Drugstore make up haul!

One of the main problems of going to a London based university is that there are always little shops that call my name to go into them, and as a polite person I can't just ignore those callings so this is when products are bought that I perhaps don't need, BUT am going to store them in my little treasure chest of makeup anyway!

So the first shop I went into was called 'Beauty Base'. I have been in here a few times now and every time I go in new things are on display. LA Colors are a brand I have been quite unfamiliar with in terms of makeup products and seeing as there seemed to be rows, and rows and rows, of nail varnishes I decided to pick up a few. Also seeing as they were only 99p I thought why not.
The colours I picked up are called Sassy Sparkle and Broken Hearted. The first thing I thought when I walked in the store and saw these little nail varnishes was that they were the mini sized OPI ones. The names remind me so much of these products too! Broken hearted is a gorgeous pink glitter with gems and sequins in and reminds me so much of the minnie mouse special edition bottle that OPI released. Sassy sparkle, (what a name!) is a gorgeous white glittery polish which I know is going to get a lot of use come christmas time, and I am really looking forward to creating cute nail art with this one!

Sorry that the picture is a little blurry was hard to get the pic in focus. The base colour I used was Barry M Pomegranate

Another polish I picked up was this 'art deco' nail art lacquer in silver glitter. I have always used rio nail art tools so wanted to try something different, and a little bit cheaper. I knew that I needed a silver one so thought it would be a good tester polish! In terms of colour it comes out true to bottle and dries relatively quickly, which was something I was impressed with. The striper tool is also quite good as it always quick or slow movements in straight lines. I am defiantly going to go back and pick up some basic colours when I get a chance, for 99p you can't really go wrong!

I also bought this L.A. Colors palette in 'Wine and roses'. These colours are what I tend to always gravitate towards when buying eye shadows. Some of these colours reminded me of the ones that I have in my Naked 2 palette so wanted to see how close they were. The palette consists of 5 metallic colours from light pink to brown. I know already from swatching this product that the first and second pinks are going to be favourites of mine. They do come with a small brush, but I tend to use my own makeup brushes. It is good for travel though! This was also 99p so felt like it was a bargain!

the above photo was taken with flash and bottom without.

The final thing I brought was from Boots. I have been seeing this foundation advertised in so many different magazines and online and from different bloggers that I had to go and pick it up and try it for myself. The foundation I am talking about is L'oreal Paris nude magique eau de tent foundation. As a paler person I got it in 100 Porcelaine. I am yet to wear this product but am going to do a full review of it once wearing it for a couple of days. I swatched this in the shop and must admit that it really did live up to what they had stated of a powder finish. One thing I do have a problem with is the fact it doesn't have a pump which makes it a little awkward to apply but I am sure that it will work out ok! I bought this product at the introductory price of £6.99 which for what the reviews have said was a good bargain also! I would defiantly recommend getting it and trying it for yourself!

Hope you enjoyed my little haul! Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you thought of them!



  1. I'm thinking about trying that foundation, I've heard that it's a dupe for MAC Face and Body! I'll definitely come back to see your review x


    1. I have just written the post about the foundation which will be going up on sunday! xxx

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    1. Me too! Been doing it loads recently, it gets so addictive!



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