Sunday, 6 January 2013

Christmas & New Year Beauty Haul!

I know I'm not the only one guilty of this, but as soon as Christmas Day was over I went a little crazy with my spending! I had some Christmas money and really did take advantage (sorry savings!), but I picked up quite a few things I'd resisted buying for awhile and got a few bargains too!


The No7 Illuminated Makeup Mirror from Boots was reduced from £49.99 to £15.99!! It seemed stupid not to pick it up really! I can't wait to try it as it has 360 degree lighting around the mirror, designed to eliminate shadows and glare. Should be great for plucking eyebrows too!

I ordered the Jemma Kidd Makeup Masterclass book from Amazon for £14.40 (RRP £22.50). It's a big old book but it means you get decent sized pictures. So far I've read about things like the makeup formulas that suit different skin types and tailoring your eye makeup to your eye shape. I'll definitely review this when I've finished reading it!


The next one I am so excited about - I finally have my hands on Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair! I picked up the 50ml bottle as it works out better value for money than buying the 30ml. The bigger bottle is an eye-watering £58.00 but I had a £20.00 gift card to take away some of the pain (thank you again to the girlies at CSI Beauty Blog, whose giveaway I won it in!).

The EOS Lip Balm in Summer Fruits has been on my wishlist for months and months and can finally be taken off! I love the quirky sphere shape, plus it smells and feels lovely on the lips. You can get this from the website Naturismo for £5.99.


I also picked up some MUA goodies as my local Superdrug FINALLY got a decently stocked stand. Before it was just lipstick, eyeshadow, some of the nail varnishes and powder/blusher. Now they have everything! So the Heaven and Earth Palette, Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde (I love the fact it has a brush at one end!) and Lip Boom in It's a Situation ended up in my basket for £8.00 in total. The Lip Boom lipstick is a very brave colour for me, but Lisa Eldridge used the darker one (LMK) in one of her videos I watched recently and it looked amazing on her and her pale skin. They didn't have LMK on the stand, but I think I actually prefer this one anyway. Plus one of my beauty resolutions is to try out bolder lip colours. 


Finally, I ordered a few things in the sale from Feel Unique. I originally put more in my basket but was very well behaved and took a few things out at checkout! The bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer was reduced to £15.20 and the Korres Lip Butter in Quince to £4.80.  I also bought a 50ml Salcura Antiac Acne Clearing Spray for £8.49, but I've started using quite a few new skincare products recently so I'm going to wait awhile before adding another to the mix.


I will do full reviews of all these products in the coming months!

What beauty products have you picked up recently, in the sales or otherwise?

Beauty Bird xx


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  1. I really want to try a Korres lip butter, Quince is such a nice shade x

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    1. There's so many nice shades, it was so hard to choose just one!xx

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  2. Oo you got some absolute bargains, especially the mirror! I've been looking for someothing like that! Looking forward to all your reviews, the lip products look like such lovely colours.

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    1. The mirror was definitely a bargain! Reviews coming soon :-) xx

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  3. MUA products are such a bargain, I just hope they don't hike up all their prices this year now that they've become so popular! What a bargain with that mirror - I was oggling it before Christmas but couldn't justify that big spend.. so I'm just going to run into town and see if they've got any left in the sale!! Thanks!! xx

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    1. Hopefully they won't as it's one of their best selling points! Ooh good luck finding the mirror, hope you pick one up xx

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  4. I stocked up on the lip butters from Korres as well, I think it may have been your tweet that I noticed how cheap they were!

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    1. Such a bargain! Getting more is so tempting...!xx

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  5. I'm really looking forward to seeing your review of the Estee Lauder Night Repair! I got a No7 mirror as you saw on Twitter, and I love it. Although the light isn't very good if I am honest! xo

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    1. As soon as I've been using it a good few months I'll do a review I promise :-) I've heard that about the light, I really need to get it out of the box and try it!!xx

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  6. You've picked up some amazing things! I had to resist the No7 mirror when I saw it for that price- it was a hard thing to do I tell you! xx

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    1. I can imagine that was, well done on resisting!xx

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  7. I have a mirror just like that and it's so useful!
    I love how many things you can get for your money in the sales, and it seems like you have done a great job!

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    1. I'm not good with sales shopping, but online it's so easy! Especially if you know what you're looking for :-) xx

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  8. Fab haul! Love EOS Summerfruit, Korres Quince and the bm Primer :) Looking forward to seeing what you think of everything! x

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    1. Thanks! I think it was your blog review on the lip butters that made me want one :-) Will do reviews on all three xx

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  9. Eeeeeek! I got the mirror at the beginning of December and the same MUA palette underneath my Christmas tree!!! :) X

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    1. Ooh nice! What do you think of them?xx

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  10. The Korres lip butter was a bargain, I'm going to have a look on the Feel Unique website right now! :)
    x

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    1. Let me know which one you get :-) xx

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  11. What a great collection of goodies! Can't wait to hear what you think about the EL Advanced Night Repair - I used it years and years ago before I had the kids (good grief that's a long time ago!). I love the Bare Minerals Prime Time and the MUA palette. Looking forward to the reviews! xx

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    1. Thanks Jenny! So many things to review now :-) xx

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  12. Yay you finally got ANR :)! You will love it, so worth the money! x

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    1. I know!!! I've been harping on about it for so long haha xx

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  13. Wow, you picked up some really great stuff. Love the Jemma Kidd make up book, illuminating mirror and Korres Lip Butter. I have the MUA Heaven & Earth Eyeshadow palette, it's one of my favourite make up products this year xx

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  14. Amazing finds! :) I didn't go too mental in the sales but I did pick up some fantastic nail varnish sets at TK Maxx recently. 30 nails inc polishes for £29?! Definitely! Amazing blog, following :)

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    1. Wow that's amazing!! Very jealous of such a bargain! Aw thank you :-) xx

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  15. I keep looking at the No 7 mirror but not sure if I'd use it or not. Would love to see a review on it if you get time :)

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. I will definitely do a review on this :-) xx

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  16. These are lovely! Amazing blog and I love your posts; am now following :)
    Would love a follow back :D
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  17. I've tried a paler lip boom by MUA but I was really unimpressed maybe because it was so pale, I hope this one works for you. xxx

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    1. It's a slightly scary shade for me but I thought this was a cheap way of giving darker colours a try :-) xx

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