Mini High Street Haul


Drugstore Haul

I know what you are thinking, I thought UmbrellaMonday was on a spending ban, and you would be right, I just had a few moments of weakness, and it was my birthday weekend so thought what the hey I’m gonna treat myself. And I could have gone ALOT more crazy….so you could say this is really proof of my self restraint…. : )

It all started with a trip to  Boots pick up a Sleek blusher but the store in town doesn’t have a stand for them, so ended up browsing what else was on offer. Picked up a few things from brands I rarely buy from.

Grabbed the Collection Bronze Glow Ultimate. I am naturally very pale so always been a little scared of bronzer, as in the past they have been far too dark for my skin. As such I have been very loyal to my BodyShop Bronzer since I discovered it offer lighter shade options. Anyhoo I swatched this in store and am hopeful it will give the sunkissed glow promised.

Next, I grabbed a few Revlon products, I wanted Colourburst Lacquer Balm and after much deliberation picked 105 which is a lovely soft/subtle pink. It was two products for £10 in Boots, so I figured I might as well get something else. Picked up Revlon Lash Potion, Mascara, which should have been £9.99 so bargain to get it for just a few pounds. I haven’t opened this yet as few mascara on the go I want to finish, but will let you know how I get on when I do.

I also popped to the Yankee Candle Store as I wanted some scented tea lights- went for Summer Scoop which is lovely Strawberries and Cream scent- perfect for summer. I wanted the tea lights as I picked up the cutest set of 4 Sherry Glasses for £3 in a charity shop  which will make the nicest candle holders. Tried them out this evening and  they look fab on my mantle-place, they will look even better come the dark winter nights.

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The Sherry Glass now candle holder

Talking of charity shop finds, I also found a total bargain of a dress. Brand new with tags navy blue lace party dress from Dorothy Perkins for only £6! I shared a pic on instagram (Umbrellamonday is my user name) if you fancy a noisy.

What have you been buying lately? Are a charity shop bargain lover too?

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Pretty in Pink Lips

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The summer sunshine (long may it last) has inspired me to break out the pink lipstick.  Pink is one of my favourite colours, bright vibrant pink the best of all. I love a pink lipcolour when wearing  my big sunglasses  as they give colour while my eye-make-up hidden away. If you are interested I did a post on my new (well newish now) Fendi sunglasses which I am completely in love with. The 5 product pictured are the Pinks I have been reaching for (apart from this week of course as I am on a limited Shop my Stash challenge)

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In no particular order, I have Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Pink Orchid. If you aren’t sure about a bright pink lip this is a fab one to try as at around £2 you don’t risk much if you don’t love it/wear often.  It has a slight metallic undertone which I won’t usually go for but it works here.

An other favourite of mine is Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Sweetheart. This is the first of the crayon lipsticks I bought and I really like the easy application, especially in the heat . It also smells of lovely minty goodness, definitely the best scented lipstick in my collection.

My love of bold lips does get curbed on work days- not sure my workplace could handle it or maybe I just need a bit more confidence to pull it off. For work days I gravitate to my Chanel lipsticks which provide a softer pretty pink lip. I know I have said it before but I do love Chanel packaging, it so elegant. The two pictured are Aventure which offers high shine and Magnolia a  rosier colour.

Finally, the newest pink in my collection  is Sleek Gloss Me in Rose which provides a high shine pink with an almost rosegold shimmer undertone. Sleek is a new brand to me, I have heard lots about it and a recent offer in Boots finally got me to part with my cash. Impressed so far. Minor point but I really enjoy the square packaging, stops it rolling away- so simple yet so haandy when applying make-up on the move!

What is your favourite pink lip products?

Oh Happy Canada Day to any Canadians!

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All About the Dreaming, Beauty Wishlist

Wishlist January 26

I love a bit of online window shopping and dreaming about the products I want or just think are pretty! My wishlist is ever growing, reading my bloglovin feed is constant a inspiration of products I want to try or looks I want to recreate.

I love a neutral eye palette, the Urban Decay Naked 1&2 have been my faithful friends for a long time. However, I really want to get another one and this  8 shade palette  has caught my eye.The packaging is said to be super lightweight and slimline which attracted me also.
Love the Topshop packaging, not tried any of their make up line- really want to! Green pastel glitter as I have nothing similar in my rather large nail polish collection
More Clinique, my purse wont like this! In a deep blackend raisin colour, I spotted this on a blog and thought it was lovely,
Shimmery brush on lovelyness from Bobbi Brown.
Great reviews for a drugstore lipgloss and I really want a wonderful red lipgloss.
I have heard so many bloggers rave about this product for so long, I now really really want it! Love Nars packaging, slimline, elegant and perfect for the travel make up bag.
Lusting after lots of lip products this month. Loved the last lip butter I picked up in a recent haul and want to add to my collection. If you haven’t tried the lip butters, they are lovely to apply.
I read so many beauty blogs and am inspired to try so many products as I read them but don’t seem to have a good way of remembering/prioritizing when it comes to buying- how does everyone else do it?

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