Sunday, 3 February 2013

Mini Boots Haul

Hi all!

I hope you all had a relaxing sunday!

This is only a mini haul because I whined about having to go plant shopping and spotted a Boots so begged to go inside for 5 minutes! I would have bought a lot more but the things I wanted were not in stock.... I will try later in the week :)

I am not good at buying face makeup quickly but I think I done quite well, I tried a few samples on my hand when I was in store. I don't really know if this is the right way or not but it kept me happy until I got in the car and saw how orange my hand was! I am very pale. I was a little bit concerned on the way home thinking I had just wasted my money....

So as soon as I got home I ran upstairs, used Liz Earle cleanse and Polish to remove what make up I had on then angled a mirror so I was in natural light. I opened the 17 BB blemish balm first. I got this in shade Light. Its quite a small bottle inside packaging is pretty average, it had £2 off at the Boots I was in so it was only £4.99 an absolute bargain. Also another big plus is that it is SPF 25 whoop!

The texture itself is quite thick and you can smell the sunscreen its not unpleasant and once on the skin the smell goes away. At first when I put it on I was a bit gutted thinking it was too dark for me but I persisted and kept on blending. Once my whole face was done the colour was lovely, very natural. I kept double/ triple checking I didn't have any tide marks around my face thats one of my fears about new face makeup! All in all I really like it, I was not left shiny which was the main reason for me looking for a new foundation, I was out with work on friday evening and noticed I was starting to get shiny parts using my old foundation :( 

The next thing I used was Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer. This took me forever to find in the store! I had been after one of their concealers for ages but every time I went I either forgot/ didn't have enough time or the makeup stand was a mess so I didn't bother. Well this time I was determined to buy one of them I hunted all over the make up part of the store. I found a stand with Collection above it. Looked about then realised actually it might not even be called Collection 2000 any more... it had me confused! the products have Collection 2000 on them so I figured I was in the right part. I really just wanted this for under my eyes because I have currently been using Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Concealer which for the price I think is a great little kit, it doesn't do much for me under my eyes but its a great colour for blemishes. 

I bought the Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer in shade Natural 2 which surprised me because I am usually the lightest in anything but the first one was practically white so I chose this one. This is fantastic under my eyes I am so pleased I eventually bought one of their concealers I 100% recommend this especially for only £4.99! It blends beautifully and actually hides my dark circles. I used the powder in my Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Concealer to set the rest of my makeup, its basically a translucent powder. The one I wanted they did not have in stock :(

My make up was flawless I was so impressed by both products so even though I thought it was going to be a disaster I thought I did very well. One happy bunny. 

Top- Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Brightening Concealer- Shade Natural 2.
Middle- 17 Blemish BB Balm- Shade Light
Bottom- Rimmel Apocalips- Shade Nude.
The final thing I bought was a must! Everyone has been going on about these so I had to try one. Rimmel Apocalips which was £5.99, I bought this in the shade Nude. How funky is the packaging! I really like the look of these but I have a thing with lip glosses, I cannot stand them being sticky!

Anyway after testing it on my hand I thought it was a lovely colour I was not brave enough to try the rest but I was very tempted. On the drive home I was thinking I should have bought a brighter colour because I thought with the Nude colour on my lips I would look dead because I am pale! Well I quickly tried it in the car at first I didn't like it and was a bit gutted. I loved the texture it's not sticky at all and it feels like a balm in a strange way. I really wished I had been braver and bought a brighter colour.

So once I had finished all my face makeup I applied Rimmel Apoloclips again, the second time round I really like it and I am very pleased I bought it in Nude. It is a lovely natural shade :)

I think I need to be braver and try one of the other colours. Does anyone have a recommendation of which one I should choose?

p.s there is not a photo of Rimmel Apocalips Nude on my lips because I took so many photos and decided I have wonky lips so it wasn't going to happen haha!


  1. The 17 BB cream was SO dark on me! I wish the drugstore catered a bit better to paler skintones. Lovely haul. <3

    1. Thanks huni, I was a bit omg but once i blended it in properly / put translucent powder over the top i thought it looked really nice. its annoying having really pale skin i feel your pain! have you tried the Boots No7 foundation where they use a camera on your skin to find your perfect shade? thats what I have been using as well as fairly light by Bare Minerals xx

  2. I need to try this, but I'm super pale! :( oxo

    1. you should try the tester in store its not that dark .. I panicked at first putting it on but once its all over and properly blended it looks good. I'm still getting used to it. I bought the Collection 2000 concealer yesterday to see if I preferred it to the brightening one, I actually prefer the brightening one I wasn't that impressed with the other one ... have you tried those? xx

  3. The best way to choose a foundation is to swatch a few similar shades you think will be the right one on your cheek/jawline (makeup free) then go outside into the daylight and have a look. Your correct shade will disappear or be barely noticeable. Hope this helps xx

    1. Thank you I was in a bit of a rush I need to make more time for that great tips :-) xx