Beauty Purchases

Makeup Additions.

I thought I’d post about a few products I’ve bought recently. Clinique had a free gift recently when you bought two products (one to be skincare) and as I needed my Clinique Even Better foundation (and the gift was pretty good) I thought I’d get a cleanser to take off my makeup too.
The second photo shows the products in the gift – a scrub, Moisture Surge, eye cream, eye makeup remover, hand & nail cream and mascara. They’re all sample size, but still pretty reasonable. I’m sure you will know from reading my blog that I travel a lot so having miniatures to take with me is really great.
I’m not sure how I feel about the Take the Day Off cleansing milk, I like a cleanser that takes off my eye makeup as well but I tried to use this on my eyes and it was torture. I honestly thought the pain would never end. So this is definitely for the face only! I’m sure if I wasn’t so lazy I would love this.
I’m also not so keen on the eye makeup remover, it doesn’t seem to be as good as others I’ve tried. It’s very oily, which I’m used to, but the cotton pad seems to soak up all the liquid and then the cotton pad feels quite dry… but oily at the same time. It doesn’t really “wet” the eye area so the makeup isn’t dissolved. I’m not sure if that just means I need to use more, I will have to experiment. It’s a very handy size to take away with me though so I’m sure it will get some use.

I also bought InStyle magazine which I read anyway, but it came with a free Β£5 Body Shop gift card which is pretty good! I think The Body Shop has really gone up in price and is almost too expensive for what it is. I love like their products though, so I’ll definitely find something to spend this on.
I’ve had the Models Own & Wah Nail Pen for a while, my first one broke on the first use so they sent me another one but it’s been sitting at my parents house in Scotland for months. I will definitely be using this a lot in the next few weeks, trying to get the hang of nail art!
I was sent this Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Eye Cream at work, and I’ve not tried it yet but it’s a massive seller so I’m looking forward to it!

Lastly, I made a small order to ELF recently as it was 20% their Studio line and I have been dying to get the Stipple brushes for so long. I ended up buying two, as well as a Complexion brush, an Angled Contour Brush and a Fan brush. Really excited about using these tomorrow morning. I think I will use one Stipple brush for my foundation and the other for my cream blushers. Any tips for applying foundation with a stipple brush?

Ps. I’ve said this on twitter already, but incase she doesn’t have twitter, I just wanted to say sorry to the girl who spoke to me in Tesco today. I felt a bit self conscious that you looked at me funny, I genuinely thought I had something on my face! It made me a bit awkward and I didn’t understand when you asked about my blog. Not sure why it didn’t click, but I felt like an idiot when I got halfway home and realised! I’m so sorry! If you read this, please say hi so I can stop worrying about it! <3

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  • I love ELf’s stipple brush. I use it for cream blush and for foundation I use another one from Elf’s Studio line its like Sigma’s flat top kabuki. Can’t remember the name. You should def buy that too πŸ˜€

  • I’m really liking the look of the stipple brushes! πŸ™‚

  • kate could you do a review on the soap and glory eye cream? been meaning to try it out for a while and never got round to it! looks really nice.
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  • Looks like you picked up a lot of nice stuff πŸ™‚ I agree with you on the Body Shop pricing, I love their stuff, but yeah, it’s getting very expensive for what it is….
    Sirens and Bells xx

  • I have some of those elf brush and I REALLY like them! xo

  • Girl from Tesco here πŸ™‚ Sorry if you thought I was looking at you funny, I know I double checked a lot but I didn’t want to ask you and make a complete arse of myself – seems like I did that anyway! I just wanted to say I enjoy your blog πŸ™‚

  • The moisture surge is AMAZING. I use it every day under makeup and it is velvety soft!! Your little message to whoever was in Tesco is adorable. I agree about the body shop, since it got sold to L’oreal it isnt the same at all, like the stopped selling animal shaped soaps!

  • I absolutly HATE the eye make up remover i didnt have a great experience to begin with and i woke up the next day with my eyes and face swollen and i could hardly open my eyes. not impressed!! xxx

  • WOW! those clinique products look amazing, and I’ve always wanted to try some elf brushes so I hope you do a review on them πŸ˜€

  • i really need that stipple brush in my life! i love that you got two, haha πŸ™‚ x

  • I loved that Bonus Time – and I got the gift card too!

  • You should try the ELF flat top powder brush, its actually amazing for liquid or cream foundation!

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