Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Recent Buys...

So rather than a few little hauls I saved everything for one big haul!

This has all been bought over the past month, I have had my birthday which is why there's more than I would usually buy.

3x Barry M Instant Nail Effects
Estee Lauder Double Wear (repurchase)
Maybelline Eye Studio Drama Gel Liner
got2b volumising powder
Estee Lauder Pure Colour Crystal Baby lipstick
China Glaze polishes Ruby Pumps and Naked
Seche Vite
Illamasqua Purity
Urban Decay cream Highlighter in Sin
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil eyeshadow in Rehab

You've seen the post on the Barry M Polishes, I think I've already reviewed Double Wear. But I will tell you what I think about the other things..

I love the Maybelline liner! I was going to buy a Bobbi Brown gel liner but I saw this in Boots on offer for £5.99 I decided to give it a go and I haven't been disapointed. It goes on easily, its well pigmented and it stays put. I would definitely reccomend you try this, I've used MAC Fluidline and I would say its better.

I'm not so sure on the volumising powder, I have used the Label m powder before and hated it. This one at least isn't visable in my hair but I don't think it really works? Maybe I'm using it wrong but I rub it in my hands like it says then massage it into my roots but it just falls flat. This was on offer for £2.04 at Boots, I probably wouldn't have tried it otherwise.

I saw the Estee Lauder lipstick in a Pixiwoo video and thought it looked lovely so thought I would treat myself to this when I bought Double Wear (I also got a free gift because I bought 2 items). Its a nice lipstick, it applies nicely, its not drying and quite glossy. But I'm not wowed by the colour, I like it and wear it but it looks so different to how it looked in the videos I saw it in. I think these are £18 but Debenhams had 10% off.

I got the China Glaze and Seche Vite from Sally's, I think I paid about £5 for the China Glaze and £6 for the Seche Vite. I love them all, Ruby Pumps is a beautiful red, though I didn't expect it to be so sparkly.

And finally the last two items from Urban Decay. They're new releases from them for the spring and had only come in the day before I bought them, but I knew before I went shopping I wanted them.
The Sin highlighter is beautiful and so creamy, and the eyeshadow pencil is fab. The colour is like a taupey brown, they dry so quickly so you have to apply it over Primer Potion to give you chance to blend it out. I've worn this lots but everytime forgot to take a picture for my blog, next time I will remember!


  1. I'm wearing Ruby Pumps now, I love it! The pink looks really nice too.

  2. You got some lovely things - I need to get my arse in gear and pick up double wear - but with it coming up to Summer, I'm a bit wary about my skin tone changing - oh well, I can always buy 2! x