Saturday, 23 March 2013

Mac and Boots Haul!

Happy weekend lovely ladies! I hope your all well and that the snow is not proving to be too troublesome for anyone. Usually if its cold and snowing, every part of me wishes to stay in, hibernate and just keep cosy. But despite the bad weather we've been having, I decided to take a shopping trip to MK with my favourite girlies for some much needed makeup retail therapy. This shopping trip had been planned for a few weeks and we were all so excited, so there was certainly no chance that the snow was going to ruin our plans. I'm so pleased that it went ahead as I had one of the best girly days out EVER filled with lots of giggling and of course lots of SHOPPING! So seeing as all I did was shop for makeup goodies, and I know how all of you love a good makeup haul, I thought it would be extremely rude of me not to share with you what I bought. 

When it comes to Mac, my wishlist is always endless, but this Paint Pot in Let's Skate wasn't anywhere near the top of it. In fact I hadn't even heard of it, until the other night when I was catching up with my YouTube videos and watched Fleur De Force and Sprinkle of Glitter use it on one of their videos. It looked really pretty from what I could see on the video, but I'll be honest, it wasn't something that I felt I needed, until I swatched it that is! This Paint Pot is gorgeous with its champagne pink colouring filled with loads of tiny iridescent golden flecks of shimmer, its just beautiful and I fell in love with it instantly. It looks perfect for those days where you don't want to wear a lot of eye makeup, but still want your eyes to look pretty with minimum fuss. 

I have been lusting after this eye kohl eyeliner from Mac for quite sometime, but the £14.00 price tag has always put me off a little. I know Kayleigh over at Couture Girl is a big fan of this liner and her eyes always look amazing when she wears it, so for me it was definitely something that I wanted to try. I have high expectations for this liner and this is probably the product I'm most excited about using out of all the bits I got. Kayleigh you are to blame for this one :p. 

Ever since the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation appeared on our Revlon counter, I've wanted to try it as I've always been a fan of Revlon's foundations. I know that there has been a lot of people moaning about its lack of pump and I agree - Revlon, how hard would have it been to design this with the pump added? But a lot of us beauties seam to think this is a great foundation, so I'm looking forward to trying it out and seeing how well I get on with it. I've heard it's supposed to be similar to the YSL Touche Eclat Foundation, which I've never tired, so it makes this Revlon foundation sound very appealing to me. I'll be sure to let you all know how I get on. 

I've been running low on my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer for a while now and had every intention of repurchasing it today in Boots - But to my disappointment they only had shade 1 and 4 in stock, so I decided I would try something new. I was at the Revlon Counter deciding which shade of foundation to choose, whilst my friends were also on the hunt for a new concealer and after swatching nearly every concealer Boots had to offer they decided that the Revlon Photoready Concealer was the one to try. They are big beauty fans too, so I decided to trust their judgement and popped one in my basket too. I am a huge fan of the Photoready Foundation, so I'm hoping this concealer will be a hidden beauty gem that I've stumbled upon.

This may come as a little shock to you all, but I have never EVER tried this much raved about Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and I can't tell you how happy I am to finally get my hands on it. For the last year and a half I have been using my Clinique Blended Face Powder, which I adore, but it's coming to an end, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to finally try this one out.

This is a repurchase for me, as the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzing Powder has to be my most loved and most favourite bronzer of all time. I love it so much that this is my fifth one I think!? I'm actually a little surprised that I've not done a review on this before as I talk about it loads and use it everyday without fail - I love its chocolate smell, and the finish that it leaves on your skin is just amazing. Its just a fabulous bronzer, I could talk about how much I love it all day... A review will most definitely be coming up soon. 

I only popped into Superdrug for a short while, whilst on my shopping trip and I decided that I would just pick this MUA Blusher up because its pretty and affordable. I've had this shade before and used the entire blush up, so it's definitely one that I reach for a lot. Shade 5 is a pretty coral shade with little flecks of shimmer in it. I love coral blushers and think they are perfect for the summer - So when we do eventually get some warmer weather, my cheeks and I will be set to go with this blush. If you would like to see what this blush looks like swatched you can find my review here.

Another shock for you, I have not yet tried one of the most hyped about products so far this year. Of course I'm talking about the Rimmel Apocalips. I decided that a must is a must and I can no longer wait to try these out any longer, so I decided to pick up the shade Apocaliptic as bight fuchsias have to be my favourite kind of colour to wear on my lips. I've heard nothing but fantastic things about these, so I have a good feeling that I'm going to fall in love with this beauty. 

