Saturday, 9 November 2013

Autumn haul from Boots

You know how a picture says a thousand words? Guess what mine says - yep, HAUL!!! It's always nice to go browsing in the beauty stores, but as I am a very organised person I usually come with a shopping list that I at least pretend to try and stick to. I always have the most fun when I haven't planned on buying anything at all and I have a completely open mind to what might come my shopping basket way. As you can see my mind must have been wide open on this occasion, since I managed to pickup a LOT of stuff.
Let's start with the eye products! For me Bourjois has been on a real winning streak this year and produced some excellent products and as fan of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos I obviously wanted to try the Bourjois' version, Color Edition 24h Eyeshadow. Since I'm trying a few new things with my makeup this season I didn't want to be predictable and go for the usual taupes and bronzes and instead went for Khaki Cheri, which is a gorgeous warm golden bronzed green. I haven't even tried it yet, but I already love it and really hope that the wear is as great as what you get from Maybelline. I also picked up a few classical Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow to use for a quick and simple day wear, all across the lid with eyeliner. I chose the shades 16 Orange Epice, a warm golden cinnamon and 54 Marron Glace a genuine chocolate brown with some faint shimmer.

This year I'm really trying to be more seasonal with the colors I use in my makeup, introducing some berry shades and purples. The L'Oréal Colour Riche Quad is perfect for that with its four perfectly matched, tonal mauves which I think will work well with blue eyes. I have tried a few other palettes this year and while I've liked most of them, there's almost always been pigmentation issues with the lighter shades, so fingers crossed that all four will work for me.

Still on the purple theme - I also got the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Paranoid Purple. I've only tried this on very quickly and a more detailed review will follow later on, but it feels very soft and should glide on without too much tear, and the purple shade certainly is a bold statement - wow is all I say for now. 
 
This is the bit I'm slightly embarrassed about. As you may know I have recently suffered a loss of a much loved lipstick, and I can only blame grief for the ridiculous amount of lip products I managed to buy in one go. I'm clearly looking for a substitute... but in my defense I did get them in a variety of shades and types. 

The first one is one from the the collection Kate Moss created for Rimmel - Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Lipsticks which I have heard so many great things about. It's not a huge range of colors available, but they are all very wearable and I decided on shade 16, which is a light and creamy coral pink that's supposed to last up to 8 hrs.

A while back I did a review of the YSL Glossy Stain which is a firm favourite of mine now, and at the time I got a few recommendations to try the L'Oréal Glamshine Stain Splash which is a High Street dupe for it. Again there aren't very many shades to choose from in this range, so I went for shade 200 Princess, which is a lively glossy coral and I'm really looking forward to seeing how it measures up against YSL.

Having indulged in a few coral shades which I'm always most naturally drawn to, I thought I would also get some autumn colors. The first two are both Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons. Ever since I first tried these earlier this year I've worn the Spring & Summer shades a lot and I really like the formula combining shine and moisture and find them great to wear. When I saw the new shades of the season of course I had to get them as well. Rouge is a lovely soft and creamy red with a blue undertone that I think I'll get a lot of wear out of. The other one is more of a gamble for me - Prune, is a gorgeous deep mauve berry shade, a little darker than I usually go for, but since I'm really trying to mix it up, I'm determined to give it a go.

I haven't tried any of the lip products from 17 for a very long time, but it's another brand that has really stepped up its game this year. Based on the description this seems to be very similar to the Bourjois Lip Crayons, so I couldn't resist getting the 17 Lip Crayon in Heartbreaker, a lovely burgundy shade to compare them.

Having got quite a wide range of shades, all I was missing really was a good nude which I never seem to get right. To make it easy for myself I turned to the L'Oréal Color Riche Collection Privée. and eventually settled on Barely Peach by Julianne Moore. It's not at all what I had expected - I had almost decided to go for the Doutzen Kroes shade since we have similar colouring, but there was something about it that didn't quite click for me. When I've tested it I'll let you know if I should have stuck to the expert matching, or if I was right to follow my makeup gut.
No shopping trip is complete without a few new inspirational nail polishes and I'm proud of myself that only got two this time around - I should have used the same principle with the lip products... They are both from everybody's favourite nail polish man - uncle Barry (M), and they are actually each other's complete opposites, proof that I have a multiple nail polish personality. First we have the amazing, glimmering jewel that is the Christmas Limited Edition Glitter Paint in Tinseltown. The glitter in happy sparkly red, clear royal blue, and radiant violet was just too much for me to resist, and I'm going to have so much fun experimenting with different base shades, using this as topcoat!

