Recent Makeup & Skincare Buys

Recent Makeup & Skincare Buys

Hi, everyone! I’m back after a well needed two month break from blogging, I was certainly not in the right frame of mind to be sitting down writing blog posts, it’s been a tough few months. Not only that, I couldn’t think of anything to write about, I felt like every post was just a repeat and every product I talked about, I had mentioned the same things about in a past post. So the break was a good thing. So, here I am with some new products and new ideas. This blog is going to have a few changes in the coming weeks and I hope you like them 🙂

Today, I thought I’d show you what I bought during my break away from blogging. Not everything will be featured today as they’ll be in an upcoming Birthday Haul post!

So, I was in Superdrug recently and saw they had a 3 for 2 offer on,  I obviously took advantage and picked up 3 items from L’Oreal. The Infallible Fixing Mist was something I’d had my eye on for some time having never tried a fixing mist before. I have to say I’m not 100% sold on this. Does my makeup last any longer? Not really. It sometimes leaves tiny white spots across my face and neck and I have no idea why, I always shake it before use and spray it in the X & T motion, as suggested. Thankfully, though, it doesn’t do this every time. However not a good look when it does! What I need to do is really test it out in this heatwave we’re having at the moment!

I also picked up a L’Oreal Color Riche Collection lipstick in Eva’s Delicate Rose. This is one of the most beautiful lipsticks that I own! It’s stunning. It’s a matte formula and is no doubt one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks that I’ve tried. It almost feels as if you’re not wearing anything on your lips! The shade itself I would describe as a rosy pink. I’m certainly going to try more from this collection.

Recent Makeup & Skincare Buys
Ignore the smudge. Damn nails.

The last of the L’Oreal products is the Brow Artist Shaper. Now, I’m not the best at the whole eyebrow thing. I wouldn’t say I have eyebrows ‘on fleek’ (that always makes me giggle) and I have a hard time trying to get them looking okay, but this product has made it a heck of a lot easier for me. It’s so simple now. I love it! It’s a 3 in 1 pencil. On one end is the pencil to fill in and on the other is the clear wax to fix your brows. Then on the lid is a soft brush. If you’re a bit cack handed with your brows like myself, give this a try.

Whilst in Superdrug, I also picked up their Naturally Radiant Day Cream as I needed a new day moisturiser. Even though this is only £6, it is really on par with other moisturisers I’ve tried from the likes of Elemis and Clinique. Even though this is for Normal/Combination skin, I find it incredible for my dry skin. Not too heavy for the day time but gives enough moisture and leaves my skin feeling soft. It also contains SPF 15 which is always a bonus.

Thanks to doing surveys over on Valued Opinions, I earned myself a £20 Boots Voucher. After being skint for weeks, it was nice to go out and treat myself to some new skincare. I had run out of toner and serum at the same time which was a bummer so I needed to repurchase those. I loved the No7 Soft and Soothed Toner and as it’s cheap I decided to buy it again, it really does make your skin feel super soft!

I’d never given the Botanics range at Boots a try before but have always been intrigued so I picked up their All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum and the Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream. Both have worked so well for me, I have certainly seen a difference in my skin since first use.

The last purchase is not really a purchase but a mag freebie. But I had to purchase the magazine, so y’know? Benefit’s new Brow collection looks amazing so when I heard that ELLE magazine were going to have the Goof Proof Brow Pencil as a freebie, I had to have it. Unfortunately, the shade in the magazine was not the right one for me, it was far too dark and it looked awful, however, I did like how it filled in my brows so when I saw Benefit were doing a SoPost (free samples, all gone now, sorry!) I jumped at the chance as you could choose your own shade, I haven’t received it yet but here’s hoping it’s the right shade as I really like the product itself and want to test it a bit more before I make a splurge..

Recent Makeup & Skincare Buys

(L-R) L’Oreal Eva’s Delicate Rose, L’Oreal Brow Artist (03 Brunette), Benefit Goof Proof (06 Deep)

Phew, that was a long post. Sorry.

What have you purchased recently?

Laura x
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  • amazing products!! I really wanna try the fixing mist since I love it's matching foundation (:

    Life in Pastel

  • I keep meaning to buy the foundation, I have heard great things! x