I've accumulated quite a few bits and pieces during the past three or four months and as I don't often buy a lot in one go, I thought I'd share a two part collective haul.
I picked up the Sally Hansen Colorfast lip crayon at a 99p store. The pink shade just stood out to me and I thought it was worth at risk at that price. It's really moisturising, adds a lovely day time pop of colour and is as it says, very balmy. It smell of sweet vanilla and it doesn't hold that minty sensation or taste. I'd be interested to try a darker shade. I've seen them on Amazon and Ebay.
I bought the Bare Minerals Marvellous Moxie gloss in show off brand new from a seller on Facebook for just £5 posted. The RRP for the full size is £16! I was really interested to try one of these products and I wasn't disappointed upon receiving it. It's a thick, glossy, gloss which holds a cooling mint sensation. It's a lovely light, baby type pink which I think would suit a lot of people. I'd love to try more of the shades available.
I love Benefit glosses too and bought a mini Benefit one in life on the A list I think it's called for just 90p from a seller online who was having a major clear out. It's a different texture to the Bare Minerals but equally as lovely and pigmented. Not as thick but certainly build-able. I like wearing this one over a lipstick.
I received the Collection Mardi Gras lip balm in orange free at Boots when I bought a Collection Lasting Perfection concealer for £4.19. It's actually nice and smells like fake orange sweets, you know the corner shop, pick-a-mix type.
I bought a MAC eyeshadow in the shade Humid for £9 posted I think from an online seller. I've lusted after this shade for ages as I absolutely loved it years ago.
I bought the two Loreal Color Infallible eyeshadow pigments for £1 each from Poundland.
The infallible shades are extremely pigmented and long-lasting. I've been wearing the coconut kiss shade on a regular basis as a base shade.
I bought a Colgate Max White toothpaste from Boots for £4.50ish and you were able to choose from a choice of three free Nails Inc nail polishes. I chose the above in the shade optic wave.
I also bought the Collection lasting perfection concealer in the shade 2 cool medium at Boots and as stated above, you were able to pick up a free lip balm.
I snagged this mini LAQA & CO Lil' Lip in ring of fire for £1.50 new from an online seller. I'd received the very light wolfman pink shade in a Birchbox and was interested to try another shade. It's very pigmented and minty on the lips.
I bought this Revlon colorburst matte balm in striking from Boots in a 3 for 2 quite some time ago but it really has received some love. It's absolutely amazing and it's staying power is incredible. I should have featured it sooner but I'd urge you to try them if you haven't already done so.
A couple of free samples I received by signing up to giveaways on Facebook.
I bought the Laura Mercier sharpener for £3 and managed to get the full size He-Shi tanning gel worth £17 RRP for free from Space NK plus a free sample from Eve Lom. I haven't had the chance to try this tan yet, I feel a bit nervous to be honest as I haven't used any in years. I've heard it's supposed to be really good though so one day I might brave it.
I needed a new black, smart looking bag and shoes for an interview so I picked the bag up for £9 and the shoes for £10 from Primark. They're not my favourite items but will be just right for that sort of thing.
I bought these nine Jamie Oliver cook books and a Gordan Ramsey one from an online seller for just £10. All were in pristine condition and several are already being utilised :).
I'd always been interested to try a Stila Convertible colour lip and cheek dual cream and I spotted this one online in the colour rose.
Unfortunately this shade really didn't suit me, so I swapped it a month or so back. My skin holds quite a pink undertone and this only made it look worse.
And finally, for this part, I bought this Wet n Wild trio in knock on wood for about £3 posted on Depop which is online selling app. I've not had chance to use this yet but if it's anything like the other trios, then it will be highly pigmented.
I hope you enjoyed viewing a few bits I've bought and I will share the rest in the next part which will include, a few things from AVON as I've found a rep in my new area, items from Essence as the brand is being stocked in Wilkinsons and a few more products.
Thanks for reading,