Hello lovelies! Recently I've been treating myself to a lot of retail therapy and over the past few weeks I've accumulated a pretty large haul that I thought I would share with you all. There have been quite a few products on my wish list as I've felt that my beauty and makeup collection needed a bit of an update! With the "help" from Boots' 3 for 2 offer on pretty much everything beauty related, I was able to pick up a few bargains as well as some naughty impulse purchases from the beauty counters!
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette | £37.00 | LINK
One of the first makeup items I picked up was actually the one I had been lusting after the most and it's of course the beautiful Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. After weeks of umming and ahhing at the Urban Decay counter, I finally took the plunge and added this gorgeous rose gold palette to my collection. So far I have been enjoying it, but I do find it's a bit harder to work with compared to the original Naked palette. The colours and packaging are beautiful but I do think I need to have a proper play around with this palette to find some eye looks that I like.
Topshop Nails Nail Polish | £5.00 reduced to £1.00 each | LINK
I've never been one to buy many of Topshop's nail polishes. I absolutely adore their lipsticks and cream blushers, but never really went for their nail varnishes. The other day I spotted they had a basket full of polishes for just £1 each in their sale, so I decided to pick up these 3 very pretty shades: Twilight Tease, Tingle and Suffuse. Twilight Tease and Suffuse are both metallic finish polishes that are opaque in 1 coat and look lovely on the nails! Tingle is a sheer pink polish with lots of silver glitter in it and looks amazing over the top of Suffuse! My opinion on Topshop's polishes has definitely changed since trying these shades, so I'll definitely be trying some more in the future!
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 100 Ivory | £6.99 reduced to £5.00 | LINK
I finally picked up a new foundation. For me this is really rare as I usually tend to stick to 1 foundation for 2 or 3 years! After really enjoying Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation, I thought I would try their sister version that contains not shimmer. The glow you get from Wake Me Up is lovely, but some days I would much prefer to have a less dewy looking face. I've been using this for almost a week now and I absolutely love it! The coverage and formula are great, perfect for the skin look I like to go for!
Soap & Glory Archery in Brownie Points | £10.00 | LINK
After spending almost a year using a random Benefit eye shadow to fill in my brows, I thought I would try something completely different. I'd heard that Soap & Glory's Archery was a really quick and effective product to use to fill in brows. It has 2 sides: a thin brush end that you can use to tint your brows and the other side is a brow pencil. I've been really enjoying the tinting side as it leaves my brows looking defined yet still natural looking!
Soap & Glory Feel Good Factor* | £12.00 | LINK
I actually was sent Feel Good Factor by the lovely girls from Soap & Glory and I thought I would pop it in this haul to give you a brief overview of the product plus my initial thoughts! This is a translucent BB cream that you apply before your makeup to help moisturise, prime and protect your skin from the sun's UV rays - a great multi-purpose product! So far I've found this leaves my skin feeling really soft and helps my makeup stay put pretty much all day, even whilst I'm at work! I'm really enjoying this product so far, it's a great added step in my face routine to help improve my skin. I will be posting a review of Feel Good Factor on my blog soon, so if you want to read more then do keep your eyes peeled!
Soap & Glory Lid Stuff in What's Nude | £10.00 | LINK
I've seen so many bloggers raving about this little eye shadow quad and with every post or video I saw, I wanted it even more! What's Nude contains 3 matte and 1 shimmer shadows which are all great everyday shades. I haven't actually tried the shadows yet but I'm planning to include Lid Stuff in a few upcoming posts so I will update you all on it then!
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Fuchsia-Ristic | £8.00 | LINK
After receiving a Gloss Stick at Christmas in Nudist, I knew I had to add more of these lip crayons to my collection! I'm already a sucker for lip crayons and personally, I think Soap & Glory's has one of the best formulas on the high street! Fuchsia-Ristic is a bright coral shade that leaves a really pretty wash of colour on the lips. My favourite thing about these lip crayons is the scent, it's blooming lovely - plus they have a really moisturising formula which leave my lips feeling very soft.
Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo & Conditioner | £5.99 each | LINK
Recently my hair has become very frizzy and "fluffy" looking due to all of my little baby hairs starting to grow through - grr! I thought I would swap up my shampoo and conditioner to something a lot more hydrating to help smooth my hair back down. I opted for Aussie's Miracle Moist duo as I knew that they would really help moisturise my hair, and so far they have! My hair is a lot more manageable since using these together plus my curls have become a lot more defined. As always, these Aussie product also leave my hair smelling gorgeous so it's a win-win situation!
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner | £4.99 | LINK
For an extra boost of hydration (and because it was free in the Boots 3 for 2 deal!) I also picked up the 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor. I've seen this featured on Anna's channel quite a lot saying how well it conditions her hair, so I thought I would try it out as well! I really love this product, again it smells amazing and it does leave my hair feeling so much stronger and nourished! A big thank you Aussie for saving my hair!
Superdrug Vitamin E Radiance Eye Cream | £2.99 | LINK
I've always suffered with dry eye lids and I've never really found an eye cream that actually helps clear this problem up. I love the Superdrug Vitamin E range so I decided to pick up their eye cream on a whim and see whether or not this could help cure my dry eye lids. This eye cream is quite temperamental. You have to use the right amount and pat it into your eyes otherwise it will go all funny and leave white bits round your eyes - not a pretty look! But, if you do use this cream correctly it leaves your eyes feeling really soft and over the past few weeks it's actually cleared up my dry skin problem! I am impressed with this eye cream and even though you do have to work with it in a particular way, it's well worth it!
Superdrug Vitamin E Super Balm | £3.99 | LINK
At the same time I picked up a new product in the Vitamin E line called Super Balm. This is a multi-purpose product that can be used on your lips, nails, cuticles and dry areas on your body. As I have been trying out gel polishes recently, I thought this would be a great product to put oils back into my nails which can be lost with the use of acetone and primers. It has a really smooth formula and leaves your nails feeling nourished and cuticles feeling soft! Definitely a great little product to have in your nail bag!
Lush Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb | £2.95 | LINK
Finally I picked up a couple new products from Lush (even thought I still have a few left from Christmas!). The Fluffy Egg bath bomb is a large pink egg with little flowers in and smells just like Snow Fairy. This will leave your bath water smelling amazing and will definitely help people who are craving the Christmas favourite Snow Fairy products!
Lush Rose Bubble Bar | £2.95 | LINK
This is probably one of the prettiest bubble bars I've seen Lush do and it went straight into my little wicker basket! This little bubble bar smells very floral and soothing due to it containing rose oil, plus with the cocoa butter it will also help leave your skin feeling really soft! The Rose bubble bar is quite small, but I definitely think it's worth the money purely because of how lovely it looks! I'm really looking forward to my pamper bath times with my new Lush goodies!
So these are the latest beauty and makeup additions to my collection! I'm really happy with everything I've picked up recently and I can't wait to start creating lots of new looks with these products. I hope you enjoyed this haul and let me know if you've tried anything I've bought recently.
Have you bought any beauty or makeup products recently?
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