Sunday, 24 November 2013

Collective Haul #2

If you follow me on instagram, you've probably seen most of these purchases already but I just thought I'd show you what I've been buying beauty wise over the last month or so.


I'm a sucker for Essie nail polishes and glitter polishes so I've added to my collection with these goodies. The Essie Winter Collection 2013 is the first set of minis I've bought from the brand but since I never use up a full bottle of polish I thought it was worth giving it a go. Some other new releases include the Rimmel 'Space Dust' collection, the Essie 'Multi Dimension' top coats and the Maybelline 'Brocades' so I obviously needed these! Hehe. 

I've been loving a lot of L'OrĂ©al products lately so decided to pick up the Nude Magique BB Powder in Light as I loved the texture of it when I swatched it and it seemed light enough for my skin. The Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution is a repurchase. A 4th time repurchase at that! I love this stuff and it's often available for £3.33 on offer. When the Skin Perfection first came out, I had my eye on the BB Cream as the fair colour seemed perfect for my skin so I eventually caved in and bought it.


I spotted these new MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers on the Superdrug website so had to try them for £3 each or 3 for 2! I love the colours and the packaging so I've got high hopes for these. Looking  forward to trying them.


I picked up these products whilst shopping for my latest giveaway prizes as they were things I've fancied buying for a while. The Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks are amazing and I wanted to try this orange based red especially since it's a possible MAC Morange dupe! Sleek blushes are lovely so I had to pick up the cult 'Rose Gold' shade. I thought the raspberry shade 'Muse' in the Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede was really nice too so with a 3 for 2 deal, it was hard to refuse! The Barry M Naturals palette is super pretty. It has very wearable eyeshadow shades and a gorgeous blush.

For years I've wanted to try the Bobbi Brown Corrector for my dark under eye circles so a few weeks ago I found myself at the counter swatching away when the sales assistant offered to try it on me. Along with the Creamy Concealer Kit and of course it had to be put over the Hydrating Eye Cream. Oh and you need the proper brush to apply it... Yep an unsure £18.50 initial purchase turned into just under £100 worth of dark circle covering kit.

Minutes after my Bobbi Brown spend, I had the urge for more high end goodness and the Gift with Purchase offer at John Lewis for Clarins was just too good.



The deal was if you buy two products, one to be skincare, you get a gift free. If you bought a third product, you would get a further gift. I'd already decided on the Clarins Essentials Eye Palette and the Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. I'm almost out of my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair so I thought the Blue Orchid oil would be a lovely replacement as I fancied trying something different. Even the though ANR is amazing! With the lure of the further gift with three purchases I decided to go for the raved about Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner. I got to pick my first four free gifts from a choice of 8 deluxe size products. I went for the iconic Beauty Flash Balm, Multi-Active Day moisturiser, HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase (tried this before and it's amazing for dehydrated skin) and the nude shade of the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. The extra gift I got was the Extra-Firming Body Lotion and the Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate which seem like a luxurious treat for a pamper night. The lovely sales assistant also chucked in a few samples so I have cute sizes of the Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream and the One Step Cleanser. 

My final purchases are from the very generous 50% off sale at e.l.f (eyes lips face).


These blushes really appealed to me because the ones on either side look similar to NARS and the middle one reminded me of a MAC Mineralize Skinfinish!

I fancied trying this heavy duty Maximum Coverage Concealer for my under eyes along with the High Definition Undereye Setting Powder. This purchase was before the Bobbi Brown haul but I guess it would be good to compare these.


I've got one of the slightly more expensive Mineral lipsticks by e.l.f but I thought I'd try a few of their £1.50 line so I looked up swatches online and went for these. 

I've got the Eyelid Primer in the Champagne shade but it's a bit glittery for daytime wear so I picked up the Sheer version as it was a bargain. I don't own any lipliners but I quite fancied trying a few. More for the all over wash of colour look rather than actually lining the lips but again these were only £1.50 so I'm not bothered if I don't like them!

So there we have all of my recent purchases and now I can see why exactly I am skint! Oops!

What do you think of my purchases?
Is there anything you want to see a review of?


  1. Wow great buys, you will have a lot of fun trying all these out x

  2. Too much goodies for my eyes to see *_* I'd love to see MUA and Elf swatches =)

  3. I'm loving Clarins at the moment, great buys!
    Gold Dust

  4. So many lovely products, I bet you don't know which to use first! Love the look of the Clarins eyeshadow palette and the elf under eye setting powder xx

  5. I really want to try the Bobbi Brown corrector but can't justify spending so much on it! Do you think it's worth the price??

  6. Wow fab haul! The Clarins offer is amazing, I really want their eye palette and their Lotus Oil xx

  7. So many amazing products! Very jealous of all the pretty polishes x


  8. Wow at the Clarins products! I also love the Essie winter colours :) xx

  9. Good haul:) Elf's lipsticks from the basic line aren't bad. But they sometimes brake, but for that price, pff doesn't matter anyway :D

  10. Wow, so many awesome buys! Love, love, LOVE everything you picked up :-)

    Love, Christine♥

  11. So many new products for you to try! Hehe x


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