14 Aug 2012
Before I went to Amsterdam I’d made a few purchases that I forgot to blog about. So better late than never right. These are the what I bought.
Where I lived before in Dundee they had the worst selection of MUA products on the planet. Its used to drive me mental. I so wanted to see the full collection and instead had to put up with a few things from their £1 range. This did not go down well with me. So you can imagine my delight upon moving to Manchester & discovering the most well stocked MUA stand I’ve ever seen. I was in product heaven & may of even let out a little squeal of delight when I saw it. So excited when I saw this…….
Ok so after I calmed down I picked up two MUA palettes the Undressed palette and the Heaven and Earth palette for £4 each. Both are amazing. I’m sure most of you own them by now. I’m very late to that party. From MUA I also picked up their Eye Primer which I’ve heard lots of good things about which is £2.50.
BarryM had a deal on their nail polish in Superdrug where it was 2 for £5 i picked up the shades Block Orange 301 and Pink Iridescent 264. I had to pick up the orange shade as it was jut such a POP of colour. The pink iridescent is beautiful too and looks great as a glittery top coat. You can’t really go wrong with a BarryM polish.
I also picked up a Accessorize baked eyeshadow in Golden Brown it’s a lovely copper toned colour with a little golden shimmer. It’s quite pretty. I love baked eyeshadow and blushe. I can’t get enough of them.
Then ast but not least was the DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum and i put the blame for this purchase upon Estee of Essie Button as i watched her YouTube video and she said how AMAzing it was and how long her lashes looked after using this & I though how good can this be. So I bought it in Selfridges for £23 and OMG its bloody amazing. It makes your lashes look super long and defined. I will be doing a whole blog on this little miracle worker so watch this space.
So that was my pre holiday haul – like I needed to be spending any money prior to going to Amsterdam! But I’m really pleased with all my purchases. Have you tried any of these things?
10 Aug 2012
This is the skincare I’m taking with me to Amsterdam. We are going for 5 days for our 13 year anniversary. We have been before and absolutely love the city. It’s so beautiful and we love walking up and down the canals esp at night. It’s so romantic. So I thought I’d let you have a quick peek as to what skincare bits and bobs im taking. I am a nightmare at packing esp when it comes to packing products. I can never decide what to take and end up taking far too many things. I am sure most of you are the same. This time I knew i had a fair few sample sizes from various beauty boxes and magazine freebies so they came in very handy.
I have tried to be as good as possible and pack as little as i think i can get away with. I think all these are miniatures or sample sizes, so that’s great. I’m taking a few things that I’ve not tried yet so that will be exciting. Is it me or do products look way cuter in miniature.
I will quickly run through what I’m taking –
1. Superdrug own branded calming face mask
2. Small pack of Simple face wipes
5. Clarins body lotion
9. YSL serum (also using this as a primer)
10.Elizabeth Arden face cream
I’ll be taking my Origins face wash thats not pictured here & possibly taking out the Elizabeth Arden cream – how many face creams do I need right?! I think thats all I’m taking but I can’t promise I wont buckle at the last minute and pack a few more things.
Have you tried any of these products. What skincare do you take away with you? Oh another thing i have in my handbag is an Avene thermal spray which is lovely to have on the plane & I spray my hubby’s face too much to his disgust.
I took this last year in Amsterdam. Fingers crossed we get sunny weather
6 Aug 2012
I picked up these Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets when I was on a shopping spree in Superdrug. I wasn’t expecting too much from them as I’ve tried other brands version of these and never been too bowled over by the results. I took them out with me on an exceptionally warm day and I’m so glad I did. I noticed that I was looking really oily and greasy on my forehead and chin – these sheets sorted that right out. I dabbed them on holding the sheet in place for a second or two just to absorb as much oil as possible and they really worked. They are powder free and they don’t take off any of your makeup.
They come in a great sized packet. Perfect to pop in your handbag and the sheets themselves are purple and have a pattern on one side. When you blot them on your skin they’re really soft and powder free as i said before and as far as i can tell they are scent free. They come in handy packs of 50 sheets so that should last a for a good amount of time. I paid £2.99 for mine from Superdrug but I know you can pick them up from Asda, Tesco and most supermarkets. So they are easy to get hold of if their not sold out.
I will be carrying these with me at all times. No more oily forehead for me! Have you tried anything else from this range?