Monday, 17 February 2014

Collective Haul & First Impressions

I've got a collective haul to show you today and I will also give you my first impressions for the products I've used. 4 nail polishes, 3 lip glosses, a mascara, a foundation and a moisturiser. What can I say? I like to shop! 


Starting with the nail polish, I brought Sinful Colors' 'Winterberry', Revlon 'Autumn Spice' & 'Apricot Nectar' and a red polish from K-Mart. I've already worn the Revlon Parfumerie polishes and reviewed 'Apricot Nectar' here.  The formula of these polishes are really good and the scents last a decent amount of days. Without top coat 'Apricot Nectar' lasted 2-3 days before I got tip wear which I think is pretty good. The colour of 'Autumn Spice' didn't thrill me but nonetheless it is a nice polish for the cooler months. The polish from K-mart is 4-free and has a good formula. A very vivid tomato red. 


From the K-mart beauty clearance I grabbed two Maybelline Colorsensational lip glosses; 'Mirrored Mauve' and 'Gleaming Grenadine'. These glosses are lovely. 'Mirrored Mauve' is lovely pinky MLBB gloss for me and doesn't feel sticky at all. The only downside is I find it only lasts a little over an hour. 'Gleaming Grenadine' lasts longer and has a stronger colour. A perfect red lip for me as I don't like super bold lips. If you want to try out a red lip I highly recommend 'Gleaming Grenadine'.

I've also been eyeing off the Bourjois color boost crayons for nearly a year. I finally decided to pick one up in a moment of weakness. 'Red Sunrise' is a bright red that is very opaque. I brought this thinking it would give me a sheer red lip (because it is a lip crayon) but I was wrong. This is far too bold for me which is unfortunate because all other aspects of this product are great. It feels very creamy, lasts for a long time and doesn't dry out your lips. The colour range available is quite small and I hope they release more "easy to wear" colours. A great product, just not for me. 



I didn't have any lip liners and decided it was time I got some. I've heard great things about the Essence lip liners and at $1.75 I figured they were perfect for beginners like me! I got two, 'Satin Mauve' and 'In The Nude'.  Haven't used these yet so can't give you my first impressions of them yet. 



Again, from the K-Mart beauty clearance I got the newly released Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation for $5. Bargain of the century? I also needed a new moisturiser because for a few weeks I've been shaking my moisturiser bottle upside every bottle and getting more moisturiser dregs on my bedroom walls and not on my face. So I brought the Origins Vitazing moisturiser. Having only used it twice I can't give you a lot of details but it is very lightweight and sinks in quickly. 



For the eyes I grabbed the Maybelline 'Designer Chocolates' eyeshadow quad from the K-Mart beauty clearance and from Priceline the mascara I have been wearing for years, Physician's Formula Organic Wear. Priceline currently has $10 off Physician's Formula so I figured it was a good time to pick a new one up. 



Phew!!! That was one long post. If you are reading this good job on getting to the end :) As you can see I have done quite a bit of shopping lately. Thanks for reading, 
cheers :)





4 comments:

  1. Great haul! I love Origins and really want to try the Revlon parfumerie polishes xx

    Jasmine Cara

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    1. Cheers, you should definitely try the revlon polishes!

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  2. Great haul indeed! You really seem to have great products here. I have also tried the Revlon nail polishes, the apricot nectar and I love it. I am planning to try out the Autumn spice.

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty excited to finally have some of these products. Think I should stay away from the shops for awhile now though :)

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