Sunday, May 9, 2010

Haul time

So this is what happens when I come back to the blogging community: I become obsessed with products, go shopping ALL the time & my bank balance becomes a scary thing to check. Do you suffer from these problems?



This was Thursdays haul. I was already on the way to getting most of my wish list all in one afternoons shopping. I'm going to do full reviews on the Givenchy clean to sublime makeup remover serum, it's heaven. Smells divine & leaves skin silky smooth. Also full review on Avene gel cleanser to come. I also picked up the high street copy of Compay, it's beautiful. The layouts, the slightly more square shape to the magazine, the matte stock instead of a glossy one, ahhh beauty. The weird looking belt thing on top of the magazine is amazing, it's a festival belt from H&M (£14). There's space for money, camera & phone so I nabbed in ready for the summer, because knowing my luck come August there won't be any around!

Swatches of Chanel:



This is stunnnnnning. It's from the new summer collection which is all beautiful & I really need to get more, especially Darling lipstick. This is Genial 187. Beautiful colour pay off, amazingly creamy on the lip & such a fantastic summer colour, probably the nicest pinky coral ever.

Fridays haul:


Xen dark lotion, Elemental Herbology skin drink (which is supposed to be great for keeping your tan), Bumble & Bumble thickening spray & Brilliantine (after HollyYM's recommendation). Full reviews to come for all of these of course!


Ahhh & here we have Illamasqua. I love the staff at the Newcastle counter, they're so friendly & approachable, love going to that counter. Anyway, after being seduced by the imagery for the new Body Electrics collection I had to go get some. The gleam cream is gorgeous, you could compare it to strobe cream, but it's a little thicker and pinkier. I love it, will be posting FOTD/review on it soon. Also picked up the liquid metals palette, who wouldn't? & Dixi cream blusher, nom.

You want swatches I hear you say? Go on then!

Gleam cream & Dixi

Liquid metals: Enrapture/Surge/Solstice/Phenomena

Phew, monster post!


Emma Jane said...

Great haul - I really want to try the Bumble & Bumble hair stuff, do you think they are worth the price? xxx

LadyDanger said...

Lovely swatch of the new Chanel lipstick - damn you! haha, I swatched it in store today and you've just reminded me of how gorgeous the colour is, really nice texture too :D xx

*Dainty*Dollymix* said...

Great haul sweetie! I have heard so many people rave about the staff at the Illamasqua counter in Newcastle, i may have to pop up & visit it myself!
The glem cream looks gorgeous! Thank you for the swatches :) Illamasqua cream blushes are my fave! :)
Love everything hunny, great haul!

Lydia said...

Wow.. that Chanel lipstick looks gorgeous! Just added it to my make-up wish list :)
I see you bought a Yankee candle too - LOVEEE!xox

Dazzledust25 said...

Oh my god this was a drool worthy post! The chanel lipstick is absolutely stunning! x

Onna said...

your looking lovely and tanned lol! great haul - a adore chanel lipsticks :) x

Stevie Georgina said...

The chanel lipstick is a gorgeous colour, I've been looking for a colour like this for a while now so I'll have to check it out :) x

Tugba said...

I love the Chanel lipstick :D

Shirley said...

That Chanel Lipstick looks Divine! And your Photo looks like an ad! Amazing! :) xx

Peachykeen said...

@Emma Jane I do really notice a difference with the thickening spray & love the other products I have, they are expensive but there are some great products.

@ladydanger ahaha, sorry! I ummed and ahhed over the swatch on my hand till I bought it =)

@*Dainty*Dollymix* you should, they're really nice! There's a tall tanned girl (don't know her name!) whos lovely and so friendly.

@Lydia isn't it just!? Go get it! nom! I love yankee candles, they seem to be the only ones that give out a great strong scent.

@Shirley haha, thanks love! I never seem to get good lip shots!


Dreams That Glitter said...

Absolutely the most stunning pinky-coral lipstick. I've never tried Chanel make up, but this has to be a starting point! Looks gorgeous on you.


Anonymous said...

goood haul :) I'm wanting the genial lipstick SO bad, but I only wear nudes most of the time, so I'm a bit worried what it will look like on me. And I feel the same way. If I don't look at hauls/blogs a lot I have my $$ but once I get into it again I go broke!

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chrystyna said...

fabulous hauuul! woww that chanel lipstick looks gorgeous!
definitely checking that one out :) x

kirstyb said...

looks like youve been busy shopping - that lippy is gorge x

Jasmine said...

The Chanel lipstick is GORGEOUS! I would love to get my hands on a tube!

Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

Ooohhh...I love that Chanel lipstick! It looks gorgeous on you :)

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Tali said...

That lipstick looks unreal on you! Not only are you perfectly pretty but you seem to suit most colors!!!! not fair!