19 December 2011

A Little Make-Up Haul

This will have to be a haul, not a review type post, because I didn't have much time this morning as we had to get a bus to Canterbury, so I just took a few snaps, without swatching or taking eye photos. I suppose I couldn't really do much of a review anyway, as it's all new, but once I've been trying these products for quite some time I'll review them. Like I said, I went a bit crazy and although I didn't get loads of stuff, it was quite pricey (meh). But I really do need more make-up, because my stuff is all out of date or has run out. So with the help of my sister, Dani (my other sister, Naty (http://www.ohlalamaquillage.blogspot.com) has a lot of experience with make-up too, but she wasn't there unfortunately.) we picked some stuff up in Debenhams that would work for me. We also went to a Benefit store, and they did my eye make-up, and gave me some advice. I stupidly almost bought the Big Beautiful Eyes Mini Kit, when Dani stopped me by pointing out that I'd just bought the Naked Palette (doh). I just can't say no. I also got some Soap and Glory bits, and I'll do a body/hair care post soon, too!
I love the Benefit bag, it's so cute!
On to the products!
1) Naked Palette by Urban Decay
I'm sure everyone knows about this Palette, unless they've been living under a rock. Which I had. I only heard of it when my sister came home with it one day, earlier this year. Then I started seeing it all over blogs and youtube. And I thought it was so nice, but for that much money? Hm. Also, I didn't really use make-up that much, apart from eyeliner and mascara, until a few months ago. So when I was in Sephora, I decided to buy it, after much pointless debating with the boy and the bro (useless really, because to them it's just "coloured dirt for your eyes and not worth 40€). But I got it and I'm glad, because the "coloured dirt" is so nice! It feels like silk on my eyes (I don't know what I mean either. It's just so soft!). I haven't tried all of them yet, but so far my favourites are Smog, Buck and Toasted. 

1) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
I really needed a new eye liner and my sister insisted on getting my a special Christmas present and said to choose something from Mac. We couldn't find it in the shop in the end, so we looked around and found the Urban Decay counter. I'd heard a lot about the eye pencils and they always looked so nice and creamy, sort of. So I picked on and she got it for me and let me have it early! So thanks Dani! It's so nice and easy to use, so so far it gets a thumbs up from me! I can't remember how much it cost, but I'll ask Dani tomorrow.

1) Benefit Brows A-Go-Go Brow And Eye Shaping Kit
This is what the Benefit shop assistant (is that what they're called? I really don't know) put on my brows. I don't actually have a clue what to do with eyebrows, so it was good to have a quick lesson! It has two eyeshadows, a tinted wax to keep the brows in place, an eye pencil, a brush to apply the wax and the shadows, a highlight, a bottom waterline colour to lighten your eyes and tweezers! I think it was £26,50, which is perhaps a bit too expensive for me, but you do get a lot of stuff so maybe it's ok. I'll admit, my eyebrows do look a lot better, because there isn't much of them, despite the fact that I don't pluck them often

1) Benefit They're Real Mascara
I'd actually just bought my favourite Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express, which was £7, something from Boots, when we went to the Benefit store. Dani had mentioned Benefit's They're Real Mascara and how she absolutely loved it, so while I was being made over, she asked about it and the woman went and got it and put it on my lashes and it really did make a huge difference! So I decided to try it out, and bought it and I think it was £18,50 (not sure anymore), which is expensive for a mascara but it really is good. Although! I did find it clumpy on the first few tries, and I asked Dani and she said that she'd thought that too but after a couple of uses, it works fine. So after washing off the days make-up tonight, I put it on again (what a waste, right?) and it was clumpless! So that was three tries, and now it's great. It's quite small though, which is why I'm not too keen on the price. But oh well, we'll see.

1) Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Candy Gloss ( I think)
Lastly, while in Boots, Dani and I spotted this huge Soap and Glory travel wash bag thing, which looked more like a case. Almost immediately, a shop assistant started telling us that these were the last three in the shop (although we'd spotted a bunch in the window, but maybe they'd been reserved or something) and that it was worth £80 but only cost £25 so it was a really great deal. I've never really tried Soap and Glory but I've heard it's great from my sister and her friends, so we decided to get it and split it between us. There are ten items in it, so we got five each for £12,50 really, which is good! I can't quite remember everything that was in it, because my sister has most of the stuff with her, but like I said, I'll do a post at one point. We actually decided to give some bits to people as Christmas presents, so we got 2-3 bits for ourselves. But it's still a good idea, and all the products smell so lovely! I got some face wipes, a body lotion, a body butter aaaand this lipgloss! I really wanted a new lipgloss, and this one is such a nice neutral colour, so it doesn't really lighten my lips and make me look weird, but gives them a really nice shine. It's supposed to plump the lips I think, because it stung quite a bit, which is a bad point of course. I don't know if it's supposed to sting a lot or if I'm allergic to something in it, but it wasn't really comfortable which is such a shame really because the colour is gorgeous.

And that concludes my first make-up haul! What are you loving at the moment? Have you tried any of these products, or do you have any suggestions for me? I'd love to know!


  1. I really want that naked pallet by urban decay
    nice blog love


  2. I LOVE your blog!! So classy girl!
    And love all the makeup tips!!
    Keep up the great posts, ill be back for more!


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  3. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

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  4. Such a nice haul! The only one I have from that haul is the Naked palette, and you're gonna LOVE it! Enjoy :D


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