Saturday, 2 March 2013

Haul! (Sorry about the lateness)

I was planning to do this haul on YouTube,but as seen as I can't get my camera working I s'pose it has to be a blog entry.

It was actually quite a while ago since I went shopping and got these products but now I get to show you then and what I think of them so far :)


The first item is one I actually bought today. This has been recommended time and time and again and this product is.... Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder!!

I had seen this particular product being raved about ad as it's a fairly new release I thought it would be good to give it a try :)

I have very pale skin so I bought the lightest one that I could find (I don't know if they do a translucent powder). The shade I bought is 010 Fair.

The packaging is fairly simple and it does come with a little rectangle sponge (which I haven't used), I use a powder brush and if I'm honest, whilst I still love this product and I will be using it everyday, I was expecting it to stay matte for longer.
The coverage is great and leaves a very smooth texture, so I really do love this product and I don't want to sound like I'm bashing it but I just wish that I wouldn't have to blot or reapply throughout the day. You can find this product at most Revlon suppliers (Boots, Superdrug, etc.) and it retails for around £7.99

The other face product I bought was the Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfecter.

I had been after a concealer for a while because as I was starting out in beauty blogging, I realised that I might have to show my face to you all from time to time. I don't notice the dark circles under my eyes usually and it is only when I take a picture that I see them, so obviously  needed to invest.

There were several things that attracted me to this product. First, the fact it is new. Second, because it is a BB cream. Third, because I wanted something that would actually help treat dark circles, which it claims to do.

This has a rollerball applicator and I I thin t isn't important but it is soothing when you put it on.Personally, I use my ring finger to blend this in but you can use a concealer brush and it will work just as well.

Don't be put off by the fat that t is a little yellwey because it is supposed to be like that and when you blend it in you won't even notice it!
This retails for £9.99 (I think)

The next lot of products are eye products :)

I think that lately I have spent a fair bit on eye products, for me at least, but they are all essentials!

The first Product I'm bought was a beauty guru favourite and this is the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

So from left to right the colours are;
Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal.
I love this palette because its ALL neutrals which I love for everyday usage, so even though I thought that it was a little pricey, I know I'm going to use it a lot.

I also loved that it came with a proper eye shadow brush because I don't use the little sponge applicators, I think they're too small and fiddly. The palette also comes with a sample size of the primer potion (which I was planning to buy any way!)

It's just a tiny little tube which as a wand applicator with the sponge at a slight angle.
I have used this everyday since I got it because it is honestly the most amazing primer! I apply my make up around 7:00am Mon-Fri and by 5:00pm, when I come home, my make up is still perfect, no smudges at all :)

The palette and primer potion sample retail for £36 :)

Next, I was in need of a new mascara because I was using No7 Lash 360 (Which I love) but I was running really low on it and wanted to try something different. I was also using MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash and I've had it for about 3 and a bit years so I'm sure that it's probably not safe to use :S

I went for the Maybelline Rocket Volum' Water poof mascara in black.

I went for the water proof version because no matter what I do it will always smudge. I rarely apply mascara to my bottom lashes any more because of this and also because I think that it you have fair coloured lashes then this can make your eyes look bigger.


This is the applicator, the bristles are actually fairly small but the barrel is big and this helps to curl your lashes and get a full coverage.

I really hate that when you buy a new mascara you end up with loads of product coming out and you have to spend time trying to get rid of it before you apply it. But I didn't have to so that with this mascara which  a really pleased about.
This retails for £7.99

I also bought another set of neutral eye shadows! I only do this because they will go with almost any lip colour you have and you don't have to sit planning your make up, or end up wasting a lipstick/ lip gloss because you never use it because it doesn't go with anything!

This is the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye shadow quad in 515 adventurous
And this has a shimmery cream highlighter, shimmery medium brown, shimmery green/brown and a dark matte brown. This is great if you want to do a neutral smoky eye (which is always for me!)
They have a little guide on the back on how o apply but personally I do this;

Apply the highlighter to the brow bone (standard), use the medium shimmery brown all over the lid, then apply the shimmery green/brown into your crease to add depth, next use the matte dark brown in the outer corner to darken the eyes slightly, finally blend until smoky!

This product does actually stay quite a long time (I reckon if I teamed it us with the UD Primer Potion it would become permanent!) and they do it in a variety of colours :) This retails for £7.99

Next up it's lip products!

This first one is my absolute godsend! I freaking love this lip stain!!
This is the Maybelline Superstay 10 Tint Gloss

 I have this is Endless Ruby which is a deep cherry red and what I love is that you can layer up the colour :). Provided that you aren't drinking anything without a straw, this will stay put for hours!

It smells amazing too, it's like either cherry or berries but I just want to eat it.

I have literally been wearing this gloss for 2 days straight.
It retails for I think £7.99

The next one is one which I had heard people talking about and I tried it out and I now have 3 of them because they are soo good.

 The Rimmel Apocalips collection came out a few months ago and they have 8 colours.
I have Big Bang (bright red), Nude Eclipse (nude) and Celestial (beige pink)

They have a very strange applicator, it's like a a normal wand but it has a pocket so that you get more product come out at once :)

They also have a slight watermelon smell to them in my opinion but apparently I'm the only one who thinks this.

They are £7.99 normally but when I got them they were £5.99 (They could still be) and were on a 3 for 2 from Boots

Lastly, nails!

I only bought 1 new nail varnish this month and it is Essie in Mint Candy Apple;

This is a pastel green which is very on trend this Spring.
In fact all pastel colours will be in trend.

I have a gold watch on and I really don't wear a lot of gold but as this actually means something to me then I wear it all the time. However, I think that this particular pastel green goes really well with gold as an accent colour so maybe you want to try doing something like that with your outfit.

The nail polish is very glossy and applies quite smoothly which I am really happy about

Essie nail polishes usually retail for around £7.99

I really hope you like me reviews on these products and let me know which products you have been loving lately :)


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