Sunday, 27 March 2011

Boots, Superdrug and Debenhams Haul!

Sunday, 27 March 2011

I was in meadowhall yesterday and bought a few things which I wanted to share with you all.

I first went in to Debenhams and purchased one of the new Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil's.
This is in the shade 'Delinquent'. I swatched it at the counter and fell in love! It is such a beautiful vivid purple; so vibrant and the best thing about it was that once it set, I couldn't get it off even when I rubbed it vigorously. The sales assistant said that it won't crease at all so I'm hoping she is right.

I then went in to Boots and pretty much got more than I had planned on getting..

As soon as I entered Boots, a little Max Factor booth caught my eye. I initially just thought that they were re-promoting the False Lash Effect Mascara but looking closely I noticed that they have in fact come out with a new one called the 'False Lash Effect Fusion' mascara!

This mascara claims to 'volumise and lengthen' whereas the original one was for volumising only. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

They were also giving a free Smoky Eye Effect Eye shadow duo stick with it. One side has a creamy white and the other a shimmery black.

I've seen some really bad reviews on this creasing five minutes after application so I'm not really expecting much from it.

Seeing Tanya Burr from Pixi2woo (You Tube) raving about the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer I decided to purchase it. I have yet to try it out but it does feel quite creamy, I'm hoping it lasts on my oily skin without melting off.
I also wanted a highlighting pigment with a little gold in it and so purchased the Barry M Dazzle Dust in '27 Gold Iridescent'.
This looks very 'gold' but once blended out looks much more subtle.

The last thing I got from Boots was a Revlon Super Lustrous Lip gloss in 'Pink Afterglow'.
This looks a lot more red in photo's (I should have just taken the photo's in daylight) but in real life it is a bright pink.

The last place I went in to was Superdrug.
I bought the MUA blush in shade 4. I think this shade might be a little too light for me. On the other hand, my face is actually lighter than my hand so it might work.
 I was surprised at the quality of this blush, it isn't too powdery and it seems to be very smooth which I hope, means that it will be easy to apply. At £1, it seems great value!

I bought my first Sleek palette in 'Storm' and I am amazed at the quality of the eye shadows! I never really believed the hype and thought they couldn't be that good.. but was I wrong! With just one swipe, I was so surprised at the pigmentation of these eye shadows. The colours are so pretty; I can't wait to start using this palette! The only thing was that the matte black eye shadow didn't seem very pigmented. The rest however are beautiful!

Lastly, I bought a new dry shampoo. I have tried Batiste Blush dry shampoo but with my dark brown hair it just left me looking like I had dandruff! Obviously it wasn't aimed at people with dark hair.

This new one is specifically for dark and deep brown hair. I haven't tried it yet but as long as it is as good as the original but without the white-ish colour, I think I'll like it.

I need to stay away from meadowhall for the next few weeks I think. It brings out the shopoholic in me!

Atia x x x
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  1. Great haul. I definitely need to get hold of a sleek palette I don't think I've heard anything bad about them yet but like you I was sceptical, will have to wait for pay day though :(

    Would be nice to see a review on the collection 2000 concealer.

  2. Sleek palettes are pretty awesome! And the blush isn't bad for £1...will probably have to go and check out the range soon =)

  3. I need a sleek palette in my life!!

  4. I love everything you've bought!
    I want to go shopping now x

  5. I've been using the sleek palette for the last few days, it is so pigmented an the colours are gorgeous!

  6. The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil looks Amazing!