First, I went to The Body Shop because I specifically wanted to buy their mascara with bees wax in the ingredients. The last mascara purchase I made was one of my faves – Covergirl LashBlast – but I accidentally got the waterproof version *insert devastated emoji face*. I have been feeling like I have strands of straw stuck to my eyes and cursing myself every night when taking off my mascara as it pandas up my eyes good and proper.
The wonderful thing about this mascara from The Body Shop is that it actually conditions your eyelashes and makes them super soft. I know, it’s not something you really think you need – soft lashes? Huh? Trust me, once you have them, you will get it. So… Ihave a bad feeling the assistant sold me one that does not have the bees wax, which is the one component I really wanted… but I’m going to try it and find out. I have here the Super Volume Mascara.
While I was at The Body Shop I picked up one of my all-time faves, their Milk Bath. So luxurious, I love it, and so does my son. He whinges at me whenever I add himilayan bath salts to his bath (“They’re scratchy!”), so I know he will be excited to see the Milk Bath back in the house, because it has the exact opposite effect. If you have not felt it before, go in store and they will put some in a bowl for you. It actually softens the water. I kid you not. Look, you’ll see. Seriously, you gotta do it.
I also happened to notice The Body Shop have introduced an All-in-One BB Cream to their line! I was wearing makeup, so I tried it on my hand and it dried really soft and matte. It looks like it will be great coverage. As a busy business owner/soccer mum, I am big time into BB Cream. It’s so fast and easy and doesn’t damage your skin. It’s great for anyone, who has little time for makeup day-to-day, but just want an even skin tone and a little pick-me-up.
They also had a clearance section, so I grabbed this awesome lipstick that I’ve swatched above. It is #301 in their Colour Crush range. I think it’s on clearance because it’s being discontinued, but it’s an awesome colour if you can find it. It’s a really shimmery cocoa brown with a very ashy tone and feels beautiful. I know it will look amazing on someone, so it’s going in the kit. It was only $10, can’t go past it!
Now here’s some SUPER EXCITING NEWS… The Body Shop have LOWERED their prices in Australia. Yes, that’s right, one brand is finally doing right by us, recognising that we just plain can’t afford to pay around 200%+ more than the rest of the world, and have lowered their prices permanently! Thanks Body Shop, love your work!
Onto Priceline, I headed straight to the Rimmel London section. I rate Rimmel, I think they have great products and they are priced well. At least, for Australia, they are pretty decent prices. I planned to grab a couple of lip liners and try one of their chubby sticks, but the assistant let me know they were offering a fabulous gift with purchase at the moment. If you spend $20, you receive one of two gift sets with three products – a Provocalips gloss duo, which I had planned to try anyway, a Scandaleyes mascara and a nail polish. You can see the colours above.
I always shop bargains at Priceline, because they do genuinely offer great deals. The trick is to not get sucked into buying something to get something free if you wouldn’t want that product anyway.
Because I had several products to buy, I purchased in two separate transactions, so I could take advantage of the offer twice. Cheeky, no?
Pictured above are swatches of the two lip liners I purchased – Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 018 Addiction and 063 Eastend Snob. On the right is my new Colour Rush chubby stick in 710 Drive Me Nude. These products can’t be sharpened, so they are only for my personal use. I also picked up a Scandaleyes waterproof Kohl Kajal in 005 Nude.
On the left are swatches of the two different Provocalips shades found in each gift pack. On top is 210 Little Minx and underneath is 500 Kiss Me You Fool. These mascara wands on the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascaras look awesome!
Now probably the product I’m most excited by is this absolutely stunning, highly pigmented red matte lipstick from the Rimmel London Kate Moss collection. I love the cute packaging (well, once I remove the hideous bar code!), and the feel and colour intensity of this lipstick is divine. I cannot wait to try this!
A very successful makeup shopping expedition in my book!