Tuesday, 26 March 2013

"Drug Store" Haul

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you're all having a good week! I can't believe it's only Tuesday but roll on the Bank Holiday weekend! I can't wait for this evening, I'm heading over to my boyfriends after work and going to eat lots and watch Geordie Shore!

If you follow me on twitter or have seen my blog posts from last week you'll know that I've been shopping the past two weekends...oops! So to justify these purchases I've decided to do a haul post! Gives me a decent enough reason to have bought this unnatural amount of products! Lots of new goodies to test out and review and a few some old faithfuls that I needed to repurchase!

Rimmel Fix & Protect Primer
One of the first items that I needed to repurchase was my faithful Rimmel Primer. I'm a big fan of this primer and have been using it for quite a while now! I recently tried out the Laura Mercier foundation primer which I do love too but it's just so expensive I don't want to use it everyday because I will run out of it really quickly. So the Rimmel will be my everyday primer!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

A foundation that I have seen raved about so much in the blogging world. I recently picked up the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and have fallen in love! I had never tried Bourjois foundations before that but it has set a very high standard for any to follow! Somebody told me before that Bourjois are the same people who make Chanel make-up, I'm not 100% sure how true that is but the quality of the foundations are amazing for "drug-store" They are pricier than your average drug store foundation but in my opinion completely worth it!

Batiste Medium Brunette Dry Shampoo
Another repurchase for me, can't be without a can of dry shampoo! I love Batiste, I have ventured out into other dry shampoos but always seem to fall back on Batiste without fail. It does the job, plain and simple. You really can't go wrong with Batiste, they come in different colours (blonde, light brunette, dark brunette etc) and different scents which are really nice too!

Seche Vite Top Coat
This is a product that I have been lusting after for ages! But I could never justify the price of it, but since it was my birthday last week I thought why not? My boyfriend backed me up on this (granted this was after nearly an hour of being dragged around Boots so he probably just wanted to get out and would agree to anything!) so I took the plunge! Since getting it I have heard some scary stories about it's ingredients and the effects it has so I'm a bit reluctant to use it!

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Polishes
I am such a big fan of the Barry M Gelly polishes so when I seen that they had released some new colours I knew that I was in trouble! I ended up picking up the colours Lychee and Grapefruit. A gorgeous nude which is apparently a dupe for Chanel's Frenzy (again I'm not sure how true this is but I do love a good dupe!) and a gorgeous light berry pink. The quality of these nail polishes is just phenomonal and I really hope they continue to expand the line!

MaxFactor Midnight Bronze
I FOUND A ROSE GOLD NAIL POLISH!! Sorry about that but yes I am extremely excited about this nail polish! I have been on the hunt for a decent rose gold nail polish for ages so you can imagine my reaction when I found this in my local Boots last Thursday! I have it on my nails now and I think I have found the nail polish for me. This is it! I'm committed!

L'oreal Confetti Topcoat 
Again I had been on the hunt for this for fricking ages and would get a tiny bit sad inside whenever someone would feature this on their blog, because I adore the effect of it but couldn't find it anywhere near where I lived! So when we went shopping last weekend this was one of the things on the top of my list (yes I made a list, don't judge!) and was over the moon to finally get one! I am currently wearing it on my toes over Essence Free Hugs and I love it!

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation
This was the next thing on the top of my list! Ever since I seen Essiebutton rave about it I knew I needed it in my life! I've been using it everyday since I got it and I absolutely love it! If your a full coverage kind of girl this is definitely not the foundation for you! It's such a gorgeous lightweight foundation but gives you a gorgeous glow! I was abit worried because the lightest shade I could get it in was 130 Shell but when I'm wearing tan it looks fine!

Soap & Glory Hand Maid
Something again I had wanted to try out for awhile but never got around to picking up is Hand Maid! I am such a sanatizer addict, I hate the thought of having dirty hands so I tend to have a good sanitize every so often if I'm not near a sink to wash my hands! It smells lovely, no hint of that usual horrible sanitizer smell that is in nearly every other hand sanitizer out there! Definitely a firm staple in my handbag lately!

Nivia Lip Butter Caramel Cream
I kind of picked this up on a whim, I seen them in my local Boots but it was only the raspberry and original flavour there. But when I smelt this I went a little weak at the knees! It smells good enough to eat and I instantly threw it into my shopping basket! When I got home I was pleseantly surprised to discover that it is actually a really lovely lip balm! Bonus!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Surprise surprise, this is another one of my essential repurchases! I think I will be repurchasing this until I'm old and wrinkly or until they stop making it, whichever comes first! Also has Collection finally changed the packaging? So far none of the writing has wore off and I've even tried to rub some of it off and it didn't budge! This is a momentous moment if they have finally changed it!

Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner
I already have the nude version of this eyeliner and I am a massive fan of it! The quality is amazing, and it lasts forever on my water line so I thought it would be worth investing in some more since I adore the quality of that one. I picked up the Black version and the Taupe version. Both amazingly pigmented, longlasting and so smooth! I really hate when an eyeliner pulls on your eye or scratches it, there'll be none of that happening thanks to these beauties!

Original Tangle Teaser
Yes I gave into the hype, I had avoided it for so long it was bound to happen! This was another Seche Vite situation, I had wanted to try it for so long but couldn't justify the price and then went abit crazy last week and threw it into my basket. I don't know how it works but it is amazing! It detangles my hair like no other and it is literally a god send!

L'oreal GlamShine Stain Splash
Another product that I was majorly excited to get my hands on was the new YSL Glossy Stain dupes! I had been waiting for these to be released for ages! I've already done a blog post all about these beauties here if you want to go and have a look!

So there you have it, my massive drug store haul! I'm sorry it was so long, and a big well done if you made it to the end! It's safe to say I will not be buying any more make up for awhile but at least I've justified all these purchases by writing about them! Lots of reviews to come, Yay!


  1. You got lots of lovely things. I have the Healthy Mix foundation and really like it and I also love the Seche Vite Topcoat.

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

    1. Thanks hun, I'm obsessed with the Foundation! xxx

  2. Aaaah I'm so jealous! I want to go makeup shopping but I have no money atm :( I'm glad you like nearly naked and the rose gold polish looks gorgeous! xx

    1. Nearly Naked is amazing!:O I'm thinking Holy Grail status! xx

  3. I'd been meaning to buy this primer and had completely forgotten about it! Thanks for the reminder ;)

    Denise x

  4. i was also disappointed that the lightest shade for that foundation i could find was shell </3 but it blends in pretty well.x

    1. Yes thank god! And I'm wearing tan at the moment so all is good hehe xxx

  5. Reeally want to try the Bourjois healthy mix and revlon nearly naked foundations!! Might have to pick them both up when I next visit boots ;)

    Albertine x x


    1. Oooh a sneaky purchase will have to be made! xxx

  6. I love the Nivia Caramel Creme lip butter! It smells so yummy! I brought the raspberry one at the weekend but not so keen on that one! You def picked the best one! xx

    1. Woo hoo! I hope they bring out more flavours!:D xxx

  7. really cute blog *w*