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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

February Haul

Hi Peeps!

So I haven't blogged in like a week or something (booo), but I thought that I would post about the stuff I've bought recently.

Hopefully it wont be as long as my Jan & Feb Faves but I cant promise anything (mwahaha).

So theres a few things (not many) in this haul. A couple of them are skin care.

I have two skin care products in this haul - both Lush products - the first is the Angels on Bare Skin facial cleanser. I heard about this product on Ask the Beauty editor and just had to give it a try.

 This is a fantastic everyday cleanser, it smells divine and works brilliantly. Its perfectly suited to my skin as it is designed to cleanse whilst calming the skin, reducing redness and gently exfoliating. It has whole bits of lavender flowers in so has a lovely lavender smell. You use the product and water to make a paste that can then be rubbed on skin to cleanse, it also contains ground almonds which have an exfoliation property which is gentle yet effective - Love this product!

The second product that I bought from Lush is a lip scrub in Sweet Lips.

This sugar based scrub is great for while I have dry lips as it buffs away the dead skin leaving my lips preped for lip balm. This scrub smells like chocolate (although they have 3 other flavours) and when you have used it you can just lick it off! Mmmmmm

 My third haul product is Avons Advanced techniques Scalp soothing conditioner.

 I find that in winter my scalp becomes dry and using this treatment once a week really helps to keep my scalp moisturised.

Now onto more beauty style haul products. I purchased a lovely china glaze nail varnish from the Cirque du Soleil collection after seeing the colour Running in Circles on the lovely for the love of laquer blog.

 I loved the green and knew that this would have to be on my toes all summer! So I bought it the same day! The pics don't do the green justice - its vibrant and full of sparkle whilst maintaining a really good shine.

The next product is something that I have tweeted a bit about - the MUA pallets. I got the Undressed pallet and the Poptastic pallet from superdrug last week.

Poptastic pallet 

Undressed pallet 

Both pallets are really good, there is a lot of hype surrounding the undressed pallet as it is supposed to be a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked pallet - but I just liked it as a set of really good neutrals. Which it is. I have used this most days since I got it and its so easy to work with, the colours have great pigmentation and for what you pay (£4) you really cant go wrong.
The poptastic one is a great collection of colour, the two gold tones are showing up as yellow in the photo - they are gold not yellow. I used this in conjunction with the Undressed pallet on Saturday night to create a purple smoky eye. My only issue with it is a lot of the tones are similar, like the blues and greens, if I could swap a few colours for say a more emerald green and maybe a canary yellow instead of the light blue then I really would. But again the colour pay off is really good and I love the addition of pink!

Another product that I really love is the Benefit High Beam - I bought this on the weekend as I was sick to the back teeth of the Bourjois one I was using which had gone rock hard and unusable.

So I wandered into boots and picked this lovely up. I've always been a bit dubious of cream highlighters before, but this one is working a treat and is lovely for my pale skin tone. I apply it in dots on my cheek bone and brow bone and then blend with a brush - its really subtle (as you can see) but when the light hits your face it is so effective and it glows.

My final haul product is also another one I was tweeting about - Avons eyeshadow primer.

It only comes in one colour, but I think could do with at least another 2 to choose from as if you were any paler than I am this would be too orange toned. I am going to compare this product to MAC's paint pot in Ocre but the colour is not as beige as the MAC product. However it works REALLY well - I don't really have too much of a problem with the longevity of my eyeshadow, however I really noticed a difference, colours 'pop' more, even after hours of wearing there is no creasing and the shadow really doesn't budge after you apply this!
So I would really recommend it, as it is much, much cheaper that a lot of the eyeshadow primers out there (around £4-£5).

So that's it for my haul!

I hope you enjoyed it and I would love to know if you've tried any of these products and what your thoughts are on them!

Ciao for now



  1. Hi Darling, great to see your post and thanks so much for the mention, you're so good :) Im delighted to hear you find it as good as I do, and its in your february buys :) I have to try high beam, its one of those items everyone says such great things about but I still have to try it..have to now after seeing this post x

    1. Hiii! Well I had to give credit where credit was due :) yeah really do try high beam its really good, Im always a bit dubious when products are hyped up so much, but this one seems to be working for me x

  2. how are lush's products!? i was going to buy their lip scrub a while ago, but then i realised i can probs do it myself haha
    great haul :D

    xo; L&M

    1. They are really good! I havent always been a fan, its the headachy smell you get when you walk past the shop that has always put me off, but the individual products are really good. And yeah the lip scrubs are pretty much just castor sugar and flavoring, but I must admit I do really love having it in my handbag and it works really well so I'm gonna say it was worth it haha


  3. Oooh I'm really interested in highlighters and was really close to getting Sun Beam last year, pretty sure either that or High Beam will be in my make-up bag this year though hehe :D
    That China Glaze colour is so beautiful too, never really seen anything like it before!


    1. The nail varnish is fantastic, and I got it for cheaper than a Revlon one, so I am totally in love!

      I was looking at sunbeam too, but Im never tanned even in summer so due to the paleness of my skin I stuck with highbeam - but they are both beautiful.

  4. Love the look of High Beam, will definitely have to pick that one up! Thanks for the mention, you're a doll!

    1. Its such a good product - you wont regret it :) and its a pleasure! xx

  5. Lovely little reviews! Really like your blog, following :)


    1. Thank you so much! I will be checking your blog out too! Thanks for following :) xx

  6. Great post hun! I would love to try Lush's Angels on Bare Skin! It sounds like a great product! :))


    1. It really is! Its so lovely to use because it smells so great! xx


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