30 March 2012

Sephora, Lush & H&M Haul!

Hi everyone! I'd made up a wish-list last week and since I had some birthday money left over, I thought I could treat myself to some beauty related items. And now I feel really guilty about having spent so much on make-up. Oops. 
But what's done is done, and there is no way to undo it (apart from, uhm, returning some stuff? nah.) I'd been wanting to try out a few new products for ages, and I also wanted to try out a new skincare routine. There isn't anything wrong with my current one, but since most of my products are practically empty, I thought I could try out something different. All in the name of blogging, of course! I watched themakeupchairs video on her current skincare routine, and decided I'd give that a go. I'd been uhming and ahing  about getting the make-up, because really, who can justify paying 25€+ on a single bit of make-up? But since it was mostly birthday money, I can live with it. (Can you tell, I'm a real bargain gal at heart)
The only thing I didn't actually buy is the MAC eyeshadow, which was a birthday present from my sister.
Soooo, here it is, my (horribly expensive) haul!
I'll start with H&M because I only got a few bits and bobs at the till. Those boxes of goodies are deadly. I kept picking stuff up and my boyfriend had to keep me from buying weird little things that I don't need. A cute leopard design umbrella? It's been sunny and hot the last two weeks.
I noticed this bangle (4,95€) because it looked exactly like the coral one my brother got me for my birthday, and I love it so much, so I bought this one too. It also has rosegold lining around it, which is gorgeous and matches my watch. I bought some vanilla scented hand and face wipes(0,95€), which are handy to have, as I found out while swatching in Sephora. And the last thing I bought was a coconut and mango lipbalm (1,95€), which smells amazing and so summery!
Then I went into Lush to get the stuff I'd seen in themakeupchair's skincare video, and since it's all in French over here, they have different names. I got the UltraBland cleanser thing (9,95€) and the Tea Tree Water Spray toner (5,95€). And as I was reading the labels, I noticed something rather funny on the Ultra Bland/Simple pot. It said: "Testé sur les Anglais" which means tested on the English, which sounds really strange. I don't know if it says the same on the English version, if it does let me know, but it just made me giggle a bit, which provoked a few funny looks. I also bought the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit face wash, which was 4,95€ in Auchan.
Moving on to Sephora. I actually went to two different Sephoras on two different days, partly because I couldn't bring myself to spend so much in one day(really, what difference did it make? None. I ended up buying more.) and partly because the first Sephora I went to was a bit bigger and had more hair care stuff as well as just make-up and perfume. I'd wanted to try out some of the John Frieda Full Repair products since they came out, because I'm still clinging to that lie that hair products alone with magically cure my hair of all splitends, so I don't have to keep getting it cut. Anyway, I got the deep conditioner, which cost 10€, because for some reason, I haven't got one anymore. I just forget to buy a new one, I guess. First impressions: it smells really nice. I used it today for the first time and my hair has kept the smell, which is good. It made my hair feel soft, but not miraculously fixed every single end. Damn! I've now bought the shampoo too, so here's hoping it'll be the magically, amazing thing I've been looking for.
I went a bit NARS crazy. Just a bit. I wanted a new, non sticky lipgloss and had heard great things about NARS Super Orgasm. I like sparkly things, so I naturally found this lovely. I think it was 25€ which is a lot for a lipgloss (I am hanging my head in shame, don't worry) but it is a little bit worth it. I also bought the NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, because I do not get on well with the little Urban Decay primer potion that came with the Naked palette. It just doesn't work for me. So I got this one, and I think it cost 25€, but more importantly, it works! Woop! The last NARS product I got was an eyeshadow, because whenever I'm in Sephora, I always gaze longingly at the eyeshadows, because they are so damn pretty (and expensive gah). After numerous swatches, and asking the boy which he liked best, and then ignoring him and aksing him again, I finally decided of this one. Fez 2061, which is a gorgeous dark brown/bronze colour with gold shimmer, and I put it on as soon as I got home (does anyone else do this after buying new make-up? Take everything off and put the new stuff on?), and it actually looks quite nice blended over the crease (I usually stop at the crease to avoid looking like a drag queen). It'll definitely look great in the Summer, when I'm a bit tanned. I think it was 24€, which for one shadow...I know, it's a lot.
As if spending all that money on NARS wasn't enough, I went and got a Chanel mascara. Ok, actually I got this before the NARS products. And the reason I got this is because I was given a sample, when I was in La Gallerie LaFayette in Metz, and only actually used it at the beginning of March and oh.my.god. It is literally the best mascara I have ever used. Better than the big fat yellow Maybelline one, better than Benefit's They're Real. It is perfect. It seperates, lengthens, volumises, the whole lot! It's called Inimitable Intense, by the way and I probably won't be able to afford it again any time soon, so I better save it for important days only. Sob. It cost 28,50€ if my memory serves me correctly, which is just plain ridiculous. 
 The last Sephora purchase was an eyebrow brush. Just because I needed one, on account of the one I got from Poundland quite literally fell apart, bit by bit.
This little gem is the eyeshadow my sister got me. Isn't it gorgeous? I can't even describe the colour, it's like a lovely sunset to put on the windows of your soul. It's beautiful. Another beaut for the Summer! I've been wearing it every day since I got it, and it's such a nice colour to play around with it and use other colours underneath and/or over it, and you'll always get a different look. Which is great!
I'll leave you with a picture of my hand. Oh, and a few swatches. L-R: Fez, Super Orgasm, Expensive Pink

If you've tried any of these products, let me know what you thought of them!

21 comments:

  1. love all your picks hun! that pink nars gloss looks so so pretty!

    xx Jordan
    Boho Vanity

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  2. Wow, the color of the NARS lipgloss it so pretty! Great choice!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  3. Expensive pink looks gorgeous! I think that'll be on my wishlist :) hehehe

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  4. Nice haul!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, that's a haul and a half! You got some really lovely looking products, the eye shadow your sis bought you is such a nice shade. xxx

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    1. thanks :) it's such a pretty colour when on too, so unusual! xxx

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  6. I love the Lush products and the Chanel mascara you bought. I've used that mascara before and it is so lovely.

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    1. the first time I tried it, I was like: I HAVE to get this mascara haha it's amazing :) x

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  7. love this post! everything just looks so good!!

    www.clothesmaiden.blogspot.com

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  8. I love NARS too, that lipgloss looks good enough to eat! Also, loving the look of Expensive Pink..that may have to be my next MAC purchase!xx

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    1. NARS is becoming my new obsession, I want everything haha xx

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  9. I absolutely love the Visibly Clear range, nothing have ever done such good deeds to my skin and it smells lovely too.
    Don't know about the other products but I must admit I'm drooling all over them, all my favourite brands and all nice shades!

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    1. It really does smell so good! I love it so far :) x

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  10. Nars has the most beautiful products, I absolutely adore their lipsticks and eyeshadows!!

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    1. me too, I couldn't decide which one to pick! :) x

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  11. Oooh, great post ♥ I like the gloss by NARS :)

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  12. Great haul, looks like you spent a lot of money, but got some amazing products. love the Lush product that is tested on the English, it made me laugh. x

    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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