Friday, 20 November 2009

A Mini Ramble and an ELF and Superdrug Haul

Ho hum well as you can see I have been a bit short on the posts again this week but hey ho. Tuesday I was at the opticians which always wears me out and leaves my vision a bit all over the place - argh! Never mind the good news is my vision is pretty stable and my prescription hasn't really changed - I still ordered a new pair of specs though surprisingly enough for not designer ones - they have a lovely tortoiseshell effect frame and are a bit different from the pair I already have :)
Wednesday was the biggie I braved a trip to the Metro Centre and did some Christmas shopping - I was a good girl and paid for all my shopping in cash!!!! It's a really good feeling doing that but it also makes you realise that money doesn't really go very far these days :( I also noticed by doing it how few people actually pay for their purchases in cash - hardly any shops had any change because so many people are paying on plastic - what does that say about us as a country no wonder so many people are in debt!!
Anyways I was a good girl and bought lots of pressies and swap goodies, and I only bought three things for little old me - OK I have gone a little over budget this month but it was all paid for in cash!
First of all I picked up a pair of 100 denier black tights from Primark - not very interesting but an essential purchase for this shocking weather.
I also picked up a couple of bits from Superdrug :)
A Sleek Blusher in Pixie Pink
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This is so pigmented but it blends down so nicely :)
I also picked up a new Beauty UK Eyeshadow Palette in No.5 - I was so excited as I hadn't seen this one before :)
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Its gorgeous all smokes and dark blues - I haven't had time to swatch it but if you would like to see some swatches please let me know and I'll do some for you x

Anyways after my shopping trip I was pretty whacked and felt totally yuck on Thursday I always end up paying the price for doing something I enjoy :( Thursday got so much worse after a lovely conversation with somebody about my disability benefit - my doctor filled his forms in wrong so I potentially have to go for another medical - I hate these so much - as well as causing me stress and pain, they also make you feel like the lowest of the low - for feck sake I didn't choose to be ill, I don't want to be like this - why make me feel guilty - yuck something else I don't need :(
Never mind I was cheered up slightly by my ELF goodies from the new line arriving.
The first thing I got was the Daily Brush Cleaner but unfortunately the bottle had leaked in the packaging so about a 1/4 of it was gone but ELF were kind enough to sent me a new full bottle for no extra charge :)Huge thumbs up to ELF for fabby customer services :D
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I have already used this a couple of times and I am really impressed - the idea is you spray the liquid into your brushes after use and wipe them clean with a tissue. Obviously you still need to wash them every week or so but this really keeps them for being too grubby and it prevents them from staining. I love MAC Cool Heat eyeshadow but it's so pigmented I can sometimes stain the brushes but with this the colour just wipes away. It is antibacterial and it smells gorgeous and fruity too!
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I also got one of the new 2in 1 Conditioning Lipgloss in Supermodel - a peachy coral.
These are two phase glosses which come out of the sponge covered applicator as one. You get a moisturising clear gloss and the coloured gloss - you do seem to get more clear gloss out but its a nice thick gloss which does seem to be quite moisturising
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I also picked up one of the much talked about mineral lipsticks in Natural Nymph
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OMG what can I say about this that hasn't already been said apart from how gorgeous is this lipstick! Think the colour of Barry M 101 or GOSH Darling but with a much creamier, smoother texture - this really is a gorgeous nude lipstick and one that I will definitely be repurchasing
So this post pretty much sums my week up - highs and lows and probably something in between - apologies for the length and the waffle lol and I promise I'll post more over the weekend xx

15 comments:

  1. ELF seem to be really good for customer service at the moment! I've read on a few blogs recently that if they were sent broken items elf sent out new ones straight away! I really want to try that mineral lipstick! I really don't get on with barry m's 101, its so drying on my lips. Cant wait to try this creamier version :)

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  2. I want that brush cleaner & the lippie now too. Oooh you enabler you!!

    xxxx

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  3. Love everything you have bought!

    XO

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  4. Elf, has great customer service. I received broken products and the quickly sent out replacement. great company!

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  5. Yes please, swatch the palette!! I havent seen that one either.
    Emma ;)

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  6. I'm sorry to hear about the medical, honey. Is it for DLA? I was fortunate with mine that my psych nurse did a good job of the form. It really makes me angry that they take this suspecting everyone of being a benefits cheat stance. xxx

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  7. Thanks everyone - I would definitely recommend that lippy
    @computergirl - Don't worry I'll definitely swatch it for you x
    @Candlelight - yeah its the DLA one I am so angry I could scream - I need to go and see my doctor next week so I will be having words - they just don't get what you have to do if they screw up :(

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  8. Hope you get all sorted with your stuff hun, its not like you need the extra stress :(

    OOOOOOOOh loving your new goodies :D I may have to get round to buying some ELF goodies, they seem great!! I'm not really a one for nudey lippies but that looks lovely. A one I can reccomend is MAC angel - its quite cool toned though and quite frosty if you put too much on, apparently creme cup is similar just without the frost!!

    Keep positive hun!!!

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  9. Ooooh and well done you paying for all your shopping cash!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!

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  10. @Layna aw thanks honey it's just one of the many hurdles of life I guess - you really should try ELF they have some fab stuff for the price -I have both Angel and Creme Cup on my wishlist - I need one more pot / bottle / tube for a back to mac :)

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  11. I really want to try Sleek's blushers, they look amazing.

    Ex

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  12. @Eliza - They are definitely worth a try they are sooo pigmented

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  13. Ooooh I was looking at the sleek blushers today, they are gorgeous and realllllly pigmented too. They had sold out of the peachy coloured one I fancied :(

    So I got self MAC superdupernatural blush instead ..........OOOOPS man I love it though, I just love peachy blushers *sigh* also got the suprise me lippy, which is suprisingly nice on!

    Damn I wanted the whole MAC counter today I think!! hehe!! Is it you that has fresh green mix shadow? I keep looking at it, wondering if its nice on bluey greeny eyes? also if its one of those scratchy ones? :)

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