When I was around 13, I took the plunge and signed up to a Boots advantage card, I took such pride in having a card that had my name on it, even though it just never got used. My mum and Sister both had them and swore by them, but I never saw the appeal (maybe because I was 13 and had no money!) But for the past few years I have been going along to the Christmas points evenings at Boots in Brookfield, and couldn’t believe the amazing offer, basically every time you spent £60, you got £12 worth of points back. So I knew I would be going back this year to top up my make up, and buy some presents for others.
Now I’m not sure if it is just me, but I love having more than one foundation on the go – probably really bad but I like to mix it up, and having combination skin I like using a foundation that suits my skin that day. So the first foundation that I picked up I had heard rave reviews from the blogging world, Dior Star is a light weight foundation that brightens your skin and gives amazing coverage. I don’t know how they do it, but I thought it would be a nice one to wear for my graduation. I normally go for Dior Forever, but I can see this replacing it now.
Secondly, I bought a replacement for my Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet, I opted for a lighter shade this time, as it is the winter and even though I fake tan near enough everyday, I do want it to look slightly more natural.
And finally the third foundation I bought is another repurchase, just because I love the whole Halo collection from Smashbox, it’s really lightweight, has buildable coverage and personally for me, I feel Smashbox has a fantastic range of colours that is better than most.
I then bought the Smashbox Halo powder in shade light to accompany the foundation. I always have really bad luck with this powder, and seriously went off it for a little while, as I felt the people at the Smashbox counter were matching my skin wrong and kept suggesting I get the shade Medium, I gave in and bought that last year and realised immediately the error in my ways as it is hideously too dark, and I can just about use it for contouring! Lesson learned I suppose.
I then made a move over to the Benefit counter. I went off Benefit for a little while because it just reminded me of school, and everyone use to wear the blushers that were 4 shades too dark and caked on without an attempt of blending – but once again – living and learning, until I got a trial size of Porefessional, I fell in LOVE! It’s so smooth, it compliments any foundation perfectly and you only need the smallest amount to do your whole face. It really is faultless for me.
My final buy from Benefit was the They’re Real mascara, I have been living off the mini versions of this for about a year now, so i decided to stop being so cheap and just get one. I am continuously impressed with this, because it just works, and I am yet to find a better mascara. One little improvement I guess is I wish they would bring out a waterproof one! I always get panda eyes from having oily skin so it would be lovely to have something to stop that.
So that is what I have bought myself, I did get some other bits and pieces but I know some of my friends and family creep on my blog so I wouldn’t want them finding out anything else! I think all in all I got back about £24 worth of points, so it is so worth doing.
Have any of you been to a Boots event?
Also, on a side note, I am off on holiday for a week tomorrow. I will try and squeeze in a post before I go, but if not I will see you when I am back!