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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 13 - Saving money and splashing out


Every year I save up all my beauty card/ loyalty card points and treat myself on my birthday. At The Body Shop the loyalty card allows you to have £5 off anything during your birthday month. On Day 13 of my 30 Days of 30 project I decided to get a Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter hair mask as my hair has been really dehydrated and I would rather splash out on a hair product than get another shower gel, despite how gorgeous they smell. I have been using this mask for a while now and love how my hair feels afterwards. Defintiely a good purchase. I believe it is usually £8 something, but with my discount I only had to pay 60p for some reason. I didn't argue, I guess it must have been on sale at the time. Double bargain!



My next stop was at Boots where I treated myself to some new Real Techniques brushes. I had some other ones already, but really wanted to try out the Core Collection after reading rave reviews about them, and am I glad I did! These have been my favourite brushes ever since, and I don't know what I ever did without them!
 
Though I don't necessarily use them for the purpose they say. The pointed foundation brush below is beautifully soft, but too small to use as a foundation brush for myself. I prefer to use it as a concealer brush, before using the buffer brush to make sure the concealer is completely blended in.
I love the buffing brush, and it has transformed the way I do my make-up. I apply foundation and roughly blend it into my skin with my fingers before buffing it in with this brush. I love the flawless finish it gives to my make-up now.
I tend to use the contour brush to contour and shade my cheekbones. I know many people prefer to use this as a blusher brush, but for me it is too small and I prefer the Real Techniques blusher brush for this.
And finally, the detailer brush. The recommendation on the box is to use this to conceal, but as I already have a brush for that I prefer to use this as a lip brush. It does the job well.
Do you have any of these brushes? What do you think of them? And have you tried the hair mask from The Body Shop?
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  1. Love the Real Techniques brushes, especially the buffing brush, the best for foundation. xx

    Julie
    sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too! Love the buffing brush. Don't know how I did my make up without it before. x

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  2. I have those Real Techniques Brushes and i so love them. Easy to use and affordable too. About the hair mask, I think I wanna try it out for it seems interesting.

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    1. I love the whole collection, and it's not often I can say that about a pack of brushes.
      And teh hair mask is so good. You should try it out, you get a lot of product for the price, and only need a little bit each time. x

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  3. That hair mask looks pretty good, I will be checking that out next time I'm in Body Shop :-) I haven't got round to getting the RT brushes yet, I really wana try the buffing brush, everyone raves about it

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    1. Even if you can't get the whole collection, definitely try the buffing brush. I thought it was just hype, but it really has made a lot of difference to the look of my make-up.
      And the mask is good, definitely worth trying. x

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  5. I also use this hair mask from Body Shop, but I always apply to the ends only. Otherwise, it weights my hair down and looks like I have oily hair, ha ha! X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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    1. That's a good point. I don't apply it to my roots, but should probably try just the bottom half of my hair, as that is the driest. x

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  6. I realllly want those brushes!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  7. I really want to get those brushes too! They seem very good value :)
    Lucia
    http://luciasloves.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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    1. They are good value. Get yourself down to Boots!

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  8. Brushes looks amazing :) follow each other dear?
    www.beautifullflavya.blogspot.com

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  9. They are really good. You should try them.

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