Wednesday, 27 November 2013

My Recent Drugstore Beauty Haul

One of my favourite things to do when i'm out shopping or want to kill some time is to go and look around the make-up in Boots or Superdrug. I can spend hours going through the aisles looking at all the products old or new again and again. However, this isn't necessarily so good for my bank balance, especially seeing as most of the time there are either some great offers or the offer of '3 for 2 on all make-up' which encourages me to take full advantage!

My recent shop included a mixture of new things (and some old favourites) that I am really excited to try out especially seeing as now it's getting to winter I can't wear so many bright colours anymore and really like the autumnal coloured trend at the moment.
Here's a list of the things I got:
  • Maxfactor Colour Elixir Lipstick in 'Burnt Caramel' - I'm absolutely loving this shade as a sort of 'your lips but better' colour which is a slightly darker shade for winter. I haven't stopped wearing it since I bought it!
  • Maxfactor Colour Adapting Foundation - I'm never too content with foundations and am always looking for a new one that's perfect. This one so far seems really nice but can be a bit drying at times however I do like the almost moussy consistency it has.
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - Just like many other beauty bloggers, I absolutely love this concealer. It does a great job in hiding blemishes and is something I can never leave the house without!
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - I love this concealer for under my eyes and think that it really brightens up my face and makes me look more awake and fresh, its another thing I can't leave the house without!
  • Rimmel Single Eyeshadow in 'Smoky Quartz' - I'm very much a neutrals girl and love anything that either has a satin effect or is matte. This eyeshadow is slightly glittery but I think that the colour is a beautiful neutral shade and the pigmentation is great, I've found it lasts me all day without creasing
  • Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquer - I wasn't so sure I would like these when I first heard about them but now I am well and truly converted! I never leave the house without a lipstick/lipgloss on and think it can completely change an outfit and these are just lovely! The formulation is just right and they aren't too gloopy or drying for your lips. I am definitely going to be purchasing many more colours soon
  • Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in 'Metallic Pomegranate' - I am in love with these eyeshadows either as bases or as a quick fix if I don't want to take too long on my eyeshadow, the only thing is I wish there were more colours out in the range!
  • L'Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim in 'Black Intense' - I love liquid eyeliner especially when they come in pens. This one has a super thin tip which is great for getting any thickness or shape you want and is one I have used for a while now and will continue to buy!

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 'Transparent' - This powder has been a staple in my make up bag for years and I don't think i'll ever stop loving it! It's not expensive at all and is just an amazing powder for the price!

Let me know in the comments any recent products you've bought that you thought were great or just something you think I should try out


Friday, 8 November 2013

Fireworks and my Bonfire Night

I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, I never really have been. It's always been one of those days I like staying in the warm and watching TV or handing out sweets to 'trick or treaters'. However, I do like that Halloween means Bonfire night is just around the corner, which means the start of nights spent watching the fireworks from my windows.
A couple of pictures from a firework display I went to
Ever since I can remember, we would have fireworks on Bonfire Night in my garden, with my neighbours and friends and then have hot dogs and treats for dinner. It soon became a tradition and one that I still love to this day! Last year we didn't get the chance to do this but we made up for it this year and even had sparklers!

Me with my sparklers (Excuse the rubbish iPhone quality photo)

Fireworks are one thing that I can never get bored of! I could sit for hours looking out my window at the beautiful sparkles that emerge from nowhere. The magical effect fireworks have has never lessened for me and hopefully it never will!

What did you do for your Bonfire night? Did you see any firework displays?