Tuesday, 27 August 2013

recent purchases: boots and body shop.

Hi folks, first off I would just like to apologise greatly for completely neglecting my blog over the last couple of months. I have been so super busy and have just had no free time but now I am back.

So the other day I nipped into town to get a lipstick but as we all understand that is impossible and so this happened. I thought I would share with you what I picked up as I got some great deals and I will be sure to report back to you on whether I am enjoying the products or not.

First I went to The Body Shop and picked up the new "camomile sumptuous body butter" as I had seen it in a magazine and I am a huge fan of The Body Shop so just had to try it. It was £12.00 which is a bargain. I also picked up the little muslin cloth to use alongside this. It's for all skin types and you just apply it all over the face and them remove it with the cloth. I have actually tried this already and it is amazing at removing any traces and make up and makes your skin feel so clean.

Next I went to Boots and picked up quite a few things including the lipstick I had orginally went to buy. The lipstick I got is the Maybelline Color Sensational in shade "Pink Punch" which is number 175. It is a dark bright pink which was exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to try it out.

Still in boots I picked up some No7 goodies. No7 is not a brand I would usually use but I stumbled across the counter and couldn't help myself. The Boots store nearest to me has the foundation match made service which for those of you who don't know is a little computer which takes photographs of your skin and tells you the correct colour match for you. To cut a long story short I picked the Beautifully Matte foundation in the shade Cool Vanilla. It says on the box it is for Normal/Oily skin, I have dry skin but as I like a fuller coverage I went for this one. It has a medium/full coverage and has an SPF 15. It was £12.95 and the make up was on buy one get the second half price so that leads me on to my next purchase....

I picked up the No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Duo in Iridescent Purple. I love purple eyeshadow and this one is really pigmented. It was £8.00 but I got it for £4.00 because of the offer which is a steal.

While the customer assistant was trying out the foundation on me she applied the Airbrush Away Primer. It's states that it is for hiding signs of ageing which I do not need to worry about but it made the foundation sit so nicely and has a lovely texture so I couldn't resist and if it helps me prevent ageing then it's a bonus. This was £19.50 which I did think was a little pricey for No7 but I cannot express to you how lovely this was. You must go in and try it for yourself. The skincare was 3 for 2 so again another great deal.

I picked up the Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry/Very Dry skin. I don't know if its been the weather or just lack of looking after my skin properly but I have had some extremely dry patches lately so I thought it was time for a new moisturiser. This was £12.50 which is great and it looks like it will last me for ages. The packaging is beautiful too and will look lovely sitting out on my dressing table. I have already tried this briefly and my skin felt lovely afterwards.

Still in boots (lol) I picked up the Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask also for Dry/Very Dry Skin. This is a great mask as you just apply it after cleansing, leave it on for 3 minutes and then remove it. This suits me as I have no patience to sit for a long time with a mask on my face. It was £12.50 but I got it for free because of the offer. Again great bargain.

Finally I got a lovely free gift from no7 including the High Shine lipgloss in "Coral Kiss" which I think may actually be full size. I also got miniature versions of: the extreme length waterproof mascara, the airbrush away primer, the triple protection tinted moisturiser and a stay perfect eyeshadow in a light purple shade. They all came in a lovely summery make up bag which I will be sure to use.

I was very pleased with all of my purchases. As I said before I am not usually someone who shops at No7 but the offers were just amazing and I know they regularly have offers on. It was also a mega advantage card points event so I got 10 points for every £1 I spent rather than the 4 I would usually get. Please let me know if there is any No7 products you have tried and enjoyed lately and I will definitely report back on if I am enjoying these products soon.