Not good for my bank account, but great for my recently decluttered makeup collection (I had a very cut throat clear out during our recent snow days), I’ve been doing some makeup shopping. I was in need of a new cruelty free foundation to replace my much loved, but not CF, Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation and one foundation turned into 6 items falling into my basket. Damn you Beauty Bay! I just can’t resist a haul.
Whilst I’ve not been buying a whole lot of makeup recently (let’s be honest, all my money is going on theatre tickets), in December I did treat myself to some new bits in the Boxing Day sales – and the pre-Christmas sales – as well as getting a couple of products for Christmas. I’m finally getting around to sharing these goodies so that I can finally review them for you in the coming weeks. This is also my last new in my makeup stash type post that will include non-cruelty free products that I’ll have bought for myself as I went CF with my beauty buys this year.
I allocate 10 minutes each morning to do my makeup for work, and I have got it down to a pretty speedy 7. But this doesn’t allow much opportunity to play around with makeup in the morning. I’m obviously not going to rock up in the highest coverage foundation, double wings and bright blue lipstick, but I’m making it my aim to switch up the my lips but better shades I wear on a daily basis.
Last year I put together a monster post all about what I’d picked up in the Boxing Day sales, and I’m doing it again this year! I don’t think I spent quite so much, but I did pick up some bits I want to share with you. In my 2018 goals, I mentioned that I am going cruelty free with my beauty products and not all of these are, but this is the last time I will be sharing non-CF purchases on my blog in a haul fashion. Sorry it’s taken so long (again), but I had to wait for Mr Postman to bring most of this to me!
When I treated myself to a couple of Glossier items recently, I just had to pick up the Glossier Boy Brow in the shade Blond. I’ve heard amazing things and I’ve been looking for a cheaper and cruelty-free alternative to the Benefit Gimme Brow after the Essence Make Me Brow didn’t quite hit the mark.
I signed up for Influenster quite some time ago, and then promptly forgot about said sign-up. It wasn’t until Katie received the Bourjois VoxBox after an email when we were in France together that I actually remembered that I had an account. Well here we are a couple of months later and a received a very exciting parcel that I’ve been testing for the past week – the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara*.