Hey guys! I have a major surprise for you :D Me and my friend Cecilia from Cecilia’s Corner were a bit naughty the other day as we went down shopping! Now even though shopping isn’t considered a crime when it comes to me and Cecilia it should be. We tend to motivate each other to buy things we really don’t need so we always end up coming back from these shopping trips with more money spent than was necessary ^_^ though I’m pretty sure everyone has a friend like that. Anyways head on over to her blog to see what she got if your interested but for now let me show you what I got :D
I’m going to do this in the order that we visited the stores in so the first place we popped into was Shaws department stores. The reason for our little venture into this place was Shaws has recently updated they’re makeup counters by getting rid of their Revlon stand and replacing it with “drum roll please” NYX!! You can imagine how excited we were, we never get brands like NYX over here in Ireland. I picked up two pieces from the stand, the first is they’re very much raved about NYX Butter Glosses and I got mine in the shade Apple Strudel.
First Impressions, I really like it. The formulation is nice and buttery and the color is the perfect peach. I have alot of lipglosses this shade and I found this the lightest to wear out of the lot of them. Plus it’s cruelty free so that’s always an added bonus when it comes to makeup products.
My next purchase was the NYX powder blush in the shade Taupe. I found this the perfect shade for coutouring, espically for those of us with pale skin. This shade is nice, deep, almost greyish brown that’s completely 100% matte which was it’s major selling point for me.
Moving on from Shaws, we then headed to makeup heaven and that’s Boots, and ironically I didn’t buy any makeup from here haha. Instead I was on the hunt for a decent body scrub. I ended up going for the Boots Extracts Fruity Strawberry Body Scrub. This scrub has natural Strawberry essence in it making it smell like a strawberry cheesecake…..and yes I did buy it cause it smelled good :P
Because Boots was having a 3 for 2 offer on their body scrubs I decided to pick up mini travel sized ones. The first is a great recommendation from Cecilia, this is the Soap & Glory body scrub called Flake Away. It is indeed a sugar scrub, so it’s more gently on skin than traditional body scrubs and it also smells like peaches!! Yummy!!
The last body scrub that I got is another Soap & Glory one (they make the best scrubs!!) called the Scrub em’ and Leave em’ body buff. This also smells amazing, I think all Soap & Glory products do but this one especially has that fresh sea like smell to it that I just love.
The last product that I got from Boots was the Dove Advanced Hair Series Shampoo. My current shampoo (review coming soon!) is really drying out my hair and I ain’t loving it as much as I thought I would. Because my hair is feeling really dehydrated I wanted a shampoo that would boosted it up with a bit of moisture. This Dove one claims to give Oxygen Moisture to the hair while gently cleansing and giving added volume. We’ll have to see about that! I’ll post up a review the minute I have my thoughts gathered on this purchase.
Now that we were done in Boots, we simply crossed the street and popped into our ever growing Pennys (Primark). I didn’t really buy much from here. I got these exfoliating gloves for 1.50 euros so I could use them with my scrubs.
I also got these ballet flats because they were reduced from 11 euros to 5 euros. I like the color of these. They’re nice and light making them great for these summer months. The gold band at the front adds a touch of elegance to the shoe…well as much elegance as you can get when it comes to Pennys!
The last thing I got was this nail polish from Pennys Angelica Line. This shade is in Think Pink and the reason why I got it was because Cecilia was wearing this very shade on her Nails that day and OMG it’s so freaking Neon that everywhere we went I kept staring at her nails because they were so bright and shiny. So I had go get it-copycat!! that’s me :P
Two more stores and then I’m finished I promise (see we went crazy didn’t I tell you :) ) We literally raided the Catrice stand in Sam MaCauleys!! They had this beautiful limited edition collection out that based on Mermaids and the life of the Sea, but OMG the products were just beautiful. Me and Cecilia wanted to get everything but alas we had to rain ourselves in but here’s what I did get. The first product from the collection is this stunning Nail Polish color in the shade C05 Mermaid It. It’s this beautiful bronzy gold color that has a hint of iridescent pearl running through it-so pretty!
The next two items that I got were two eyeshadow pencils. One was in the shade C01 Black Pearl and it’s this intense pearl pink shade that’s incredibly luminous when placed on the eye. The other shade is this beautiful darker pearl purple shade. This one is called C02 Underwater Laugh and I think this is officially my favorite purple for the summer months.
My last item from this collection was this incredible highlighter pen. This casts the most amazing pearly highlighted finish to the face. It contains no sparkle-only a soft sheen and I love using it on the top of my cheekbones.
The last store that we visited was TopShop and all we got from there were a hundred Midi rings…..just kidding I only got four but it felt like a hundred with the amount we tried on in the store. At 3.50 a piece you would got crazy too I’m sure haha! Anyways the picture shows the ones I got and if you guys are interseted in a Midi Ring post were I show you my collection, just let me know in the comments below.
And that’s everything I got. You can imagine how tired we were after all that shopping! Thank god for Cecilia and her cute little car-don’t think I would have been able to walk home that day lolz. Don’t forget to check out what she picked up over on here blog right here.
-Talk Soon xx