Not-London Haul

Back in February I went to visit my sister in London and literally all we do when I go up to visit is go shopping. When you don’t have all of the brands and products on your doorstep you have to take advantage of being able to see and swatch all of them when you can. Unfortunately I’ve also become a a really bad shopper. It takes a lot for me to do an impulse buy. It must be coming into my old age but I have to assess all of my options before I buy something, hence why I didn’t buy anything at all in London and bought all of the things I looked at online afterwards as a mini not-London haul!

Something I’d bought before and thought I could get in London, but didn’t manage to find, was the famous Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown. Since my last purchase I’d been filling in with powder and even tried to find a dupe but honestly nothing compares. I don’t know what it is that makes it so good. Is it the skinniness of the pencil? I don’t know! This one that I bought back in March has started running out this week so if that doesn’t tell you how good it is I don’t know what will!

I’d previously tried the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask after buying a sample online. So after hearing that the beloved Oskia Renaissance Cleanser also has pumpkin enzyme (and is doing wonders for my skin) I thought it was time to invest. A lot of people say online about how scratchy it can be and even that it hurts if you leave it on for too long, but I kind of like that in a weird way. I like it when a mask feels like it’s actually doing something to your skin, otherwise what’s the point? Is it actually doing anything? Well that remains to be seen.

Last but not least is the ever popular Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation and I got mine in the shade 2. I bought and tried their Luminous Silk Foundation a while ago but didn’t really get the hype. I found it was pretty sheer and didn’t last that long on the skin and for the money it cost, just wasn’t worth it. So when I read about this one being higher coverage I thought it would be right up my street. On first use, again I wasn’t too impressed but having used it for a couple of months now it’s starting to grow on me. I tend to put it on with a damp beauty blender to make it a bit more glows and sheer and it does seem to last a long time on the skin.

So those are the bits that I was eyeing up in London but actually bought online. We’re there any other bits I should have picked up? Let me know in the comments below!