Sunday, 25 May 2014

New | Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Blusher

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Blusher, £9.00 (Image from

While browsing the Boots website this evening I came across 

these pretty little blushers, a new release from Soap and Glory. Described as "a long lasting, vibrant cream blusher that glides effortlessly onto the cheeks with intense colour and a creamy finish", they sound just dreamy.

They look very similar to the No7 blushers which have become quite popular. With the current buy one get one half price offer on Soap and Glory make-up, I'm tempted to hunt down the Onomatopeacha shade! Also the colour names are cute - Pinker Belle and Berry Jamm.

I've not seen these in Boots stores yet and I can't find any reviews online, has anyone tried these? 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

New Favourite | Clinique Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Berry Pop, £16.50

First of all just look at how beautiful this blush is - I absolutely adore the flower design! I thought it might fade after use but due to the texture it has kept the design almost perfect.

This was a bit of a post-exam treat that I bought, after finally deciding on which shade I wanted I managed to find Berry Pop in House of Fraser. Boots and Debenhams were sold out completely, even House of Fraser only had this and Plum Pop in stock. The sales assistant mentioned that very few of each colour were actually sent out to stores, explaining why it took so long to find one! All four colours are available on Clinique's website and they offer free delivery. I must say that Peach Pop is looking pretty tempting!

The texture is quite unusual for a blush - it is solid not powdery, without being creamy. A quick sweep of my Real Techniques buffing brush picks up just a little product. While it looks very bright in the pan, once applied it is much more subtle though it can be built up for more colour. I can't get enough of it, the pop of colour looks perfect and really natural. I didn't use blush on a daily basis until I bought this, it is definitely a firm favourite!

Although it is small and you only get 3.5g, a little bit goes a long way and it will last a long time. I just love that it's so quick and easy to use.

Has anyone else tried these? Any recommendations on shades?

Sunday, 20 April 2014

So What's The Deal With Co-Washing?

Images: Ojon, Head and Shoulders
There has been a lot of talk over the new idea of co-washing, where you use a "cleansing conditioner" every other day in place of your regular shampoo and conditioner. Has anyone else thought that this sounds just like a 2in1 shampoo/conditioner?! I'm not sure if this we need a new product for this purpose, it appears that brands are jumping on the hype of co-washing to get a product out that pretty much already exists.

Now reverse-washing I can get on board with - I'm certainly not averse to trying out something new, especially if it is free! This is where you condition, leave for a minute, rinse, then shampoo and rinse again. I've read mixed reviews on this, I think it completely depends on your hair type. For me it keeps the clean feeling longer and makes my hair smooth and soft, meaning that it falls into place much easier after styling.

Anyone else tried co-washing or reverse-washing? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Quick Tip: Pressed Powder

After a crazy two weeks of work, revision and other events I have finally had time to sit down and write a blog post! It is good to be back! Anyway, onto the make-up related goodness..

Have you accidentally bought a pressed powder that's one or two shades too dark for you? After a hasty swatch in Superdrug last week I ended up with a MUA pressed powder that just doesn't work for me. Even though it's only £1, I still won't let it go to waste.

I was about to push it to the back of my drawer when I had an idea. I have discovered that instead you can use it as a subtle contouring product. Using a small brush such as the Real Techniques Contour Brush to define my cheekbones ever so slightly, and add a little highlighter (current favourite being the MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder).

I think it's a great use if you aren't too confident with contouring or if you're worried about being too heavy-handed with regular contouring kits. I really don't like products going to waste so I'm glad to have found a different use for it!

Has anyone else found this with any other products that initially didn't work out?

Monday, 7 April 2014

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks, £2.99 each
I admit that I was drawn to these by the novelty factor of making up your own palette. You simply buy as many of the individual shadows as you want and click them together to form your own customised palette. You can switch them around so easily it would be great for travelling as they are compact.

I chose three light spring-themed colours as they were on 3 for 2 at the time: Lilac, Petal and Oyster. There are plenty of shades in the range so you could make a great collection for yourself.

The shadows themselves are soft and easy to blend. On their own they last quite well, but much better with a primer.

Has anyone else been tempted by these?

