I have just finished writing up some of my coursework and have had a nice soak in the bath so I thought I would come on here and show you what I picked up today before my tea is ready - we're having chicken in white wine sauce, in case you're wondering what I'm going to be eating! I got some money for Christmas and thought I would spend a little bit and pick up some things. It's only a small haul because I'm trying to save the majority of it as I'm going to have a big shopping trip at some point this month - YAY, shopping, my favourite thing to do!
Hair care is important to me because I get paranoid about it so I always like to keep it in the best condition possible. I have been heat free for around 2 months now (maybe just under) and although I didn't use my straighteners I always used my hairdryer. I have felt such a change in my hair since using no heat at all and if you're thinking of going heat free do it! Honestly, if you won't regret it, especially if you're like me and like to wash your hair before bed - it can start to dry naturally then and continue to dry over night while you're sleeping.
I picked up these two Pantene Pro-V hair products because I thought they'd be worth a try. The bottle is a nourishing treatment that you leave in over night and is designed to be used for those people who have dry/damaged hair and inside the little box is an Ice Shine Serum that's designed to be applied onto wet hair that's looking dry and tired.
I'm fussy with hair products as I hate anything that makes my hair feel clogged and make it feel or look greasy so I will definitely get back to you with my opinion on these two!
I picked up one of the new Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoos in '35 On and on Bronze'. This is a gorgeous brown shade and I have seen a lot of people on YouTube using this colour as a base for a neutral smokey eye and just as a wash of colour over the whole eye lid. It's such a pretty colour!
I also went to the Lancome counter and picked up some primer for going under my foundation. Lancome only do one make up base and it's the 'LA Base PRO' perfecting make-up primer with a smoothing effect. One thing I really like about this primer is that it's oil free as well as being kid to skin and non - comedogenic so it doesn't clog your pores with any nasties! It was a little pricey but it's Lancome and I love it!
As you can see from the picture below I picked up a MASSIVE Lancome cleanser and toner. Last time I had a Lancome splurge the assistant offered to do my foundation ect for free as she was showing me that and some other products - sales tactics! She removed my makeup with one of their products and it just wiped straight off and felt really nice so ever since I have been saying I need to go and find out what she used. Anyway, to cut a long story short; I had been back to Debenhams so many times to the counter and each time no one was there! The first time they were all on holiday, I went back today and was told she was starting at 11am so go back then and when we finally went back I was told she'd just phoned in and was taking a holiday - quite annoying, as you can imagine. Anyway, luckily one of the girls on the Benefit counter used to work for Lancome so she was able to advise me what had been used and I picked these up. They're absolute whoppers and she actually said that when she worked for Lancome she used this and one of them would last her a year. No wonder, have you seen the size of those bottles!? Again, they're not the cheapest cleanser and toner available but I had christmas and the addict within me knew Lancome would be worth spending my money on!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Have you picked up any beauty products with your Christmas money?