Hi, I thought I'd post my part two of my collective haul on this miserable bank holiday Monday.
I found a new AVON representative covering my new area which was good because I'd not ordered since January.
I chose the colortrend lipstick in coral whisper and the colortrend shadow stick in sailor taupe for 2 for £4.
The AVON everlasting eye shadow ink in emerald for £4 and the Tahitian Holiday EDT 50ml perfume for £5 all from campaign. brochure 12.
The packaging and shade of this eye shadow ink is gorgeous but I've not tested how long-lasting it is yet on the eye.
The Colortrend shadow stick leans more brown in my opinion than taupe and is pretty waxy in texture.
I wore it with a base underneath for work and really disliked it. It creased almost immediately and the shade wasn't that flattering. So I doubt I will wear it again which is a shame.
The eye shadow ink I am yet to try properly but the swatch was long-lasting and a pretty colour.
I'm a sucker for coral lipsticks and this is a soft, sheer coral which is very pretty and wearable.
I'd read some good reviews regarding these new Collection lip butter crayons, so I picked two up 2 for £5 in Boots recently.
I chose popping pink and vintage rose being the two shades that stood out most to me.
They smell lovely, apply a dream and are very moisturising on the lips. You do need to reapply after eating and drinking but they're lovely for the price and I'd certainly try some more of the shades.
These days, I only buy a Birchbox if I've already seen what's going to be in them as I can't afford to buy one just with random items each month at the moment.
I really liked the choices on offer in July so bought one for £10 with £2.95 P+P and was hopeful I'd get the Benefit pore professional sample and the LAQA & CO coral lip crayon, which I did.
I've worn this pencil a few times this past week and it's gorgeous! You can build up the pigmentation and it is really comfortable to wear. The shade is a pinky, milky sort of coral colour.
Another couple of items which drew me into buying the July Birchbox was the chance to snap up a sample of Benefit's They're Real mascara and the new They're Real push-up liner for free when you entered a code.
Also, when you signed up to Emerald Street's newsletter, Birchbox sent you a free Benefit sample of the instant comeback serum.
At the end of April (just thought I'd add this as I've forgotten to feature it), I'd seen the spoiler for the Birchbox and ordered one hoping I'd get a good mix from the items on offer but unfortunately, I was left a bit disappointed when I only received four products out of six.
I'd only paid £10 posted which is why I think it happened but I didn't realise you'd only get four products by doing that.
I'd also received the beauty protector three other times, the Laura Mercier cream once before and I really disliked the Color club nail polish shade.
I really like the body cream but have since swapped out the beauty protector and the nail polish. I was also not really impressed with the size of the sample from The Balm's how about them apples in the shade pie. It's tiny but I guess it's big enough to give you a few wears.
I did however, snag a free chocolate offer with April's Birchbox when you entered a code. It was worth £20 and put together by Cocoarunners.com. I really enjoyed this and it made up for the box being a bit disappointing.
You could also subscribe to Cocoa Runners and get a choice of chocolate from around the world frequently but I wasn't tempted because it was a bit costly for me, just for delicious chocolate delivered to your door every so often.
I popped into Wilkinsons and picked up these items 3 for 2.
I chose the lipstick in shade 13, the I love stage eye shadow base and the stay natural concealer in shade 2.
The lipstick is a lovely pink shade which would suit most people; it's quite long-lasting and wears really well for the price.
The eye shadow base leans quite deep and orange in tone but it worked fairly well and blended as a base. I'd be wary to use light shadow shades with this product though.
I've not opened the concealer yet but I'm hoping it will work as an under the brow highlighting and shaping type product.
I'd love to buy a few more shades as these lipsticks retail for only £2.80.
I visited my family earlier this month and because I'd not been for awhile, there were still a couple of Christmas presents unopened waiting for me from my granny.
The first contained a cute knitted, scarf, head warmer and mittens set which I adore and can't wait to pull out for winter.
The second gift contained this Fearne Cotton at Boots nail polish set.
I was in desperate need of a new phone cable so I picked that up one at Poundland, along with the Herbal Essence conditioner and the Bic Lady razors. I also bought these shoes for £2 from £3 in sale as they had a fault on them so I asked for an additional reduction as I didn't really mind about that as they will get ruined at work anyway. The final item I bought was this huge hair doughnut for £1 from Wilkinsons as my hair is really long and struggling to fit in a previous one I bought.
I picked these two L'Oreal infallible shades for a £1 each from Poundland in Nottingham when I visited. Both are stunning shades and I hope I find a few more as I believe they have been discontinued which is why they are ending up in discounted shops.
I also bought a few bits from a blog sale semi recently which included; a Chanel le volume mascara sample, a Stila convertible color cream and lip duo in peony, an Avon colortrend lipstick in coral you later, an Anastasia perfect brown pencil sample and I had purchased something else but an Anastasia covet eyeliner arrived instead which I was refunded for.
This is a gorgeous pinky, neutral cream which can be worn on the lips and cheeks. It suits me far greater than the rose shade I previously owned.
I thought this lipstick seemed a pretty colour. It's long-lasting and a red toned coral shade.
I've been using the brow pencil for a few weeks now, so I've sharpened this a few times. It is quite a natural shade for my darkest brown -black brows. I flip between thinking it's a tad light then other times, thinking it's far more natural than other products I've used. You have to press quite hard but I feel it lasts an awfully long time and it is easy to blend through. I'd be really interested to try the brow whiz product by the brand. I've not worn the black liner but it says it's waterproof and the swatch was hard to get off my hand. I sadly caught the nib with the lid while testing it out on my hand.
I bought this long top earlier this week from Oxfam for £2.99. It's originally by H&M and is a lovely transitional piece I thought.
The next post will probably feature my August swap picks and I also went to a carboot and picked some bits up yesterday so I'm sure I will feature those items soon.
What have you been picking up?