The other one is the paired down, Matte Nail Paint in Vanilla, which I think makes a very sleek, stylish and strict statement. So keep an eye out and I'm sure you'll see them appearing in Manic.Monday posts in the near future!
Well that was that! I'm very excited about my new products and all I need to do now is decide what I should try out first for the first review to go up soon - any suggestions?

84 comments:

  1. This is an amazing haul. I also have been looking at those colour tattoos from Bourjois. Will look forward to seeing the reviews on your latest products.

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    1. The green is such an unusual shade so I'm very excited about trying it on this weekend :o). Xx

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  2. What a lovely haul! I would love to see a review of the Bourjois Colour Edition 24h Eyeshadow and how it compares with the Maybelline Eye tattoos! (:

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    1. Great idea - thank you very much for that :o). Xx

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  3. This is a great haul. So many lip products :)

    Kate - A British Sparkle xx

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    1. I really should have tried to contain myself more - must try harder next time LOL. Xx

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  4. This is such an amazing haul! I wish I could get Bourjois products where I live. If heard so many great things about it!

    allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. Thank you so much, they have come up with some excellent products this year. EBay perhaps - or even Amazon! Xx

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  5. Love the stuff that you bought here! You really bought a different array of lip shades! I really need to start buying some reds and burgundys for my lipstick/lip product collection!

    Thanks for sharing this, really enjoyed reading it! Xx

    http://shush-itsasecret.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you very much that's really lovely of you! I'm trying to break out of my coral and peach pattern so it'll definitely be something new for me :o). Xx

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  6. I love the colour of the Bourgois eyeshadow! I'd really like to see a review of it too and how it looks on, can't get enough of green eyeshadow ha! Brilliant haul :) x

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    1. Great - seems like it might be the Bourjois being tested first then! Thanks a million and have a super weekend! Xx

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  7. I'm so jealous of everything! I can feel my own little haul coming on. I desperately want one of the L'Oreal nudes but every time I go most colours are sold out so I never know what colour I need. Please le us know what you think of it.
    Tania x
    Make-up-maggie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah that sounds like me trying to get hold of some of the much mentioned MUA blushes... Will do :o) - have a great weekend! Xx

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  8. I love the BarryM Nail Polishes!! Beautiful colours!

    Layla xx

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    1. Thank you - I've been tempted by the Matte shade for a while and the glitter is just too sparkly for me to pass up :o). Xx

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  9. Nice tips!

    Federica
    www.thecutielicious.com

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  10. Great haul! That nail varnish looks amazing! :)
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    1. That's so nice of you - thank you, yes there will definitely be a post on both of them in the next few weeks :o). Xx

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  11. You'll love the Kate lipstick :) they are my absolute favourites! :)
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    1. Sounds great, I look forward to try that then! :o). Xx

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  12. Wow what a haul! So many nice things! :-)

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    1. I was almost embarrassed to get it all, but I do love it - thank you so much :o). Trevlig helg! Xx

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  13. Beautiful Post!!! Love all the Things!!! The Nail Polish is my Fave!!!

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    1. Hello Jeannette, thank you so much for visiting and your nice comment. Hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  14. I love the 3 for 2 deal right now, I was in there for so long the other week and I love me some Bourjois Colour Boosts!

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    xx

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    1. That's always a great deal and with Christmas coming up I think I'll be able to go on a wonderful points splurge next year :O). Xx

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  15. i actually love everything you've bought! i really like the look of the barry m matte polish and the colour tattoo!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

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    1. Thanks a million, I'm quite happy with all of it too :O). Xx

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  16. Great haul! I'm loving the look of the Bourjois shadows, lip crayon and the Seventeen lip crayon too :) xx

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    1. Thanks a million it'll be so much fun to try the new shades :o). Xx

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  17. I AM LOVING THAT BARRY M NAIL POLISH! The colour just makes me think of christmas!

    Great post sweet x

    Jess
    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello Jess, you're so right - it's a very happy Christmas shade :o). Thanks a million for visiting and hope you'll be back again soon :o). Xx

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  18. Amazing haul, some great things there!! I recently bought 3 of the L'Oreal nudes collection and Julianne is my favourite. I'm in love with the matte Barry M varnishes too. Can't wait to see your review on these!

