Sometimes, we just gotta drop some dollar. Not my own money (Jesus, no) but the money my parents gave me for my A Level results. I got an A* and two B's, equalling a saucy £200 from El Parente. So what did I do? I blew that bitch on a cheeky £100 Too Faced haul. YAAAAAAAASS FELICIA. The products I bought were an eyeshadow palette, primer, concealer and a lipstick. Let's take a look, shall we?
As I've said before, I don't really believe in dupes. Something may be the same colour and packaging, but that doesn't mean that the quality and finish is the same and it's very rare that I come across a true dupe.
W7 is a brand well-known for "dupes", a brand I personally loathe (what can I say, I'm a makeup snob LOL), but when my little sister convinced me to buy their £3 mascara as it just looked "soooooo similar", to my beloved Benefit's 'They're Real!', I gave in and purchased it anyway.
I'm a big fan of three sayings - 'You Get What You Pay For', 'Quality over Quantity' and 'Go Big or Go Home' (applying to shopping sprees, eyeliner flicks, penises...*giggle*) and I live my life and spending habits via these key phrases. However, in the beauty world us makeup addicts are frowned upon for two things; buying really expensive makeup... and buying really cheap makeup. Both of which cancel out the other. Amidst a sea of 'dupes' and alternatives, is it true that you really do get what you pay for? Or shall we just forget about the price tag *cue Jessie J music.*
So you all know I am a massive Lime Crime fan and I have spoke about and reviewed them on this blog several times, most recently defending all the controversy surrounding them in my post 'Why I support Lime Crime.' I have never before had a problem with one of my orders, however when my Faded Velvetine arrived watery and patchy I decided this was an excellent opportunity to see their customer service for myself.
You'll have noticed from both my blog and Twitter that I haven't been too active this past week due to being on holiday in Seaton, Devon. Instead of making this a wordy, "what I did on my holidays" post, I've decided to just show you all instead via my holiday pics. Prepare your internet connection, this post is pic heavy!
I'm supposed to be on a spending ban until after my holiday, but after spotting these babies in Superdrug for £4.99 each, I totally couldn't resist picking them up. I know, I'm a bad girl. I chose a blusher, bronzer and highlighter and all three of them are totally beautiful. Let's see some swatches!
Ah, Primark. The one place you can get a Topshop replica skirt for a fiver and lose yourself in an array of £1 patterned knickers, all whilst getting up close and personal with almost every other person in the store. It's fabulous. It's brutal. It's cheap. But we wouldn't have it any other way. Here's 10 things every girl knows from shopping in Primark.