Hey lovely people! So a while back, I think around the end of August I did a rather insanely large SpaceNK haul, and I bought a lot more than I anticipated, all because of this special deal they had on. The way I see high-end makeup is that it’s a real treat, especially as I have more than enough makeup circulating right now anyway ._. so when I do get a new NARS blush or whatever it’s a big deal! The majority of the haul is still in it’s box, and whenever I reach a personal goal I treat myself. I’ve worked out (as a psychology student har har) that I am highly motivated by rewards so its brilliant achieving something and getting that instant gratification! said every human being. ever.
I would definitely say I have shifted my views on the whole highend/drugstore. I used to be very much a drugstore girl and hated the thought of spending more than £10 on a product. Now that I have been working for over 2 years, and buying makeup for pretty much a year and a half, whilst reading blogs etc; I’ve learned that 80% of the time when you ‘invest’ in a high-end product you’ll be getting higher quality, longer lasting on the skin and longer lasting product because a lot of the times you have to use less of the stuff. That’s not to say I don’t still love drugstore, but I certainly adore the odd treat now and again!
So today’s haul is a mishmash of stuff I bought recently and stuff from August which has been ‘earned’ ^_^
One of my most recent purchases thanks to the ASOS 20% off sale has been the NARS velvet matte lip pencil Bahama which is actually my first ever NARS pencil and I was incredibly excited to get it! I’ve been eyeing up the line for months, but not wanting to purchase a red shade which I wouldn’t really use often enough to justify the price tag, I went for this dark nude colour, a mix of pink and brown and the kind of shade that I can slip on everyday and not worry about!
I also bought the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Stromboli. This is another product which I have heard sooo much about, and I am super excited to try it. In a way it’s kind of my first proper high-end foundation which has medium/full coverage and which will probably be reserved for the more special of occasions! I don’t think I’ll be opening this just yet as I’m currently testing out the Bourjois Happy Light foundation and the Benefit bigger than BB cream, however I might just try a TINY bit for Sunday’s charity event....just a little ;D
I bought my FIRST ever Chanel beauty product at the beginning of September, and could it be anything other than the Soleil tan de chanel . I mean I did linger at the little square boxes o foundation but the ridiculous amounts of bases that I have collected over the past 6 months firmly led me away from them! A little bit of of thought did go into this insanely luxurious purchase, I own the Bourjois bronzing primer and I adore the stuff. It’s a beautiful cream bronzer which can give me a healthy warm glow with little effort. The main disadvantage is it doesn’t quite as long as I would like, and a little birdie told me that Chanel and Bourjois are made in the same place, so I’m expecting beautiful things from this. Plus the size of the stuff 100% justifies the price tag, because it will last for ages! (like I said, you tend to get your monies worth with highend!)
The By Terry Baume De Rose was part of the SpaceNK bonus, and I think it’s one of the most adorable little pots I have ever seen in my life! Now the full size of this balm costs a whopping £38 for 10g which is a little bit insane. I don’t think I could ever justify such a huge price tag for a lip balm, but the mini version is a welcome addition - I wanna see my lips turn better than Kylie G’s for this price tbh ._.
Finally I picked up the most ADORABLE mini palette in the whole wide world, from the wonderful theBalm of course! I coincidently saw this the day I passed my driving test and so of course I HAD to pick it up from the ASOS sale! theBalm Auto Balm - California Face Palette is ALMOST the most perfect travel palette I have ever seen in my life. It is a little bigger than my bank card, and includes a blush (not a shadow shade for me at all though!), crease/brow shade lid/liner shade and a highlight shade. It would be the ultimate palette if it had more of a neutral base shade for all over the lid, but aside from that I think its fabulous for the price and the fact that is it in the design of a driving license is SO darn adorable!! It was fate that I picked it up on the same day, and lets be honest here - the perfect excuse ^__^
That concludes my haul for the rest of this month and I’m very excited to be using all of these over the coming weeks!
Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts? (:
Thanks for reading!