as promised, I'm going to be doing my haul - this will be separated into two posts considering the amount of clothes I've bought. OH! I'll also include a makeup of the day into this post as well :)
Okay, firstly, I bought a few things from Superdrug - which, if you didn't already know is a drugstore equivalent in England, it sells things from toiletries, cosmetics, perfume, hair care, hair dye and even food, but I'm sure you'd rather see the things that I purchased and not the history of Superdrug. I bought one item from Gosh - I don't know if you can get gosh overseas (I think Canada sells Gosh too) It's the Extreme Art Eye Liner in 07. This liner is amazing, it lasts for ages and it's completely smudge proof, however, it lasts for a bit too long. It's one of those liners that don't come off with regular face wipes or make up removers - the only solution I've found is the Clinique take the day off make up remover. I think, because it's an oil-based remover, it's able to remove the liner. I give it 4 out of 5 loves.
the next few products are from Barry M - this is also sold at larger brands of Boots. I purchased two of their Lip Paints and Nail Paints.
I'll talk about the Nail Paints first, I'm always on the look out for good neutral shades of nail polish - not just your average pink, black or red. Barry M offers a wide selection of nail polishes in various colours, formulas and textures. I picked up 289 Gold because it just reminded me so much of Christmas, but to be fair, anything gold reminds me of Christmas. It's not so thick and opaque, however, it's amazing as a top coat for a slight gold glittery finish to any colour nail polish. personally, I would recommend using dark shades underneath because it really acts as a good base for the gold glitters to be seen. The next shade is 313 Dusky Mauve - a new favourite of mine, as a matter of fact, I have got this polish on my nails now. It's really deep dirty taupe grey? it's not mauve at all. you might be thinking, "wow, that sounds very special Sammie, like millions of companies don't have a colour that sounds exactly like your description", well, feast your eyes on the lovely purple shimmer. It's not chunky shimmer, it's fine shimmer than makes the shade more of a mauve colour. it's beautiful! 2 coats needed!
Enough about nail polishes - down to the Lip Paints. I think these colours are new to the season, but don't quote me on that one, I'm just guessing. I have 152 and 150 - no ideas on the names; which is one of the factors of Barry M that I don't enjoy, I like to have names on so I don't have to open every single tube of lipstick to find the right one. names I can do, numbers? I'm not too fond of. 152 seems very light in the tube, but on me, it's a beautiful berry mauve shade; which really compliments my skin tone - it reminds me of maturity. how stupid does that sound? but it does - it's my mature lipstick. However, the formula of this particular lip paint is similar to the porn star nude lip paint that they also have - Marshmallow, I believe it's called. It's thick and a little drying for my liking. 150 is a brownish pink nude. It's one of those lip colours that look like your lips but better. well my lips, anyways. It's really glossy, in comparison to 152, it's a lot smoother and silkier? if that's even a word. Overall, they're pretty good.