Thursday 14 June 2012

Bargain Bourjois Haul

Hey Lovelies!

Is it just me or does every make up brand in Boots in Superdrug seem to have some sort of offer on at the moment?! It's rather inconsiderate of them really because I always get sucked in by 3 for 2's and buy one get one half price so I end up nipping into the shop for cleansing wipes and coming out with 6 bits of make up just because I got two of them free hahaa 

Anyway, Superdrug have Bourjois products on 3 for 2 at the moment, plus if you buy 3 things you get a free pair of sunglasses and cute case and seeing how much I love Bourjois it felt rude not to take advantage of this offer as I mooched around Victoria waiting for my train on Tuesday and in this post I thought I'd show you what I got and my initial thoughts...

Healthy Mix Serum

I've finally made that big life decision that the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is my holy grail foundation  and because of that I have been eyeing up the serum version for quite some time now to see if I would like it as much and this offer seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it. At £10.99, it's a pound more expensive than the foundation and to be honest that might just be because of the lovely glass bottle, which I prefer so much to the plastic packaging of the foundation. However, right now I still much prefer the actual product in the foundation, just because the serum just seems like a lighter coverage version of it and I have to use quite a bit of concealer with it. Coverage aside though I do like how light it feels on my skin, how easily bendable it is and the natural, dewy and glowing finish it leaves me with and I'll probably be reaching for this on hot, casual or good skin days.

Volumizer Mascara

I bought this mascara because Tanya Burr from Pixi2woo said it was her all time favourite mascara and what's good enough for Tanya is certainly good enough for me! However, particuarly for it's £10.50 higher end drug store price tag I am slightly disappointed with it as although it does give insane volume, it almost gives too much volume as the second step just sticks my lashes together into a few really chunky lashes and I like to have them nicely separated and defined. I thought I'd love the two step aspect of it as I currently use two mascaras at once anyway, which are the Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion followed by Maybelline Falsies, but to be honest the combination of these two mascaras makes my lashes look so much better.

Chocolate Bronzer in '51'

I've already raved about how much I love this chocolate bronzer (yes I know that's not the proper name, but I never was any good at French) in the darker shade '52', as it's been compared to other cult matte bronzers such as Benefit Hoola and Nars Laguna and works so well as both a contour and overall bronzing product. However, I found that for paler days the dark shade can come up a bit too dark on my skin, particularly for all over bronzing so I thought I'd invest in this lighter '51' shade too as it was essentially free (but only a very reasonable £6.99 anyway). I'm so happy I did as this is a much better all over bronzing shade for me as it gives a lovely 'sun kissed but not orange' glow and you don't need to worry about being too heavy handed with it. 
Glasses and Case

Oh I do love a free gift and this one is no exception. The glasses are actually pretty good and I've wanted a pair of WAG style oversized sunnies for ages, but the case is the thing I'm really chuffed with as it's so cute I would have bought it if it was on sale anyway and I'm going to use it to carry my top up make up around during the day.

Have you taken advantage of any of these offers lately? Or have you tried any of these products? Please do check out my bourjois-base-face post or top-10-spring-picks video for more Bourjois reviews!

As I said yesterday I've tried to have a good productive day today and haven't done too badly as I went for a run with my boyfriend, did some work experience and internship research and knocked a few things off the good old to do list, (oh and watched quite a lot of 'New Girl' but that's not so productive) think I'm going to try and sort out my make up collection tonight and have a blog sale in the next couple of weeks...I love these 'spring clean your life' moods, if only they would last longer!

I hope you're all having a lovely week!
Love Meg


  1. I love the healthy mix serum, it's such a good summer foundation. Definitely going to look into some other Bourjous bits x

  2. Bourjois are definitely my favourite drugstore brand! I'm planning on buying that bronzer, I feel guilty using my Nars laguna on days when I'm not really doing anything. Also I definitely recommend Max Factor masterpiece max mascara, it's SO good x

  3. i've always always wanted to try the healthy mix foundation or serum; i'm definitely going to have to pick it up while this offers on - be rude not too :)xo

  4. I've never tried Bourjois makeup at all (novice alert), I'm hooked on Collection and Soap & Glory stuff at the moment! Though I am looking for a new foundation so I'll give this a look! have you tried the 2true range in Superdrug? I hear that's amazeballs too! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

  5. Glad you're all fans of Bourjois or want to try it! You should definitely get the chocolate bronzer and healthy mix foundation of you haven't already! xxx

  6. lovely blog! i love bourjois too, great post

    you look like a model btw!

    hope you visit my blog

    Gem xxx

  7. I know what you mean, those offers are deadly!! I had the same problem in boots last week and couldn't resist! bourjois is lovely, I love its lip glosses! And omg I am so addicted to new girl too...<3

  8. oh thank you Gem, that's so lovely! and they so are Leah, I'm glad you agree :) xxx

  9. what a great offer! I wanted to buy the chocolate bronzer too but I didn't find it.. :-(



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