Payday finally arrived after a long wait last week, and it was time for me to treat myself to a few new goodies. From high end makeup to drugstore skincare, I think I did pretty well at the whole “treat yo’ self” thing! Keep reading to find out what I bought.
I definitely mentioned in my review of the Subculture palette that when it normally comes to Anastasia Beverly Hill’s palettes, I don’t feel any inclination to purchase them until they’ve been out for at least six months. Meet the exception to the rule. The Norvina palette (£43) was both announced and released while I was on holiday and I’ve been drooling over every Instagram post I’ve seen it in ever since. Look at how beautiful it is! Expect a full review and multiple makeup posts using it.
While I was taking advantage of the free shipping, I couldn’t help but grab the Internet’s new favourite concealer, the Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer (£24). Can brands make product names any longer? I’ve avoided all of the popular high coverage options we’ve seen over the last few years, mostly because they’ve been described as quite drying. This one has been described as more hydrating than the famous Tarte Shape Tape, and I’ve not seen anyone it didn’t look flawless on so far, so I’m pretty excited to try it out.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Another ABH palette: this time I went for Prism (£43)! It doesn’t seem to be available from any other retailers anymore, so I ordered it directly from Anastasia’s UK website. The jewel tones will be perfect for moving into Winter (that is, until I fall in love with their next palette), so now I truly feel like I have have one of their palettes for each season!
From makeup to hair and skincare! I was running desperately low on both shampoo and conditioner, so I picked some more of my favourites from the Maui Moisture Revive + Hydrate Shea Butter (£8.99 each) range. I haven’t stopped using them since I reviewed them both earlier this year.
Finally, a little bit of skin rescue. None of the L’Oréal’s popular clay masks tempted me until I came across this stunning blue one when looking for something to rescue my skin. My first impressions on the Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Mask (£7.99) are that it smells lovely, but that clay masks feel weird. I’ll make sure to update you all after a few more attempts at using it.
I also had an order from Revolution skincare, but unfortunately that didn’t actually despatch until Friday this week, so I had to give it a miss. Don’t worry though, I will definitely be bringing you a post on my purchases from them, and updates on everything in this one too! In the meantime, make sure you keep up to date with my YouTube tutorials, my Smokey Winged Liner created using the Modern Renaissance palette, and my Gold & Blue Summer Eyeshadow Tutorial.