Sunday, March 22, 2015

I bought some more stuff....


I'm slowly but surely getting through the Boots gift cards I received for Christmas.

Barry M Nail Paint in Pink Sapphire Glitter 
I don't often wear glitter on my nails but I'm a sucker for how pretty it looks in the bottle so when I saw this in a bargain bin at Boots, I had to have it. I have been wearing this on the accent finger over the Rimmel polish below. I does take a few layers to get any real glitter payoff but it dries fairly quickly and I love the wide range of colours in there.

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Varnish in Mary Mary Quite Contrary
I'm not sure what attracted me to this polish. If you're a regular reader then you'll know I'm a dark nail lover. Maybe it was the price....This was also in a bargain bin and I think it was less than £1.50. Or maybe it was the name - 'Mary Mary Quite Contrary' is such a cute name. I love polishes with inventive shade titles. If I had to describe the colour it would be a super pastel cement grey with lilac undertones. I really like it.

Real Techniques Sponge
I've only really started using brushes for my foundation in the last year or two so I'm majorly late to the sponge party. I'm still more than happy using my fingers. That being said, I was really happy to receive a Beauty Blender in a subscription box a couple of months ago. That didn't go well. I tried a few times but my foundation wasn't looking anywhere near natural and then the blender started going mouldy. So, I went back to my brushes. I've been using this on days when I want light/medium coverage (usually days when I don't leave the house) and it only works for me dry. I do like this and I imagine I'll be picking up another one when this comes to the end of it's life.

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Seductive Pink
These blushes are being raved about all over the web so naturally I was intrigued. They are supposedly a dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes which I'm lusting over but can't justify buying so that was another big push for me. I swatched them all on my hand in the shop and this was the shade which I thought I would wear the most. I'm really impressed with the staying power of these. The swatches on my hand needed some serious scrubbing before they disappeared altogether. I can definitely see myself going back and picking up another one (or them all).

NYX Eyebrow Powder in Auburn/Red
I thought it was about time I tried to find a brow product that would actually look somewhat natural with my red hair. I've seen a lot of people my colouring using this in youtube tutorials so I picked one up. It comes with two powders and a gel. The first powder is definitely the redder of the two and it's an almost perfect match for my recently dyed hair. I don't know how it will fair when my hair fades back to it's natural colour but for now, I'm loving it.

What have you been loving from the drugstore recently?
Nikki x
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