Saturday, 7 February 2015

Newbies #10


I always get excited about my 'newbies' posts because its the best way to get really hyped up about new purchases. Before I would use them straight away and get bored pretty quickly but now I have an excuse to keep new additions to my collection in the packaging for as long as possible. I've actually just realized that the last time I did one of these posts was before Christmas so it's definitely long overdue!

So in Boots the other week I bought myself a new Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush mainly because I need something I can squeeze into my little clutch bags for nights out and this one is perfect since the lid helps to keep it clean and not get make up stains all over the lining of my bag. I always trust RT brushes as they really are reasonably priced and fairly good quality. They might not be amazing, beautiful, fancy brushes but they do the job well! Unfortunately I'm not sure what this brush is supposed to be used for but I've mainly been using it with powder products and while it does the job I think I probably should have opted for a different type of brush. Oh well there is always next payday!

Also in Boots I bought myself a Revlon Colourburst Matte Balm in Sultry which is a gorgeous natural nude brown which is just so flattering and these things really are the business if you want your lippy to see you through the day. I've never seen a colour like this in the drug store before so I was crazy excited to try it and it certainly does not disappoint. The matte finish does everything for a thinner lip too! I've already started wearing it constantly and I have a feeling this is going to be one of those lip products I'll probably repurchase forever. It's perfect for not just during the day but for a bold neutral lip in the evening too!

Last but not least I managed to order The Balm Cindy Lou-Manizer with a little money off on Feel Unique. I have been pretty desperate actually to try some of The Balm products but have always been put off by the fact we don't sell them in stores here in the UK and so its pretty impossible to tell from the often inaccurate colour swatches online. However, after reading a few reviews on the good old web I took a deep breath and ordered this as you can't really go wrong with a shimmery highlighter! I'm so glad I bought this as its the perfect peachy toned shimmer which just looks gorgeous when blended across the cheek bones. I've been wearing this instead of blusher and I absolutely love it!

What have you guys been buying this week? 
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  1. I've really loved the sound of Balm Cosmetics recently and was really excited when they had a sample size of The Cindy-Lou Manizer in this month's birch box as I've wanted to try one of their products for forever!

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh that's so good you got a little sample! I hate that you can't swatch the products before you buy them online! :( xxxx

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  2. Love Real Techniques brushes, I have 2 but I've been eyeing up the retractable ones for long enough - I think i would use a kabuki for bronzer... maybe?

    Jade x

    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Yeah seems to work okay for powder and bronzer although I think I'd prefer if it was bigger! xxxx

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  3. I love the colour of the matte balm! I have a deep purple one and it's my go to one when I want a bit of colour.

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are just so good and extremely long wearing and pigmented! I actually went back and bought another one haha ! xxxx

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