Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Drugstore Haul & Review




Hahaha, oh goodness me the irony of posting this after only just posting a "my spending ban" post. Oops. In all fairness, these purchases have been made over the course of a couple of months, prior to my spending ban. Therefore it doesn't count. Cool. Glad we cleared that up.

Of course the one time I'm absolutely stinged for cash, is the time that my mascara runs out. Basically was an absolute tragedy. I picked up the Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara Very Black as it seemed like a more sensible and cheaper alternative to repurchasing my much loved Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. So far I have been very impressed with this mascara. I'm one of those people who isn't too bothered by mildly clumpy mascara, obviously not where I have massive black bits clinging onto my eyes, but I'm not a fan of spider webbed eyelashes either. This mascara dries really well, gives both a curl, length and volume. Totally loving this so far! Hey, who knows, maybe I will be a drugstore convert!




I'll be perfectly honest here. I don't particularly know why I picked up these KIKO products as they weren't exactly something I wanted that desperately or needed at the time. But alas, my friend was running late for our coffee catch-up and therefore I popped into the shop and came out with these two products. I picked up firstly the KIKO Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow in the shade 01 in hopes that it would match up to my Maybelline colour tattoos. So far so good! This hmakes for the perfect cream base for my Wet 'n Wild Walking on Eggshells palette and has been a real go to for me. I then picked up a KIKO Water Eyeshadow in the shade 208 after hearing KathleenLights talk about how gorgeous they are. She was right. Pretty darn gorgeous. I have to say, I should have really picked up a shade that wasn't gold as I have a lot of gold eyeshadows, but nonetheless the pigmentation is stunning. Also can we talk about that packaging?!



Oh look nude lipsticks. Because who the hell needs more nude lipsticks. Not me. In all fairness, but not really they were on offer. I had my eye on the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Exclusive Nudes for quite a while now. More specifically the shades, Barely Golden By Eva Longoria and Barely Greige By JLo. These are a bit more opaque of a lipstick than I thought they would be, but they make for such gorgeous everyday basic nude lipsticks. Although I was a little bit disappointed that I didn't magically turn into looking like Eva but ya know, what can you do? The packaging is absolutely divine and I love the indentation of "Loreal" on the lipsticks themselves, ugrh I wish all lipsticks did that!


Left To Right: Eva's Nude, J Lo's Nude, KIKO Water Eyeshadow 208, KIKO Cream Crush 01
So there we have it! A couple of bits I've picked up over the course of my pre-spending ban! I would love to know if you've picked up anything recently (leave your drugstore haul links below!) as once I'm off this spending ban, Boots and Superdrug await! 
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  1. The KIKO Water Eyeshadows look so beautiful - think I'll have to pick one up soon!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Isn't it stunning! Apparently this shade makes for a great highlighter too...so definitely will be looking at more of their shades! :) xx

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  2. Would love to get my hands on that Maybelline mascara

    Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. It's a great one and I definitely think I'll be looking into more mascaras from Maybelline now! xx

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  3. Such lovely products! I love the Kiko Cream Crush shadow as a base! The Water Eyeshadows look so so beautiful as well! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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    1. It's so great, I definitely need to start using it a bit more, but regardless still beautiful! I am in love with it too, almost too pretty to use! Thank you for reading :) xx

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  4. I was about to purchase a Loreal Color Riche lipstick today, but I came home with only a body cream, a hair mask and a body mist...and now all I think about is that lipstick haha :( The Maybelline mascara sounds too good to be true, I added it on my list!

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. Hahah! I would totally recommend them, they are such great neutral everyday shades! I've been loving them recently! oh let me know what you think of it, I hear mix reviews but I am a fan! xx

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  5. The kiko cream crush eyeshadows are gorgeous! I have number 5 and I really love it!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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    1. :O I just went onto the website and looked at that shade! How gorgeous, i need pearly silver rose in my life asap! Hopefully they will still be on sale! xx

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  6. Good job with the spending ban! No i'm just kidding :) Glad to see more Kiko products amongst your stash! You'll have to pick up 200 too, it's the rose gold one, and looks I need to get more of the cream crushes!

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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    1. Phahha, I know right - I'm so useless. I absolutely love KIKO and 200 looks so stunning! The champagne colour needs to be added to my ever-growing collection soon (perhaps after the spending ban) Thank you for reading :) xx

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  7. I absolutely love those Kiko eyeshadows! I've had my eye on Blake Lively's red lipstick from L'Oreal, but I'm also trying to save more lol

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my god so was I ! It looks like such a stunning shade and I have to say, I don't really delve that much into Loreal and I don't know why! These lipsticks are fast becoming an obsession! xx

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  8. I have to try the Maybelline mascara! :-) Idk why but I'm always adventurous when it comes to mascara haha

    http://snapsnpixels.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm the complete opposite! I usually buy one and stick to it, but my bank account was not allowing me to repurchase my beloved Too Faced one! I'd love to hear your opinion on it! xx

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  9. This is such a lovely haul, hun! I really love the Exclusive Nudes range, I have the Julianne's Nude which is perfect for casual wear. :) <3 That gold Kiko eyeshadow looks absolutely stunning, also! Thanks for sharing, darling, you definietly gave me some ideas as for my next shopping trip, haha. :D <3

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Thank you Kay! Oh my goodness, I know aren't they so beautiful! I will definitely be needing another trip soon to try out more of their lipstick range! xx

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  10. I got the falsies mascara a few weeks back and am totally obsessed with it! Loving the shade of Eva's nude x

    http://heart-autumn.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's amazing isn't it! I'm obsessed and wondering why I've never ventured into drugstore mascara more! xx

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  11. love this maybelline mascara, as well as their other mascaras! i'm never disappointed to be honest. and WOW this Kiko eyeshadow looks gloorioooous x

    darcia.pl

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    1. I really want to try their lash sensational mascara as I've heard that it's just as amazing and will probably be now venturing into drugstore mascaras a lot more! Thank you for commenting! xx

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  12. Love the gold KIKO water eyeshadows, so pretty (even the actual design) and the L'Oreal lippies are gorgeous too x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I know the design is stunning almost makes me not want to use it! xx

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  13. Wow, the Kiko Water Eyeshadow powder looks amazing! It looks like such a good dupe for the NARS ones!

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. I thought so too and the pigmentation is incredible considering it's about half the price! I will definitely be picking up more, I love single eyeshadows! Thank you for reading and commenting lovely! xx

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  14. That KIKO eyeshadow looks so, so beautiful (kinda reminds me of hourglass eyeshadow palettes a little bit!). I love the look of Eva's lipstick, might need to hunt for that one sometime soon!

    P.S. I mentioned you in my last blogpost :)

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you Raashi! Isn't it gorgeous, I think KIKO has totally stepped up their game and I've just been loving drugstore makeup recently since being put on that spending ban ;) Would love to see if you pick up the L'Oreal lipsticks! Let me know! xx

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  15. Right that's it, I'm so heading to Boots after my uni tutorial to pick up that Eva's nude, it looks gorgeous ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me know if you suddenly turn into Eva longoria though, I'm still waiting ;) - i hope you do because it's the perfect everyday Spring nude I think! xx

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