I'm procrastinating. I have a 2500 word essay due, and I'm still in the research phase, but instead of working on that, I'm surfing pinterest and writing blog posts. Priorities? Never heard of them. Anyway, I thought I'd share some recent beauty purchases with you all.
Recently, my skin has been looking a little bit flaky and feeling a bit dry. My normal Kiehl's moisturising lotion was no match for Newcastle's cold and windy weather, so I popped into Kiehl's to have a chat with the lovely sales assistant (it's been a year and I still don't know his name!) who recommended I switch back to the Ultra Facial Cream. This stuff did work really well last time I bought it, so I wasn't putting up a fight.
I've really been wanting to up my eye make up game, after watching one too many episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, so I stopped by MAC to pick out a few new eye shadows. I knew I wanted MAC's Swiss Chocolate after watching countless YouTube videos and learning that it is the transition colour to have. I also picked up the colour cranberry and haux. I love the plum-y pink of cranberry but I'm not sure how sold I am on haux. I'm still yet to experiment with haux though so I'll let you know.
Before Christmas I also ventured out of Benefit's They're Real territory and tried a MAC mascara. I'd never really been into MAC mascara's, but I was in duty free and they were the only other brand there that I trusted. After telling the sales assistant that I usually wear Benefit's mascara, she kindly pointed me in the direction of MAC's Gigablack mascara and hello longer defined lashes! The brush is really long and thin - perfect for getting all of those top lashes and defining the bottom ones. The formula seems pretty good, but I'll have to get back to you on that one. The best part of it all - it was a steal at about £12.80.