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Hi everyone!
Hope you're all having a wonderful Tuesday, (yes, a post on a Tuesday!), and have entered the giveaway already... If not you still have 11 days, so don't worry!

Anyway, I had a little walk into Manchester city centre on Saturday, and managed to stumble my way into a couple of shops. Actually... literally a couple of shops. I went into two shops. And bought a decent amount of stuff.. For approximately £98... (Thankfully I have a student loan- yay!)
Here's a run-down of what I bought...

My first stop then, was in Superdrug in the Arndale centre, where I entered with the intention of leaving with all the new Barry M polishes. Well, they didn't have them out. But they had the new Models Own Diamond Luxe polishes all laid out looking spectacular, so I grabbed a few... Ahem... Six. I grabbed six. From left to right these are: Heart Red, Asscher Blue, Oval Plum, Carat Coral, Emerald Green and Purple Pear. These cost £5 each, but Superdrug had a "Buy One Get One 1/2 Price" offer on, so I only spent around £22!
I did a quick swatchy-swatchy on a sheet of paper, and oh my days. I am in love with these SO much. I can't wait to show you all some proper-swatches! (One polish at a time, as always!)

Next I decided to wander to the next nearest Superdrug- just in case they had some Barry M's. But on the way I spotted a Debenhams, so I entered the store in hope of finding a pretty new OPI set. It seems they had 10% off all beauty items on Saturday, and I soon found myself being drawn to the Urban Decay stand, where I walked away around 30 minutes later the proud owner of 2 new eyeshadow palettes.

The questions running through my mind whilst standing at the stall included that of "Should I buy any at all? Should I get one or two? Should I even get the electric palette? Should I just go for Naked 3?" Well, as you can see, I settled on two palettes after convincing myself that I had a £25 voucher I could use, plus it's not 10% off very often and I probably won't get the opportunity again. Also, I chose the Electric Palette to add some awesome colours to my eyeshadow collection, then chose which Naked palette would work best with it. As much as I absolutely love the Naked 3 palette with all the rosey hues, both the Urban Decay woman and myself decided that this palette would work best with the electric because of it's more neutral brown, gold and silver tones.

The Naked 2 palette contains 12 eyeshadow shades, a double ended brush and even came with 4 primer samples that should be good for around 3-5 days each, depending on how much you use.
If you want a list of the shade names comment below and I'd be happy to provide that for you! This palette usually costs £37 from Debenhams, Boots, House of Fraser and other similar department stores.

The Electric palette contains 10 striking eyeshadow shades and a different double-ended brush. Again if you want a list of shade names, let me know! This palette costs £1 more than the Naked 2, usually, weighing in at a £38 cost. Totally worth it in my opinion!
I've been using these palettes together the past couple of days and am pretty darn impressed with the results, so I may post a couple of eye-look images on facebook or twitter in the next week or so. :)

I finally made it to the Superdrug I was aiming to go to, just to spend even more money. They had all 3 of the new Barry M silks, the two new Aquarium shades, and 2 remaining Glitterati polishes. I snatched most of these up to add to my collection...

Left to Right: Silk "Orchid", Silk "Forest", Silk "Poppy", Glitterati "Socialite", Glitterati "Rockstar" and Aquarium "Persian"
These were £3.99 each I do believe!

And I didn't stop there... I also snatched up a couple of Nicole by OPI's for £7.99 each, from the Carrie Underwood collection.

Left is "Fisher Queen" which is a deep slightly metallic purple, and on the right we have "Carrie'd Away" which is a cute play-on-words describing a pretty gold glitter polish!

So yeah, I managed to sweep up a grand total of 14 polishes and 2 eyeshadow palettes (with a total of 22 eyeshadows) for a mere £98! I'm pretty happy with that if I do say so myself...

Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for eye-makeup-looks, and sneak peaks at swatches, whilst also checking back here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for some swatches of the polishes you've seen here!
Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow!


  1. What a fab haul! I adore all the nail varnishes you managed to pick up! I am a huge fan of models own :)

    1. Thanks! I'm in love with everything hehe, Models Own are definitely one of my favourite polish brands too :)


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