Monday, 11 August 2014

Bourjois Goodies

A little while ago I stopped off at Boots during a little shopping trip to pick up something I desperately needed to re-purchase.

But I was just after that one thing.

I was adamant.


And we all know how well that works out now don't we....


But, at the time, my good intentions were fully intact and I wandered over to the Bourjois stand and quickly grabbed what I was after...after an initial moment of panic that it wasn't on sale anymore...phew!

The all important item in question?
This Bourjois Happy Light Illuminating Serum primer.

As you can see from the almost fully cleared out bottle on the left, I was in great need of a new one - it's just fantastic and my absolute favourite.

I've actually expressed my love for it before in a post (find here), and yep - I just had to have more.

Then, as I was thinking of wandering away, an offer too good to miss caught my eye (I know, I know, "here she goes") - 3 for 2 on Bourjois and a free gift too...?!

Well I wasn't missing out on that now was I, and so I ended up walking away with this little lot

My love of the Rouge Edition Velvet's holds no bounds - I already had three in my collection, in some very amazing colours... adding a fourth new shade just seemed like the sensible thing to do...and I do love a deep red lip...

So this Grand Cru is simply perfect for me

The staying power is just as amazing as all of the others in my collection - eat, drink, eat some more - it stays put forever.

The colour is really deep and rich and it applies brilliantly - just be extra careful because once it's on, it really is on, wobbles and all.

I just adore it.

Also, again for my lips (of course!) I picked up this lovely lipstick

Bourjois Rouge Edition "Rouge Buzz" which has an orange tone to it.

I just had to have this when I spotted it because earlier that day I was trying my best to convince The Hubby to nip across Leeds where he was working and pick me up a Nars Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil (which I'm blaming the beautiful Sugarfixx Beauty's Kate for me wanting)

He was having none of it though, so naturally I cheered myself up a little - and this orangey shade certainly did the trick.

I love it.

The colour is quite bright, but not too much - it's a little bit of a red-y orange really - which helps to tone down the orangeness a little.

It applies lovely and feels all satin-like on the lips.

As for staying power, it's pritty good too - not quite on a Velvet Matte level - but not bad either.

And because of all of the fab deals I found, I only really paid for two of the things I picked up and I got a pair of brilliant sunglasses as a free gift too...

Which are fab.

See - I obviously had to purchase more than one thing didn't I... justified spending I reckon...

You'll also see from the first picture in this post that I kind of threw a few other bits - cleaning products I'd been after for ages - into my basket too - one for my brushes, one for my face.

I've been loving both of them so much that I think I'll put together a separate post on them in a little while and go into a bit of detail about them.

Ooooh - I do love a good bargain - and a Bourjois bargain is even better


  1. The Rouge Edition Velvets look gorgeous! I really need to buy one... or all of them! The Bourjois Happy Illuminating Light Serum Primer looks really cool too. I might have to try that one out next time I pop in to Boots. Lovely haul! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

    1. Seriously - go get them. All. They're amazing! :)
      And so is the primer... I love Bourjois full stop! :) x

  2. Ooh so lovely. Is the offer still on? Need to try those lip colours!
    Steph x

    1. They are amazing! The 3 for 2 offer is still on. :). I double checked. x

  3. Your swatches are really clear and useful! I really appreciate detailed and clear beauty posts like this!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog


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