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.
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.
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!