September Purchases

Ahhh September; the month I used to hate so much as a child!

We’re half way through September (give or take a few days) so I thought I’d share with you my purchases so far this month.

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Nivea Daily Essentials, Express Hydration Primer. For Dry and Sensitive Skin. £4.99

Ever since I first heard about this Primer I have been on a never ending search for it. Every time I popped into any Boots or Superdrug store it was out of stock. But after almost giving in, I finally found it; to my surprise in a tiny local Boots store. I’m glad I never gave in because I think I have found my favourite primer!

I struggle with Primers, I either feel that it is not doing anything or arggh it’s clogging up my pores. However this product that works like a moisturiser as well; gives me a nice smooth base for my foundation and is suitable for my dry skin.

If you can find it, I highly recommend it.

Overall: 9.5/10 (I’m too mean for 10 out of 10!)

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BarryM Nail Polish in Limited Edition Lime Green and Gelly Blue Grape. £3.99

I’m like a kid in a sweet shop when it comes to Barry M nail polishes; I could buy them all. I hadn’t tried any of the gelly range yet and I loved this blue colour so I couldn’t resist. I also couldn’t resist the brightness of the green (it is much brighter than it looks in the picture, I promise!) Also I’m a sucker for buying anything limited edition!

Overall: 8/10

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Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch and Cherry Me. £2.99

These lip balms are all over the beauty blogging world and so when they arrived in the UK I couldn’t wait to try them. When I first bought them at the beginning of the month my lips were in a horrible condition; really dry and chapped and I absolutely hated these lip balms. They did nothing for my lips but emphasize that my lips were looking bad. However recently I decided to bring them out again and actually I really like them. I don’t believe they hydrate your lips for 8 hours, but they are nice and leave a subtle colour.

Overall: 7/10

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Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in 103 True Ivory.

I received this as a part of a product trial, but decided to include it in here. I’m never usually a fan of matte foundations, I have dry skin and I feel that these kind of foundations just emphasize this. I did quite like this however. I do prefer dewy foundations, but if you like Matte Foundations then I’d give it a go.

Overall: 6/10

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MUA and Fashionista Collection

I was quite dubious when I first saw the MUA products in Superdrug. I couldn’t believe that something so reasonable could be any good. How wrong I was, and I can’t resist picking some products up whenever I’m in a Superdrug store.

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MUA The Artiste Collection. Multi-Use Palette. £6

The palette I wanted was out of stock, so I picked this one up instead and I really like it. It comes with 6 marbeled eyeshadows, 2 blushers, 1 bronzer and a highlighter. I haven’t really tested the blushers, but I really like the other colours. The eyeshadows aren’t as pigmented as some others, but really for the price you can’t go wrong.

Overall 7/10

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Fashionista Ready To Wear Brush On Concealer in Light. £6 and MUA Cover and Conceal Wand in Natural. £1.50

These are pretty good concealers and do exactly as you expect. The Cover and Conceal one is a little bit too drying but nothing too bad, but I do really like the Brush On one and have been using it every day so far.

Overall Cover and Conceal: 6/10           Overall Brush On Concealer: 7.5/10

MUA Flawless Primer. £5 and MUA Pro-Base Fixing Mist. £5

I decided to put these items together as I was so disappointed in them. As I said before this was one of the primers that felt like it wasn’t doing anything and made no difference. I bought the fixing mist as I have a very high neck collar jacket that I always end up having foundation all over. This did not work, but felt like I was just spraying perfumed water on my face.

Overall 2/10 for both.

As you may have noticed I also had ISEREE Sensitive Facial Wipes for Dry and Sensitive skin from Lidl. I picked these up in a rush when I really needed some makeup wipes and didn’t expect a lot. They are however really good and I always go and pick these up!

Hope you’re enjoying September so far!

Erin

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