I’ve had to head into Peterborough City Centre a few times over the past 2 weeks for various wedding chores. Naturally that’s meant whilst I did do what I intended to do whilst there, a quick few pitstops were made along the way into various shops.
I had a quick look in Superdrug whilst I was killing time waiting for Ben to get his hair cut. I happened to spot that they were now stocking Nip & Fab in there. I have heard amazing things about their Glycolic Fix Cleansing Pads, and they were reduced down to just £5 from £12. I also decided to try the bottled version from the same line. I bought these last weekend and have been using the pads nightly so far and I’m impressed so far.
Because I bought two items of premium skincare, I qualified to receive a perfume sample (I didn’t even know this was running until I got to the checkout), and received the latest Versace perfume in Bright Crystal. I’m going to be giving this a go this month.
You may remember in my what I got for Christmas Haul I received a MAC Voucher, I’ve been awaiting the MAC Reflects Glitters (0nly stocked online & in Pro Stores) to come back in stock since November as I’ve fallen in love with the one that I had and they still haven’t – the voucher was starting to burn a hole in my pocket so I decided to go and take a look without any predetermined plans on what I was looking for.
First up I picked up a new lipstick from Liptensity range, I have Dionysus which I love, but it’s a wintery wine colour and I’m now fully waiting for spring and I haven’t been reaching it for it very often over the past few weeks. I was very tempted to pick up Smoked Almond which I’ve been eyeing for ages – but decided to go for Claretcast a gorgeous wearable bright pink with a hint of red undertone. Keep your eyes peeled for a review as I’m planning on cracking this one out immediately!
Next up I was playing with their Dazzleshadows which I’ve never owned any from. There was one shade I wanted that was out of stock, and the Sales Assistant showed me this one that was a similar tone (although they didn’t have any out to swatch, so I trusted her and gambled), Googling Swatches they are no where near the same shade – however I still know I will get a lot of wear from this coppery orange pink shade called ‘Let’s Roll’ . These are like colour shifting pressed glitters that work best layered over other eyeshadows. It will give me the effect I wanted from the Transparent Reflects glitters I had been waiting to come back in stock forever.
When I got to the till, I was offered a choice of samples and I picked a Mascara, I never end up buying MAC mascaras (as I’m perpetually topped up from beauty boxes) but whenever I end up with a mascara sample from MAC I tend to love it. This is the In Extreme 3D Black Lash – sounds like all the qualities I want from a mascara so I already am dying to give this a go!
My Local CCO is very hit and miss at the moment, they don’t have as good as a selection every time I go in. This time they came through, they had a decent selection of OPI shades and they were on 3 for 2. I spotted one shade, ‘Oh My Majesty’ from last year’s Alice in Wonderland which I’ve heard amazing things about it, but couldn’t find it anywhere, so I snapped it up – I had even been considering getting the Gel version of it as I could still find that easily. It’s a gorgeous white shade with an almost Opalesque subtle shine, I’m already wearing this and I love it. I picked a second one from the Alice Collection and went for the classic Alice Dress Blue called ‘The I’s Have It’, I don’t have another shade like this that’s a pure mid blue, they’re all more periwinkle coloured. Lastly the main bulk of the other OPIs were from the Hawaii collection, I have several of this collection in mini form thanks to a nail related disaster whilst heading on holiday which meant I had to buy a mini set on the plane to holiday, so I picked one shade which I didn’t think I had as a mini, a pretty muted orange cream called ‘Is Mai Thai Crooked?’.
Lastly I stopped into Boots, I am dying to dye my hair a bright colour, but need something really non-temporary pre-wedding as I don’t want lingering shades of green or pink. I decided to get one of the new Colorista dyes from L’Oreal, which vary per shade but should mean it shouldn’t last more than 15 washes (so about 3-4 weeks for me). I opted for the shade Violet, which is gorgeous bright mid blue, I am going to do a little patch test underneath my hair first and see how it washes for a week before I put it all over, just in case it ends up lasting better than it should!
I spotted a load of new haircare ranges and got two colour treatments from Schwarzkopf, these are formulated with Omegaplex, sounds a lot like the famous Olaplex which has worked wonders for my hair when I’ve had it treated in the salon. I had been thinking about buying Olaplex 3, which is the at home treatment stage, but decided to try the Schwarzkopf treatment and condtioner, because at a mere £3.99 each, they’re a lot more purse friendly than the £30 price tag that Olaplex has.
Have you treated yourself to anything lately?