The Me Spree…

The Me Spree

 

Happy Monday Chums…

As last week was sprinkled with celebrations here at Confetti & Curves Head Quarters, I thought it was high time I treated myself to a few little beauty goodies. I know, I know, it’s not like I need any more cosmetic clutter but what girl can resist a few new items from an afternoon of retail therapy? And with most of these purchases coming highly recommended it would be ever so rude not to splurge for the sakes of beauty blogging – slightly lame excuse of course 😉

Fancy taking a peek into my shopping bag? Then get yourself comfy as we take a plunder through the purchases…

Claires Nail polish

As mama to a 10 year old girl who ADORES popping into Claire’s with her pocket money – I’m usually dragging behind observing racks of pink fluffy purses and cute cupcake key-rings. However on spotting a giant promo sign inviting shoppers to browse their collection of 3 for 2 nail polishes, my inner cosmetic craver couldn’t resist taking a nosy at the range. Of course as many of you already know I’m a sucker for blingy nails so when I was confronted with a sizeable stand filled with an array of gorgeous colours I couldn’t resist the splurge -regardless of age!

As you can see the three I opted for full on sparkle *hugs self with joy* – however the Claire’s range do have a selection of plain polishes for those who aren’t particularly keen on dressing their fingers like mini disco balls.

Fizzy – a rich rosy pink, there’s something about it reminds me of pretty tea cups and wild flowers. Gorgeous!

17098 – A deep lavender colour intermixed with pewter and olive shimmery tones. Fabulous for fall.

Forever Mine – An antique gold colour with a hint of pink. Very shabby chic.

All of the above were £2.50 each, however on the 3 for 2 offer I got all for £5. Not bad eh? I shall report back on how they fair with a review very soon ladies so keep your eyes peeled if you dig sparkly digits 😉

NYC cosmetics

Of course no shopping spree is complete without popping into Superdrug, and low and behold yet another tempting offer was thrust upon my purse-strings as NYC products were 3 for £5. I must admit NYC is one of those brands I don’t have a huge history with, however after recently reading a few rave reviews on their range I’ve been tempted to give them a go.

Expert Lip Colour in Madison Square – I’m forever drawn towards these blushing rose colours, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed this isn’t the gluey goopy type that I detest. Hopefully my First Impressions video on Wednesday will reveal non-sticky, happy lips!

Beautifying Blush Stick in Soho Pink – I’ve always been a fan of cream blushes, in fact one of my all time favourite is the Bourjois range – I just love their dewy freshness on my skin. This NYC blush stick looks right up my street, fingers crossed it’s a winner ladies!

NYC Eyeliner in Black – I’m super-fussy when it comes to liquid liners and it usually take a whole lotta curiosity to lure me away from my favourite Rimmel Professional Glam Eyes *happy sigh* However after being assured by my little sister that this NYC liquid liner was an essential tool in creating the perfect cat- eye Flick, I had to give it a go!

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Collection Lasting Perfection in No 2 Ivory – I’ve read a number of really positive reviews on this foundation lately, so as curiosity has gotten the better of me I’ve been itching to give it a whirl. At £4 it seems almost too good to be true.

MUA Undress Your Skin in Pink Shimmer – This is popping up in YouTube videos and make-up tutorials more frequently with the results seeming super impressive. Considering it’s up against my Sleek Face Form palette it has a lot to live up to… looking forward to seeing how this transpires.

eyebrow pencils

Although I’m quite a fan of the Soap & Glory Archery pencil and the Barry M Brow palette, I do like to keep a basic brow pencil for quickly tidying my brows on work days – you know, those lazy days where you just want them to look acceptable at the very least. The two I picked were Maybelline Master Shape in Soft Brown & the MUA Eyebrow Liner in Brunette (which I’ve tried and adored before)

Pearl Drops

Although I don’t really consider the colour of my smile to be too bad, I still think there’s always room for improvement! I just happened to spot a rather enticing promo offer on the Pearl Drops range from Tescos so I picked up the Hollywood Smile for a mere £2.50. According to the box my teeth with be 4 shades lighter in only 3 weeks, hmmm let’s see how this one pans out ladies.

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Thankfully there’s a handy little colour chart on the side of the box to keep track of the progress. I’m keeping hopeful I’ll be dazzling friends & family with my smile in less than a month… keep tuned for a full review in November.

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So there you have it, my mini stash of ‘Me Spree’ items. Have you treated yourself to any beauty goodies lately? Or have you tried and tested any of the above? Whatever your thoughts do let me know in the comments below! Wishing y’all a super week ahead…

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40 thoughts on “The Me Spree…

    • That seem’s to be the one I’ve been recommended so much Bronagh so I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’s a winner! Sometimes I just don’t get the hype but I have a feeling this one won’t fail to impress 🙂 Hope you had a lovely weekend XXXXX

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  1. NO WAY! I just bought myself Teeth Whitening Products too! I drink far too much tea, and I feel like me teeth have just lost that extra bit of whiteness that they used to have! Let me know how that product works out for you!

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    • Ahhhh great minds think alike Rach 😀 hehehe Yes, that’s my issue too – increasing my tea intake plays havoc with the pearly whites lol Will definitely keep you posted on how I get on – really excited to try it out 🙂 Xxxx

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  2. Gorgeous post Karen! Can’t wait to hear how you get on with that highlighter, I’ve been thinking about dabbling in that myself! I’ve also nominated you for the ‘sweater weather’ tag if you feel like giving that post a go! Lots of love! xx

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    • Awwh thank you so much Corinne – yes, quite a few of you seem to be very intrigued with it so might have to do a little video on it just to show it in action 😉 Oooh I LOVE sweater weather so this’ll be right up my street! Thank you so much for thinking of me *huge hugs* XXXX

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  3. I haven’t been to Claire’s in years! I wonder if the nail polishes are actually good quality. Whenever I think of Claire’s makeup or nail-polish, I think of those play makeup that I used to have when I was a child. It’d be really interesting if they were actually good quality.

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    • Well I have to say I’ve been wearing one for the last 3 days and I’m actually pretty darn impressed so far 😀 YES! That’s what I think of too lol lol hence the awkwardness of a 33 year old woman buying their polishes haha If I’d have had my ten yea old daughter with me it wouldn’t have been so bad lol Shall pop a review up on them soon XXXXX

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  4. I love taking a peek into peoples shopping bags – only problem now is I really want to go shopping haha! I like the sound of the Collection foundation at only £4.00! I have been looking for a new foundation for a while now! 🙂 xx

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