Today I thought I'd do a little catch up post. No collections, no reviews and no swatches. On Saturday I went to Oxford Street. I had been meaning to buy something from Selfridges with my giftcard and thought I would take advantage of their 10% discount. When I got out of Bond Street station I was greeted with snow! There was excitement all around me and these 2 ladies were shocked and about to share the news on some form of social media (the natural reaction to seeing snow nowadays) until I had to burst their bubble and inform them it was fake! Pretty and fun, but fake.
The atmosphere on Saturday was great! Christmas songs in the shops, lots of hustle and bustle with Selfridges being busier than I had ever seen and lots of shoppers singing along, captivated by the festive spirit. It's rare that I go shopping by myself but I really enjoyed it! I was able to go round and take my time (admiring lots of make up obviously).
Here is my little purchase, which no doubt I will be reviewing soon - any guesses as to what it is?
This was my other little purchase - I disgustingly bite my nails - I have done so for a long long time! I know it's disgusting, I know I might as well just lick a toilet seat (Why I would do that, I have no idea) but I just can't help it. The more I've gotten into the beauty world, the more I have realised how nail obsessed people are. I only own one nail polish which I received over on BBS and until now it really hasn't bothered me how unattractive my nails are. If anything, it's one less thing to spend money on! However, I want to try and defeat the habit and grow my nails. I picked up the Sally Hansen maximum growth daily nail treatment to aid me on this journey. It was on offer in Superdrug for £3.75 so I can't really go wrong. I am keeping a nail photo diary so I can do a blog post showing you the results. Have you tried this before?
Lastly, as I was on my own, I found I wasn't rushed so I grabbed a few foundation samples. Like plenty of others, I get really embarrassed and nervous asking for samples. I feel I can only ask when I've made a purchase but yesterday I braved it and managed to come away with three samples! Yippeeee :) The only place I was rejected a sample was Urban Decay. I swatched the Naked foundation on my hand though and I was impressed.
- The Estee Lauder sample was easy to ask for because I made a purchase there. I tried out the invisible fluid as I've heard good things about it recently. I thought it could be something to compare the MAC face and body too so potential post there.
- I then went to the Armani counter where there was a sign up about getting a sample of their latest foundation, the Maestro foundation. I asked the assistant to match me but before doing so I asked whether it would be good for dry skin and she said no. Instead I came away with a sample of the Luminous Silk foundation. I gave it a whirl that evening as I went out for dinner. I liked it although it gave quite a lot of flashback which is a big no no for me.
- Lastly, I stopped by the Lancome counter and asked which foundation was best for dry skin and she matched me to the Teint Miracle.
So, that's that - hope you enjoyed this somewhat random post. I feel like I haven't blogged in a while so wanted to have a little catch up (in live time so to speak). For those celebrating, how is your Christmas shopping going?
Till next time...Toodles! :)
EDIT: I had quite a few products on my face in hindsight (from trying things on whilst shopping) so it might not have been the Armani foundation that caused the flashback.