Shopping in London is so much fun - it's exciting to have access to products that we can't get in Canada. But I have to be careful not to buy TOO much...since we brought a lot of luggage with us. Although I would like every single thing in this picture from NEXT, I had to content myself with a cupcake themed cloth bag!
some bracelets and a cupcake phone charm from Accessorize - I thought I outgrew my love for "cutesy" things, but I was wrong...I blame it on the weather!
I picked up this gift set at Sainsburys (a supermarket chain). The bath items look and smell quite similar to Soap & Glory products - to be honest, I'm not really interested in them - I only purchased it for the lovely tote bag. It's the perfect place to stash all my make-up and brushes.
Me Me Me Blush in Rouge - this resembles Benefit's Coralista in packaging and colour. It's not as chalky as Coralista - and much cheaper too. It has been on my wishlist ever since I read this review by Lollipop26.
Me Me Me Shimmy Shimmers Bronzer in Gold - this was an impulse buy - it is very pigmented and seems like it would be a great highlighter.
Barry M Lip Paint in Royal Raspberry (141) - another impulse buy - I love the current trend for berry lips - and was attracted to this gorgeous shade. I've already worn it - and I'm in LOVE - the formula is long-lasting, non-drying and VERY pigmented. Also, it wears off evenly and doesn't leave any scary rings around your mouth (unlike my Revlon colourburst lipstick!). I might try out a few more shades in this range.
Dermablend foundation cream stick and setting powder - These products were on my wishlist after watching Lisa Eldridge's "Acne Covering Make Up" video. I haven't tried them out yet, but apparently they provide professional-strength coverage and are suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Simple Eye Make Up Remover - I'd been using Cetaphil moisturiser to remove my eye make up but it was getting too messy. I found this to be very gentle and effective.
Do you have any other recommendations for must-have London products?