Saturday, 17 November 2012

Mini Beauty Haul...

Well straying away from me and my views like some of my previous post's have been, I thought I'd show you what I've been up to in the beauty/fashion world and show you my new mini (or not so mini) makeup/beauty haul...

Well I've got an addiction to nail varnish ect as naked nails are NOT my forte - so, sadly yes, I am dreaded having to let my nails be au natural for my production next week (yes I shall be blogging on it so keep posted, I'm soo excited!) - So this post is primarily nails, with a few things mixed in... As that's always exciting!

Jumping straight into it here's what I've got... (To cut to the chase all from Superdrug...)

From Top Left: Barry M: 318 Peach Melba (£2.99 £RRP), Barry M: 150 Red Glitter  (£3.99 RRP), Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream (£4.25 RRP),  Accessorize 4D Nails: Lilac Sorbet (£5 RRP), Accessorize 4D Nails: Paparazzi (£5 RRP),  MUA Makeup Academy: 12 Shade Undressed Palette, (£4 RRP),  Sally Hansen, Double Duty: Base & Top Coat (£3.95 RRP) Sally Hansen, Maximum Growth, Cuticle & Nail Treatment (£4.15 RRP), Max Factor, Max Effect Mini Nail Polish: Chilled Lilac (£3.99 RRP)
As you can probably tell from my picture I wasn't lying about the nails...

I had literally thousands of points saved on my Superdrug Beauty Card and when there's 'But-one-get-one-free' deals on, how could I resist stocking up for the glitter and glamour season home in Cumbria, where even though we have the likes of Superdrug and Boots - We are rather lacking choice.... Hint why my Mam loves Shopping down here...
Anyway, I digress, due to my collective points I got a few things for myself. eg. whats in the photo, and a few for pressie - which I can't show you all for the obvious reason they'd see.... Soo, let's get down to business...

I'll start with the nail varnishes....
From Left: Barry M: 318 Peach Melba (£2.99 £RRP), Barry M: 150 Red Glitter  (£3.99 RRP), Max Factor, Max Effect Mini Nail Polish: Chilled Lilac (£3.99 RRP),  Sally Hansen, Double Duty: Base & Top Coat (£3.95 RRP)
In the singular nail lacquer's I got:

  • Barry M: 318 Peach Melba - This Neutral Peach pastel colour is just so naturally me... It's versatile for day time and a night out making it a perfect all-year-round colour... Though I can't wait to make it mine in Spring/Summer...
  • Barry M: 150 Red Glitter This one is kind of obvious, but red glitter + Christmas time = Santa Baby... I though it would be fantastic for a fun Christmas night's out - or just to have a sexy red and black look this time of year...
  • Max Factor, Max Effect Mini Nail Polish: Chilled Lilac - This delicate colour, like the pale blue Rimmel I mentioned in my last haul, is perfect as a light colour by itself but also go fabulously with glitters and nail caviar on top - which frankly I'm addicted to at the moment... Not just that it's another versatile colour -which is my first thought when shopping...
  • Sally Hansen, Double Duty: Base & Top Coat - If you're a nail polish addict like me a base and a top coat is something you can't do without... Plus, I fell in love with Sally Hansen products years ago when my Mam first introduced them to me... This one is fabulous that helps strengthen your nails if you're like me and end up getting weak nails from my constant lack of naked nails...
  • Sally Hansen, Maximum Growth, Cuticle & Nail Treatment - This isn't on the above picture (because I forgot) but it is on the top one.... I'm not a girl that goes for professional manicures to help my cuticle's, but my Mam being trained, has taught me all about it. But I've let slip and have had dry hands and nails this season, so I've acquired this to see if it'll help...
That's obviously not all the nail products done - as I've told you I'm addicted to nail glitter balls or nail caviar as I've read/heard them called... Well, I went to see if I could get any more MUA Nail Constellations, but they were sold out... What I then saw made my eyes light up - Accessorize did their own version -which frankly has more choice and includes a nail farnish for a cheaper price! (Plus I got them BOGOF - so happy me!)

