Saturday, 19 September 2009

Gone Shopping...

Today I went shopping for some prizes for my giveaway. It was sooooo hard to find anything! While I was looking I bought myself a couple of things..actually a little more than a couple. I didn't realise how much I'd bought 'till I got home and took a picture.. oh well!

Clockwise from right: Colossal Volum' Express mascara from Maybelline; The Body Shop kabuki brush; GOSH "touch up" concealer no 2; John Freida luxurious volume shampoo and conditioner; GOSH nailpolish in 546: Rainbow, Artdeco eyeshadow duo in shades 90 and 95; The Body Shop bronzing powder no 1.

Swatches: GOSH concealer; the Body Shop bronzer, Artdeco eyeshadows 90 and 95

I repurchased the mascara because I've finished my old one. I really like it, except I'm not too keen on the smell. One coat gives me length and volume, without being too dramatic for school. Two coats gives a more dramatic effect and is perfect for going out in the evenings.

I decided to buy small bottles (50ml) of the John Freida volume shampoo and conditioner because I feel that while my hair is rather thick, it tends to be a little limp sometimes. I haven't used it yet, but it smells fantastic. I'll give a proper review after having used it for a while.

I got the GOSH concealer after having read a post on Zoe's blog and the nailpolish after seeing a video on YouTube a while back (I've forgotten where I saw it). I'll probably post a NOTD post sometime this week showing you what it looks like.

I got The Body Shop bronzer and kabuki because they were 25% off (that's reason enough!) and because, as you can see, I've almost finished my bronzer:

The brush is amazing, so soft and didn't shed when I washed it or anything (do you hear that GOSH?) I'm trying to build up my brush collection and everyone needs a kabuki right? I think that I'll use it for my MSFN.

The eyeshadows were acutally meant to be a prize in the giveaway. I went to MAC and saw that they were having a sale on some products from old collections. I browsed through the stuff, mainly looking at the eyeshadows and found a palette from the Dame Edna collection that I really liked, called Royal Tour, containing the eyeshadows, two purples and one bluey purple. I bought it and it wasn't until I got home that I realized that I had accidentally picked up the Wisteria palette (that'll teach me to read the label!). I can't return it because it was on sale, and I already have similar colours to the ones in the palette. So I thought that instead I'd give it to you guys!
Anyway, back to the Artdeco eyeshadows. I have never heard of this brand before, but I saw that you could buy an empty palette and choose colours to put in them, so I decided on two purples, they don't have names but the numbers are 90 (the lighter one) and 95 (the darker one). The pigmentation is pretty good and they're very soft, so they'll probably be easy to blend. I'm not sure how I'll wear them yet, but when I do I'll post pictures.

I think that's all I got, sorry if this post is a bit all over the place, I have a headache but I wanted to post it now, because I'll be really busy soon.
I'm going to post the giveaway post next, don't miss it!


1 comment:

Lucy said...

I love hearing about makeup purchases. That's nice that you could pick up some older Mac makeup. Plus on sale, that's a bonus.