Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Post-Christmas Haulin'

You know that film, Confessions Of A Shopaholic? Well that's about me. I am the real life Rebecca Bloomwood, now I don't have the maxed out credit cards or insistent debt collectors (thankfully, woo go me) I just love to shop. With my christmas money in toe and a trip to Leeds, I came back with some very naughty purchases.

First stop is always Space NK. I'm technically banned from there in my mother's opinion but I can't resist the call of their beauty stocks. I searched around and asked for loads of items, which weren't in stock (boo Space NK Leeds, boo) but I came out with these Sarah Chapman Skinesis Professional Cleansing Mitts, I was originally after some more Liz Earle Muslin Cloths but decided to give these a go because they intrigued me. I love them, only downside is you have to remove mascara separately. They're lovely to use and everytime I cleanse, I'm taken back to my beauty therapy facial days.

I've been longing for a body butter for a long time, and I mean long time, I love oils but sometimes I just want something I can pop on that doesn't leave my skin tacky. I've used every moisturiser going out there but after spotting VDM using the Kiehls Creme De Corps, I had to grab it. Anything that gets the VDM seal of approval is good enough for me. So far I am loving this, it sinks into the skin almost instantly and the scent is beaut.

The search for the perfect eye cream has been a mission of mine, after using my previous Elizabeth Arden eye cream up, I've been on the hunt for a new one. The Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream has been recommended to me by various bloggers such as Jem and Sophia and so far, so good. I've been without an eye cream for around a week before buying this but after applying it, my eye area was thoroughly hydrated and my eye area looks brighter. I will post in the near future about this when I've used it more.

Finally, my most exciting purchase of the day goes to the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation. I took myself off to the Chanel counter after having my eyebrows threaded and the lovely saleswoman sat me down, took one look at my face and matched my skin colour up perfectly (very impressed, that's a talent). I had a mini Chanel makeover and came out £36 down but a foundation up. I love the finish of this, it dries matte but as the day goes on it becomes slightly dewy. The only downside to this is it can oxidize on the face which means it can cake in dry areas, I've noticed it's around my mouth it dries out so I try moisturise like crazy before application. Overall though, it's gorgeous and smells just like the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask.

Considering January payday is 5 weeks away, I'll be having beans on toast for the rest of the month but I know I'll really enjoy playing with my new purchases. Stay tuned in 2014 for some more in depth reviews of these purchases, they might even make it into my favourites.


  1. SO many great things! I've been eyeing up the Kiehls Creme De Corps - it sounds like the perfect body butter x

  2. Ooooooh such nice things!!! I'm too scared to go into Space Nk which I suppose is a blessing in disguise!

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

    1. That's wise, mainly for your internal wishlist and bank balance xx

  3. The Keihls body butter looks gorgeous. Their products are so luxurious!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

    1. It's lovely on. Can't believe how quickly it sinks into the skin.

  4. I've been so bad in the sales too! Oh dear, the cleansing mitts look so good, thank goodness there isn't a space nk near me.

  5. Some lovely products, a friend of mine swears by Creme de Crops x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  6. Everything looks lovely. I really want to try that Chanel foundation.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  7. uuu, I'm really interested in that Chanel foundation, do a review ;)


  8. Lovely purchases. Its so nice to treat yourself to a little luxury every now & then. The Chanel Foundation looks utterly gorgeous.
    The Kiehls Creme De Corps is a lovely body lotion & it makes my skin feel so very soft

  9. You picked up some gorgeous things, the Chanel Foundation sounds fab. Also, the cleansing mitts have really intrigued me, will definitely have a look out for them! xx

    Thank you for your link in the #bbloggers chat,
    Celine from Vintage Teapot

  10. Wow looks like you really treated yourself with some gorgeous bits :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  11. Great blog! Love what you have brought, I have been abit dangerous at the sales this year too! I am now following you on GFC and Bloglovin if you would like to check out my blog and follow back :)


  12. ooh theres some lovely stuff here! the cleansing mitts are very intriguing, i'll have to pick one up. i've always wanted to try creme de corps, it just looks so thick & luxurious xx

  13. Haha, my sister and I are both Rebecca Bloomwood too, addicted to shopping! Amazing haul, these products look amazing. That body butter looks so lovely!


  14. so many great products, great post!



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