Sunday, 14 June 2009

Car Boot Sale Haul..x

Ever since i can remember, i have always gone to car boots on Sundays and i enjoy finding hidden gems so to speak. A couple of years ago my family stopped going but on the advice of Zoella, who had made some good beauty finds, i decided to give it a go. A couple of weeks ago i went to a local one and found nothing but old baby clothes and toys,video tapes and dvds which were centuries old and hundreds of me to you bears. There was absolutly nothing of interest and i was a bit disheartened but i found out that there was a much larger one being held today so me and my mum set off at 7 thismorning. There were still hundreds of stalls full of baby stuff,knockoff dvds and me to you bears but this time there were some with bits of beauty products. Here's what i got....

Toni & Guy mini protect and style set which consisted of the Straight and Protect shampoo and conditioner, Iron-It heat defence spray and Texturising Rubber Shine all in a nice little bag. This was £3 and unopened with tags still attached. My mum has short hair so i gave her the texturising stuff and also the bag as i have so many already, that's why they aren't in the picture.

Next i got a brand new Burberry Weekend 30ml perfume for £10. It's only a saving of about £4 but i have been meaning to pick up a new one for so long that i figured, why not? It used to be my signature scent in high school until i ran out and just forgot to buy a new one. As soon as i smelled it i remembered why i used to love it so much!

I got a brand new and sealed Barry M Dazzle Dust in #39 (Tan) for 50p. She also had an opened one in a similar colour but it was the old packaging and i was a bit unsure so i left it.

On the same stall i got a slightly used Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder for 50p. It still had it's unused brush and little plastic tray so i jumped at it. I wouldn't pay the full price of £22.50 for it but for 50p, you can't go wrong.

The last thing it got was a brand new and sealed OPI nail polish in Lincoln Park at Midnight for 50p. I originally thought it was the famous Lincoln Park After Dark which everybody is raving about on Youtube but it's a slight variation. It's still a beautiful plum/purple colour though which i think might become my new favourite. I have swatched it over my existing polish which is OPI's Strawberry Margarita and it seems to have covered it well and evenly with one application but i'll do a full review on it with my other OPI Polishes soon.

I did some quick swatches for you below:


Natural Light

Left is Hoola and right is the Dazzle Dust

Natural Light

I also noticed while i was there a stall selling fake MAC and Bobbi Brown. At first i was very pleased to see the stall and thought it was real but on closer inspection, one it wasn't that much cheaper and two the packaging gave it away as fake. There were only subtle differences in the packaging like white writing on the eyeshadow pots and 'MAC Makeup' on the outer packaging instead of just MAC. To someone who didn't know how to spot fake cosmetics these would have been very convincing so my advice is that if you are planning on going to a car boot then do your homework on how to spot fake cosmetics so that you're not conned.


  1. You've got some great bargains there! Benefit Hoola for 50p is amazing!

  2. Great finds Kerry!! I've never really been into car boot sales but I might give it a go now!!