Friday, 19 September 2014

Collective haul!

OK so in the last week and half or so I've done WAY more shopping than I should have. Oh well I couldn't help myself! It's a bit of a mixed bag a few skincare, a hair product, some makeup and a couple of magazines.  Some of these products I have tried a bit so there's a bit of a first impression the rest I got today so I'll just show you those ones. Here it goes hope you enjoy.

First off I was in the Boots in Athlone which as far as I know is the closest Boots with a Sleek stand. My local Boots doesn't have one, I don't know if that a good thing or a bad thing though. If it did I might not be able to stop myself from buying everything haha. I was so excited to get my hands on some of the i-divine palettes after seeing a few different youtube videos and blog posts on them. I decided before I got to Boots that I wanted Oh So Special and since it was buy one get one half off I ended up picking up Vintage Romance. I was going to get Storm or the original but when I was at the stand Vintage Romance just looked so pretty!

I mean don't those colours just look gorgeous! And I love the names too!

Next thing I bought was a Tangle Teaser. Again youtubers and bloggers made me do it! I've heard so many people talking about this and I just really wanted to give it a try. I got it in my local Cara Pharmacy for the very reasonable price of €9.05. Considering Boots charge €15.99 I was very happy with my purchase. At first I thought it felt so strange but after using it for a little over a week I can't imagine going back to a normal brush or a comb I love it so much.

Next purchase blame/thanks goes to my friend. She spotted this mask and said it was really good so of course I had to pick it up. It was on sale for €6 I think it was €12ish not sure though. I just loved it. It made my skin feel so soft. It is the Sanctuary Spa Convent Garden Deep Facial Cleanse 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask. I've only used it twice but my skin feels so soft after it's amazing. I've never tried a thermal mask before I love the feeling!

Those were the bits I got last week. When I was in Boots I got a double points voucher so I decided to go in today and pick up a few things. I'll start with the hair product. I picked up the Batiste Dry Styling XXL plumping powder. I was watching one of my favourite youtubers, Tati, I can't remember if it was on her channel or the Allure one but she was talking about plumping powders and lately I feel like my hair looks a little flat in some pictures so I wanted to give one of these powders a try. I hope the Batiste one is good now.

Next thing I picked up was the L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil. It was on offer in Boots save 1/3 on selected L'Oreal skincare. It was reduced from €10.49 to €6.99. My Sephora cleansing oil ran out recently and I started using my Garnier Micellar Water to take off my makeup but I prefer getting the majority of the makeup off with a cleanser specifically a cleansing oil and then using the micellar water afterwards. I hope this is as good as my Sephora oil. I used it once and so far I'm pretty happy with it.

The other skincare product I picked up was the Garnier express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover. I heard good things about this product, but the main reason I purchased this was because I feel like I've been pulling at my eyes more than I should when removing my eye make-up. I hope this lives up to my expectations now. This was also on offer in Boots save 1/3 on selected Garnier so I got it for €2.86.

On to make-up. Rimmel has an offer 2 for €12 on at the moment. I was using my Rimmel Scandaleyes jumbo pencil to line my water line but jumbo pencil + water line = bad. I had a few other pencil liners but they were scratchy and just uncomfortable so I decided to pick up the normal size Scandaleyes pencil. It feels very creamy and smooth on my hand and I've heard good things so fingers crossed. Sadly I had another liner that felt smooth on my hand but was very scratchy so hoping for better results this time around. 

The other Rimmel product I picked up was the Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara. I like the mascara I have now (which also happens to be Rimmel coincidentally) but I feel like it is better for nights out or dramatic looks. I wanted to try something new. I was going to pick up the Wonder'full, but the lovely girl that was working at Boots said people weren't happy with it and often came back for another new mascara. I may have dodged a bullet on that one. I love the look of this brush though. I'm looking forward to testing it out tomorrow.

Moving away from Boots I wandered through my local Penneys. There's no nice way to say it my Penneys is crap. It's small and the stock is not a patch on Athlone or most other Penneys. Despite this I often come out with something. I'm a shopaholic what can I say. Today I picked up the french false nails. I love fake nails. I've never really been happy with my own nails. For €1.50 you can't go wrong with these. I personally think they last longer than or at least as long as the Broadway nails which are roughly €9-12. I also picked up fake lashes. I don't usually wear fake lashes but my graduation is coming up in about a month so I wanted to try out a pair of these and possibly wear them on the day. For €1.50 what could it hurt to give them a try anyway. I was going to get the natural ones but I have ELF natural lashes and they are definitely natural. I wanted to try something a little more noticeable.

I haven't read a magazine in quite a while so I decided to pick up Stellar and Glamour. I got Stellar in Easons for €1.95 and Glamour in Tesco for €1.47. I had my eye on a few other ones but didn't really want to spend €4-7 on a magazine. I normally like Stellar so I wanted to get my hands on the newest edition. Truth be told I only picked up Glamour for 2 reasons 1 it was cheap and 2 I recently read a post on tips to overcome blogging blocks and I figured it wouldn't hurt to have another magazine around the house. I'm really looking forward to reading the Glamour Beauty Power List though.

Hope you enjoyed this haul. Have you tried any of these products? I'd love to know what you thought.



  1. the tangle teezer is so good! I didnt realise how much it has helped my hair until I switched back to a normal brush, that was when I really noticed the difference. I've been shopping far too much recently as well so I feel your pain there! would really love if you could check out my fashion blog? :)


  2. I'm so glad I started using it. My hair needs some serious tlc after I tried going blonde. Yea will do :)