Saturday, 22 March 2014

Haul, Haul, Haul! || Mac and Boots

Hellooo my lovelies,

 So I've been shopping again *slaps on wrists*. I think I need to ban myself from going anywhere near the shops because I always spend far too much money. I do still have a Spring/Summer clothes shop to do though so I will need to brave the shops a few more times yet before I can implement this ban! I will do a fashion haul post on that too if you'd be interested in seeing it!

 The first thing I picked up was St Tropez bronzing mousse and a new tanning mitt. I have never used this fake tan before because I love my St Moriz which is a fraction of the price, you can pick that one up for £3 and St Tropez is £20!! However, where I live apparently it's wrong to fake tan apart from in the main summer months so literally nowhere has it in stock! The only shops where I can get fake tan during the colder months is Boots and Superdrug and neither stock St Moriz sadly. This normally wouldn't be a big deal, I'd order it online and wait but I have a 21st on Saturday and I don't want to be a little ghost for that! Fingers crossed this tan gives me the effect that I get from St Moriz or better...(it better for £20 anyway!!). I also grabbed a new tanning mitt because my other one was filthy and I was long overdue a new one. Don't ya just love the feel of a new tanning mitt?! If you haven't used one to fake tan before then I definitely would because it gives the best finish!

 My Boots FINALLY had the Revlon colourburst Matte Balm stains in the colours I wanted! The colours I chose were 'Unapologetic' which is a beautiful Pink colour (I can almost see you all rolling your eyes at yet another pink lip colour) and I also chose 'Mischievous' which is a pretty orange shade. I only have one orange lipstick and since it's bang on trend this season why not hey! Although I'm not entirely sure I suit orange lipstick so I'm yet to be brave enough to wear it outside...

 I picked up a Revlon nail polish also because all Revlon makeup was on 3 for 2 and I wasn't really after anything specific so I just got a new nail polish (which I definitely did not need). Obviously it was pink because I wouldn't pick any other colour would I? I could probably do a lengthy blog post on just the pink nail polishes that I own alone!

The last thing I got in Boots was this deep sleep pillow talk set. It includes the deep sleep pillow spray and the stress less rollerball. I've wanted it for a while because I suffer from panic attacks and insomnia so anything that can help me relax and get more sleep is a gift from God. I'm hoping it works! I actually got this with my Boots points because then if it doesn't work, I won't really feel like I've wasted £22. I really like buying something 'big' or 'expensive' with my Boots points because then I feel like I've got something great for free...even though it's technically not free!

 Probably the most exciting thing I bought was two new MAC lipsticks. I definitely have an addiction, I definitely did not need these but I definitely was not able to leave the shop without them! I actually had four so I think I did well narrowing it down to two, I bought 'Pure Zen' and 'Girl About Town' and the other two I was choosing between was 'Honey Love' and 'Japanese Maple'. Girl About Town is a bright fuchsia pink and Pure Zen is just a pale peachy nude. As I'm sure you'll gather by my colour selection, I've been looking for a new nude lipstick and I've been loving my Tanya Burr 'Afternoon Tea' lipgloss so I was going along the lines of that colour but in a lipstick? Honey Love, Japanese Maple and Pure Zen are all similar, they aren't dupes of each other but they're too close in colour to justify buying them all! I so nearly went for 'Honey Love' which is a matte finish but Gary informed me that it looked like I'd put dark foundation on my lips so I gave that one a miss! But hey I'll probably end up going back for that one another day and although Japanese Maple looked like concealer lips for me I'll probably end up with that too! I really want to collect MAC lipsticks, I'm not sure what it is but there's something so satisfying about adding them to my collection

Hope you enjoyed seeing the bits and bobs I picked up recently! What products have you bought recently? Have you tried any of these products?

Previous Posts:-
Benefit Watts Up Review
Skincare and Fashion Haul
New Sleek Blush Palettes Review

Lots of Love,
A x x x 


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    1. Thank you very much lovely! I'm flattered you like my blog :-) xxxx

  2. Nice buys!I'd love to try the Revlon lip balms and the sleep kit!

    1. I'll do reviews on them both soon to let you know if they're worth the money :-) xxxx

  3. I am absolutely IN LOVE with Unapologetic, and I never wear bright lipsticks! How has the spray worked with destressing? I have awful panic attacks too, and I'd love to find something that actually works to calm me down!

    Sayurae x

    1. It's gorgeous in it! It's pretty much an exact dupe for Impassioned by MAC :-). It's actually worked quite well for me so far but I've only used it a few times so I'll do a review when I've properly tried it a lot because I'd hate to say it's amazing if it's just been a coincidence so far. Bless you :-( It' not nice at all having panic attacks is it. Something that does strangely work for me though is polo mints? I don't know if it's the fact that mint is soothing or if just the action of sucking it distracts the mind but it works for me and my friend who has even worse panic attacks than me! xxx

  4. I have a sleep pillow spray on order and I cannot wait to try it. I am sick of not being able to sleep at night :(

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty

    1. I'm loving mine so far! You defo need to let me know how you get on with yours! xxxx


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