Tuesday, 23 October 2012

UK Haul

So a week ago I got back to Australia after three weeks in the UK. What a wonderful trip is was and I honestly can't wait to go back for another visit soon. I was able to see two of my sisters and my aunt and uncle after years since my last visit to England. I also got to go up to Scotland and spend a nice amount of time in Edinburgh, a city I will certainly be visiting again. 

During all this family time and touristy time I certainly found time to do some shopping. I had a nice little list of some products I've been wanting after months of watching the UK girls on youtube. With list in hand I picked up a few things that I'd like to share with you. 
Collection 2000 Lasting perfection concealer (Light 2)
I have heard so so much about this very hyped up product. It is inexpensive and works really well. I've heard from a few bloggers that its not great under the eye and I'd agree that it works much better on concealing blemishes, etc. Great Buy!

Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Light diffusing concealer
I use this concealer under my eyes and I love how it makes my eyes look so much brighter and awake. I seriously don't want to run out of these two little guys. Although having a sister in London will help ;)

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold
I love these cream shadows. We can get these in Australia, and actually for a pretty good price, the the price is good in the UK too and I really liked the look of this shade in store. I wasn't sure what colours are available in Australia and so I thought it couldn't hurt to get this one. I love how this looks just on its own over the whole lid. It is so night with bronzy shades for summer and will look so christmasy in Winter when I'm home in a couple short months too!
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
I bought a little mini of this product to bring on the flight with me and have fallen in love. I use this about once a week now and knew I needed a big tube, This was a lifesaver on the flight, keeping my skin so hydrated and lovely. I love the smell too!

No7 Airbrush Away Primer
I picked this up on a whim when I wanted to take advantage of the boots offer. I love how this preps my skin for my foundation. It just feels so lovely and really smooths out any uneven skin I may have. I really suggest this!

No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream
I needed a night cream for the nights when I am not using my Liquid Gold or the Origins Mask and thought I'd give this a go. It is for oily skin so it really does have a light consistency that is still think enough that I feel I'm getting the hydration I want during the night. 

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder
I've had my eye on this bronzer for a while. We have Bourjois in Australia and might even have this product, but the pricelines near me don't so I thought I'd just pick this up because I saw it in Boots. I really like it. It is nice and subtle and easy to build up, smells wonderful too. 

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish + Muslin Cloths
I have been wanting to try out this product for so long as its talked about all over youtube and the blogging world. It has certainly become a cult favourite and its also very hard to get outside the UK, with no chance of Australia having it. I walked by a little magazine stand and saw that one magazine was including a sample size of Liz Earle and a Cloth to go along with it. I didn't care was the magazine was, I picked it up and was able to try this all natural cleanser right away. I love it. It is very herbal and creamy. It doesn't irritate my skin and leaves it feeling so fresh and smooth. While in Edinburgh, I went to John Lewis and picked up a big tube! (I also might have gotten a little something for my readers too so watch this space in the coming weeks for a giveaway :D), 

I am really happy with the products I got. I didn't go crazy as my money was getting used quickly on other silly things like accommodation and food haha I think I got some nice stuff while not spending my life away.
Did I miss anything?
What's your favourite from what I picked up?

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  1. I love No.7 Airbrush Away! In addition to what you've said (all true), it also keeps make-up in place for the day. Love No.7 products full stop!

    1. You have it too?! How nice is it! I am surprised it doesn't get much hype as it feels so nice. It's great quality but I was surprised by the price for such a little product. I really need a primer too because when I'm teaching I don't always get a chance to check my makeup, this stuff heps to keep everything where it belongs. I'm so jealous of so much stuff you can get over there!

  2. Love love love No7 products!

    Went to Glasgow instead of Edinburgh and quite a few people have been saying how Glasgow is better than Edinburgh! Didn't venture to Edinburgh and form my opinion though as we were short on time - allocated only 4 days and 3 nights in Glasgow.

    1. Wish I had access to the No7 line all the time, it really is so lovely.

      I went to Glasgow as well, certainly a rivalry between the two cities! I really liked Glasgow too, awesome shopping. Next time you'll have to see Edinburgh, seriously one of the nicest cities I've ever seen! Thanks for reading :D