Saturday, 5 April 2014

You Beauty Discovery Box April 2014

So April's You Beauty Discovery Box is here already! The theme this month is  organic and natural, you can see which products are available to choose from here.

The theme meant that there was only one make-up item, an eyeshadow from Inika, but seeing as I have so many eyeshadows already I didn't want another one. The other options were all skincare.

I was immediately drawn to the Steamcream (75g full size worth £12.95) as I've read so many good things about it but I didn't want to pay full price for it in case I didn't like it. First impressions are that it smells amazing and sinks into my skin really quickly. For my second choice I decided on the Melvita Moisture-Replenishing Night Nectar (15ml sample worth £10.50) as I'm looking for a new night cream at the moment.

The extras in this month's box were a cereal bar (which I ate as soon as the box turned up!) and a sachet of The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Cream.

The value of the box is pretty good at £23.45 so again excellent for only £6.95 including delivery. This is still my favourite beauty box, though you do have to be pretty quick to order what you want. The menu goes live on the 1st of each month and I have noticed that within a week the most popular items are already out of stock.

Did anyone else get the You Beauty Discovery box this month? Let me know what you chose!

Monday, 31 March 2014

New Discovery: Stila Convertible Colour

When Stila had a 25% off code I immediately ordered a Stila Convertible Colour in Lilium, a lovely dark pink shade. I love multi-use products and thought that a blush and lip colour in one sounded amazing.

To be honest, I've never worn blush regularly so it might seem a little strange that I bought a blusher for £12 - not the cheapest option I know! However, I have used it everyday since it arrived in the post and my make-up routine has now changed.

I use a small brush to lightly dab it across my cheeks and blend it a little with a large blusher brush. It has a dewy finish that provides a really natural healthy glow, I can't believe how much difference it makes.

It's safe to say that I'm officially converted to cream blusher, I will definitely be considering the other shades in the range which also look gorgeous. The fact that it doubles up as a matching lip colour is just brilliant.

Is anyone else a fan of the Stila Convertible Colour? Any recommendations for other shades?

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Back to Basics: Skincare

I have recently started using a cleansing balm in the evenings to remove my make-up instead of using a face wash (again I was inspired by Caroline Hirons' blog). To really do a good cleanse and exfoliate a little I have been using face cloths to wipe away the cleansing balm with warm water. 

Implementing a proper skin care routine hasn't actually felt like a chore as you might think, it is more relaxing and pampering - a nice treat when I get home after a busy day! 

Anyway, I know that Primark flannels are recommended as you can get three for £1.50 and it doesn't matter that they are so cheap, they need to be machine washable. I found some even cheaper ones at Wilkinsons which are only 30p each - they are 100% cotton so they are soft enough for daily use. I ordered 15 online (and picked up in store for free) - this will mean I have enough for two weeks before I run out. I would definitely recommend picking some of these up, they are great value.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Highlighter Line-Up

I love highlighters. Powders, creams, primers - anything. Here are a few that I currently have in rotation.

Sleek MakeUp Face Contour Kit (Medium), £6.49
I don't do a lot of contouring - my first attempt went wrong and I haven't tried again since, however I use the highlighter from this kit almost daily. It is subtle and light, and doesn't have the dreaded glittery shimmer. I like to apply it with the Real Techniques Contour Brush as it picks up just a little powder.

Collection Blush and Highlight in Peaches & Cream, £4.19
The highlight in this is quite solid - it doesn't blend easily but it is great at brightening, it works well above my eyes.
This is the best multi-purpose highlighter - it can be used under foundation, mixed in with foundation or over foundation in the places where you want to highlight more. I love using it as a finishing product across my cheekbones for a nice dewy highlight.
The newest addition to my collection, it is so silky and soft - I really like the application of this. I use it in a similar way to the Seventeen primer, but it's much quicker to use as you just need to swipe it across your cheekbones and blend a little.
This one I use as a primer underneath foundation when I feel like my skin needs brightening all over, it is perfect for this.

Does anyone have any other highlighter favourites?

