Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Pre shopping ban haul

I'm going on a shopping ban as of tomorrow in a bid not just to save money, but to save me from myself. I can go into a shop to buy a pack of tissues and come out with everything but the till. So, for 1 month, till the 26th of June I shall be purchasing none of the below:

Make up
Skin care
Hair care
Clothes (including shoes and accessories)

Pretty much everything I love. If Boots goes under in the coming month it may be because of me.

In preparation of this I allowed myself to go out today to buy necessities, which turned into a little spree. First stop - Boots. I needed a new razor, E45 cream and a small bottle of perfume. While I was walking from the razor section to the perfume section (which is not more than 5 meters) I got collared by a lady from Clarins asking me if I wanted a mini facial. My immediate answer to this was "no" but she persisted. I HATE getting my make up taken off while I'm in public I feel insecure, horrible and spotty. I don't go out without make up on and under the harsh lights of Boots I wasn't about to be stripped of my dignity - or so I thought. I don't know what happened in the split second between me standing there putting up a pretty good fight and following her to her display area. When I say display area this lady had a chair sat out with all the products in the middle of the shop floor... and then she put her head set on. fml.

I went trough with it though and I have to say the products she used were excellent. First the daily energizer cleansing gel, which is a really great foamy cleanser that gets rid of all traces of make-up. Then the daily energizer wake-up booster which is more or less a toner but really brightens up your skin (once i'm off my spending ban I'll be getting some). Finally the daily energizer cream, I really liked this as well and a couple of hours on my skin still feels great and not at all uncomfortable - normally the skin around my forehead gets really dry throughout the day. That done they put some foundation on (or else I wouldn't have left)they used Skin Illusion. I've never tried Clarins foundations before, I always thought it was more of a "mummy" brand but I have to say I realllllllllly like them and the foundation brightened up my face no end.

I ended up buying the cleanser and a lipstick, Clarins have an offer on at the moment that if you buy 2 products you get a free gift (a beach bag and your choice of three sample products from a select range) and also a massive 1000 Boots points!! I had to go back to the perfume counter to pick up the Marc Jacobs Daisy purse spray that I wanted before I was ambushed!

Then off to House of Fraser to get some concealer, The Bobbi Brown creamy concealer kit has been on my want list for about a month and the girl also talked me into the corrector she matched me up put it on and gave me a free sample of eye cream as well.

Now that the shopping ban has kicked in I wont be updating about what I've been buying, but I have a few things that I really love at the moment and also how the shopping ban is going. argh.

Don't forget Glamour mag is giving away Benefit freebies -High beam, benetint and posietint - in the next issue out on 9th June - I'll be buying 3 copies! (Doesn't count as the make up is free, right?)


  1. I need to go on a shopping ban but I literally don't think I can do it!
    Also, I'll more than likely be getting the Glamour mag giving away Benefit freebies!
    Love your blog! xxx

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