Friday, December 20, 2013

What's the best thing to do a week before Christmas when you've just bought far too many presents and now have a dangerously low bank balance? Go make-up shopping apparently if i'm anything to go by. I was in Boots buying some bits for my sister for Christmas the other day and found myself picking these things up to add to my collection - You've got to give into it sometimes haven't you?

The first thing I got was the Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara. I've used it a good few times now and find that it's great for creating quite a natural look while still adding much needed volume and curl to my lashes. I'd definitely repurchase it!

I also bought this eyeshadow trio from MUA (I picked up 'Innocence'). MUA are one of my favourite drugstore brands for eyeshadows and palettes, not only because they're cheap as chips, but because the quality and pigmentation is great too.

Last but not least I got yet another lipstick from Rimmel. I've been after a more 'wintery' nude shade for a while now and 007 Asia fits the bill perfectly - it's a very 'your lips but better' colour and adds a nice finishing touch to my make-up. I'm never left unimpressed by a Rimmel lipstick either, the formula is lovely!

I'm off to go and wrap some more presents now, it's a seemingly never ending task... 
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  1. I'll try the Mascara next time I need one. Thanks for the advice. :)

    Katharina // Katinka

  2. Such a lovely haul !

  3. i have so many presents to wrap too... i keep holding off because i know how daunting it's going to be! that mua trio looks so pretty. can't go wrong with gorgeous neutrals like that! :)

    rachel x

  4. Rimmel lipsticks = amazing. That is one pretty colour!xx


  5. I've been buying Rimmel´s Asia for years - really good day-to-day colour!

  6. Love Asia, I might go pick that up in boots tomorrow, I have never tried a rimmle lipsticl (I tend to stick to Chanel and Nars)

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

  7. Good picks you've bought! The colassal mascara is amazing! I bought it around 2 years continuously as I can't get enough of Maybelline's mascaras :D - simply the best for volume & length :)
    I've bought two of Rimmel's old moisture renew lipsticks & the new ones look promising to use :) the colours are lovely - it's just trying to pick what shade to go for haha :P
    Hope you have fun trying them out :D

  8. Love the volume mascaras they actually work too and the price is amazing :D x


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    xx Monica
    Makeup And London

  10. oh no not more things to be added to my shopping list! These beauty blogs are dangerous!!!

    I will subscribe so you can tell me about more things to buy.. lol :)


  11. love your selection of neutral shades, they are indeed very versatile and great for creating everyday looks :)

    Check out my blogpost on New Year and Print-Clashing trend :)
    RASSP blog

  12. I have been looking at that lipstick for a few days now, what is it like? xx



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