I have got to be the most conflicting blogger in the world. In my last post I said I had my 'saving head on' and I vowed not to go splurging my money, and today I'm posting a beauty haul. How does that work?! Well, the fact is, somehow I've managed to save a hell'a lot of money, buuuut I happened to be in town with my friend who was having a beauty shopping spree and so I ended up getting a few new make up bits as well. As a reward for working so hard of course! I haven't done a haul post in ages, so I don't really remember how to do them. But I'm pretty much just going to list the items for you. Plus I've swatched the lipsticks for you because I'm such a generous blogger. You're welcome.
Giant make up bag - Primark.
For ages now I've been cluttering up the spare room (where the big mirror is) with several little make up bags and carry cases with all my cosmetics in. It's been ridiculously unorganised and really untidy and just a generally stressful situation. But not anymore! I picked up this huge bag from Primark for small change and now everything is in one place. Finally! I have another bag inside this one which keeps my lip products in because I didn't want them all rattling around at the bottom. But it's all in one place. Hooray! Plus this bag is really pretty. So it's organised and beautiful. What could be better?
Real Techniques brush - Boots
I've got a few RT brushes but decided after a while of using the buffing brush that I needed the Expert Face brush in my life as well. It's a much better size for my foundation!
Eyeshadow brush - Topshop
I've been really getting into trying out eyeshadow recently and I have a Real Techniques shading brush but really wanted a bigger, fluffier one for blending, etc. I haven't tried this one yet but I'm hoping it'll do the job!
Sleek contour palette - Superdrug
Well I want to learn to contour. And it was cheap. So I got it.
Maybelline Falsies mascara - Boots
My trusty mascara combo ran out recently and so I've been on the hunt for a good replacement. Instead of repurchasing my old one that I liked I wanted to try something new, and for a while everything I've been trying has had a really FAT wand and I've decided I just don't like them. I like a thin wand that has a little curve (a spoon shape wand, if you will) and so I bought this one. Also I think I've seen Tanya Burr rave about it on her YouTube channel, and well I basically trust everything those YouTube gals say. I'm very easily influenced.
Benefit Brow Zings - Debenhams
I've been using an eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows recently since my pencil ran out and it has been soooo much better. The only thing is the colour was slightly too dark. Anyway I decided I needed a proper eyebrow kit to tame the bad boys above my eyes and so I got this one. Benefit is like the king of eyebrows so it was a no brainer really.
MUA eyeshadow primer - Superdrug
Since getting all into my eyeshadow I decided I wanted to be fancy and get an eyeshadow primer. I was shown one at the Benefit counter but when I saw the price tag I slowly backed away. Not something I wanted to spend over £20 on so I settled for the (much more reasonable) MUA one instead.
Lipstick 'Beatnik' - Topshop
I don't have many lipsticks that aren't crazy bright colours and so I decided I really needed to fix that. You'll probably never catch me in a 'nude' lipstick and so this nice muted pinky/beige will have to do.
Lipstick 'Screen Siren' - Topshop
THE most beautiful red lipstick that I've ever seen in my whole entire life. (The picture doesn't do it justice.)
Collection Lipstick 'Pink Shock' - Superdrug
This lipstick is the brightest pink in the whole world. I literally look like ginger barbie(?!) when I wear it, but it was only £2.99 and it's all a bit of fun, right?
Revlon lip butter 'Wild Watermelon' - Boots
And last, but not least, my first ever Revlon lip butter. I know, I know, where have I been hiding?! I've always thought of myself as a bright or matte lipstick kinda gal and not ever been that into lip glosses. So lip butters seemed like they'd be a bit too shiny for me. Anyway, I'm a changed woman. I bought this on a total whim and I'm absolutely in love. Not only is it really light and creamy and wonderful but the colour is so perfect as well!
WELL, there you have it. Bit of a haul for you! This was a pretty wordy post, do you like this sort of thing? I don't normally go on big shopping sprees as I tend to buy things in dribs and drabs, so I sort of forget about doing hauls but hey maybe I can get organised and start keeping track of the stuff I buy if you like to read this sort of thing!
Let me know..