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Skincare Wishlisting

Images: Pixi Glow Tonic, Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm, REN Clarifying Toning Lotion, Hydraluron, Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Radiance Day Cream, REN Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream

So recently I've been reading up on skincare a lot more than usual, in particular on Caroline Hirons' wonderful blog. I tend to go through phases of what I'm interested in, such as lipsticks or eyeshadows, right now it seems to be skincare! This has led to a rather lengthy wishlist of products that I would love to try - these are my top picks.

First up, Pixi Glow Tonic for twice a day toning as a gentle chemical exfoliant.

Merumaya Melting Cleansing balm which has had several good reviews for a lower-priced cleanser.

REN Clarifying Toning Lotion as another exfoliating toner.

Hydraluron which is supposed to be the ultimate hydration boost for dry skin - something I am saving my Boots points for (nearly there!).

Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Radiance Day Cream as a really nice simple moisturiser that will provide good hydration and base for make-up.

REN Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream also looks like a good day moisturiser.

Has anyone tried these? I would love to hear your opinions!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Revlon Highlighting Palette - Multi-Tasking Wonder?

I recently picked this up from Superdrug for £6.99 though it is currently on 3 for 2 at Boots if you were planning on buying anything else.

It contains five colours: pale pink highlight, pink, brown-toned bronze, warm-toned bronze and light-toned bronze. Each strip is wide enough to use alone as you can easily pick up just one colour with your chosen brush, or you can swipe your brush through as many shades as you'd like to mix them up.

The colours are very soft and subtle, it would be difficult to go OTT with this product so it would be perfect for a first-time venture into highlighting powders.

I like to use the Real Techniques Contour Brush to apply a mix of all five colours across my cheekbones, or sometimes just the pale highlight shade. When you apply it to your face it doesn't look shimmery at all, so I am happy to use it everyday.

Now I love it as a highlighter but what about as an eyeshadow? I tried this out today with a combination of the bronze shades and the highlighter, it is quite shimmery as I used quite a lot but it looks nice. If you were really pushed for space in your make-up bag you could definitely get away with just this for eyes and cheeks.

Has anyone else tried this palette?

Friday, 14 March 2014

No7 Buys, Take 2

Okay, so I may have been back to Boots with my second lot of No7 vouchers (£5 off skincare and £3 off make-up) to take advantage of the current 3 for 2 offer. I couldn't help myself, I really wanted to try the new highlighter stick and I'd seen some good reviews on the cleansing balm.

The items I bought were, it cost £11.45 altogether so very good value:
No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter, £9.95
I've only had a quick play with this but first impressions are that it is so silky and looks amazing - more on this another time!

No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm for Dry-Very Dry Skin, £9.50
Definitely getting into skincare a lot more now, I'm looking for a good hydrating cleanser and hoping this one will be nice.

No7 Soft Soothed Gentle Toner, £8.00
I went for this one as I've been looking for a good toner to use in my skincare routine. I checked the ingredients and found that it is alcohol-free and contains glycerin, which is recommend in toners so I thought I'd give this one a go.

I'm only slightly tempted to go back to Boots with my last set of vouchers.. Anyone else snapped up a No7 bargain?

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Sleek Make-Up i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette - Au Naturel

Sleek Make-Up i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette - Au Naturel, £7.99
First I just want to say how much I like the packaging of Sleek products. It's so simple and compact, the products look really elegant. The size of this palette would make it perfect for travelling - while I admit I have been using nothing but the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette for the past two weeks, I wouldn't take it away with me so the Sleek palette will really be useful for trips.

It has a lovely mix of matte and shimmery shades, with a decent variety of colours. The pigmentation is fantastic but they don't last all day even with a primer. My favourites are the matte taupe, Regal, and the dark shimmery brown, Conker. They work well together for a nice smokey eye look.

I haven't tried many products from Sleek but I am really impressed with this palette. I would recommend it as it is good value for only £7.99 (I bought mine on Amazon for £5.75, it's not always in stock though).

Has anyone tried any of the other Sleek palettes?

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ultimate Lip Care Duo

Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips and The Body Shop Aloe Lip Care
I have discovered a fantastic lip care duo to combat dry lips that can often come from using a lot of matte lip products! I recently received the Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips (£11.50) in the You Beauty Discovery Box and purchased The Body Shop Aloe Lip Care (£5.00) upon essiebutton's recommendation in this video.

