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?
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