Sunday, 1 May 2011

Boots Haul

Another Boots haul. After I watched Tanya Burr's video about how to get voluminous hair and seeing other people use them, I really wanted a proper back combing brush. So after I saw that the Denman version was stocked at Boots I went to look for it and came back with a few more things.

This one is called the 'Denman D91 Dressing Out Brush,' I had to go to a couple of Boots stores to find it and it was about £4. It's smaller so it really does backcomb your hair well. I used it Friday night before I went out and it my hair didn't seem to go flat like it usually does by the end of a night out. 

The bristles are quite rough but do the job really well. 

Another rave product I got was the 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Beehive. Barbara from ThePersianBabe on YouTube always talks about this lipstick so I wanted to try it out. It is glossy so there's no need to put lipstick on top. The only downside for me is the smell of these lipsticks. I can't describe it really unless you smelt it for yourself. I love the smell of MAC lipsticks as they have a vanilla taste, but this one has a very wierd sort of plastic/ play dough smell :/ The colour is a really, really subtle nude pink, which would suit any skin type. Not sure if I would re purchase, will have to give it more of a chance first. 

This picture isn't really true to colour at all. It's much more of a pink/nude colour. There's a more accurate picture here.

I also got some new Barry M nail paints. I always seem to go back to Barry M after trying other brands of nail polish. In my opinion they last a lot longer and they have a better colour range. Boots is having a 3 for 2 across all make-up at the moment so I got 3 for just under £6. 

R to L: Dusky Mauve, Mushroom & RedBlack

Dusky Mauve is seriously amazing, I know it's kind of sad to be this impressed by a nail polish but I have never seen anything like this one before. I found a review on it here with a picture of it on the nails. I didn't know, but it's apparently a dupe of Chanel's Paradoxal polish. It is a mauve colour but when it hits the light there a purple sheen running through it. I can't wait to put it on. 

I have owned similar colours to Mushroom but they had gone off so I put them in the bin and bought this one. It seems a bit lighter than other's I've owned from different brands which I wanted. I love this colour, it suits summer and winter and always looks classy. 

I picked this one as my 'free' one, I had most of the other colours that they had left in Boots and this one was something I haven't got. On first glance RedBlack looks very dark, almost black but seems red in other lights. Really interested to see what it will look like!

I'm not sure why I bought this. It was only £1.50. It's for sensitive eyes and it's fragrance free so it's good for sensitive skin. I've never tried an eye cream before but I suppose you're never too young to start preventing the wrinkles! I really like it so far, it feels weird after putting it on, sort of a tightening feeling round your eyes but only very slightly. 

And that's about it, I really need to stop shopping but I don't think that's ever going to happen.


  1. I need the Denman brush! And yes I'm always in love with looking at the rainbow of Barry M colours so I always cave but I have to say I'm an OPI girl :)

  2. Dusky Mauve and Mushroom both look amazing!