The Dr Lipp balm has quite a thick consistency and feels very hydrating so I've been using this overnight to really soften my lips while I sleep. In the day I apply my lip colour or gloss in the morning (usually a Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm or Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss) and then take The Body Shop balm with me to work. This one is much lighter but still feels very moisturising. The applicator is great for quickly applying throughout the day.

The combination of these two products has really helped to make my lips soft, which means I can use matte lip crayons as much as I like!

Has anyone else tried these?

Saturday, 8 March 2014

You Beauty Discovery Box March 2014

After a few disappointing boxes from Glossybox I started a search for a new beauty box as I really like the idea of a monthly box of treats that might introduce me to new products. You pay £6.95 each month (including P&P) and can choose two products from a selection - there are usually around 10 options. You also receive a couple of samples in addition to the items you choose. I would recommend choosing as soon as you can on the 1st of each month as items do go out of stock quickly if they are popular.

This month I chose the Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter 90ml & Muslin Cloth (RRP £12.00) and the Original Nipple Balm for Lips 15ml (RRP £11.50) - both full size products. I have yet to try these but I have read good things about both so I am looking forward to using them.

The extra items were two Dragonfly teabags and The Vintage Cosmetic Company Tweezers - these are nice additions to the box, something a little different!

Overall I am very impressed with the contents of this box, the cleansing balm and lip balm alone are worth £23.50 so it is definitely good value for only £6.95. Although it's not a surprise when you receive the box I am really enjoying picking what I like each month. If you're looking for an affordable beauty box treat where you can avoid products you won't use this would be great.

Did anyone else get the You Beauty Discovery Box this month? What did you receive?

(FYI - the cleanser is already out of stock but there are still some other good choices available)

Friday, 7 March 2014

Boots No7 Offer

After reading a tip on Money Saving Expert about using the No7 vouchers in conjunction with the current 3 for 2 promotion I thought it sounded too good to be true.

Here's the idea: at the moment if you spend over £5 in store you receive vouchers to get £5 off No7 skincare and £3 off No7 make-up. You can then use both vouchers with the 3 for 2 offer.

So I took my vouchers along to Boots and asked the No7 staff if the vouchers would work with the 3 for 2 offer as I was a little apprehensive about taking the products and vouchers to the till in case it didn't work. It was confirmed that it would work, so I chose two Stay Perfect Nail Polishes (Pink Blossom and Cheeky Chops, £6 each) and the Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes (£7) and paid only £5. I even received another set of No7 vouchers to use!

I went for the products recommend by Money Saving Expert to get £19 of products for £5, but you could choose any combination and save money. I'm thinking about going back before the 3 for 2 offer ends to get some more of their new products.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Battle of the Budget Eye Primers

W7 Prime Magic Eye Primer, £1.99
MUA Pro Base Eye Primer, £2.50

After weeks, maybe months, of checking Superdrug for the MUA Pro Base Eye Primer I finally found it last week! It is also now in stock on the Superdrug website for anyone who can't find it in their local store.

I have been using the W7 primer since I bought it in November but I wanted to test the MUA version as well. I decided that the best way to compare them would be a head-to-head test.

My plan for today is to use on on my left eye and the other on my right eye. I will then apply the same eyeshadow and see which one lasts best throughout the day.

Top: MUA, Bottom: W7
The MUA primer is much thicker and as you can see it is more beige coloured, whereas the W7 primer is a lot more liquidy and has a pale pink colouring. I find that the MUA primer feels nicer to apply and it's easier to blend across my eyelid. The eyeshadows I used today were from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette - shades Nooner and Liar. At the end of the day (8am - 7pm) the results were:


As you can see, the W7 shadow has creased considerably more - the crease on the MUA is much less visible.

Overall I prefer the MUA primer, I would definitely recommend it.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Speedy Nails

Is everyone enjoying the brighter mornings that have started appearing? Once you get over the "it's too light I must have overslept" panic it's quite nice to see some sunshine coming through the curtains!

