Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Recent Beauty Buys #1

Hi, I'm Holly, and I am a beauty junkie. The first step is admitting it, right?
I take so much pleasure in wandering around Debenams, Boots, Superdrug, John Lewis etc, trying out products and deciding which ones I'm ready to add to my collection. So I thought I would start up a new series of posts entitled 'Recent Beauty Buys' to show you which products I've picked up lately and my initial thoughts on them. So here's what I've bought this past week:
Firstly, on Sunday I went to apply my favourite 'drugstore' foundation, the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, and it was just about empty, so I immediately re-purchased it. This foundation is amazing, if you haven't tried it yet, you are really missing out. It provides medium coverage with a natural, radiant finish, and it is totally purse-friendly.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich
I have been looking for a new staple moisturiser for a while now, and originally I wanted to try the Vichy Idealia, but then I saw Em from EmTalks mention the Vichy Aqualia Thermal in a recent post, and I decided to try that instead as it claims to provide 48 hour hydration for normal-dry skin (which is my skin type), and that is exactly what I was looking for. It's also slightly cheaper than the Vichy Idealia. This cream is so soft and nourishing and a little goes a very long way, so this 50ml pot should last me quite a long time. It also smells like after sun so it reminds me of being on holiday which always makes me happy, so that's a great pick-me-up when I'm applying this in the morning before my makeup.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
Perfume is probably one of my most neglected beauty products, I've never bought it for myself. It's something I always get for my birthday or Christmas rather than purchase myself. After seeing so many bloggers showcasing their beautiful perfume collections recently, I suddenly had the urge to treat myself to a new one. I knew I wanted one that had a beautiful bottle that I could proudly display on my dressing table and I thought Marc Jacobs Daisy would be perfect. I can't even explain how much I love this perfume bottle. It is so feminine and pretty, the large white, pink and yellow flowers adorning the lid make the bottle really stand out. I'm terrible at describing scents, but as the name suggests, this perfume is fresh, floral and fruity 'with notes of ruby red grapefruit, raspberry, green leaves, pear, violet, lychee, apple blossom, rose, jasmine with woody notes of musk and cedar'. I got this 75ml bottle on eBay for £28 - it's normally £48 so I was really pleased with this bargain.
Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in 'Pink Cloud'
I picked up this blush with my Boots advantage card points. It's only £1.99 which is a total steal. This shade is a lovely baby pink, it gives the cheeks a really natural-looking flush of colour. It doesn't have amazing staying power, but that's to be expected for the price. I've been using this nearly every day since I bought it and I'm really enjoying it.
Topshop Lip Crayon in 'Wave Goodbye'
I am a massive fan of Topshop lipsticks, I actually added another one to my collection just yesterday, but I had never tried their lip crayons. On a recent trip I decided to swatch them and I was so surprised by their formulation, particularly this shade - 'wave goodbye'. It has an amazing glossy finish but is also really pigmented. It's love. This shade is a lovely pale pink and is so wearable. It's also fairly easy to sharpen, which I have done twice now as I've been using it so much. I can't wait to try some more shades of the Topshop lip crayons because I am so impressed with this one.
I hope you enjoyed this post, I'm sure there will be a lot more like this as I have a slight spending problem at the minute. I suppose I might as well make the most of being able to afford to splurge on beauty products while I don't have bills to pay.
Thanks for reading!
Have you tried any of these products? What have you picked up recently?
Holly xo


  1. Marc Jacobs perfumes are my favourites :) I really want to try the rimmel wake me up and some of the Topshop lip sticks

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  2. That natural collection blush looks lovely, and I sooo want to try Daisy by Marc Jacobs!x


  3. The lip crayon is something I've had my eye one, really need to get some, looks lovely!

  4. love the natural collection brush!


  5. The topshop lip crayon looks wicked moisturizing! I'm surprised. I loved this post and the photographs.

    New follower of your blog!!



  6. love the rimmel wake me up foundation! AND im desperate to buy my first bit of makeup from topshop.. im yet to take the plunge xx

    1. You will never look back! Their lip products and highlighter are so good, and I've heard their nail polishes are great too but I'm yet to try one xx

  7. is it weird that i don't own perfume? hm. i want daisy thoughhhhhh


  8. I looooove Daisy by Marc Jacobs, smells so good!



  9. I love the shade of that lip crayon! Topshop do amazing make-up considering they're a high-street fashion brand!

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  10. Marc jacobs daisy oh so fresh is just gorgeous - I love it!


  11. me encanta el color del lip. Me encanta tu estilo y me gusta mucho tu blog, asique me quedo para ver más entradas tuyas!!!! te sigoo!!!

    Te animo a que visites mi blog y me sigas si te gusta!!!

    Besoss y gracias!


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