Tuesday, 19 February 2013

mini haul

I haven't been buying much lately, I think it's down to so many people doing this 100 day spending ban - it's having an effect on me! Yesterday I decided to wander into town with the intention of claiming a free gift with a voucher I had...and some shopping may have occurred.
The voucher in question was from L'Occitane, they had some kind of promotion on their Facebook with a print-off voucher for a free 30ml hand cream so I popped into a L'Occitane store and picked up the Honey Hand Cream. On the whole I find L'Occitane hand creams to be one of the best kinds I've tried, and the honey scent smells just like the Lush Fairtrade Honey Shampoo (big surprise).
I'm not normally one for MAC collections, the Archie's Girls collection didn't thrill me at all but when I laid my eyes on the Party Parrot lipstick I knew that it would be mine. I stupidly missed out buying it last year with the Iris Apfel collection, which I blame on my stubbornness not to pay £4 for delivery so I made sure to snap it up this time as soon as the Strength collection was released.
I also had a look in Superdrug and treated myself to the Bior√© Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips and a back-up tube of Carmex. I've used one of the pore strips so far, and although it worked and removed a few blackheads I think that it's a rip-off, I paid around £8 for six strips and for that price I expect miracles!
The last thing that fell into my shopping basket was the Weleda Iris Hydrating Night Cream - not really much to say about this apart from I needed a new night cream, and Weleda is one of my favourite skincare brands as most of the ingredients are natural.

I'm thinking of buying one of the Rimmel Apocalips, are they worth it? What's your favourite shade?

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  1. I've never tried the Biore strips because of how overpriced they seem x

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  2. The Weleda cream looks nice, did you get it from Boots? I don't think my local one stocks it and I hate paying for delivery too so I hardly ever order online. I'd like to hear your opinion on it once you've used it for a while! I can't really comment on the Apocalips because I only buy cruelty free, but I would look up some reviews and swatches online and make up your mind that way =) xx

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    1. I bought mine from the beauty section in Wholefoods (it's natural skincare heaven in there), and so far i'm really enjoying it, it's lovely and thick! x

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  3. Love the look of Party Parrot! £8 is a lot for pore strips! I find any brand aren't that brilliant x

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  4. Party Parrot looks so fun! I used the Biore pore strips a long time ago but then I read somewhere that they weren't very good for sensitive skin, so I stopped! Hope they work for you :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  5. Ohh, I've been eyeing those Bioré strips for a while but maybe they're not worth it :/ Did they still leave a lot of blackheads then?

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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    1. they got rid of some, but they're nothing special, and they are SO overpriced - £8 for 6 strips is far too high! i'd wait till they were on offer if you want to try them :) x

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  6. I love the formula of apocalips but the smell makes me gag, It's a odd floury smell :S

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