Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette

Being on a no buy until Lent, I thought it would be an absolute nightmare not being able to go shopping and/or take advantage of special offers, however believe it or not, it hasn't been that bad. Diet Coke is another story (hurry up Good Friday). By being on a no buy, it's forced me to use items which have been sitting neglected in an order to see whether I actually like these products and would repurchase. Luckily for me this has resulted in me finding some new favourites which I seem to be reaching for on a daily basis. Tarte's first eye shadow palette - Tartelette has firmly been on my wish list for what seems like and eternity and for £16 I couldn't pass this offer up. I'm a massive fan of Tarte eye shadows and this is my fourth palette from them - once upon a time, you wouldn't get me away from Mac shadows. Even though these shadows are matte, they're super blendable and are really pigmented. I've got a full review on this coming in the next few weeks once I've taken swatch photos, so keep an eye out.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist IGK Down and Dirty Spray

I'd been rationing my IGK Down and Out Dirty Spray until Angela could bring me some more back from her Florida trip later in the year, however it's finally launched in Space NK here in the UK - can you hear the angels rejoicing?? I normally use this on freshly washed hair to add some grit and texture into it. I would advise to use this on short hair, this never used to work on my longer hair, however now that I have a lob (which is going shorter soon) this works a treat. Unlike other texturising sprays this actually has hold in it, so you don't need to use any other product - win win.

Quite frankly one of the most hyped up products within beauty community is the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist . Initially this was bought on a whim, because I was in Sephora and it was in my hands, and next thing I knew I was at the till buying it - you know how the story goes. Anyway instead of using this to prep my skin prior to make up or use as a setting spray, I've been using this as a toner and using it on my face after the gym if my skin feels tight (also it emphasises that sweaty glow from the gym - urgh). Personally I love how this makes my skin feel, however there's no way I'd repurchase a full size of this - potentially a travel size but that's it. Also a word of warning, if I use this on top of make up I find that it leaves white marks.

Rodial Super Acids Exfoliating Pads IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
Rodial Super Acids Exfoliating Pads - £7.99 (TKMaxx) // IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturiser - £38 (IT Cosmetics site)

If you live near a TKMaxx get down there pronto - I managed to pick up a tub of Rodial Super Acids Exfoliating Pads for £7.99 down from £45. Bargain of the year right there. I've been using this on a morning and night and the texture and appearance of my skin is so much brighter (ignore the two black eyes from being tired).This has not caused any irritation on my skin, and my skin only went red the first time I used it. These pads aren't overly scented and are drenched, so it's definitely value for money. If you can get your hands on these, I'd recommend. However if not I'd recommend Nip + Fab as it's all from the same brand.

Every time I get new skin care, I always end up filling a little pot of items for Angela to try, just to enable her to buy things. So far I've managed to get her onto Boscia Charcoal Cleanser and now IT Costmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturiser. I managed to get this in a set with their mascara, eye cream and make up remover all for less than the price of the moisturiser in a Sephora value set. Luckily now we have a UK site so I can get my fix from there. There's something about this cream which I love - the citrus scent, doesn't offend my nose and the fact that even though it is a thick consistency, my skin drinks it up. Plus due to the weather we're having in the UK at the moment the more moisturiser the better.