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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Beauty Haul

Hi I know I havent updated for a while I have been pretty busy with work and moving house, and also because I have moved I didnt really have much money to go shopping =[ so I thought I will just wait and show you some nice stuff I have got instead. I will be doing another post soon on some samples I was sent a while back, I have used all of them now so I will just do a couple of posts on them.
Anyway I went a bit mad on getting my 'essentials' I ended up getting more than I really needed, but we all need to splurge sometimes!

First up I got some more Liz Earle Hot cloth cleanser, toner and moisturiser as mine ran out last month and honestly my skin has not been the same since using other products, I really think its the best! At the moment if you buy these together on the website you get free delivery and also the botanical shine shampoo and conditioner free too! Altogether this costs £41.00  Here is the link -

So I am waiting for these to come in the post, I will let you know soon what the shampoo and conditioner are like as I havent tried these before.

I also needed some more YSL touche eclat which I have been using every single day with my make up for the last year and again it has been hard not having it as I get really bad black circles sometimes and just general marks which this really does help. It does not work as a concealer which many people assume, it is a highlighter, but what it does, for me anyway, is it reflects light away from the darkened areas so instead of looking dark its shining light there and so I suppose works as a mirage.
Touche Eclat retails for around £25.00 depending on where you go, this was £22.50 from House of Fraser.
I got the 20th anniversary edition, the only difference is the casing has a tiger pattern type gold printing all over it and it only comes in shade 1, thats the one I use anyway because I have fair skin.

Next I needed some eye and foundation primer. I had a few sample sizes of the urban decay primer in different shadow boxes I have bought and these lasted a little while but now all gone so I thought I need to get the full size one. I have only tried stay dont stray by Benefit before (other than the UD one) and I really dont like it, have just been using it lately as I had no choice. Its so sticky and thick and you always get too much come out of the pump than you need. I am glad I now have the UD one, once more. I find that the consistency works best with shadow, its thin and smooth on the eye and brings the pigment out of the colour more. It also holds my eyeliner in place most of the day. This cost £13.05 from House of Fraser.
And the foundation primer I usually use that had also run out is the Mac prep+prime face, but this time I opted for the Laura Mercier foundation primer just to see if there is much difference between primers. I havent tried it yet as it arrived this morning but I will let you know. I went for this one as I have the Laura Mercier setting powder and I really love it so I am assuming that this should be a good 'un. This was £25.20 from House of Fraser.
In my last glossybox that was really, pretty rubbish tbh, I had 3 miniture samples of agent provocateur perfumes and I really loved the Maitresse one and used it all up so I got the 50ml EAU de parfum as its such a lovely scent and I know I will wear it all the time, its gorgeous.
£44.10 from House of Fraser.

I also had a free gift with it which was a random pair of black frilly knickers - one size fits all. The bag was nice that they came in too! The knickers look like the ones on the bag just in black.
I had another free gift with my purchases from House of Fraser which was this Biba lip pallette, I have tried two today and they are nice I would say they would be good glosses to put over other lipsticks. The packaging is really nice with the Biba logo on the front. This retails for £24.00.

 And finally I have 2 Mac Lipsticks in shades I have wanted for ages, I already have a few MAC lipsticks and I just love the smell of them and the colour always lasts.
The first one I got was Creme Cup - I already have a few neutral shades and this was just the one that everyone goes on about so thought I would try it and see what the difference is between this and the others I have. And the second lipstick I got was Russian Red, I actually really love my Barry M red lipstick but I wanted a more blue toned red and this seems to be the perfect red to me.
Mac lipsticks were £14.00 each.

I might do a lipstick collection post soon as I dont really have a lot but I think I have a nice little core collection and not having loads means it wont take too long to talk about each one.
I have a few other bits and bobs coming so I will update when they arrive.

Thanks for reading =]  xoxoxox


  1. Oh my. Is that Chanel Mademosielle perfume I see in the background? That is my all time favorite anytime of the day scent. It is so grown-up woman sophisticated.

  2. like your blog!!
    keep posting and go for it!!


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  4. I love your blog and your pitcures. You are so gorgeous!
    I following you on blogspot and twitter now <3

  5. Love love love Mac lipsticks!
    Would love you to check out my latest post :)
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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  6. Wow. The haul is really good and i like the lipstick <3 the colors are nice :)


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  8. love all the items you go soo much x

  9. Great post !

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  10. this post is amazing :)
    maybe we can follow each other?

  11. Looks like quite a good haul :) I hope you enjoy all your products. That palette looks amazing!

  12. I really want russian red in my collection. Looks such a statement lipstick. Great post:)

  13. Oh!cool
    I'm follow now from Tokyo.
    Please follow back me. OK??

  14. great findings :) i've been wanting the eye primer potion from Urban decay from so long! i heard it is really good quality product

    Love * Monstros no Armário

  15. Great selection! I really like the parfume! Cool blog, too!
    I'm your new follower! So could you check my blog if you have a minute and follow back if you like it :)

    xoxo, Press

  16. Great haul! I have been eyeing off the touche eclait for a while now ever since the salesgirl suggested it to me in the shops. I look forward to hearing about the laura mercier primer, heard great things about the brand so looking for something to try.

  17. I think after using it for a few weeks now, the packaging for the special edition touche eclait is actually quite flimsy and it doesnt seem like its been made with the same quality. Even with the brush when you click for the liquid to come out, it doesnt come out very well. I would suggest buying the original packaging if you get it.


  18. Amazing blog :)
    Followed, Would you check mine? (:

  19. These products look amazing, I love your cute background too!


  20. Great products, I especially love the lipsticks and would love to see a collection. I am now following you, I would also love you to check out my blog. Naomi x

  21. Lovely blog!! Would you like to follow each other on GFC AND BLOGLOVIN?
    Stephilà Creations-Myfashionblog

  22. I love the lipsticks, those colors are beautiful.
    already followed your blog and you to me, but I created a new blog (which will replace the other) so follow this new blog:

  23. what an awesome haul! :)

  24. Hi lovely, great post. Love Liz Earle, and that pallete is gorgeous.

    Lovely blog, I'm following you on GFC, hellocotton, bloglovin & twitter.

    Would love it if you checked mine out and maybe follow back if you like it?

    Stay in touch.


  25. Love Creme Cup, such a pretty pinky nude :) I really want to get Russian Red as well - it's such a classic red. Fantastic purchases!

  26. Great Haul, the urban decay primer potion is a staple!

    We're holding a giveaway on our blog if you would like to enter!

    Sita & Radha xx

  27. Lovely post - I absolutely love the lipsticks! Everything is so damn expensive in Australia :(

  28. i would love to see a lipstick post! i always love seeing what people are using...

    new follower :)

  29. I love the Laura Mercier foundation primer! I use it under my tinted moisturizer quite a lot and love the silky smooth look and feel. I think you will love it as well! xo