Beauty Haul; Eyes, Lips and Nails

I don’t think I can be the only one who when they feel a bit down can’t be cheered up by a little bit of retail therapy.. especially if it’s makeup ahh gee I feel so happy and warm inside thinking about what I’ve bought. I would love to hear your product recommendations so I can check them out, let me know in the comments.

I went to my home town this afternoon and visited superdrug and boots, they’re literally next door to each other but sell slightly different things like boots has No7 and Soap and Glory while superdrug doesn’t but it does have Barry M and all the youtuber merchandise. I also went to a one of a kind shop called blush. It’s one of those shops where there isn’t an inch of wall that doesn’t have quirky bits and bobs on. It’s almost overwhelming there’s so much stuff so I tend to look at something then think about it and go back if I would still like it.
So the first place I went was superdrug and the first item I picked up was the colour tattoo in on and on bronze. Honestly this colour, oh my, it’s dreamy and applies beautifully as it is a cream eyeshadow. EVERY beauty blogger talks about this so I thought that it was about time I picked it up and tested it for myself. This applies beautifully with your fingertip and you can really control how much colour build up you want. Then it just blends out so almost seam free and it isn’t too glittery so that you could wear it as a daytime look. In fact I think it is the perfect daytime eyeshadow which could also be spruced up for a night time look. Can I just say that this is the first product that I actually think deserves the title of long lasting, it literally tattoos your eyelids. I swatched this on my hand earlier and after it set (which was like 30 seconds!!) I had to scrub it off as it wouldn’t budge, I’m not complaining!
I saw beauty blogger Lily Pebbles talk about the colourband range of eye crayons by bourjois in her new products review but never set out to buy one.. Until I was in superdrug and swatched the colours and fell in love with every single one but swayed towards the purple one compared to the bronze one as I had already picked up the bronze colour tattoo. It’s called mauve baroque which I don’t particularly like as I think they could have chosen a prettier name as it’s such a pretty colour. However this colour is so pigmented and applies a lot like the colour tattoo but I do think it takes longer to build up colour with the crayon applicator. It’s a beautiful lilac colour which then builds up to a deep purple which I absolutely love! 

Tanya Burr’s range has been on my to buy list from the day they were launched, I eventually got around to picking up this gorgeous lipgloss in the shade chic. They have been raved about so much by Tanya herself, her fellow bloggers and the people buying her lip glosses. They’re very sticky which I love when they have applicators but I don’t like when I have to apply with my finger from a pot. They smell amazing and fruity like you could just eat them while coming in a range of gorgeous colours. I can’t think of any way to describe this lip gloss other than the way Tanya herself described this shade.. your lips but better.

I also picked up this gorgeous grey kind of purple shade of nail polish called penguin chic. I love the story behind this nail polish of how Tanya named it after her and Jim’s favourite animal. I think Tanya has brought out a wide spectrum of colours and I like all of them so if I  like the formula of this nail polish then I might have to invest in some more. I find that nail polish on my nails chip so easy and I’m not sure why so I would love some tips on how to prevent chipping if you have any. Let me know your favourite items from Tanya’s range so I can check them out as I would love to get more as I love supporting Tanya and her products are amazing with the cutest packaging!!

This eyeliner is from bourjois and there was a deal where if you bought one product from the brand, you got another half price so I decided to get this eyeliner as it is very similar to another brown eyeliner I was looking at buying. It has a retractable pencil and at the end there is a mini sharpener that you can pull out to use. This eyeliner is a real multifunctional eyeliner as it holds a defined, precise line while has the ability to be smudgeable. I wear a lot of neutral and brown shades so I think a brown eyeliner will compliment these shades possibly more than grey and black eyeliners.

These are the swatches of all the above items (apart from the nail polish but I’ll update you on my opinion) – top to bottom – Tanya Burr chic lipgloss, Bourjois mauve baroque eyeshadow and eyeliner crayon, Bourjois brown liner stylo, Maybelline on and on bronze colour tattoo.
In boots, I picked up the rimmel wake me up concealer in the shade ivory. I saw this product in superdrug but they didn’t have a tester for this shade and seeing as I’ve never used the product before I wanted to be sure it would suit my skin tone. This product is the holy grail of the beauty blogging world and seeing as school is getting more stressful I thought I need to prepare for my ever growing bags. This is a lovely creamy formula which blends in very nicely and doesn’t crease which is a problem I find with many concealers that are cakey. I’m not sure how long lasting this product is as I haven’t tried this product out over a full day but I’ll do a review in the future on whether I am joining the fangirl craze over it.

The last shop I went into was Blush, its a small shop on a street called Oldgate. I had my eye on this beautiful piece of homeware at the beginning of the year but decided to put off buying it until I had furnished my room a bit more. I love these silver mosaic tiles thickly boarding the glass container. The label states that this is a candle holder but I am actually using it as a makeup brush holder. I find that my makeup brushes are a bit too short for the tall cylinder but I put material in the bottom to give the brushes a platform. I think I will put sand, beads or pebbles in instead to give an edgy look to my dressing table but that’s another little project I’ve set for myself. I’d love to know if you have any cool or quirky ways that you store your makeup and makeup brushes? Let me know in the comments.

Products mentioned –
Rimmel wake me up concealer
Mosaic candle holder – This product is from a one of a kind shop without a website and the lovely woman in the shop told me that the suppliers are actually discontinuing the product so I’m really sorry but there’s no link to the product. You could always make a diy version and buy a glass cylinder and mosaic tiles and glue them on.

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