Pay Day Purchases

4 August 2013


Another month, another set of wages in and out my bank account, and another credit card statement which fills me with dread. Despite my absolutely dire financial situation, every time pay day rolls around I feel the need to 'treat' myself, and August was no exception.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is one of my favourite foundations of all - this must be my fourth or fifth repurchase. I've not had this in my stock for a good six months now, so I thought it was about time I made a purchase. If you love a light to medium, healthy finish, give this a try. The Bumble & Bumble Creme de Coco conditioner is also a repurchase, I'd initially bought the travel sized one and liked it so much that I felt the need to shell out for a full size. Parting with that much money broke my heart a little, but this stuff is damn good.

I'm fairly sure I had either Head Over Heels, or a very similar blush, when Topshop first launched their makeup range. I remember loving it, so thought I'd give it another whirl. Another Topshop product which I absolutely adored, and was one of my favourite bases of all time, was their tinted moisturiser, which has since been discontinued. I'm not really a BB girl, but this BB Cream seems to have a similar finish to the tinted moisturiser - I'll keep you updated. Lastly in Topshop, after finally finding a sealed pot of their polish highlighter, I decided to put it back on the shelf in favour of the All Over Glow option. This is a liquid highlighter which seems to be working wonders mixed in with heavier foundations.

After raiding Topshop and eating my own body weight in dough balls at Pizza Express, I headed back to Boots where I added the limited edition Real Techniques brushes and some Elegant Touch Nail Wraps to my collection. This is my first attempt at nail wrapping, and I love it! The Real Techniques brushes have had mixed reviews, but for me it's a case of so far so good. Expect reviews to follow.

So there we have a roundup of the products that will (hopefully) keep my beauty buying whims at bay for the next four weeks. What products are on your pay day wish list?

27 comments

  1. So many lovely things! Can't wait to see some posts featuring these products x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm addicted to the Bumble & Bumble conditioner, I also use the shampoo and though they are expensive they are 100% worth it and they smell amazing :-)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Great things. I want to try the Chanel foundation some time.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  4. I really want the new Real Techniques brushes, can't wait to see what you think!


    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  5. I too really like the topshop makeup range. And it is actually so inexpensive for the quality you are getting.
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  6. i've never tried the topshop makeup range before but everyone raves about it so i need to get myself down there!x

    justsayjess.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Awww...so many nice products! Want them too now :D
    <3

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  8. Can I just say that I ADORE your blog! New follower, and thanks for visiting my blog hun. Btw, let me know what you think of the Chanel foundation, I want to try but the money's a bit much.
    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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  9. You have some really interesting stuff in there. Sadly, the topshop near me doesn't stock make-up and I dread going into the big one: the queues are unbearable! I am going to have to endure it though - so many things on my topshop list! Is this blush a cream one?

    I have tried nail wraps ONCE and failed miserably. You must update on how you got on with your!


    Aggie
    http://lawyerlives.blogspot.com

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  10. You got some great things. I adore B&B conditioner it's well worth the money. I've been trying to resist these Real Techniques brushes for weeks, I can't justify anymore!

    // DUSTERKNUCKLES //

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  11. Ahh I want every single one, especially the Topshop BB cream! Packaging's gorgeous too ♥

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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  12. I can't wait to hear what you have to say on the RT brushes. They definitely have been getting mixed reviews but I'm glad to hear that you've been liking them so far.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution

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  13. Great picks ! I also love the RT brushes, but haven't been able to get my hands on the duo-fibre ones ! They look great ! Also, I love your blog ! I just followed you on bloglovin ! xoxo

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  14. I tried the Topshop BB cream in the store the other day and I thought the consistency was really nice! I didn't see any detailed reviews online though, so I passed on it. I've been really tempted by their cream blushes but I had to resist. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua has been on my wishlist for absolutely ages!

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  15. Great buys! Looking forward to seeing more about the real techniques brushes. Still dragging my feet on if I should buy them or not.

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  16. I love Vitalumiere Aqua! It's one of the foundations I think I'd repurchase forever. I also would love to try the Topshop BB Cream

    isabela – fusels.com x

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  17. oh pay day..if it weren't for the fear of not paying off my student loans i too would wander excitedly over to grab some more cosmetics. le sigh.
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  19. Those RT brushes are definitely on my wishlist and I love the scent of Bumble & Bumble Coco mmmm! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  20. awesome haul there !! heard loads of good things about vitalumiere aqua but havent got the chance to get it.
    been eyeing on topshop blush for the longest time,, but couldn't justify myself for buying more unnecessary product as i have loads of them ,, le sigh.

    x

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  21. I want those makeup brushes so badd!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I love Chanel foundations, they smell just like flowers! pretty blog btw!

    x Megan

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    ♥ Sarah | HeySarahLee!

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  24. This is a lovely haul, i didnt know they had new real technique brushes i think i have to check them out lol xoxo vigi

    http://vluvzchocolate.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. i really want those rt brushes they are so pretty!:) Also the topshop bush is gorgeous!

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Love the nail wraps! Great haul :)

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite

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  27. those brushes are the best !
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