Anyway, onto today's topic - I like to change my nail colour every 2-3 days, purely because I get bored easily and it means I don't have to deal with the chipping.

To maintain this I need speedy methods or it becomes more of a chore to do my nails. First up is the best and super cheap method for removing polish, Pretty Perfect Twist and Out. It is similar to the Nails Inc, Bourjois and Maybelline pots that contain a sponge soaked in acetone. I haven't tried these versions but I haven't felt the need to - the Pretty Perfect one does the job well. It is £1.99 on Amazon but I bought it in Bodycare for 99p - they have had them in stock for a few months now so I'm hoping they'll stick around.

As the sponge inside is white to begin with it does start looking dirty pretty quickly, though it is usable until the sponge starts falling apart. It only costs 99p so I'm happy to replace it every other month.

All you have to do is wipe your nail against the sponge, twist it around a little and the polish is removed! It doesn't fare too well with glitter polish, but what really does?!

This takes hardly any time and then I'm ready to apply my new colour of choice. As soon as I've finished painting one hand I'll spray each nail generously with the Elegant Touch Rapid Dry Spray, which completely dries the polish within a couple of minutes. The texture does feel quite greasy, especially as it gets all over your hands when spraying. This spray has helped me to do a quick nail change up and dash out of the house very quickly a few times!

I received the Elegant Touch spray in a Glossybox a few months ago, since then I have picked up a 99p version from Bodycare in the hope that it will do the same job - I will report back on this when I try it, the Elegant Touch spray has lasted well and is still going.

So these are my favourite products for a quick manicure - does anyone else have any tips?

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

First Impressions: Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation

Boots, £8.99

I was drawn in by the claims of this foundation - "reduces the appearance of the visible effects of stress including bumps, dullness and redness". I went with the shade Sand and I do think it is the right match for my skin.

I planned to test this out all day on Sunday, so I applied my moisturiser and then used the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply the foundation all over my face. The consistency isn't as liquidy as I'd expected, though it was easy to pick up with the brush. I spent a considerable amount of time ensuring that my whole face was covered evenly, I did have to use a large amount to do this. I used the brush to try to blend it in for a natural look, but in the end no amount of buffing was going to achieve this.

I did my best and went to inspect my face in the bathroom mirror. The colour match was fine but it really seemed to cling to even the slightest dry patches on my face - something that doesn't happen with my NARS tinted moisturiser. It didn't quite look natural, slightly cakey would be the best description I think.

Even though I didn't have many plans for the day I couldn't face wearing it, I removed it straight away and used my regular base instead. This is a real shame as I had been looking forward to trying it out for a while and had high hopes for it. I will be trying it again, maybe with a different application method, but for now it is not for me.

Has anyone else found the same problem with this foundation?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Real Techniques Sam's Picks Set

Escentual, £25.40 + delivery
Feel Unique, £29.99

L-R: Multi-Task Brush, Setting Brush, Buffing Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Essential Crease Brush, Fine Liner Brush
I purchased this from Amazon in January for around £28 but it has since gone out of stock, I can't seem to find it in stock anywhere but you can pre-order from Escentual or sign up for an e-mail alert when it's back at Feel Unique. For six brushes it is a good value set so I'd recommend keeping an eye out for it. While they all have specific purposes, I find that everyone uses brushes in their own way, so here are mine.

Multi-Task Brush

This is the brush I use most from the collection, I use it everyday to apply powder to my nose and set under-eye concealer. It is so soft and packed with bristles, it is perfect for this purpose.

Setting Brush

I use this one to apply powder highlighter across my cheekbones as it picks up just a little product and blends out easily for a subtle glow.

Buffing Brush

I have two of these now (I may have also bought the core collection, but more on that another time), it is useful to have a spare as it can be used for different purposes. It is quite good for applying blush, though you have to avoid being heavy handed when picking it up on the brush to make sure you don't apply too much.

Pointed Foundation Brush

This is quite a small foundation brush compared to others that I own, it is great for blending all over the face - though this takes a little longer due to the smaller size. I apply my current base (NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturiser) with my fingers as I find it isn't quite suitable for brush application, so I don't use this brush much at the moment.

