13 January 2013

Beauty Haul!

I cannot stop buying make up! I got so many lovely things for Christmas I don't need more but I need to stop 'treating' myself so often. It is all so tempting! Hauls are some of my most popular posts so here are the things I've gotten in the last few weeks.

My Nan surprised me this year with a lot of money for Christmas and I was very sensible putting most of it away for a gap year but kept some to buy the Naked 2 palette. I've been lusting after it forever because it is so raved about. It lives up to the hype! All of the colours are creamy and very pigmented so it justifies the hefty price tag. I also picked up the Primer Potion a few days later because it would be ludicrous to spend £50 on eyeshadows all at once but in my head it is totally fine separately I got this because all of a sudden my eyelids turned extremely oily and the MUA primer wasn't cutting it any more. This is fantastic for keeping eyeshadow looking perfect all day!


If you read my Best & Worst Highstreet Products of 2012 Tag you will know I said the Revlon Lip Butters were the most disappointing product of 2012 for me. As they are currently on offer for a fiver I decided to give it a second chance so I got Raspberry Pie. On the positive side I absolutely love this colour and have already worn it a lot. It does have really nice texture and decent staying power but there isn't much product at all and the texture means it will get used up quickly. I'm glad I didn't pay full price to be honest.

I decided to go for the Sleek Brow Palette because I am in desperate need of better brows as its time to say goodbye to the full fringe. The MUA eyebrow pencil has a great price tag but it looked a little to ginger on me. This was £8.49 which I think is pretty pricey for Sleek but lots of people love it. I've only used it once and the colour is a good match. It's surprisingly easy to use plus it doesn't make your eyebrows look drawn on which is great.

A blog sale bargain I got is the Illamasqua blush in Katie. I hate the bulky plastic packaging of this especially considering Illamasqua is a high end brand. The actual blush is a gorgeous pale pink. It looks amazing on pale skin to give a subtle pink glow. I was a little worried it could be too cool toned but it works. This paired with Mac Creme Cup gives the perfect pink look for pale girls.

Finally I was lucky enough to win a YSL Glossy Stain  from Anna's blog onthedressingtable.blogspot.co.uk . I was having a rubbish week of exam stress so it was a fantastic pick me up! It's so generous of Anna to give away such an expensive luxury item and I am very excited to own one. No doubt there will be a full post on it when it arrives.

That's everything I've bought recently. Have you treated yourself to anything nice?

24 comments:

  1. My mother got me a eyeshadow palette for me for doing my AS level exams but apart from that I haven't got anything for myself- I am so desperate for the Naked Palette that I may take the plunge.. Just asking which is better 1 or 2?
    Lots of love from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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    1. I just did AS Exams too they suck dont they. Take the plunge! You won't regret it they are worth the steep price. Personally I think Naked 2 is best because every single colour is wearable and it creates day or night looks. Naked is better for more intense night looks rather than day time so I prefer 2 x

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  2. I've been using the Sleek brow kit since about August and I absolutely love love love it :) it looks like i've hardly touched it and i've used it every single day. Fabulous product. Naked 2 is also amazing and I really need to dig mine out and get some more use out of it. I took a while to jump on the Revloon lip butter bandwagon but I was so glad I did when I finally got into them, I love them! I own 4 and I got them all for a fiver off eBay. Unfortunately the seller no longer has them and I don't know if I can face forking out full price for them.

    Lx
    pandorasbasket.com

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    1. So if it's value for money thats all right then. Get the lip butters from Boots or Superdrug whilst they are on offer :)x

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  3. I wasn't too keen on the look of the Revlon Lip Butters so I got 2 of the Kissable Balm Stains instead and am so glad I did they are fab. I've been after the Naked 2 palette for a while but I go through stages of wearing eyeshadow (most of the time its too much effort so I keep my eyes really natural) so I've managed to resist so far and have kept to my MUA Undressed and Heaven and Earth Palettes. I've also just ordered the Sleek Brow kit....treated myself to a bit of a naughty Sleek haul using the code that was in December's Glossybox.

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    1. I'm tempted to go back for another one of them. Well if you do get into wearing eyeshadow regularly it is worth getting the Naked 2. I don't blame you sleek is great x

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  4. Aw you can always count on yer Nan!

    Fab post.

    http://ohsogawjess.blogspot.co.uk/

    xXx

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  5. Naked 2 palette! OMG! And Katie seems beautiful x

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  6. i like you blog, here through #bbloggers blog hop..thought i say hi :)

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  7. I've spent so much since christmas it's ridiculous! When the last parcel arrives I'll be posting my haul. Come over and check it out? Thanks.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. Same! Course I will read your haul, I follow your blog x

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  8. raspberry pie if probably my favorite!!!

    karlymichellem.blogspot.com

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  9. Hello, i've nominated you for the versatile blogger award :) xo

    http://lostinlalalandx.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/versatile-blogger-award.html?spref=fb

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  10. I couldn't quite splurge on the naked 2 palette but i'm debating whether or not to get the naked basics palette.. and the primer is supposed to be really good x

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    1. It is expensive. Naked Basics palette does look really good too x

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  11. I use that brow kit by Sleek everyday, it's amazing !! Best brow kit I've used.

    www.studdedkisses.com

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  12. How you finding your NAKED 2 I love mine! I think the original is still my favourite but I often switch between the two x

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    1. I loveeeee it! The original does look tempting too x

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