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26 November 2012

 
Friday night I popped into Boots on the way home for some cotton wool pads. As Ben wasn't with me I took the opportunity to have a casual look around (score) and got very a little distracted by all the offers that were happening... 'buy one get one half price, points this, points that'... You get the idea.
Naturally I walked out with lots of shiny new things and no cotton wool pads. No surprise there.
 
L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Spray - Volume
£3.99 (here)
My hair has now got to the point where it needs a cut. As I don't want to spend money on a hair cut I chose to buy a new heat protector instead.
I didn't have the highest hopes for this (I hate the Elnett hairsprays) but I was very pleasantly surprised. It smells lovely, de-tangles like boss, left my hair SUPER smooth and shiny (even the ends) and added a fair amount of volume without feeling remotely sticky or weighing my hair down.
 
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter - Lollipop
£7.99 (here)
I have to wear lipstick to work. Bright lipstick. Every Day.
Because of this recently my lips have been drier than usual and I have been on the hunt for a moisturising lipstick that actually has some semblance of staying power (who has time to re-apply it every 5 minutes? yuck). This one is my new Holy Grail of lipsticks. I picked Lollipop. I LOVE IT. Love everything about it. It's creamy, the gorgeous colour holds and doesn't dry out my lips at all.
And here is it on...
 
17 Peep Show Mascara - Brown/Black
£6.29 (here) 
If I could justify spending £20 on mascara I would buy the Clarins Wonder Perfect mascara. As such, I am not made of money so I settle for Drug Store brands...I picked up the 17 Peep Show mascara as a friend recommended it. I usually always go for black mascara but wanted something a little softer for winter. The brush is big and it coats the lashes well. I have been using two to three coats all weekend and am impressed at the way it does seem to lengthen my lashes without being clumpy. Also, it stays on till I want it to and comes off when I want it to. Winning combo that.
 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer - Medium
£7.49 (here)
After taking a wonder around Rebecca's blog (here) I decided to take her advice and try this concealer. I have TERRIBLE dark circles under my eyes and usually wear by Estee Lauder's Disappear under-eye concealer. This is cheaper and does pretty much the same job. It barely creases, has medium cover and is barely detectable... perfect for your every day make-up. Seems to be doing the job just fine for me!
 
Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Reconstructing Treatment (travel size)
(here)
This gift size was given to me by a gorgeous friend and it is a fantastic mask for anyone whose hair is in deep need of some lovin'. It makes my hair really manageable, super shiny and tames my 'strawlike' ends. I use it a couple of times a week after shampooing, leave it on for about 5 to 10 minutes (longer if I have a bath) and then rinse off. Easy peasy. Definitely recommended if you are looking for a deep  treatment that doesn't weigh the hair down.
 
Hope you enjoyed my new favourites and someone please remind me to pick up cotton wool!!
 

6 comments :

  1. I'm reaaaaly hoping the US has that lipstick you're wearing. I love it! Though I don't know if I have the nerve to wear it :)

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  2. I've got the same picture frame (ahem sainsbury's) lol :-) I will also let you know the best kept secret ever. The best hair product in the world is kerastase ciment thermique, my hair is pretty rat tailey, but when I use this it makes me look like I've walked straight out of a top salon i kid you not. def worth the extra £££
    http://myfroley.blogspot.com

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  3. I don't dare wear pink lipstick, however I love it on you. simply love it.

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  4. i love beauty products! I'm a sucker for any hair product that has the spray one like in your photo. It just seems legit.

    You pull off the pink lips great. I'll experiment with eyes but am a chapstick/gloss person. And, love the glasses.

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  5. I really want to try that hairspray and your lips look gorge, love that colour on you. xx

    Julie
    sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I can't even tell you how much I miss Boots. Back when I lived in Dublin I would take a nice long stroll around Boots at least once a week and always come home with great new products - and yeah, it's always much better to walk around minus the boy!
    That bright lip shade is gorg on you by the way :)

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