Monday, 15 April 2013

Big Birthday Beauty Haul

Hi lovelies! About a week and a half ago it was my birthday and I turned the grand old age of 26! I received mostly money for my birthday, but this was perfect as I really wanted to go shopping and have a bit of a splurge, as I never normally have enough money to do so. So the weekend after my birthday I went shopping... twice. Oops. Please note that the purpose of this post is not to show off, just to share with you all the beauty bits I received for my birthday and what I treated myself to - I love reading hauls myself! I'm not going to go into all the products in much detail, but I promise reviews will follow!


I was so excited when I opened my presents to find some products I'd had my eye on for ages! The Real Techniques Stippling Brush, Models Own Fruit Pastel Collection and Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Lemonade all featured on my most recent beauty wishlist post, so it's nice to cross these off! The Miss Dior Eau de Toilette perfume smells and looks gorgeous! It has a light, floral scent that is perfect for the daytime and it is officially my new favourite perfume. I've never tried Soap and Glory's Scrub Actually body exfoliator before, but if it's as good as The Breakfast Scrub then I'll definitely be in love!


The above products I bought on a shopping trip with the lovely Poppy from Let's Drive Far Away. We went to TKMaxx, The Cosmetics Company Outlet, Boots and Superdrug - typical beauty blogger haunts! Oh my did we pick up some bargains!

TKMaxx
In TKMaxx I found a Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder by Physician's Formula, which includes a mirror and brush for just £4.99! In America this costs $13.95, which is about £9.00, so I definitely got a bargain with this. The shade looks like a perfect match for my current pressed powder but for a quarter of the price!

I also managed to find this Nails Inc Colour Collection set, which contains five mini nail varnishes, for just £12.99. The RRP of this is £22.00! The shades are just beautiful, really vibrant and classic colours that I'll never get bored of.

The Cosmetics Company Outlet
This store is the place to go for big name makeup, perfume, skincare and haircare brands at discounted prices, including Estee Lauder, Clinique, MAC, Origins, Bumble and Bumble, Ojon, Smashbox and Bobbi Brown. Some of the products are current and others are from now discontinued or limited edition collections. I personally was most excited about going to the MAC section- as you can tell from what I picked up!

1. MAC Nail Lacquer in Hyperion - paid £7.00 - RRP £10.00 (from a limited edition collection - MAC for Daphne Guinness).
2. MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Supreme Style - paid £10.25 - RRP £14.50 (current product).
3. MAC "A Tartan Tale" Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag - paid £19.25 - RRP I think was £28.00 or £29.00, unfortunately I didn't write it down! (From a limited edition collection - contains a tartan makeup bag, Viva Glam V lipstick and lipglass, however the latter two can still be bought separately.)

I am especially excited about finding the Viva Glam V lipstick, as I've had my eye on this for awhile!

Boots/Superdrug
Finally, I bought a replacement Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation, the Witch Anti-Blemish Liquid Concealer and a tub of solid coconut oil. The coconut oil is only £2.29 for a 125ml tub, however it's currently on offer for £1.50! I'm going to try this on my hair and also use it to make my own lip scrub!


H&M
Finally, when I went shopping with my Mum, I picked up some bargain bits from H&M. How gorgeous is this makeup bag?! I couldn't resist the bird print and it was only £2.99! I also grabbed this cute mini nail set for £1.99 and one of their nail varnishes for £2.99. I've never tried their nail varnishes before, they look very Butter London-esque! This one is called Prim and Proper. 

Other
I also thought I'd include in this haul the fab freebies I picked up with Marie Claire - a Jergens body moisturiser and Ciate nail varnish in Pocket Money. My friend also kindly gave me this Rimmel nail varnish in Euphoria. I don't think I need any more nail varnish...!!

I will officially now be giving my bank account some time to recover. In fact I'm planning to go on a spending ban next month - but I'll post about that nearer to the time.

Have you tried any of the above products? What beauty items have you hauled recently?

Beauty Bird xx

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  1. Happy Birthday :) lovely stuff, the hummingbird pouch is cute (^_^) x

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  2. I bought the marie claire for the freebies! I hope to find some physicians formula products in TKMaxx that was a super find! Also I want that bird print bag, so cute! PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :p

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    1. I'm so pleased that I found it, I hope you do too! Thank you so much!xx

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    1. The scent is just lovely isn't it :-) xx

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  4. The models own polishes look amazing, hope you had a great birthday x

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to try them xx

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  5. Everything is perfect!! Those Models Own colors are so nice x

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    1. Aw thanks! They're beautiful aren't they xx

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  6. A belated Happy Birthday, love everything you got!

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  7. The vichy foundation looks amazing, totaly help my skin aswel! Defiantly need to pick one of them up!!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The Vichy foundation is FAB! I love it, it has amazing coverage and so is perfect for my spot prone skin xx

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  8. Hope you had a good birthday, you got lots of lovely beauty goodies :D xx

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  9. Happy Birthday :D I love your TK Maxx bargains, xxx

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely be making more trips to TKMaxx!xx

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  10. Happy Birthday :) great haul I want to get the Models Own nail polish smell lovely.

    pocockins.blogspot.co.uk
    Sophie
    xx

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to try them, one on each nail I think :-) xx

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  11. Happy Birthday hun! (: Love the Models Own nail polishes so much!

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com/

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    1. Thank you! The colours are so, so pretty xx

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  12. Wow what a haul!! Happy Birthday hun xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know, I did splurge a bit :s Thank you!xx

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  13. Aw, love this :) I had such a great day & we definitely did really, really well! I want that perfume as well now haha, I keep coming across samples of it- such a sign! xxxx

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    1. It is beautiful! I recommend it :-) Thanks for a lovely day xx

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  14. Great haul! Happy belated birthday :)

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  15. You've got some lovely products there Sasha! Love the Nails Inc Mini collection - gorgeous! xx

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    1. I'm really pleased with my haul - the last I'll have for awhile!xx

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  16. I'm literally in love with everything you got!
    The tartan Mac set was such a find! :)
    Hope you had a good birthday
    x

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    1. Thank you! I'm so pleased I found it!xx

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  17. Some lovely things and I hope your birthday was perfect :)

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    1. Thank you, I had a lovely day :-) xx

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