Saturday, 5 October 2013

Birthday Haulin'


It's been a long time since I've blogged but the bug has bitten and I'm back with a vengance. In the process of taking a break, I turned 21, I had a lovely birthday (aside from a bout of illness towards the end) and I was very spoilt. I mainly got money so being the typical shopoholic that I am, I took myself into town and treated myself to some well deserved retail therapy.

First off, it had to be a special trip to Space NK. Come on, what kind of trip is it into town unless Space NK is involved?! I originally picked up the Nars Sheer Glow but they didn't have my shade in stock but in my other hand was the Hourglass Brow Arch Pencil. I'm all about my brows lately and seeing the brow mistress VDM herself use this in one of her videos, I knew I had to get my paws on it. A spooley on one side and a waxed pencil on the other gives defined, filled in brows with minimal effort. Perfect for those 6.30am wake up calls.

Of course, the inner skincare junkie in me just had to pick up some new bits and I knew as soon as I saw the Origins counter I'd have to head there. The Drink Up Intensive mask has been on my wishlist for months, I always pick up teeny samples in their little pots when I visit but never handed over the cash but I'm so glad I did. A small layer of this on freshly cleansed skin leaves my face nourished and baby smooth. And of course, what kind of beauty blogger would I be if I didn't pick up their new release, their Gin-Zing Moisturiser formulated with coffee and Ginseng is an early morning booster that sinks into the skin like a dream and compliments make-up application perfectly.

Of course, there was an obligatory trip to MAC. Aside from the poor customer service and the absolutely rude women who served me, I got myself some little treats. I'm not one for lippy, I have a stash but find myself applying lip balm or applying lipstick once then leaving it at home, so on that note, I got myself two very wearable shades which should help kick this bad habit. First off is Hue, a pinky nude which is a your-lips-but-better shade, this is so wearable and looks great with any makeup. Snob is a brighter lipstick for me, although I am fond of my bright orange and peachy shades, I tend to steer clear of pinks but Snob is cool toned pink, a touch drier in consistency than Hue but gorgeous on nevertheless.
Finally, after having a nightmare finding a good undereye concealer, I decided to pick one up whilst in MAC. The assistant recommended the Mineralize Concealer for under the eyes. This concealer is light weight and light coverage and has a radiant finish which works wonders for under my eyes to banish those pesky dark circles.

Have you used any of these products before?
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  1. the lipsticks are gorgeous xxx

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    1. I know, I've mainly been wearing Hue, I really need to pluck up the courage to wear Snob during the daytime xx

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  2. Great bday haul Beth! Love the mask as you probably know haha and love the look of all the other products! The lipsticks look so gorgeous and pretty!!!

    xxxxx

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    1. Their products are so lovely and all smell beautiful, definitely invest! Xx

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  4. Both lipsticks are gorgeous, perfect for trying to get more into lipstick!

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    1. Yeah that's what I thought, definitely two very wearable shades that can kick my lipstick fear xx

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  5. Perfect lippy shades! Great haul there, i want some of those origins goodies ^_^

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    1. Thanks love! Definitely invest in some origins, so worth the money xx

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  6. I hope you had a great birthday! There's no Space NK in my town :(
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    1. Thank you, my birthday was great. No space nk in your town?! God I'd cry! Xx

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  7. Mac 'Snob' Lipstick is one of my all time favourites :) Glad to see your back to blogging, hope you had a lovely birthday :)

    Natalie xx
    Youralmostalice

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    1. Thank you love, it's good to be back :) xx

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  8. I have the Mineralize Concealer, it's really nice and moisturizing x

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    1. I love it, perfect for under the eyes as it's not too heavy x

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  9. Snob is on my wishlist for a while! I am pretty curious about it!

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    1. It's worth the cash if it's something you've been lusting over and are a pinky girl!

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  10. Hope you had a lovely birthday! I love the origins mask and I've been wondering how good that concealer is, I have the kind pesky dark circles that won't cover up easily.
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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    1. Thank you, I did. The Mineralize concealer is great for under the eye as it's light weight, if you go into your local MAC give it a swatch :) xx

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  11. oh my gosssh i'm dying to try Origins Gin-zeng moisturiser - hope you had a fab birthday Beth - depsite being poorly at the end :) You deserved a few treats :) x x

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    1. Thanks love, I did and I'm all recovered now :) Hope you're well xx

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  12. Loving the lipstick choice! :)

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    xo

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