21 March 2014

Recent Purchases #1

Recent Purchases
It's been quite a while since I posted about anything new that I had purchased therefore I thought I would share with you today my most recent purchases, none of which resulted from the Boots 3 for 2. I'm just as amazed as you are, trust me.

Most of you will probably be drawn to the NARSissist Palette which I told myself upon launch that I would not buy due to the absolutely eye watering price. To be honest I was very lucky in that I had an ASOS voucher to use which brought the price of this down to £30, this for me was a lot easier to swallow and knowing that I wouldn't be able to pick it up that cheap anywhere else was enough for me to place the order. At the moment I'm going to hold off talking about this too much because it really does deserve a post dedicated to it. 

The next three products are courtesy of Rebecca at Fashion Train as I was so shocked to find out that I had won her Escentual give away a few weeks ago, thank you so much Rebecca! Through this I was able to order a couple of things that I had being wanting to try for quite a while. First up was the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush which I can confirm is pretty darn good however I do still hold a soft spot for the buffing brush. The second product I picked up was the La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel which happens to be a repurchase for me. Just over two years ago I purchased my first products from La Roche Posay whereby this cleansing gel happened to be one of them. At the time I really enjoyed using this and have ever since missed it being within my skincare routine, looking back I'm not entirely sure why it has taken me so long to pick it up again. 

For a long while now the Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner had been on my skincare wish list but sadly due to the price I had refrained from picking it up, however with the remainder of the Escentual voucher I finally decided to order it. In all honestly I really did feel that my skin would benefit from an exfoliating toner because it had being looking so dull and lifeless. After just one week of using it I can happily report that the toner has already started to help improve the overall appearance and surface of my skin. I'm thoroughly enjoying using this product at the moment.

Last but not least whilst in Boots I spotted a clearance stand which of course I was drawn to like a moth to a flame. Upon this stand I spotted the Avene Cleanance Emulsion which is a light moisturiser aimed at those with oily skin. I'm not entirely sure as to why this product was on the clearance stand; perhaps the packaging will be changing because I noticed that the same happened with a lot of Soap and Glory products late last year. For now I have decided not to break the seal on this because I've decided to save it for the warmer summer months.

On a side note I would just like to pass on my thank you to all of the comments I have received lately. I will be replying to you all asap!


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  1. I loooove the expert face brush! Sophie sent it to me in our beauty swap and I now use it everyday! I like it for buffing out my Nars concealer...I just kind of tap it back and forth to get the product to blend in well all under my eyes and around my nose. It's perfect ;)

    xx -b.

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    1. It's such a great brush, I'm so pleased I decided to pick it up in the end. I'm so glad you have it too :) Xx

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  2. I love real techniques brushes! And I've been wanting to get a hold of the narssist palette for a long time!
    Have an amazing day :)
    http://sheseeksvictoria.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, you too! The NARSissit Palette is gorgeous, it's so expensive though! xx

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  3. Love that real techniques brush so much!!

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    1. It's a good one to have in your collection xx

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  4. Gosh, I just pre-ordered a RT Expert Face Brush and I can't wait to hold it on my hand! :D

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    1. Yay, I hope you like it as much as I do xx

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  5. cannot wait for the post dedicated entirely to that nars palette! i never bit the bullet and bought it but maybe just reading about it will give me joy haha

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    1. You still have time to get it, it will be out for six months :) Xx

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  6. Oh I love the expert face brush! It's the best for applying liquid foundation :) lovely haul x

    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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    1. I have only used it with liquid foundation so far as that is the only foundation type I use. Thank you xx

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  7. I love my Expert Face brush! I really want to try the Clarins cleanser, too, glad to hear it's working well for you :) Congrats on your giveaway win!!

    Jess xo

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    1. Thank you Jess, I was so lucky! The Clarins toner is really nice, if you get to try it I hope it works for you xx

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  8. I'm obsessed with that Clarins exfoliator!

    Gold Dust
    x

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  9. I really want that Nars palette but like you I'm a bit put off by the price! :-O I look forward to reading your review of it :) x
    www.isitjustmeme.co.uk

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    1. I was very much put off by it, if I hadn't had the voucher there is no way I would have got it xx

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  10. Oh oh I've tried the Avene moisturiser before, it's nothing spectacular but I actually really enjoyed using it its a gel texture but super hydrating perfect for summer/oily skin hopefully you like. I've wanted to try the Clarins toner for ages now! I may have to just go for it and buy! X

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm looking forward to trying it, it sure sounds like something that will work well for my skin this summer xx

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  11. I can't wait to try the Expert Face brush!

    Rachael. x http://jegz-loves-tea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I hope you can soon Rachael, it's really nice xx

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  12. I am beyond jealous of the Narsissist palette! I'd love to see a review

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. There will be one up in April, I promise :) xx

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  13. never tried the real techniques brushes...will have to give it a go someday.

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    1. You have to get yourself a couple to try, they are super good xx

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  14. Can never go wrong with the Real Techniques brushes xo

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    1. Never! They are so good and quite affordable really in comparison to so many others out there xx

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  15. Youre so lucky you got the narcassist palette i wanted that for so long but its bloody expensive haha!!

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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    1. My word it is extortionate! I would not have paid full price for it Andrew xx

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  16. I'm so jealous of this NARS palette, it looks wonderful but I just can't justify the price :(

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. No I wouldn't be able to either xx

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    1. It's such a nice product to use isn't it xx

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  18. I'd love to see a review on that NARS Palette! :)

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    1. There will be one up in the next few weeks Mel xx

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  19. These are all lovely products! The NARS palette is so beautiful but it's definitely way too pricey for me to justify at the moment. Oh well! There are always more lovely palettes by NARS! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. It is really expensive Celina, I honestly do think it's a bit overpriced! There are indeed some really nice palettes by NARS and if you wanted those from this palette can be purchased individually xx

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  20. I love my RT Expert Face brush, you will not be disappointed :)

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty
    xo

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  21. Lovely little haul, I was going to get the RT brush the other day but didn't don't know why as everyone always says how great it is and my buffing brush is getting close to retirement :(

    xx

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    1. You should pick it up come pay day Claudia, it's a nice brush for your collection xx

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  22. I'm dying to try the NARSissist palette! It's a bit expensive for me at the moment, but one day I'll have it or something similar ;)

    Olivia Beauty from the Fjord xxx

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    1. It is super expensive, I wouldn't pay full price Olivia xx

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  23. Lovely buys Amy, I cannot wait to see your post on the NARSissist, I bet you love having that little beauty in your collection xx

    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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    1. I cannot lie I love it Danielle! It is so expensive though which annoys me xx

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  24. I can't wait to see your review of the NARSissist palette. I really want to try it but I've seen such mixed reviews.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a beautiful palette Kate, I honestly couldn't recommend it enough however it is just the price that worries me so much xx

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