Essential Crease Brush

I love this eyeshadow brush, it is actually amazing. I apply my chosen colour with another brush and then run this one along the crease of my eyelid. It creates such a soft finish that I find sets the eyeshadow and makes it look great.

Fine Liner Brush

I admit I haven't actually used this brush for anything close to its designed purpose. I have used it to apply bright red eyeshadow because I didn't have another clean brush available and I wanted to try the colour without getting it all over my regular brush. It picked up a lot of the product quite well but other than that I can't really comment on it.

While there are a couple of brushes in this collection I don't use that often, it is a great set and a brilliant introduction to Real Techniques. They wash easily too, though as they are so fluffy I find it easier to lie them on the edge of a shelf in my airing cupboard where it's a little warmer. The first time I washed them I hadn't anticipated how long they would take to dry and just left them on a rack in the hall. Next time the set is back in stock I would say buy it straight away!

Monday, 24 February 2014

Thoughts: Weekend Make-up

Weekends = Lie-ins

Now I know a lot of people wear less make-up at the weekends, but for me it's an opportunity to try something a bit more unusual or different. As I will either be at home or just out for a meal/drinks/cinema, it doesn't matter too much if my make-up doesn't last long or doesn't look perfect. If I go a little OTT then it's not as if I'm at work where it'll look inappropriate!

I've started using Saturdays and Sundays to experiment a little more and try out new products that I've been meaning to test. It doesn't matter to me if I wear a full face of make-up for a lazy day in, it's more about enjoying using the products and playing around a bit. For example yesterday I used a sky blue eyeshadow which I found rather striking and I'm not sure if it works on its own.

Does anyone else do this or do you prefer a more laid-back approach to make-up at the weekend?

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Amazon Beauty Haul

Now you may be thinking - "What, a beauty haul from Amazon?!" It might not be the first place you think of for one but they actually have an amazing selection at really good prices (that sounds like an advert for Amazon, but it is actually just my own love for the brand).
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Pant in Golden Bronze and Rich Russet

NYX Eye Shadow in Autumn Sky

Collection Blush & Highlight Cream Duo in Peaches & Cream

So, I ordered:

I was originally just ordering the Real Techniques brush as the Amazon prices are significantly cheaper than Boots/Superdrug but then I kept spotting other items that I wanted to try at a much cheaper price than RRP.

For example, the two Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow paints were cheaper than buying one from Boots as they normally cost £4.99! I have been wanting to try these since Lily Pebbles mentioned them in a few videos and posts so I am looking forward to testing them out. I have been using these in my daily make-up for work and I think they are really great for this purpose. The colour lasts all day even if I touch my eyes, and they are so quick and easy to use - a massive bonus considering how little time I leave myself to get ready in the morning. Rich Russett is quite a subtle brown and Golden Bronze looks quite bright on, but not too much for a daytime look.

I bought the NYX eyeshadow on a whim really, I had recently received one in the Latest in Beauty Box but in a bright red colour (which actually looks amazing) and the colour payoff was incredible without a primer so I chose a light blue - very spring-like I’d say.

I have also developed an obsession with searching for a cream highlighter that I can use on a daily basis, this Collection one was one of the few that I could find on a budget and isn’t glittery. From the test I did on the back of my hand it has a nice shimmer to it, but I will have to test it out properly another time.

I am so impressed with Amazon’s range of products and prices - as I spent over £10 it qualified for free delivery and it arrived within two working days, which isn’t bad at all.

If you’re looking for a high street beauty product I’d definitely recommend trying Amazon just in case they have it in stock, it might be easier than trying to track down in Boots or Superdrug - I have been looking for the Collection under eye concealer for weeks and two different Boots and a Superdrug on my way home from work but still no luck!

My next order is likely to be for the Sleek Blush and Sleek Eyeshadow Palette, the latter in an attempt to satisfy my urge to buy the wonderful neutrals of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette at an eye-watering £37.00.

Has anyone else found any bargains on Amazon?

PS. Bear in mind that the Amazon prices change quite often, since I purchased these some have gone down in price and some up.