Happy Mother's Day! I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I live a few hours from my mum so unfortunately will not get to see her this weekend. I did however send her a card and some gifts and am looking forward to catching up with her in two weeks time when my dad and her are coming to visit.
This week, the buzz in the blogsphere has been all about the release of the Revlon Lip Butters so I have chosen some other new releases to highlight - although I am also planning on picking up some of the lip butters over the next couple of weeks too!!
I really enjoy wearing cream eyeshadows these days and these new shadows from Maybelline are supposed to be very similar to the more expensive Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Shadows. I don't think I would be wearing them for 24 hours but I am always on the lookout for hard-wearing cream shadows and I will certainly be taking a look at them. They are currently out of stock on the Boots website but they should be available in store. Superdrug should also have them available, and all Maybelline products are on 3 for 2 there at the moment.
Max Factor Flipstick Colour Effect, £8.49, Superdrug
These new offerings from Max Factor feature a double-ended product with one rich creamy colour and one iridescent shade. This allows you to wear each colour separately, blended together or to wear the stronger colour underneath with the iridescent shade just blended into the centre. I like the idea of this but I will need to take a closer look at them before purchasing. There are six shades currently available from light pinks to bright red. I particularly like the look of Gipsy Red (yes it is spelled this way, not Gypsy!). They currently have £2 off in Superdrug and are £6.49. I can't yet see them on the Boots website but I'm sure they will turn up soon.
I love the sound of this new skincare range which promises to work in tandem with your skin to provide 'pure and active solutions'. There are no amazing promises of looking 10 years younger whilst using it (who really believes all that advertising blurb anyway), just the belief that you will be taking care of your skin and not pumping it full of chemicals. By filling in an online questionnaire, they suggest the best products for your skin type and the great thing is that none of the products are overly pricey either! I'm certainly going to be investigating these as my skin has been going through a stressed, tired period recently with numerous breakouts, so going back to basics will hopefully help it.
Dolly Leo is unfortunately closing down, and as part of their closing down sale they are offering 45% off everything until 25th March. There are items from brands such as Pixi, Suqqu, Becca and Nude. The code is dollyleoforever.
Escentual is offering 1/3 off brands such as Vichy, Avene and La Roche-Possay until the end of March. The discount will automatically be taken off at the checkout.
Both the EDT and EDP are being sold at up to 35% off this weekend on Cheap Smells. I've only had a quick spray of this in Debenhams and I liked it a lot. I found it quite fruity but not overpoweringly so. I have to say I'm very tempted by it!
I hope you had a lovely weekend, whether you were with your Mum, being pampered as a mum yourself, or even just out enjoying the sunshine.
Have a good week.