Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Mini Haul | Makeup & Nail Polish

Makeup Nail Polish Poundland Haul Revlon Rimmel Barry M Makeup Academy Belle-amie
Makeup Nail Polish Poundland Haul Revlon Rimmel Barry M Makeup Academy Belle-amie
Revlon Lip Gloss Palette £1 | Barry M Nail Paints in Blueberry, Prickly Pear & Clear £3.99 & £2.99
Makeup Nail Polish Poundland Haul Revlon Rimmel Barry M Makeup Academy Belle-amie
Rimmel Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Lip Gloss in 080 Cherry Blossom £1 | Makeup Academy Lipstick in Shade 1 £1
So I recently went to 3 of my favourite shops to pick up some beauty products: Boots, Superdrug and Poundland! I managed to pick up a couple items that I've wanted to try for quite a while plus some extras that "accidentally" fell into my basket.

The first things I picked up was a Revlon Lip Gloss Palette from Poundland. I've never seen this product before but because I like Revlon, I decided to give this a go! This little palette has a mini brush and 5 different lip glosses (there is one underneath which you can just about see) which consist of: a hot pink, a sheer white, a sheer glittery white, a nude/ brown and a vampy purple. The texture of the 4 lip glosses on top are quite gloopy, but once on the lips they blend out nicely and give a hint of colour. The consistency of the purple shade is much drier and harder to blend, which I really don't like. I don't think I'll get much wear out of this palette, but it was quite nice to try out and has a good selection of lip gloss shades.

The next product I bought from Poundland was the Rimmel Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Lip Gloss in 080 Cherry Blossom. This is one of the nicest lip products I've found in Poundland! This is a combination of a cherry red lip stain and a clear lip gloss. The formula of the lip stain is amazing, it's very pigmented, opaque and creamy to apply. As it dries quite matte, your lips do feel dry but the clear lip gloss gives you the shiny finish. I find the gloss isn't the best in the world, so I usually pair it with a different one like Barry M. This lip stain also lasts a really long time and is actually quite hard to remove so is perfect for a night out as it won't transfer on to your glass or budge when you eat!

Next from Superdrug, I picked up a Makeup Academy Lipstick in Shade 1. You may be able to tell that I'm loving red lips at the moment, so I thought I would pick up yet another one to add to my collection! I love MUA lipsticks (you can read my review of them HERE) and this shade is no exception! The pigmentation is incredible and the formula is so creamy. I haven't bought a MUA lipstick in quite a while, but I'm glad to see they have made the bottom of the lipstick twist off so you have a mini pot of the product to use!

Finally, I was sucked into the 3 for 2 offer on all Barry M products at Boots. I've wanted to try the Gelly Hi-Shine Gel Effect Nail Paints for quite a while so thought this was a good of a time as any to pick some up. I chose Blueberry and Prickly Pear because I think these colours are so pretty for Spring and Summer! I have tried these and, despite the fact the colours are gorgeous, the formula isn't so great! With 1 coat these nail polishes are streaky and thin, so they definitely need 2 coats to make them look decent. As for the free product, I picked up the Basecoat, topcoat & nail hardener in Clear. I've been in need of a new top coat and nail hardener, so thought I would try this out! So far I really like it and has definitely stopped my nails from peeling and breaking as much - finally!

Have you tried the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Gel Effect Nail Paints?

55 comments:

  1. I bought a Gelly hi-shine nail polish for the first time the other day in grape fruit which is a lovely colour, but i wish i saw blueberry and prickly pear as they are perfect for spring/summer x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I want to try Grapefruit too :) The whole range has such pretty colours! xx

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  2. I really want to try them barry m nail colours x

    www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're going to be great for Spring & Summer :) xx

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  3. The MUA lipticks look really good for how cheap they are!

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. MUA lipsticks are amazing quality! They're one of my favourite kinds of lipsticks :) xx

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  4. What a bargain in Poundland for the Rimmel gloss! Amazing! I really want to try the Gelly Shine polishes, their names are so cute as well :) xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I know! The pigmentation is amazing, I might include it on a FOTD soon :) xx

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  5. Don't you just hate it when items fall into your basket? What a nuisance ;) At least they all look like beautiful products to try!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha it's so annoying, but you can't help it! xx

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  6. The lipstick looks really nice!

    http://yourteendiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is such a lovely colour :) xx

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  7. I have that MUA lipstick and both those Barry M gelly colours! I love them :)

    great post

    www.sunbeamsanddaisydreams.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. They are really good products! xx

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  8. i bought the MUA lipstick in shade 1 yesterday, i love it and its good for an edgy look or a classic deep red look.

