Thursday, 2 August 2012

Bargains Galore.

We all love a bargain!
A couple of days ago, Louise from Sprinkle Of Glitter posted on Instagram that she'd found Stila make up in Poundland! I was really excited by this, and being the very poor student I am; I went a searching!
Yesterday I went on a mission to find it. Unfortunately, the only Stila Makeup they actually had in stock was 'Angel Foundation Powder' which I wouldn't use, or 'Tinted Moisturiser' in Medium. Now you've seen how pale I am, there was no way it was going to do.
Undeterred, I went on a search through the many rails through the branded make up trying to find something I would use. 
Make up in Poundland is a great discovery! It's generally discontinued lines, or just extra stock that they've bought cheaply. But they've got brands such as Rimmel, Miss Sporty, Sally Hansen, NYC, ChitChat (which I think is their own brand?) and a couple more. 
Don't get me wrong, some of the products...well they're the type you'd expect to find in Poundland, really disgusting colours and just not good condition.
But the majority of them are really good!  I'm always really surprised by the amount of really good products, and I find myself actually wondering "Are these really only a pound?!"

So yesterday, I picked up these pretty things!

L-R
ChitChat Gold Nail Varnish.
I was drawn to this because of the large Gold Flecks in it, I've been really loving the idea of glittery nails recently. So I grabbed this one!
I have 3 coats on my nails in the picture, it's not as opaque as I'd have liked, but it still gives pretty good coverage! Good for a pound!

NYC Due eyeshadow- contour and highlight.

The swatches are bad, I know. No need to say haha.
So I picked this up thinking they're really nice colours, and somewhere in my head a little voice was telling me "You don't have a clue what contouring is, let alone in eyeshadow" and that voice was defininitely right. I've no idea.
Didn't even know you could do that! So I'll be watching a few youtube tutorials for that one haha..

ChitChat Purple Nail Varnish.
It reminded me of a pop art kind of colour, it's not very summery...but we're not exactly in the height on summer right now are we *looks out the window to see grey skies threatening to rain*. It's a pretty colour, so hey. 
 Major apologies- feet aren't pretty. Mine definitely aren't, but how else was I going to show you the colour?

It's my birthday in 14 days (not that I'm counting) and I'm going to be camping for it.

Good:
  • I'll be with my friends, that's always a laugh
  •  I'll get two birthdays, one when I'm away and one when I'm at home
  • I'll be having the time of my life (hopefully) working at a festival.

    Bad:
  • This happens every year, in the past 9 years I've been at home 2 years with my parents
  • I really do miss my parents on my birthday, like majorly.
  • I'll have to work for 8 hours on the day.. and probably collapse with exhaustion.

    The festivals I'm going to are called Soul Survivor and Momentum, I'm mega excited.

    As I'm going away, I'm looking for some guest bloggers. Interested?
    Email elizabeth254@hotmail.co.uk

    Anyone else hooked on the Olympics?!
    I never like sport, like ever. But I've been hooked! Especially the Gymnastics. How incredible are they?!

    Love, Elizabeth xx
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27 comments:

  1. Great shopping! :) I had the same thing, my birthday was in July and this year I was at home, finally... After few years of campings and travels... But having double birthday is also nice :P

    P.S. Can send me some details about guest bloggers, that you're looking for? I'm interested ^^
    My email is: thefanglejungle@gmail.com

    And don't forget to like my new facebook page :*
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fangle-Jungle/370704069635900?ref=hl

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  2. Wow - i love poundland beauty bargains too! I too had a nosey in my local poundland to look for stila products, but could only find an empty palette (which offcourse I'd never fill as theres no way I could afford Stila eye shadows!) but I have to say those nail varnishes look lovely! If you are after a decent highlighter try out the Chit Chat one, its been really good for me :)

    Hope you have a lovely birthday, its great that you can celebrate twice even though I'm sure you will miss your family!

    I would love to guest blog for you hun, feel free to email me at zoeliannex@hotmail.co.uk, I have been looking to doing this for a while also!

    Have a fabulous time camping!

    Love Zoe Lianne xxx

    zoeliannex.blogspot.com

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  3. Camping for your Birthday sounds amazing!

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  4. Love the purple and the gold - so pretty! Hope you have a great birthday :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. I love the purple nails, so stunning!

    I have Olympic fever, can't stop watching!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  6. Love the sparkly nails!

    http://www.brightandsassy.com/

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  7. Poundland is great for a few bit of makeup! x

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  8. I just found your blog and I think it is amazing.I will come again for sure If you want we could follow each other? If you want just follow me and send me your link on lavieenrose.blog8@gmail.com and I will follow you immediately
    http://liliemarlen.blogspot.com/

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  9. those nailpolishes are so lovely!

    <3

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  10. LOVE THE GLITTER AND THE PURPLE COLOR IS A PERFECT SHADE!
    KISSES FROM NY,
    SHEREE X
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  11. I never think to look in Poundland for make up! I like the sparkly polish. Sounds like you're gonna have a fab birthday, shame about having to be away from your parents though! xxx

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  12. very cool blog :)! If you want we can follow each other :)

    xo

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  13. I love the gold sparkles, you found some real bargains.

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  14. I'm also developing a love for Poundland! They're good for like practical stuff too like travel make-up containers and I found a really hair repair mask in there once :)

    Grace xx

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  15. Love the purple varnish, Poundland is the last place I'd think of to get make-up. I don't really like to celebrate my birthday, weird I know. I don't like having that much attention on me. I always just have a takeaway or a meal at the local Italians. I'm sure you'll love yours it's such an experience that not many have :)
    xo

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  16. Oh gosh - I've seen so many people hitting the Poundland make up collection it's making me jealous! I need to get home and get my hands on it!! x
    Island Girl Insights ♥

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  17. WHY HAVE I NOT BEEN INFORMED ABOUT SUCH AMAZINGNESS?! Pound make-up is my idea of heaven! Need to get my booty down to Poundland!xx

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  18. nice purchases! love love that purple color!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and gfc)? let me know.
    wish you a wonderful sunday! xx

    www.apossiblefantasy.blogspot.com

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  19. Love the nail colors and you have a cute little foot.
    Have a happy birthday.
    Good Post. I enjoyed it!
    Love, Joann
    xxxx

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  20. Love the nail colour and the glitter is gorgeous! Definitely having a look when I go in again! By the way sorry about all the sudden comments, I've been desperate to catch up! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. nice blog sweety... if u want we can follow each other ...also check the newest post on my blog!

    www.modishYou.blogspot.com

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  22. love the purple nailpolish! lovely blog !

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  23. that glittered nail polish is so amazing, i love it! those are great finds :)

    your blog is so amazing! i really enjoy reading your posts <3

    hope you have a fab day hun! ~ xx
    Chriissydollxo's Blog

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  24. hey loving your blog! would love a follow back from you!
    its a new blog so only a few posts, but I'm a fashion stylist so lots to post about!

    http://redvinesandginger.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  25. love glitter nails!

    I really like your blog and your style, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
    http://modacapital-blog.com

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