Haul | Huge Collective Make Up Haul


* Purchased

So this is a bit of a collective haul of all the new goodies i picked up the first couple of months of 2015. I placed my 1st Sephora Order on the 1st of February. I have been putting products into my Sephora basket for months ever since they started shipping to the UK. But to be honest there just wasn't a lot that i wanted that i could not get here, especially as they won't allow us to buy products that are sold in the UK (lame i know). I have been good with not spending my money on makeup since the fall-time so i decided since i had saved up enough pennies to splurge a little i would do so.

As well as Sephora I also did some shopping in store at Boots, Lush & John Lewis as well as placing an order online with House of Fraser. I do also have a Makeup Revolution post to put up shortly. Most of the items i purchased in this haul were on my wishlist for the past 6 months and a few items were just random splurges i saw in store. This post has actually sat in my drafts the whole of February so i thought it was about time i published it lol


BATH & SKINCARE

I am a regular at my local Lush in Cambridge (The manager James is Lovely), so i often pick up bubble bars, bath ballistics and bath melts on the regular (plus I'm totally a sucker for bubbleroons), but i had run out of my favourite lush face masks & Cleanser. So i decided to repurchase them. These being the BB Seaweed Mask and the Let the Good Times Roll Cleanser. When it comes to products i use on my face I am extremely picky about smells, so if something has a strong overpowering scent or has a smell i cannot  stomach no matter how good it is i cannot use it :-( Despite advice on the Mask of Magnaminty i couldn't stomach the smell of mint (I actually hate mint) so i decided to step our of my creature of habit box and purchase their Cupcake fresh face mask. I must admit it does smell appealing.



Of course a Lush trip wouldn't be a Lush experience without purchasing some more bath products so i picked up another of my favourite bubblebars in Creamy Candy, Granny Takes a Dip ballistic, Sex Bomb ballistic and another favourite The Comforter bubble bar (mmm blackcurrant). I tend to gravitate towards sweet smells items, vanilla or citrus fresh.



I have been wanting to try the Philosophy Hope in a Jar moisturiser for a while now but couldn't justify spending £35 on a full tub when i still have so many moisturisers at home. So when i noticed  that John Lewis were selling a Philosophy Radiant and Refined kit for £29.99 with a good sized sample of it i had to buy it. The kit consists of another Purity cleanser (one of my favourite cleansers i literally just finished up this month) a pipette jar of When Hope is Not Enough serum and the Hope In a Jar moisturiser. I like to give skincare items at least 3 weeks before deciding if i like something or not. I had to to finally buy the Kiel's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This has been on my list for just shy of a year but when it came to repurchasing  a new cream after my Bobbi Brown one i chose one by Bare Minerals which i now regret, so with no hesitation this went into my House of Fraser basket faster than lightning. It is very thick so i use it at night time. Gutted to see i paid £33 there when its £20 everywhere else. I see all sense of bargain shopping went out the window.


LIPSTICK PRODUCTS


I picked up a couple more of my favourite Lipsticks by Chanel. I have several Chanel lipstick finishes but the Rouge Coco Shines are by far my favourite. I have tried many other brands in this finish (Revlon, Loreal, mac, YSL) but i just don't find them anywhere as nice or nourishing on my lips. The problem i have with my skin and lips is that it drinks everything up!! I find even with lip balms underneath most lip products actually dry out my lips and they begin to crack. My lips are uber sensitive so i am picky about which products i put on my lips, in fact most lip balms don't work well on them. So when you find something that works you tend to stick to it. I picked up the shades Deauville & Romance, as soon as i left the store i had to apply Romance on my lips only to find that when i got home i already had it (sign of a makeup addict when you don't remember the shades lol). I also picked up 3 Lip color lipsticks by Tom Ford online through House of Fraser. It was my first order through them and i was more than pleased, my order arrived just 2 days later with free postage. I chose the shades i would wear the most in Sable Smoke, Pink Dusk & Spanish Pink and i received a free adorable Mini Pink Dusk lipstick. I still have more i want to get, but they aren't cheap. I blame The Beauty Look Book and The RaeViewer for my taste in these lol.


