So if you read my post on thursday you will all be aware I went to Manchester last week, to find out what I got up to then have a read here. I saved up some money and some gift vouchers which I received for my birthday/christmas and went to shops/make up counters which I can’t visit often as we don’t have them in Nottingham.
First of all the new release of Sleek’s Cream Contour Kits have just been released so I quickly headed to superdrug to buy one as they aren’t in Boots yet and these were selling out fast. I will be doing a full review of this after a few weeks but from first impressions these are really creamy and easy to apply but I just need to get the hang of contouring as this is all very new to me.
I had some points spare on my Boots advantage card so I had a wander, eyeing up all the counters and thought I needed to change to a lighter base ready for the warmer months so I went to Estee Lauder as I love their double wear foundation and liked the look of this BB cream as it contains SPF 30 so I wanted to give this a try and I love it, so happy with my choice. One thing I did know that the Manchester Boots did have was a NYX stand and I couldn’t wait to visit as I can order NYX from Boots online but I like to do swatches of products so I went straight to the Lips section which was the most crowded and did a bit of swatching and came out with these two soft creme matte liquid lipsticks in the shades 06 Instanbul & 05 Antwerp
I bought a few clothing items with my vouchers, from Topshop I finally got round to buying this yellow raincoat which you can get here. I think this would be great for festivals and our unpredicted weather as we are going through April showers so it’s become very handy right now. From New Look I bought this beautiful pale blue chiffon pleated midi skirt which you can view here. I thought this would be nice to wear on my holidays and in the summer when we get a heatwave hopefully.
I also treated myself to a bit of jewellery with this beautiful rose gold Pandora ring here. I like to wear this on it’s own but it can be worn with other rings as a stacker.
Next I went into Selfridges which I wish I could visit often as they have a Charlotte Tilbury stand, I would of bought something but I was running low on money at this point so I thought I’d finally bite the bullet and buy something from Nars. I didn’t want another lip product but I would like to try the velvet matte lip pencils at some point but I wanted to buy a new concealer and the lady helped me match the shade to my skin tone ‘light’ and by first impression I fell in love, it’s creamy, high coverage and blended nicely I was very happy with my purchase. This is going to become a favourite of mine I just know it.
I’ll be heading back to Manchester in June so no doubt I’ll be back into some of these shops again.