Saturday 25 June 2016

A Boots Haul For Y'all

Hi guys,
I realise I've been completely MIA this past month! Its been a shock to the system how tough the exam period was, but now its over and I'm so glad to be getting my blog back on track. This post was meant to go up weeks ago, but I accidentally posted it on bloglovin before it was written up, and you know how annoying it is to try and get a post taken down from your BL page (although, they've just enabled a feature so you can do it yourself, Hallelujah). So this is take two of my boots haul; I didn't want to abandon it completely since I'm quite fond of these photos!

The Barry M Strobe Cream highlight is something I knew I had to pick up when I saw it on other blogs - I'm a complete sucker for a new highlight, particularly a cream, and this product has not disappointed me at all. I got the shade 'Iced Bronze' and although its a different tone to High Beam by Benefit, the two look amazing layered together, creating a gorgeous glow that could pretty much be seen from space. I also grabbed the Brow Kit from the Barry M stand, since I've been investing in a few more brow products recently; this shade is perfect for a brunette, and I particularly love the wax to set the brows in shape (I've been complimented on my brows by my Grandma since I started using this, and I think if your grandparents approve, its all good.) 

The Colour Elixir Glosses from Max Factor are something I've had my eye on for a while, the packaging is beautiful and the shade range is pretty darn good for a drugstore variety. I won't go into too much detail since I've got a separate post coming up based on these, but the two shades I picked up were 'Lustrous Sands' and 'Glossy Toffee'. The second I actually got in a free set when you spent over £15, and I also got this Eye Luminizer product, which I've got to be honest, I haven't yet tried! (But I probably should - if there's one product I need following exams, its an eye brightener to fix those dark circles.) The last thing I picked up from the stand was the 'Crème Puff' powder in Transparent, which I don't have a photo of but is pretty much your average face powder - I can't say I'm a huge fan of the powder as it smells a bit odd, but that's probably because I'm such a devoted fan of the Rimmel Translucent powder.

Now obviously if your local Boots has acquired a NYX stand, it would be rude not to have a look and pick up a couple of bits (I've since purchased five more items, actually help me). I absolutely adore the Butter Glosses, so I got the shade 'Fortune Cookie', and I picked up the powder blush in Taupe, which works wonders as a cool toned contour powder for my especially pale days. I think NYX is my favourite stand in the shop now, you can't beat the quality for the prices and I feel just as satisfied buying a new Butter Gloss as I do splashing out on a Benefit gloss.
What have you been buying lately? I'm so happy to be back!


  1. I've been obsessed with The Body Shop & Bobbie Brown! I have yet to try anything from NYX or Barry M, but from everyone's posts about how amazing they are, I know I need to try them out! However, Barry M is superrrr difficult to get a hold of here in Canada, without paying too much for shipping. One day! By the way, I'm loving your blog- the design, the photos, you... Much love :) xxx

  2. Such great purchases!! The NYX butter glosses are my faves :)
    Kathy x


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