Recent beauty purchases

Tuesday 31 March 2015

I bought a few beauty products last week in the hope of sprucing up my make up collection, ready for Spring!! There was also a great online sale on Superdrug's website - so you know, good timing really!

I wasn't much of a lipstick wearer until about two months ago when I won a mac lipstick in a giveaway which you can read about here! It was in the shade 'Blankety' which is a gorgeous subtle nude - perfect for a new lipstick wearer.

I decided to tip-toe out of my comfort zone and buy some 'a little bit more but not that much in your face' shades from l'oreal's colour riche range. I got three for an amazing £6 in the online sale -a bargain that I couldn't miss, especially as they're normally £6.99 each!

Wooo my first ever swatches!

Greige Amoureux and Fuschia Declaration have a bit of shimmer in them whereas Erotique is matte. All three are quite moisturising which is perfect for me as my lips are always so dry!

I'd been using Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation up until last week but decided to call it a day as it was just making me look oily and the fact I'd picked up the wrong shade didn't help I went back to my old favourite: Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 'Sand Beige'. It gives great coverage and stays matte all day. It does a great job at hiding my huge pores too! The only thing I think could be improved would be if it had a little pump as I often end up pouring too much of the foundation out!

Finally, I picked up two Barry M speedy quick dry nail varnishes which I've had my eye on for a while. I chose Pit Stop (left) and Hearbeat (right.)

I love painting my nails but I'm quite impatient and always end up smudging them into a horrible mess. These dry in around 60 seconds so are ideal for letting you carry on with your day :)

As I'm home from Uni at the moment, I decided to give my dressing table a little spring clean too :) What do you think?


  1. What a bargain on the L'Oreal lipsticks, gorgeous shades you picked! Gutted I missed this sale.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

  2. I agree with you on colourstay being a brilliant foundation, I use to always use it (but I don't wear foundation anymore) and those nail colours are super pretty!

    Kathryn | Nimble Note

  3. I love the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry polishes but those lipsticks - what a bargain, and such stunning, wearable shades! I haven't tried any L'oreal lipsticks before. What a great little haul. Also, I think you did a great job with your dressing table - very neat and tidy! xx

    Ioanna |

  4. Those lipsticks look amazing! Erotique is definitely my favourite shade, I'm yet to dry Barry M's quick dry polishes but it looks like they'll have some colours I'll love!



  5. Very lovely post dear:)
    xoxo Antonella <3

  6. Ooh those lipsticks look so beautiful <3

  7. Such a bargain for the lipsticks, they look amazing. I'm obsessed with your dressing table.

  8. These lipsticks are awesome, lovely shades :)
    Chiswick spring cleaning

  9. Your dressing table is gorgeous Emma!!! :D such a fan of that grey nail polish as well. Love colours like that, they always look so classic :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  10. I love the erotique shade and your dressing table is so pretty!!


  11. I love your dressing table its beautiful! Great makeup choices too, I love the Barry M speed dry nail polishes they're such lovely colours!

  12. You've picked up some lovely things! I'll be curious to see how you get on with those nail polishes.
    Amy x

  13. I've been meaning to try out Revlon colour stay for a little while, so perhaps this is the sign I needed! x x x


Thanks for dropping by :) Tweet any questions to @alfreckle for a quicker response x

Design by | SweetElectric