Monday, 4 March 2013

Being Sensible...

This year, I decided that I, at the ripe old age of 28 and a bit, should really start acting like a grown up and try and start saving some pennies!! Booooo!

Now, this doesn't necessarily mean that I'm not going to buy anything ever but I am going to try and be more money savvy.  This includes things like checking for cashback offers, nectar points or clubcard points when buying things online.

Shopping for cheaper alternatives is also included in this attempt and so, I have purchased my first M.U.A products.  This is a brand that you can order online *here* and via superdrug and is really good value for money, I have yet to see a bad review of any of their products.

For ages, I have been wanting to try out the Naked and Naked 2 Palettes from Urban Decay but with prices around £36 each, I couldn't justify it.  Even if they are gorgeous!!
The Naked palette also comes with a small bottle of Primer Potion and the Naked 2 palette comes with a small Lip Junkie lip gloss in 'Naked'

My cheap and cheerful alternatives are from M.U.A and they are the Heaven and Earth Palette and the Undressed Palette.  Both contain very similar neutral colours but have enough variations to buy them both, especially as they were only £4 each! Bargainious!

 Both Palettes - 'Undressed' is the top one and 'Heaven and Earth' is the bottom one.  I also purchased a cream concealer and a clear mascara for taming my eyebrows.  All this for £10, not to be sniffed at!  

'Heaven and Earth' in the daylight
The shades in this one are all shimmery but not too much so.

'Undressed' in the daylight, the third and fifth shade
 from left-right on the top row are gorgeously matte

All the shades are pretty well pigmented and blend really easily, they are not as silky smooth as the Urban Decay shadows but for a 'wear to work' look, they do the job just fine.

As someone with green eyes, I would have liked maybe a wee smokey green but there are purpley mauve shades which work well with my colourings.

I hope this has inspired you to go shopping!! Hahaha!