6 February 2013

The Haul That Shouldn't Have Happened

I've been pretty naughty recently with purchases. I should be saving up money for London Imats in the Summer but after a one week spending ban I totally caved. So I decided to wait until March to save and even when I do there is no way I can go cold turkey. I will literally have to ween myself off buying make up!


The first thing I bought was the Nars Deep Throat blush which is my first Nars product. If you're gonna break the rules do it well! It was a winter Sunday morning and I was browsing the Asos website when it some how ended up in my basket. Free delivery combined with paypal makes it far too easy to spend money! Anyway I have been lusting over this blush for about a year now as it is so hyped. The colour is a warm coral pink with some gold glitter and of course it is extremely creamy in texture. I am so happy to finally own this and I don't even regret it despite the fact my purse is a lot lighter.

At this point I figured there was no point trying to continue the spending ban so I picked up the Bourjois Healthy  Mix Serum foundation. I wanted a lighter dewy alternative to Double Wear especially for the Summer time. So far I have enjoyed using this although it will be best loved in the Spring and Summer months.

My next purchase was two Mac lipsticks. I absolutely love the four I already have (click here for a collection post) but I hadn't bought a new one for months. The Archies Girl collection comes out tomorrow and I did consider picking up a lippy from that collection but there was nothing that really stood out for me. I've decided to be braver and try and start wearing brighter lipsticks so after hearing Zoe from MammafulZo talk about Chatterbox I googled swatches and knew it had to be mine. It's an amplified formula which I haven't tried before and the bright pink colour is pretty scary but I'm excited to try it.

I then picked another colour that has been on my wish list for ages, Shy Girl. I really wanted a creamy everyday nude and this is perfect. I wasn't expecting to love this so much and I know I'll get lots of use from it. Perfect for everyday but it would look amazing with a dark smokey eye. If you're considering getting your first Mac lipstick Shy Girl would be great.

Then  my well loved ghd's when up to straightener heaven in the sky last week. They did me good for the 3 years I had them so I didn't mind too much. Luckily I managed to snap up some new ghd's from the website on the final day of the £20 off offer. Even though the delivery was free they arrived on my doorstep two days later so I didn't have to survive without straighteners for too long.

Have you got anything nice recently? If you're on a spending ban, how is it going?

44 comments:

  1. I definately want Chatterbox! I've read great things about it. I totally need to go on a spending ban as I have a 3 week holiday abroad in June and so far I haven't got much to spend out there at all! My ghds are also nearing heaven so I need to fork out soon! Great post x x

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    1. Spending bans are easier said then done! I didn't realise how bad my spending is until I tried to stop. When you get GHDs definitely check out the website because they always have fast free delivery and an offer on x
      lifeandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I've just done a haul video! Check it out if you want. I've also just bought mac a girl about town and also mac red! Love them both!

    http://www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'll have a look at your haul video for sure. Oooh Girl About Town is gorgeous but way too bright for me x

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  3. Im desperate for shy girl, such a gorgeous colour!
    http://mimsmake-up.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  4. Loved this post so much :D I have NARS Deep Throat & MAC Shy Girl and they are two of my favourite products ever! - so glad you got them!

    India - The Jewel Beauty Blog |Beauty,Lifestyle & Fashion!

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    1. I think they might be my favourites soon x

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  5. I really want to try Mac Shy girl! The bourjois serum is really good, a nice light foundation for spring/summer.
    Emilia x
    www.keepingupwiththebeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so gorgeous you should ask to try it on in store maybe x

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  6. totally agree with the "If you're gonna break the rules do it well!" statement happens to me far too often lol love the things you picked up especially shy girl, its such a beautiful colour :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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    1. That's my excuse for getting a Nars product! x

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  7. I almost love to see hauls as much as I love to actually BUY things.
    The lipsticks look fantatic, although I would never be brave enough to wear a bright pink like chatterbox. Shy girl seems like the perfect nude alternative though.
    NARS blushes are a girls dream, I think. Unfortunately I haven't tried one yet but everyone in Blogger / Youtube land is raving about them so much that the day of my first NARS purchase will come for sure. :D
    Lovely, lovely post!

    xx

    beckythewallflower.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm not sure I will be able to wear it but I'll try! If you can find an excuse to treat yourself to a Nars blush they are so worth it x

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  8. Just discovered your blog, and LOVE it.

    I have had my eye on MAC's Chatterbox for some time....loving the bright lipstick thing right now. The NARS blush is beautiful isn't it? I just got the same colour this summer, and find it great--especially when you are wearing a bolder lipstick.

