too pink-toned for my skin. This matched perfectly and blended like a dream, so I can't wait to try it out properly.
This will be my third tube of the Miss Sporty Clear Mascara, I use it as a brow gel to hold them in place and I adore it. It's such a steal for £2.99 and it doesn't leave my eyebrows feeling crispy or anything, it just smooths them, holds them in place and seals in the powder/pencil. I will keep repurchasing this for the foreseeable future as it does exactly what I want it do and it's so inexpensive.
Another repurchase is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair. Again, this will be repurchased for the foreseeable future as it's just SO DARN GOOD. I do kind of want to try the NARS Creamy Concealer but it's pretty steep for a concealer, and I'm too afraid to buy it in case I fall in love with it.
I'd been wanting a matte top coat for a few weeks as I've become obsessed with matte white nails, I've found the perfect white nail polish (more on that soon!) and all I needed was a way to make it matte. I've never had an Orly polish before but I know they are supposed to be pretty good, as this was a bargain from TK MAXX at £2.99 so I snapped it up. I've just tried it on top of Essie's Tour De Finance which is what I had on my nails anyway and it works really well, I don't think I like the Essie polish in matte as the colour looks odd but come tomorrow, matte white nails will be mine!
Another angled brush because who doesn't need a new angled brush? This was just a cheap one from Superdrug as my beloved MAC one died a few weeks ago when I trapped it in the boot of my car, so for now, until I can be trusted with pretty brushes I'll just have to deal with this one! I hope it's not a shedder, I hate brushes that shed, especially when you are using them around your eyes. Not cool
Now this is what I've been super excited about. I didn't even know they were doing this pack until I was wandering around Boots and spotted it, so I had to have it! I've used the They're Real! Mascara before and liked it, it's so good at holding a curl but I hate trying to get it off my eyelashes, but this comes with a mini sample of the remover they brought out especially for the eyeliner and mascara and that works a treat! I was uhmming and ahhing over whether to test out the Push Up liner so I was pretty excited to try it out. I've actually had this for a day already and wore the liner today, I'm really impressed with the wear time and lasting power, but I think it is a bit gimmicky and it's definitely not something an eyeliner newbie would be able to pick up and use without a bit (lot) of practice. To be honest I think a normal gel liner and an angled brush would be much better and probably last a lot longer, but I'll give it a fair trial first!