Ickle Superdrug haul and EOTD

Colin truly is a spoiler

Since I’d just got paid, I dragged him back to Superdrug so I could buy more stuff I really don’t need, hah. I accidentally spent £25, oops. Then add that to the £15-20 I spent the night before hauling a bunch of samples from AllureByJen, Sassy Minerals and Fyrinnae and I think I’ve spent rather too much money again. Woops D: So anyway, might as well show you the damage:

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Along with the Graphite palette, I went for a couple of Collection 2000 liners – Glam Metallics in Fierce and Glam Crystals in Retro Chic. I got these in the hopes that they’ll look awesome layered – they do, check out the swatches a bit further down. I also thought I’d give Barry M’s new products a try – one of the matte eye crayons in purple and a metallic liquid liner in blue. I don’t buy a lot of blue products ’cause my eyes are blue so I feel there’s no point but Colin convinced me I should. Lastly, GOSH were on 3 for 2. I haven’t touched GOSH in a while, for no real reason other than I’m normally much more of a Boots person than Superdrug. Anyways, I was looking at the waterproof eyeshadow sticks (love these) and came across ‘GOSH eyeshadow base’ – wahey, a real one? So I picked this up to give it a try. I wore it the whole day today while at work and it only creased a tiiiny bit but considering I get a load of steam in my face all the time from coffee machines it’s expected. I thought I’d give Darling lipstick another go, too – it was the first nude lipstick I ever tried (borrowed it from a friend) and I hated it, I thought it looked silly on me and it felt really oily. I’ve now come to realise that’s ’cause most of the lipsticks I owned before then were very dry, haha. I’m liking it much more this time around. Aaand last but certainly not least, I got the nail polish ‘Bright Passion’. A couple of months ago I hated glitters and flakes of all sorts but I’ve been totally converted so wanted to give this a try. Swatch time? Yes please!

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You’ve all seen these swatches a million times over already, but I know I’m the sort of person who likes to see LOADS of swatches of something before I buy it so I have lots of pictures to compare. So here’s another for your data bank ;P Sleek seem to have really improved their shadows for this palette – much less crumbly that usual, buttery soft and the texture is actually consistent throughout the palette; I always hated that some were crumbly and soft, some were hard and chalky. This is spot on but most of the shades are so similar it almost seems pointless. Ah well!

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Other swatches – didn’t bother swatching the GOSH eyeshadow base as it’s pretty much colourless.

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PHWOOAR how sexy is this? I guess you’d refer to this as rainbow string glitters, in a sheer black base. This means it obviously works so much better layered as you can see – middle finger is 3 coats of Bright Passion by itself, ring finger is one coat of Bright Passion over a plain black NYC polish. I LOVE this – just such a shitty fact that I can’t wear nail polish at work. *Crycrycry* Consdering I work six days a week this almost renders my nail polish collection fucking USELESS right now. But I’ve been painting my nails when I get home most evenings just for the satisfaction of it, then taking it off in the morning.. blah. Ah well.

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I thought I’d end this poorly constructed post with my EOTD featuring the Graphite palette and Barry M metallic blue liquid liner. I’m far too tired to type out the whole process like I normally do – I’ll just list products today. Sorry D:

GOSH eyeshadow base

Stargazer cake eyeliner in Silver (used as base)

Sleek Graphite palette

Maybelline Kohl express in blue

Barry M Metallic liquid liner in blue

Beauty Box glitter liner in blue

Maybelline Lash Stiletto

Maybelline Colossal Volum’

I just read this post back through and it’s so poorly worded and everything, I’m embarrassed to even post it haha. If I really regret it that much I’ll take it down – just please bear with me, I’ve been out of employment for a few months and I’m not used to working hard so I’m tired! Haha. Hope you’re all good

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08607295863952813647 ♠.Chammy

    OMG!! beautiful haul. BEAUT! hello gorgeous graphite palette.. surely I should buy one of these because I’m arty and I use graphite pencils.. amiright?! Here’s to me justifying a purchase… LOL :D

    AND DOOD! i love the way you shape your eyeshadow.. that was worded so poorly *wide eyes* O.O but but but I LOVE IT

    gutting to hear about the nail polish dilemma VS. work rules – they should give y’all fancy little gloves with cute bows or something so you can still wear polish BUT not get it in the food/cwofffeee/whatever :D mwhahahaha!!

    sigh. only in a dream world!

    asklasfjlg; drooool glittery eyeliner.. OK END OF THIS COMMENT BEFORE YOU MISTAKE THIS FOR SPAM! xxxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16904695878361114372 Emma (girlwiththearabstrap)

    Love that nail polish! Everything you got looks great. Hope the job is going well :). xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17900504974941112133 Tanya

    Hey hun, I’ve nominated you for a blog award :)

    http://tanyatalksmakeup.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18036256769379494023 kyuubified

    Omg that nailpolish makes me want to throw confetti at random passerbys. Gorgeous, and I love the EOTD!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06577592119776939870 Peonies and water lilies

    The gosh nail varnish looks gorgeous, especially over the black nail varnish x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06575954938997455341 Anna

    Love your EOTD, the Barry M blue liner looks super nice…does it go on smoothly and consistently? And that glitter varnish is fab! I always hav to take my nail varnish off pretty quickly too, not for work but because having a little kid my hands are constantly in water or play-doh and varnish starts chipping fast no matter what I put on it to make it last :(((( xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07394699721840559496 Eliza

    Nice goodies! Great EOTD too.
    Ex

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01189632378368526952 Nikki

    I nominated you for an award!

    Nikki
    xx
    http://visualaspect87.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

    @Jools: I’ve missed your rambly comments! They match my rambly posts so nicely :D haha but yes you should totally get it!

    @Emma: Thanks ^_^ it’s going good so far!

    @Tanya: Thanks hun!

    @Denise: I know right, I’m suddenly in love with glittery polishes! And thank you!

    @Peonies: I know, I wasn’t expecting to like it very much actually but I was really surprised!

    @Anna: Thanks! Yeah it’s a dream to apply, even colour and no skips or drags or anything. Daww, you’re lucky, I’d love a reason like that instead of just not being allowed to wear it for work! Haha

    @Eliza: Thanks, I think the nail polish was the favourite thing I got!

    @Nikki: Thanks sweetie! ^_^

    xoxoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02935338830882259440 sarahPUFFY!

    You could use that Barry M pencil on your lips with clear gloss on top as a light, lilac-y lippie…mm tasty *drool*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16437448007072771645 Emma

    I now need that liner!!!!!
    You are my fave blog at the moment!! I love everything you do
    Keep up the good work
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

    @Sarah: I could Puffy, I could… if I didn’t look like a total noob with lilac on my lips XD It really doesn’t suit me! But maybe I’ll give it a go anyway!

    @Emma: Dawww that’s so sweet, that means a lot to me! I always really worry that I piss people off with my rambling and stuff haha. Thank you! ^_^;

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16437448007072771645 Emma

    Not at all. Your blog is awesome
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02935338830882259440 sarahPUFFY!

    Haha, your pencil reminded me of this discontinued gloss I have by Benefit! Its a lilac gloss and surprisingly enough it doesn’t make me look like a corpse! HMMMMM I should look for some for a super secret giveaway I’m having :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16200955225127341785 em

    that palette is amazing, I need it! love the eye, looks amazing! xo