Saturday, 15 November 2014

November Beauty Purchases

As you may have read in a previous blog post, I'm trying not to buy too many beauty products at the moment as I need to save money and I've also needed to buy some clothes as I've dropped a few dress sizes this year. At the beginning of November, once I'd been paid, I allowed myself a little bit of beauty shopping so I thought I'd show you what I bought. 

I think my most exciting purchase was the Makeup Revolution Ultimate Eyeshadow Collection. My local Superdrug doesn't stock Makeup Revolution but they have got some of the Christmas gift sets in so I jumped at the chance to buy this amazing palette for only £10 while it was on offer. I've been so impressed with all of the eyeshadow palettes I've tried by Makeup Revolution so I know this will be amazing too. I reckon this palette contains every possible colour you would ever need! Obviously that won't stop me buying more though!

I hadn't bought anything from MUA for a while so when I spotted the new Elysium palette with it's rose gold tones I thought it looked like a good buy for £6. It's good that you get a duo eyeliner in there too.

Superdrug had a little promo stand with Zoella, Tanya Burr and Ruth Crilly's products on so I grabbed a tin of Ruth's Co Lab Dry Shampoo in the New York fragrance to try out. I've heard lots of good things about this being one of the best dry shampoos on the market and that it's invisible. I have to admit that I've tried it once and had so many white bits in my hair and brush it looked like I had dandruff. I definitely need to try this again though. Perhaps I sprayed it too close to my head!

My final purchases from Superdrug were some Models Own Diamond Luxe nail polishes. I've lusted after these shimmery polishes for a few months now so decided to buy two of them. I went for the super girly, barbie pink one called Radiant Pink and the plummy Autumnal shade called Oval Plum. They both look stunning so I'm looking forward to trying them on my nails.

In Boots, I spotted these amazing new Glitterati polishes by Barry M in the shades (Left to Right) Socialite, Starlet and VIP. I really like the multi tonal effect in these polishes and I think they will be fab for Christmas parties in December.

I needed some shower gels and spotted the Original Source Skin Quench shower gels on offer so I decided to pick up a few of these. I'd tried one before and really liked how moisturising it felt so this time I went for the Watermelon & Jojoba Oil and the Blackcurrant & Moringa Oil. Both of these are really enjoyable to use as the consistency isn't too thin so it doesn't get washed straight off the skin. They leave the skin feeling nice and hydrated and they smell amazing too.

The November/December 2014 edition of the Boots Health & Beauty magazine was on the shelves so I picked this up too. I love that you get this magazine for free as an Advantage Card holder. There are always lots of brilliant health and beauty features, ideas for spending your advantage points and vouchers at the back to gain even more points with your purchases!

So I think you'll agree this was quite a restrained shopping trip for me! I am really happy with my purchases and I'm glad I didn't spend too much money :)

Have you bought anything nice this month?


  1. Those barry m polishes look so pretty, I need to get my hands on a shade or two soon!

    Hannah Heartss x

  2. I've been eyeing up Oval Plum for awhile too but haven't given in yet! Can't believe how big that palette is!!! xx

  3. I wasn't really keen on the look of the new Diamond luxe ones from Models Own but then I was sent the dark reddy one and actually it's really nice. I also wasn't keen on the look of the glittery Barry M ones, as I'm not keen on glitter topper type varnishes, but I spotted a picture of the purple one applied over a purple base and it actually looks amazing x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  4. I've been eyeing the Elysium palette since I first saw it a couple of weeks ago. How's the pigmentation on that Suzy? :)

    Kissel │


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