Saturday, July 9, 2016

Haul Update



Sorry for the late running of this post everyone! I've had an extremely busy couple of days at work and am working this weekend so my schedule is a little all over the place. Anyways....I love reading haul posts, but what I love more are updates, nothing better than someone either finding a holy grail or slagging off the fact that they spent a load of money and hate the product. Bants. So I've hauled a couple of bits and bobs over the past month I would say and have had a good amount of time to try them out, test the waters and decide whether or not I'm impressed.

Firstly I picked up a couple of bits from The Body Shop a while ago during their 342 promotion. Now I've already talked about how much I love the chamomile cleanser in my June favourites post her so I won't bang on about that. But instead will talk about the two other products I picked up. Least to say, I'm unfortunately dissapointed in these. I picked up the Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Sleeping Mask thinking of the excitement of trying my first over night mask. Unfortunately I haven't actually noticed any difference since using this product. I only use it max twice a week, and I don't know if maybe it just ends up all over my pillow rather than sinking into my face, but it's just really not that great. Perhaps this is fine for those who have you know normal/dry skin, but for the flakey dry sensitive skin girls, meh. Another disappointing product is the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet. I thought perhaps that I would love how light this product and that it really caters towards sensitive skin. Personally, like the overnight mask, I just didn't see a massive improvement in my skin - perhaps I need something just that little bit stronger and more hydrating.

I picked up a couple of shower bits from Cowshed and I just wanted to share with you my disappointment because the Udderly Gorgeous Bath & Shower Gel does not lather. And for £16, that's kind of all you want shower gel to do. Now this is quite an oil based shower gel, rather than well...a gel or cream, so I kind of understand why it doesn't lather as much. The only way I can get it to mildly lather is using a loofah, which I'm not particularly a fan of using anyways. To be honest, I'm not particularly a fan of the scent either. I think for me when it comes to shower products, because I have such temperamental skin with all the dryness etc, I really like something a bit more creamier.



Onto some products I have been loving! Firstly is the Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette 'Coral Glow' . I was really excited to try this palette and I can confirm I do love it! I know that a lot of people weren't too fussed about the highlighter in this trio, but for me, if you're someone who doesn't want the whole glitter-ball shining bright effect, but something a lot more subtle, this is a really nice warm toned highlighter. I love using it under my brow bone as well as a white-based brow highlighter can seem a bit too intense. The blush is stunning, and although a little powdery, if you're using a high-quality enough brush, you get an effortless blendable Summer perfect blush! The contour shade for me is just as good, easy to blend and not too muddy of a shade but not too orange either! Much impressed.


Then comes a product I'm not quite sure about. I was so so excited to pick up the Blushing Hearts Blusher 'Peachy Pink Kisses' as I had been searching for it EVERYWHERE. When I first swatched this I was a little apprehensive that I could use this solely as a blush as it has a lot of highlighter qualities, like damn, that is glowy! And my apprehensiveness grew when I applied this actually onto my cheeks. However, I've now decided to wear it like this; apply onto cheeks and brush upwards towards temple and then add Clinique Colour Pop in 'Peach Pop' on top. It gives then this extra glow to a normal everyday blush, which looks great when sporting a neutral eye look!


Lastly in my haul update is the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. Although I never actually hauled this on the blog I picked it up a couple of weeks ago because I needed a pressed powder to keep in my handbag to re-powder the London-Commute-Grease mess that ends up on my face around 5pm. I can't believe that I've forgotten about this product for so long! This was my staple powder for years and then I started using my Vichy lose powder one, but I just love that I can take this on the go with me! I'm someone who could never get away with wearing foundation without powder, which is odd, even though I have dry skin, it has to be set! Regardless! 



So there we have it, an update on some of the goodies I've picked up recently! Let me know if you'd like me to keep doing haul updates and let me know what you've picked up recently that you've been disappointing by, or surprised by! 
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31 comments

  1. Is the Blushing Hearts Blusher 'Peachy Pink Kisses' meant to be a dupe for the Too Faced blushes? It really looks like them - beautiful!

    www.bethanyashley.com

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    1. I think looks-wise it definitely is supposed to. As far as I know, the Too Faced ones are a bit more "blush" than blush and highlighter in one, so they probably aren't that close to being a dupe - I've never tried the Too Faced ones, only swatched them! xx

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  2. love the body shop products! their quality is always great..i could spend ages inside undecided to what to buy!

    xx from Brighton
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope | youtube

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    1. Usually they are great, but unfortunately not so much with these ones xx

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  3. The Blushing hearts blusher looks really lovely!! So beautiful! Lovely little haul! x

    Victoria | http://victoriaahelenn.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. The Kate Moss trio looks gorgeous, I love the blush shade! Pity about the Body Shop products, I hate buying things that don't end up working out.

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I know it's such a let down! At least I know that I can tell people my thoughts! xx

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  5. Ooh that Kate Moss palette looks so pretty!! I love how honest your reviews are - this is so much better than some of the fake reviews people do!

    Kate xx
    katemorgancecilia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you Kate! It's so important to make sure reviews are top notch! xx

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  6. That rimmel palette looks super pretty, I like subtle highlights as well.

    http://estefaniareviews.blogspot.mx

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    1. It's so gorgeous! For subtle highlight lovers, it's definitely perfect for you then! xx

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  7. That brush is gorgeous! Do you like the quality of the wet n wild brushes?

    ~Allie www.allieways.com

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    1. I've only just picked them up but so far I'm really impressed by them! I have two at the moment and hoping for more when someone I know heads to the states because they are a great bargain and pick up product really well! xx

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    1. Isn't it! May do a review on the brush soon...

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  9. I absolutely love the MUR Blushing Hearts blushes, they're super glowy but oh so pretty xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  10. Your blog is soooo pretty and all this photography is perfect
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  11. the vitamin e range from the body shop. they do amazing skincare.


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    1. Sadly it just didn't work for me! Hopefully I'll find another range that does! xx

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    1. Yes! It's such an amazing little trio! xx

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  13. Lovely post! I've been looking for a few of these products a lot recently but they seem to be sold out!!! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. always the way! I feel like once something is hyped about in the blogging world it's so hard to find! xx

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  14. I think that product is everyone's staple to be honest. I love that rimmel stay matte powder.
    I've been wanting to try the rimmel contour kit but always feel like I need to finish a product I already use before getting it!

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. It's so good isn't it! I know I'm so bad, I have literally about 6 different contour sets, but you can never have too many xx

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  15. How disappointing about the Body Shop bits. I wasn't a fan of Sorbet either, It wasn't hydrating enough for me. I haven't had much luck with affordable over night moisture masks so I'll definitely be steering clear of that one. The Pixi one however, is amazing! You definitely check that one, I notice a huge difference in my skin after using it! xx

    LPage Beauty

    LPage Beauty

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    1. I know it's such a shame! I remember you commenting that you weren't such a fan! Oh thank you for the recommendation! Will have to look into that as I have a Pixi shop right next to work! Have wanted to try out loads of their skincare like the glow tonic! xx

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  16. I want to get the sculpting palette so bad! I might just head out today to get it. I feel like it's such a versatile palette, perfect for travels and having it in your every day makeup bag.

    www.blushingkay.com

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