Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Boots 3 for 2 Beauty Wishlist

Now that the end of my self-imposed Frugal February spending ban is almost in sight, I have begun to imagine what it will be like to be able to shop again, particularly on beauty and cosmeticals. As luck would have it, Boots are currently running a 3 for 2- very kind of them to help ease me back to my spendy ways. Anyways, I've put together a little wishlist of things that I will be looking to pick up on Saturday, the long awaited1st of March. These are things that I have either been wanting to try for an age, or products that are new on the market and have caught my eye.

First off, the Max Factor Facefinity foundation. It seems that anybody who has tried this absolutely loves it, and I want in on a slice of the piece. This is our equivalent of the Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation/Primer/Concealer all in one jobby which featured SO prevalently on 2013 Beauty Favourites compilations from the other side of the pond. I’ll need to go to a stand to get colour matched so hopefully they'll have a shade for a palie like me.

Next up on my wishlist is the Garnier Micellar Water. I believe this is pretty new but given my longtime love for all things watery and micellar, I'm looking forward to picking this up and seeing how it compares to my beloved Bioderma. Also, very impressed with the 400ml bottle when other market equivalents (e.g. L'Oreal) come in 200ml bottles for in and about the same price.

Another product that I have been meaning to try for an age is the Maybelline Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Black. My Inglot eyeliners lasted about 2 weeks before they started drying out, and my Bobbi Brown equivalents were not much better. I was a fan of the Essence and Catrice offerings but I can't seem to find those anymore, so I think it's finally time to pick up this one from Maybelline. I've heard only good things so I think it will be a pretty safe bet!

Another Max Factor product, and this time a replacement for my favourite CoverGirl mascara that I got as a gift in a box swap with my friend Heather last year. I believe the Max Factor False Lash Effect is the European counterpart to the CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara (albeit three times the price- actually cheaper to order CoverGirl from eBay and have it delivered but for the sake of my carbon footprint etc and sheer curiosity, I'll give this one a whirl!

I've been extremely curious about the Sleek Matte Me Lip Lacquers also since I saw a review of them somewhere (though wherefore I know not) and I’d like to try out one of these for myself. As far as I am aware, only the Boots in Liffey Valley stocks Sleek, so this may have to be an online purchase if I don’t find myself out in Liffey Valley in the next few weeks.

A product that I actually need is a new eyelid primer for eyeshadows, and I am intrigued by this Soap & Glory It’s About Prime offering. I haven't swatched it or heard much about it but I have gotten on pretty well with all the other S&G cosmetics offerings that I have tried so I think I'll go with the flow and pick it up.

Lastly, I’ve been reading a lot of favourable reviews vis-à-vis the new No7 foundation, Stay Perfect Superlight, with many self-proclaimed foundation snobs favouring this over some high street, more expensive alternatives. I quite liked the original Stay Perfect and I've been zapped by their fancy foundation machine before and Cool Vanilla is a great match for my skin. I'm usually not a fan of the lighter coverage foundation (and don’t get me started on BB/CC creams!) but with summer a-coming, I think I should at least give it a try.

Is there anything else you think should be on my Boots wishlist? Would love to hear your recommendations!


  1. Some great picks, I've only one of the Sleek Matte Me Lip colours and really want to get my hands on more x

  2. Oh I do love a good wish list and now want to try that Max Factor foundation....

  3. That Max Factor Foundation is briliant - it has been my go to foundation since I purchased it - even for nights out!

    Garnier Micellar Water is pretty good - much better then the L'oreal one which I like.

  4. Oh I'm addicted to 3 for 2, I really want to try that No 7 foundation!

  5. I really want to try that No 7 Foundation!

    alex @ http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

  6. That Max Factor mascara is a great all rounder, I do think Max Factor do some of the best mascaras that are available in chemists etc!

  7. I haven't been in Boots in ages!! Half afraid to go in for a look.......it's never just a look.....I need foundation, I'll take a look at that Max Factor one!

  8. Nice that boots timed that for you ;) I have the Garnier micellar water - it's pretty good, huge bottle you're right! I had the Maybelline gel liner, I found it really similar to the Bobbi Brown: think the formulation has changed since then, Rimmel have a great gel liner too, tiny but great!

  9. I want to try that Max Factor foundation, it's on my march wish list as well.


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