Unnecessary purchases of the week

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Okay so I've well and truly fallen off the wagon. I made a few purchases this week but what the hell, it's almost Christmas and I did last approximately 7 weeks without any major purchases.

I popped into Lush a few days ago and managed to stay in there without passing out from the smell. I won't be revisiting any time soon though, and after having a good sniff of all the products there were only about 4 smells my nose could take and I came home with the LE Snow Fairy shower gel and Rock Star soap. I always thought they were much cheaper than they were (I haven't been in Lush for about 4-5 years so maybe they were cheaper back then) and I resented paying £4.50 for a small bar of soap. I still paid though, my pride has a lot to answer for!

The Oxford Street Boots Christmas Shopping evening took place on Thursday with the promise of an extra 1200 advantage card points with a minimum spend, so I took this opportunity to pick up

YSL Rouge Volupte # 24 Praline Delight
YSL Faux Cils mascara (was gonna buy Singulier but the SA recommended this for my lash type instead)
Boots Extracts Brazil Nut body butter
Soap and Glory Flake Away body scrub (accidentally picked up Righteous Butter instead, which I only noticed when composing this blog post, so need to go and exchange it)



House of Fraser are offering 13% off their cosmetic brands (offer ends today) so I bought a Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Pink which I've wanted ever since seeing Milan Rouge's blog post on them and I bought a random Benefit foundation called Non Fiction (who the hell knew Benefit did anything in darker shades?! Not me that's for sure). Anyway, this has to be the most pointless purchase of all but it only cost me £4.35 (it's being discontinued, so was reduced to clear) so I'm not that fussed.

I'm loving the Bobbi Brown Sheer Color CheekTint and will definitely be adding a couple of other shades to my stash. They're really easy to wear and give a lovely wash of colour. The Boots body butter smells yummy too and I want the Mango butter next - and that's coming from somebody who doesn't like scented body butters very much! I'm so, so fickle.

What have you unnecessarily treated yourself to this week?

18 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Lollipop said...

I HATE my Benefit foundation - hope it works for you! You've got some gorgeous stuff there chick xx

Lu said...

Wowsers you got a 500g Snow Fairy! I should really do that, 100g is never enough. x

Computergirl said...

Well if you are going to fall off the wagon,.... then do a great big leap and several rolls!! Great haul. I have the snow fairy and love it. :)Emma x

Becky said...

The Rouge Volupte looks lovely. I keep meaning to buy a YSL mascara too, I've had one before but can't remember which one it was or what I thought of it! See my blog for my buys which some might call unnecessary!

amber_j said...

This week I stocked up on Lush Christmas goodies - the Snowcake soap, one of the bubble bars and 3 of the LE ballistics. I'm finally moving from my super-hectic job and will have a couple of weeks to rest before starting my new one. I thought a few fragrant baths would help soothe my frazzled nerves. At least that's my excuse for the huge bill...

SoFrolushes said...

My unneccesary purchase would be Benefit Moon Beam. I only used it once and cannot see why I ever let the sales reps (2 of them) talk me into it. I also bought a Moon Cup which I just cannot bring myself to using. so that was £20 wasted.

VexInTheCity said...

@ Lu - Yeah thought I mayaswell get th ebig one so it lasts a while younger :-0

@ Lollipop - It was such a pointless buy, but the SA talked us (Miss Virtue was me) into it. There's hardly anything to it! It's so sheer.

@ Computergirl - LOL You know me, I don't do things by half!

@ Amber J - Enjoy your new buys and yeah you deserve to unwind before you start that new job. Well done and good luck in it too x

@ Becky - i thought I'd see what all the fuss was about.

@ SoFroLushes - Try mixing it with your foundation for a subtle glow. LOL @ a mooncup. go on, you know you want to use it!

Louise said...

ooo snow fairy :) - the one thing about Lush soap is that it lasts for ages :)

Tali said...

I love evrything you got.. esp the Snow Fairy. The scent annoys me after a while but once in a while its a very special shower! :)

Great deal on the foundation!! xox

Belle Du Jour said...

How are you liking Praline Delight? I bought but returned, too dark for me, i imagine it would be the perfect nude for you!

Grace London said...

I don't think it counts, because it was the special Boots event ;) I'm trying to stay away from those YSL lipsticks - if I start on those I have a feeling I could want loads of them!

VexInTheCity said...

@Tali - Cheers hon. I can imagine it getting on my nerves after a while so I'll use it occasionally.

@Louise - I have so much on rotation in the shower at the moment, it'll last even lonegr now!

@ Belle Du Jour - I haven't even tried it yet! I'll try it soon and do a FOTD with it. #24 was the one I was instantly drawn to - lol

@ Grace London - Behave you!Hmm that's what I'm fearing but I've discovered a site that sells them a bit cheaper so the wallet damage isn't so bad.

mizzworthy said...

God, I LOVE falling off the wagon....

Lipstick Rules said...

I'm proud of you! 7 weeks is amazing so this is well deserved. Look forward to seeing how you like the Rouge Volupte!

Lauren said...

Purchases are never unecessary! The more, the merrier! Great post. Ha ha, I love Lush but it can be a bit overpowering sometimes!xx

Glamour Diaries said...

Mine would be L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Face Cream. $46 CAD.

tina_mbc said...

Great haul girl! ;)
Hmm, now as far as uneccessary purchases go...I 'm guilty as charged - waiting for some goodies through the mail! Lol!

xoxo

Mykeshia said...

It always amazes me when makeup brands forget about 50% of the world in their color selections. The lack of WOC choices turns me off of Benefit, even though I think the packaging is cute.

 

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