I've recently accumulated so many new products that I don't know where to put them! So while I figure out how to be more organized I thought I may as well show you a few of my newer purchases.
Now as the title suggests I do love shopping however in the last two or three months I have been slightly disheartened with high street makeup. Nothing has been really jumping out at me and when just browsing I'm definitely put off by the price of a lot of products. I feel Bourjois for most things have become not worth it for me, even though I do like their products. So to get my mojo and enthusiasm for the high street back I wrote a list of all the products I had seen good reviews on.
My first mission was to purchase some Vo5 Miracle Concentrate as I've heard so many great things about it and I actually managed to get it for a bargainous £2.99 from Superdrug! I also purchased the new Bourjois Bronzing Powder for face & body (£7.99 Boots) which actually seems worth the price as it's such a new type of product to the market.
I also wanted to purchase some semi-precious jewellery and found all three beautiful pieces in Boots of all places and at such a great price. The largest necklace costing £2.50 and the other two pieces only £1.50 each! I absolutely love the ring as it is kind of shaped like Africa (that makes no sense but I like that it looks like it's supposed to be that way!) and I love how the wire holds the stone.
I also purchased the cheapest eye cream known to man in Superdrug for £1! I had been using the Dr Nick Lowe Dark Circles Correcting Cream but I had some kind of reaction to it within a few days of using it which first caused me to have little red lumps/spots around that area and then I developed two small black eyes that made me look like I had the worst dark circles ever! Definitely not impressed Mr Lowe!
However my eye area has calmed down now and I only have two spots in the out corners of my eyes so I'm going to give it a few more days and then start using the Superdrug one at night and my Origins Ginzing in the morning.
I also purchased the new Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser (£2.99 on offer) as I seem to have a slight obsession with cleansing (which isn't such a bad thing) and for that price I really couldn't say no! For now all I can say is - so far, so good.
I also decided to go back to the aerosol version of Bastiste at using the Eco powder version for the last year or so. The powder version is okay but I wanted to try the new tinted version plus the reason whyI decided to start using the powder version was that I was always running out of the spray version but now the problem is solved with the new bigger size!
As for the 17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer it was actually a PR sample I wasn't expecting but definitely nice to try out something a little cheaper that the DHC Skin Velvet Coat which I love. Though I must admit from using it today there is a big difference in the two products... kind of like the difference in skimmed and whole milk.
I also purchased the wonderful blusher/highlight above from eBay (£3.50 here) after reading Rae's review (here) on how she thought the NYC Chroma Face Glow in Moonstone was a MAC MSF Petticoat dupe. Now I'll just have to trust Rae as I've never tried Petticoat but I already love this, the veining in it is so lovely and it gives such a glow to the cheeks.
I don't think the NYC Chroma Face Glow range was ever in the UK but NYC should seriously consider bringing them out again in the US and in the UK this time as I'm sure these would be loved by many! While I'm on it Maybelline need to bring their Shine Sensational Pop sticks (see here) over here, right now!
Last and kind of least as it is a bit boring! I went to Paperchase (ahhh, I love that place) and picked but a Wedding card which is all glittery for an upcoming wedding I'm going to. Also when I got home from shopping a nice H&M A/W 2011 catalogue was waiting for me on the doormat... not that I will ever be ordering over the phone or online from them again! But it is nice to have a browse through to see what they have. On a side note - have H&M always done catalogues or is it a new thing?
So that is it.
Lots of low cost cosmetics that have brought back my faith in the high street!