A Huge Beauty Haul!

So I’ve recently gotten a new job, and I’ve been earning a lot more money than I’m used to, which means one thing, and one thing only… Beauty Shopping!

When transferring from my old job to my new job, I went through a phase of getting paid from both, and having never seen so much money in my account at one time, I ended up spending a lot on beauty products…

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My first stop for my shopping spree was Colour Pop. I’ve wanted to try Colour Pop for SO long, but knowing I would be graced with a huge custom fee slip I’ve always stopped myself from ordering. Recently I tried a friends highlighter from the brand and completely fell in love with it, and it was that, that inspired me to do an order finally.

So the first thing in my basket was said Highlighter- The Super Shock Highlighter in the shade Flexitarian. This highlighter is gorgeous! Its a beautiful champagne shade, that suits my skin tone so well. The texture of it is so interesting too! Its like a hybrid of a cream and a powder. Its so smooth and silky and look so beautiful on the skin.

I also picked up the Give It To Me Straight eyeshadow palette, which is beautiful! Its a warm toned neutral palette and the shades are so pigmented and creamy! Its my current go-to palette! I also wanted to try one of the individual shadows, so I got the shade Sequin, which is a rusty, glitter shade, and its BEAUTIFUL!

The last few bits I got are the Brow Boss Pencil in Dark Brown, the Creme Gel Eyeliner in HoneyDude, Two Lippie Pencils in BFF and Clique, A Lippie Stix in Brink and the Concealer in Fair 02.

I absolutely LOVE everything I got, and I wish I’d done an order ages ago!

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I haven’t bought any brushes in ages, and I defiantly needed some new eye ones in my collection. I have a couple of face brushes from Spectrum which I love so I decided to pick up some eye ones! I got the You Look Marbleous 8 Piece eye set, and I absolutely love them! They’re so soft, and they look so chic! Would definitely recommend!

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Feel Unique were having a really good deal, and I was in desperate need of some new skincare, so I grabbed a few bits! The deal Β was spend Β£80 on Skincare and get Β£90 worth for free, so of course I spent Β£80! I picked up the Antipodes Manuka Honey Mask. I’ve had this before and loved it, so this was a great repurchase for me. I’ve wanted to try The Ordinary Lactic Acid for SO LONG, so I finally got my hands on it, and it hasn’t disappointed yet! My skin is looking incredible since using it! I also got the Kiehls Glow Formula Skin Hydrator, which is honestly Incredible! I’ve been skipping out on foundation so much recently because of this. Its gives my skin a gorgeous, tinted glow, that makes me look so healthy. Absolutely love it!

My favourite thing from this order has the be the Nugg Mermaid Marine Peel Off Mask. This is a super thick mask, that dries down to a rubber like texture. Its super cool, and it feels really tingly and fresh on the skin which was so relaxing. My skin felt incredible after using this and I need a life times supply of them ASAP!

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My last purchase was defiantly an impulse buy, and was heavily encouraged by a friend, but I definitely do not regret it! The Luna Beauty- Life’s A Drag palette was released on Beauty Bay and I couldn’t not get it! I’m a sucker for a versatile palette and this one has such a good mix of neutral and fun colours. The shades are gorgeous and creamy, and those two shimmers are INSANE! Also can we take a moment to appreciate how MASSIVE this palette! The pans are huge, and its such heavy, luxurious feeling palette. Absolutely LOVE.

I think I’m all spent out on Beauty Products for the next LONG while!

My Current Beauty Favourites

I’ve found myself not as into makeup as I’ve always been lately. I’ve had a lot more makeup free days, than days wearing makeup. That being said when I do wear makeup I’ve been going back to the same few products over and over again.

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As a base I’ve been loving the Sleek Lifeproof Foundation. This is a medium coverage foundation, but I’ve been wearing a light layer of it, and its helped to even out my skin tone, and it makes my skin look fresh and natural. I’ve really been trying to embrace my skin lately, and I’ve finally got a skin care routine that I love and is working for me, so this foundation has been great at showing my natural skin, but also evening out my uneven skin tone.

Along side that, I’ve been loving the ColourPop No Filter Concealer. This is such a creamy concealer, with great coverage, which is perfect for me as my under eye circles are SO bad. This also does not crease on me at all, which is rare in a concealer! The only downside is that it oxidises quite a bit, but I find once its been blended in its really not that noticeable. Just go for a shade lighter than you think you’d need.

The last makeup product I’ve really been loving is the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless pressed powder. I’ve really struggled to find a powder that I can use under my eyes to set my concealer, that doesn’t look cakey or crease instantly, but this one is perfect. I apply it using a power puff and I press it into my skin, and brush away the excess. This has been working so perfectly for me and its so cheap too!

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As I mentioned earlier I’ve found a skin care routine that I’ve been absolutely loving lately, and pretty much all of it is from L’Oreal. The first product I’ve been loving is the Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser. I’ve been loving this as it’s a gel, rather than a cream and it feels so much lighter on my skin, but still gives my skin the moisture it needs.

The next product is the Smooth Sugars Glow Scrub. This smells incredible and has worked so well on my skin. I use it on dry skin to make it work more effectively, and it makes my skin feel so smooth and soft, but also gives it a really lovely glow. Its not a harsh scrub either, so it feels gentle on the skin, and not like its causing damage like other scrubs I’ve used in the past.

The last product I’ve been obsessed with the is Pure Clay Glow Mask. I use this alongside the Detox mask, which is also amazing. The Glow mask really helps to brighten the appearance of the skin and makes the skin feel so smooth, as it includes exfoliants in it which help to remove dry skin.

My skin has felt amazing, and my bank balance is pretty happy with it to, when compared to all of the Kiehls products I used to use. You can get amazing skin care for a small price and I’m so happy I’ve finally realised this.