Is haul supposed to mean everything I bought in one single shopping sweep?
If so, the title of this post is a big, juicy, sexy, naughty lie.
Because dun dun dun, I actually bought the things in this post in two separate mad dashes into Boots. Both last week, mind.
Half is from the Liverpool Street branch, bought in a spare 22 minutes before a train because hey, what’s a girl to do, and the other half is from good ol’ Ipperz.
Here’s what I snapped up…
NYX JUMBO EYE PENCIL IN ‘COTTAGE CHEESE’ AND ‘KNIGHT’
I wanted to find an affordable eye shadow crayon that I could buy in 375637 shades after falling in love with the Bobbi Brown ones over the past year, and so when I spotted these at the NYX counter I decided to take a couple home with me.
Admittedly it did make me do a little mouth sick when I realised the iridescent white shade was in fact called cottage cheese. Um, OK hun. It does, however, look babin’ when applied to the inner corner of the eye.
I’m yet to try the black but I just compared it on the back of my hand to a similar one from Charlotte Tilbury that I had no idea I owned until about 7 minutes ago. It doesn’t last quite as long but it does have a gold sparkle to it, so there’s that.
The jumbo pencil comes in about 25 shades and there’s one which is like a gold metallic glitter and omg so pretty and you need it, it’s called Sparkle Leopard.
BARRY M SUNSET GEL IN ‘PEACH FOR THE STARS’ AND ‘VENGEANCE IS WINE’
I decided to treat myself to a new shade of my fave nail polish (which I featured in this post last week), and found that HELLO they were two for £7.
I’m currently wearing the peach-y shade on my fingers as it’s the perfect pink hue for summer and would look super sassy with a tan. Whilst I thought the deep wine shade would be dreamy for autumn. Not that y’know, I’m getting ahead of myself and wishing summer away or anything…
NYX MATTE LIP CREME IN CANNES
After dedicating a good hour or so to looking up NYX Matte Lip Creme swatches from my hotel bed in New York, I decided I needed to dedicate my life to hunting gown Cannes.
It’s a pinky-brown and ALRIGHT, yes I could have just ordered it online, but there’s something fun about trying to physically find it, y’know?
Anyway, I do like it. It’s a great every day shade that’s one step bolder than the whole ‘your lips but better’ thing, but it IS more pink than I’d expected. Won’t lie to you, Copenhagen is still my number one NYX boo <3
NYX MECHANICAL LIP PENCIL IN ‘NECTAR’ AND ‘NATURAL
I wanted a couple more every day shades in soft brown and pink hues to go with my ever-growing nude lippy collection, and so I snapped up these babies.
I’ve worn them a few times and just swatched Nectar on the back on my hand and HANG ON, how did I not realise it was metallic? Why don’t my eyes work properly?
As lip liners, they’re perfectly acceptable. They do the job and they come in nice shades. BUT, I do prefer the Barry M liners in similar shades which were released this spring.
Have you tried any of these, what other budget beauty products do you <3<3<3?