Drugstore Beauty Buys | the Haul

hydraluron $24.99| quo cotton pads $4.99| bourjois blushes $19| colour elixirs $9.99| rouge edition $20
|revlon skinlights $12.99| rimmel palette $9.99| lip liner $19| colour tattoo $7.99

So on a recent trip to the drugstore on the hunt for some hair clips and cotton pads, i may have put a few extra things into my basket. Oops. 

It was early evening, i had my white mocha in hand and the debit machines were down at my local Shoppers drug mart. Assured that the machines would be back up soon, i wandered down to the makeup aisle to “just browse” and wait it out. Well, we all know how that turned out, don’t we? 

For those lovely readers not from good ol’ Canada, Shoppers is a daaangerous place. They carry the basic drugstore brands but they also have this amazing little section known as Murale, that displays more high end products, ie Bourjois! Bourjois is not your everyday brand here, it is difficult to find and the selection is not amazing but when i saw the little display of blushes and lippies i knew i NEEDED (wanted) them. I ended up picking out one of their baked blushes in rose de jaspe, a cream blush in 01 nude velvet and a gorgeous Rouge Edition lipstick in 02 peche cosy

Back to the drugstore section, i finally found the re-introduced Revlon Skinlights in Bare Light and i picked up a new pot of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze (mine seems to have wandered off to who knows where). I also grabbed two of the new Maybelline Colour Elixirs (a total essiebutton influenced purchase) in Captivating Carnation and Breathtaking Apricot. And to top it off, i decided to pick up this Rimmel Glam Eyes eyeshadow palette in 028 Burgundy Palace. Sadly i could not find the Lily Pebbles recommended, Brixton Brown. 

A good twenty minutes later, the debit was still down so i wandered over to the skincare. Cue the spur of the moment Hydraluron purchase. This is my first time trying the cult classic and i can’t wait to test it out. 

Finally, the lovely girl in the Murale section let me know that she was up and running but of course, right on her cash desk was a little display of the No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner. Could I pass it by? Of course not. 

It was a memorable night, that’s for sure. 

Have you ever had a night like this?

Courtney x



  1. Aimee
    February 4, 2014 / 6:21 am

    Fantastic haul doll 🙂 I have my eye on some of these items too :)The Belle Narrative – Enter my fabulous MAC Makeup Giveaway

    • Courtney
      February 6, 2014 / 6:44 pm

      thank you darling!

  2. Stephanie B
    February 28, 2014 / 5:12 am

    My closest Shoppers (a mere 2 hours drive) doesn't have a murale 🙁 But they do have some Bourjois and Nails Inc!

  3. Courtney
    February 28, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    oh wow 2 hours? thats crazy. There are like 4 around my house. But yay for Bourjois and Nails inc! I have to drive 20 mins to get to the Shoppers I bought those at!

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