So I've been incredibly naughty and purchased more than a few things this week in the beauty side of life!
Firstly, Body Shop had a 40% off promotion with Free Delivery so I decided to restock some of my essentials as well as try a couple of new things. I rarely ever buy anything full price there because they constantly have online deals - if you want to be in know of these too just sign up to their emails; I'm always receiving them!
I bought the Aloe Gentle Exfoliator, Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash and Elderflower Eye Cooling Gel. The exfoliator was not for myself but the other two products are my everyday essentials. They're my favourite products from the Body Shop and frankly, I could not live without them!
|Aloe Gentle Exfoliator, Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash and Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel|
I then selected two mini body butters to try out. I left my one at home so I've been using a different moisturiser at university.
The mango one is so fresh and sweet and these body butters are very moisturising and leave you smelling wonderful - I'd definitely recommend these to anyone out there. I haven't yet opened the chocolate one so fingers crossed it'll be lovely when I use it! These came in at £3 each with the discount.
|Body Shop 50ml Body Butter in Mango and Chocolate|
My tip for buying body butters is if possible, wait until post-Christmas sales when they sell these babies for around £5 for a large container which is an absolute bargain. The majority of them smell divine so its usually a great deal for something that's timeless!
|Body Shop 50ml Body Butter in Mango|
I then paid E.L.F. a visit as I haven't looked at their products in a while and boy have they improved their website! They have really low priced cosmetics however a lot of them are great especially their eye primer!
First I chose two blushes to try. The Mineral Blush in 'Bliss' was on sale for £2.50 so I couldn't resist and the HD Blush in 'Diva' was £3.75. The HD Blush is a bit of a crazy colour but I hope to make up an opinion on it in due course.
|E.L.F. HD Blush in 'Diva' and Mineral Blush in 'Bliss'|
|E.L.F. Mineral Blush in Bliss|
I also decided I'd try on of E.L.F.'s mascaras as I've never used one and they seem to be receiving sparkling reviews on their website. This one is a lash extending mascara (which is what my thin, downward facing oriental eyelashes really need) and it came at £3.75. I'll do a review on this at some point after I've tried it out properly.
I also picked up another E.L.F. eye primer in 'Pearl' at £1.50 and a Hypershine Lipgloss in Blossom for £1.00.
The eye primers from E.L.F. are absolutely incredible and could match Urban Decay's eye primer's performance. I hope this one matches up to the nude one!
I am also in desperate need for make up brushes and didn't want to spend way too much on them until I get a summer job. I decided on buying the Bamboo Concealer Brush (£3.00) and Studio Complexion Brush (£3.75). Personally I think these are absolute bargains and I'm loving them already.
The concealer brush has a great sturdiness on it so concealer application is easy and it is incredibly soft. The complexion brush is wonderfully soft and it looks great too! Can't wait to use that with face powders and blushers!
The last item I picked up was the E.L.F. Nail Polish in 'Matte Finisher'. I was definitely excited to try this one out as I think matte nails are quite fascinating and I was very interested in seeing how this product worked!
|E.L.F. Matte Finisher Nail Polish applied on my thumb and index finger (None on third,fourth and fifth fingers)|
Excited to try all these products out properly and I shall keep this blog updated about my progress!