Monday, 4 February 2013

Breaking the Bank | Cosmetic Haul

Unlike most people I quite like Mondays. Mainly in the afternoon as for me Monday is pay day. Which been spending my money far too quickly, but gaining such pretty products to share with you guys. So lets get into it!

As you can see these are the goodies that I purchased today from Boots and Superdrug. Yes they are mainly lip products, but I am trying to get a little more confident with wearing different lip colours as I usually just stick with red or purple/plum colours or just a lip balm. So I've picked colours that usually I wouldn't wear.
L-R 001 Nude Attitude, 353 Cappuccino and 415 Pink In The Afternoon

So if you didn't already know, Boots currently has a 3 for 2 offer on a vast variety of brands like ; Revlon, Rimmel, Soap&Glory, Toni&Guy Lee Stafford ect ect, so I went along to the Revlon stand and picked up these 3 pretty lipsticks. The first being a re-purchase (001 Nude Attitude-Matte) and the other 2 just really stood out to me and I think they will be rather fun to create new looks with. RRP is £7.49  but with the 3 for 2 offer I only really paid for two.

Next I found myself in front of the Rimmel section of the store. I have a couple of the other Rimmel lip liners from the 'Lasting Finish' range and today opted for the, Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner - 063 Eastend Snob which is a really pretty rose, nude colour and is a close match to my natural lip colour. This will be a very good everyday natural liner. RRP £3.99

I also grabbed, from the Rimmel stand, the Kate Lasting Finish Lipstick in shade 20. This is the first vibrant pick in my lipstick pot at the moment, depending on how much I may or may not be able to pull this colour off. I have seen so many people wearing these bright pinks and always thought how lovely it looked, and I've had this in my hands so many times and then just put it back but today to took the plunge and bought it. RRP £5.49. 

L-R; 500 Luna,301 Galaxy,101 Celestial, 600 Nude Eclipse and 501 Stellar

So as you have probably seen and read so many reviews on the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers I have too, so I couldn't help myself when I saw them. There are 8 in the collection and I got myself 5, I actually got 4 in the 3 for 2 offer in boots and got Celestial from Superdrug. Boy do they have some really cool colours. When I was swatching them, they reminded me of the NYX Xtreme Lip Creams, thick and creamy and there is quite a similar smell to them. I am really excited to try these out. RRP each £5.99. 

From Superdrug I brought my first ever Essie Nail Polish in the shade Fiji, which I've heard so many lovely things about. I really like pale nude nail polish's so I thought why not start the Essie road with a pretty, pink polish.If you follow me on Instagram 'gemmaaroberts' I will later upload a picture of my nails being treated to this Essie Polish. RRP £7.99

Finally, from Superdrug I purchased this eyeshadow from a brand named B. Now I'm pretty sure this is a new brand as it wasn't in Superdrug last Monday? But I haven't heard much about it. I'm very natural about eye shadows and don't tend to chose the brightest of colours, so I chose this matte brown called 107 Cinnamon. The pigment is lacking slightly the swatch shown above is of 3 coats. However for £4.99 you can't have high hopes. I look forward to using all these products and will be purchasing more from this 'B.' brand just to test their other products.

Gemma xx


  1. I recently bought the same Rimmel London Kate Moss lipstick too! How good is it!!!
    I am so jealous of you Apocolips Lip Laquers, it will probably be months and months before they are released here in Australia :(


  2. Yeah I live the lipstick colour and really smooth quite long wearing but I just can't pull it off unfortunately it doesn't look as good but I'll keep trying :) what did you think?
    Ahh well at least you have something to look forward too I suppose :)