Believe it or not I haven't actually been out to buy more beauty products (shock horror), however these photos were taken at the beginning of December. However instead of me saying this is what I've got, I can actually share with yo some first impressions of the products as I've used them which is more beneficial than a brief description and a price. First up is a product which initially I didn't see the purpose of nor think that I would actually use it, but since the Christmas break, this has been a staple in my make up routine and that is MAC Prep and Prime Fix+. I've been using this if I'm having a no make up, make up day to prime and hydrate my skin, however where the magic comes in with this is applying after powder products to remove the cake like appearance. I also think I may invest in the smaller size for travel.

If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know how much I love Cocoa Brown's 1 Hour Tan (review here), however a random detour around the beauty aisle in my local Tesco I couldn't believe that their were selling their Dark formula off for £3 a bottle. I've been wanting to try the dark version for a while and stocked up on a few bottles. Like the medium version, you can leave this on for up to 3 hours before rinsing off, however I prefer to keep this on for as long as possible. I am impressed by the colour pay off, however it's not as dark on the skin as St Tropez or Lauren's Way. But for work this is a brilliant tan and it's a massive thumbs up from me. I need to try doing two coats of this to see what the pay off is, however Cocoa Brown never fails to deliver.

With the hype around of the Anastasia Beverley Hill's Contour Palettes, I personally couldn't part with the £40 for this, so instead I picked up Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette for £8. Now I have swatched these, however I haven't properly used the kit. What I can say though is that the colour pay off is excellent, so expect to see a full review on this once I've tried it out properly. On a whim in Boots I picked up Seventeen Eyeeye Crayon in Bronze, again bad beauty hoarder, I'd totally forgotten that I'd bought this until I'd seen this photo. 

Finally on a random trip to my local Beauty Outlet (I wrote about the W7 products I bought from there here), I also picked up a Maybelline Color Tattoo in Permanent Taupe for £2.49. Initially I'd been wearing this before Christmas as a wash of colour on my eyelids for work and then also as an eyeshadow primer. If you own MAC Satin Taupe eye shadow, put the color tattoo across the eyelid and then go in the crease with Satin Taupe and it's the easiest smokey eye ever. What products have you been buying lately?