I thought that today I'd share a haul with you since I've bought quite a few little things over the past week or so. I've got a more full review coming of the E.L.F polishes and H&M makeup, so watch out for those. Some of the products should be appearing in my FOTDs and OOTDs soon!
So, first things are my new Lush things. I don't use Lush skincare products just because I've had breakout issues in the past, but that doesn't stop me loving their bath products. I picked up two bathbombs, a bath melt and a shower gel.
Snow Fairy Shower Gel (£3.25/100g) - I've heard about this everywhere but never tried it! I'm not sure about it yet - it's very sparkly and pink, and smells like fruity sweets and candyfloss. It might be a bit too full on for me, but having smelled it in the bottle I thought I might give it a go. Have you ever tried it? Any thoughts?
Candy Mountain Bath Melt (£2.35 each) - this is quite girly too; it smells of vanilla and candy floss, and apparently gives you pink bubbles! I think it will be quite sweet but should soften up when diluted with water, and I love the smell of vanilla too.
So White Bath Ballistic (£1.90 each) - I have since since reviews on the website that the smell of this dissipates once it is put in water but I loved the smell of this the minute I picked it up. Hopefully it lasts at least a little in the bath. It just smells so clean and apple-y, it almost reminds me of my clean smelling DKNY Woman perfume.
Abominaball Bath Bomb (£2.95 each)- this was so cool that I had to get it when I saw it. Checking back online I've heard that it turns the water a couple of different colours which sounds cool. It smells of peppermint, vanilla and orange which is a lovely warm wintry combination. It did break apart on the journey home, but as you can see with how I store them (see below) that wasn't a problem.
I store my Lush bath bombs and melts broken up in little jam jars. This way I don't need to worry about crumbling them up while I run the bath, and I can use as much or little as I like. I never use a full bath bomb or melt for just one bath - some can last for two, some for four. It depends. This way is easier for me, plus it looks pretty.
Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro Primer 002 (£6.99 - I got it from Superdrug but can't find it online). I was looking for a cheap alternative to my NARS Multi-Protect Primer, which I love but have run out of. It turns out that not many primers kick about in the drugstore department. I wanted something fluid, not mousey as I find my dry skin drags with mousse products. This primer was light yet not watery, it certainly smooths out my skin, helps makeup apply more evenly and last longer. While I can't exactly do a side by side NARS comparison I would say that for the price, this is a great drugstore primer. I would repurchase for sure.
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder (£6.99, here) - I finally gave in and decided to try this super talked about bronzer. I ended up going for the darker of the two available shades, 52, as against my skin 51 looked a little orange.
Ok, who couldn't love the packaging and display of this bronzer? Looks like chocolate but not in a gimmicky, tacky way. Smells nice (although I don't get the idea that it smells very chocolatey - it's not a very strong chocolate smell to me). And it's a lovely bronzer! Buildable, brightening, non cake and not glittery. I love it! I tried to swatch it but my pictures came out terribly - I'm sure you can find swatches all over the internet. It would seem I'm as hooked as everyone else.
Sleek Brow Kit in Dark (£7.99, here)- I'm a Sleek fan, I have to admit, and when I saw this new release I was quite excited. I haven't shown it on my brows yet because I'm going for a wax next week and until them they are of Wolverine proportions - but this looks like a match for my dark brow colour. I've also been looking for something like this as an alternative to matte shadows or pencil liners.
As you can see, the mirror's a decent size, and you get a pair of tweezers, an angled brush and a shader brush, as well as your dark brow wax and setting powder.
Here are the colours swiped three times to show you availability of pigmentation - although it is build able so if you want lighter it can be lighter. The left is the powder, the right is the wax. Perfect I think! I'll use them in a FOTD once my brows and de-haired.
H&M Eyeshadow Palette (£5.99, not online) - I got this as part of a couple of posts I was thinking about doing about high street store makeup lines (in the vein of whether or not they are terrible). First impressions of this are that it's pretty and has some nice colours in it - I even like the 80s shell pattern of the eyeshadows. I suppose the true test will be pigmentation - is it something you guys would be interested in reading? Leave a comment! I also picked up a nail polish which would be part of the same post:
It's £2.99, here (the shade is No Mambo Jambo) and I love the colour in the bottle. I suppose it just matters if it turns up right on the nails!
These rings are £3.99, although this particular colour combination is sold out online. The colours - a reddy brown and mustard yellow - echo the 70s theme of the season and they are also massive - a recurring theme in my ring collection.
These leggings are from Romwe (£13.05 here) and they'll be in my next OOTD. I love them! They are panels of mesh and polyurethane (not leather) and they look so amazing on the site. I hope they look as good on me! They are currently sold out on the site.
This ring, and 'homage' of sorts to the infamous YSL version, was £6.52 also from Romwe. Again it's sold out currently, and I've put it in a previous OOTD. I haven't taken it off since I got it. Again it's oversized like most of my rings, and I love the big faux turquoise stone.
I also bought a LOT of E.L.F polishes! This will be part of an upcoming post on E.L.F polishes, so look out for that post for swatches and a review. Especially since I can paint over the top of my Gelish nails and remove the polish without removing the Gelish, I'll get on this ASAP. In case you are wondering I got: Matte Finisher; Golden Goddess; Black; Dark Navy; Dark Red; Red Velvet and Dark Glitter Purple. In case you are wondering, the Matte Finisher is £1.50 here, and the other colours are £1.50 here.
So lots more coming soon!