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New Drugstore Makeup And First Impressions.

I had a serious case of the Monday blues this week.So by lunch time, I decided to do the one thing that is guaranteed to pick my lip up off the floor and I headed to Boots and Superdrug for a much needed (but totally not needed!) beauty hit.


The only thing I was really in need of was a new eyebrow pencil.  I picked up the Maybelline brow satin in Medium Brown which is an ash toned brown, thumbs up! It’s double ended with one end being a retractable gel pencil (love these as I’m a lazy sharpener) and at the other end a sponge tip applicator. The sponge contains a powder meant for filling in any gaps and perfecting the whole appearance of one’s brows!

After 3 consecutive mornings of using the brow satin, I’m sold on the gel pencil end.The fine tip and well pigmented but natural colour tone make for foolproof, faff-free brow fills. I’m definitely all about that at 6:30 am! It reminds me of a favourite from back in the day, the MAC brow pencil in ‘fling’  but at half the price.I’m yet to venture to the powder end of this product because it’s an unfamiliar concept. I want to have a bit more time for a play with it.
( I have heard good things though).

As Maybelline is currently on buy one get one-half price, I thought I’d give their new ‘Lash Sensational’ mascara a go. I’m not sure why because I’ve never found a Maybelline mascara that I’ve loved. I definitely prefer Max Factor, L’oreal and Bourjois when it comes to drugstore mascara. Because of the offer and how there’s a bit of a hype around this one I found myself popping it into my basket anyway.



And this is just not the one to convert me to a Maybelline mascara lover. I like the idea of the tapered, curved rubber wand. That’s about all because even after a ‘Shu uemura squeeze’ as always with Maybelline mascara this does nothing for my lashes. I don’t hate it, it’s just ‘meh’ it’s a ‘meh-scara’ 😉

I don’t hate it, it’s just ‘meh’ it’s a ‘meh-scara’ 😉

Rimmel 25 hour nude is the medium coverage version of the much loved full coverage Rimmel lasting finish 25 hour.


A recent release and one that I was keen to try out. Aside from what I think we all agree is an ever so silly 25 hour claim (more like 6) it does what it says on the tin. It’s reasonably lightweight formula means a little goes a long way and it blends effortlessly into skin. It does have a semi-matte finish which picks up on the annoying areas of dryness I have. That aside it’s not exactly hydrating but it is comfortable to wear. So a no-go for very dry skin days. On the whole I’m really liking this. I can see myself using it as both an everyday and evening foundation. It’s the perfect middle ground, flawless finish without being full on.



Rimmel also has an offer on in Superdrug. Currently, it’s any two products for £10. I knew that I wanted to get the soft khol kajal eyeliner in ‘sable brown’ after seeing Tanya Burr use it in a Selena Gomez tutorial last week. It looked stunning on her so it instantly went on my drugstore to get list. I’ve only had the chance to use this once so far but I loved it. It’s so pigmented and creamy, and the colour is perfect for achieving depth and definition without being harsh for daytime wear.I’m really looking forward to using this for my favourite kind of evening bronze/brown smoky eye.


I’m going to carry on trying these products out. If there are any that you would like a full review on let me know. The ‘meh-scara’  mayyy already be in my unloved make-up drawer, however…

What drugstore Make-up are you loving lately?


Rock your colour with Rimmel finishing touch glitter top coat!

Hey, lovelies!

I’m so in love with this stunning glitter top coat from Rimmel’s new top coat palette range. I had to pop up a quick post about it to show you it in all its glory!

I had a feeling when I picked this up last week that it would be one of those polishes that look like nothing overly special in the bottle but would be quite something on the nail. (I also did a sneaky swatch to confirm my suspicions)  I was right it’s such a beauty!

The polish itself is basically a clear top coat with a tonne of fine multi-coloured glitter running through it.

And it gives a different effect on whatever manicure you are currently sporting.

Over Nude nails, it gives a subtle sparkle (Barry M Nude)
Over Red tips, it gives a festive golden glisten (Nails Inc St James)
and over darker polish, you get a really cool holographic disco effect (Rimmel Salon pro-Punk rock)

How many coats?


You get a good, even amount of glitter with one coat but I’m a two coat kinda girl, So I’ve been going for the extra coat for maximum sparkle!

Also because the glitter is fine, even with two coats I find it takes a lot less elbow grease to remove than chunkier glitter polishes, which is a massive plus especially around Christmas time when nothing but glittery tips will do!



So I’ve been going for the extra coat for maximum sparkle! Also because the glitter is fine, even with two coats I find it takes a lot less elbow grease to remove than chunkier glitter polishes. A massive plus especially around Christmas time when nothing but glittery tips will do!


Available at Boots and Superdrug for £4.49.  I just spotted it this morning on ASOS for £3.00 (link)



Superdrug haul!

As it’s coming up to Christmas I wasn’t expecting to be using the word haul around here at least until the end of the month. But Christmas means cold weather and cold weather means dry skin. Dry skin equals sadness and that’s just not allowed at Christmas time! It’s the law, right?

Oh the guilty conscious, you would think I had just dropped a fortune in Chanel.

…unfortunately not, but I did pick up some nice bits and pieces.



Superdrug Brightening hot cloth cleanser 150ml


I started using this when my last Liz Earle cleanse and polish ran out. I really like the whole cleanse and polish method when it comes to cleansing my skin. And I can’t say that I noticed a great deal of difference between the two in terms of what they do for the appearence of my skin. I actually prefer the smell (and price) of this one so I shall continue to repurchase it.


Garnier Micellar cleansing water 400ml


I got so excited when I saw this! A new contender to be a drugstore bioderma dupe! I’ve never actually tried bioderma. But the whole cleansing water concept has always held my curiosity. I shall keep you posted as soon as I have given this a try.

Garnier moisture match-Dry to very dry skin 50ml

I wrote a full review on this earlier in the year (here) I love it, and my skin loves it too!

Although it is always reasonably priced, it was on offer for a teeny £2.98 today.


-Rimmel Glam eyes Day 2 night mascara

Nothing new here! I remember there being a massive hype around this when it first came out.It was either last year or the year before, I can’t keep up! I didn’t give it a go back then. And I wasn’t really planning to pick it up. But after spotting these nail polishes I grabbed it to make up the 3 for 2.


-Rimmel Salon Pro Kate Moss 711 ‘Punk rock’

Around 2 years ago I was obsessed with a NARS nail polish.‘Galion’ was it’s name.

I speak in the past tense, it is still available. However, as much as I have ogled it on line and stroked it in Space NK, my nails are rubbish, and so I have never justified forking out £14 for it!

This, my friends is the dupe! A dark ‘stormy’ grey with an undertone of purple. This picture does it no justice! It is actually the polish dreams are made of!  (well my very strange dreams anyway ;)) ]

-Rimmel Finishing touch glitter top coat

Who can resist glittery nails in December? This is one of the 3 new topcoats from Rimmel. A clear base laden with fine Gold and multicolour glitter. I swatched this sneakily in the shop, (naughty and not advised especially in certain branches of Superdrug where you will be made to feel like a reprobate for doing so!)

It has to be the most perfect sparkly yet subtle finish for festive fingertips!!

So that’s it. No more spending for me. The word haul is now banished from this blog until Santa has been and gone. But do let me know if you are guilty of buying yourself pre-Christmas treats! (It will make me feel lots better!)


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