Friday, 28 December 2012

beauty sales haul, but no sale items...

Although I've named this post 'sales haul', absolutely none of these items were in a sale at all (sadly), but it seemed an applicable-ish name. 

When I tried my Origins intensive over night mask, I knew I NEEDED more products, so I begged my sister to take me to my nearest Boots that sells the product, might as well stock up on advantage points whilst I'm there! After a long time searching at home, I knew what products I was looking for so it was easy enough for me. 
I bought Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner and United State Balancing Tonic, and I couldn't resist picking up a couple of samples along the way! The lovely lady made me feel very comfortable and offered to give me some samples, so I got ones that went alongside my purchased products and got the Balanced Diet lotion and the Zero Oil lotion. 

I nipped into Debenhams and of course, bumped into yet another Origins stall (oops!). On another, longer glance, I got offered even more testers (why not?), so I went with Modern Friction, which is an exfoliater you use before using a mask, and the Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask which I'm SO excited to use! Yet another lovely woman again. I managed to get myself booked in for a free 30 minute skincare treatment session where they'll give me a lovely facial and we'll discuss my skincare routine and offer me solutions. Very looking forward to this!

In a rush, I was desperate to spend my well earned Boots Advantage Points. I was pretty certain I wanted to try something from Benefit, I've never tried anything from their range and heard so much about it. I knew I wanted to get some kind of kit so I could try a couple of products. I thought I wanted to try the They're Real mascara, but it's so much for something I wasn't sure on, I couldn't do it. I then found this brilliant kit that contains the infamous POREfessional balm, Hello Flawless foundation, Hello Flawless powder and (what I think...) is a concealer/highlighter/under-eye corrector palette called Boi-ing 01 and 02. If anyone can give me a heads up on that product, I'd appreciate it! On purchasing my product, the Benefit counter girl offered me a free make-up session where they'll give me tips on certain make up looks I find difficult. I'm already sure on what I'm asking for help with! 

Look out for my reviews on these products. Have you tried them? What are your views on Origins and Benefit? I hope you've had a lovely Christmas, everyone, take care!


  1. I love both brands! The They're Real really is worth the money but when I was last in the UK I am sure I saw Boots doing a smaller version for about £9?? I loveOrigins-great choices! Xx

    1. Oh really?! I walk around with my eyes closed haha, definitely gonna have a look when I'm next in! Xx

  2. I'm terrible with sales, I just can't stand all the messiness and always end up going to the full price items! I really want to try out some more Origins products, I've been really impressed with the Super Spot Remover. I've tried a few benefit products, mainly mini's from sets, but I really like porefessional. It definitely makes a difference to the overall finish!

    I'm a new follower, lovely blog!
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Charlotte xo

    1. Likewise :(
      I'm absolutely loving these Origins products I've got, but the benefit ones just aren't working for me :(.
      Thank you for being my 50th follower!
      I hope you did too, lovely :-) xxx


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