We finally reached the last London haul part! It’s the second high-street one and I’ve featured some products that aren’t necessarily drugstore but aren’t high-end either. You’ll see what I mean if you keep reading.
Starting off with eye make-up and with my favourite mascara at the moment. It’s from a high-end brand but this mini came with an ELLE UK issue and it’s practically a freebie, so I decided to include it here. I got several because I wanted to stock up on it considering the full size wasn’t available when I was in London and because I wanted other people to try it too. You can read my full review on it here. Since I loved the Bourjois 1 Seconde Mascara, I decided to get it in Ultra Black version but then I realised I have too many mascaras at the moment and I’m giving these away to my mom and my boyfriend’s mom. The Barry M Showgirl mascara is often mentioned by British girls and I’m really curious about it. But enough mascaras! Since I’m quite rubbish with eyeliners, I picked a cheap liquid eyeliner to practice and it’s Fast Stroke by Collection. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Rimmel‘s Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Nude but there aren’t any Rimmel products in Norway and I’m really happy that I finally got it. It opens up your eye when you apply it in your waterline and makes you look more awake, it’s really creamy and easy to use.
If I have to pick the most desired product of my latest London trip, it has to be Archery by Soap&Glory. I’ve been hearing and reading so much about this product, I’ve tried to find it online but it was just not possible to get it to Norway. Then I went to Boots and the shade that I wanted – Hot Chocolate, was always sold out! After visiting a dozen Boots stores, I finally managed to get two of the pencils and already sent one to my mom. I can say that I absolutely love this eyebrow pencil and will be rambling a lot about it in future, I guess. I saw my boyfriend putting the L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in the basket while we were browsing the aisles and I didn’t protest, he knows what I want to try.
Concealers are a huge love of mine, I’m ‘blessed’ with really dark circles and combination skin that tends to go crazy from time to time, so it’s a saviour for me. Makes me look more awake and healthy and I simply can’t imagine going out without applying a concealer. If I do it, it’s guaranteed that people will ask me if I’m sick. I got Kick Ass Concealer by Soap&Glory and I haven’t tried it yet but I love how many things you get in such a small pot. Had to take the Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in both shades available and also, the Revlon Colorstay Concealer which I’m currently using and I’m surprised how good the coverage is. I also picked up a darker shade of my favourite Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream because I can make the lightest one work but wanted to see if this would be a more suitable one.
The lip products that I got are only two and I can’t even believe it. I really wanted to try darker shades of the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liners but they had only light ones, so I picked Eastend Snob which is a little bit too pink for my taste but I’m pairing it with a slightly darker lipstick and it looks pretty. I finally got my hands on Revlon Lip Butters and picked the shade Berry Smoothie which is gorgeous.
I wanted to get some eye creams, nothing too special, just products that moisturise the delicate eye area. My choices were Simple Revitalising Eye Roll-On and Boots Simply Sensitive Hydrating Eye Cream because I like applying a gel in the warmer months and a cream in the winter. Also from Boots, I got their Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Concealer stick because I have other products from the range and I was curious about this one. I like that it’s very creamy, it has a good coverage but the shade is too dark and I saw only one, not sure if they have more. From Sanctuary SPA I picked their Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser for our mothers and the 5min Thermal Detox Mask because everybody is talking about it and I want to try it. I got the Rimmel Eye Make-up remover because I couldn’t find the famous Botanics one, they had all the micellar solutions from Botanics but never the make-up remover.
Then on Valentine’s Day we popped into LUSH and I saw the Tea Tree Toner Tab which seems very interesting but I still haven’t tried it. Now, I don’t regret buying the Tea Tree Water but it smells exactly like my homemade tea tree water and it has almost the same ingredients. It’s really nice and refreshing, especially if you have oily or combination skin but I think it’s something that I can make on my own. I absolutely love the Cupid’s Love Soap, it’s so fruity and creamy and just amazing. I keep the mini Charity Pot Body Lotion in my handbag because it’s really tiny and I can use it as a hand cream.
So, it’s done! All the three London beauty hauls are here and I can’t wait to try these products. There are still many on my list of beauty stuff that I want to get from the UK but I’m really pleased with what I got.