Saturday, 14 December 2013

A Pre Christmas Haul

Hello everyone! I'm back with a haul today and I've finally taken some time out to photograph some purchases. I keep saying this but I'm definitely slacking on the blogging front and I always seem to purchase things and then slack on a haul so as always, I apologise but my excuse HAS to be the lighting! I get home from work somedays at around 3pm and it's nearly dark and my room isn't the best for daylight so it's ever so difficult to the picture take - last year was simple when I had no schedule to live by! 

This haul is exciting I suppose.. the last one of 2013 and it includes some best loved products from bloggers that I just NEEDED to buy! Most of these products I've actually tried already but I'll be reviewing them in a different post.

Match Perfection Foundation Savers are excellent for Rimmel goodies, I picked this up for under £5 and I used this all  the time a few months back so I decided to repurchase. I've got a foundation collection going on at the moment so it's worthwhile making a repurchase but now as I'm using Fit Me I don't think I like this as much as I used to. The coverage is slightly less than Fit Me so I mix this in a bit with my current foundation.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer I couldn't find the Collection one so I quickly purchased this in London at midnight when the store was closing... I've used it a bit but I'll need to use it a bit more to tell you what I think. All in all I do think this is a better concealer than the MUA one. 
Bourjois Bronzer I've said thousands of times I'm going to get this so I've caved in! The smell is sort of nice, bareable... I've used this a bit and it's a good bronzer but it just doesn't show up on my skin?! I've popped my brush on the bronzer so much to build it up but I just can't get it to show up!? I'm into controuring at the moment and my £1 2True bronzer works better than this... anyone had this problem!?
MUA Pro Base Fixing Mist I've never tried a fixing mist and for the price this was probably an impulse buy but I'll give it a go and tell you what I think!
Bourjois Bronzing Primer I saw this on someone's blog and it looked like a good thing to try. I've never tried one before so I'm waiting for new brushes to apply this with. I think I might have to practice with it first to get the finish I want.
Ebay Beauty Blender Dupe I picked this up on Ebay after seeing it everywhere! I use a brush for foundation but sometimes it doesn't look flawless and sometimes it does a bit streaky so I decided to purchase one of these for REALLY cheap! link
YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter I won this at work months ago and I've just received it! I seriously cannot wait to use it! My first ever YSL product!

Scandaleyes Liner I love the thin applicator of this, I've been using this so much and love how it can be built up for a thick line or swiped over the eye simply for basic definition. I like how it isn't too pricey either - another good Rimmel product!
MUA Lash Boom Mascara I love this! Perfect applicator, very different and works with my lashes perfectly.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Mascara I love this mascara too, big wand but not clumpy on the lashes. It's a weightless mascara too which I love, I can wear it all day and it doesn't irritate my eyes.
Bourjois Colour Edition 24 hour Shadows I bought this when I went on my Bourjois spree - I decided I wanted to compare these with the Maybelline ones. I haven't tried it a lot so I'll keep you updated. I picked mine up in a light bronze shade. 
The Body Shop Shadow Mon Cherry I never use purple shadows but I LOVE this blended into my crease with a little bit of bronze shadow to keep it natural! I love how I can add some colour to my everyday smokey eye and it looks so good. Definitely using this in a FOTD soon!
MUA Undressed Palette I've been using this everyday for my perfect eye look. I love using the shimmery bronzes for a festive smokey look - perfect palette in my opnion!

MUA Luxe Lip Laquer Funk I LOVE this shade! It doesn't bleed, doesn't smudge and it stays put ALL day at work even if I eat/drink! Definitely getting more shades as soon as I can - I love them.
Kate 01 Lipstick I love the Kate lippies and I was looking for 107 wine red but I couldn't find it so I decided to get this shade. It's very similar and looks great in the winter. 
Topshop Nevada Lipstick Yep, hooked on Topshop lippies at the moment.. this is the third in my collection and it's something different in my complete lipstick collection - it's a pale, peachy nude which I have to have a play with first because I can sometimes look really 'not right' when I have pale lipsticks on so I need to have a play round then I'll report back!
Barry M Touch Of Magic Lippie Yep, I finally purchased this after many mentions! It's just a basic pink lipstick which is unique to everyone. It matches your PH balance to give you a unique pink. When I tried it on the other day it was a pretty hot pink. 
Lush Bubblegum Lip scrub Such a novelty item but I'm copying the rest of the #bbloggers! I love the smell of this and it works quite well so I don't mind spending £5 for this because it's actually something that works in my collection.

The Body Shop Cranberry Linen/Body Spray I wouldn't usually purchase something like this but because it's winter I love the scent so I've decided to 'Winter my room up a bit' with this spray.. I got it for half price so it's not a big purchase - I've been wearing it to work a lot too anyway!
The Body Shop Gingerbread Candle Oil I haven't use this yet but I definitely am through the Christmas period! I'm a little disappointed because it smells more of lemon than Gingerbread men but it's a nice scent so I'm happy with my bedroom purchase!
Yankee Candle Apple Spice Potpourri This smells so wintery which I love! It goes well with the cranberry spray! I bought a vanilla one which burns lovely but I used it before I pictured it... oopsie!
Snow Fairy Shower Gel A Christmas essential! This is the first year I've actually shopped at Lush for Christmas, I always forget to go in there but this year I definitely wanted Snow Fairy so I got the shower gel!
Lush Candy Mountain I've heard a few people mention this so when I saw it in store I decided to purchase as I loved the scent and the design was good so I need to use it!
Lush Think Pink My first ever Lush bath bomb has been repurchased 3 years later haha! I never shop in Lush but the first time I did this was the one. I love the flowers and the concept of the bath bomb so I've decided to give it another go!
Mango Shower Gel Not sure if I featured this in my last haul so I've popped it on this one just in case!
Cartier Inspired Bangle I saw this on Maria Fowler's insta page and I fell in love with it! I only paid £6 for mine - I think it's beautiful. I love the simplicity of it and I've been pairing mine with jumpers!



  1. Woah you picked up loads! I love the lush lip scrub thing's, they are so moisturising and are absoloutley delicious!


    1. i know Sharlotte! you have to tell me when i pop in the shops next time to stop spending haha!
      i love them but im not sure how you eat it...tastes too artificial...haha! xxx

  2. WOW I'm a tad jealous of this! I need the chocolate bronzer, I've never tried a scrub before on my lips- tempted to! xxx

  3. I need to try the lush lip scrub! I'm trying to decide between the bubble gum and the popcorn one

  4. Great post! The rimmel foundation is amazing :)
    Emily xx

  5. love the lip colors! would you like to follow eachother?

  6. Lush's lip scrubs are amazing! I love Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer too xx
    Elise -


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