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Friday, 4 November 2011

Superdrug BeautyCard Evening and Haul (Picture Heavy)


Thought I would share my Superdrug Haul with you (my first Haul, eeeek). 
I picked it all up at the Superdrug BeautyCard evening, where I also snagged a couple of freebies. 
When I arrived I was offered Sparkling Rose Wine or Orange Juice, and given a little box of Guylian Chocolates for attending.
I later managed to spill a whole glass of wine down me, making me look like I had been indulging in one too many free glasses of fizz. 
In my defence I was juggling a handbag, a basket, a wine glass and trying to browse at the same time, 
all of this + my clumsiness = a few pity looks and a very wet scarf.

There were also demonstrations and even more freebies in store, including a St Tropez Demo and Free Nivea Christmas Stockings when you spent over £6 on Nivea in store. Unfortunately I wasn't buying any Nivea products that day, but the very lovely (and extremely cute) Veronika gave me some cheeky freebies anyway 
(my first blogger perk!).

I'm really glad I went, not only to pick up some freebies and mingle but also as I picked up this massive haul!
(Sorry about the fluffy carpet my cat Cookie rubbed against everything before I could take a pic, and then sulked off into the backround, can you spot her?)
Superdrug are offering 3 for 2 on all cosmetics at the moment so I could resist splurging, and if that wasn't enough, by completing the Superdrug Reciept Survey, I also snagged 25% off Superdrug's own brand, and 10% off all other products.

Total Cost:
£60.87
Total Saved:
£30.77 
(plus £10.04 gained in points)

Here's a little more in depth view at what I bought.
Superdrug Tea Tree Range:
- 2 x Tea Tree Moisturiser, £2.99 or 2 for £3.99
- Tea Tree Facial Scrub, £2.99
- Tea Tree Peel Off Mask, £0.89
- Tea Tree Mud Mask, £0.89

Last month I bought the Tea Tree Moisturiser to try, I didn't used to use a Moisturiser as most clogged my skin and broke me out. 
However this moisturiser has left my skin silky smooth and blemish free, I love it so much, I went through a whole bottle (30ml) in a month. 
I decided to pick up some more products from the range, I already have the cleanser, so bought the face masks and facial scrub. 
I really like peely face masks, whether this one will do anything, I don't know, but for 89p, you can't go far wrong. 
I plan to give a review on this range very soon as it has, so far, cleared my face dramatically.

MUA, Make Up Academy:
- Blusher, Shade 5, a highly pigmented Coral Pink with gold specks, £1
- Lipstick, Shade 13, my favourite and the perfect red, featured here and here, will be part of my giveaway coming soon, £1
- Lipstick, Shade  3, a bright pink, will also be part of my giveway, £1
- Eyeshadow, Pearl Shade 12, a beautiful duochrome brown, will be part of my giveway, seen here, £1
- Eyeshadow Pearl Shade 8, an intense blue, £1
- Nail Polish, Shade 22, a dark plum purple, will also be won by one of my lucky followers, £1

Most of the people I speak to have never tried MUA or have never noticed it, and no wonder! 
It was shoved at the back of the store in a dark corner. I was really upset to see one of my favourite brand's stall was very untidy, unstocked and products and testers smashed to pieces. 
I had to ask a sales assistant to see if they're were anymore eyeshadows in stock 
(I was determined to get Shade 12 for my giveway, it's worth it), and the MUA Pro line is not available in store. 
If I was head of the MUA range, I'd be a bit peeved as it's not given a chance next to the other products in store.

Woah, Rainbow or what? 
Sorry for the washed out picture, the colours were playing havoc with my camera.

Sleek:
- Sleek I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette Original, £6.49
- Sleek I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette Sunset, £6.49
- Sleek Pout Paints from Left to Right, £4.99 each,
  - 153, Cloud 9
  - 162, Milkshake
  - 155, Lava
  - 157, Pin Up
  - 159, Port
  - 163, Peek a Bloo

Like I said before Superdrug were offering 3 for 2 on all cosmetics so I picked up 2 I-Divine Palettes (and got a free Barry M Silver Foil Nail Effect Polish), I've already fallen in love with my I-Divine Storm Palette and wanted to add to my collection. I've had my eye on the Pout Paints for so long, but at £4.99 each they aren't cheap. However I got 6 for the price of 4, and 25% off all my Sleek purchases (Who knew Sleek were classed as Superdrug own brand?), so I really couldn't stop myself, what a bargain!
I tried to justify it to myself, saying that by buying the Pout Paints I now have an interchangable lipstick wardrobe and can create all the colours and shades I desire, 
I need never buy a lipstick again! 
Okay, so maybe that's a bit too far, but we'll see. 

