A few weeks ago, I waltzed into my local Superdrug for some essentials. While I did indeed manage to pick up the toothbrush heads and mouthwash I went in for, some "extras" also made their way into my basket. Admittedly, it has been a long time since I treated myself to any new non-essential beauty bits, so I think I was actually quite restrained. I'm super happy with my purchases so I thought I'd share them here on the blog today!  

Months and months ago, I read a handful of blog posts about these brand new little Barry M goodies. At the time, I was not in a position to be buying anything non-essential and uncharacteristically, I decided to hold back on buying them. Until now.

I'm a huge fan of Barry M Nail Paints and when I heard the brand was releasing its own nail care line, I was super excited. At the time of purchase, they were on offer 2 for £7 so naturally I had to pick up all four available: Super Mani 7 in 1 Treatment, Iron Mani Ultimate Nail Hardener and the two Mani Masks in Bashful and Birthday Suit.

I've not really had chance to give the Iron Mani or Mani Mask in Birthday Suit yet but I have used the other two. After just one use of the Super Mani, my nails seem to be growing much faster, while the Mani Mask in Bashful is the most perfect French manicure shade I've used in ages.

The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks are definitely my favourite things from this haul. They were on 3 for 2 at the time so I picked up Nudeist, Don't Pink of It and Redvolution. I've worn all three of these shades already and I love them. Don't Pink of It doesn't seem to have the lasting power of Nudeist and Redvolution unfortunately, but it's still a brilliant "my lips, but better" shade. Nudeist is absolutely gorgeous and verges on the fine line between day and evening wear, whereas Redvolution made me feel fabulous on a night out. A full review will definitely be coming soon!

The item I was most excited about in my haul was the Makeup Revolution New-Trals vs Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette. I've been dying for a palette like this for ages. Pink eyeshadow shades are my absolute favourite and yet brands tend to shy away from doing full on pink palettes. They're always far too muted for my liking. This one however, hits the spot. After a not-so-great experience with a Makeup Revolution concealer, this palette has restored my faith in the brand. For just £6, I am really happy with the quality of these shadows and they are actually in the kind of colours I want to wear.

Have you been to Superdrug recently? What caught your eye?