Thursday, 3 November 2011

Birthday indulgences - Boots, Superdrug and QVC haul!

I already mentioned that the end of last month was my Birthday. In the weeks leading up to it, I went overboard in indulging myself, with the excuse…it’s my birthday.

On the plus side for my blog and my readers it means I have lots of new products to share and review!

It all started with some special value offers from QVC, one of which was the Magnetic Nails Inc collection, which included all three polish colours available, the magnet and their Caviar top coat all for £23 including postage!

After the TOWIB event I was really keen to check out more of what Fashionista had to offer and headed to Superdrug’s Marble Arch store. The selection of eyeshadows was overwhelming and I took advantage of the 4 eyeshadows and a palette offer, twice!

At the time of my visit, I was travelling to a work event and had packed everything except mascara, so based on the store assistants' recommendation I went for the newest Rimmel offering (Scandaleyes) and also picked up two lipsticks to qualify for the 3 for 2. Having always ignored the MUA counter, I decided to try out one of their blushers and finally found the rose-gold blush from Sleek

As if that wasn’t enough, I was lured by Boots 3 for 2. I had wanted to try Nanoblur after reading so many blog posts about it, so my sister and I picked one up each. I wanted to pick up something of equal value to make the most of the 3 for 2 so I repurchased the No 7 protect and perfect serum, this is probably my fourth or fifth tube, although I don’t use it continuously I always notice positive effects when I have been using it.

I also spied a ‘Flo’, a travel-sized perfume container similar to the Travelo. What swayed me into purchasing this one is that the box claims that you can pull apart and wash all the components, allowing you to change the perfume inside rather than have to stick to the same one, which is what put me off the Travelo. I am using this at the moment so I will update you if that is actually true soon!

Of course after purchasing all that I ended up with a £5 No7 voucher, which I spent immediately by purchasing their newest mascara. With each mascara purchase you also received an eyeshadow palette. Bonus!

Finally, I was spoilt with some Benefit goodies from my sister, thank you sis!!  Two of these products had been on my wish list for a while, so it was lovely to be presented with the bag and find these inside.

I received the new ’They’re Real’ Mascara, Bella Bamba blush and Cha Cha tint. I have used two of these so far and will do a full review shortly.

In terms of makeup, there really is no need for me to purchase any more any time soon so I am thinking of putting myself on a spending ban or another project 10 pan just to control myself. I’m sure I’m not the only person who spoils themselves around their birthday? Please tell me I’m not!!

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