A little while ago you may have seen my review on the L'oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara (here) and I love it  so much that in my review I know I said something along the lines of 'I don't see myself purchasing another mascara for the longest of time'. Well how wrong I was. I think I must have been in one of those moods today, where I just had the urge to try some new products. I've seen this L'Oreal False Lash Flutter being advertised on the TV and when I saw it next to my beloved Volume Million Lashes mascara, I was tempted to leave it there on the self. But right at the last minute  I had a 'what if this is better than the volume million lash' moment and decided to pop the False Lash Flutter right into my basket. I have to say I don't think I've ever tried a bad mascara from L'Oreal, there just a little on the pricey side, so I have high hopes for this one and that it doesn't turn out to be a regret!

This has got to be one of the best hairsprays I've ever tried and I haven't had it in my hair care beauty basket for the longest of time as I only really purchase it around the Summer. This is just because around this time of year I  do a lot of cheer related stuff and need a strong hold hairspray that will keep my big cheer hair in place. But I've really missed using this, so I decided to pick one up. I love the bright yellow packaging and it definitely will help put me in the mood for spring, even if the weather has different ideas.

So that's everything I got beauties, I've attached the link for each item in case you've been inspired by this little haul and want to get your hands on any of these products yourself. If there is anything that you are wanting an in depth review of, please just let me know in the comments below and I will get on it right away. Also, it's that fantastic time of year again where Boots have the 3 for 2 offer across all their makeup, so that means lots of beauty bargains are to be had :). I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and are keeping snug!

Lot's of Love



  1. Amazing haul hun! Love everything you bought!
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  2. I really want to try the bronzer. The paint pot looks so nice x

  3. Awesome haul! That Mac paint pot is seriously such a pretty color!!


  4. Glad you had a lovely time with all your mates :) honestly can't beat spending time with your mates & i can imagine all the laughter :) at least you braved the snow & it didn't ruin your plans :)

    I'm really tempted to buy the Rimmel Apocalips - still haven't bought one! :o it's a toughy one to pick one colour but the apocaliptic looks nice :)
    You have a nice selection of goodies to try & i can't wait to see any of your reviews on them :)

  5. Eeepp I just clicked onto this post for a read and spotted you'd mentioned me - thanks so much honey!! I hope you love Smolder as much as I do!! Its the blackest and creamiest eyeliner I've come across!! I love the
    Apocalips too and the Stay Matte powder!! I really want to try the Revlon foundation after all the hype surrounding it so I look forward to reading your review on that!! Lots of love darl!! Xx.

  6. I do not know the others but I loved Loreal's new mascara.. Gorgeous.. It really does what it promises. Also Revlon's new foundation is not bad.. better than I was expecting.. :)) Never tried Rimmel's matt powder so I really want to see your reviews on it.+ dying to see your Rimmel Apocalips swatches xxxx

    All the Best xxx

  7. Oh i freaking love that photoready concealer i went through like three tubes of it last year its great :) i seriouslyyyyyyyy want to try that bourjois bronzer i have heard SUCH good things about it

  8. Woah what an amazing haul lovely!!! I love everything you've bought.. and can't wait to read and see your reviews. I really like the idea of the hairspray.. it sounds like something I need in my life for sure! I so love the idea of that paint pot too ♥♥♥

  9. You got some lovely stuff! Been lusting after apocalips for ages! xx

  10. i love this haul! Love how you photographed it lovely :)
    Oh noooes i think you may have encouraged me to add 'Lets Skate' onto my wishlist - i also saw it on Fleur De Forces YouTube and convinced myself not to even look online at swatches but i might just have to have a nosey now :P it looks gorgeous!

    I recently got Mac's Smolder too - mine took a while to get going properly for some reason! Let me know if you find the same thing! It isn't as soft as how i imagined but it stays put :)

    I also need that MUA blush! Fab haul beaut xx

  11. i really want to try that mascara!

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  12. That MAC paint pot sounds gorgeous! x

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  13. I've seen sooo many haul posts today and now I'm absolutely itching to go shopping!
    Looks like you got some lovely things. I just bought the Revlon Photoready concealer too, I've only used it a couple of times so as yet I'm undecided, but so far the coverage seems a bit lighter than I'd like.
    Hope you've had a good weekend hun.
    Mel xx

  14. This MAC Paint Pot is gorgeous! I need to go get it asap! <33 And 'Apocaliptic' is my current lip product obsession; I love it so much!!!

    I am running an International Giveaway on my blog now, and I'd love it if you enter! :))


  15. I used to have this Bourjois bronzer, it smells amazing !

  16. Wow, you got some amazing goodies!
    Just wondering, what do you use for editing and adding text to your pictures? :)

  17. I love the Rimmel Apocalips :) great picks x

  18. Bourjois really make some verrry good products, in my eyes they are pretty much as good as a high end brand! I've heard such great things about the Rimmel Apocalips, I'm going shopping soon and I'm sure if I come across it I won't be able to resist buying it, haha.

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  20. I have a photo ready concealer/brightener that I really like - I am excited for your fuller review of the cover stick!

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  21. Cant reccomend the hairspray enough! holds curls really well and is perfect for up-do hairstyles. loveley post x


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