What I've Been Buying: Make Up Edition

So this month I've managed to do a few extra makeovers so I've had a little extra money to treat myself with.. I kinda went a bit OTT and probably should've put some money into my wedding fund... wooops ;) I thought I'd do a little blog post on what I've been buying lately and my first impressions. 

SLEEK FINALLY HIT TELFORD BOOTS! Yes babes! We finally got a Sleek stand at work and I'm SO excited. Sleek isn't really a brand I've thought about and I can't say I've ever been attracted into buying anything but after seeing Twitter go MAD over the Sleek Solstice palette, I thought I'd see what the fuss was about. I brought this and this only and after just the 1 purchase I was a Sleek lover. First impressions of the Solstice palette is that it's just beautiful... packaging and product! After reading a few other Sleek-lover's blog posts, I was pretty desperate to try the cream contour which is meant to be a dupe for the Anastasia BH contour palette. I can't say I've ever tried the ABH one but this is great - it's brilliant for concealer under the eyes as well as contouring the face. I love the size of the mirror too and when I went on holiday earlier this month I didn't need to take a mirror. The 2 lip lacquers are a lot darker than I they look so they'll be perfect in Winter but I've still managed to wear both on a night out each. They've got great staying power and look gorgeous when they've dried matte. Finally, I picked up the Barekissed highlighter but I've yet to use it - I'm not really a liquid highlighter lover but it was 3 on a 3 for 2 offer so I thought I'd give it ago! 

NYX! Ive been dying to try Nyx products for so long but I really wanted to have a look before I brought anything and when I was in Blackpool a few weeks ago I finally found a NYX counter.. was so excited I may have done a little dance to myself. The main bits I wanted to try were their lip products so I went a bit cray and brought quite a few.. *monkey hiding face emoji*. Ok so I'll start with the bad news.. the lip liners.. naaaah! I really don't like them! I've tried both of them but they really dry your lips and even go flakey. The Lip Suedes and Soft Matte Creams on the other hand are perfect, with or without a lip liner. The colours are really solid and bold and I can't wait to try out more especially for just £6.50 each. We accidentally had a foundation in our delivery at work and I didn't buy it as it looked a bit Orange but when one of the other girls brought it and I saw how pale it actually is and not orange whatsoever, I gave in and made the purchase! It's DEFO a new favourite foundation, I love the matte finish it gives but I will say that it has made my forehead go quite dry even though I've got oily skin. I've also got the body bronzer but I've not had a chance to try it yet as I've had Fake Tan this week! I'm sure I'll be tweeting my thoughts later! 

Finally.. a few other odds and sods. I was obsessed with the HD Brows kit when I went on a friend's hen do last week and her Sister, Mollie from Studio 5 Beauty in Nottingham, had it in her make up kit. I reaaaaaally didn't want to spend £40 on a brow kit but when I had a voucher through into my inbox for discount on Very, I thought I'd give it ago. I've only used it a few times and most times I've been doing it quickly getting ready for work but I already love it and am looking forward to doing my make up when I have more time to do it properly. The Mac eye paint was something that was used by the MUA who did our make up trials for the wedding and it's just a lovely colour to do an all over the lid base with a slight shimmer. You barely need any product so it's going to last a fare while that's for sure. Also on the same hen do, Mollie had the Rimmel lipstick in Asia and it looked so amazing on her and looked so much more than just a cheap high street lipstick so that was a definite must in my make up bag! Finally, 2 new No7 goodies from the new launches last week - their new nail polish in Olive is PERFECT for Autumn and this is definitely going to be my main colour in a couple of months time. My final new love is the No7 gel eyeliner. I've always been a liquid liner girl but actually, this is so easy to use with a small angled brush! It has a lovely bold black, matte finish and doesn't smudge the eye shadow underneath! 

So yeah, I've gone a bit made the last couple of months but I'm loving pretty much all of my new babies and have already started using them in Makeovers as well as on myself! Is there anything else I need to be trying? What have you been buying this month? 


  1. That olive looks lush! I always stick to nude nails but I think I'll be picking that up next time I'm in Boots ready for Autumn.

    Claudia xx


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