Monday, 20 April 2015

♥ Superdrug Haul

After a hard week at work there's nothing I enjoy more than wandering over to Superdrug or Boots to have a little look at what new products are on offer. I'd been eyeing up a few drugstore items that everyone has been raving about and I just had to purchase, so when Superdrug had a three for two offer running across all their cosmetics brands I just had to. Plus, they were also offering a free make up bag when you bought any three products, so obviously I got stuck in and abused the fact they also do student discount if you have an NUS card (definitely worth remembering!) which I love!

The one item that I really wanted to get my hands on was the new Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in the shade Lavish Mauve, it's not too much of a pale pink but it's not really dark - it's a good middle ground for my skin tone and I think it'll just get better as my skin tone changes throughout the spring and summer months. Everybody has purchased these blushes and I have such high hopes for this one! Another product I needed to pick up was the Lash Sensational mascara from Maybelline. Normally, I opt for Rimmel mascaras and I didn't really need this, I was just intrigued. I've seen so much of this online that I really wanted to give it a good go. So many bloggers and youtubers have been writing paid for posts and videos in which they use this and while I think the marketing did go a little over the top, it's done it's job of getting everyone to buy it. This isn't something that bothers me at all, I just hope it's as good as everyone says it is! To make up my first three products I then picked out my favourite Glam Eyes liner from Rimmel. The brush on this is my all time favourite but I must use up my other two open bottles of this before starting on this, it's one of those products I have loads of, because it's very rare I go a make up day without using it. Another product I repurchased is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory. I have a darker shade that I will continue to use on blemishes and around the face when needed, especially over the summer but I wanted to get the shade Ivory as this is the under eye concealer I always use. I've been in the market for a clear top coat for what seems like forever, and while I know it won't be long before I try a Sally Hansen offering, this bottle from Collection will do for now. Hopefully it makes polish last a bit longer, and the extra wide brush is incredible - it gets most nails covered in just one swipe. Finally, I picked up another Make Up Revolution eyeshadow palette. I use my Iconic 3 all the time but it lacks in matte shades (like every eyeshadow palette out there) so their Essential Mattes palette is exactly what I need. If I use this enough, I will start considering the Tartlette matte palette, but until then, this is a super cheap alternative.

You can also see in the background one of the free makeup bags that came with my purchases, its a felt feel black make up bag with '#makeup' across it in bright pink. I love this, and will be much better for travelling as it's much smaller than my usual make up bag. I also picked up a few packets of Huggies baby wipes as I use them on a day to day basis for makeup mistakes, wiping down surfaces in my bedroom and freshening up my face when I get home from a long day at work or university. All in all, this was a very successful trip and I can't wait to try out the new products I bought!

Em x


  1. I love the Rimmel concealer, i switch from this to Collection but i easily love to use both!
    Love Vicki |

    1. Ah, I remember the Collection one everyone yaps on about when I first started wearing make up, but I didn't like the consistency! I much prefer a lighter formula and this is so easy to blend out I never go for anything else!


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