Collective Beauty & Lush Haul

Last week I picked up the Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Gel liner which is the drug-store version of the Benefit They’re Real Gel Liner. I also bought the Maybelline Big Eye Mascara as my sister says it’s brilliant. I love the idea of a separate mini mascara wand for the lower lashes. I can’t wait to test them both out.


At the weekend I was on a mission to find the new L’oréal La Palette Nude in the shade Rose and I finally found it in Brighton. When I first heard about it, I wasn’t that fussed by it, but the more I saw it, the more I wanted to try it. I love the sleek packaging and the shade selection is beautiful. It was 3 for 2 in Boots again so I picked up two Max Factor lip liner’s which I have wanted for a while: Red Rush, a coraly red, and Pink Princess, a beautiful nude pink. The formulation is beautiful and for £4.99 each they are a steal! Finally, after my little splash of the cash I received a No7 voucher. Usually I throw these away but this time I actually stopped to check out the offerings. I settled on a No7 Stay Perfect Shade & Define in the shade Coffee Bean. It’s a cream eyeshadow in pencil form that can be used to define the eye shape, as an eyeliner or as I will be using it, all over the lid as a base. This colour is beautiful and after I had swatched it, it didn’t budge. Honestly, it wouldn’t even come off with soap. Finally by the evening it had just about disappeared and so I can’t wait to try it on my lids to see if it’s just as long-wearing there.


I can’t go anywhere without scouting out the local Lush store. I had one product in mind that I wanted to pick up and of course I came away with more. Hot Toddy was the product I went in for, I put it back after a recent trip decided I had to go back and get it. After sniffing the shower gel version of So White, I decided to stick to the bath bomb, the shower gel smelt odd but I love the bath bomb version. Brent recently used my Cinder’s bath bomb so I wanted to pick up another one for myself, I wish they had this in shower gel form. Finally, I picked up Twilight. I’ve never used this before but I know it has the same scent as Luxury Lush Pud which I love. Also picked up a little charity pot for £1, I can never resist helping out charities, it’s my weakness.

What have you picked up recently?