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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Pump Lotion – £5.30 | L’Oreal Mega Volume Collagene Mascara in Black – £9.99 | Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Greenberry – £3.99

Oh late night Boots –  you are a beautiful beautiful place! I had my eye on a certain Chanel item (that is revealed lower down in this post) so headed off after work last week to indulge in some beauty splurging. I needed to pick up a new mascara (as all my current ones were getting a bit dry and icky) and I went for the L’Oreal Mega Volume Collagene Mascara in Black. This really makes my eyelashes pop and adds volume and length in one quick application. Whenever I wear it I always get comments asking if I am wearing false eyelashes – that makes it a winner in my books! Next on my list was to buy a replacement of the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil which I am down to my last drop of. Although I love the oil dearly, knowing I was about to drop a mini fortune in Chanel I went for the cheaper option and picked up the lotion instead. This is a very thick and moisturising lotion that leaves my skin smelling of cocoa butter for the rest of the day – nom! In a brief moment of nail varnish haste I added the Barry M Gelly Nail Varnish in Greenberry to my basket. I had heard some good things about this polish and wanted to give it a try for myself. General shopping done – now time for the Chanel counter!

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Chanel Poudre Signée De Chanel Illuminating Powder – £46.00

Words can not describe how beautiful this powder is. Part of the Spring 2013 Collection Printemps Precieux De Chanel this is a highlighter that just oozes luxury. From the outer box to the packaging to the embossed Chanel logo in the powder – everything about this is just fabulous. Another highlighter I did not need, especially one sitting at the £46 price point, but as soon as you swatch this powder it is hard to forgot about it. It is a very soft pinky powder that has a slightly frosty finish. It is super pigmented and when applied to the face it highlights and accentuates a dream. The powder is very finely milled so it doesn’t give up large chunks of glitter on the skin and it stays put throughout the day. A totally unnecessary purchase but one that is a complete indulgence. I will be putting up a blog post dedicated to this beauty soon so that you can see it on the skin. If you find one on a beauty counter near you – snap it up! You won’t regret it ;)