Wednesday 29 June 2011

Road Trip Haul and Some Gifties

Before we went to see the Vivienne Westwood exhibition yesterday, we had a little look around Barnard Castle, it's a country town with lots of touristy shops, as well as a few small high street stores. My mum always enjoys a little poke around the charity and antique shops and picked up a few nice really good quality bits, alas I didn't see nothing I liked - I never seem to have any luck in charity shops :(
I had a little look in Boots and Superdrug though and I did pick up a few bits. First of all one of the L'Oreal Color Infaillible Eyeshadows.

I first saw these the other day on Modesty Brown's blog and fell in love, the are supposedly similar to the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill shadows and are a cream / powder hybrid. The colour I got was 009 Permanent Kaki, a gorgeous olive green. First impressions of these are good, the texture is lovely and they seem really pigmented.

I also made another blogger inspired purchase. I saw this on the lovely Holly's blog and again it was love at first sight -  I love Nars Deep Throat and this is supposedly a good budget dupe. It's the Collection
2000 Shimmer Shades in 2. Blushalicious.

You get 4 prisms of pigmented slightly shimmery cheek / face colours in shades of peach, coral, plum and pink which can be used separately or swirled together x

Here are some individual swatches of each colour

I think this will be a lovely palette for providing just a pop of colour on the cheeks throughout the summer months x
These were the most exciting things that I bought yesterday, in fact I only got another 2 things some nail polish remover, and a copy of Marie Claire. I bought the magazine specifically for the free Inika eyeshadow, as I'm quite interested in natural cosmetics - I will do a little review of the shadow soon for you, in the meantime, hot foot it down to your newsagent to pick one of these up before the new issue (with free Ciate lipgloss) goes on sale.
Mummy Lou has also been kind enough to purchase me a few bits and pieces this week from the new MUA Pro range at Superdrug - I haven't managed to get to any of the stores near me that are stocking the range so she paid for a little online order for me. No swatches at the moment but they well be coming soon when I look at MUA for my Budget Beauty Series which I will hopefully be starting next week with a look at the Aldi Lacura Line x Anyways here's what I got -

MUA Professional Extreme Volume Mascara in Extreme Black

MUA Professional Extreme Metallics Eyeshadow Quad - Go Getter

MUA Professional Mosiac Blusher in English Rose

MUA Professional Matte Foundation in Shade 1 Soft Sand

and finally the MUA Professional version of a crackle polish, Nail Quake in Broken Arrow.
I have already had a play with the eyeshadows and so far I am really impressed, and I can't wait to give these products a proper try -  Any questions as per usual leave me a comment - I love reading them all and getting your feedback x


  1. I'd love to hear your thoughts of the MUA Professional stuff, I really like what I've tried of their original range. And it's so beautifully cheap :D

  2. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the MUA Pro stuff as well. Esp their blusher, mascara & foundation.

    Looking forward to the Budget Beauty Series as well :)


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