Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Small Holiday Haul

I'm on holiday this week (whoop whoop) and the weekend heralded the start of a fabulous time with family and friends.  Saturday was my good, crazy friend Sarah (@sarahln) birthday celebrations which took us to LEAF for Afternoon Tea.  How civilised and British?!  Sorry to tell you though, I had coffee. Which further makes me think I was born in the wrong country!! The Boy ate his body weight in cake. I kid you not!  The Birthday Queen had a fabulous time, so that was the main thing. 

Sunday gave me a rare opportunity to meet with Nic (@NicOCD) for mooching, Starbucks, lunch and cocktails.  Nic's 3 little angels keep her super busy, so I snatched the chance to catch up over a cocktail....or 3! We headed to MAC where I picked up a Cremeblend blush in 'So Sweet, So Easy' and a 130 brush that I've been lusting after.

So then we popped into The Body Shop, because I had seen the new Earth Lovers shower gel collections were on special offer.  I think it was buy one, get half off.  So I got 'Apricot & Basil' and 'Watermelon & Eucalyptus' scents.  I really wanted the 'Pear & Lemongrass' one too, but I was restrained.  I'll get that one next!  These little beauties are sulphate, colour,  paraben and soap free. They also smell divine, so I cannot wait to give them a whirl. 

The Body Shop also were giving away the Vitamin C Microdemabrasion or a Vitamin E face mask (I think!) if you spent £15 on skincare. I really wanted to try the microdermabrasion, so it seemed the perfect opportunity.  I decided to try the Nutriganics cleansing gel when the SA showed us the consistency.  It was just like the Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel, transitioning from gel to oil on the skin.  I really like the Elemis product, so I thought I'd see how they compared.  I also got a Tea Tree mask to try out before I qualified for my freebie. Yay!!

Ooops! Forgot about this last product!  I'm obsessed with lip stains, must be something to do with my whole 'lazy girl' philosophy on beauty. Anyway,  so I wanted to try this and it's ok but I'm not wowed.  It has quite a silky texture, which I like. But it is really nothing special.  And considering it was a tenner, I think there are better and cheaper lip stains out there (Max Factor).  Sorry, did I mention that it was a lip and cheek stain? Haven't tried it on cheeks yet, so I will reserve total judgement.  But it's not looking good at the moment....

Flash forward to yesterday.  The Boy took the day off and suggested that we went to the Trafford Centre for a spot of lunch and mooching.  Well the only thing I got while I was there was medicated lip balm!! Is that sad?  My lips have been really sore and Nic suggested Blistex 'Relief Cream'.  As Superdrug had a 3 for 2, it would have been rude not to.  

Have to say I'm OBSESSED with the Blistex 'Lip Massage'.  Those little rubbery ridges are just perfect for gently buffing away dry and flaky skin.  I have been using the 'Relief Cream' for an intensive moisturising hit and then applying the balm from the lip massage tube and buffing away over the lips. Ingenious and much nicer to use than that messy lip scrub from Lush.

So nothing much to speak of from the Trafford Centre, but the main thing was that I had a really nice day spending quality time with The Boy. 

What did you get up to over the weekend? Anything to report? Bargains to be had? C'mon, fill me in!


  1. The MAC blush looks gorgeous! And the whole Vitamin C range from The Body Shop looks interesting x

  2. It's a really great colour. Very spring like. BTW Did you get my message about the Batiste? I'll tweet you x

  3. Nice buys the mac blusher looks such a beautiful colour xx

  4. Dying to see the MAC cremeblend in action it looks lovely, still cant decide whether or not to re-purchase Uncommon before it disappears for ever! Have that brush for applying my cream blush and it is fantastic totally recommend it. And thank you a million times for the GOHS MAC comparison pics you did for me yesterday, you are a star!x

  5. Fabulous haul darling I must get over to Body Shop when payday arrives at the end of the month!

  6. @Nicoletta - the blusher is gorgeous! A new fave. x

    @Debbie - no problems at all. Glad I was able to help you out. Have you decided not to purchase Viva Glam Gaga II now? x

    @Annabella - they had so much nice stuff on offer. I think I'll go back post payday for another round of the Earth Lovers shower gels. They are gorgeous and really lather up, which is unusual for products that are free from nasties! x



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...