Random Beauty Haul – full of necessities (of course!) and a great Bobbi Brown dupe ❤️

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This week, I had 2 random and very spontaneous (mini) shopping hauls.  Whilst waiting for a lift home from the dentist..sniff!..I popped into Penneys in Dun Laoghaire for a quick scoot.  I was then in Dundrum Town Centre shopping for a birthday present for a friend, and I indulged in a little “Boots” and “McCabes Pharmacy” stock up.  Despite it not being pay day yet, Im not even sorry!  Lol.

I have broken down my purchases into a few varieties – for ease of review.  Make-up First! :)

Rimmel Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Foundation (The White Lidded One!) – €11.99 – Boots 

So, I obviously had to wait for this to NOT be on sale before I buy it (duh!) but anyway, Im totally glad I did.  It comes in 8 shades and the colour I got was “100 – Ivory” which is a pretty perfect for me.  I find that you don’t necessarily need to powder over this and it apples very evenly.  It’s a medium coverage and not too matte.  The smell is so old school so it brings back so many memories!  I love memory smells.  This may replace my mix of Revlon Colour Stay and No. 7 Lift and Luminate (which is shamazing and so glowy).

White lid!

100 – Ivory


Max Factor Creme Puff Blush – €11.49 – Boots

After seeing how the gorgeous Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits fell in love with these blushes, I had to get them.  Her pictures where stunning.  However, when I got to Boots, they only had 2 shades left…and even then I only found them when I rummaged in the drawers at the bottom of the stand.  Yes, I am that person!  This product comes in 6 shades, all of which look devine.  They are baked pigments and can be used to highlight and sculpt.  It’s packaging is small but there is a lot in it so its great for the oul makeup bag :)  The two shades I managed to get were “05 Lovely Pink” and “10 Nude Mauve”  Lovely pink is so light and highlighty so it would be fab with a light coverage foundation.  The Nude Mauve on the other hand is amazing.  It’s a darker, rosy but not too brown colour that gives a fab wash of natural colour on the cheeks without looking too done up!  Perfection.


I need the other 4!


Max Factor Colour Elixir Gloss – €11.49 – Boots

Boots as ever had their 3 for 2 offer on so I browed around to see what else took my fancy.  It would have been rude not to :)  I am not a huge fan of lipstick – it just looks so weird on me – but I do love a glossy lip.  I picked up this Max Factor Colour Elixir Gloss in “45 – Luxurious Berry” and this smells gorge!  I initially went into Boots to pick up the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss but no lie, I could not get past the disgusting smell.  This gloss comes in 9 shades and Luxurious Berry is a complete dupe for Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in “Lilac Rose” so, yes please!


Smells gorge!


Accessories next :)

I have grouped most of these together as they are less of a review on them and more of a “Oh I need that!” :)

Ted Baker Pencil Case Cosmetic Bag – €3.50 (was €14.00!) – Boots

I needed a small bag to put my brushes to stop them squishing in my makeup bag.  Then I spotted this and thought, “Well this is a no brainer”.   A perfect size and for the cost, I couldn’t refuse!  #HappyDays




Sponge Applicators – €1.00 – Penneys

I actually use these for applying my nail polish ombre style as they are so much better than regular sponges.  They tend to hold a lot more polish and soak less up :)

Scunci Head Wrap – €4.99 – McCabes Pharmacy

You can never have too many headbands!  Great for cleaning your face and putting on your makeup.  The cute hearts just made it better ;)


















Loving all my purchases and they didn’t actually cost a bomb! Makes the shopping haul that little bit sweeter ;)

Love P, x

Beauty haul :)




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