Saturday, 10 August 2013

Haul | No Spending August?

I definitely think i've been good on slowing down the spending recently but I think i'm going to attempt a spending ban throughout August. It is my birthday on the 4th of September and for the day i'm going to London with my Mum. I want to be able to treat myself to a few bits whilst i'm there. Also I have a good backlash of products I want to blog about which is another reason for going on a spending ban. So today I thought I would share the few bits I picked up at the end of July and the bits my Dad treated me too last week since it will be the last haul for a bit! 
First up there is an awesome freebie in this months Elle magazine which I had to get my hands on. The Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray, this is actually the first Bumble and Bumble product i've gotten and i'm excited to try it. 
I've tried Naked hair products before so I got a bit excited when I spotted some of their body products on a random shelf in my local boots. Both of these were 1/3 off so I picked up the Coco De Mer Body Wash and Bath Foam. I'm looking forward to trying these since they smell lovely. 
The Maybelline Baby Lips have finally come out in the UK! I already had 2 which I picked up in America but I got the Mint Fresh one last time I went to Boots and it smells lovely. I picked up a replacement of the Collection Brow Definer in Blonde which is my favourite brow pencil and I thought I would give Maybelline's new brow pencil a go as well. So far I still prefer the Collection one. The other things I picked up was the RImmel Eye Shadow Paint in Rich Russet which is a lovely bronze, taupe colour and it stays put all day. I just wish they did more wearable colours.
I caved and picked up the new Bourjous Colour Boost, I got the shades Orange Punch and Red Sunrise. I love both of these colours and the formula of these are so lovely. Expect a full review very soon.
I picked up a few skincare samples and a new lip balm from Naturismo, I would definitely recommend this website for lots of great skincare brands and they do great samples. The lip balm is a Yes To Carrots one in Berry and I love using the under lipsticks that can be a little drying. The samples I got were the Caudalie Moisture Sorbet and SOS Thirst Quenching Serum, I haven't tried these yet but i've been interested in both of these products for a while. I also picked up the Pai Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator which is amazing and i'm definitely putting the full size on my birthday list. I was so excited to see they had some Elemental Herbology samples because I've been wanting to try this brand for a while. I got the Facial Detox Purrifying Mask and the Facial Glow Radiance Peel, I like both of these, especially the Radiance Peel which left my skin feeling amazing.

So that's the few bits I picked up recently, I have plenty to go at for while so hopefully this no spending August won't be too hard to do! What beauty purchase have you made recently?


  1. That rimmel eyeshadow paint looks beautiful!
    I might order one or two from feel unique. xx

    1. I've been loving it so far, expect a review soon! :)

  2. We share the same birthday! x

  3. I really like the look of the Bourjois lip crayons, I will definitely be picking some of those up next time I'm in Boots x



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