Thursday, 27 June 2013

Recent Make Up Purchases Part 1

For some reason I have felt more compelled to buy make up and beauty products last/this month than any month before, and I don't know why. It seems that many different brands are holding different offers recently, and I have definitely took advantage of them. I didn't buy all these at the same time, I bought them across a few months but I waited until they all had arrived to write the post about them! I've also bought a few other things and am going shopping on Friday so I'll pop them in a second post :)




The first products weren't actually purchased by me, but I thought I'd include them in this post seeing as though I acquired them in May. A month or two ago I entered a competition on Zoe from Sweet Electric's blog to win four MAC eye shadows and I was so shocked when she emailed me saying I'd actually won! I was super happy because I hadn't tried any of their eye shadows before, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on them. Thank you Zoe! To hold the shadows I bought a pro palette as well.

Next up is a little haul from MUA - Make Up Academy. If you haven't heard of MUA (where have you been!?) they are a budget brand that is available online on their website and in Superdrug. Their products start from £1, and their lipsticks, blushers and nail polishes are all this price. Wow! When I bought the products they had an offer of 3 for 2, so I decided to take advantage of it and buy a couple of things. In total all of this came to around £11, how amazing is that! I ordered the "power pouts" and the false eyelashes separately but thought I'd add them in here!

I often pop in to Boots to buy a meal deal before work, and near enough always have to look at the make up section too. Sometimes I manage to refrain myself, but some days I just can't help it. Wednesday was one of those days. I nipped in to get some lunch and decided to see what offers were on. Recently I've had a real hankering for new lipsticks, and decided to grab a couple of cheap ones to see if I'd get a lot of wear out of certain colours before buying higher end lipsticks. I noticed that Natural Collection had a three for £5 offer so I bought three lipsticks in shades I don't often wear.

As many of you know, Debenhams have had an offer on of 20% off make up and beauty products, so I couldn't say no now could I? I haven't been a fan of MAC foundations in the past. The MUA's who worked at MAC in Selfridges sold me the completely wrong shade twice, even after doing a 'skin match test'. The last one I bought was NC15, and this was a little too dark so when I saw that they had a released a paler shade of NC10 I had to buy it as their foundations do offer good coverage. Along with the foundation I bought a Burt's Bees lip balm in the flavour Mango. It's gorgeous!

This product is the one I may be the most excited about... The Real Techniques Core Collection! I had a bit of an issue with this being delivered, so it took around three weeks to get here but when it eventually did I was so happy! I've been debating buying this set for months, so when it was on offer on Look Fantastic I couldn't resist!

So that was quite a huge list of purchases, and I'm now pretty skint.... but expect quite a few reviews coming up over the next few weeks everyone and a part two!

Thanks for reading :)

Amy x


Also, little disclaimer (hate having to do this), but I purchased all of these with my own hard earned money unless stated otherwise:)



9 comments

  1. I looooove your haul!
    Looking forward to all the reviews :D

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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  2. Great post :)
    I've recently bought a MUA lipstick in quite a nude colour as I'm not one to usually wear lipstick so know nothing ha. But I'm not a big fan of the colour. Do you have a recommendation of another colour or your favourite? I like how cheap they are, especially for a beginner lipstick wearer who's not sure what to buy ha.
    xxx

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    1. Thank you! :)

      The bright pink you can see in the pictures is lovely from MUA. It might look a little too much but when applied it's quite toned down and really nice :) xx

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    2. Ok thank you and thanks for replying back :). I'll get myself to Superdrug and find the pink one. For £1 its not breaking the bank ha
      xxx

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  3. So many good buys here! Love the mac shadows! Can never go wrong with mua products either! Lovely haul :) xx

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    1. Thank you :) I know, MUA are a life saver! xx

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  4. I've heard a mix reaction about the foundation. Everybody says it's good coverage but like you have had problems finding the correct colour. I've also heard it's cause a few break outs on some friends. I personally use Clinique foundation but because I am spot prone and they have a range called anti-blemish liquid make-up which helps reduce redness and spots whilst your wearing make-up. I love the quad you won, well done with that !!! I love Mac eyeshadows, such a treat to use :)

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    1. It was a joke with the whole colour mis-match, they must have just wanted to sell more of this certain shade! I haven't tried the Clinique foundation! Thank you :)

      Thanks for reading!

      xxx

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