Mini Boots Haul

oooh, the first late post in a couple weeks like Legit I’ve been rushed off my feet and currently I may as well live at work but onwards and upwards as they say and hopefully next week will be back to our regular Thursday. So grab a cuppa and a hot water bottle (how cosy does that sound) and let’s all indulge in the fact that I broke my spending ban, again. It generally feels like I haven’t had a lil splurge in ages. I was on my last pump of foundation (actual horror story) and decided to go after a new one so I’ve literally been scouring reviews for the last week trying to find an affordable yet decent foundation. I kept leaning towards too faced and benefit but I was strict on myself, stuck to boots and fell into the 3for2 trap.

CYO stay matte foundation


I’ve tried foundations from CYO before and I find the brand itself can be a little hit and miss, the bits I’ve tried have been a good enough quality for the prices (it’s the cheapest stand in my local boots). The actual foundation itself I actually chatted about in my last post in summary though the shade range is pretty limited, I picked up the lightest and it was still too dark but once I have blended it out properly and I’ve applied the rest of my makeup it works. Although I loved how it looked when I’d finish all my make-up  It did melt off a little in my oily areas (as do most foundations on me) but I didn’t have any setting spray on and I also didn’t get chance to re-touch through the day so it may be that.

NYX lip lingerie in Cabaret show,




I’ve never tried anything from NYX before so this is my first goodie from the brand and I took this as my freebie in my 3for2 and I honestly can’t wait to try more, the colour is absolutely gorgeous. The lipstick generally lasts well ( I wore it for 5 hours as well as through eating and drinking with roughly 2 top ups) the only thing I would recommend is using a balm before applying it because it can be a little drying. I’d love to grab this in a few more colours.

Real Techniques Brush cleanser


I’ve never actually owned a proper brush cleanser (don’t judge me) I usually use a hand soap and whilst that usually does the trick just fine I just wanted to give an actual cleanser a go to see if it makes literally any kind of difference and I’m generally not sure if it did. I do like the cleanser you only need a little bit of gel per brush and it brings them up like new and I feel like it didn’t take as long to do my brushes as it usually does (with soap it usually takes a few goes before the brush is completely clean). It suggests you use this weekly and I do like the fact it’s formulated specifically for brushes rather than essentially whatever I can get my hands on (I’m usually partial to shower gels and shampoo).
I’m so happy with my goodies and I can’t wait to grab more of those NYX lippies!, have you tried any of them?



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