Monday, 25 February 2013

What I've Bought: Beauty & Make Up

Oh how I love spending...






I really shouldn't go shopping when I'm upset haha I tend to go a bit mad and buy a tonne of things to cheer me up but hey we are all guilty of it at some point :)

What I bought -

Bendy Rollers
These can create a tight curl or a lovely loose wave depending on how much hair you wrap around each roller and all without heat. Win!

Cocoa Butter Formula Eye Cream
I have never tried any of their facial skin care so was intrigued when I saw this. I know I dont need anti wrinkle cream yet, but prevention is better than cure. It glides on easily and has a smoothing finish.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Foam Face Wash
 Bought it as I have the toner and I love it. It will be good to use the two products in conjunction with each other. On first impressions it is very refreshing for the skin.

Soap & Glory Clarity 3 In 1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash
This is a re-purchase. Its a gentle scrub with a pleasant fresh scent. As its not harsh I tend to use it everyday as my skin in quite uneven and oily. This doesn't dry out my skin either. Great product!

The Beauty Parlour Body Scrub
Another re-purchase. This is a really grainy, gritty scrub. Fantastic for helping to remove fake tan or prep skin for tanning.

The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Fragrance Mist
LOVE. This is a real true vanilla scent that isnt too sickly. Its sweet, but fresh and long lasting.

Revlon Eye Primer + Primer - Shade 003
This is fantastic for brightening up the under eye area. I bought shade 003 as it is very light and I want to be able to use it when I tan. A good addition to my make up collection.

Lush Grease Lightening
A great skin treatment containing witch hazel and tea tree oil. A little goes a very long way. I like to use it all over my face to mattify my skin. This has been something I have always wanted to try as I have seen countless reviews. It is living up to the hype so far :)

LOOK Beauty Blush - Shade - 4 Rosy
I have never tried anything from this range before but fancied buying a new blush. I dont have any in this sort of shade. Its a peachy pink and leaves a fresh glow to the skin. I will definelty purchase more from this line in the future.

Real Techniques Blush Brush
I love the real techniques range of brushes. The stippling blush has totally changed the look and application of my make up. I am yet to try out this brush, but looking forward to doing so.

NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara
I have wanted this ever since I seen a review of it from The Sunday Girl Blog (fantastic blog!)  It has a curved large wand, perfect for gathering product and curling the lashes. I dont find it clumpy and find it really thickens out my lashes (see image above)

Primark Anti- Bacterial Wipes
These are handy to have in your handbag. They also came with a zebra print. They are moist and have a pleasant scent. I love the packaging... Will fit into my tacky love of animal print just perfectly :)
Thanks For Reading

Link me any beauty hauls, love to see what other people are buying

Helen xX

34 comments:

  1. Love this post. Love the look of the NYC mascara- not something I'd ever think to pick up the effects look fab! X x

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    1. Thank you so much :) Yeah I have never bought anything from NYC before, but Im glad I bought this. It was on offer at the time too :) Xx

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  2. Wow! Loads of fab stuff there! I just love the real techniques brushes, i need my collection to grow.

    Xxx

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    1. Yes! same, Ive only got 2 real techniques I will be building up my collection though :) xX

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  3. I am a little bit obsessed with Soap & Glory products, I love the smell. I recently bought a RT buffing brush and it is amazing x

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    1. I know, right?! Their body scrubs are gorgeous :) I want to try the real techniques buffing brush. Think it will be next on my list for sure xX

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    1. Thought I'd treat myself since I was away from home.. and I certainly did.. haha xX

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  5. I've always wanted to try Look Beauty blushes especially after seeing them featured many times in etcllymlrs xx

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    1. Go for it! I will possibly do a FOTD post wearing it and some other make up I forgot to include.. oops X

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  6. That's a good haul! I've never tried any Look Beauty before, is it a good range? Xo

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    1. Well The blusher is the first thing I have tried as it isnt stocked where I live. I really like it and I wouldnt mind getting some more shades. Really like the packaging also :) xx

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  7. Ooh.. Definitely keep us posted on the Lush Greased Lightening! Great haul :)

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  8. Your eyelashes are so long and pretty!

    xoxo,
    francescaxdoll.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, they are a good length. Probably the only thing I like. Thanks for stopping by :) x

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  9. Beauty Parlour looks interesting - like soap and glory - worth a try :)

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    1. Beauty parlour is a lot cheaper than soap and glory, worth giving a go x

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  10. I have the Grease Lightning from Lush and I personally don't see a difference when I use it, would love it if you could let me know what you think about it once you've used it! Would really appreciate it if you could check out my blog...

    http://bonjourperfection.blogspot.co.uk/

    Chloe xx

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    1. Im really liking it I find absorbs excess oil really well. I havent been using it for individual blemishes, just all over my face to make it less oily x

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  11. I have a tendency of shopping to cheer me up too. I come home with lots of great stuff but I know it's not really good for my bank balance hehe^^
    I love body shop and soap&glory, would be interested to know how u get on with the real technique brush, I'm looking for a new blusher brush! x

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    1. Aye it always seems like a good idea at the time haha. Yeah they are fantastic brands! well, to be honest I am finding the blush brush a bit too big, it would be perfect if it was slightly smaller. Its good for bronzer. Thanks for stopping by :) xX

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  12. That looks like such an exciting haul! Nice blog :)
    Wanna follow each other?
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  13. I saw the Cocoa Butter Eye Cream the other day but resisted buying it, may have to purchase as I love their products :) x

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    1. Yeah they also have a face wash and scrub I wanna try :) x

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  14. Face soap clarity. Love it!!! X

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    1. I know, I was pleasantly surprised :) x

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  15. ahh wow these all look so nice! i am definitely putting most of that on my next shopping list ahha xx would be great if you could check out my blog? and follow back if you like it?? xxx

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  16. Its been money well spent :) yes sure :) xx

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  17. Hi I've just nominated you for the Liebster award head over to my blog for rules x

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  18. Hello!

    new follower here! I bought greese lighting a few weeks ago and im not sure if im using it correctly or not but it doesnt work for me! it just drys onto my skin like glue :( :(


    xxx Brooke

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    1. omg that doesnt sound good at all :/ Im still loving mine :D x

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