Here are the 3 brushes i got from laurenluke.com. I was originally going to place an order with MAC for the pencil brush, 2 eyeshadows & the x15 pallette, but i held out and didn't dare press confirm payment. So i ended up buying these & all 3 came to just under £15 with postage.
^ Blending Brush.
I was also wanting to get the MAC 217, but i thought this would be a cheaper alternative for now because i hadn't shopped at mac before. I've been using this brush to put a darker colour in the outer corner & crease of the eye & it works really well & i'm really liking it so far. For the price, you really can't go wrong! It feels like a high quality brush & for anyone starting out in make-up this would be perfect for you.
^ Tapered Blending Brush.
I wasn't satisfied with just buying the 2 brushes, and i liked the sound of this, so i thought hey, why not give it a go! Once again, i love the quality and i've been using this just to blend out my eyeshadows and blend them all together to make it all look neater & flawless. Highly recommend this brush too!
^ Pencil Brush.
This is the brush i wanted to try the most, because obviously i had wanted to purchase the MAC one, and twice already nearly have purchased the MAC one. I've been using this brush to apply black to the very corner of my eye to darken up a smokey eye, and also to smudge black eyeshadow under my lower lash line to create dramatic eyeliner. I am glad i bought it because of the purpose, but i will say that it's a bit scratchy. It might just be my one and theres just one hair in it thats scratchy (that's what it feels like) but i'm not sure, still worth the money though!
THE BIG PURCHASE!
^ MAC Paint pot in Painterly.
Yep, i did it. I went to MAC, on my own & i made sure i got served! The lady looked at me & went to turn away but i shouted excuse me :) all on my own, achievement in my eyes! I didn't previously have any eyeshadow bases, and i liked the look of this, so i took the plunge. £14.50 didn't seem that much at the time because i had just been paid, but i now realise it is. This has seemed to keep my eyeshadow in place without creasing so far, so, so far, so good! & to be honest, it looks like the pot will last me a long time, so it's more than worth the money in my eyes!
^ Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart.
It was on my wish list, and i caved in and just went for it! I didn't really have the money for it at all, but i went for it anyway! I love the packaging, and i don't have anything like it in my collection already, not in lipstick form anyway - so this justifies buying it! It makes me feel so posh, haha!
^ Topshop Nail Varnish in Milkshake.
Another one off of one of my wishlists. I had a quick venture into topshop & i'd never been to the make-up stand before, so i was overwhelmed when i saw all the beautiful colours infront of me when i reached it. Darren thought it was a bit silly, but he took to straightening them all out whilst i was choosing, bless him! I loveeee this colour, its so cute! & the packaging too, i just love it!
^ Topshop blush in Flush.
I'm pretty sure it's flush anyway. I don't own a cream blush, and i wanted one, so i gave in, and just went for it once again, i really am a rebel aren't i? & at only £6 i think that's really reasonable, considering the packaging is really cute too, excited to try this out :)
^ NYC nail polish.
I'm not sure of the colour but if i find out, i will write it here. I don't have this kind of mint pastel green, so i felt i needed it in my collection. It's always need rather than want with me ;) I think it's nice although i'm interested to see how many coats it needs to become opaque.
^ Nail Foils from Primark.
& lastly, i saw these at the till point in primark and just couldn't stop myself. I like the vintagey feel to them so i'm excited to try them out & see if they are any good, for only £1 it would be rude not to right?
I also bought a bag from jane norman, but my camera ran out of battery but i will get a picture up soon, but the bag came to £28, so at the moment i just want to sit & cry at the amount i've spent. I guess i will try not to go out for the next 3 weeks, boo!
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this post & i will be starting a 'sunday updates' post series as of tommorow. Do you like what i bought or do you have any of the things? :)