Saturday, 1 March 2014

Collective Haul: February 2014

I didn't write any haul posts in February but I bought a hell of a lot of stuff so although my Instagram followers have seen all of this, I wanted to share what I bought with everyone else!

I've accumulated the above from several trips to Boots. They have a 3 for 2 event on across makeup, skincare, bodycare and haircare so a lot of the things above are from that. I couldn't resist! I've been loving La Roche-Posay and decided to pick up a few more bits. I chose Effaclar A.I, a targeted breakout corrector, as I've been loving the Effaclar Duo+ but fancied a little extra boost as I have loads of hormonal spots on my chin at the moment and I need all the help I can get. I also picked up the Physiological Soothing Toner as I'm almost out of my usual Elemis one and fancied a little change. I've tried a cleanser and exfoliator from the 'Physiological' range and really liked them so I'm looking forward to trying the toner. I don't recall trying anything from Avene before but I liked the sound of the Soothing Moisture Mask so that was one set of 3 for 2s sorted.

From the Bourjois stand I picked up some base products from their '123 Perfect' range. I got the foundation and the CC cream. I've read a lot of good things about the CC cream lately as this is a new release so I really need to get round to trying that soon. I'm not a massive eyeliner lover but I got a free one for spending over £10 on Bourjois. It's also new and it's the Liner Feutre Ultra Black, a felt tip style eyeliner.

I made my first ever Soap & Glory makeup purchases after asking other beauty bloggers on Twitter which products they recommended. I went for Glow All Out, Archery and a Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick.

Model's Own HyperGel Nail Polish has just been released so I picked up three of those shades as I fancied seeing what the formula was like. I chose the shades Naked Glow, Cornflower Gleam and Blue Glint. Another new release is the L'Oreal Paris L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick so again I picked up three of those - Rose Melody, Rose Symphony and Fuschia Drama. I'm quite excited to give these a go!

I've built up quite a big collection of Real Techniques brushes after liking them so much and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to buy a few more! I went for the Expert Face Brush, the Powder Brush and the Blush Brush. I've heard good things about all three of these so I'm sure I'll love them.

I don't use a lot of dry shampoo but I thought I'd give some other Batiste ones a go. XXL Volume and Wild caught my eye so I went for those. 

A few weeks ago, Escentual had a 25% off sale on so I couldn't resist picking up some of the Clarins Spring collection lipsticks I'd had my eye on. They are Perfect Shine Sheer Lipsticks and I got the shades Tropical Pink and Coral Tulip. These are such gorgeous shades and I think they will be fab for Spring and Summer. Just bring on the warm weather now please! Having only tried the micellar water from Bioderma, I've been wanting to try more things from the brand so I went for the Moisturising Stick for damaged and dehydrated lips. I love my Nuxe Reve de Miel but it's not as good for on the go so this is where the Bioderma one comes in. It has an unexpected pear drops kind of scent to it which I'm loving!

Another online order that I placed was from e.l.f. I find it hard to resist their 50% sales and this is my third haul from them now. The silly thing is I've barely tried any of the products I've bought from there so far so I really must make some time to give them a go! I'm sure this order cost me less than £20 so I got quite a lot for my money! I went for the 100 Piece Eyeshadow Palette, two HD Blushes, the Studio Stipple Brush, Mineral Infused Mascara and two Moisturising Lipsticks. Lots to try!

On one of my trips to town in February, I came out of Boots totally empty handed! I was in shock and couldn't believe I didn't want anything. I then walked into Fenwick and quickly rectified the situation by coming out with two of the Nails Inc Gel Effect Polishes. I liked the look of these when they were first released and now that they've brought a few more colours out I had to give them a go. I chose Kensington Passage and Mercer Street, both lovely bright colours. I then hit the MAC counter and decided to buy three lipsticks I've been admiring for a while. I bought Sunny Seoul (Cremesheen - peachy coral), Pink Pearl Pop (Cremesheen  - mid pink) and Candy Yum Yum (Matte - neon pink). More Spring/Summer lip colours sorted!

Space.NK had one of their amazing deals on in February where you spend a certain amount and get a load of freebies. This deal was spend £75 and get everything you see above for free, apart from the Hourglass items which were my actual purchases. I'd been lusting after the new Ambient Lighting Blushes so this was a very good excuse to purchase some! I went for the shades Ethereal Glow and Diffused Heat. I also picked up an Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in the shade Edition. These were my first ever Hourglass purchases and I've already got a post up about the Ethereal Glow blush and the Opaque Rouge here.

I love Elemis products so when QVC UK had an Elemis Today's Special Value deal on the other week I had to have it. You also get so much for your money with these deals. I paid around £62 for all of the above but they are worth so much more than that! The Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser used to be my all time favourite cleanser so I'm looking forward to trying that again. I also love the Gentle Rose Exfoliator and have a post on that here.

I hadn't bought any makeup from Topshop for ages so today when I didn't buy any makeup from Boots, I decided to check out Topshop. I went for Glow in Polished (creamy highlighter) after seeing Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup rave about it. I also chose a peachy Nail Polish called Keepinit Sweet, a Powder Blush in Let Her Go (dark orangey-coral) and a Velvet Finish Lipstick in Macaroon. I've wanted this shade for ages! It's a beautiful bright pinky-peach shade.

Whilst I was in Clintons today I saw there were some new Yankee Candle scents and when I sniffed the 'Under The Palms' one, it was love! It has a tropical scent and smells a bit like Pina Colada cocktails. Yum! I have to say, I was very tempted by the White Chocolate Bunnies (link) one as it smells incredible! They only do it in the large jar for £19.99 though.

Have you been as naughty as me? Send me links to your hauls if you have!
What have your favourite purchases been lately?


  1. Wow what a lot of stuff I have my eye on the Loreal liquid lipsticks, the Expert Face brush is great I use mine for foundation. Loving the look of the MAC lipsticks too x

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  2. Wow that is an incredible amount of stuff! That gift bag from Space NK looks great though, you got loads with it! xx

  3. wow awesome haul, lucky you! :) Really want to try the topshop make-up range.

  4. Wowza!! I've seen the Topshop Glow on quite a few blogs now and really fancy trying it. xx

  5. Wow you picked up a lot of things makes me want to take a big trip to Boots!:) haha xx

  6. Eek, I should have steered clear of this post because you've given me the spending bug looking at all the lovely things you got! xx

  7. Huge haul! I'm a huge fan of sew lomax make up bags x

  8. I think this is the biggest haul I have ever seen! Jealous of the Space NK haul as I ordered my Hourglass stuff like the day before that offer came up :( Great post though xx

  9. That is one almighty haul post! Candy yum yum looks so pretty. Really want to try one of the Hourglass blushers x

  10. I agree this is one of the biggest hauls i have ever seen to, great post x

  11. Wow you bought a heck of a lot of stuff last month! Some fab products in there too - I'm not jealous at all haha xx

  12. Oh wow! you've been doing some serious shopping! I love the look of peach pearl pop though, I may just have to pick that up next time I visit MAC! :D
    Blue Glint - Models own also looks super gorgeous! But I have to stop buying blue nail polishes! And I cannot reccomend Real Techniques brushes enough! :D :D
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