Today my train tickets have been booked to go home for two weeks in April and I have a lot of lovey new items of clothing and makeup!! (yay, happy Elysia!!). I couldn't believe how impressed I was with Primark. I know some people love the shop and go there lots but I can't say I'm that fond of it. I will pop in occasionally but I don't go out of my way to go in; I have to be in the mood! Anyway, I shall talk more about Primark and what I picked up in my collective February haul video!
Getting into the actual content of this post, I have picked up some things from the new MAC Archie's Girls collection! I'm not going to review these products because I will do that at some point in the future for you all. I just wanted to share with you what I got and show you some pictures of the items, in case any of you were wanting to pick some things up!
I really like this collection and I thought it was so so cute. I know a lot of people didn't like the white packaging and thought it looked rather cheap and almost like children's makeup but I really liked it. I only picked up two things (I thought I would be sensible as I'm wanting to make a few big purchases in May when my family come down and move me out of where I am staying now and back home) but I will be honest and say I loved the whole collection; especially the lip glosses in the Betty line!
You may have noticed on Twitter that I had been getting exceptionally excited about the collection being released and that I had my eye on the Limited Edition brush collection (oh my gosh, the white handles with the red love hearts just had be sold instantly - cute!). The collection went to Selfridges first and believe they had exclusivity for two weeks before the collection went live on the actual MAC website. Unfortunately, the brushes were exclusive to MAC only and I had to wait for the collection to be available. Every time I got an email I was hoping it would be from MAC to say the collection was now available but I didn't get one!! Luckily, someone in the #bbloggers chat told me that the collection was available and I straight away purchased them.
My grandad was an absolute babe and let me use his card to order the brushes (I know you don't read my blog but thank you grandad!!) and I am so glad that I ordered these brushes asap! The collection had been released the day earlier and I ordered these on the Wednesday! By the time Friday came (just two days later) these brushes had completely sold out!! They were priced at £39.50 for the set of five brushes and it includes three eye brushes and two face brushes. They feel good quality and although some people have said the two face brushes feel a little scratchy I don't particularly agree. However, I haven't used these yet because they're just gorgeous and I don't want to ruin them haha!!
The second thing that I picked up was the Pearl Matte Face Powder and I didn't order this online; I bought it in person. I popped into MAC on Friday and noticed they didn't have the collection out on display. When I asked one of the makeup artists if they had any of the collection or not she informed me that the collection is not yet in the MAC stores but is due to come in this Thursday the 7th of March!
Pearl Matte Face Powder in shade Veronica's Blush - £21.50
Again, I have not used this yet but I have swatched it and it looks very pretty. My first impressions of this product is that it does not have a lot of colour pay off so wouldn't work well as a blush; even though I am pale. However, I plan on using this as a highlighter and I think it will work great for that. I managed to get hold of this in Selfridges and there were only two left in stock so I was over the moon to have got hold of this!! The colour is very subtle but still pretty and the packaging is super cute. I can't really comment anymore as this is only my first impressions but I shall do a full review on this soon.
As there were only two of these left in store at Selfridges on Friday, I assume now that this colour will now be out of stock. I'm not sure about the stock levels of the Pearl Matte powder from the Betty side of the collection as I didn't ask about it. I swatched it on my hand and although I thought it had good colour pay off I thought the pink would be better suited to my pale skin tone (I didn't swatch Veronica's Blush before buying it, as there was not one on show. As soon as the makeup artist said they had two I immediately said I would take one of them; I guess I made a good gamble!!). I also know for a fact that both the Vernonica and Betty Pearl Matte Face Powders were out of stock on Friday on the MAC website and I'm not sure but I think one of them was out of stock on Selfridges. I'm not 100% sure so don't quote me on that one!
If you do find that what you want is out of stock, (if you have one close to you) I definitely recommend going into a MAC store on Thursday the 7th of March and seeing if the collection has arrived in store. I was told it was going to hit stores on the 4th so it's worth a try.
What did you think of the Archie's Girls collection? Did you buy anything from it or were the things you wanted out of stock?
I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.