Sunday, June 2, 2013

London Haul Part 2

This is the second part of my London haul, there are all the make up and nail stuff that I got while I was there. I bought mainly face products, I wish I had gotten more, but some of the things that I wanted were sold out from every single Boots store I visited.

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation and Pressed Powder
I was lemming these two products since they were first released and I knew that I had to buy them while I was in the UK. They cost only 7 pounds each, comparable to Revlon's prices here that's a steal.

 I've tried them both together, twice, and I have to say that I'm seriously impressed! The foundation is very lightweight, and it provides a light to medium coverage. I got the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum because I thought it would be the same type of foundation but actually it's not. It gives more coverage than the Revlon one and it becomes more oily throught the day. Nearly Naked in my opinion is the perfect summer foundation, it lets your skin breath but at the same time it gives you a better coverage than a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream that most of us like to use at summertime. My only wish right now, is for the foundation not to break me out, because I'll be very dissapointed. I got the shade 130 Shell and it's the perfect match for my NC20-25 skintone.
The powder is very fine milled and it doesn't give that really matte look, it has more of a satin texture and I can still see a soft dewiness on my skin, especially on my cheeks. I got the shade 020 Light, but as you can see it's a little dark, darker than the color of the foundation, it's not very visible on my skin, but I'll have to wear it on its own to see if it gives any color at all.

Natural Collection blush in Peach Melba
I read so many good reviews about this blush and I was very curious to try it, since it's very cheap. It's actually a warm pink shade, I can't see any peach in it.The texture is so soft and velvety, when I apply it on my cheeks it's like it melts on my skin, it is also quite pigmented. I think it's the most versalite neutral blush, that everyone can wear with anything.  

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent
This powder is on of Rimmel's most famous products, and I had to try it! The pressed powder I love using is Mac's Blot, but I recently hit pan so it was a good opportunity to try this one from Rimmel and see if it's comparable to Mac's powder. I've only tried it once and I still can't tell if I like it or not, I noticed that it made my skin a little cakey, and I don't have that problem with my Blot powder. But I have to test it a few more times to be certain.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light
This concealer is so famous in the UK and also very cheap, and to be honest the price was the main reason that made me buy it because I already have too many concealers in my collection. I've tried it once so far, and I noticed that it's very drying, I have to use an eye cream before I use it under my eyes for sure, but it's very longlasting. I haven't tested it on pimples and scars yet, but I'm very curious to see if it works for them since it's very hard for me to find a concealer that will actually last a long time, most of them dissapear within a few hours.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Khol Pencil in Nude
I was looking for a nude khol eye pencil for a long time, I only knew Topaz Kajal from Stila but I didn't want to pay 15 euros for an eye pencil, and when Rimmel released these new eye khols I noticed that they released a nude one, I thought it was a good oppurtunity to try one without paying all that money. Until now I've been using my Korres white eye khol for my waterline, and it works really good. I quite often have eye allergies and my eyes turn red, that makes my eye make up look terrible everytime, so the Korres white khol really saved me. Trying a nude colored pencil was a little strange for me since I didn't know if it's going to help with my problem, I've tried it 3 times and so far and I'm really impressed! It doesn't brighten as good as the white one but it looks way more natural, and I noticed that it stays on for many hours. So far it's a winner!

Sally Hansen InstaDri Top Coat
I got a back up of my HG fast drying top coat, because I can't get it from Feelunique anymore so I bought a bottle while I was in the UK to last me a few months. It's the best fast drying top coat I've tried so far, way better than my previous favorite, Poshe, and the Seche Vite, because it's not as thick as they are, and it doesn't shrink my nail polish, which was a major problem I had with the Poshe one.

Model's Own Pink Punch
While I was in Boots at the Model's Own stand I notice a new collection with 4 new neon shades, and if you don't already know it, I'm a huge fan of neon nails polishes! Pink Punch was the one that I liked the most from all the shades, it's a such a gorgeous neon pink coral shade, perfect for the summer!

Rimmel I love Lasting Finish nail polish in Orange Your Life
Rimmel has such a great variety of nail polish shades, but I told to myself that I was going to buy only one, and it was so hard for me to choose only one, but this color was the first one I noticed from all their shades, and I trust my instinct. If you're familiar with OPI's Cajun Shrimp, Orange Your Life is very similar to it, a little more on the orange side but still on the coral red family. I really really love it, I wear it on my nails right now and i can't stop staring at it!

I hope you liked the make up stuff that I got from London, I know they're not much because I tried to limit myself, but I really like everything that I got and I'm very happy with them. 

As for my Greek ladies, stay tuned because I've planned a small giveaway with some UK goodies just for you.


  1. I love your blog :)
    so neat & tidy to read & navigate around :)
    plus i love what you have bought in your London hauls :) i love rimmel the best to be honest, really want to get their scandaleyes jumbo eyeshadow :)

    1. Awww thank you sooo much, that really made my day!

  2. nice post!very interesting..
    nikolina xxx

  3. με γεια!ολα υπεροχα!ημουν σιγουρη οτι θα επαιρνες αυτα τα προιοντα απο rimmel και το collection 2000 γτ κι εγω αυτα θα επαιρνα πρωτα πρωτα!θελω πιο αναλυτικο review αν μπορεις για το κονσιλερ και αν συγκρινεται εστω και λιγο σαν καλυψη με το prolongwear.οσο για το μολυβι,λεω να το παρω συντομα γτ ολες το παινευουν!

    1. Ναι Στελλα μου, θα το χω στα υποψιν μου για το μελλον :)

  4. Με γειά σου !! Νομίζω ότι θα έκανα κι εγώ σχεδόν τις ίδιες επιλογές Rimmel και revlon σίγουρα!! Να τα ευχαριστηθείς!!

  5. Τα καλύτερα πήρες, ένα προς ένα!! Με'γεια! Αυτόν τον καιρό έχω τα άπειρα σπυράκια οπότε χρησιμοποιώ το revlon colorstay αλλά τώρα με ψήνεις για τα Nearly Naked, ελπίζοντας φυσικά σε better skin days ;)

    1. Ναι, σκεψου το για το μελλον, ειναι αρκετα καλο, δεν συγκρινεται βεβαια με το Colorstay σε καλυψη, αλλα ειναι πολυ ελαφρυ!

  6. Όλα όμορφα! Rimmel rules!

    FashionEvELand | FEEL

  7. I really want to try Scandal Eyes in that colour xx

  8. Η Stay Matte και το Insta-Dri είναι πολύ αγαπημένα μου! Με γεια όλα, τέλειες αγορές!