Travel and lifestyle blog. Used to do beauty and throw some in for good measure now and again.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Beauty Haul: MAC & Superdrug

Hi Everyone, so I've being doing a bit of beauty shopping lately and thought I would share some little treasures I picked up! :)

Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Plus in 'Amazing Amethyst' Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant Miss Sporty Polishes (Blue - 43, Green - 37) - Miss Sporty Liquid Liner, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Istanbul' - MAC lipstick in 'Impassioned' MAC Select Cover Up Concealer

The item that centres this picture is the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Skin Protectant and I LOVE it. It can be used as a multi purpose product: for use on the lips, or on other dry areas such as elbows and knees. I find it is lovely on the lips; very moisturising and gives a nice sheen. I got it for a smaller price than the RRP from Cheap Smells - check it out here. It's a really good website for purchasing luxury brands for a fraction of the price and there is also free delivery!
To the left of this picture is a MAC lipstick in 'Impassioned' and is a gorgeous hot pink colour and an amplified formula, meaning to colour is very pigmented. I LOVE IT - perfect going out lipstick!
The lipliner is in 'In Synch' (what a mouthful) and is basically a yellow toned peach pink and looks pretty nude on the lips. It is quite drying so I suggest a lip balm underneath or a moisturising nude lipstick over the top.. and the lipliner will just ensure it is long lasting.
Finally, in this picture, is the soft matte lip cream by NYX in the colour 'Istanbul'. Sammy from 'Beauty Crush' on YouTube speaks highly of this product and I really liked the look of it on her lips, so decided to try it out. It's not drying yet leaves a matte finish and perfect natural pink/coral shade on the lips. I want to purchase some more shades but at £4+ for postage alone, I am waiting a bit (We all hate paying for Postage and packaging!)
Not so interesting, but I purchased MAC's select cover up concealer and I am in the shade NW20. I purchased a few of these a few of years back in my Year 9 and 10 days, but I have now rekindled my love for it due to it's coverage purposes and the fact it isn't cakey.

I purchased the Sally Hansen polish in the pound shop after venturing for polish in there when I heard somewhere that they were doing Revlon polishes. Sadly, in my nearest Poundworld they were not doing Revlon but they did this Sally Hansen one which I was drawn to due to it's nail growth purposes. The colour is also a nice hot pink too.
Next are 2 Miss Sporty Clubbing Polishes in the shades '43' and '39'. Really easy to apply and dry quite quick. I find the chipping is a bit of an issue but my friend says she finds they don't chip at all, so maybe it's just me!

Sorry for the uber long post but I hope someone out there enjoyed it! What have you all being buying?! I'm a bit of a shopaholic at the moment (it doesn't help having a Superdrug opposite your Saturday job workplace!)

Lots of Love,
Alice xox

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