December 28, 2013

January Sales - Beauty Haul

Why hello lovelies! Last time I spoke to you all it was before Christmas, and now it's been and gone, how fast has that gone?

Today I hit up the January sales and boy, did I follow "go hard or go home", particularly where cosmetics is concerned! I had some money given to me by family and my parents also gave me a little bit to spend - so I kinda went all out. Although I must admit, the majority of what I bought wasn;t on offer in any way, shape or form.

I first went to the Mac counter at Debenhams and for the first time ever I wasn't rudely spoken to! The lady was really nice and helped me big style when I asked for "Kyle Jenner's dark red lipstick". I initially went to the counter not wanting Diva at all. I thought it was maybe too similar to Hang Up but after having it swatched on my hand I realised that it is completely different to Hang Up and the fact it is matte has a lot to do with that. it's more of a burnt red and I love how it looks on my lips. Loving it -  so thank you for the recommendation Beth! ( A gorgeous lipstick for just £15.

I also knew that I wanted a highlighter but I wasn't sure if I wanted a liquid of powder one, The lady at the counter showed me Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle and I fell in love! Bought for £22.

Next I headed to Boots to see if I could find any bargains and to spend my almighty £15 of Advantage Card points! I never let my points get so high so I was buzzing about being able to spend them on something other than emergency paracetamol. I decided to buy two Real Techniques brushes as they were buy one get one half price. I went with their Blush Brush and Expert Face Brush. I am loving the blush brush already and can't wait to try the foundation brush tomorrow morning. Here I also picked up Benefit's Pretty Porefect! A little set that includes a full size POREfessional as well as a mini That Gal and It's Potent! Eye Cream. For the price of a POREfessional alone, it was so worth the money for the two extra samples. A £24 must have. I underestimated you, POREfessional.

Clintons was a random shop visit. I've wanted Snowflake Cookie for ages but couldn't justify the £8 or so spend. When I saw that it was 25% off, I had to treat myself with my Christmas money. We have it lit in the lounge now and it smells divine. It may not be beauty but what beauty blogger doesn't love a Yankee Candle? This my my first!

Hope In A Jar is a glorious moisturiser from Philosophy that my Mum has been using for ages! I always go in and sneak some when I'm feeling cheeky (sorry Mum!) and this little pot was £5 in a tree trinket, reduced from £10. You only get 15ml but still, I couldn't say no for the little amount you use for the entirety of your face!

House of Fraser, my favourite shop in the whole of Meadowhall, was the last shop (for beauty) that I went to. I met my family in Cafe Zest for a quick herbal tea and then off I went shopping! Me and Mum both fell in love with this Ted Baker make up bag and at £17.50 we couldn't say no - so we bought one each! I love Ted Baker make up bag, they're my fave ever and I think this is my fifth! I then headed to the beauty counters and had no idea what I planned on buying, but I wanted another little treat! I found a sale section in Lancome, where there were lots of half price items from their old In Love range, from Spring. I ended up choosing a blusher, Pomettes D'Amour and an eyeliner, a Khol one in Deepwater Blue. Both are gorgeously soft products and I am so excited to properly use them! the blusher was £17 and the eyeliner £8.

So that's my beauty haul - there you have it! What have you bought in the sales?

Love Steph xxxx


  1. Lovely! The Ted Baker makeup bag looks beautiful! I think I might have to buy MAC Diva, it looks perfect! :D xxx

    Lydia ||

  2. Holy Haul! Let me know how you like the Poreless. I keep eyeing it! I just posted on wanting some new brushes and I think I've decided on Too Faced's Teddy Bear Hair set. Hope all is well!

    1. I've already tried it and it's fab! Definitely give it a go! Ooh sounds good! All good thank you, hope all is good with you too Sara! xx

  3. Yay thank you for the mention! I'm so happy you love Diva, it's my all time favourite lipstick! :-)
    You picked up some amaaaazing stuff Steph! I'm so jealous. I can't believe MAC was packed when I wanted to go in yesterday, grrr! I love the look of that highlighter though, I've heard amazing things about the MSF!

    Hope you had a lovely time spending your ££!!
    Love ya!
    Beth Xx

    1. Hehe no problemo babycakes! It's so beautiful isn't it! It was such a mega haul, I feel so guilty for all the spending! Definitely invest in the highlighter, I adore it already! Love you huuuuun xxxx

  4. I want that lipstick it's so nice I've seen so many people use it haha. I got a few mac things too with my money it was great :D

    1. It's gorgeous and applies so well! Stays on a long while too. Isn't spending fun? (However guilty I feel afterwards...) xx


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