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Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Beauty Haul

This is a little bit of a different Sunday Post from me as a haul post isn't usually what I do but I've invested in quite a few new beauty bits and pieces recently I just had to share them with you guys.

 As you might have seen if you follow me on Instagram (if you don't then why not?! Get following me here), I recently won the House of Fraser Festival Hair Competition (you may remember my Festival Hair post) and won £100 of vouchers! Naturally I went online and spent it immediately and few of these bits are from that, including the NARS Illuminator in Copacabana. I've been mixing a little of this in with my foundation and I love it; it just gives the face that subtle dewy finish which is usually quite hard for me to achieve with my combination skin but I feel that this is actually the product my make up case was missing.

Next up we have the Benefit Erase Paste Concealer which I also got with the voucher. I'm quite reluctant to spend a lot on a concealer as I love my cheap Phwoarr Paint so I thought I'd just give this a go. It's a great concealer and very thick so you only need to use a very small amount for very full coverage but I'm still not sure whether I'd spend so much on it.

Taking full advantage of Boots Buy One Get One Half Price offer, I had to pick up these Elegant Touch Express False Nails. I love having long, glamorous nails but I just hate the clart on of the glue and the messiness and everything else (I have absolutely no patience for that kind of thing!) so these are ideal for me. They're so quick and easy to apply but I've only had them on one day so far so I'll get back to you on how long they actually last!

Another two products I got with my voucher are the Origins Clear Improvement Mask and the Urban Decay Brow Box, both of which I would repurchase. The quality of the product in the Brow Box is unbelievable and as I love my rather thick eyebrows, this has become a make up essential for me. The mask is perfect for my combination skin and leaves my face feeling so clean and fresh - a definite must have for skin which can get clogged and spot prone!

Finally we have the Benefit World Famous Nudes Palette which I picked up in the duty free on the way to Rhodes a few weeks ago. It's a great alternative to the usual nude palettes that are around with some beautiful and very wearable shades!

A bit of a long winded post today but I hope you enjoyed it! Do you like seeing these kinds of haul posts?

Amy x

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  1. I do love a haul post, it's great to know whether you think the products are worth repurchasing as well. I use Phwoarr Paint too, it's fantastic for the price! I've been wanting to try the Erase Paste for ages (I loved Boi-ing) but I'm also reluctant to spend a lot of money on it.

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I love when fashion bloggers do beauty hauls! I have got the Origins masks and really like it, is is definitely worth the splurge!


  3. I am intrigued with the NARS illuminator! I just brought my first NARS product the other day so I hope I enjoy it and maybe try the illuminator :)

    Her Whimsical Dreams

  4. That Urban Decay Brow Box needs to be in my make-up bag pronto!

    Cats in Crop Tops

  5. The Illuminator sounds amazing and I love the look of those nails, so pretty! I'm super jealous of you winning!! You got some amazing things :-) xo
    Jessie || allthingsbeautiful-x

  6. I love beauty posts but that's just the beauty fanatic in me haha! You picked up some great bits! I've never seen the UD brow box before but it looks really good, must give it a look! x

    Beauty with charm

  7. I've been dying to try that Origins mask for ages, I'd love to know how you get on with it! I love fake nails, I always have acrylics on but press on nails seem like a great alternative, plus they always have such gorgeous patterns.

    Catherine xx

  8. Definitely enjoying this kind of post! would love to see a makeup tutorial with the palette :)

    Luxveritatis.| Beauty.Fashion.Crafts

  9. You picked up some amazing bits and congratulations! <3 I really want to try the nars illuminator too but my wishlist is so damn long already ugh! Amazing post and would love to see more beauty posts too!


  10. I've been wanting to try the Origins charcoal mask for aggeess now!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  11. Gotta love a haul post! I'm really intrigued by the NARS Illuminator, it's something I've been thinking of adding to my collection for quite a while xo

    Lucy-J Loves | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  12. You picked up some great products by the sounds of it! Really liked this post! :) x


  13. So eager to try the Erase Paste! Would love to see a review when you've used it for a while.

    Charlotte x

  14. I love Benefit Erase Paste - I find it quite reflecting too, so it's perfect for illuminating under my eyes.

  15. The NARS illuminator sounds amazing, I've bought some of their products recently and love using them,


  16. Haul posts are interesting and really helpful for those who's curious about a product. Thanks for this post!


  17. Ah wow congratulations on winning! :) The Benefit eyeshadow pallet looks so good, i've always wanted to try it!

  18. Hauls are my guilty pleasure. I love to read/watch them! Especially makeup products; it's so satisfying to see what my favorite bloggers have picked up recently! My favorites are the press-on nails, they are the coolest styles. Congratulations on your win, it was well-deserved and I'm glad you got some serious enjoyment out of the voucher!

    The What's In Between

  19. What an awesome haul! Love those Elegant Touch nails!
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com

  20. That Nars Illuminator sounds fantastic, think I may need to pick it up at some point, eekk.
    Great post lovely, xx


  21. Great haul - congratulations on the voucher! I love the Urban Decay palette :) xx


  22. ah I would love to own all of these products!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  23. Congratulations on winning :) The NARS illuminator sounds awesome! x

  24. All of these products look amazing, especially the UD Eyebrow Kit as it's something I've been eyeing up for awhile.


  25. I really want to try that Nars illuminator and I've never seen that benefit palette! Lovely post xx


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