Thursday, 29 August 2013

What I've Bought: Fragrance Direct

I've finally got the internet back!  It's been almost five weeks since it went down, so apologies that my posts have been few and far between.  But whilst I've been bored having no internet, I've had plenty of time to pen down some ideas for blog posts!
I feel a bit silly calling this a haul, as it's hardly a haul.  I had a bit of a lapse in my saving, but managed to control it to two things that I've been after for a while.  I'd never bought anything from Fragrance Direct before now, and I'm so glad that I did.  I was a bit worried at first it would be one of those sites where you're package was "lost in the post," but it arrived quite quickly and I love what I bought!  If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have already seen...  If not, my links are to the right of my blog!
I bought these beauties!  And for a very nice bargain too!  I've been taking extra good care of my nails lately, and have taken a real interest in nail care.  I use to bite my nails for probably almost eighteen years, and have been growing them for the last three.  It was a long hard process, and I'm finally at a point where I am starting to love them!  I might do a post on how I grew and looked after my very  weak nails, if you wanted to read?
So the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover.  It has been sold in the USA for a while, and has apparently just landed in the UK.  It's a little bit runnier than a gel I find, but that might be because you only need a tiny bit so it doesn't keep the thick consistency.  You leave it on for a few seconds and then push down your cuticles to remove dry and dead cuticles - I'm a nail novice and it's so easy to use, and makes such a difference!  Everything just looks neater and nicer!  This is being sold in Superdrug and Boots for around £7, and I got mine for £1.99 - definitely keep an eye out for it on Fragrance Direct!  I would say stock up when you see it, but it will last you forever!

And my favourite purchase...Essie's Bikini So Teeny.  This isn't a new nail polish at all; it was released last summer in their summer collection, but I LOVE it and I'm so glad that I spotted it on Fragrance Direct.  It is such a nice colour - on the top photo, it looks more of a lilacy pastel blue, but once applied it kind of loses the lilac and goes more of a pastel cornflower blue.  It's so pretty, and has teeny, tiny glittery bits in it.  Obviously not so it's a glitter nail polish, but it just gives it that extra shine and dimension to the shade, it's a nice shimmer, but not metallic.  Just perfect.  I got this for £1.99 which I think we all know is a bargain considering how much an Essie polish is normally.
Have you bought anything from Fragrance Direct before?  Any other bargain sites you'd like to share?