Extras:
- Barry M Nail Effects in 319 Foil, £3.99, but I got it free with my 2 I-Divine Palettes.
- Clairol ColourSeal Gloss, for Radiant Reds, £0.99, just a little something I got to fight the battle against constantly fading red hair.

Spot the Cats.
Babyliss:
- Babyliss Thermo-Ceramic Rollers, £26.99

Not a necessity as I already have naturally curly hair, as seen here, but it can be frizzy and unmanageable, and I really wanted something that would help me recreat soft Pin-Up curls, hopefully this will do the trick!

Phew! I know that's alot, but I am pretty chuffed with what I bought, buyer's regret hasn't set in yet. I got either 25% or 10% off everything, gained £10 worth of points back and got 2 lipsticks, 2 Pout Paints and a Nail Polish free in the 3 for 2 offer. And these are my freebies I received just for attending.
Freebies:
- Guylian Chocolates
- Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream 8ml x 2
- Nivea For Men Sensitive Moisturiser 15ml x 2 (One for the Boyf)
- Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner 50ml

Not too shabby.
Sorry for such a long post, I hope it wasn't too dull. 
Did you attend your Superdrug BeautyCard Evening? 
If not, theres a cheeky code floating about, get £10 off when you spend £50 online using GIFTGUIDE11.

Now, I need your help! I write this blog for you, my lovely readers, 
so what would you like to see:
Mixing colours with Sleek Pout Paints?
A comparison of the Sleek Original, Sunset and Storm I-Divine Palettes?
How to use Heated Rollers and a Review of Babyliss Rollers?
A whole face with MUA?
A Review of Superdrugs Tea Tree Range?
My views on Barry M Foil Nail Effects?
Just let me know in the comments :)

Here's a pic of my cat, Cookie, being a complete poser and wanting attention while I was trying to photograph my haul. Now you can see why the carpet was so fluffy.

M x

This blog is not sponsored or associated with Superdrug, or any other brand. All opinions are my own and everything featured is bought with my own money.


8 comments:

  1. Great review! Your cat is v cute x

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  2. Very good :) If this evening would be near me I would go but it wasn't :( great haul though x

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  3. @Beauty Balm, thanks, she's very cute but can be very annoying too, I think I might be feeding her too many treats too x

    @Lucisek-Lucy, that's a shame, it was a great night and it add's something special to late night shopping. Cheers, I can't wait to start experimenting with everything :) x

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  4. Ahh I'm dying to try that MUA shade 13 lipstick, but we don't have Superdrug in Ireland *curses* I'm really interested in those heated curlers, my hair is naturally curly as well, but a bit too curly for my liking. And I love how your cats get involved with the blogging, that last picture made me laugh!

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  5. @Pretty in Pink, I love a Bargain.
    Feel like those people in extreme couponing
    (see here,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-BsjPjm2bo)
    when I go in a store. I even asked to pay for the MUA separately because with the 3 for 2 offer if I bought 2 Sleek Palettes at £6.49, the till would automatically give me the cheapest free, the MUA at £1, rather than a Pout Paint at £4.99.
    I saved my reciept from last time so I could complete the online survey and get 25% and 10% off my next order.
    Bargain Geek or what?
    I blame my studentyness :)
    x

    @Aoife, would you like me to send some MUA products over. Shade 13 is my go to red, it really is a must have and I'd hate for you to miss out.
    I've heard Essence is a good brand, so we could organise a swap? If you are interested email me, beautytothemax@hotmail.co.uk
    x

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  6. @Aiofe, Thanks, I couldn't resist the last pic. I even say it in a Rose to Jack in Titanic way in my head when I read it. I hope people get the Titanic reference, other wise I just look like a complete CatPervert. :/ x

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  7. I'd actually like to see blog posts on all the things you mentioned!

    Cookie is adorable!

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M x

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