Thursday 31 January 2013

January Haul Featuring eBay, Essie, e.l.f. and More

It's the end of the month and what does that mean? haul time of course :) I've already showed you my sale haul (click here to check it out )but I have bought a few other things mainly with Christmas money.

We'll start off with ebay - I've made a few purchases from ebay this month, including a few things for my room, first up this cute wooden door sign :)

This was just £3.22 including postage. It's great quality and I think its really sweet.

I am a huge fan of twitter (you can find me here xx) and recently one of my followers tweeted a picture of a fab piece of jewellery storage. Hers came from QVC, but I couldn't find one on there, so I thought have a look on ebay, and boy am I glad I did.

I managed to get this black dress storage for only £2.97 including postage. Much cheaper than QVC I'm sure. You simply hang it on a coat hanger, and one side contains clear pockets to pop your jewellery or whatever in and the reverse side contains a mixture of fixed loops, and loops with a velcro fastening so you can store bracelets and necklaces.

I'm not a 100% sure what I'm going to use this for at the moment, I do need some more storage for fashion jewellery but at the same time the clear pockets are the perfect size for eyeshadows, I'll have a think about this and let you know what I decide.

I also picked up one jewellery item this month, this super cute flower and gem bracelet which was just 99p including postage.

My final ebay purchase of the month was something that I purchased the day after I finished Project 10 Pan and something from my extensive wishlist.

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in 03 Beauty's Touch is described as a blush, highlighter and bronzer in one, but I would probably described it as a highlight / shimmery blush. It a lovely shimmery peachy, pink shade when all the shades are swirled together.

I'm a sucker for cute packaging and product designs so I've wanted this for ages, and I chuffed that it's actually a really nice product. I paid £9.23 including postage.

Next up Avon, I just got a few bits including the Avon Natural Care And Repair Shampoo With Chamomile And Aloe Vera, I really didn't need another shampoo but this was on special and it smells amazing, so fresh and a tiny bit fruity.

I also got a bottle of the Skin So Soft Silky Moisture Tissue Oil

This is specifically formulated for stretch marks, and since I'm embarking on a weight loss journey I thought that this might be a good investment. I've got a review of a similar but more expensive product to go up in the next few days and I'm definitely going to do a review of this one too, to see how it compares.

My final Avon purchase was this cute silver tone bracelet, I have a similar one in sterling silver  which was a gift from a friend and I wear it lots so I couldn't resist this one with the crystal hearts.
My next two purchase came from blog sales - there seems to be a lot of these around at the moment :) I picked up a full sized new Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon from a blog sale.

You can use this on lips and cheeks for a water resistant colour. This looks pretty bright but it actually blends out to a sheer pink red shade, which tastes exactly like watermelon.

I also got a sample sized tube of the Perricone No Foundation, Foundation from another blog sale. 

This was something that I'd wanted to try for sometime. It looks quite scary initially, but it does seem to blend down and match the skin quite well. I haven't tried it on my face yet but I'll keep you posted x

Almost at the beginning of the month I popped into one of my favourite shops, The Original Factory Shop, I picked up 3 Essie nail polishes for just £3 each - from left to right - 314A Blue Rhapsody, 215A Nothing Else Metals, and 216A Penny Talk.

I have placed a few online orders this month but due to some absolutely hideous weather not much of it has came bar this eyes lips face - e.l.f. order, that took an extra 10 days to come. It only came today so I haven't had a chance to have a proper look at it yet. I'll do a post probably next week for you with some swatches and some first impressions but in the mean time I picked up a Mineral Lipstick in Barely Bitten, an HD Blush in Headliner, a Nail Polish in Golden Goddess and a Studio Small Stipple Brush.

As you can probably gather I've gone way over my monthly limit - here are the figures of shame!!

e.l.f. - £18.91
Flower Bracelet - ebay - 99p
Black Dress Storage - ebay - £2.97
Avon Order - £9.98
Perricone No Foundation Sample - Blog Sale - £2.00
Milani Illuminating Face Powder - 03 Beauty's Touch - ebay - £9.23
Hanging Door Sign - ebay - £3.22
Becca Beach Tint - Blog Sale - £3.50
H&M Haul - £20.99
3 x Essie Nail Polishes - The Original Factoy Shop - £9.00
Next Sale Haul - £21.00
Boots Sale Haul - £51.00
Stila Convertible Color - Lillium - Beauty Bay - £12.80
Total - £165.59
£125.59 Over

Okay that is pretty bad but in fairness I did get a fair bit of Christmas money this year, especially from my fabulous godparents, and I also sold quite a bit on ebay this month..I'm still waiting for a couple of orders from a england, and MUA (rolls eyes!) and I've still got some money and some gift cards from New Look, and Boots to spend, so I can already see myself spending a bit of money in February. Never the less though I am going to try and be good I've opened a new saving account and I'm determined to try and save some money this year, so hauls on this scale are certainly a thing of the past - fingers crossed anyways. Have you bought anything good in January - let me know your best buys in the comments xx


  1. I want that jewellery holder thingy but I have nowhere to put one :(

  2. I love it! You are a real bargain hound! I would dread to put my spend up *gulps* xxx

  3. Love it!

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  4. The milani illuminating powder is so pretty. x

  5. Nice haul! I love that Milani powder and the cute organizer XOXO

  6. The Milani face powder is so cute!


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