Saturday, 20 July 2013

Pre-Birthday Haul

I had a little spend in Boots prior to my Birthday on Thursday so I had to share my purchases with you! I was fairly good and got quite a few products I've been wanting to try out for just under £30.00.

As you may have seen on my blog before, I've been liking the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints so I picked up a few more of those. I went for Blue Grape and Passion Fruit, both lovely bold colours for the Summer. I managed to get a free Limited Edition Nail Paint for spending over £6.00 on Barry M too. There were two highlighter pen type shades, a pink and a yellow so I went for the pink as I don't have many of those in my collection (Ha! Who am I kidding?!).

I had lusted after the Rimmel Salon PRO polishes for a while and decided to get a few of those whilst they were on buy one get one half price. I chose one of the 'Kate' shades in Hip Hop and one from the regular line in 'Cocktail Passion'. I tried Hip Hop on Thursday night and was pretty impressed with it. I was able to get away with one coat of it and it looked opaque and shiny.

My most exciting purchase was the Bourjois Color Boost in 04 Peach on the Beach. I saw these new crayon style lip products in Superdrug about a month ago and was able to resist but I just couldn't stop wanting this shade so I HAD to have it when I saw it on 3 for 2 in Boots. It's the most perfect peachy coral shade and I love the way it's so pigmented and shiny. 

Wearing Bourjois Color Boost in Peach on the Beach

On one of the Bourjois promotion stands I saw some beautiful new shades of their Effet 3D Glosses and the shade 56 Rose Dynamic really stood out to me. It's another coral colour and it seemed ideal for my birthday night out. This lipgloss is so nice to wear as it has a balm finish rather than being sticky. It's fairly pigmented for a lipgloss and to top it all off it's got a gorgeous rosey scent too!

Wearing Bourjois Effet 3D Gloss in Rose Dynamic

When Bourjois brought out their Rouge Edition lipsticks a while back I wasn't too bothered about them but whilst on my peachy lip mission, I spotted the shade 19 Corail en Vogue and I thought it would be a great chance to try something new. It's got a nice formula in the way that it glides on smoothly and doesn't seem drying but due to the shade I chose, it can look a little patchy on the lips and show up any uneven skin. I'm looking forward to trying this again when my lips are in better condition. 

Wearing Bourjois Rouge Edition in Corail en Vogue

Hand swatches L-R: Bourjois Color Boost in 04 Peach on the Beach, Bourjois Rouge Edition in 19 Corail en Vogue and Bourjois Effet 3D Gloss in 56 Rose Dynamic

As if the 3 for 2 deal on Bourjois wasn't enough, they are also offering a free pair of sunglasses with this deal too. They are actually quite nice and you get a spotty case with them as well.

Hope you enjoyed reading my haul post. Have you been hauling lately? Let me know what you've been buying and if you have a link to a video/blog post feel free to send me that too :)


  1. I got a Rimmel pro nail varnish for my birthday in "Urban Purple" and I love it! Happy birthday :D x

    1. Ah I was tempted by that shade! Thanks Laura :) xx

  2. Love the barry m shades. so pretty. x

    1. Aww I know, I want all of the Gelly polishes :D xx

  3. Those Rimmel Polishes look fab, I haven't seen those around xx

    1. Ah you need to check them out, they have loads of nice colours :) xx


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