Hauling makes you feel good (my excuse and I’m sticking to it!)

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 7 - 2010

I’ve hit the shops a few times in recent weeks in a bid to cheer myself up – I’ve been a total grump lately.  Mr. L says that extra-marital affairs are out so I took comfort in the warm arms of the high street instead.

Here’s what I’ve been indulging in recently…

I repurchased Max Factor Second Skin Foundation (£12.99) today.  It’s become an everyday staple… I wouldn’t reach for it on a night out or when I need flawless skin, but for daily wear… it’s a keeper.  Doesn’t let me down and evens out my skintone without looking heavily made-up.

Last week, I took a risk on Benefit’s Boi-ing “industrial strength” Concealer (£16.50) and whilst it’s ‘ok’… it’s not wow-ing me.  I find it quite dry and hard to blend… plus it emphasises any dry skin around my nose.  Coverage is indeed good and lasting power impressive.  I think perhaps I would have been better buying this at the start of summer rather than the prelude to Winter.

I can’t stop myself from heading for the makeup aisle whenever I’m in Asda… it’s those George nail polishes (£1.00)!  And right now, they’re back on at £1 each.  I originally picked up 2 to go towards this year’s Advent Giveaway (yeah, I’m a big spender) but I liked one of them so much, I picked it up for me too!  It’s a glass flecked orange that enchanted me in the bottle.  Very Hallowe’eny!

Talking of nail polishes, I grabbed the last bottle of Barry M’s new Instant Nail Effects (£2.95) this afternoon.  Superdrug was out of stock, but Boots came up trumps!  On my way home, I stopped off at Sallys and raided their reduced section for O.P.Is.  Only one caught my eye… infact, more than anything… it was the name.  “You’re a Doll!” (£3.50) – too cute.

What else…

Also whilst I was in Boots today, I took advantage of the return of the £5 off No7/R&M vouchers and picked up something I’d missed out on last time!  Everyone was raving about the deal where you could purchase No7’s new Exceptional Definition (£12.00) mascara and get a lovely Autumnal eye palette (at top of picture) for free.  Using the voucher meant that I only had to hand over £7 for both!  Bargain!  I need a new mascara like I need hole in the head but… um… shhhhhh.

I also sneaked in John Lewis over the weekend and emerged clutching Chanel’s Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadow in Safari (£19.50).  I don’t know how it happened… I was just browsing the concession (officer) when all of a sudden I found myself merrily handing over a crisp £20 note and sobbing at the pitiful change I shoved back in my purse.

Lastly, I scored MACs discontinued Penny Shadestick from the CCO last time I was in – which was ages ago… but I’ve only just found it in the bottom of a bag *blush*.


What have you been buying recently?

15 Responses to “Hauling makes you feel good (my excuse and I’m sticking to it!)”

  1. Jade says:

    Have been buying the Max Factor Xperience Foundation, Lightweight. Bloody love it, feels so nice on the skin.
    Was a toss up between that and the Bio-Detox foundation by Bourjois, but the shade range is just not ever true to my skin.
    Also hauled a few of the Nina Ultra Pro’s from Sallys and the pillar box red free Ciate from Marie Claire :)

  2. Jess says:

    I’ve recently purchased a few Models Own nail polishes which I love, and I’m keen to get my hands on the Barry M Instant Nail Effects.


  3. ahhh, there’s no therapy like retail therapy!

    i haven’t been buying anything lately (i curse you, lack of funds!), but i definitely have a few things in mind.

  4. Nicola says:

    hey, I love love love boiiing concealer, but I would NEVER use it for under eye, around nose etc… the only thing it is (in my opionion) good for is breakouts. It covers a spot like no other!

  5. Isn’t it the best reason to haul? :-)

    My last purchase is le Blanc de Chanel, but I’m allergic to it so it’s going into the blog sales box.
    Other than that, I repurchased my Nars Sheer Glow in a different shade, and I got a mini Orgasm nailpolish as a GWP :)

  6. “I was just browsing the concession (officer)”

    Very funny.

    Great loot. I’ve been trying to be good too but sometimes you just need a little haul. Hey, it’s better than drugs, right? =)

  7. You’re A Doll is gorgeous – I love it.

    Lately I have been collecting Nars like it’s going out of fashion. And Barry M dazzle dusts. And the usual 3 or so nail varnishes a week. Eek.

  8. Amee says:

    awesome haul… i also have second skin foundation its very nice..

    my recent post: My Nail Art 4

  9. Jane says:

    Great haul! Would love to hear / see what the Barry M effects nail polish does? I had a little look at it the other day too but didnt really see hoe it worked or anything so would love to see that.
    I had some haulin’ planned for today too cause Ive had a shitty week but ended up not going :-( guess thats a good thing.. more make up or clothes is really the last thing I need… but we just keep buying more anyway hee hee

    Jane x

  10. Debbie says:

    Hiya, Great haul – gives me yet more ideas for purchases!!! You might want to seriously give Boots Exceptional Definition mascara a try. OMG, it might just be the best mascara I’ve ever used (Boots, I know!) It is fantastic and I will definitely repurchase.

  11. Krystal says:

    Nice haul :) I just bought “Boi-ing” in fair two days ago, and I feel kind of the same about the dryness. I’ve been applying it with my finger though, and I read a review that said this is one concealer that really shines when applied with a brush. Maybe that would help? It really does cover well, especially under my eyes!

  12. Lauren says:

    I really really really want the No7 eyeshadow palette but I only just bought a new mascara :( sad times x

  13. That eyeshadow palette has wonderful fall colors :) You got it for a good deal too!

    I put myself on a no buy for two weeks which ended on Monday so today I purchased a Rimmel blush in Santa Rose :)

  14. Helen says:

    I have also bought boiiing reccently – it works nicely applied with a small brush – but the dryness issue is still there :( I agree its fab for breakouts though!

  15. tgz says:

    You British people with your wonderful drugstore makeup! I’m a little jealous :)

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