This is a bit of an accidental haul, Fay and I were in London a few days ago having lunch off Oxford Street. In true British April form it went from beautifully sunny to torrential downpour in a matter of seconds. I decided it would be a good idea to shelter from the rain inside Selfridges beauty hall.
Anyway one thing led to another and I ended up picking up a few bits. I’m really happy with all my purchases so thought I’d share them here. I’d also like to mention how helpful and lovely all the staff were in Selfridges, we got really great customer service and considering they have a few really affordable ranges as well as high-end ones I’m definitely going to shop there more.
First up, I’ve been on the look out for an orangy red lipstick for ages so I had a look at lot’s of different counters for just the right colour. I really don’t like reds with blue tones and I love the recent trends for orange lipstick so wanted something that was half way between the two. I finally found the perfect one on the Mac counter. ‘Lady Danger’ is a gorgeous rich colour in the perfect matte finish and I love it. I might do a full review of this one soon. The lipstick cost £15.
While I was paying for my lipstick we noticed the lady at the Mac counter was wearing some really great rings. She told us she’d got them from the H&M concession in Selfridges so we headed over there to get some. Faye and I both bought the same rings so we’ll have to be careful not to wear them at the same time! I love the little stacking rings and the prices were great. I also picked up a pair of sunglasses. The smaller pack of stacking rings was £2.99 the other one was £3.99 The large ring was £2.99 and the sunglasses were £5.99.
Next I headed to the Top Shop counter as I love their make-up. I picked up a light peachy coral nail polish called ‘Bounce’ which I thought was a really cute colour for spring and a Matte Lip Crayon in a pale pink called ‘powder room’. I’m yet to try both products properly but will let you know if I like them. The nail polish was £5 and the lip crayon was £7.
I’ve been wanting an EOS lip balm for ages so when I spotted all the flavours in Selfridges I had to take one home. In the end I chose the green one which is Honeysuckle flavoured and smells lovely. This one is going to go everywhere with me in my handbag. This cost £5.99.
Lastly I got a pot of Bourjois Java Rice Powder, which the company re-issued to celebrate their 150th anniversary. I’ve been after this for ages but it’s always sold out in my local Boots. I love everything about this product, from the beautiful packaging to the history to the lovely soft illuminating powder. This is another one I would like to write a proper review of eventually. This cost £9.99.
I’m really looking forward to giving everything I bought a proper try. Have you bought any nice make-up recently?
Jessica CangianoMay 21, 2014 at 8:04 am
Isn’t EOS balm fantastic? I love that they’re gluten-free, so I can use them without any worry there, plus unlike most scented products, they don’t trouble my sensitive skin, so it’s a double win for me! 🙂