Friday, 1 March 2013

Mini Boots haul





Boots Cotton Wool Pads, Nailene White French Tip Pen, Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation, Sally Hansen Maximum Growth

Hi guys!

Today is probably the first time I've uploaded a post from a computer in about six months. My iPad is both the best and worst thing I've ever been given - best because it's so convenient, worst because it makes me so lazy!

Yesterday was a bad day. There was no reason for it to be a bad day; if anything, it was a good day. I found out I passed my January exams, I managed to finish the coursework I'd been stuck on for days with relative ease and it was such a nice day - I think I was just in one of those moods. Anyway, the best cure for a bad day is obviously retail therapy, so I stopped at Boots on the way home and treated myself to some things I didn't really need.

The first of those was the Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation in light porcelain. I know there's almost always a foundation on my monthly wish list and I already have a massive collection of bottles, but I saw this and thought I would give it a go. I can't really give it a full review yet because I haven't been using it for long enough, but I can comment on the shade. As you all know, my skin is an almost-white colour and it is incredibly difficult for me to wear foundation without looking orange, but so far this foundation has impressed me, blending easily and matching my skin tone very well. I haven't noticed any oxidation yet, but I haven't really been looking for it. If there's anything else to add, I'll post a full review in a few weeks.

I then turned away from the Rimmel counter and came face-to-face with the nail counter, where the words maximum growth caught my eye.  My nails are very brittle and snap and flake easily, hence I usually keep them quite short, meaning any form of nail art is out of the question. A little sign above the shelf said 'buy one get one half price', so I decided to buy Sally Hansen Maximum Growth and the Nailene French Tip Pen. I was a little hesitant as I've used Sally Hansen products before and haven't been impressed. So far, this one has not lived up to my previous experiences with the brand. It leaves a thin coat on the nail and is supposed to be used every day. I applied it this morning and have gone about my daily chores (cleaning, washing clothes, cooking) and so far the coat hasn't chipped. The French manicure pen, however, wasn't so pleasing. It's probably just my incredibly shaky hands, but I managed to get white nail polish all over my fingers and the white 'tip' was more like half of my nail. I guess I'll just have to keep practising...

That's it for now, people.

Take care!

12 comments:

  1. Katie Clarke1 March 2013 20:22

    That French Tip To Go looks so so handy! love evreything you bought :) really want to try that foundation! :)

    A Bit Of Lippy

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    1. So far so good on the foundation front, although the coverage is a little light for my skin at the moment, with the remnants of a breakout to cover.
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  2. I love the Rimmel Foundation! I've tried all of them and cannot fault them!

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    1. I love Rimmel in general. They almost always impress me with their products :)
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  3. i have heard so many good things about that rimmel foundation!
    let us know how you go with it

    xo; L&M
    www.twoplicates.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll probably post a review as it has it's good and bad points :)
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  4. I really want to try that nail tip pen! Great items! x

    http://andini-ria.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm not too impressed with the nail pen, but maybe it's just my shaky hands...
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  5. I think that I might have to purchase that nail tip pen cause I like playing with my nails

    Charlotte x

    www.blackandwhitesheeps.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. If you have a steady hand, go for it :p
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  6. I have really bad nails as well, so I'm wondering are the nail growth polish worth buying or not?
    You have a great blog,

    Love,
    - E.

    http://despite-the-style.blogspot.com/

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    1. I haven't seen a massive improvement, but my nails haven't deteriorated either. I guess I'll have to wait until my nails get a little longer before I can really comment.
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