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debbie's bargain hunt

Photos and comments on my bargain buys... Of course, a few higher priced items may appear from time to time if I feel that the quality outweighs the cost.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Good Friday: Bargain Sandals & MAC Haul

I don't know why I bought more MAC things this week, I'd already got a little carried away (to say the least) with eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushers. But I desperately needed a tinted moisturiser and a few other more boring make up items!

Recently I've discovered I've been getting spots :(( A concealor was desperately needed! I went for MAC Select Cover Up in NC15. It's a liquid, but still provides a good level of coverage and you get a lot of product for your money (£13.50). I have a feeling that this one will last and last! Since I really like this product I'll probably pop into the MAC store again as we get further into the summer months. I think I'll be needing a shade darker when I start to tan! NC15 is very light. A good piece of information to note, if like me, you struggle to find concealor / foundation pale enough!

I was also in need of a lighter alternative to foundation so I went with MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF15 (Light). A compromise since I was unable to get hold of the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer that I wanted. I'm glad I went with this product though because it was a better price (only £20, compared to £33 for the LM one), blends really well, and a great colour. Sometimes tinted moisturizers don't do a good range of colours which means I can never find one light enough. MAC did not disappoint here though!

My last MAC item is Prep + Prime Skin Refine Zone (£14.50). MAC describe this product as a "light oil-free emulsion that helps cloak visible pores while controlling oil and shine. Applies "wet" for a gentle micro-exfoliation: dries instantly to create an invisible, long-lasting natural matte finish. Ideal for the T-zone." While I'm not sure it quite lives up to this promise, it does dry instantly and leave the application area feeling silky smooth and matte. It may have helped to reduce visible pores, but it certainly didn't hide them all together (I think Dr Feelgood by Benefit does a slightly better job at this). I don't think this product did a great job at controlling oil and shine, but since today was incredibly hot and I was sunbathing for most of it, I don't think it's a very fair test. I will try it out a few more times before I come to a conclusion!

I popped to the market this morning since I was up bright and early! Since the recession, the majority of the market stalls are now left empty. There are still a few traders left though and a few bargains can be picked up. I bought these 'Ella' jewelled jelly sandals for £5. Much cheaper than I've seen them in shops! 

It's been a lovely day and I've spent most of it in the garden. Sunbathing isn't an easy task when you have a cat determined to muscle in on your patch though! :-P He likes to stay in the shade by burrowing under things. x

1 comment:

  1. you cant beat mac, great buys. Your cat is a sweetie.

    Helen, X