Thursday, 13 June 2013

HAUL - Boots (Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price)

I love a good bargain - blog sales, Ebay, flash sales, end of season sale time -  you name it, I'm there, credit card in hand.  I think it is because I can kid myself that I'm not spending if I'm saving Anyway, I popped into Boots to repurchase Effaclar Duo and took advantage of the 3 for 2 on skincare so I thought I would test out Effaclar K and their Micellar Water as my No. 7 eye make up remover is nearly gone (mini review - it works but is nothing exciting).

I was about to purchase some make up bits too when I noticed the shop assistants putting up the signs for the buy 1 get 1 half price offer that started the day after.  So of course, I had to go back the next day to make the most of both deals!

This is what I purchased:

Boots' tills are great - if you put 2 similar priced items through next to each other, the deal comes straight off them, rather than off all the cheapest items - so I aimed to get each offer in similar-priced pairs. 

Bourjois Bronzing Primer £9.99
I bought this because a lot of my foundations/tinted moisturisers are too pale for me now I have a bit of a (fake) tan.  I mix in a little blob and it corrects the colour before application.  It works well for this - demo coming soon!

L'Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara £10.99
I have kept this sealed until I need it so I will post a review another time.  I have heard lots of good things about it though so I have high hopes.  It was really hard to get a good pic of this because the wrapper kept reflecting the flash so I nabbed this one from the L'Oreal website. 

Bourjois Cream Blush 2 £7.99
I am into orange/coral at the mo, having just bought a fab orange t-shirt from Zara and one from the Oasis sale.  I WILL be summery even if the weather is trying to stop me!

Soap & Glory Cheekmate £8
This is a pinky red stain with a thick texture.  It blends in nicely and lasts well on the skin.  I have just heard there is a voucher for this in the Boots mag - free if you buy any other S&G product.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19
I'm sure I have nothing to add to this much raved about product.  I bought this in Medium as Light 2 is great but too pale for me at the mo.  The only thing I don't like about this is that the black writing on the packaging smears off onto my fingers.  Ew. 

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover £4.99
One word. Genius.

I also picked up a few magazines for the AMAZING freebies that are out this month.

I got:

2 copies of Elle
Rodial Fake Tan in Dark and Clear
I have a face and body set in Clear that I got from TKMaxx that I love - applies easily, natural colour and lasts better than any other fake tan I have ever used.

a little stripy bag that I use to organise bits in my handbag - tooth flossers, hand gel, hair bobbles etc, that go all over the place otherwise.

a really cute Ciate manicure set with a gorgeous nude/beige polish and sparkly caviar.

ModelCo nude lip liner - a gorgeous shade that gives a lovely even colour base. 

Have you found any good bargains recently?
Have you gone for any of the magazine freebies this month?


  1. It's amazing what great stuff you can get from magazines.
    Adela x

    1. I know, there's been a run of good stuff recently. Did well today at a Summer Fayre where they were selling off magazines 3 for £1, got last month's Marie Clare with 3 different items of Avon make up!

      Rebecca x

  2. This looks like a lovely haul :D I really want to try the Bourjois bronzer it looks so cool :) It looks kind of similar to the Chanel bronze universal(which reminds me I need to dig that out again!) Great post, now following! :) xx

    1. Thanks, it was great fun buyin git all! I LOVE the Chanel! The bronzing primer is similar but more moussey - the Chanel is more solid. I find this works better as a base or to mix with foundation, the Chanel is better as a contour.

      Thanks for following!
      Rebecca x

  3. Great haul. Good tip about money off in Boots too.

    I love the collection concealer, but the way the black writing comes off is just awful! Makes the product look really crappy


    1. Thanks!

      I've tried to be really careful with this tube but the black is still coming off!

      Rebecca x

  4. I really want to try the bourjois cream blush, but how easy is it to apply? :) xxxx

    1. Dead easy, you can just use fingers to blend it in.

      Rebecca x


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