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Thank you so much - I really hope Julianne works out, it looked so pretty in the swatch :o). Xx

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  19. The loreal eyeshadow palette its my liking.
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    1. The shades are really pretty and I hope the pigmentation doesn't let me down :o). Xx

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  20. lovd the haul...all th stuff looks amazing!

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  21. So much of good cosmetics. Love everything ♥ . :)
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  22. so many good looking products! I soo wish we had barry m in the US, those polishes look so nice! I can't wait to hear how the l'oreal eye shadow palette works for you! I agree, a lot of times drugstore eyeshadows just don't measure up! This makes me want to go shopping :) haha

    sundays grace

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    1. Ah, that's a shame, but you can buy directly from BarryM.com - they do ship to the US. Xx

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  23. i love the look of the matte nail polishes but they always seem to be sold out when i go, arggh! haha, lovely products though :) x

    make-up-your-mindx.blogspot.com

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  24. I picked up my first Bourjois colour boost crayon not long ago and I love it xx

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    1. The formula is just brilliant giving so much hydration and shine :o). Xx

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  25. That Barry M sparkle polish is amazing! Looking forward to your reviews on the bourjois lip crayons and the matte nail polish, two products I've been thinking of trying! xx

    Emma at peachymakeup.blospot.co.uk

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  26. Wow lots of gorgeous products. I would love to see the lip crayons first as they look a nice alternative to chubby sticks. The matte Barry m looks nice too xx

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    1. Thanks a million - I'll definitely bring a review on the chubbies - I just can't get enough of them :o). Xx

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  27. Amazing!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know!

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you - I'm following you on Bloglovin'. Xx

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  28. Amazing!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know!

    xoxo

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  29. Great haul! I would love everything you got. I wish we had access to bourjois in the US

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    1. Thanks a million it'll definitely be lots of fun trying things out :o). Xx

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  30. I love the L'oreal Glam Shines. The shade Juliet (a pinky toned red) is absolutely gorgeous. You must try it!

    Lucy x

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation - I'll definitely check that out too :o). Xx

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  31. Lovely haul,Now I'm tempted to go shopping in boots myself! Great purchases, especially the Boujours colour boosts, love them! x

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    1. Thank you so much - I think all this stuff should last me a good while :o). Xx

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  32. You picked up some great things, I love the Bourjois colour boosts and also want to try the Bourjois cream shadows!

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    1. Thanks a million, I'll post a review of the Bourjois cream shadow this week, so if it's something you like the sound of :o). Xx

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  33. Wow..that's a big haul :) You have some great things there!

    xo's
    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Hello Laura - thank you! I am very happy with what I've got and I'm so looking forward to testing it all now :O). Xx

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  34. Wow I love your haul! I love Barry M nail varnishes, especially the glittery ones (: xx

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    1. Hello Emily - thanks a million! They do have so many lovely things I'm quite proud I only ended up getting two of them :o). Xx

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  35. The Christmas nail polish looks so pretty! I bet it would look great layered over any colour of nail polish.

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    1. I agree with you - it'll be fun to try with red, purple, maybe even white :o). Xx

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  36. tell us how the palette is! I was considering buying it and I hope that it will be worth it.

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    1. I hope it doesn't have the usual issues with pigmentation that you can get with lighter shades, so fingers crossed. Xx

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  37. Great Haul! Your L'Oreal shadows look pretty and I like the packaging/ layout, ours in the states look a little different. I'd love to see those polishes in a NOTD, the sparkly one look so fun!

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    1. Thank you very much, it'll be up very soon :O). Xx

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  38. I got the same L'oreal Glam Shine Lip Stain the other day and so far I really love it!! You'll definitely like it!
    Kookii || The Beauty Diary♥

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    1. Sounds so exciting - thanks for the update :o). Xx

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  39. What a great haul, I love all the lip products. Did you get round to trying the 17 lip crayon and how did you get on with it? I must try some of these. Thanks for sharing :) xx
    http://insaneaboutmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks I certainly have a selection to go through now :o). Xx

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  40. I really like the sound and look of the Barry M Matte Nail Polish, would you recommend it? Are there any other colours in the Matte range you have tried and would recommend?
    I love your blog and would love it if you checked out mine as I am new to this whole blogging thing!
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    1. Hello Olivia, thank you so much for visiting! The Barry M matte polishes are really lovely, the formula is good and the finish is quite sophisticated I think, I quite like the burgundy crush and mocha :O). Hope you'll visit soon again. Xx

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