Friday 30 August 2013

Beauty Pay Day Haul

Yay, payday! I have been needing this day for a longgg time! I haven't done a proper collective haul post for what seems like quite a long time, so I've compiled all of my recent beauty purchases together to share with you in honour of this wonderful day: 

(I am now in super saver mode to build up some funds to *fingers crossed* go travelling in the summer, but a working girl need a few little treats. I couldn't bare to slave away all those hours without a pretty little reward at the end of it all!).

Mac Girl About Town Lipstick
Being a silly University student, I may have accidentally had too much vodka one evening last year and taken my most favourite lipstick EVER out with me. And, yep, you guessed it. I returned home without it. Coincidentally, I lost it in a bar called Macs. (It's not funny). Being deprived from my favourite fuschia pink lippie for too long, I caved while Debenhams had 10% off all beauty and bagged myself a replacement with a teeny £1.50 discount (it's better than nothing). I'm so happy to be reunited with Girl About Town, and it's safe to say that this one will not being coming about town with me again!

Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoos - Metallic Pomegranate and Pink Gold
Warning: if you care about your bank balance at all, never ever read Beth's blog: Birds Words. She is up there with the most influential bloggers I've ever come across and can make me buy anything! Thanks to her post on all of her Color Tattoos (here), I now also own Metallic Pomegranate - a very autumn appropriate purple berry shade, and Pink Gold - a gold toned pink, or a pink toned gold ..erm? I'm going with gold toned pink on this one. I bought both of these shades from the same eBay seller for £3.84 - link (I've put a filter on all of these pictures so the shades are coming out differently. They will all be reviewed in full with better images in due course.)

Redken Mini Sets - Smooth Lock, Extreme, and All Soft
No matter what kind of super saver mode you may be in, no one can resist a browse through Feel Unique's 60% off Summer Sale!! Whoops. Did I get carried away? I'm a huge fan of Redken, and although I'll admit that there's no shortage of shampoo, etc. in my bathroom, it doesn't hurt to stock up on some of your all time favourites while they're discounted. I found these handy mini sets for just £6.95 each, and me being me.. couldn't make a decision so ordered myself the Smooth Lock, Extreme and the All Soft sets. I've used Smooth Lock before (review here) and know that I love it, so now I have minis (yay), I've tried the Extreme Anti Snap treatment (review here) but not the shampoo and conditioner, and I'm a complete newbie to All Soft but I'm sure I'll love it. Go see if you can find yourself some beauty bargains on the site: Link

It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
You may be happy to hear that when I came across this extremely hard to come by wonder product in my local Sally's (Salon Services) store, I was quick on my feet and grabbed the last two boxes on the shelf. Why two? You may be asking. Well, one for me ..and one for you! In a couple of weeks I am going to be doing a full review of this hair care favourite that many Americans swear by, and I'll also be running a giveaway so that one of my lovely readers can have the 2nd one for themselves. If you find something good, you've gotta share it - right?

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - Limited Edition Grapefruit and Patchouli
If you currently feel like I haven't shut up about this yet (I have Instagrammed it, Tweeted about it, and I even reviewed it in full yesterday), well it's not over yet because it's got one more appearance to come and that'll be in tomorrow's August favourites post! It's a real love. Released properly yesterday this fruity twist on the classic cult cleanser Cleanse & Polish comes in super pretty packaging with a refreshing citrus boost - it's limited edition and only available while stocks last, so of course that warranted a purchase.

Origins 'Gin Zing' Energy Boosting Moisturiser
Have a product featured on enough blogs that I read and it will only be a matter of time before I cave and buy it for myself to see what all the fuss is about. Honestly, using blogs for marketing really does work and I am living proof of this. The Gin Zing moisturiser is a pretty new release from Origins, to go with their best seller Gin Zing eye cream, and from what I've read it is amaaazing. So far I've only taken it out of the box and given it a little sniff (it smells like oranges!), so I can't comment yet. 

Origins 'Checks and Balances' Cleanser
When I was making my Origins order I noticed that their homepage was brimming with offers and you can't pass up these opportunities when they arise! Free delivery with every order (check), a choice of 2 free samples with every order (check), a free Make A Difference Plus Treatment with every moisturiser purchase (check) ..but I wanted one more! ..Two free Plantscription samples with every order £30+ and I was just £6 away; hence, welcome to my online basket Checks and Balances face wash. In hindsight maybe I shouldn't have bought another cleanser for the sake of two free samples, but hey - that's what I'm searching for shopping rehab for. 


Happy payday spending!

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  1. wow what a haul this, I want to try all those Origins products and the Liz Earle xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

  2. I definitely want to try Origins products more!

  3. My pay day post went through the window due to emergency tax... BASTARDS!

    JaynieShannon | UK Beauty & Style Blog | I Follow Back.


  4. That Mac lipstick is a gorgeous colour! x

  5. I have Color Tattoo in Pink Gold and I love it. I want also Metallic pomegranate and Permanent Taupe but they don't sell these two shades here in Slovakia (don't understand either). But I will be in London next weekend so I will pick them up then for sure :). And some other things too :D (maybe more than some).

    Blu Button Box

  6. Yayy you got them! :p You'll have to let me know what you think - I love Metallic Pomegranate! Im looking forward to Autumn now so i have an excuse to wear it more :)

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Origins Gin-Zing! I've been lusting after it for ages :) x x

  7. I luuuuuurve the Origins Checks and Balances face wash, it's so fresh and minty.
    I've never seen the Pink Gold Colour Tattoo, but i think i need it already!
    Lucy x

  8. The Ginzing moisturiser is absolutely amazing! You only need the tiniest amount and it leaves your face feeling really plump. I like to use it in the evenings as well as I have combination skin and my le lait concentre is too heavy during the summer x

    Monochrome Magpie

  9. Wow! Hope you'll do also reviews to that products :) 'cause I look forvard
    xox, Luccie

  10. Fantastic haul! Love the look of those Redken sets ;P

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  11. What a haul! I am seriously lusting after anything and everything from Origins, their little freebies are a perfect excuse to spoil yourself haha xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

  12. Amazing haul! Those Redken sets look fab! xx

  13. This sounds like a great haul! Girl about Town looks more than amazing! I need to go into serious saver mode as well! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  14. Such an amazing haul, I want pretty much everything!


  15. What an amazing haul ♥
    Cannot wait to hear about your views on the Origins moisturizer, I've read a lot of bloggers raving about it and I am so so close to getting this myself!!
    And great job on finding It's A 10 in the UK :)xx

  16. Super jealous of your Origins products, really want to try them! Girl About Town looks amazing too!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  17. I've never tried redken which is a fail because I always hear its amazing! xx

  18. I'd love to try Origins! I never have haha!

    great post,
    zofia xo

  19. I must stop reading blog posts with the Ginzeng Moisturiser in it... I wanted to buy it this month then saw how many moisturisers I already own so have held off but I'm becoming more and more desperate to own it with every post!


  20. Wow so many lovely things! :)

  21. I've always wanted to get some Redken as my hairdresser uses it and it's amazing! I had some of these sets in my Feel Unique basket the other day and they're still there ... I think I might have to click buy now! xxx


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