I am such a sucker for ridiculously cute things. So when I saw this little lip balm from NYC I immediately thought ‘ahhhh would you look at that, a little apple in the middle’. I couldn’t resist the cuteness so I picked it up. But in fairness it was only €1.50!
It’s a bit of an out there confession for a beauty blogger but I’ll have to admit I’m not mad into lipstick. I probably talk and eat so much I find lipstick a bit high maintenance! I’d say I only own a handful of lipsticks but a bajillion lip glosses.
I was browsing in my local pharmacy recently and much to my wallets annoyance everything on their Rimmel stand was half price. I can’t resist a bargain so I stocked up on essentials such as loose powder and I picked up a few new bits to try. I got this lipstick as part of my haul. It caught my eye as I liked the packaging and it’s a cute colour.
I’ve been feeling far too spendy the last few weeks. Some of my friends are claiming I’ve only started this blog as an excuse to buy myself more stuff, how dare they! Seriously though I probably do need to reign it in a little. But before I do I thought I’d give you a quick peek of my recent haul.
For the first part of my haul I hit up a sale on the Illamasqua website. They were celebrating reaching a milestone on twitter by having a flash sale with 50% off everything, very exciting. I’d been meaning to try Illamasqua for so long, so this was the perfect opportunity. They’re so daring with their makeup and some of the photos they share on their Facebook page are just stunning. So inspirational for me as I tend to play it quite safe. Below is what I picked up:
I’m sure I echo many of you when I say I likey Catrice a lotty! My latest lunchtime beauty splurge included the Catrice Prime and Fine Primer. I had been using a Sephora primer that’s quite similar to Smashbox Photofinish but I ran out after having it for what felt like years. Being ‘When are we getting paid again?’ time I splashed out 4 of my hard earned euros on the Catrice primer and thought how bad could it be.
It’s a pink creamy silicone based texture. It’s similar to the L’Oreal Studio Secrets primer. If you have any allergies to silicone or easily clogged pores this may not be for you. It glides on easily and leaves a slightly matte finish and I think the pink hue really brightens the face as well. You can apply foundation straight away and there’s no weird residue that I’ve found with some primers.
I was recently wandering aimlessly through Penny’s, as you do, and of course had to stop at the makeup counters on my way. I was browsing the Catrice counter and out of the corner of my eye I spotted some cool looking nail varnish on a shelf near by. It was a plain silver varnish and what I though was a glitter varnish but realised was a jar of little beads. It immediately reminded me of the Ciaté Caviar manicure sets.I love a bit of nail art so I thought to myself for €3.50, I’m having that!
Well for the sake of a few euros I had great fun with this I have to say! Basically you paint your nail with the silver varnish and while it is still wet you pour the beads over the varnish and they stick to it, you can press them a little to help them stick a bit better. You’re supposed to leave the beads for about 10 minutes for them to fix fully.
BB, Schmeee B…. is it getting a bit yea whatever? And now we have CC creams and probably DD,EE and FF creams, enough already.
Now I do love a trend as much as the next person – in fact I am a total beauty ho – but I’m still wondering will the BB’s be (ha ha -sorry) a permanent fixture or will they gradually be discontinued onto the beauty fad rubbish heap.
I liked the idea of the BB cream and my first investment was, like most people, the Garnier one. I kind of/sort of liked it but the colour was just a bit off and made me look a little too shiny – on the chip pan shiny side not the healthy glow shiny side. I wasn’t totally bought in and thought maybe the BB’s were just a fad, not for me.