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Friday, October 23, 2009

London purchases: Make-up and related.

Hello lovelies!
Long time, no blog, huh?! Well, I'm back from my little vacation in London, and I want you to see what I've got from there. I will do separate posts from mak-up, clothes and shoes.
And of course, when I gather all the pics from my brothers cameras too, I will select a few to tell you about my trip. It might take a little while, you know how slow this connection is.

I apologize in advance for the bad pictures, it's a rainy day today, so the light was aweful!

So, from Superdrug: Sleek Make-up products!
for those of you who are wondering what tourists-convenient Superdrug stores stock Sleek:
Victoria Tube Station --> when you are opposite the main entrance look right, you will see a secondary entrance.
Next to that you'll find a small Superdrug store. You can't go wrong, you'll see the black and white sign with the star.
Oxford Street --> there's a big Superdrug store, 10 mins walk from Primark, but on the other side of the road.
Camden Town --> you can't go wrong, it's right in front of the tube station!

i-Divine Palette in "Storm": a must-have! It has all you need to make a perfect neutral make-up, or a more sultry brown toned one, or even a smokey eye for evenings and nights out. I was lucky to grab the last one in the store. They seem to be selling out everywhere!;
Pout Polish - tinted lip balm - in Pink Cadillac: I love it, from its color to its cocoa butter smell (eventhough my boyfriend hates it!);
Ink Pots in Espresso (brown) and Dominatrix (black). They're smudge-proof...I've been wearing them all day long. They come with a rather useless and gimmicky brush, which has been trashed immediately.

I confirm my love and addiction to Sleek products! I'm your #1 Italian fan, Sleek Make-up! ;)

Collective (I'm too lazy to re-order pics, ahah!)

(L - R, and T - B)
Sleek i-Divine Storm palette, Sleek Ink Pots in Espresso and Dominatrix, Boots Gorgeous Feet (sensationally smooth foot scrub), L'Occitane hand cream (freebie from a magazine, which went right inside the garbage can, cos I hate fashion mags!), Rimmel London Nail Pro lycra nail polish in Beige Style (I noticed that nude polishes are rather hard to find there too! I visited 3 Boots store before I found this!), Urban Decay Book of Shadows vol. II, Sleek Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac, MeMeMe Poppy Tint for cheeks and lips, Jemma Kidd lipgloss mini tube (took advantage of the Bodyform offer!) in...a shade that has no name but it's perfect for me! its smell is also amazing, think it's grapefruit, Witch Natural Beauty blemish stick (contains witch hazel and is the best spot fight stick I've ever used), Bourjois Regard Effet Métallisé eyeliner in 54 - Bleu Cliniquant, Rimmel London Soft Kohl kajal eye liner pencil in 071 - Pure White, and last but not least the infamous Gosh Darling lipstick! ( I so love its texture!)
Not displayed in the picture: Soap&Glory's The Fab Pore mask. (review to come soon)

From Boots: Urban Decay!

For those of you who are wondering which tourist-convenient Boots store stocks Urban Decay (only larger stores stock UD): go to Piccadilly Circus. If you cross the road right in front of the statue, there's a large Boots that sells Urban Decay.
I know House of Frazer and Debenhams in Oxford Street have Urban Decay too.

No flash. Bad photo. Anyhoo, it contains 16 eyeshadows, including 8 exclusive to the set, which are:
AC/DC (deep eggplant shimmer), Mushroom (taupey - gunmental), Sphynx (pink shimmer with glitters), Jinx (bright blue shimmer), Homegrown (bright green shimmer - genius name!), Misdemeanor (they describe this as deep teal sparkle, I think it's more of a "military" green shimmer), and Perversion (a matt black).
The others are best selling shades, and I can understand why. They are lovely. Personally, I don't get all this Midnight Cowboy Rides Again rant: try to mix it over Perversion, and you will see how wonderful it is!
It also has two mini 24/7 eye pencil in Zero and Bourbon (I fell in love with the consinstency of these!!!) and a travel size Primer Potion.
Its value is certainly more than what they charge you with! It's "bargaineous", if you buy it in the UK!

with flash! Still not a proper photo. I will do a separate post with swatches on this palette, because I have to do it justice!
I forgot to mention that when you open the lid that has the mirror you will see two "doors" on a peacock feathers pattern design, which open to reveal an inspirational look book. I am showing my favorite one in this picture, but all of them are great.
I will take pics of them and share them with you soon.

Some prices for my girls' information:
Urban Decay Book of Shadows vol II: £ 27,00 (bargain alert!)
Sleek Palette(s): £ 4,87 (bargain alert!)
MeMeMe Poppy Tint: £ 3,38
Sleek Ink Pots: £ 3,91

I haven't had the chance to properly browse the Barry M stand in Superdrug and Topshop, as I was the only woman in the group, so I was forced to rush on my purchases (and paradoxically the guys spent hours and hours in their stores!)

I will blog again with my clothes purchases and an eotd


  1. Omg I stumbled onto your page while googling for Superdrugs in London that stock Sleek makeup! And you added in Boots that stock UD too!! Thank you so much! This is really helpful! :)