Friday, 23 August 2013

What I bought this week #9 (make up edition)

Hey!  So the thing about going on holiday in the UK is that you are still surrounded by familiar shops.  I found this out when I went to Norwich for the day as well as the local Boots near where I stayed.  I think that I can safely say that profits went up during my holiday!  So these are the make up items I splurged on whilst I was away (there will be another post featuring non-make up items coming up).
First I will point out that I technically didn’t buy the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray, it was a free gift with this months Elle magazine.  I’m sure you already knew that since it appears to have caused quite some excitement in the blogging world, and with good reason too because it is worth something like £7.50 if you bought this size from the shop?  I am really enjoying using it and it does give a nice bit of oomph to my hair, it looks more voluminous than usual when I use it and it actually has quite good hold too so it’s good for keeping the flyaways at bay.
Moisture Booster by Indeed:  I saw this on the bottom shelf when I was in Boots and I had a vague memory of seeing a good review of it on a blog somewhere.  It was on offer with 1/3 off so it was £16.00 which is not cheap but when I read the claims on the back of the box I was very curious to try it.  It says that it contains a pure form of hyaluronic acid which soaks into your skin and can retain up to 1000x more moisture.  I generally have dull skin and though I know that this is a lot to do with the fact that I don’t drink enough water (I can go for absolutely ages without feeling thirsty), I hope that this will help to perk the look of my skin up. 
Benefit High Beam: This is something that I now feel a bit guilty about buying!  I happily used my Technics highlighter for a long time, but it has finally almost run out.  But instead of being patient and waiting until I got home to order some more, I saw High Beam and thought ‘I’M NEAR IT AND IT LOOKS PRETTY AND I KNOW IT LOOKS NICE ON’, and before I knew it, I was at the till paying £19.50 for it.  Not a bargain buy but I will be reviewing this in full because I do have a major soft spot for it!
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Medium:  I have Airbrush Legs already in Light, but I arrived on holiday and it was really hot and I thought that my legs looked a little ghostly, so I upped my dosage to Medium, which isn’t too dark on me and washes off easily!
Real Techniques Stippling Brush:  I have another of these brushes that I absolutely love, so this was really just adding to my collection.  I have seen some great tutorials too where the stippling brush has helped to create a lovely flawless base so I can’t wait to try it out!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation & Collection Lasting Perfection Foundation: Two impulse buys that I have been using already for a couple of weeks so full reviews will follow!
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan:  This is a wash off tan in Medium that I bought to put on my arms etc. when the Airbrush Legs was on my legs.  I have only used it once so far so I am reserving judgement on it still!
Rimmel & Barry M Nail Polishes:  These are my new favourite things and I will definitely be doing a full post on them very soon, they are sooo pretty and the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating different looks with them! 
Have you got any of these products?  What have you been buying this week? xx



  1. Think it shows how much you like the brush that you bought a second. I'm considering getting it for cream blush but I'm not sure how much use I'll get out of it.
    Water Painted Dreams

  2. Looking forward to those foundation reviews as I'm looking to try both of those :)

    Ruby Duchess

  3. I bought Elle at the airport but some little buggers stole all the freebies :'( I have that Bourjois foundation, I love it! xxx


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