Friday, 6 March 2015

Recent Drugstore Purchases

After a good month of not buying beauty products, I let myself loose in Boots and Superdrug and picked up a few goodies.

I spotted a Beige version of the L'Oreal Paris La Palette Nude that I hadn't seen mentioned on any blogs and I was quite excited by it. I prefer it to the rose version and I liked the swatches I did instore so decided to get it. At £14.99 it's a little more budget friendly than the YSL palette in my last blog post!

I've seen the Fifth Avenue shade of Essie Nail Polish pop up on a few blogs lately and I really fancied adding it to my collection. I've been really lazy with painting my nails so far this year, in fact I think I've only done it once! This will be the next one to grace my nails when I finally get round to painting them.

The L'Oreal Paris True Match Concealer has been on my radar for a little while so I decided it was time to pick that up. I'm under no illusion that it will come anywhere close to my trusty NARS concealer but hopefully it's a good'un.

I felt like I was missing out not having one of the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Red Collection lipsticks so I picked up my favourite of the bunch, the Julianne one.

I'd never seen any of the Leather Effect Maybelline Colour Tattoos before so I picked up the Creamy Beige shade. I wish we got all of the US releases! There seems to be a few swatch-less shades that I've never heard of on the Boots site but I don't want to order without knowing what they are like!

Since the recent release of the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush, I'd been desperate to swatch them but I only ended up picking one up. There were a few I liked but I decided to go for the most subtle one as I don't have much like it in my collection. I chose the Nude Mauve shade.

Since you got a free gift for spending over £15 on Max Factor (which I stupidly forgot to photograph the contents of!), I picked up another one of their Excess Shimmer cream eyeshadows since I love the Copper one so much. I chose Pink Opal, a gorgeous multi tonal lilac shade. I actually just remembered I have the green shade too but I haven't tried it yet!

The new Beach Blonde range by John Frieda looked really good so I picked up the Purifying Shampoo and Detangling Conditioner. They just sounded lovely and refreshing for my fine hair without drying it out. Can't wait to try these once I've finished my current shampoo and conditioner.

I replaced my almost empty Garnier Micellar Water with another bottle as it does the job for a good price. Nothing too exciting to mention here really!

Finally, I had to buy one of the new Aussie Body Washes as they smell just as divine as their hair products. I went for the Fresh Mate one that smells so fresh and fruity. In fact they all do, so no doubt I will get round to trying them all at some point.

It was a good feeling allowing myself to buy some nice new products!
What have you been treating yourself to lately?


  1. Ahh the beige L'Oreal palette looks lovely, I have the rose one which I adore!

    alice x | beautybyalicee

  2. I love the true match concealer much more than my others. It seems to brighten and not dry out under the eyes for me. The palette looks really good too, I need to get my hands on one. And the John Frieda does sound good and look different which is refreshing. Good choices xx

  3. I haven't see. The Maybelline leather color tattoo eye teams yet :/ definitely will try get my hands on it

  4. Love the Garnier makeup remover, can't even keep up the amount of times that I've repurchased it haha! Really want to try the new Max Factor blushes they look so pretty! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

  5. Love drugstore hauling! I'm on a spending ban at the moment and it's hard haha! :)
    Speckled Beauty

  6. Would love to know how the L'oreal palette compares to the YSL one. I can probably justify £14.99 if it is similar lol. great haul, you got some lovely bits. x

  7. I picked up Creamy Beige the other week as its meant to be a dupe for the MAC Groundwork Paint Pot xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  8. That L'oreal palette looks dreamy.

    Sophie x


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