Sunday, 16 May 2010

Great Ideas from Superdrug!!

I was surfing online last weekend on the Superdrug website and then discovered totally by accident they has a new range of make up- MUA- Make up Academy. They have introduced this range where everything is £1. Yes people ‘everything is £1’. This includes lip gloss, lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, nail polish etc. So... of course... after seeing that I had to get something.

The next day I went to my local Superdrug and went to check it out. My local Superdrug was pretty well stocked! I had a look at the products. The range of colour in the nail polish section is very good, 20 colours! Not bad for a small range! Lipsticks on the other hand did not have such a big variety. I think there was only 4 colours, their lipsticks were also not as pigmented as you would like. Eyeliner and eye shadow also have a lot of choices. They also have face powder and blushes too but I didn’t have enough time to look at them closely.

After mulling over everything for a long time, I brought 4 things.

Liquid eyeliner- shade 5

I wore it the next day to work. I didn’t like the brush- actually that is an understatement- I hated that brush. It was so stiff, didn’t pick up enough product so I had to keep dipping it back in the bottle. It was also hard- felt really horrible when applying. The eyeliner itself was ok, it didn’t flake, but I just kept expecting it to.

Eye shadow- shade 20

Black- very pigmented- perfect for putting over pencil or gel-liner- what more do you want for £! 

Nail poilish- shade 18

I got a very light pink shade so I had to put three coats on to get the colour right. But once on it’s seems to be ok. I have worn it for two days and it seems fine so far. The bottle is 6ml which is not bad considering Barry M is 10ml for about £2.60.

Lip gloss- shade 4

Colour is amazing. It’s quite a deep pink with a more complex sheen – this could be due to the gold flexes in the gloss. It is not sticky on the lips or drying and most importantly; as my sister points out, it doesn’t smell weird!

The only thing that I don’t like about this range is that they only name the shades by numbers and not names. All in all MUA is good value for money! If you want to try new colours out and don’t want to spend a bomb, then you should check out your local Superdrug.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

New Obsession!

It’s been ages don’t you think? Why has it been ages since I have done a new post. Well it’s all because I have this new obsession! I am always on it looking at what new things have been posted up! Is it a new blogspot? Is it a new guru to watch on you tube? No! Its ...ebay! Ai.....

Yes I know it’s been around for ages! But I have only just discovered it! Why you may ask- well... I was like most people very aware of the stigma that was attached to ebay – it is full of used things or worse fake things.... why would anyone buy things from there but if you take a bit longer and look you could bag yourself a bargain! 

I think it started about two weeks ago, I was walking to work and I saw a lady carrying this gorgeous tan eyelet detailed leather handbag! I had to have it! So when I went home that night I did what every girl would do I ‘googled’ it! I had no idea what brand or shop it was from but I really really wanted it so I just typed in everything I could think of...’tan leather bag’...’eyelet detailed leather bag’...’big beautiful hangbag’... you get the picture. But I came up with nothing! Well almost nothing. I was redirected by google to ebay, where I discovered a whole array of handbags! Yes any type you could think of, big, small, leather, canvas, used, unused... so this is where it all started. Lol

I ended up getting two handbags from ebay, neither of them was the tan eyelet detailed leather handbag i was looking for originally lol. One was an absolute bargain even my husband said I should bid for it. It was a suede handbag with two zip pockets and gold details. It was brand new and cost me £4.99.

My second bag was more of an impulse buy, its a brown leather handbag. The perfect size, not too big, not too small. Not entirely new as it was used twice by its owner but still in great condition. This one was £20.

The other absolute thrill about ebay is the bidding. It’s very exciting, you have to be quite strategic and its totally addictive! Lol