    Would love if you could check out my blog (feel free to follow if you desire...no pressure of course :) )

    elliesvanitytable.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It's a gorgeous bright pink but I am scared to wear it. Deep Throat is beautiful- it doesn't fit the name x

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  9. Lovely post!! I've got MAC's Chatterbox and I really love it. Quite a few people have commented on it too!

    Nice blog, i'm a new follower :)

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks. Is it really eye catching on? x

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  10. I find Narrs to be one of the nicest beauty brands out there, I really want the blush you bought. Good find! The past few days I've heard a lot of people speaking about the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation, I may well have to try it soon. The Shy Girl lipstick looks such a lovely shade! Definitely up my street. I really need to buckle in now as I've spent a lot last month!

    http://lexiaa2202.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Everyone raves about it on here and it is so good. If only they lowered the price ey! I think lots of people are whipping out the light dewy foundations for Summer thats why. Me too but its so hard not to buy when bloggers keep recommending stuff!x

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  11. I'd love to try out the Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation! Great haul :) xx

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    1. I might do a review on it in a couple of weeks x

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  12. I really like the look of the shy girl lippie. I don't have any Mac and like you say it looks like a good starter!

    Lauren x
    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.com

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    1. Your missing out Mac lippies are amazing! Creme Cup is a really nice starter too, that was my first x

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  13. Lovely haul, and thank you for mentioning me :) that's so lovely of you. Chatterbox is lovely isn't it? Also another lovely pink but much brighter is Impassioned, it looks lovely, I am being so much braver with my lipstick and it's great cause Cole has about a million that I can try out ha ha, she does come in handy you know ;) lots of love xxxxxx

    www.mammafulzo.com

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    1. No problem! I did look at impassioned because it looked gorgeous on you but I figured I'd work my way up to brighter lipstick. Chatterbox is scary enough for now! Haha it must be great living with someone that has half of Selfridges beauty hall in their draws :) x

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  14. I'm on a spending ban until I go on a massive shopping trip at the end of this month, although I can't resist a Starbucks in the morning whilst waiting for the train! OX

    I'm looking for new blogs to follow and love yours, want to follow each other? Let me know.

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    1. Ooh it should be worth it though. Starbucks is delicious I'm glad there isn't one near my College because I'd spend so much in there x

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  15. I love NARS Deep Throat!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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  16. I've seen so much hype about chatterbox recently! I can see why though it's such a gorgeous colour! You've made me really want Shy Girl now too!

    Sophie at Ivy & Gold xxx

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    1. I did too. It will be so good in Spring/Summer. Haha sorry! x

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  17. I literally want every single thing in this haul!! Haha, The NARS blush looks amzing, its been on my wish list for a while now! :) xxx

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    1. I feel so lucky to have it all! The Nars blush was on my wish list for ages too. It's gorgeous!x

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  18. Love the name of this post, too funny. I've been dying to buy NARS Deep Throat. Soon....soon. I'm coming for it. MAC's Chattebox is also on my list!

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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    1. They look so good together too.Chatterbox would suit you x

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  19. Amazing haul! NARS Deep Throat is my favourite blush- and that's saying a lot because I have quite a few ;) MAC Chatterbox is one of my favourites too.

    I'm not on a spending ban per se, but have put myself on a budget for the first time, and it is tough! I'm organizing things so that if I avoid buying makeup/clothes for the first three weeks of the month and stay under budget, I can treat myself to a couple makeup goodies at the end of the month. Working well so far, but still challenging!

    Enjoy your new goodies and good luck with the rest of the ban!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Now I can see why they are your favourites! Sounds like a good ban, I'm going to try that because it is too hard to completely stop spending and this haul happens x

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  20. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation has been on my wishlist for a while now, would love it if you could do a review!

    x
    lilacdreams15.blosgpot.com

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  21. I can completely relate to struggling not to buy makeup. I have been trying to save to go travelling in Australia and I find myself itching to just buy one more item!

    I have Nars deep throat and absolutely love it! It seems to be my everyday blush at the minute!

    Emma xx

    http://uglybugbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. my brother went to mac to get me chatterbox for christmas but when I opened it on christmas day we found out they gave him the wrond one, ugh:( mum's promised to go out and get it for me though.. can't wait!:D great post xx

    www.hiyaitslaura.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. chatterbox looks so pretty and also nars deep throat!!

    Karly.
    www.karlymichellem.blogspot.com

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  24. that NARS blush will be in my posession soon.. I just need o find the right time! ahahaha xx

    http://misstephaniechen.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I did a full review of it recently. It's so gorgeous you'll love it x

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