Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Beauty Haul

In the last few weeks I've picked up quite a few treats since it was my birthday, except I went a bit far and got way too many things. I also got a Dior lipstick which I have left somewhere so unfortunately can't show you that today!

The top left is the well known Nars Laguna Bronzer. After much, much deliberation I finally caved and just decided to buy it when HQ Hair had 10% off Nars in September. So far I have loved it, but it's not quite as dark as I expected so maybe with my tiny Mexican tan I will have to wait a few more weeks to be able to fully use it.

Next to that is the Maybelline Elixir in shade 110 Hibiscus Heaven. This is a-mazing. Normally I hate lipgloss and hadn't read much about it so saw the shade in Boots and grabbed it, without realising it wasn't a lipstick but in fact a lipgloss. That being said, it's not sticky, lasts quite a long team leaving a tinge of a stain and all round feels moisturising on the lips. 10/10.

Another lip product (you get the theme..) is the Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Bold Matte Lip Colour in 800 Glamour Pink. I swatched this in Boots and could not get this off my hand for a further 12 hours which was impressive, just not a great look on my hand! First thoughts on this are that it's quite drying on my lips, even using the balm provided and a balm underneath the lip colour, and it's a bit disappointing. The swaying feature for me was that the colour doesn't transfer which isn't 100% true, but it's better than usual.

To the right of that is my favourite and long lusted after lip product, Mac Show Orchid. Knowing it was a Pro product killed me for all that time I couldn't have it and I hunted for several dupes, finding the equally amazing Revlon Wild Orchid, but this is so long lasting! I got it from Debenhams with 10% off so that made me happy too.

Chanel Rouge Allure in 94 Extatique was a fairly impulse duty free buy, but I've not had much time to wear it yet. It's a gorgeous bright Barbie pink with a hint of fuschia. The packaging is really what made me buy it with the click down lid, overall lasts a few hours without eating or drinking and isn't as long lasting as I'd hoped. Maybe I'm expecting too much?

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe has been on my list for a while too and hasn't disapointed. Another great shade and I love the formula of these eyeshadows. Very long lasting.

Illamasqua kindly sent me a birthday voucher so I used it wisely and got their blusher in Chased. It's a highly pigmented shade which I like to use on a daily basis, alternating between my other new purchase, the final purchase which is Nars blush in Angelika. Nars have seriously got me hooked, I want more! A beautiful shade and lasts around 5-6 hours before I have to re-apply.

I think I've bought a little too much lately, I'm going to have to slow down before my MUA course next month and try to have a no-purchase month!

What do you think of the items I've purchased, are any of these on your favourites list?

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  1. This is such a lovely post and photography! What camera do you use?

    Beth x

  2. Oh thanks so much! I use a Nikon D3100 with a variety of lenses :) x


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