Thursday, 6 December 2012

Recent Purchases #1

I said to myself that I wasn't going to treat myself to anything until I had finished my Christmas shopping. Of course this rule was broken when my Dad offered to take me to the York Designer Outlet which has a CCO. For those who don't know a CCO is where they sell branded cosmetics cheaper. The one I go to is under the Estee Laurder name and they have MAC, Clinique, Origins, Estee Laurder, Bobbi Brown etc there. I thought I would share with you what I picked up! 
Whenever I make a trip I go straight to the MAC section, they have a mix of products from old collections as well as the normal range. Some of the colours are a little odd; bright green eyeshadow anyone!? but I have found some hidden gems a few times. One of them being MAC Hue lipstick.
The first thing I got was a nail polish, I have never tried MAC nail polishes and I couldn;t resist this shade. It's called Blueblood and is a lovely vampy deep purple, I got it for £7 which I thought was a good price. The next thing I got was an eyeshadow from the Hello Sailor collection; the colour is called Jaunty which is a beautiful shimmery goldy silver taupe colour. It is the perfect neutral shade and I can't stop wearing it! I paid £8.75 for it.
I've been wanting to try Ojon for a while now and they had lots of products to choose from. I went for the Volume Advance range for fine hair. I got both the shampoo and conditioner for £16.25 which I thought was really good, expect a review on these soon!
Finally I couldn't resist getting some Origins bits. This is the Natures Difference set which includes the Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion, Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment (this is the old version, now it is called Plus + but there is not much difference between the two) Make A Difference Serum and Make A Difference Cleansing Milk. I mainly got this for the Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment which i've only used a few times and is amazing! As I said above they have now change this but the new version is pretty much the same. I got this whole set for £29.25 which I thought was amazing since the face cream on it's own is normally £33! 

So that's all I bought recently, I will definitely not be spending anymore for a while until after Christmas! 

What have you treated yourself to recently?


  1. I've been looking online at Origins products I really want to try some I'm going to have a good look on their counter when I'm next in town, be sure to do a post on how you get on with them! xxxxx

    1. I love Origins! I would definitely recommend you trying them out :)

  2. I'd love to visit a CCO, what you got looks amazing! x

  3. Love the CCO - I picked up the Origins set too & have been loving it. I couldnt get near the Mac stuff. Way too busy. I dont think mine had anything from the Hey Sailor Collection. You picked up some fab bits. Nothing like a bargain


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