You know when you use a handbag you haven't used in ages, and you find money in it? That happened me today. My first thought when I found it was to go straight to the Post Office and pay off a bill. So naturally, I did the complete opposite. I hit 3 different chemists, Lidl, and then went to Penneys. Wanna see?
|Essence Oz cream blush €3.29, 'Flashy Pumpkin' polish €1.79, Oz liners|
€1.89 each, and Catrice Neo Geisha Kohl liner, €2.29
The current Essence Trend Edition is in celebration of the release of "Oz: The Great and Powerful". The collection is not overly impressive, but I still managed to come away with 3 pieces from it. I got both eyeliners because I seem to have none at the minute, and both of these shades are great for my eye colour. I also picked up the cream blush, which has a tiny pump on it and blends really well, and I got one of the polishes from the Colour & Go line. It's a bright orange called 'Flashy Pumpkin' and reminds me a little bit of a darker version of Zoya 'Sharon' which I can't get my hands on. The black liner is from the Catrice 'Neo Geisha' collection (also a bit blah). Essence really missed a trick with the nail polish in this Trend Edition - they're all boring coloured crackles. Where are the ruby reds, the emerald green sparkles, the chrome tin man, the bronze lion?! I ramble. Anyway, here's an idea of what the stuff looks like.
Next up was Rimmel, I needed a new Wake Me Up foundation (this is my third bottle) and I picked up one of the Kate lipsticks too.
|Wake Me Up Foundation: €9.95, Kate Matte lipstick in Shade 113: €6.95|
Here are both on my wonderfully dry unconditioned lips:
Next on the list was Lidl, where this baby was back in stock:
|Suddenly Madame Glamour Perfume €3.49|
I was gutted when our local branch didn't get this in for Valentine's Day, I had the sales assistants head wrecked, the poor girl even rang up a couple of other branches for me AND the head office. Alas, it was nowhere to be found near me. When I walked in today and saw an enormous stand of it, I grabbed a couple of bottles - if you haven't tried it, you really should. It's amazing. It also means I don't have to use up the last of my Lancome La Vie Est Belle (favourite perfume by a mile), result!
I wanted to check Penneys to see if they had the leopard print turban towel that Karen blogged about. They did! Woohoo! I also may have bought more scarves. Blaming Karen for that too.
|Leopard Print Hair Turban €1.50|
|Floral/Grey Scarf €3.00|
|Grey/Heart Print Snood/Scarf €4.00|
I can't go into Penneys without picking up socks and Pyjama bottoms, so I grabbed them too:
|Cat Print Pyjama Bottoms €7|
|Skull socks (part of 3-pack) €2.50|
|Make-up Bag €6|
These pads were on sale in our local chemist for €1.99 so I picked them up too, I find them really handy when I'm too tired or lazy to take off eye make-up.
Lastly, two online purchases arrived this week. The first one was the Sigma F80 Kabuki brush recommended to me by makeupmonster. I bought it on Cloud 10 Beauty and as usual had the speediest delivery ever.
|Sigma F80 €17.95|
The last online thing was something I was really excited about. I've been banging on about Spectacular for years - since I was a teenager. Spectacular was the main 'cheap' nail polish brand around when I was in Secondary School. In an issue of J-17 or Shout (or some teen mag back in the day) they mentioned that Spectacular had a mail order catalogue - so a love affair began. Every so often, much like Essence or Catrice now, Spectacular had a special collection. They had a Grease one, a Wizard of Oz one, a Lilliput mini one, and a Rocky Horror one, to name a few. I've been on the hunt for some original Spectacular bits for AGES now, and last week, I finally found one. Someone is selling Spectacular Rocky Horror Gold polish on eBay. (HERE). I was terrified that it wouldn't reach me considering the new Royal Mail policy of hating nail polish, and when the package got to me today it was open. Cue major panic, but there he was in all his glory, hiding in an acre of bubble wrap. Rocky.
|Rocky nail polish. Approx. €8|
And now can't buy anything for about a month, but anyway.