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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Rainy day haul - July

The weather has been disgusting for quite some time now, so what does a British girl do when she's bored and the rain is bringing her down? GO TO THE LOCAL SUPERMARKET! Surely, only me? The rain was so bad that I had to stop my poor car at one point, the things I do for a beauty haul ey! My 'local' supermarket isn't that erm, local at all. It's quite a trek, well about 15 minutes but it's HUGE and sells everything. This supermarket (Tesco) is in a kind of centre, including a Superdrug next door to it. If you haven't heard of Superdrug, it's just a British version of a drug store, it sells make up, hair stuff and blah de blah!

Anyway, So first I went into Tesco. I've been looking into buying YSL's touch ├ęclat for years now, but can't bring myself to buy it. I read on couture girl's blog that Loreal have done their own version, and gosh was I happy when I found out. All weekend I've been trying to find this product but nope, sold out. Everywhere. AND when I did find it, it was £10.00, which is extremely steep for Loreal, a high street make up brand!? It was no longer on Boot's 3 for 2 offer and Superdrug had 0 in stock. 

To my surprise, TESCO, my local supermarket (home of all things food and water) had hundreds of it in stock. AND, to make it even better, it was on a three for two offer! I was soo happy. So happy in fact that, I fell for their trick and like a good consumer bought two items when ordinarily, I just wanted the one. Tesco win, I lose, out of pocket BUT my make up bag is growing. So, the three items I chose; I decided to opt for an over priced primer, because it looked good. Absolutely tiny but surely at £14.00 (gasp, for Loreal - Outrageous, I know) it must be good? Hah, how wrong could I be.Can't wait to review this for you and warn any of you from buying it!
As well as this I got two luminating sticks, because I was hoping that they'd be amazing and why get the one when I'd get one free anyway? I was alll smiles!

Next I went into Superdrug and stocked up on some MUA, the brand which I have never purchased before. I thought, why not. I needed a new thick concealer, well okay, I didn't need one at all as I only bought a MAC one a week ago but hey, why have one concealer when I can have two. I got two eye liners, nail varnish and a cute lip balm. Also got some face masks, moisturiser and a delivery of St Tropez before I went out that afternoon. I won two bottles of St Tropez in a competition, I haven't used the stuff for yeaaaars as I am a complete xen-tan princess (lol) now, No i really am, deeeeeeef the BIGGEST fan. But the new packaging looks swanky so I will use it but I have extremely high expectations now that I am an avid Xen-tan user.

Last but certainly not least, I found a new brand called VIVO in my supermarket, who knew that supermarkets were so up to date with make up? At only £5.00 I got super excited and put this straight in my basket. They do so many cool little sets like this and I just haddd to buy this after wanting Benefit's brow palette which is triple the price for ever now. I cannot wait to tell you all about it later on in the week.

Well, I think I had a great haul. I hope you'll all agree!
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Once again, thanks for all your support and comments. I couldn't do it without you all.
Love yaalll.
Em xxx


  1. MUA make up is really great & so cheap it's amazing & mudd face packs are my favourite - writing a review on them at the moment actually!

  2. I've hear of MUA but never seen the products because i live in canada and we don't get half the products here. The St Tropez mouse I got to try my friend didn't like it so she gave me the can and i love it, the only thing I dont like about it is the price tag. Nivea happy time is like my favorite scent of body wash from them. Their new scents are nice is well

  3. wow you picked up some goodies there, Ive never tried MUA products before.

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

  4. great haul im gonna look for them MUA products here in Australia as a beauty student i'm always looking for new and interesting products to add to my kits :)

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  6. great products! xx

  7. Great haul! Love what you bought x

  8. Rainy days are meant for shopping! I really wanna try that Loreal Lumi, it looks fab!
    And now i'm craving donuts! Yum! x


  9. Great haul!

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  11. I love how you got all this from just nipping the supermarket (and super drug) my local supermarkets are rubbish! =( I really want to try vivo cosmetics.

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  13. I think MUA are great for how cheap they are. xxx

  14. cute haul...luv MUA so cheap but so good!


  15. Never heard of Mua, is it great quality stuff?!

  16. great products you got there, i've been dying to try MUA, they're very affordable and the shadows are so pigmented. can't wait for my first purchase :)

    hope you have a fab day hun ~ xx

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