Saturday I headed to Manchester to buy some new boots after unexpectedly receiving a 5 week wage and creating my New Look wish list and decided to grab some other bits and bats. I can not get enough of these stores lately especially Lush and Makeup Revolution so I had to fulfil the urge to buy more.
LUSH cosmetics | Northern Lights & Cupcake Face Mask
My last LUSH visit (post coming soon) I missed out on the Halloween and Christmas range by 1 day I was gutted, I saw that quite a few bloggers had the Northern Lights bath bomb (RRP £3.50) and I must say it looked absolutely stunning in the bath I had to have it. Unfortunately this time I did not raid the store but just grabbed this and a sample of Cupcake face mask, Soon as I got home I ran the bath and tested ‘Northern Lights’ out and I must say OMG it is absolutely amazing, it smells great, looks great and even leaves stars in your water! I was left feeling clean, refreshed and relaxed.
I love my face masks I currently have at the moment from my last LUSH haul ‘Mask of Magnaminty’ and ‘Dark Angels’ which are great for oily skin, again I have read quite a few blog reviews about the ‘Cupcake’ face mask and read good things so when I went into the store I kindly asked if I was able to grab a sample which I have yet to review so keep your eyes peeled.
“Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt and impurities and give a deep cleanse. Fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise.”
Yankee Candles | Cinnamon Stick, Fireside Treats & Amber Moon Votive Candles
I have always loved candles it reminds me of those cosy nights in with my mum, you have to admit it makes your house look that much cosier. When candles spring to mind I always think of Yankee Candles and their smell.. it is divine with so many scents. I was strolling through Manchester Arndale when I spotted that they had recently opened a Yankee Candle store which I had to raid! I literally smelt nearly every candle they had (my poor Fiance and little lady) but I decided to grab 4, I chose ‘Cinnamon Stick’ (RRP £1.35), ‘Fireside Treats’ (RRP £1.35) and ‘Amber Moon’ (RRP £1.80) and they smell great, but my favourite has to be ‘Cinnamon Stick’ so I grabbed two of those.
Makeup Revolution | Redemption Palette Hot Smoked, Adore 14 Nail Varnish & Top Coat and Base Coat 04
Last time I went to Manchester they were in the process of adding it into their Superdrug store which I was so excited about because I am really loving their products! (latest review of their lipsticks). I originally wanted to go to grab their new ‘Brow Dual Ultra Brow Arch & Shape‘ but unfortunately it was not stocked and I could not leave without a few of their products especially as it was 3 for 2. I decided to grab the ‘Redemption Palette Hot Smoked’ (RRP £4) I absolutely adored the colours it caters for those smokey eye and nude looks fantastically. When swatching the palette the colours are highly pigmented just one stroke with your makeup brush and it does the trick, no need to build up several times.
I also decided to grab ‘Adore 14’ (RRP £1) and ‘Top Coat and Base Coat 04’ (RRP £1) I am a sucker for nail polishes I love them, I feel naked without any on and as mentioned before I love purple so I saw that they had a pale pastel purple i grabbed it. Unfortunately it takes a few coats to create full coverage but can you really complain with it being £1. I also was running out of top coat so I decided to pick that up which I have found that if too much is applied once dried it goes quite bubbly.
I am continuously pleased with Makeup Revolutions products, they are a fantastic budget brand and also grabbed their ‘Brow Dual Ultra Brow Arch & Shape’ and their ‘Pressed Powder’ online (review coming soon).
New Look | Black Cross Strap Buckle Boots
I have recently done a wish list post on New Look items and these boots were included in the list, as mentioned in the post new boots were a must with returning back to work soon. These ‘Black Cross Strap Buckle Boots’ (RRP £19.99) are super comfy, feel great and not to mention not too expensive.
Have you had a recent shopping haul? What did you grab?