10 April 2013


Today is my 21st birthday! I've got this week off work but I've not really got any plans. I'm going out for tea later with my family and I'm going out for a meal on Friday night with my friends which I'm looking forward to.
After I got myself ready and opened my cards, I took myself to the retail park in the hope of finding a new dress for Friday however there didn't seem to be anything I was drawn to so I went to Boots instead and it's safe to say I was drawn to too much in there.
I received a Boots gift card off my friend too so in my head that meant I could spend a little bit more. Looking at the stuff I've bought, I was very well restrained and I did have more in my basket prior to getting to the checkout. Also, Boots have 3 for 2 on makeup and hair care and a few other things and that makes my brain feel like I need it all.

Here is what I actually ended up buying...

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash | Revlon Lip Butter 'Macaroon' |Good Things Eye Cream | Good Things Five Minute Facial Face Mask | Ecotools Airbrush Concealer Brush | No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation 'Calico'

I remember a while ago seeing Zoella talking about how much she loved this. I've only ever used a Soap & Glory eyeliner (which I didn't like) but I've never tried any of their body stuff. I think mainly because my more local Boots doesn't stock it. Anyway, I smelt this and OH MY GOD. I cannot wait to use it. It's very sweet and lime-y and I can't do it any justice in words. Just go smell it. They had an offer on that if you spent £10 on any Soap & Glory you got some body butter free. The body butter was actually worth over £10 on it's own but I didn't really like the smell of it and I never end up using those products so I held back from making myself spend a few extra quid just to get that!

I've never used this range before but I've heard good things. I read on Helen's blog only yesterday about the face mask. The Good Things range has been made for young skin and I keep getting random breakouts still so hopefully this will help in some way. This range was also on a 2 for £6 offer and the face mask was £5.99 so it would be ridiculous not to get something else. Decided on an eye cream because I always neglect this part from my skincare routine. Again it was £5.99 but I basically got it for free.

My foundation is about to run out and I've raved many times about how much I love this. I got matched back in September to the shade Cool Vanilla but I've started to notice it looking a bit too dark so the lady at the No7 counter told me just to get the shade lighter (the lightest one!) which is called Calico. She explained that at this time of year is when your skin is the lightest so going down a shade will help. I don't feel like the shade of my pale skin ever gets any darker or lighter but I must be wrong. Hopefully this will tone down the orange-ness I feel like I've been sporting recently. Never a good look!

I have a eye shadow blending brush by Ecotools and I love it. I saw this and it seems even more fluffier so it's going to be lovely for blending. It does say that it's for concealer but I very much doubt I'll use it for that purpose. I usually just use my fingers or the Real Techniques Buffing Brush for concealer.
This was part of the 3 for 2 so I ended up getting this for free alongside the Lip Butter and the foundation.

I already have a lip butter in the shade Candy Apple. I've been looking at the one in Macaroon for a while. Mainly, the name drew me in because I am obsessed with those things! It's probably a good job nowhere near where I live actually sells them. It's a lovely dark pink-nude kind of colour and being the lip butter it's going to be really moisturising for the lips too. I was so late on the Revlon lip products bandwagon but I totally get the hype!

So that was all I picked up from Boots today. I could have spent a hell of a lot more money!

And a quick face of the day... (really bad quality photo I'm afraid!)

Nivea Express Hydration Primer
GOSH Velvet Touch Primer
No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation 'Cool Vanilla'
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 'Fair'
MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural 'Light'
MUA Bronzer 'Shade 3'
Sleek Blush 'Rose Gold'
Bourjois Liner Clubbing 'Ultra Black'
L'Oréal Telescopic Mascara 'Black'
Benefit Brow-zings 'Dark'
Rimmel Lip Pencil 'Black Tulip'
Rimmel x Kate Moss Matte Lipstick '107'


  1. Happy birthday lovely! :)

    I took advantage of the Good Things offer too, got a scrub and a cleanser, such a good deal! x


  2. WOW, happy 21st birthday :) hope you have a lovely day. That eco tools brush looks so fluffy!

  3. The No7 foundation is amazing, I have it myself and it works a treat. I really want to try some product by Good Things to they have rave reviews. Plus Sugar Crush look amazing, adding that to my wishlist!
    Elle xo

    1. Happy birthday too, hope you have a wonderful day :) xo

  4. Happy birthday for yesterday! It was my nanas birthday too and she was 71 haha :). I always find that when I have money/ actually need something to wear I can never find anything I really want but as soon as I've no money there are soooo many things I'd like. Loving your boots haul!i had a sneaky sniff of sugar crush & it's just gorgeous isn't it?! I've also noticed my foundation feels a bit dark but I use like SPF 999999 so I can't imagine my skin ever changes colour haha :)
    That lippie looks great on you by the way.hope you have a nice meal Friday!!xxx

  5. Love this post. Would love to to what extent the face mask helps your skin, always interested in trying new ones.

    1. I'll no doubt do a review soon. I used it the other day and my skin felt great immediately!

  6. great haul, really pretty Revlon shade;)X



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