28 September 2013

Autumn haul


Dear diary,

I have made some recent purchases that I want to share with y'all if you're interested.

I've almost run out of my favorite serum and to benefit from a 20% discount I went into my local Douglas store. I was luckier than I thought as the serum was sold at a discounted price of 67€ instead of 94€, that's more than 20% off. Unfortunately you cannot combine discounts or coupons here in Spain. As I don't own many lipstick I felt the urge to splurge on one, I really wished for a YSL but I tried several shades and textures and none felt comfortable on my dehydrated lips so the lady at the store recommended the Dior Addict and I finally chose the shade 433 which is a medium orange. I also wanted a sort of nude eyeliner to use on the waterline so I settled for a cheap one from BeYu. With the 20% discount I paid 25€ for the lipstick, otherwise 32€ and 6€ for the eye pencil.
Druni haul
What I really wanted to purchase at Douglas whas the Airflash spray foundation from Dior. A few youtubers were raving about this and it made me curious and gollumy (we wants it, my precious!). When they told me it was discontinued I almost cried, but you know me, I'm never defeated. So I started looking for some online stores and I found it at Feelunique. So I used a 5 GBP coupon I got for my birthday and got it for only 24.70 pounds in the shade 300 (I'm hoping this will be a good match for me, I used the Sephora Color IQ).
Dior Airflash foundation in 300 medium beige
As my Le Petit Marseillais shampoo and conditioner where a bust I went to my local Druni store and bought the L'Óreal EVERPURE line, I chose the EVERFUERZA aka strength for fragile hair to prevent breakage. This I bought by the recommendation of Estée aka Essiebutton. As for the price, it was around 7€ for both the shampoo and the deep restorative & strenghtening masque, not a bad price if it delivers what it advertises.
L'Óreal Everfuerza shampoo & conditioner
A friend of mine was taking a trip to Japan so I asked her to bring me a face mist I'd fallen in love with when visiting Tokyo during Hanami season (cherry blossom viewing). It's my favorite primer as it's so easy and quick to apply, its a very fine mist with a rose scent and it helps to minimize my large pores and keep my make up from budging for the longest time. I also asked her to bring me some fake lashes as I'm finally getting the hang of using them for special occasions: I really don't have the time to put them on on a daily basis. The mist actually is of Korean production from the ARITAUM brand but I haven't found any online store where I can purchase it. It retails for about 10€ for a 60ml bottle. The lashes are nothing special, well, I love them of course but I find that they're really expensive over here and you can buy them at the 100 yen store in Japan, that's two pair of lashes for only 0,80€!!!
Aritaum baby face mist in rose scent
My most profitable purchase came in a couple of days ago:
Look Fantastic haul
When ordering two Urban Decay products at Lookfantastic they threw in a mini size 2ml UD Big Fatty Mascara at a 7.50GBP value. So I got their new released Primer Potion with anti-ageing ingredients and an eyeshadow in Asphyxia which is a duo chrome shimmery light purple. I also got another free product sent to me as my purchase was over 30GBP: an eylure lash kit that includes a full size 8.5ml black mascara a full size felt tip black eyeliner a 6ml bottle of lash adhesive with a brush applicator and two pair of lashes: natural full and natural fine, all of this at a 29GBP value. So I got products for a total value of 67.50GBP!!! and ended up paying only 27GBP as I also had a 4 pound discount coupon code.

For the love of finding the best deals,