Lunchtime purchases


I am sure I am not alone when I say that I can never just ‘pop’ into Boots for a packet of tissues without leaving with a new lipstick or a fresh addition to my haircare collection. And when Topshop is conveniently located directly opposite, it would be rude to bypass without having a quick browse of their latest makeup offerings. This was the situation that arose yesterday when I simply popped out for a quick chai tea latte to go and ended up returning with the following lunchtime purchases…

Real Techniques Stippling Brush
I already have this brush in my collection and have used it pretty much every day for as long as I care to remember. It is the most perfect brush for buffing in your foundation and it gives your base a flawless finish. I purchased a backup just incase the unmentionable happens; my current one goes missing, it suddenly becomes out of stock everywhere. I just like to be prepared!

VO5 Give Me Moisture Hot Oil
This is one of those products I have read rave reviews about for months now but somehow convinced myself that I don’t need it/it won’t be beneficial for my hair. I remember using hot oil treatments on my hair when I was a teen so I am looking forward to reminiscing and giving this a whirl.

Topshop Lip Pencil in Coy
I have no idea why it has taken me quite so long to pick up this little beauty. It is peachy. It is pink. And it is a lip product! I love the Topshop lipstick range so am excited to try out this lip pencil out and no doubt a review will follow shortly!

Have you tried any of these products? And please tell me that I am not the only one to go into Boots for one thing and to come out with a basketful of beauty products?!

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  1. 20th January 2013 / 11:02 am

    I'd really like to try VO5 Give Me Moisture Hot Oil! And your pictures are always so great, really.


  2. 20th January 2013 / 11:09 am

    I use the stippling brush to apply my foundation too and it is amazing! Makes such a difference to how your foundation looks!
    You are definitely not alone with the 'popping into boots, coming out with a basket full' thing, this happens to me ALL the time! It's actually impossible to just buy one thing! Our poor bank cards must hate the sight of that boots sign! xxx

  3. 20th January 2013 / 11:09 am

    i really want to get the stippling brush from real techniques as i am in love with the blush brush and want to try some more. the topshop lipstick is such a pretty colour xxxx

  4. 20th January 2013 / 11:15 am

    Ha ha ha, you're not the only one Milly – it happens to me all the time! πŸ˜‰

  5. 20th January 2013 / 11:16 am

    I love topshop lip products! my favourite has to be whimsical lipstick xxo

  6. 20th January 2013 / 11:45 am

    this looks just like my favoruite kind of haul, the unexpected ones! always good to have a backup, been eyeing up the Real Techniques range for months now and soon the inevitable may occur and I cave in! Lovely post as always xx

  7. 20th January 2013 / 12:04 pm

    You're so right, it's quite impossible to go to a store like that (or for me Sephora..since we don't have target or boots here…) and not get anything! =P

    I really liked the color of the lip pencil! =D

    Have a great Sunday!

    The Austrian Rose

  8. 20th January 2013 / 12:17 pm

    I love the v05 in shower treatment, it's always something I repurchase. I definitely want to get the extra real technique brushes, the stippling and powder brush are on my wishlist. xx

    p.s i'm currently hosting a giveaway for reaching 500 followers, you can win products such as laura mercier and lush. check it out if you'd like. πŸ™‚

  9. 20th January 2013 / 12:26 pm

    You got really lovely things, hope you do a review on the Vo5 hot oil! xx

  10. 20th January 2013 / 12:36 pm

    ooh i've just bought the hot oil and the stippling brush, great minds think alike ;)! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the Coy Lipstick, It's a beautiful colour. Hope you're having a lovely weekend! xx

  11. 20th January 2013 / 1:20 pm

    i use the hot oil treatment all the time and it is amazing! much easier than the previous product where you had to actually heat up the oil in hot water before using it!
    my ruined hair is actually starting to feel normal again!

    Rosie πŸ™‚

  12. 20th January 2013 / 1:44 pm

    lovely lip shade! and i know how you feel about the possibility of not being able to find your stippling brush – nightmare! xx

  13. 20th January 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Your not alone Milly! I have to stop myself from picking up a basket when I go into Boots, so i'm restricted to how much I can carry :o) xx

  14. 20th January 2013 / 2:33 pm

    I have the RT buffing brush but I really want the stippling brush for cream blushes πŸ™‚ I need to buy a new hot oil too! xo

  15. 20th January 2013 / 3:32 pm

    Great purchases I now need coy πŸ™‚ xx

  16. 20th January 2013 / 3:34 pm

    I've been meaning to give that oil a try too!

  17. 20th January 2013 / 4:01 pm

    i dont even want to talk about how many boots points I have as a result of this exact situation. the worst is if i pop to westfield white city after work because the boots there is absolutely incredible… hello chanel.

  18. 20th January 2013 / 4:01 pm

    i dont even want to talk about how many boots points I have as a result of this exact situation. the worst is if i pop to westfield white city after work because the boots there is absolutely incredible… hello chanel.

  19. 20th January 2013 / 5:06 pm

    I have been using the Real Technique's buffing brush for applying my foundation but might give the stippling brush a go if this is even better. Hopefully my local Boots has it when I head down this week! x

  20. 20th January 2013 / 6:01 pm

    Boots is right next door to Topshop in my local shopping area too! I think it's a ploy to make everything so ridiculously tempting. I'd love to try out the hot oil xx

  21. 20th January 2013 / 7:18 pm

    I know at some point, I am going to have to try the real techniques brushes. They look so feathery soft!

  22. 21st January 2013 / 9:13 am

    That lip crayon looks amazing!! Review soon please! I love those sort of colours!

    I didnt have an overly great exoerience with the VO5 oil… just didnt seem to do much for my hair at all.

    Melanie xxx

  23. 21st January 2013 / 6:07 pm

    Nope you are definitely NOT the only one to do that!!! hehe! πŸ™‚ Great buys! I've just bought myself the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and it is by far THE MOST AMAZING brush I have EVER used!!!! I also have the foundation and blush brushes (I'm yet to use the blush one!) and I just love how soft they feel against my skin ;0)

    That Topshop crayon looks gorge too, I only have nail polishes from Topshop as ours doesn't sell much make up! πŸ™ Probably a good thing tho!

    Can't wait for a review of the hot oil as that's something I've never tried and like you I don't thnk my hair needs it! lol πŸ™‚

    Great pictures as ever Milly xxx

  24. 22nd January 2013 / 10:18 am

    I like using my stippling brush for cream highlighters its just the right size πŸ™‚ & I've wanted to try the hot oil for a few months now so cant wait to hear what you think of it πŸ™‚

  25. 22nd January 2013 / 2:35 pm

    I swear it was planned by our local towns people to place Boots and Topshop right near each other for us beauty junkies! πŸ˜‰
    I have that brush and use it nearly everyday! It's the best brush ever <3


  26. 22nd January 2013 / 7:52 pm

    Love that tophop lip pencil, i have so many lipsticks but for some reason never thought to venture into topshop lip products but now i think im going to have too πŸ™‚

    Love all your reviews πŸ™‚

    Olivia xx