Friday, 3 January 2014

Beauty Haul

Before Christmas- which seems like millions of years ago- I did some shopping however never got a haul up in time as I wanted to take a little break over Christmas to spend time with friends and family. This is quite a small haul as I am a little confused between what I bought and what I got given for Christmas. So I thought I would show you some of the bits I picked up over December. For this time of year I love blouses and I initially really wanted a blouse with a detailed peter pan collar however I couldn't find any I liked however I did see this light grey blouse from Primark which I loved. For £9 I couldn't exactly say no, I really wasn't sure about the hidden buttons however to my surprise it looks lovely with a dainty necklace or perhaps a jumper with the collar poking through. They did lots of other colours and I think this blouse may have made me fall in love with blouses again. I also finally picked up a Revlon Lip Butter in the shade 'Pink Lemonade.' I kept putting off this purchase for a long time and I really don't see why as they are a perfect every day sheer lipstick. I loved this and I can't wait to pick up more from the range.
I actually went into Mac to buy the Rebel Lipstick however chickened out at the last minute as realistically I would never wear it due to the colour being so dark and out of my comfort zone so instead I picked up something I have wanted for a long time, a Mac brush. I find Mac brushes to be ridiculously expensive so it took me a long time to justify the £18 price tag, however after picking up the 217 I don't regret this purchase in the slightest. This brush is perfect for blending eye shadows; whether that would be into the crease or just general eyeshadow application. I think I would love to pick up the 266 which is perfect for your brows as I am need of trying and testing new brow products.
If you read my Favourites of 2013 post you will know I love Models Own Nail Polishes. I have discovered and loved these polishes over the last two months and this was my sixth addition to the collection in Southern Lights. Southern Lights is a beautiful opaque purple/ blue glitter nail polish. It literally only requires two coats and the nail varnish is opaque. The only thing which annoys me about this is taking it off, which is a gripe I have with all glitter nail polishes. Is there any other Models Own nail polishes you recommend as I want to try some more out over the next year?
 
Excuse the state of this as I have been using this. This is another product which has been on my wish list for a long time, The Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. I have never tried a Highlighting Concealer before and was intrigued to see whether it made a difference to my under eye circles however I was left disappointed. The product is light and does diminish dark circles without creasing however it doesn't compare to the likes of the Lasting Perfection Concealer from Collection. So unfornately I won't be repurchasing this once it runs as I really expected more from this however I will be trying other concealers. Also the colour range isn't the greatest as I picked up the latest shade in Ivory which I find to be slightly too dark and my skin is not the lightest so I wasn't exactly impressed.
 
Thank you for reading,
Olivia x

14 comments:

  1. Oooo I really want that MAC brush and the nail varnish, very pretty :)
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    1. Expensive but great investment:) and it's so pretty I'm in love with the colour:)xx

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  2. That nailpolish looks so pretty ! x

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    1. It's such a pretty nail polish for this time of year!:)x

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  3. Ah I definitely want that MAC brush, sometimes I think it's worth paying a little more to get the better quality!! Great post
    xxx

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  4. I've heard nothing but positive things about the 217! Great post xx

    Jasmine Cara

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  5. The 217 is up next on my beauty-lustre-list. Thanks for confirming the hype around it! Just stumbled across your blog and will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for upcoming posts. Loved this one.

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    Gen xo

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    1. It's ok:) a purchase you won't regret! Thank you:)xx

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  6. Great post! Love your blog!
    you have a new follower! :)

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  7. ahhh i love revlon lip butters!! jel you have the 217 - im dying to get my hands on it! :) X

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    1. A new love of mine to!:) I think it's literally my favourite brush ever:)x

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