A few days ago I popped into Boots to buy some plasters and ended up walking out with a bag of make-up. Please someone tell me it's not just me this happens to! I did ponder whether to share what I bought with you as I feel i do a lot of hauls, but there's so many good deals in Boots at the moment that I just had to share! Of course I didn't take advantage of all the deals - I'd say about 80% of the make-up stands were offering gifts with purchase, gotta love Christmas!
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder - 120
I've been lusting after one of the Maybelline Fit Me Foundations for ages now, but I have so many foundations I'm not sure I can justify another one. However I am running very low on powder so I decided to get the Fit Me powder. I'm just worried that if I love it I'll be running straight out to get the matching foundation that everyone raves about so much! I do love the packaging of this, I hope we're onto a winner here!
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara - Medium Brown
This is a relatively new product and I must say I've been quite restrained at not buying it before now. I've been very intrigued by it as I've not tried a tinted brow gel before. I've just given this a go on my make-upless face and I'm not sure how I feel. Naturally my brows are pretty much invisible and need a lot of colour adding to them. This is a very natural looking product and thus doesn't quite give enough for me. But I will continue to use it and let you know the proper verdict!
Maybelline Master Kajal Khol Liner - Lapis Blue
Maybelline actually had a 3 for 2 offer on (not sure if it's still going) and on top of that a free gift (below) if you bought three products. So effectively I got 4 products for the price of two, not bad! Again this is a new product that intrigued me as I've never tried a proper Kajal Eyeliner before - I know Sleek used to and maybe still does do one, but this is my first! Me being me decided to go with bright blue for my first go - but I am a big lover of blue eyeliner - it really makes my brown eye pop!
Maybelline Baby Lips - Cherry Velvet
(Gift with Purchase)
The Baby Lips hype seems to still be going! To be honest with you I don't think the Baby Lips are worth the hype they've received - not to say they're bad though. This particular one is not part of the regular line (well at least not in the UK!). This also has slightly different packaging, more akin to a normal lipbalm. It is also clear (but glossy) and smells like the other cherry Baby Lips that has a tint to it. This one does taste rather foul though!
Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer
I talked myself out of buying this when it released a few weeks ago. But since then I've been hearing so may good reviews and have also decided that the Happy Light foundations not too bad either! Naturally as soon as this came off of introductory offer I was desperate to try it. However I managed to hold out for some kind of deal, which I did as Bourjois currently have a pretty epic gift with purchase for spending £15! I have to say I was kind of expecting this to have some kind of shimmer in it, but after applying it to the back of my hand, it doesn't.
Bourjois Color Edition 24H Eyeshadow - Kaki Cheri
I do actually have one of these already and have been rather impressed with it, so to bring myself upto the £15 to get the free gift with purchase I decided to pick up another shade. They're basically cream to powder eyeshadows that last all day on the eyes. I wouldn't say they're super pigmented, but they do apply evenly. This particular one is a lovely olivey green shade, with a golden sheen to it.
Bourjois Iconic Glam Make-Up Kit
(Gift with Purchase)
Included in this set is: Volume Glamour Max Holidays Mascara (Black), Smoky Eyes Trio Eyeshadow (01 - Gris Dandy), Effet 3D Lipgloss (06 - Rouge Democratic) and So Lacque Nail Enamel (Rouge Escaprin). There's also a £2 off voucher in there, which makes an already brilliant kit even better. This kit brings together a group of products that would make a beautiful dramatic look of smoky eyes and red lips. Although of course you can use the items separately - there's no rules! I was considering putting up a look using all of these for you, so let me know if you'd like to see that!
I know this wasn't the biggest haul ever, but I really wanted to show you some of the great deals that they have in Boots at the moment! I've yet to go into Superdrug and see what their offers are like - or anywhere else really to be honest. Like I said, I only actually went to Boots for plasters. Fail.