Buying stuff makes me happy

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 14 - 2011

There’s a simple truth right there.  Buying too much makes me feel guilty though and no-one likes feeling the weight of their child’s university education resting on their shoulders.  No pressure Leila.

Here are a few bits I’ve picked up this week…

Lanolips 101 Ointment (£11.22) - I’m on my last tube and thought I’d grab one while I remembered.  This is a staple purchase for me to keep my lips in good condition.

Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15 in 01 Alabaster (£21.00) – I tend to forget how affordable Clinique makeup is when to all intents and purposes, I do still consider it a high(er) end brand.  This was an impulse buy for me… I really wanted to check out the new Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser but I didn’t get that far because I fell in love with the texture/coverage of this one first!  I’ve only worn it once so I’m not ready to review but first impressions are good.

Mystic Moments Murumuru Butter 100g (£7.50) – I plan to melt this and use it as a leave in conditioner… well, that’s the plan.  If it’s too rich, I’ll be using it as a pre-wash treatment instead!!

Mystic Moments Macadamia Oil 100ml (£3.75) - My Dad has v. dry skin and I’ve converted him to using a body oil whilst still wet from the shower.  Unfortunately, I haven’t converted him to the price tags that I’m happy to pay for my post-shower treats.  I’m going to do a bit of googling and see if I can fashion him a rudimentary body oil that softens and replenishes on a budget to suit him!  As for the Macadamia?  Well… I thought I’d nick a bit for my hair while I was at it ;)

Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream (£7.65) – I’m on my second tube and this stuff just works really nicely for me (thanks Nicola Pixiwoo!) whenever my skin is feeling under the weather.  I had a breakout a couple of weeks ago and I feel that this has helped me get over the ‘recovery’ period with less fuss and foundation application woes.

Avon Solutions Plus Total Radiance (£various) - This was recommended to me a couple of weeks ago by one of you lovely lot as a great tinted moisturizer and it works in the same way as the Estee Lauder Daywear Sheer Tint Release that I reviewed here.  Except that this gives less colour making it a great option for pale types who find the Lauder version deepens their tone too much.  The bad news is that it’s not available on the Avon website as I look today so if you want to give it a go, you’ll need to scour eBay.

Lucky Scent Samples (£various) – I feel a new obsession coming on… I ordered some hard-to-find fragrance samples from LuckyScent.com and they arrived within 5 working days from the U.S!  I’ve already fallen head over heels with one of them… uh oh.

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What have  you been treating yourselves to this week?  Anything I can add to next week’s list? ;)


17 Responses to “Buying stuff makes me happy”

  1. You have turned me into a complete Lanolips convert! Have you tried the Lemon Aid Lip Aid yet? It’s good stuff!x

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  2. Jen says:

    Have you tried the Perfumed Court for decants?

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  3. rhamnousia says:

    You know what makeup surprised me? Clinique’s Superfit foundation. I thought it’d be a big fat fail on my skin but it manages to make me look dewy without being greasy and it doesn’t clog around my nose.

    AND it’s not too expensive so that’s good too!

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  4. i want to try oilatum so badly!

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  5. konni says:

    What Jen said – I love The Perfumed Court! I’d love to know which perfumes you got. And looking forward to the Clinique makeup review.

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  6. Julia says:

    I ordered an Oilatum Natural Repair tube last week off ebay via auction. Only way to get it here in the Philippines. I paid slightly more than I should have thanks to getting into a bit of a bidding war but not too much. I have Embryolisse but it’s a bit too rich for my face. I’m hoping Oilatum melts in easier and most importantly relieves the eczema patch on my inner arm which flares up with change of the weather.

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  7. Leah says:

    Buying stuff makes me very happy too, but makes the Mr very unhappy. He likes making money, I like spending it, so what’s the problem? :D

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  8. Sydney says:

    Need to get around to buying a lanolips as I feel it will become an absolute staple.
    The only thing holding me back is that I have recently discovered what Lanolin (sp?) is and it is grossing me out… just a tad!

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  9. Joanne says:

    Do you mean Avon Solutions Plus total radiance visual perfection spf 20? This is on the website – is this the one in your photo?

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  10. Joanne says:

    Aarghh! You’re right – no longer available – it has great reviews – why stop it?

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  11. Gabbie says:

    Just purchased my first ysl lipstick in nude beige cant wait :)

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  12. I can’t wait to see a review on the Clinique- I’ve been debating on whether or not to but this one. Right now I’m using a powder foundation I love, but I can’t wear it during the cooler months (super dry face!)

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  13. Ooh, to be honest I haven’t heard of many of these things but I really want to try Lanolips!

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  14. AshD says:

    Oooo, do tell what your Luckyscent samples are – samping perfumes is one of my big hobbies :-). Can’t wait to hear what you tried. And, would love to hear a review of the Clinique foundation. :)

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  15. Larie says:

    Ooh, I’m interested in hearing about the Clinique, too!

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  16. Vijaya says:

    I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about that Clinique foundation. I’ve been waffling on it forever.

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  17. Kathrine says:

    For your Dad, try plain Vitamin E oil – I buy mine from health food shops or chemists (Boots & Superdrug too) and it’s always less than a fiver. Works wonders for me and my dryness and eczema patches x

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