Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Everything I bought in England | High Street "Haul"

So I have been back in the United States for a few weeks now, and have been putting off writing this post because I am in denial that I am no longer in the UK. However, the time has come to take a short walk down memory lane and review everything I bought on the High Street over the course of the four months I was there. 
Most of the products I purchased are ones I had seen in the videos or blogs of my favourite British beauty bloggers, so the first time I went to Boots was kind of surreal! I may have gone a bit overboard. 
Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba, Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon, MUA Eyeshadow Trio in Innocence

Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Peach Melba: Purchased, of course, because I saw it in so many of Estée's videos, and I pretty much will buy anything she recommends. It's really soft, blendable and easy to wear, and you can't beat the price of £1.99, can you? 

Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon: Perhaps now my holy grail highlighter? This product is so beautiful and finely milled I LOVE wearing it over blush to give my cheeks a hint of radiance, and what a high quality product for the price. This blows MAC's Soft and Gentle out of the water in my opinion. I was so impressed with Topshop's makeup range my only regret is not having bought more!

MUA Eyeshadow Trio in Innocence: I am not even much of an eyeshadow girl on a daily basis, but you really can't go wrong with these neutral shimmery shades, especially for the £2.50 price tag. The pigmentation is nothing short of impressive, and the colours are incredibly easy to wear on an everyday basis. 
 Barry M Nail Paints in Raspberry and Peach Melba, Revlon Nail Enamel in Vixen

Barry M Nail Paints: I was super excited to try these when I got to the UK because the colour range is massive and just gorgeous but unfortunately I was really disappointed with the formula! It was watery, a bit streaky and chipped like an absolute bitch. Also, I love the colour of Peach Melba, but it just did not suit my skin tone. However, if you don't have totally transparent skin like me definitely give it a go.

Revlon Nail Enamel in Vixen: Another essiebutton recommendation, and I wasn't super impressed with how it looked in the bottle but glory be it looks gorgeous on the nails. Good news is you can get it in the States, too! Seriously a perfect colour for autumn and winter - I couldn't stop wearing it!
Natural Collection Lipsticks in Raspberry and Rose Petal, Barry M Lipgloss in #2 Toffee, Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Fig Jam, 17 Lipsticks in Beehive and Belle

Natural Collection/17 Mirror Shine Lipsticks: I did a more in-depth post about these about a month ago, and they were my standby natural lip shades for the duration of my stay. Phenomenal finds!

Barry M Liplgloss in #2 Toffee: I am by no means a liplgloss girl, in fact I only own one or two lipglosses because I don't like the texture but OH MY WORD this one is amazing. Probably the most divine smelling lip product I own (as the name suggests, it smells of toffee) and the formula is smooth and not sticky in the slightest. I cannot say enough positive things about it.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Fig Jam: I saw Fleur wearing this in one of her videos and it was so gorgeous I literally went to Boots that day and picked one up. Such a gorgeous colour and I will be dedicating a blog post specifically to this product in the near future.
 Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair, Soap & Glory A Great Kisser lip balm in Juicy Peach, The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream, GOSH Defining Brow Gel

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair: What can be said about this conceal that hasn't already been said? Amazing colour match, full coverage, perfect for spots or imperfections, and lasts all day for a modest price! I bought a few as backup because I knew I wouldn't be able to get my hands on another for a while.

Soap & Glory A Great Kisser Lip Balm in Juicy Peach: The moisturising properties of this lip balm are only decent but the scent is absolutely incredible.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream: A very thick cream for parched skin, it did wonders for my dry, sensitive face!

GOSH Defining Brow Gel: Until I picked this little beauty up I had been using a Maybelline clear mascara to set my brows, and that just kind of made them wet for a bit rather than locking in the shape of my brows. However, GOSH's brow gel really makes my unruly eyebrows stay in place all day! 

Phew...okay well after that exhaustive list I think we can say for sure that I have a shopping problem. Hope you found this interesting or informative; I have to say taking this walk down memory lane makes me miss England even more! 
Hope you're all well. xx