Below is another #promptchall guest post this time from Louise, her blog is Swirlicious beauty.
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A couple of weeks ago I was having my usual morning blog read when I noticed Naomi's Prompt Challenge. She wanted 5 bloggers to do two guest posts for her blog. The subject of the guest posts would be chosen from a list and then once all 5 bloggers posts had been put up readers would be able to vote for their favourite and then there would be a prize for the winner at the end. I thought this was a great challenge as it meant that all of the bloggers would get more exposure but also because I thought it would be fun to chose a topic and then figure out what I was going to do for it. So the topics I chose were a haul post and also a product comparison post. I chose the haul post as it meant I had an excuse to go shopping :) and the product comparison post because I hadn't done one before so thought it would be fun to try writing something new to me.
So this post is my first post, I hope you enjoy!!
Mixed Fashion & Beauty Haul
I didn't really do any Christmas sale shopping this year. I had decided that I didn't really have enough money, because no matter how much I try to budget as soon as I go shopping I end up spending all the money that I have. Instead I decided to just buy myself a new jumper and then a few beauty bits.
First off I brought this Green Studded Jumper for £8.00 and a pair of Cross Diamante Studded Earrings for £2.00 both from Primark. I really like this khaki green colour, green is usually a colour I'm not a massive fan of but I find this is a great winter colour that can be easily matched with other items. As for the earrings, as most people at the moment I am loving things with a cross design. I have a scarf with a cross print and also a few rings with crosses on so it made sense from to pick up these earrings when I saw them. They have diamantes all over them and sparkle really prettily when the light catches them, I also love them as they could be worn for almost all occasions. From this pic all of the beauty products I purchased from Superdrug. I picked up the Simple cleansing wipes as they were on a deal for £2.99, I always remove my makeup with wipes first and then cleanse my face. I picked up a Carmex Classic Moisturising lip balm for £1.95 as I have read so many reviews on how great this little tube is and I always have dry lips so thought it was worth a go. Finally I picked up an MUA clear mascara to use to keep my eyebrows in place for £1.00 and an MUA Pearl Eyeshadow in shade 7 also for £1.00. I am going to try and be a bit more experimental with my eyeshadow this year and thought this would make a nice start, as green is supposed to really suit dark eyes.
My next set of purchases are a bit of a mix. Again the beauty products are from Superdrug. I picked up the Maybelline Fit Me foundation for £7.99, I have wanted to try this for a while now so am looking forward to seeing how it turns out. I got two bottles of the Garnier Pure Active Spot Fighting Moisturiser. I love this cream and have previously done a review on it, these were in the sale half price at £1.04 so I grabbed the last two on the shelf ;o). Next I grabbed some Eylure Eyebrow Shapers for £2.59, I had actually been looking for the dye that they do but there wasn't any so grabbed these instead. I picked up a MUA lip liner in colour softly lined for £1.00, I have won two pink shaded lipsticks in a giveaway and needed to get a lip liner to match them. The fact that it was only £1 means I am not going to be too upset if the colours don't match. One of the things that I picked up that I am the most excited about was the MUA Nail Constellation Scorpio beads. I picked these up because I liked the colours and they matched the nail polish I was wearing at the time and then I noticed that it was the Scorpio one and I'm a Scorpio so that sealed the deal for me. Also they only cost £2 so a great bargain. I love the Ciate Caviar Manicure but they are pretty pricey so am hoping this will be a great dupe. As for skincare, I have decided that I want to start using a cream cleanser as well as my normal face wash in order to make sure I get all of my foundation off. Olay is such a well known brand so I decided to go for them and picked up the Olay Gentle Cleanser Conditioning Milk for £1.49, half the normal price. Finally from this pic are the two jewellery items, I have an Outfit store just around the corner from me and they always have a sale on on some of the jewellery in their. Now I mainly refuse to pay full price for this sort of thing as I think its way over priced but I always grab something in the sale. This time I got a studded and jewelled bracelet for £3.00 and a statement necklace for £5. I love them both and they can be mixed and matched with lots of other bits that I have already at home.
And last but certainly not least are these tip/knuckle rings from ASOS for £6.00. You get 5 in a pack, some smooth and some with a ribbed pattern engraved on them. I ordered a size S/M. On the ASOS website it shows as all 5 of these being tip rings but for me only 1 sits at the top of my finger. The rest are to large and I have to wear them as you would normal rings. Not that I am upset by this as I love them anyway!!
Hope you have enjoyed this post. Please keep an eye out for my product comparison post!!