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BEAUTY | BARGAIN BEAUTY: B&M

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#BLOGMAS DAY 4

Are you loving #Blogmas so far? I’m really enjoying doing a mixture of posts because I’m not quite yet in the full Christmas spirit! Day 4 is another beauty haul but this time, it’s slightly different. I’m a huge bargain hunter and even though I love visiting Boots and Superdrug, I also love going to discount stores as they often have discontinued branded products.

I thought I’d share a couple of hauls I’ve made recently from these ‘bargain’ stores to show you all what you can buy for a cheaper price! The first store I visited was B&M. I love this shop for homeware and junk food mostly but then I discovered the beauty/toiletry aisle. They sell some huge brands like Tresemme, Rimmel and Dove.

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First up was this gorgeous Rimmel Vinyl lipgloss in Snog. This is on offer in Boots for £4.99 right now; I only paid £1.99. Talk about a bargain! As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to buy. I’ve been after a pink lipgloss for a while and have been waiting for an offer to be on in Boots or Superdrug so at £2, it’s even better!

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I’ve looked at buying W7 for a while now and am a huge fan of their nail polishes. The pots are huge and always really pigmented so I thought I’d give their eyeshadow palettes a try. I first picked up In The Nude for £4.099 (RRP £9.95). I originally swatched these shadows; however they were so light that the camera barely even picked them up!

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The second W7 palette I bought was Colour Me Buff, again for £4.99 (RRP £9.95). The colours are similar to the In The Nude palette but a bit darker. I love that both palettes have a mix of mattes and shimmers in them. I think I will have to start using them a bit more to give a proper review.

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My initial first impression was not fantastic. When trying to swatch the different shades, I noticed that there was a lot of excess product coming out of each segment. I was also disappointed that the interior was pleather. I expected it to be plastic as it is a lot easier to clean. I have a tonne of Make-Up Revolution palettes and the pigmentation on those are incredible so these W7 shadows have a lot to live up to!

However, I have seen so many good reviews of these two palettes so I may do a follow up review in a couple of months time with a progress report!

Next week’s installment will be featuring Poundland so stay tuned for more! Have you had any bargain buys recently? Leave me a comment below!