Saturday, 29 March 2014

Haul / Boots pt.1

Ok - so I went a bit overboard in Boots last month but I haven't actually shopped in Boots since November (I've been religiously compiling a list, waiting for the 3for2 offers to start).
I had to split the haul in 2 posts... here we start:






Essie Nail Polish in On A Silver Platter - I don’t even like glitter polishes but I just couldn’t resist this prettiness! It looks silver in the bottle but it's actually gold, when it catches the light; the description says 'violet holographic glitter' but they seem pretty blue to me. In any case, it's beautiful and I bet it will look stunning as an accent on the tip of the nails... can't wait to play with it.

Invisibobble traceless hair ring in Brown - oh yeah, I can’t resist a good gimmick ;) I think they work alright and look pretty. You can do a loose ponytail but can't really go around more than twice (I think they may snap), so couldn't really use them at the gym, for example. Something I wanted to try but I'm not sure that I would buy them again - they feel a bit fragile. Have you tried them?

I bought the Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliques in Royal Burgundy specifically  to wear them with an outfit for an event (link); I’m usually not a big fan of nail wraps since you basically get a single use out of them and they are outrageously overpriced. These are a beautiful pattern but they lasted nothing! I experienced major tip wear in less than 48hrs. I have a few spare ones left so I’ll try and add a top coat and see if it makes any difference…. Very disappointing! :(








I was actually looking for the Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush but I could not find it anywhere in store or online (in Boots)
I bought the Real Techniques Blush Brush, instead; I meant to add it to my collection at some point anyway. No complaints: it’s just as dreamy as the other RT brushes that I own. It’s truly fantastic to apply powder blush and super soft.

Bourjois Poudre de Riz de Java - first of all, I love the packaging and the scent (the typical baby powder, like the blushes). 
I think it’s a lovely loose powder! Although it looks pretty sparkly, I can safely use it all over the face lightly and it keeps me shine-free all day; I don’t find it to work as an highlighter on me but definitely add radiance to my complexion.

If you read my end of the year mascaras reviews (link), you’ll know that I’ve been replacing all my old mascaras like a good girl. ;)
There’s too much choice around!!! I was set on a Maybelline one and picked up the Maybelline Volum'Express the Colossal Cat Eyes kind of randomly; some people hate it, some people love it… I liked the look of the wand… I shall let you know I get on.

The second part will be up in a few day - Have you tried any of these products yourself? What is your experience?

Don't forget to enter the Spring Giveaway! :)

12 comments:

  1. nice haul :=) love essie

    http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

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    1. me too, Essie has some great shades! :)

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  2. Oh, I so want to go to Boots! Looks like you got yourself some really nice things :)

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    1. boots is heaven and hell... soooo much money!!! ;)

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  3. The Essie nail polish is so pretty! I can't wait to go to Boots when I'm in London this Spring :)
    xx

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    1. YAY! can't wait to see your haul :) xx

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  4. Wonderful Haul! Love the Bourjois Powder ,what a gorgeous Packaging :)
    And also the Brush looks great!

    kisses

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    1. it's a great powder, I'm really liking it :)

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  5. Nice haul...except the Revlon Nail Art:)
    http://www.beautybellenotes.com

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    1. hehe, what a disappointment ;)

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  6. The Essie Nail Polish in On A Silver Platter and the Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliques in Royal Burgundy are both so pretty. they attract me more than skin care products for I am into nail arts lately. I love doing my nails and creating something unique and pretty.

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    1. I'm usually not too bothered with nail art but I love polishes and there are some great shades out there

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