Beauty Haul

by - 08:38:00

As a beauty lover, there's nothing quite as thrilling as using something up. Not only does it mean one less thing in my stash; it also means I can shop for replacements. The above took me roughly 45 minutes to pick out. That's a good chunk of time for not a lot of product I think. What's funny is that even after all that time, I still didn't go for anything too different. But I shopped, so I shall share. 

My Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara (£7.99) was the empty that set the ball rolling. I'd been dragging it out for way past three months, so it was long overdue. I had mixed feelings about that mascara. Some days it worked and on others it was an eyesore. What do you go off when somethings neither here nor there eh? The original formula gets rave reviews, but I hadn't heard much about the Intense Black formula. Into my basket it went. I tried it today and again I have quite lukewarm feelings about it. It wasn't intense and my lashes looked overly natural I thought. I'm going to stick with it and see, but for now it's a bit meh.

After my mascara died, my brow gel went to make-up heaven too. I actually strayed from my trusty Maybelline Brow Drama (£4.99) though. It's a great product, I just wanted to give something else a try. To fill the void, I opted for the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper (Medium/Dark (£5.99) ). Again, I tried it today and it's pretty great. It kept my brows in place and the shade was more suitable than the Maybelline I thought. One thing I really like about this product is the teeny tiny wand. It allows for a precise application and with something this dark, you definitely want that. 

The last two things aren't that exciting in my opinion, but needs must. Essie's Gel Setter (£9.99) has become my topcoat of choice. It's definitely comparable to Seche Vite (£9.00), but the brush gives this one the edge. The thin wand on the Seche one used to drive me nuts, especially when the formula started to thicken. The Essie one has a nice wide brush, which makes application a doddle. If you love glossy nails, you need to give this a try ASAP. 

Lastly, I grabbed another bottle of the Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover (£3.59), This is my third or fourth bottle, and I still love it. It gets everything off effortlessly; even really stubborn waterproof mascara and gel liner. This is another one to try if you haven't already for sure. 

And those were my spoils for the day. It may have only been essentials, but there's something exciting about new beauty bits. Safe to say I've my eye on a few more items I'd like, so hopefully there'll be another one of these posts soon-ish. In the meantime, tell me what you guys have been hauling. I love to see what other people have been buying, mainly for enabling purposes ha!

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