Christmas Shopping....for myself!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

I took a couple of days off last week and finished off my Christmas Shopping!

Unfortunately I got distracted and bought many things for myself instead!

I started in the big Boots at Piccdilly Circus...

My first stop was the Essie counter and I picked myself a nail polish as well as one for a friend for Christmas

A lady then came up to me and asked if I needed help...I brushed her off and said no and then she veryyyy helpfully told me that I could have a free gift if I bought two Essie nail varnishes!

This wasn't advertised and I wouldn't even have known if she hadn't told maybe I shouldn't be so quick to brush off help!

I picked the colour Sole Mate which is a really gorgeous dark plum and I got this Winter Collection set worth £13 free!

The picture really doesn't do this Sole Mate colour justice - its gorgeous!

The next stop was the L'Oreal Counter.

I wanted to buy a new BB cream as I was running low on my Maybelline one and I used to use the L'Oreal one and really enjoy it.

It was £10 and I saw that if you bought £15 worth of stuff you got a free gift box worth £30!

Obviously I had to buy something for an extra £5 just to get a good deal!

I bought one of the Collection Exclusive Nudes... the J.Lo one...everyone wants to look like J.Lo! And it is in fact the perfect nude for my skin tone!

As a free gift I got a Volume Million Lashes Mascara, White eyeliner, Red nail varnish (sorry can't remember the name) and a red lipstick in the colour 297 red passion.

This is suchhhh a nice red for Christmas!!

It was literally worth getting the free gift just for the lipstick!

Next I headed up Regent Street and stopped at a shop called Kiko...

I've never seen this shop before or even heard of this brand....but I am impressed!

They had rows and rows of different makeup, but I was drawn to the eyshadows.

You can pick what size palette you want and then choose the colours you want to put in it!

Just look how pigmented the colours are!

I picked up a four piece palette and four colours...

Each eyeshadow is £5.90 and the palette is £4.90.
They had a deal on though so I got the whole lot for £19.

You start with your empty palette

And add in your colours

This is colour 401

Colour 234

Colour 257

Colour 210

So pretttyyyyy

My next stop was Superdrug (for the things I forgot in Boots!).
I got hairdye (L'oreal casting creme gloss in dark chocolate incase you wondered) and a new serum by L'oreal Skin Perfection.

I feel that in the Winter a serum is necessary...

Finally I headed over to Primark...ploughed through a million things and ended up with a floppy black hat (which I've wanted for ages), two necklaces, some individual false eyelashes and a double ended makeup brush.
Nothing crazy exciting!

I was going out that evening so decided to do a smokey eye with my new Kiko Palette!

Below is the process...

I started with my face makeup done...

Don't mind my onesie!

I then used my NARS eyeshadow primer

And used the matte terracotta kind of colour as my transition stage

And then added in the rose gold colour on my lid, inner corner and underneath my lash line

I then used the purple plum colour to deepen up my crease and dragged it under the outer corner of my under eye 

I added eyeliner... 

And lashes... 

and was done! 

I literally love these colours for a smokey eye! 


  1. the kiko palette you mad looks gorgeous! I really want to try their products x


    1. The eyeshadows are really good and not too pricey! Xx


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