If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that my life isn’t like most people’s; getting out of the house is cause for celebration. So when I made it out for a couple of hours of shopping at the weekend I considered it a victory and celebrated in the only fashion open to me right now – by treating myself to a little beauty haul.
As much as I LOVE a Mac lipstick, I get very excited about good drugstore brand and Essence is definitely one of my favourites. Currently the brand is only available in store in the UK at Wilko. You can view the Essence range on the Wilko website and buy much of it online but the most recently released products are ‘in-store only’ (possibly a contractual/distribution thing, as Beauty Crowd has recently started selling a selection of Essence products online?).
Anyway, for this reason I decided to pop into Wilko while I happened to be near one, which doesn’t happen nearly often enough!
I focused mainly on Essence items: makeup brushes, some lipliners, another of their long lasting lipsticks. I also snapped up one of their liquid lipsticks to give the formula a test drive (the one I received in December’s Glossybox turned out to be a touch too bright for my taste). The brow gel is something I’ve been meaning to try for a while, along with the mascara & lash primer.
There also happened to be a 3 for 2 offer on certain brands (also available online at time of writing) so I grabbed a few Collection bits to try out as well. I went for their Lasting Perfection foundation in the lightest available shade, a cute little brow kit and a matte lip balm crayon. I won’t list all the specifics re. shades and prices right now for everything in this haul, as I’ll be reviewing these products in upcoming posts, but to give you an idea the Essence lipliners cost £1 each, their powder brush £3 and their liquid lipstick £2.50. The Collection foundation cost £5.98 and their brow kit £3.98.
The whole bundle of items came to just under £40 – not bad at all as a Christmas ‘I made it out of the house’ treat for myself 😊. Makeup brushes alone will usually add up to being pretty expensive so I’m looking forward to trying out these cute inexpensive ones.
Keep an eye out for reviews of individual or small groups of products from this haul but if you spot something you’d really like details of now, just leave a comment & I’ll get back to you 😊.
Do you use beauty treats as a reward to yourself for meeting a personal target/doing something that you find difficult?
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