Monday, 23 July 2012

Mini Beauty Haul & Announcement!!

This was fuuun :) I've been on a spending ban for so long, it was nice to treat myself to a few things - and finally pick up this NARS* eyeshadow duo I had been eying up!

John Lewis was the first place I hit - I swatched a few eyeshadows but this one had been calling out to me for a while. It's called Alhambra and retailed for £24, I paid £21.60 and John Lewis had 10% off beauty. It was between this and Isolde (which is next on the list) but I thought I would get more wear out of these neutral peach shades for the summer. Both shades are shimmery, but one side is a natural pinky-peach and the other is a golden peach shade. They compliment each other perfectly and are beautiful enough to use separately. I also tried out the NARS Laguna bronzer but it didn't look too good on me! Although that might have been the 8 hour shift in the heat!

NARS* Eyeshadow Duo in 'Alhambra'

I went to MAC* then as I really wanted a nice matt brown shade for the crease - I was looking for something like Cork, but then I tried out Wedge on the back of my hand and really really liked it. It's surprising as I'd never really liked the look of it online. Thankfully, the eyeshadows in MAC haven't gone up in price along with the lipsticks and they are still £12.

Finally, I popped into LUSH to check out their new make-up and to get a new pot for my Retread conditioner, as my mother knocked mine off the shelf and a big chunk broke off the bottom! LUSH handed me over a replacement pot to decant my conditioner into without delay, they are all so lovely. I had a look at their make-up line, but nothing particularly 'wowed' me and leapt off the shelf. There were a few nice lip colours but £14.50 is a lot of money and I don't have endless amounts of money. I buy a lot of make-up yes, but things I've looked at a lot and things that I know I'm going to use a lot. So nothing stopped me in my tracks, but I will have a proper look and try and get a few things to review them for you guys. While I was there, I picked up another massage bar as my beloved Therapy will be no more soon. I bought 'Peace' this time - it has a very earthy, woody smell, rather than the orange-cocoay smell of Therapy. I believe I paid £6.95 for it.

That's it for now, I should be picking up a few things over the next few weeks - if there's anything in particular you want me to review, let me know in the comments and I will try my hardest to get it done :)


I know I'm a long way off, but if I can get to 50 subscribers, I will be doing a giveaway of either: a MAC* Lipstick or a Chanel Nail Varnish. Possibly limited edition! You will have to be subscribed to my blog to enter so make sure you do!

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