Shopping with bloggers...it's just not something that ends well for your bank balance! It's safe to say that besides the money I've put aside for Duty Free, July is going to be a frugal month. However it was well worth the blow to my bank account because of all the lovely things I picked up in Leeds and the chance to meet one of my favourite bloggers; Heather from Porcelain Beauty! I don't think I've ever randomly met up with a person I know from the internet before but it's good to throw yourself out of your comfort zone a bit and I'm glad I did as she's as lovely as I thought she would be. So, what did I pick up in my rampage...?
First stop: KIKO. Although you can get it online, there's nothing like swatching things for yourself and there are only a few stores in the UK (one of them being Leeds). It was also perfect timing as they had 30% off just about everything! (Prices stated below are RRP) I chose two rosy/nude shades in the Velvet Mat Satin Lipstick: 611 Autum Pink and 612 Strawberry Pink (£6.90 each) - I have very high hopes for the formula of these. The discount meant that putting together a custom palette came to under £15! I had wanted a highlight shade too but they were sold out, however I'm still pretty pleased with my neutral quad. I picked up four Infinity Eyeshadows: 257 Metallic Light Copper, 216 Pearly Nutmeg, 217 Mat Cocoa and 212 Pearly Hazelnut (£5.90 each) and put them in the 4 x Eyeshadow Clic Palette (£5.90, I think). I'm loving the quality so far! I picked up a few Limited Edition bits too. I copied Heather and got a Generation Next Cool Touch Eyeshadow in 02 Revolutionary Brown (£8.90), which has a very interesting creamy texture. From the stunning Modern Tribes Collection I got the super-soft Face Brush (£14.90), the massive Essential Bronzer in 201 Sienna Melange (£17.90) and the beautiful Sahara Glow Highlighter (£14.90) pearls.
Next we hit Boots and Superdrug. There was a 2 for £12 on all L'Oreal products and I'd been wanting to try a new mascara. They were £10.99 each anyway so it would've been silly not to get two! I picked up False Lash Flutter (£10.99) on Heather's recommendation and False Lash Telescopic (£10.99), which I've already tried and LOVE. Trapped by the deals again I picked up two Barry M polishes in order to spend £6 and get a free Gelly polish! I chose another Sunset Daylight Curing in For the Stars (£4.99), a lovely bright neon orange, another Speedy Quick Dry in Lap of Honour (£3.99) which is a pastel purple and then for free a Summer 2015 Gelly Paint in Sugar Plum (£3.99), a vibrant pink-purple.
After lunch we moved on to the Body Shop. I finally got my hands on the new Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser (£16), which I think will be just what my dull, dehydrated skin needs. I couldn't resist a mini and got the Wild Argan Oil Hand Cream (£3.50) as I love that scent. There was a 3 for 2 on makeup and I really wanted to try some from the Body Shop so picked up a great everyday shade in the All-in-One Cheek Colour in 09 Truffle (£8), the stunning-looking shimmer Colour Crush Eyeshadow in 260 Golden Cinnamon (£7) and finally a natural sheer lip colour, the Colour Crush Lipstick in 335 Hot Date (£10).
Lastly was a restrained visit to Space NK (it was the end of the day, after all...) where I re-purchased my Holy Grail Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (£22).