Blog Sale

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Bargaintastic beauty haul

Good evening all, hope you're having a nice week so far :) I went shopping for my sisters birthday pressie this evening and managed to get myself a dress, 2 pairs of shoes, earrings, makeup and a new book. Unfortunately I didn't spot a single thing for my sis so I'm just gonna give her money, I know it's soo impersonal but she's seriously hard to buy for!!

Decided to do a post on the goodies I picked up from Superdrug and I wanted to start with L'Oreals True Match foundation because it seems like everyone has something positive to say about it! I used this foundation about 3 or 4 years ago and didn't like it at all because I found it terribly drying but my skin is slightly more oily these days so I'm hoping for better results.

Also got a new True Match powder compact because I've hit pan on my current one. The Carbon Gloss is free when you spend over a tenner on L'Oreal stuff and this liner is awesome so I was a very happy bunny :)

I guess the other things I picked up kinda speak for themselves...
Shimmer and shade compact (hmmm...is it technically a compact if there's no mirror?) by Collection 2000 in shade 1 Pink Me Up and a few MUA eye shadows for £1 each. Three cheers for the bargain beauty products!
This Maybelline Line Definer in Black Onyx is one of my favourite products because it's so thin, creamy and easy to apply. If you get the chance to test this in the store I insist that you do cos I reckon you'll be amazed at just how good it is. Honestly the end result is as good as most liquid liners!

I've been using the Maybelline Pure Mineral Concealer and it works well but I cant seem to stick with one product for too long (Yep, I suffer from grass-is-always-greener syndrome) so have wanted to try this one for a while
Tea tree oil and Tea tree moisturiser cos my skin hates me and I hate it right back. Bloody spots.
Little silver heart earrings that I'm gonna wear to work tomorrow. Another bargain at 99p!
Last of all we have the Maybelline Falsies mascara. I know I'm a bit late with this because it's only been around for, oooh, a hundred years or so now but I wanted to give it a go to see what I reckon.

Anyway I'm off for a late shower and a nice cup of tea before bed. Hope you have a great Friday! :)

34 comments:

birminghamlady said...

Is that purple MUA shade number 9? Cause if it is I have it and it's absolutely awesome. I love the color and it's a great item for such little money

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Nice haul. I know people think money is impersonal but i would rather get that from family and then i can decide what to get myself.

Christina Marie said...

Ooh great stuff, i use the same foundation and eyeliner :D x

Helene said...

Nice haul:)
Love the colors:)

Cosmetics Aficionado said...

Great haul!!

Allana said...

Nice haul, good stuff! :}

Charming Vanity said...

Love ur haul!

Chicky Spouts said...

Ooh those earrings are very me! I'm just getting back in to Superdrug after years of not venturing in (I was a make up snob for a while I think, hehe) so I will def look out for those. Great haul x

Rachel said...

Lots of great buys! I love the maybelline line definer, it's my favourite eyeliner. I wasn't so keen on the loreal true match liquid foundation, like you said I found it dried my skin out so it made me look cakey :-(

" A beauty blogger named Justine " said...

Lovely haul! :) x

Cassandra said...

Haha I have all those product from l'oréal h :D I really love the liner and the powder is good as well, the foundation doesnt cover as much as i want and on my skin it "glides" off after a few hours.. :( hope it works better for you!

<3Cassie

Katie said...

Oooh you bought quite a lot! Those earings are so good for 99p!!! I haven't tried the falsies mascara yet either!

xxx

Leslie said...

Nice haul! The Falsies mascara has worked nicely for me, so hopefully you'll have good results as well. :)

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

Wow you bought great things!! :) The true match powder is nice, the foundation doesn't last on my oily skin though! :( too bad, because I love the finish! That purple MUA eyeshadow is GORGEOUS!! Can you please swatch the other 2 ? :) I'd love a review on the maybelline concealer and mascara too! :)

xxx

Nic @ The War Paint Guru said...

Super haul! :-) I've been wearing the true match foundation this week! It's really nice! Natural but with coverage! If I ever get thru my massive mascara collection I really wanna try Falsies! Hope you do a review on it! xxx

neekeexoxo said...

Ooh great haul! I really want to try True Match Foundation! :) x

sabrys said...

I like the MUA eyeshadows you chose! :)

Audrey♥ said...

I've tried the Loreal true match mineral powder foundation and loved it, so I should probably try the liquid too. It seems like a great line!
I tagged you in a tag by the way :) It's the newest post.
xx

Aimee. said...

hey hun... i followed u when i seen ur comment on my blog... didnt think bloggers with loads of followers like urs wud luk at my little blog =( lol... ive uploaded my whole lush collection to my blog today (TONS MORE ITEMS) SO if u want any reveives on anything you see leave me a message =) tke cre, aimee x

BeautybyPaula said...

WOW great haul. I think we would have a great day shopping together :) Love all your items and the earrings are really cute. xx Oh and i have the same M.U.A eyeshadows and they are fab.

Terri said...

Loving this haul!

http://fortheloveofallthingsgirly.blogspot.com/

Terri, xoxo

femputer said...

Ahh, gotta love bargain shopping! I'm going to have to try that Maybelline liner, I keep hearing good things about it. :)

Alluring Bath & Beauty said...

I haven't tried any of these products! Can't wait to hear more about them!!

Beauty Addict said...

Could you pelase do a review with the super stay concealer? I'd love to know if it works!

Kelsey said...

I feel like I should go spend £10 at l'oreal now to get the liner! Despite the fact that I just bought a new one recently lol.

♥ Stacey ♥ said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a super day! I have everything crossed in the hope that i win your giveaway! ;o)

http://thehqofbeauty.blogspot.com

tidgey_pixie84 said...

Hiya finally managed to follow your blog. I've replied to your post on my blog (i heard you were after solid shampoo/face mask reccomendations) pixie-loves-lush.blogspot.com
Please feel free to follow my blog (the settings have been changed to allow followers only to post comments due to a couple of problems i've had)I'm off to have a good look at your reviews now :)

Renay Shanel said...

Great post, loving the Tea tree moisturiser!

The Brunette said...

Hi
Great post and I love those heart earrings x

Jo said...

Great stuff! I love the earrings :)

Teresa said...

I'm definitely curious about that Maybelline Line Definer. I'm currently using one that I like, but I'm always up for trying something new and possibly even better!

invasionista

All Made Up said...

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment everyone! I always feel a little less guilty about splashing out when I'm shopping if I know I can blog about what I buy!! The way I see it I'm actually just doing other people a favour by making sure they know whats worth picking up and what isn't. I know I know, most flimsy excuse ever :)

birminghamlady, yep it's number 9 - well spotted! I should probably have included the shade numbers, guess it's obvious that I'm new to this blogging malarkey (I know it's a bit late but the shades are 9, 17 and 6!)

Stavroula I will swatch it asap. Been meaning to swatch a few favourite eye shadows but it's a complete nightmare trying to get decent shots with no natural light. Thanks to the good old Belfast weather it's dark when I get home from work every day :(

Beauty addict I'll be doing a concealer review soon cos I seem to have amassed dozens over the last 6 months or so and wanted to give my 2 cents worth one my favourites!

Thanks Stacey! My birthday was awesome but the day was far too short - I think we should have a whole week dedicated to b'day celebrations

Superficial Sydney said...

I love the L'oreal eyeliner :)

HUGE BLOG GIVEAWAY http://superficialsydney.blogspot.com/
Over $400 worth of pizes xx

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

Hehe I'll be waiting for the swatches and the reviews! :) Yeah, I know what you mean! And the time change now doesn't help at all! :/