Saturday, October 2, 2010

Haul: London & Cardiff

Ok ok, I haven't been posting again. Classes started again and I been alot busier than I was so that's why I haven't been on here.
Anyway, here's the stuff I bought in London and Cardiff.

When we (my brother and I) were on our way to Cardiff, we made a little stop in London. I only really wanted to visit one store there, the Inglot store. So we went to the Westfield shopping center ( really liked that shopping center). On our way to the Inglot store, we passed Boots so I had to go in and ask if they had the Urban Decay Naked palette. And they did yay! The lady said they had only just gotten it in store and she didn't know if she could sell it yet. So she made a call and she could, double yay.

So here it is ( and yes, I know all you makeup lovers out there have probably seen it a billion times but it's just so pretty!)

Comes with a little UDPP and brown and black liner. I really like those, too bad they're expensive and not available in Belgium.

Next I went to have a look at the L'Oreal counter cause I wanted to buy their liquid liner and I wanted to try the Voluminous mascara cause I had read so many good reviews on it and I couldn't find it anywhere here. I know we can get the liners in Belgium too but they're just alot cheaper in the UK ( £5.99 which is about €7, opposed to €14.99 here).
So I got the Voluminous mascara in carbon black, which I haven't really tried yet so can't tell you how I like it. Might do a review on it later. And I got 2 of the Super Liners, one in carbon black, which is just a black, and one in black sparkles, which is a black one with silver sparkles. I really do like these and I wish they were cheaper here. Guess I'll just have to stock up on them whenever I visit the UK lol.

Next stop: Inglot!
I had seen a couple reviews online and I had visited their website, so I knew they had alot of colours, but boy was it hard to pick 10. It took me about half an hour and I could have spend even more time in there if I was alone, but I didn't want to bore my brother too much lol. So I went for the freedom system and chose 10 colours in the square pans. On our way home we went to the Westfield Shopping Center again, so I had to get another palette lol. I rearranged the colours when I got home so I don't remember which colours I got first and which ones I got the second time. I also bought the Duraline. On the back it says "Duraline is a special liquid that will turn any powder eyeshadow into a liquid formulation". Again, haven't really tried it so review might follow.
Also got an angled brush for my brows.

These eyeshadows are so smooth and feel so soft. They're also very easy to blend and the pigment is amazing. I wish there was an Inglot store closer so I could get all the colours lol. I actually like these better than MAC and they're alot cheaper. Don't get me wrong tho, still really love my MAC eyeshadows.
Here are just a couple colours swatched (no base used).

 (Btw, all images on my blog are clickable for full size image)

If you want to know more about these or Inglot in general, there are plenty of reviews on Youtube and elsewhere on the web. Or you can visit their website here. I say, if you get the chance to visit the store, you really should.

Then I spotted the MAC store and went in to pick up a couple things from the Fabulous Felines collection.

I got the Palace Pedigreed quad and the Superslick Liquid Liner in Smokey Heir, cause I love purple.

I think that was about it for the shopping center.
On to the things I got while we were in Cardiff.

About a year ago, I decided to try the Revlon Colorstay cause I had heard so many good things about it and it's now my favorite foundation ever. I have really bad skin so I like a good coverage and I haven't found a foundation that last longer than this one. I always get the one for combination/oily skin cause my face can get quite oily during the day. For some reason though, they don't seem to have the full colour range here. I am quite fair and I have been using it in 220 Natural Beige, which is ok during the summer but too dark during the winter. When I find that it's really too dark I mix some of the MAC Face and Body foundation in white in with it. I knew theres one in the colour 110 Ivory, which is lighter, so I got a bottle of that one. I really don't know why they don't sell the lightest colours here though...

The only thing I don't like about this product is the bottle. It doesn't have a pump so I always get to much or make a huge mess. Recently I found something that makes it alot easier for me. I put the foundation in a small travel bottle. I put the label on the bottle so I know what colour it is. Also, it's alot smaller than the orignal bottle, which saves alot of space in my makeup bag.

During another visit at Boots, I bought the Too Faced Shadow insurance. So far I like it, but I don't know if I like it better than the UDPP yet. I'll have to do a little experiment on that some time.

That's it for the make up.
As far as other beauty products go, I bought a couple things that I either can't find in Belgium or were cheaper in the UK. I wanted to try these products based on good reviews.
At Lush (cheaper in the UK), I got the Lemony Flutter cuticle butter and Cosmetic Warrior fresh facial mask

The cuticle butter I really like. The mask made my skin feel nice after using it, but I didn't see a change after using it about twice a week for 4 weeks, and didn't like the smell (has garlic in it lol) so don't know if I would purchase that one again.

Lastly at Superdrug, I picked up the Iron style and hold spray from Tresemmé which is a heat protectant, and the Cocoa butter deep conditioning body lotion. Haven't used them enough to tell you what I think about them. What I can tell you though, is that these two products do smell nice.

And that rounds up my haul. There will be reviews and makeup looks with some of these products in the future. I'm just not gonna say when cause I have no idea. :)

Thanks for stopping by!!


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