Monday, 26 April 2010

Beauty Necessities

Hello once again my gorgeous friends and sisters!!! Today, Glitz & Glamour is back with beauty post!!! Well, sort of!

As I've mentioned in my previous posts, I've been tightening my belt when it comes to buying beauty and pampering things because of a 'bigger' project that I'm saving my hard earned dosh for. I'm going to post about it in the near future. So, I've decided that I'd only go out shopping for things as I need them instead of looking at them as random retail therapies. Nowadays, it is important that I am sensible with my spending. Afterall, I'm not getting any younger. I've turned 37 this year!!! In just over 2 years, I'd be celebrating my 40th birthday... Oh my!!! As people say... 'life begins at 40' and some says... '40 is the new 30'... For me... It's only a number... It's how we feel deep inside us... Sometimes I wake up early in the morning feeling like 105... can't move and feel like my back is glued to our bed... Anyway, I'm digressing hahahahaha!

Now, let's retract... Yes... my beauty necessities...

As I've started running out of my new favourite moisturizer, Olay Regenerist daily 3 point treatment cream. I've been using this for about 3 months now and I really love it. I've tried this when it was on half price offer in Superdrug. I thought, 'well... since it's on sale and if I didn't like it, it hasn't cost me so much'... but to my pleasant surprise, it seem to have suited my skin. So when I nip in Boots and found that they were doing 3 for 2 offer on all skin care, I took advantage of the opportunity and grab 3... Yes, I saved £29.99, which I think is great!

The other beauty necessities that I needed to grab whilst I was there were my Clinique face face powders ( I use 2, Double face powder and almost powder nake up). I was glad that Clinique was on their 'Bonus time' season so I thought I might as well grab an eye make up remover to get the gift pack on offer. So I opted for take the day off make up remover.

Below are the photos of my mini haul.

The gift

Lovely packaging for a gift

Lovely eye palette with 2 mini make up brushes

My new favourite moisturizers... they were even in presentation boxes...

I can't live without eyedrops because of my dry eyes. I thought I'd try the spray one and it really is a great idea when I'm out as even with eye make up on, I can refresh my eyes without disturbing it.

Maybelline Lash Stiletto... This is the 2nd time I purchased this beauty product because of the way it suits my daily make up needs. It looks natural on my lashes and stays well too.
I found this voucher from one of the Olay Regenerist boxes

What about you? How are you finding the current economic weather? Is this affecting the way you shop for beauty and pampering stuff? If you have any beauty tips regarding to this subject such as inexpensive alternatives, I'd love to hear from you.
Till next post!!!


~tHiAmErE~ said...

it's great that the regenerist works for you. i have heard a lot of good feedback for the regenerist..

it's great to be able to find products that are cheap but works the same with expensive brands,eh?

you're so right about age just being a number....a person can be 20 but feels like 50 & vice versa

hope you're having a great day,hun

Askmewhats said...

Love the way they gift box the Olay moisturizer! and girl! The Clinique bonus items are so cute, you do know how to shop!!!! I haven't been shopping much myself as I'm saving up for the trip I'll be giving for my mom this May! it'll just be a quick trip to Macau but hey! I'll make sure she'll have the time of her life! can't wait to chat with you sis!

Gracie said...

@ thiamere: Thank you sis! :)xxx

@ askmewhats: I know what you mean sis Nikki! I'm sure you'll have a great time with your mom in Macau sis. You're so sweet! :) xxx