When I did my ‘30 Ways to save £1‘ post I thought that it was, simply, as an entry into their competition, but when I received and e-mail from them talking about money for the post, I went back and checked the t+c’s – Turns out they were offering £1 per tip in each post (To the first so many bloggers – Which is why I didn’t post when I found out as I figured that number would have already been reached).
So, I was planning on saving the £30 once it was transferred into my paypal account – Then superdrug announced their 3 for 2.
I bought this set of lovely things, first, from in store and then I bought the second set of products online (And boosted it up with essential items such as calpol and cotton wool pads to get to the free delivery amount) – This meant that I was able to make the most of the 3 for 2 offer rather than just getting the cheapest items free.
These were the more expensive items and, so I was able to get one of them free, too, by getting them separately from my more bargain purchases.
You may have already seen these in my NOTD post
just a couple of days ago, but aren’t they soo pretty! I have a full on obsession with the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine paints and these completed my collection (for now) – I’m really enjoying greens and blues at the moment so this gorgeous cornflower blue (Shade, blueberry) and bright, almost turquoise green (shade, greenberry) are perfect.
And what would a superdrug haul be without stocking up on some of the MUA bits that are missing from my collection. I’m not going to put pictures of the swatches of these, in here, because it’s already going to be a pretty long post, so I’ll post pictures of swatches tomorrow. But in the picture you can see the Gel eyeliner in ‘Tribe’, the Merged eyeshadow trio in ‘Legendary’, two Power Pouts in ‘Broken Hearted’ and ‘Justify’ and a pencil eyeliner in ‘Turquoise’ – I actually paid for the bargain eyeliner pencil separately as it was only £1 and I paid for it on my points card.
All in all my in store purchases came to about £15, with the 3 for 2, the Barry M polishes were £3.99 each, and the gel liner, power pouts and shadows from MUA were all £3 each. An absolute bargain I’m sure you’ll agree!
And these are the three, gorgeous items from my online order; Revlon’s Matte lipstick in ‘Mauve it over’, Loreal caresse lipstick in ‘Dating Coral’ and Revlon’s Photoready cream blush in ‘Coral Reef’ – These three items cost around £16 with the cream blush and the rouge caresse coming in at £7.99 and the £7.49 Revlon lipstick being the third, free, item.
Here’s a swatch of the Revlon lipstick. I have wanted this shade for ages but just kept putting it off, so glad that I have it now, though. The matte formulas for Revlon are pretty good, they’re a little drying but much less so than other brands and they’re great wearing. This shade is a lovely mauve/neutral sort of colour and wears really well.
I know it’s hard to tell (sarcasm) but oranges and corals have found their way into my life and ooh yay do I love them. After loving the Loreal caresse in ‘Tempting Lilac’ I really wanted to get another shade so the ‘Dating Coral’ was an obvious choice. I love this product and have worn it quite a few times already, it’s a more toned down, pinkier, version of the Revlon lip butter in ‘Tutti Fruity’
This is a couple of layers of the Revlon cream blush in Coral Reef. I love love love this blush. If you look at this photo in an enlarged format it looks like there’s a sheen to the blush but that’s just my skin underneath, it’s actually a lovely, soft, matte finish and it wears beautifully. I anticipate wearing this a Lot.