Sunday, 17 May 2009

10p Make-up Wipes!!



So any self-confessed beauty addict will know when it comes to make-up wipes, they seem to just disappear. You can buy a pack on Monday and come the following weekend, be down to the last one.

I’ve been there a million times, and the more I try to cut down on how many I use, the more I seem to need to use one. A minimum day would require just two, but some days I could use up to say 8!

So the other day in my local Tesco I stumbled across these, 10p! For 25 wipes!
I was cautious as I had once purchased some 49p wipes, and I swear they were just glorified toilet roll, so I just bought the one pack, for a whole 10p.

I got home and expected the worst to be honest; surely this was too good to be true?
I’ve used Simple, Eeyko, Drug stores own brands etc in the past, and I seriously cannot believe how good these wipes match up to them standards! Even my sometimes-excessive mascara was off in a wipe.

The next day I went back and bought 4 more packs, I noticed the display had gone down quite dramatically.

125 wipes for 50p!!!
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Friday, 8 May 2009

Broken Shot

There's nothing more heartbreaking as this ...
I feel so cheated, yet It was my own fault, I dropped it on the floor open :(




Having scooped up the remains, I'm annoyed more than anything, cause I'm pretty sure this shade is limited edition.
I have been wearing this so much lately, all I can think is maybe it's a sign to try something new :)
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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Stila


Stila is one of those brands, which I’ve always known about, but never actually owned anything. Their products have always intrigued me, mainly because of their use of pretty florals on there packaging designs.

Hearing TJHughes had had a delivery of Stila products, I got there as fast as possible, rushed for time and quite intimidated by the way the products had literally just been dumped all on a shelf, my mind just went into meltdown, I didn’t know what I wanted to buy, I walked out without a single thing.

It had been on my mind ever since that I did want something, even if only the one product, it was a brand I was willing to give a try. So over the weekend I managed to get back to the Sheffield branch, and surprise surprise the somewhat messy and chaotic display looked like it had not been touched at all. This makes me wonder whether eventually they will lower the prices down to point were they are giving the stuff away, which is more than likely going to happen, and if so I will be there.

So on my second visit I was more determined to sift through the baskets full of disorganised Stila. I literally was crouched on my knee’s going through every single product, which was not the easiest task, as the Stila outer cardboard packaging is all brown and therefore is quite difficult to identify colours/shades etc.



Also TJHughes had decided to cello taped the boxes shut and place a sign saying please do not open, but I found this impossible to obey as I found a lot of the products had actually been put into the wrong boxes! There was a basket full of supposed testers but swimming in leaked lip-gloss and shattered powder was not my idea of fun.

No kidding, I was there going through the products for at least half an hour, no one approached me at all, so I did literally rip some of the packages open, it was the only way to get anywhere.

Even though all the hassle that I have just rambled on about, I am more than happy with what I got :)

The tinted lip balm pots are my fave; I love everything about them and they are so easy to use. The rouge pot was a gamble but I have been wanting to try out a non-powder blush for a while now. The eye shadow was a bit of a daft purchase seems I don’t own a Stila palette these are designed for and nor do TJHughes sell them, but at £3.00 I couldn’t resist an opportunity to try one out, and it’s a perfect neutral shade. The tiny pot is similar to a pigment; I bought this specifically to wear on my birthday, it will look great fingers crossed!

:)
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When the magic comes to an end ...


So weeks and weeks of putting it off, I finally decided to open up my Urban Decay eye shadow primer potion and see what was going on. I'd seen pictures and videos of other people doing this, so I knew there must be some product lurking in there still...somewhere!

I was sad to see Urban Decay packaging get destroyed, but if you have this product, or will ever purchase this product in the near future...YOU HAVE TO DO THIS

Making sure the wand is taken out prior to the carnage; the worst is over in a couple of seconds! And trust me, the amount of product left in that little purple tube is really something else. You will die with shock.

SO making sure I had an airtight container at hand, I transferred the primer and tried to clean up the remains of my once pristine packaging.


Conclusion- Horrendous packaging. Amazing product.
x
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Friday, 1 May 2009

Tag :)

I was tagged by Rebecca :) -http://pandadoesmakeup.blogspot.com/

8 Things I Look Forward To:

1) Seeing the Boyfriend tonight :)
2) A new MAC collection - a la Dame, a la HK
3) Finally getting round to watching Flight Of The Conchords
4) My birthday - 10 days!
5) New Make-up
6) A nice long bank holiday weekend
7) Listening to Taylor Swifts album.....
8) My best friend coming home for the summer

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1) Bought some mini chupa chump lollipops- too cute for words!
2) Walked back from my town centre (usually get the bus)
3) Uploaded to flickr.com
4) Saw my friend
5) Stood infront of Marie Claire magazine for 10minutes, but didn't purchase :(
6) Went to Tesco....
7) Watched Eastenders
8) Chucked some old make-up away


8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1) Drive
2) Fly
3) Have full vision without wearing glasses
4) Make youtube videos
5) Dig my sewing machine out for old times sake
6) Speak fluent french
7) Not hoard things
8) Apply make-up amazing



8 Shows I Watch:


1) Eastenders
2) Mighty Boosh
3) Hollyoaks
4) The One Show
5) ???
6) ???
7) ???
8) ??? I really don't watch that much TV!


I tag -

http://pinksealight.blogspot.com/
http://followingthefashion.blogspot.com/

:)
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