    If i hadnt opened this post, i would have never know there was a little pot of the product at the bottom so thankyou!xx

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    1. It is gorgeous isn't it?! Loving red lips at the moment! Haha glad you've found out then :) xx

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  9. I still have yet to try the new Barry M Gelly polishes, those colours look lovely! :) XO

    Honey
    www.imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are such pretty colours! Definitely worth trying xx

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  10. I love poundland for little surprise beauty goodies like these :) found a few things in there. I still need to try the gelly polishes, can't wait for the new colours! x

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    1. Poundland is such a great shop :) I find quite a few beauty bargains in there! xx

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  11. Great haul, really want to try the Barry M gelly nail varnishes - they look amazing! I've seen the Revlon lip gloss palette in Boots before (I think it was around £5-7) Bargain! x

    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Really? I don't think I'd pay that much for it :( There's nothing special about it xx

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  12. The Gelly polishes always catch my eye but I'm a bit reluctant to try them because I wasn't sure what the consistency would be like. Barry M polishes are always a two-or-more-coat varnish for me!

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    1. I was disappointed about how they looked with 1 coat, but they look fine after 2 :) xx

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  13. The MUA lipstick is gorgeous! x

    www.lamourjosie.com

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  14. I have the watermelon and blueberry Barry M nail vanishes! They have some great colours!! xx

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    1. The whole line of Gelly nail paints are so pretty! xx

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  15. I have to agree with the Revlon Kiss&Stay product, I have found one late last year and I have been really scared to use it because it sticks on for a really long time, but it's amazing at the end of the day for the price etc. I think I need to go into Poundland again and look for the Cherry Blossom shade! x

    www.justshazea.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! I swatched it on my hand the other day and it took a lot of makeup remover to make it budge! Seriously strong stuff xx

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  16. Love the Barry M nail polish in blueberry :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm literally going to wear it everyday this Spring! It's so pretty xx

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  17. i like the blueberry one best :)
    lovely post

    does anyone have any recommendations for a good foundation? i find the one im usuing isnt doing the job. let me know :)

    http://shinebrightx18.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. My favourite ones are Max Factor's Xperience foundation and Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation :) They both have buildable medium coverage and are quite light weight xx

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  18. That's disappointing about the gelly nail polish formula, I have heard really mixed reviews about them! You picked up some lovely colours though!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. As long as you give it 2 or more coats, they're great :) I love the two colours I picked up, perfect for the warmer months! xx

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  19. I LOVE MUA lipstick shade 1! And those Gelly paints look great! xxx

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    1. They are great products :) MUA lipsticks are fab! xx

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  20. seen so many reviews where people have backed amazing makeup bargains in poundland!! I just never seem to catch them!!
    New follower from the followers to friends link party!!
    Do pop over and say hello
    http://toxylicious.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah you just have to keep looking! I have 2 Poundlands where I live, so I can usually find something :) xx

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  21. What a great pound land buy in the lipstick!
    Found you on the blog hop would be great if you would have a look at mine prettybugblog.blogspot.com

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    1. It was definitely a great bargain! xx

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  22. Love MUA lipstick - it is so cost effectiver for £1 and works just as well as Rimmel etc :)

    Now following your blog on GFC :) WOuld you like to follow each other?

    If so, you can visit my blog here:

    LurchHoundLoves.com

    Thanks!

    Charlie

    xx

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    1. I agree! Even better than some of Rimmels lipsticks I think! xx

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  23. Hi Amie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  24. I've never seen that revlon palette before but I really like it!

    http://hollieappleby.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I has a good selection of shades and was nice for £1, but I wouldn't buy anymore like it! Prefer a tube of lip gloss personally :) xx

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  25. Love the MUA lipstick shade, and I love Barry M nail polishes normally, but I do agree that the gelly ones aren't so great :( however, I swear by the clear base and top coat xx

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    1. The base/ top coat is really good! Have no idea why I never tried it before haha xx

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  26. that mua lipstick is the most perfect shade xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I really want to try some of the Barry M Gel polish. They look great and I ahve heard that stay on for some time.

    Now following, x

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  28. I really want to try the Barry M Jelly polish, the colours look so beautiful Xx

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  29. Great haul! Please review the barry m polishes in more detail, I love the purple! Rachel xxx

    www.pillar-boxpost.blogspot.com

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  30. Quick question! Do you know if they sell the Rimmel Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Lip Gloss in the States, I'd really love to add it to my collection. :)
    -Crystal
    Crystal's Beauty Corner

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