Wednesday 12 February 2014

January Buys - Stila, Kardashian Beauty, Avon, Top Shop And More x

Hey Guys x Sorry it's a little bit late but it's  January haul time!

Where to start? well we'll start off with a couple of sale purchases :) Although I'm not doing a spending diet or ban this year I'm still trying to be careful what I buy and what I spend so it seemed natural to shop the sales. Was it worth it? erm no not really. I don't know whether I'm turning into Scrooge in my old age but the January sales didn't wow me this year. Never the less I still picked a couple of things including this super bargain buy from the Stila website.

I managed to pick up the Stila Snow Angel Colour Palette and a 3.1 ml All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara for just £7.37  including postage

I have a few Stila items already but I'm so happy to have this palette in my collection. It contains 18 eyeshadows and 12 cheek colours and you also got a mini mascara which I'm excited to try.

as well as a little look book giving you an idea of what looks you can create with the palette.

All bar one of the shades in the palette are limited edition but the majority are fairly dupeable from shades in the Stila permanent line.. The only permanent colour in the palette  is probably the most popular Stila eyeshadow ever and my own personal favourite - Kitten - a gorgeous shimmery, champagne nude. (marked with a K below). The palette contains a mixture of mattes and shimmer and they all feel super soft to the touch and the pigmentation is superb. Here are a few swatches of first the eyeshadows and then the cheek colours x

Shades from right to left - 1 - Dashing, 2 - Icicle, 3 - Coal, 4 - Jingle, and 5 Sleigh

Again from right to left - 1 - Matte Melon, 2 - Shimmery Pink and 3 - Shimmery Coral
I'm wearing a few things from the palette in my January Haul video which you can see below or here x

My only other sale purchase was this top from Top Shop.

It's one of those love / hate things if I'm being honest but I love it. I love the neon lime  colour (it looks a lot brighter than this irl as hopefully you can see in the video) I also love the daisy burnout design. I got the size 16 which is a bit tight at the moment but hopefully by the summer it will fit a bit better. I don't think I'm brave enough to wear it as is so I'll be wearing either a bandeau or a vest underneath

I also something else which you will either love or hate....

Another cat necklace from ebay :) I already bought one of these in a different style (see it here) but when I saw this little guy I just couldn't resist x This was just £1.29 including postage from this seller but if you search for cat necklace annoyingly now you can get it cheaper.

My next two purchases are courtesy of some of my Christmas money x Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that there have been some fabulous make up palette releases over the last few months As much as I would have loved Naked 3 and the Narsissist  palettes I couldn't justify them. So I decided to spend a little less and buy a couple of things from a brand that I haven't tried before -  Kardashian Beauty.

First of all I got an eyeshadow palette - the Kardashian Beauty Touch Tones Gradient Shadows palette in Silhouette..

and I also got an eye and cheek palette - the Khloe Kardazzle palette.

I'm going to do a full review of both of these palettes in the next few weeks and I might even have one to give away.

My last two purchases were also beauty related  - first up the most gorgeous nail polish from the Pretty brand at Poundland

I love the speckled look of the feather effect polishes from Nails Inc but I could never justify the price. Thankfully the budget brands have followed the trend and I managed to pick up a few from ebay and this one from Poundland.

It has a jelly base filled with a combo of matte and shiny glitter strands, in shades of white, blue, turquoise and purple. The base is quite sheer but I guess you could build it up - I think to get the best finish though I'll probably use this layered up over block colours.

The last thing I bought was from Avon. My favourite foundation of 2013 was Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Foundation in Ivory. The colour was perfect and I loved the texture, so I decided to try another one of their foundations.

The Avon Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation claims to withstand heat and humidity and last for up to 18 hours sounds pretty good to me so I thought I'd try it out. Again I went for the Ivory shade which is perfect for pale pink toned people like me x  The claims are pretty amazing so I'm going to put it through it paces and then do a full review x

So they were my January buys x If you have any questions please leave me a comment, and keep following my blog and my Instagram to see what I've bought this month xx

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