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Sweet Fluffy Cupcake | Granny's Apple Pie

For today's post I wanted to show you a few little beauty bits and bobs that I have picked up over the past few days/weeks. One of my new years resolutions to myself was to cut down on spending and despite this little haul I actually think I am doing quite well. I used vouchers I had for Christmas and also used my Boots points which meant I got the mascara for free!  First up I treated myself to Philosophy treats in the Boots sale. I was pretty lucky as there were a few of these left over from the Christmas sales on the weekend so I decided to pick up two different products. I'm a huge sucker for packaging and I've always admired Philosophy's gorgeous packaging but I have never admired the price tag! I chose 'Sweet Fluffy Cupcake' and 'Granny's Apple Pie'. Both were reduced from £14.00 each to £7.00 each so two for the price of a full priced one! I cant wait to try these out as they smell beautiful however I have since read some worrying reviews that they dry out your skin and are not to be used excessively as it could cause a urinary tract! So I will be approaching these with caution! I've ordered a brand new Micellar Water from Garnier for just £3.49 but sadly there's a delay in my order so I cant feature it just yet! I'm really looking forward to trying it out and see how it compares to L'Oreal's.
I also got some makeup treats for my eyes. I ordered W7's 'In The Buff' palette - a supposed Naked 3 dupe! This palette was a bargain at just £4.00 from a seller on Amazon and includes 12 natural nude shades. I'm hoping to do a full review on this palette so keep an eye out if you fancy it! Also from the same seller, I ordered a W7 Light Diffusing Concealer (It looks exactly like Touche Éclat) for just £2.77 but the first time I used it the tube snapped open and is now unusable! In Boots I also found a bargain eyeshadow for just £1 in the clearance aisle (Oh how I love the clearance aisle!). Rimmel's Glam Eyes shadows usually sell for £4.49 for a lone shade so I picked up 'Spicy Bronze' which apparently compliments blue eyes. Next up for my eyes, I've got my paws on the Miss Manga mascara. I really tried not to buy a new mascara but seeing as it was only £5.99 on offer, I bought it with my Boots points - that doesn't count as spending does it?! As I mentioned in my latest beauty wish list, I'm running low on my Brow Zings so I decided to try out HD Brows. I've got a Brow Kit in 'Foxy' for £17.76 (10% off usual price!) and I cant wait to try this out and write a review. Last but not least I picked up a Barry M Nail Paint in shade 'Raspberry' which I'm currently wearing on my nails as I type!
What have you been buying lately?
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  1. I have to say the W7 palette that I have seen floating about on blogs does look rather amazing x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  2. They still have some Philosophy in my local Debenhams in the sale. I think I may need to go have a little look soon! :) You got some lovely things.

  3. I like the look of the Philosophy shower gels. I really should have picked some up during the sales.

  4. Mmm philosophy shower gels smell like heaven but they are always a brand I forget about until I see someone having them! The HD Brow kit is something I am dying to get!
    Lovely purchases :)
    Sophy xo | Lashes and Splashes

  5. Ahhh the Philosophy products look immense!! I can only imagine how amazing they will smell!♥

    Sparrow Mint♥

  6. You got some amazing stuff! The Philosophy range smells sooo good, I was sniffing Granny's Apple Pie in store and it's so yummy! :)