One of my favourite places to shop on the high street has to be Boots. I always go in there for one thing and come out with ten! This week I went in for a nail varnish and then spied  lots of other offers and new bits I wanted to try.

While looking for my perfect shade of nail varnish I passed by the make up brushes section and as always there was a great offer on Real Techniques. I said in a previous post I wanted to try an eye shadow brush so decided I would go for it and got the shading brush, which I have since found out is the perfect size for applying shadow to my crease. Result! I also decided to get a new beauty blender as my old one is on its last legs and when I got the new one out of the packaging I realised how disgusting the old one actually was!

On the way to the make up section I then had to pass the hair products and saw a Babyliss teasing brush that I hadn’t noticed before. I have been fed up of my hair going flat too quickly recently so decided to invest. Best decision ever! I used it for the first time yesterday and my hair is still nice and big this morning.

I finally managed to get to the make up counters and saw some of the new Collection Lasting Gel colours. After being slightly disappointed with the Barry M gelly chipping quite quickly I thought I would give these a go and see how it compared. Shade wise I was looking for something festive so went for the Vixen Red (3) and Goldfinger (16) and I have not been disappointed with the result. I think the gold is a winner for me so let’s hope they last! I have used my Save the Nail top coat again so if this polish chips it may be time to try another top coat. It was spend £5 and get a free lip butter so got the lip butter in Cappuccino to try.


Once I got to the till I got a voucher for a free Benefit primer. I love Porefessional so got very excited but once I got to the counter I was told they had run out. Boo 🙁 I have two already so can’t complain too much but it always nice to get something free.

What shop do you always go a little crazy in? Have you tried any of these products or love anything similar? Please comment below and let me know.

After trying the Save the Nail Repair and Rescue Treatment and being a little disappointed I decided to give some of the other products a go that I bought while they were 3 for 2 at Boots recenty.

I chose the Toughen Up Base Coat and the 45 Second Top Coat in the hope that they would help make my nails stronger and my polishes last longer so I wouldn’t have to have gel nails done again. I also got a Barry M Gelly in Almond. I picked it as it was almost the shade I had for my wedding and love it.


After filing and polishing my nails with my new 6 in 1 buffer I applied the base coat which dried really quickly. It left a really shiny, smooth base. I chose to apply two coats of the polish as I managed to smudge and chip about 3 of my nails on the first coat! The colour looked amazing and seemed a lot thicker than the standard polishes. I hope this means it will last longer than a day or two that I usually get out of polish.

Once the polish had been on a couple of minutes I couldn’t wait to try the top coat and see if it really did try that quick! I applied one thin layer and gave it a minute then braced myself to see if it was touch dry and it was 😍Amazing stuff – I can’t wait to see how long it lasts 🙂


Now to buy more Barry M Gellys! Why not comment with some of the colours you love 🙂