I also got through Sephora a Marc Jacobs lip gel in Severine, 2 of Sephoras own brand Ultra Shine lip glosses in Natural Look & Dazzling Violet, i chose the violet as i have no shade like it and wanted something to compliment a lot of my purple orchid shade lipsticks for the spring. I also picked up some of their Lustre Matte Long Wear  lip creams in Fig and Petal and a Agave Lip Mask in champagne pearl. This is so thick and hard to get out of the tube. I picked up some of the Rimmel Exaggerate lip liners in Addiction, East End Snob & Tiramisu. These are so creamy and actually last surprisingly long on my lips, i do wish they had more variety of shades though. I also got a Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker clear lipgloss which doesn't tingle on my already big lips but i love the smell and thick consistency of it, it means it is long wearing on me. 
Sephora also had a lipgloss set by my favourite lipgloss brand Stila. The lip glazes are one of my favourite lip glosses so when i saw they had the Stila Putting on the Glitz lip glaze set for only $35 i was all over that. Beauty bay is also selling this for £27. They come in a cute gold holder with a pretty headband that actually gets stuck in my hair, oops.






FACE BASE PRODUCTS



As a huge fan of the Nars Sheer Glow foundation despite having oily combination skin (oily t-zone, dry around nose and under eyes and normal on the cheeks) i squealed when i saw that Nars had finally released their All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation on their website, i had to get it. Unlike the sheer glow this doesn't oxidise to your skins natural colour, what you see in the bottle is the shade that is going on your face so make sure to pick the right shade. Nars have a cool foundation matrix that you can upload a photo to and it matches your correct shade (you can also upload a photo with foundation on because if its your correct foundation shade it will match it to that). I picked up my usual shade in Punjab (Medium 1) as i knew it would be a tad bit darker and my sheer glow Punjab is too light ,but Santa Fe (medium 2) is too pink for me and Stromboli (medium 3) is too dark.




I also picked up their new soft velvet loose powder in desert, as a huge fan of the light reflecting loose powder i knew i wanted to try one of their face powders. The shade is actually a perfect match to my NC25 shade. I finally purchased the creamy concealer and i went with the shade custard (Usually it's always out of stock) which is a great match on me not too light at all, however as nice as this feels it does crease on me even when set with a powder. I just have to face facts that i will never have Jaclyn Hill perfectly smooth under eye circles with no creases. I'm getting older now and my desert dry eyes want to absorb everything that touches them. I also picked up the Rimmel wake me up concealer which i surpsingly like. From House of Fraser i also purchased another Kiel's product the the Micro Blur Skin Perfector. It has a slight skin like peachy tint  (similar to the benefit porefessional) so it can even be worn by its self with a touch of powder on top.


More face products i picked up were some Becca highlighters. I could have purchased these from space NK but my last couple of experiences with ordering from them online were awful so i decided to order from Sephora instead. I picked up the shades Opal and Rose Gold. One of my favourite brands i cannot buy in the UK is Kat Von D's makeup brand, so i had to buy her new shade and light contour palette (I mean what contour addict can pass up on this baby) one with willpower so that rules me out. Boy oh boy is she beautiful, i cannot bring myself to play with her just yet as she just looks too pretty. I do wish i had purchased the brush also. From Boots i picked up the Maybelline Fit me powder in my same foundation shade 220 i extremely picky about face powders so I'm hoping i will be pleasant surprised. By the recommendation of Kaushal Beauty i got the Natural Collection eyeshadow in Crushed Walnut, she uses this to contour with in every one of her videos.




EYES & BROWS

I saw that Loreal had decided to jump on the brow game but i only decided to pick up 1 product the Brow Artist Plumper in transparent. I see no plumping effect but it does hold my brows in place and the brush is small so it combs through perfectly. It can leave my brows feeling slightly crispy but nothing a spoolie cannot fix. I have been on a major mission to find a mascara that doesn't transfer or flake on me so decided to look online at recommended waterproof mascaras and i picked up the Givenchy Noir Couture waterproof mascara from House of Fraser which as beautiful as it looks on the wand sadly transfers on me. I also picked up the Lancome Hypnose Drama waterproof from John lewis and this also transfers more on me than the regular one (I'm feeling beaten and may have to realise no mascara will not transfer making me look like i have been crying and have panda eyes, perhaps it is because of my eye shape?).



I did purchase more mascaras but i don't like to open too many at once, so i have to use the ones i already have open. Luckily i have my Anastasia Lash Genius Top Coat to help, its just such a pain to take off but its amazing. The other mascaras i picked up were Loreal Voluminous x5, Loreal False Lash Architect waterproof (yes it transfers still), loreal volume million lashes waterproof (i've yet to use) and Maxfactor false lash effect waterproof mascara. I do want to try the laura mercier waterproof but my local beauty counter had none in stock. I had to repurchase another Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper from Sephora as it is my holy grail eyeliner.



I am loving playing with everything. I have not included photos of everything as i plan to write reviews on what i have purchased. 
Are any of the products mentioned favourites of yours or on your wishlist also?

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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