Wednesday 24 December 2014

December Haul - Make Up Revolutions, Primark, The Body Shop And More

Hi Guys x  I thought I'd take a little break from all of the festive preparations to show the you the second part of my December haul. Fellow bloggers, you know the drill  you don't think you've bought much and then you start to photograph it !! I have to admit I was quite shocked at just how much I have to show you but hey ho, it the holiday's.

We'll start off with a couple of bits from Primark. First of all this embellished detail jumper which was just £14

At a recent blogger event the lovely Suzy had a lovely jumper on, which was very similar to this only in a lime. yellow colour. She told me it was from Primark so I looked and looked and unfortunately I couldn't find it. This duck egg blue / aqua / mint version is very similar though,and features fabulous silver, gunmetal faceted beads around the neckline.

Obviously you wouldn't need to wear a necklace or a lot of jewellery with that jumper but I couldn't resist picking up a little jewellery piece.

I've wanted this necklace for ages but for some reason I just never got round to buying it. It's just a thin, gold tone tune, with a sort of faceted gold tube on it. It's quite delicate but at the same time the solidity of the tube gives it a bit of interest. It was just £1.50.

Way back in September I placed an H&M order most of it came but one item was delayed. It's so annoying when that happens but to be honest these jersey trousers are much more of a spring / summer item anyways.

I paid £7.99 for these but they are now on sale for just £5.00, thankfully though they've sold out in my size so I don't feel too bad about it.

The next thing that I got from H&M is something that's actually quite new. This jersey top is just £7.99. The fabric is quite thin but I love the red, lipstick design.

Next up ebay x I'm waiting for quite a few things for ebay at the moment including rather annoyingly a couple of Christmas pressies! but a couple of  my bits have came including this cute rubber macron trinket box.

I first saw this on Make Up Savvy and I couldn't resist I already have a porcelain macaron trinket box, but this was a bargain. The colour is chosen at random but I love the lemon yellow with the white centre.

It's a lot smaller than I thought it would be but for the price I'm still pretty happy. I paid just 99p including postage from this seller.

Ebay is one my greatest sources for quirky gift and whilst I was looking for post it notes, believe it or not I found these fabulous stickers.

These high quality little cardboard scrapbooking stickers, featuring all sorts of make up items, and beauty and fashion accessories. The stickers are really true to life, and whilst some of the names and logos are altered due to copyright you can really recognise most of the items.

I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do with them but I couldn't resist. They were £1.69 with 49p postage from this seller x

Something else that I got from ebay was this multi strand, inspirational charm bracelet.

It took quite a while to arrive but I'm so pleased with it. It's a multi layer, suede, leather piece featuring a four leaf clover charm, a plan  blue "leather" plaited band a long silver tone charm that reads "Where there's a will there's a way" and circular charm which reads "never never give up"

I love the sentiments on this bracelet and I think that they're phrases that we should all live by. It was just 99p including postage from this seller.

Back to beauty and as predicted I picked up some more of The Body Shop festive items. I stuck to some old favourites and went for the Frosted  Cranberry Shower Gel And Body Butter.

As per usual the festive items have popped up in the sale and since I always love to stock up, yesterday afternoon I placed an order for some Vanilla Brulee, Glazed Apple and Frosted Cranberry goodies. To me surprise and delight, I actually received an email to tell me that my sale order will be delivered tomorrow aka Christmas Eve. I'll believe it when I see it but considering I got free standard delivery and they were no longer guaranteeing Christmas delivery I'm pretty impressed.

Obviously I'll show you what I got as soon as I can. The people have spoken and from January the monthly haul will be no more so from now on ish I will be posting hauls as they happen, so as soon as I get Christmas out of the way my sale hauls (cough, cough) will start to appear.

That's all in the future though, now back to December and as I mentioned in my previous haul post I did place a little Make Up Revolution order on Black Friday. It took a little longer than normal to arrive but it was worth the wait. Again this is just a quick peek, I will of course be reviewing everything for you.

First of all something I'd wanted for the longest time, the Goddess Of Love Triple Baked Highlighter.

I have wanted this for the longest time, but it always seems to be out of stock and having received it, I can see why it's so popular. More to come soon but even though it's early days, it's already love.

Next something relatively new that triggered the interest factor, the Ultra All Day Prime And Anti Shine Balm.

This reminds me a little bit of the Mally Poreless Face Defender which I've always wanted to try but I could never justify the price. Again I'll do a full review once I've had a chance to try it.

The last Make Up Revolution item that I bought specifically for me was another one of The One Blush Sticks - This time I went for Pink.

Probably the main reason why I placed such a large order was to get the free Black Friday gift worth over £25! Some of the things in the gift have ended up as Christmas pressies and some may have ended up in both my current and an upcoming giveaways but I did keep quite a bit of it all for me :)

The two that excited me most were the Go Palettes. The freebie came with 2, Go! which is a blush, bronzer and neutral toned eyeshadow palette

and the fabulously angry names Go To Hell which is an eyeshadow palette containing both neutrals and cooler, smokey tones.

I also kept one of the Mono Eyeshadows in Blow Your Whistle, a bright, bright, vibrant purple, much, much more so than its appearing here

The keeps from my free gift also included an Amazing Curl Mascara in Black Brown, which I'm really excited to try.

and two lipgloss tubes in Hush Hush and Not Naive.

The freebie was well worth it and it's given lots of items to review for you in the New Year x

Due to last minute, emergency pressie buying I also ended up placing a Superdrug order. I've bought so much make up lately, weirdly nothing much appealed so I got a few skincare items, including a new bottle of the Garnier Micellar Water which I love,

and I also got something else that I've wanted for a while - the Nip + Fab Glycolic Exfoliating Facial Pads. I love the feeling and effect of AHA's and Glycolics and since these were half price at £6.97 it would have been rude not to x

Please let me know if you'd like to see a review of these x

My final beauty purchase of the month came from Avon. My nails are pretty shocking at the moment but Avon Nailwear Pro + in Emerald Elegance is such a festive metallic green, I will definitely be wearing it sometime over the holiday period.

Finally a purchase from Poundland, and it's a plastic make up storage box.

You just fold it out, to assemble it and it's actually quite spacious and quite strong. I actually bought another one of these and I'm going to be using them to store my make up that I'm going to review, 2015 will be the year  that I get myself organised.

So that was my December haul is full, well to date anyways x As I say from now on all of my hauls are going to be as and when the shopping happens so even though I'm going to try and spend less in 2015 you can accept to see lots more haulage. If you have any questions on anything in this little or not so little haul then please let me know and I'd also love to know your opinion on Christmas pressie hauls? Yes or no? I'll let you decide x

1 comment:

  1. WOW !
    A lot of great great products you've got , Louise.
    The Body Shop shower gel looks good , the two palettes seems to be really special and beautiful , I love the shade of the AVON nail polish and about the GARNIER Micellar - I use the micellar of LOREAL but I've always wanted to try these ones !


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