Saturday, 13 May 2017

A Mini Haul #8

Hello again; if you're a regular reader then you'll definitely know that I'm one of those people that's generally always on a budget. It's not that I don't like or want high end products, but I do feel like it's more than possible to manage similar (if not the same) looks which similar products that are far more purse friendly. This month I've been a bit naughty and had a bit of a splurge. I've been in need of a new foundation for a few months, but I'd been putting it off a lot until I found one that had good reviews and matched my extremely pale skin tone. If I'm honest, the two foundations I bought were definitely 'YouTube made me buy it' purchases based on some videos that I watched from sophdoesnails and sophielouisebeauty. The foundations I bought were the L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Foundation in the shade Porcelain which was a fantastic buy as although it's not the cheapest foundation at £10.99 but the shade is perfectly ghostly and gives good coverage (medium, but close to full with more product used) without looking cakey so it ticked all of my needed boxes. The second foundation is the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation also in the shade Porcelain. It was slightly cheaper than the first foundation, with this one priced at £9.99. However this one is definitely better value for the long term; it's incredibly high coverage even with a small amount used and it's still very pale so I feel like this one will last me longer as it's the one I'll use for nights out or bad skin days.


I've been in love with the Maybelline Baby Pore Eraser Skin Primer for a few years now; whenever I use it the make up doesn't budge an inch from my face, plus my skin feels soft and dewy before the make up is applied. For £7.99 it's really good value as you don't need to use much; I've used higher end primers that have similar effects to this one, so this one is good for the purse strings as well as the face. It's lasts me quite a while as I don't wear primer every day, only when I'm going out and I want to look fresh all evening! Another repurchase for me was the Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder in the shade Classic Ivory; I've been using this powder non stop for over two years now, as it's pale enough for me and sets my base really nicely. For £3.99 it's definitely a must in a make up bag as it's affordable to buy and replace whenever necessary which is why I love it so much. I've tried so many powders and this one is the one that I always go back to. The last item in this photograph is a mascara, the L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lash Mascara Feline Black which priced at £10.99 is pretty expensive in my opinion. I do usually think that mascaras are good regardless of price, but this one is actually pretty good. It had good reviews, but I've found that the rounded brush picks up all of my lashes and makes them super long and very dark, which is the kind of mascara that I really like. 


So as I decided to treat myself, I bought some make up brushes that I've been listing after for absolutely ages. I've loved the Real Techniques line ever since I started getting more make up skills in the past few years, so I've finally indulged in the Starter Kit of eye brushes. The main reason that I bought these for the bargain price of £19.99; for the price you get five brushes that are really good quality and I'm hoping that I can produce some lovely looks with these in the future. I've also been thinking of buying more of the NYX liquid lipsticks, so I bought two, the Liquid Suede version in the shade Sandstorm and the Lingerie line in the shade Baby Doll. Both of these lipsticks are slightly bold choices for me, a muddy brown and a pale peach. They're definitely the kind of lipsticks that look better with a full face of make up I think, so I'm planning to try out some looks with them sometime soon. I made a brave decision and bought the Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil in the shade Soft Brown. Although my hair is blonde, my eyebrows have always been fairly dark, so the light brown/ash blonde shade of this eyebrow pencil is the perfect shade for me. I'm actually in love with this product, it's the perfect tool for thick but natural looking brows and I'll be using this everyday. For £7.99, it's definitely in competition with some of the more expensive brow products available but I do recommend using a brow gel to set the brows in place afterward. Finally, I've been loving my Vera Wang Princess of Hearts and Britney Spears Maui Fantasy perfumes that I was lucky enough to receive for my birthday. This is definitely a big enough haul for a while and I'm more than happy with my purchases. Have I bought anything that any of you like or would like? Let me know in the comments!



  1. I swear by the Baby Skin Primer and I also love all of Britney's perfumes. Loved reading this lovely 💗 X

    1. Aw thank you so much for reading my little blog! I've got such a perfume addiction is quite bad, but I just find that I'm so much more confident when I smell delicious. :D xxx


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