Spring make-up haul – Paid for with Boots points – Plus my great experiences with Boots customer services

My delivery from Boots arrived today, yay! I decided it was about time that I used some of the advantage card points, which I’ve accumulated over the past few months, to buy a few bits to ‘spring-ify’ my make-up collection (Yes, that is most definitely a real word)

Before I go in to what I bought, first I’d like to just tell you all how pleased I, consistently, am with Boots as a company. Time after time I’ve had outstanding customer service from them and that’s over the phone, online and in store. I’m not going to go into it too much but I’ve, so often, had them go above and beyond what other companies would do to ensure a fantastic customer experience. A lady in my local store even went as far as to hunt down an out of stock toy, and get it from another store when she visited, over Xmas which saved our Xmas as it was the one toy with The Boy was desperate to get.

So, that’s why, when I do order things, it will most often be from Boots. When they treat their customers as well as they’ve treated me, not to mention the amazing offers and the really rewarding advantage card system, I feel that they are a company that I’d like to give my money to.

But anyway. On to my order!

Firstly I got a Sinful Colours polish in the shade ‘Easy Going’ – It looks a little washed out in this photo but it’s a super pale pink, almost whitish pink, which is the shade I’ve been looking for for soo long. I was expecting to have to pay more, for an Essie polish, to get the shade but noo, Sinful colours do it for £1.99! 
Secondly there’s a Miss Sporty ‘metal fushion’ polish in shade 40 – Not particularly spring-ish but I just thought it was so pretty, it was £1.99 and I needed a third thing in my 3 for 2.
The last two are two of the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine polishes in the shades ‘Prickly Pear’ and ‘Papaya’
These are the lip products I got.

Unfortunately the Miss Sporty Dr Balm that I got sent was the wrong shade (which is what caused my ramble about Boots customer services above) but it’s not the end of the world as I’m going to try and find the shade I wanted in store tomorrow and now I’ve seen what the pinky shade looks like it’s confirmed my thoughts that I may get one as part of the little Giveaway I’m collecting bits together for (yes, I said giveaway!)

I also got two of the Rimmel Apocalips in the shades ‘Celestial’ and ‘Luna’. Celestial was to, finally, replace the one I lost weeks and weeks ago (yay!) and Luna is a shade I keep wanting to try but keep not being sure about so, whilst they were down to £4.99 And in the 3 for 2, I thought now was the time to give it a try. Here they are swatched.

Celestial left, Luna right
Lastly, in the lip products, I got 17’s Mirror shine lipstick in the shade ‘Cheeky Secret’. I really want a sheer peachy lipstick and I was torn between this and the more Corally ‘LA’ but I couldn’t find swatches for LA so I got Cheeky Secret and it’s lovely. It’s super super sheer, and really creamy and moisturising. 
I also really like the new packaging and the little built in mirror will be so handy!
I think there’s a possibility I’ll be trying to pick up LA whilst I’m in town, tomorrow, too as I still have some advantage card points left and I would love a slightly stronger pigmented shade as well. And for £4.79… well we’ll see! 
Lastly I got a blush by 17. It’s called ‘First Flush’ and it’s a lovely pinky coral colour. I’m really lusting after a really orangey cream blush but they’re all so much more expensive than the £3.49 that this was. So this is more pinky than the colours I’m really wanting, but it is, still, really lovely. You need to use a tiny tiny amount otherwise you’ll look rather a little too flushed but I really like it – So pigmented and it’s lasted so well. Here’s a quick swatch.
So, all in all, I got 9 items. They were all in the 3 for 2 so I spent a grand total of £21 worth (give or take a few pence) of points. An absolute bargain, I think! Lots of lovely shades and spring ready colours – Now all we need is the weather, which, if I dare to say it, looks like it Might be happening at least sometime soon!


  1. KateM April 20, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    Great haul xx

    • admin April 20, 2013 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks hon.

      I swatched a Loreal Caresse stain gloss thingy in town yesterday and I think I know where the last of my points will be going – I couldn't rub the swatch off and just kept seeing it all day, so pretty! xx

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