So I haven’t been a very good girl lately – call it life stress. When life stress occurs I need a bit of escape and nothing is perkier than a sweet little package of beauty products…which stay in the envelope for a few weeks until I have time to open them, but still, that’s beside the point!
Thought I’d attend confession today and share with you my last 5 beauty purchases. I noticed that all of the purchases are of the Asian variety and all are STUNNING – I defy you to tell me they’re not hubba-hubba, and don’t tell me it’s the same as buying a lipstick from Collection 2000, cos you know that’s a lie.
1. Jill Stuart Kitten Liner
So pretty! I love gel liners so I ordered two, in Gold Shell (Limited edition) and Cosmic Blue as I think I have too many black liners. I have no interest in purple gel liners and bitter chocolate does sound amazing too but I went for blue as I seem to have accumulated lots of blue shadows for the summer.
I hope this is as good as it looks as for £21, it’s pricey.
2. Etude House Aloha Collection
Sometimes a collection just gets a hold of my heart (dragging my soul and my senses apartttttt).
As soon as I saw Etude House’s newest offering, the Aloha collection I knew I had to try some bits from the range. I think the design is so cute! I bought 2 eye mousses, a bronzer, a foundation that comes with a bronze coloured mixer, some dual ended lip crayons and waterproof ‘art pens’.
It’s not that often an Asian brand will create a bronze based collection so I had to take advantage!
3. Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Eye Glosses and Bronzer
I have always been a fan of Paul & Joe but amazingly have managed to skip a fair few collections (like the cat one!) because..I don’t know. Almost too pretty to use!
Blue Horizon is so lovely I bought all 3 eye gloss duos (I have always loved their eye glosses, even though they are sheer and VERY shimmery, they last for ages and don’t crease). I also bought the bronzer which I think looks lovely. I could quite easily go for the lip glosses and polish too in the blue tones but…best not!
4. Lunasol Eye Crayon in Blue Green
I’m identifying a pattern here – a sudden obsession with blue!
Anyway Lunasol’s Summer offering is completely utterly breathtakingly beautiful – check out EX02 Vacation Ocean Palette but all I really wanted was the eye pencil which is called blue-green. My favourite eye look of all time is a blue/green pencil with brown shadow, so that’s my excuse:
5. Various Skincare
I am trying to find skincare that will sort this extremely irritated skin of mine (as I’ve been messing about with other brands and using too many face masks!). I bought a new Hada Labo ES (extremely sensitive!) skin cleanser and this…Snail Cream!
Apparently it contains around 74% snail slime extract and is good for skin with fine lines, redness and visible pores. Well…it’s a miracle cream! I just really hope it doesn’t look slimey or smells of snail – it was a placenta face mask that got me here in the first place.
Other products I have but haven’t opened yet:
Nars Dogon and Cap Ferrat. Am a bit mad I bought them now, not sure I need them.
Esprique Lip Glosses – dying to use them, can’t wait
A number of goodies from Benefit – very excited to try Cha Cha tint
I’ve confessed! So tell me what were you last 5 beauty (or non beauty) purchases?