(Left to right) Advent Calendar- candy coated countdown, £60, Benefit| Nails in figment, £6, Topshop| No7 midnight lash mascara, £13.50, Boots| Lolli Balm, £14.50, Boots| Glitter pot in space cowboy, £4, Topshop| Bourjois little round pot blusher rose pompon 37, £7.99, Superdrug| Zoella blisfull mistful, £8, Superdrug| Sleek face contouring kit Light, £9.99, Superdrug| Royal brush 12 piece brush kit love is trusting, $39.99, Amazon.com| Nail polish in velvet goth valerian, £5, Models Own.
I have never been a massive fan of spending lots of money on hair and beauty products, personally I would rather spend my money on clothes! However, since moving in with my house mate Sophie- http://sophiesclosetxo.blogspot.co.uk/ (fellow shop-a-holic), I have become more and more interested in makeup!
Whenever I am shopping with Soph there is rarely a time when we don't pop into Boots or Superdrug for a cheeky browse, and she very much likes to have really good quality makeup and takes her time to make sure her makeup looks perfect... honestly the other day she tried to teach me how to contour, I was absolutely puzzled! Anyway, I will admit that now she is motivating me to mix up my makeup a little, as I tend to follow the same routine day and night for my makeup, the only thing I tend to change up is my lipsticks, I know, so bad.
But now I have had a little browse of what's on offer, I must admit that I really had no idea at all of what a range of products there actually is out there. I am now willing to experiment with different brushes, primers, creams and contouring palettes so if any of you have any video tutorials that may help me a little, please share them in the comments section below!
For now I have made a little wish list of some of the bits and bobs that have caught my eye recently, when I think about it, it is actually probably less expensive to have an addiction to buying beauty products rather than clothes, with brands such as Sleek, Collection, Seventeen, W7 and natural collection who can complain about price?!
My wish list includes mainly products I want to try, such as the Sleek contouring palette, and the glitter pot, and also products that are such a must have, including the Topshop and Models Own nail varnishes, Zoella body mist (I have the body lotion and it smells divine), and Benefit Lolli-Balm which looks so amazing I just need to try it, and also the makeup brushes are so pretty, at a fraction of the price of Real Techniques makeup brushes for example. Finally the beauty advent calendar is an absolute must have, firstly; you avoid the calories of eating a chocolate filled calendar, it saves a lot of money on products that at full size would be very pricey, and finally, what is better than being treated with a beauty gift every day until Christmas?! £60 may seem like a lot but honestly it is such a saving for the amount of products you get!
What products have you all been using recently? Remember to leave me any makeup tutorial video links below! :)