Beauty Haul


Happy Sunday Everyone!

Now that I am settled into my job I feel super productive at the weekends, hence it's already time for another blog post! How exciting! This is probably going to be one of my personal favourite blog posts as I get to share (thereby making it more acceptable) all the make up I've purchased this week. Normal people would wait until they've been paid at least once after starting a new job, but not me. I've managed to spend over £100 on make up this week just because I like to make myself feel special :)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit | Cult Beauty | £39.99
Unless you've been in hibernation for most of your beauty life you'll know the excitement I felt when this amazing purchase was delivered. I've wanted this for over a year but just never had the money to buy it. I still don't have the money to buy it but I couldn't resist any longer and HAD to purchase it. I've already given it a light trial which you can see at the bottom of this post in a lovely selfie! I got this palette in Medium. I'm already in love!

Beauty Blender | Cult Beauty | £16
I already have the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge that I have used and loved for a while and didn't realise until recently that it wasn't the same thing as a beauty blender. So I've taken the plunge and splurged out on this apparently unbeatable sponge to see if it truly works.

Solid & Liquid Beauty blender Cleanser | Cult Beauty | Free Gift
One thing that was very beneficial about buying my beauty blender from Cult Beauty was the fact that it came with both a solid and liquid beauty blender cleanser. If anyone saw the current state of my Real Techniques sponge they would be having kittens as it is literally disgusting. I definitely will be giving all my brushes a good clean tonight!

Dr. Dennis Gross SkinCare Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel & Aesop Coriander Seed Body Cleanser Cult Beauty | Free Sample
Again Cult Beauty is a pleasure to buy from as they also give you two free samples with your order. I chose these to products because I enjoy face peels ( it reminds me a bit of peeling off PVC glue at school) and also the coriander seed sounded interesting. On a side note I would like to say that I really recommend anyone in the UK to use Cult Beauty if they want some of these big names brands as the shipping was free (on orders over £55) and also came literally within two days.

Mac Lip Pencil in Stripdown | House of Fraser | £12.50
Since I discovered Mac Lip Liners nothing else really compares. They last so long and have a nice matte finish which makes lipstick stick to them a lot more. Strip down is a very nude colour that I found works so well with my skin tone and gives the desired look I cringingly tried to achieve when I was 14 with 'foundation lips' eeek!

Mac Satin Lipstick in Faux | House of Fraser | £15.50
Everybody has their go to lipstick and for a few years now this has been mine. If I had to wear one lip product for the rest of my life it would have to be this. It's a pinky nude that works so well with my complexion and just feels so nice to apply! Mac lipsticks are the best lipsticks I've ever tried.

Mac Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam V | House of Fraser | £15.50
So the Viva Glam range are very popular and therefore I decided why not purchase one myself. I have tried Viva Glam II which I loved but decided to go for number 5 as it was shimmery which is something different from my current lip collection. I'd the colour is slightly more pinky than Viva Glam II which suits my complexion more but still more nude than Faux which gives it a slight difference (making it more justifiable!)

No7 Highlight and Contour Brush | Boots | £14
So I'm in desperate need of make up brushes. It's the one thing that is severely lacking in my makeup collection and needs to be changed. I want to invest in a good set of brushes but have no idea which ones to get or how to go about getting it. But one thing I really needed was a good brush to apply my sheer cover make up which is a loose foundation. I therefore invested in this two in one brush as Boots were having a 'Buy one get one half price deal' on all No7 products.

No7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder in Dark | Boots | £11.50
I previously had a pressed powder which I loved and lost on a night out in Brighton. Some lucky girl in Shoosh now has a very good powder! I love this for setting my make up and leaving a matte finish. Although the colour is in 'Dark' its actually quite a translucent powder and can be used on medium skin tones.

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline in Extra Black | Boots | £9.99
So I've raved on about how much I love Volume Million Lashes mascara previously, and as my mascara was running out I thought it was a good opportunity when I was out to buy some more. I was very confused when I got to the L'oreal section to see three variations now of this mascara. The usual one which I normally get, with the addition of "Couture" and "Feline" as other variations. Feline was the newest version of this mascara the difference being the shape of the brush. The picture apologetically isn't very clear so you may not be able to see but it is thinner with an arch. I've decided to be adventurous and see how this compares to the original so will probably comment on that soon.

Selfie of me creating a naturalish look with the ABH contour kit
Doesn't really show of the contour but just liked the picture :)
As you can see I've had a pretty successful week yet I am no where near reaching my goal of the perfect make up set. I really need to get some makeup brushes as mentioned as well as Ben Nye Banana Powder in the UK. If anyone has any recommendations please let me know in the comments!


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  1. You were definitely successful! I totally understand the mentality of buying things or treating yourself despite not having yet been paid. I have a bath bomb waiting for me for the evening following my first day of work (whenever that may happen!). The highlight/contour brush looks SO nice and soft! I wish I could help you out and recommend some good brushes, but I've only got a few and they're all by elf. They're great for what they are, but I get the impression that you want something slightly better quality!


    1. OOh let me know what you think of your bath bomb! I need to get some ready for the winter months where warm baths are going to be a must! The brush is very soft actually I am really enjoying using it so far!

  2. Nice haul! I love the No7 pressed powder and I just got the double ended No7 brush at the weekend too! Their blush brush is one of my faves aswell! Have you tried Real Techniques or Zoeva for brushes?

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    1. How funny that we both got the brush at the same time?! I'm really enjoying using the no7 brush at the moment :)
      No I haven't I think I may have to try Zoeva ones as I have heard they are meant to be good :)