12 February 2013

I've Been Shopping! Latest Accessory and Budget Beauty Buys

The last time I went shopping was when I picked up a few bits and pieces on holiday but I had a wee Superdrug splurge recently and restocked some of my favourite budget beauty buys. And I couldn't resist showing you this new necklace which I snapped up in River Island recently after seeing it on their lovely PR at the SS13 press day.

Latest Accessory and Budget Beauty Buys


The brand will be sending some really lovely accessories our way for spring and summer but I was delighted to learn this piece was in store now. The combination of the cord chain with the crystals is both relaxed yet blingy and I've been loving this with simple t-shirts, my sloppy grey jumper or to dress up one of my many plain black dresses. I've spotted cord jewellery in a few SS13 collections now so it could be a micro trend in the making - this one was €24.

River Island Bungee Cord and Crystal Necklace
 
Makeup wise, with their punchy colours, fruity scents and longwear formula, I really love these Maybelline 14 hr Super Stay lipsticks (€10.75). While they don't last the 14 hours that they claim to, they're still one of the best longwear lipsticks I've tried. The rose gold cream shadow is the latest addition to the brand's Colour Tattoo line and is really pretty alone or under a powder. These are €7.99 and I have all of them now except the silver and gold - it's inevitable that I'll pick those up at some stage, too. (I've binned the purple one though - the consistency was nowhere near as good as with the other shades.)

Maybelline L'Oreal and Rimmel Swatches


Felt tip pen eyeliners are my favourite and this L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim is one of the best - I also really rate the NARS version but at €10.49, the L'Oreal version's about half the price. It doesn't seem to dry out as quickly as the Bourjois pen, which is also a good 'un.

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hr Lipstick in Non Stop Red FOTD Swatches
 

My horrendous dark circles prompted the repurchase of one of my favourite light reflecting concealers - Rimmel's Match Perfection. I love this one for under my eyes, and the Collection Lasting Perfection product for any blemishes - they're excellent products, and both come in at under a tenner.
 
Have you tried any of these products and what did you think? And have you picked up anything nice for yourself of late?

30 comments:

Keit said...

Wow, that necklace is gorgeous! Straight from a Queen's neck! O_O So mesmerizing!

makeup monster said...

Love the necklace and must try out that Rimmel concealer!

Actionmags L said...

That necklace wants a home in my house- I usually stay away from costume jeweller cause I break out in a bad rash but the cord is genius

Makeup Over Mind said...

Yay new makeup! Looks super on you! I must throw a glance at that Rimmel concealer, I've never heard much about it! One thing I'm always in the market for - concealer and foundation! :)

Not Just Inside said...

Ill have to try the Loreal felt tip liner x

Erin said...

that red is a gorgeous color on your lips! beauty product shopping is always fun!

xx

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Adele said...

Love the lip shade Emma. I'm staggered you even have to buy cosmetics, you must have drawers full!!!!
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Maria Flicka said...

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Crosswire Dreamers said...

Gorgeous necklace, love the look of the colour tattoo & eyeliner xx

Sarah Egan said...

Love the look of the rose gold eyeshadow, still haven't bought any colour tattoos - shameful!

Thick Threads said...

i love the necklace and the lipstick! very nice stuff! :)


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Sam said...

Wow, the necklace is gorgeous, definitely my style and love the red hue of your lipstick.

Gemma Turner said...

Oh wow that necklace is so beautiful!!! I love the look of the L'Oreal liner.. and the Maybelline lip product! xx
Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

christine said...

That necklace is so edgy but dainty! I love it! And what a great find on the lipstick- it looks great on you....I really should look for a shade that works well on me but I've been lazy so I just wear tinted lip balms :)

Johanna said...

I approve of your purchases. Just in case you're wondering!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the Maybelline recommendation! I read that Chanel long lasting lipcolor is good and definitely want to find options in a range of prices!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anonymous said...

I really like that Maybelline lipstick on you, love the color!

What Katie Healy Did said...

That necklace is unreal! Absolutely LOVE it!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love that necklace and that shade of red is so pretty on you Emma!

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

beautiful necklace

Fashion Stylist_ka said...

this lipstick looks great, I never had any Maybelline lippies so might try it out

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

that necklace is fabulous emma! love those color tattoos! the pigment is awesome. hahaha i've been covering up myself.
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Anibani said...

great buys :)

Eimear Mc Keown said...

Very striking necklace Emma. I have a Color Tattoo in gold and it also has a strange almost unworkable consistency x

Anonymous said...

That lipstick is GORGEOUS on you!! Love your little haul!

Anonymous said...

The lipstick looks awesome on you!

FASHION TALES said...

I love that necklace Emma, so adorable. The lip colour looks nice on you! xo/Madison

fluff and fripperies said...

Eimear I had actually heard the gold was like the purple - such a shame! I think I will hold off on completing the collection so!

little t said...

Superliner is a great budget pen!

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