Thursday, 12 December 2013

Haulin'

Today was a good day, I actually went shopping alone whilst my mama was looking after Esra, I did a trip to Primark to stock up on some pi's for Esra and me and also came home with these great beauty bits for moi...


I have had my eye on a few 'Real Techniques' brushes and caved in today as they were on offer (buy 1 get 1 half price) so they cost me £15 for both. I initially dismissed these brushes when they first launched because lets face it I have enough brushes to cater for about 20 people so didn't feel I needed these in my collection. However, I am sick and tired of picking off brush hairs from my face, Mac and Sigma brushes shed like crazy so I decided it was time for some soft synthetic brushes.


I opted for the 'Blush brush' which I plan on using for powder and bronzer and the 'Expert face brush' which I plan on using for liquid foundation. 


I needed the 'expert face brush' as I used to enjoy using the Sigma F80 brush and also the 'Everyday Minerals flat top kabuki' until they both fell apart on me. The other brushes from the sigma range are too fat and not that great. I also used to love the 'Mac 187' and the sigma dupe, but they shed like crazy and I finally binned both as they were causing more bad then good. I think I want the real techniques stippling brush too!

I also popped to 'Butlers' my favourite homeware shop in Angel Islington and scored these 2 candle holders. They have now happily become my brush holders and they were only £2.99 each. 


I also went to H&M as they were having a small home are sale, I got a couple of cushion covers and a blanket, but I'm most excited about the nail polishes I purchased. They were cleverly placed on a stand near the tills and I saw them from the corner of my eye, I had to look twice and quickly proceeded to add them to my basket. The 3d holographic glitter just screamed at me, and the gold glitter with white speckles seemed festive and fit for December and now I can't wait to paint my nails.


I also spied the 'Joy to the girls' eye shadow palette by 'Too Faced' in Boots and now I feel like I can't sleep if I don't own it. *Oh dear*

What have you been buying lately and what's your favourite glitter polish for the festive season?

12 comments:

Vicky said...

I adore the expert face brush, definitely a good investment! I always fall for the cleverly placed nail polish in H&M too! These are really pretty :) xx

iemilyw said...

I have been avoiding these too but some of my brushes (also sigma actually) are starting to shed like crazyyy :/ it kinda sucks cause I always liked them, but maybe I'll need to try these x

Meya Oliva said...

I need to try those brushes!

Joanna M said...

I recently order me a few of these brushes. Next on my list is the Blush and setting brush.

MondayGirl said...

I have both brushes and they are my two the most used and favourite brushes every day! You will be so pleased with them :) I will be going to Boots for more this weekend - just need to decide which ones I "need"

vnssa906 said...

I am in love with my Real Techniques brushes. I have the blush brush and the core collection. I am in LUST with the buffing brush! I use it to apply my Clinique stay matte foundation, and it applies it perfectly! Glad you joined the bandwagon :)

Happy Holidays!
xxo, Vanessa

Bella Coco said...

Gorgeous candle holders and they are perfect for your brushes! What a bargain!! I've been after some real techniques brushes for a while. I have them on my wish list so perhaps Santa might treat me :)
I'm having my nails done today in gelish. I'm going for the traditional French Polish but having silver fine glitter 'Ciate' polish on a few fingers.
Have a lovely day Hun.
Sarah-Jayne (@bellacoco_ IG) xx
www.bellacoco.co.uk

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful name "Esra" is! I just love it.

sparkle beauty blog said...

I use the contour and setting brush daily also the eyebrushes.

Elvie said...

Expert facebrush'u bende almistim ve cok memnunum.. birkac tane daha almam lazim =))

Jordan said...

Those little pots are adorable!

Sofia Rodrigues said...

Literally in love with your blog!!! ahah :) perfect post



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