From Left: Accessorize 4D Nails: Lilac Sorbet (£5 RRP), Accessorize 4D Nails: Paparazzi (£5 RRP)
  • Accessorize 4D Nails: Paparazzi - This Purple coloured look is FAB! My favourite colour is purple - so I was instantly attracted! I HAD to have them and I haven't tried this one yet, but I adore the other so I should be in love! This is defintiely more of a night-out-look one and I can't wait to whack it on, on my next night out...
  • Accessorize 4D Nails: Lilac Sorbet - Yes, it's another pinky/purple colour - mainly purple as I am a self-claimed addict hehe... Well this one I have tried out (well not the nail polish included) and I BLOODY love it! No doubt I recommend this to anyone want a subtle glitter ball look for the season... Well that was all the nail polish items and there's only two more -so don't worry, I won't write for England today... But I need to show off the other two items I got... Plus they stick really well, though I do recommend using a clear top coat to gloss over to allow more time with it on...
MUA Makeup Academy:
12 Shade Undressed Palette, (£4 RRP)
Nivea Soft
Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream (£4.25 RRP)
  • MUA Makeup Academy: 12 Shade Undressed Palette - Yes, I'm a sucker for MUA and natural makeup so add them together this was a must have... I'd seen/had their Heaven and Earth Palette but even for the likes of me - there was only cream/nude colours - and even I like a little extra colour as I didn't want to risk it being too boring... It gives a fab natural look with highly pigmented colours as it has a mix of nude shimmers and mattes it does well even for this glitter season... If you are wanting a nude palette but actually want some colour don't got for the Heaven and Earth Palette got for the Undressed Pallette just for that tiny bit extra for the season - Also I have loved being able to use it for the likes of work and uni then switch it to night-out-mode... (Yes, I said night-out-mode... Forgive me...)
  • Nivea Soft - I got a mini of this when my Mam treated me to a mini Nivea pack - knowing I love Nivea lip balm Hydro and Moisturisers. So when I tried it I made it my hand-bag hand cream instantly and carried it everywhere.... I got a taste for it (figuratively, of course)  and simply wanted a bigger tub to keep me going as a girl with eczema in this weather, this £3 tub is a good investment! Plus it smells amazing and has a gorgeous pattern on it if you chose the right tub...
So there you have it - my Mini (or as usualy not-so-mini) beauty haul... I hope you've all enjoyed having a nosy at my buys - as I always enjoy having a nosy in shops and buying!

I bought a few other make-up items... But I'm thinking of responding to a "How much is my face worth" tag and leaving it until then, then I can be mortified when I realise how much I actually spend on make-up... Though I digress...

For now I definitely recommend all of these products to you, as they're versatile, usable, pretty, easy to use (in the case of the nail glitter) and simply fab with the cold winter season ahead of us - though most are pretty timeless...
Oh, before I forget, here's a photo of what a mixture between the Max Factor Chilled Lilac looks under the Accessorize 4D Lilac Sorbet.... It's gorgeous and I've wore this all week and LOVED it... I definitely recommend you all go for it!

Have you had any interesting beauty hauls recently?
If so, what did you get?... 
I'd love to know - only so I can go out and get it... Yes, I am beauty addict!

P.S. I MUST say Thank you to all my followers as now I have over 200 - woop woop - So Happy- I seriously can't thank you all enough for liking my blog enough to follow me... Thanks lovelies!
For this, I have left a little picture of me in my Blush ears from Children in Need night...


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20 comments:

  1. lovely!!
    that's a lot of products! cant wait for your FOTDs with these!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. Aww thank you - I can't either hehe I'm really excited by all of these and I already love wearing them hehe thanks for the comment...
      xxx

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  2. Great haul hun making me wan't to go shopping! the MUA eye pallete looks great wan't to try that.

    I'm running a GIVEAWAY check it out hun!

    pocockins.blogspot.com
    Sophie
    xx

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    1. Oh thank you hehe - You? It makes me want to go shopping - I may be an addict ehhe Thank you - I think I've entered, but I'll check you're lovely blog anyhow sweetie xxx

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  3. I love the red glitter nail varnish I have already used a whole pot of it haha so I need to buy that again!

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    1. I haven't tried it I'm really excited to hehe xxx

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  4. The 4d nails remind me of those sweets with all the bits on but i cant remember what there called! I really need to invest in these. Did they start falling off quickly?

    xo

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    1. They're lovely you just really have to leave them to dry properly and then put a wee coat of clear top coat on - I used the Sally Hansen and it lasted 4/5 days before having one or two fall off - you just need to have patience to let them dry properly xx

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    2. I'll follow your instructions then and pick them up next time i'm in town! :) These are going to look fab for christmas parties!

      xo

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    3. Good stuff bet you'll look fab darling xx

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  5. The 4d nails look so cool, defiantly going to buy some! :)

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    1. You sooo should I highly recommend the hehe
      xxx

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  6. I have a similar nail obsession, it's getting a bit out of control, hadn't spotted the Accessorize beads though so will be checking them out!

    Major love for Barry M Red Glitter as well!!

    Love the blog! x

    OCBeauty Blog x

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    1. With so much choice in the city it's hard not to let my nail obsession run wild! haha! Thank you for the lovely comment - the Accessorize glitters are a MSUT have in my book xx

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  7. Oh, wow! Great post! Your nails are amazing! *w*

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  8. the lilac nail varnish looks lovely : )
    lovee your blog - following now!
    xx

    www.girlinalbion.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Love the peach Melba Barry M polish. I'm a big fan of Barry M cosmetics.
    Thanks for checking out my blog
    following you now.
    xx

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  10. I LOVE 4D nails - invested in one of the Ciate caviar nail kits, but I'm so glad that loads of other companies have started doing them MUCH cheaper :P Definitely going to get the Accessorize ones to try!

    http://jesuis-hannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. The MUA palettes are so good! I got one not so long ago and was so impressed! Nice haul :) xxx

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