Friday, 15 May 2015

A Big Old Haul

Hi Guys,

I basically got a little carried away over the past month with picking bits and pieces up! Im trying to save, but I keep failing, I blame the fact I've just done my Graded Unit and used retail therapy as a way to keep me sane! So Ive ended up with quite the Beauty Haul as well as a couple of Homeware and Clothing items too!
 The way Ive justified this is by telling myself that I got bargains! As all but two items in this haul, I got discounted, which I think looking at it all really amazes me! You've just got to love a good bargain!
 I regret to say I really don't visit Primark as much as I used to and its purely down to the fact that my local one is a nightmare! But I think Primark do some of the best Pyjamas, so I gritted my teeth and left quite pleased with myself that I got the dusty blue quilted top in the sale. I like the fact that its lightweight but still lovely and warm. Though my favourite one is the vest top, eat, sleep, tweet, repeat is basically my life! 
I've also been running Into TKMaxx quite a bit recently as they've had loads of really great brands, such as Too Face and of course my favourites Illamasqua! So I got the Lashes in 010, theyre not the most wearable of things but to just pop in my kit and use for an avant garde look, they're fantastic! Ive already been crazily brainstorming ideas of what I want to do with them!

Also in TKMaxx was a Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Chic , Im not a huge gloss wearer, but if I am going to wear it I am more than likely either wearing a Tanya Burr one or Illamasqua. So every time I see one of Tanya's I'm kind of addicted to picking them up. Chic is a nude shimmer shade, not one I'd usually go for but for £1.99 I thought why not!

You're probably wondering why on earth the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm is featured in my haul.   I recently watched Nikkie Tutorials use this as a primer and knew straight away I needed to try it! Its second main ingredient is Glycerin, which is really quite sticky, meaning your makeup should adhere to it. It was also less than half price! 

I also picked up two While in Boots I picked up the Barry M Nail Paints in Mint Green and Nude. Mint Green was my first ever Barry M Polish and probably my all time favourite, mine had gone a little weird so it was time for a new one. As well as getting Nude as Ive been trying to find a great french manicure shade. Im sure these were on buy one get the second half price too, but really I only got them to make the aftershave purchase a little less strange!

Also this week Superdrugs offer of the week is the Real Techniques Sculpting Set, its currently got £7 off, which makes each brush around £4 each. Which is such an amazing cost for such great brushes. This particular set contains the new Sculpting Brush which I also think could work for foundation, the Setting Brush and the exclusive Fan Brush, of course I couldn't leave them...
Soap & Glory Glow Lotion and One Night Tanned, both of these were reduced to something ridiculous like £1.32! So how could I say no... even though I haven't fake tanned ever, so really I just bought fake tan as it was cheap... It smells good though (great logic)! They are currently on 3 for 2 just now too, but Im super excited to get stuck into the Glow lotion.

I have been desperate to go to Oliver Bonas for months. It should be renamed Copper Heaven! My favourite piece is the Copper Letter, which was sold out for months so I'm so glad I got my hands on it. I also picked up the Copper Bamboo Bowl , which I wasn't originally planning to get but the copper addiction took over, I don't have a clue what I'm going to do with it though haha!

I am now banning myself from shopping...

Eloise x


  1. Love the shadesof nail polish you picked! Althought cheap, Barry M for sure do some good colours and are decent quality, great post :)
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  2. Great haul - I have the same real techniques set and I love it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  3. Love the copper E and all of your other purchases.


  4. Oh that tank top is painfully true...and I need it. x

  5. I bought myself a Copper Letter fro Oliver Bonas recently too and absolutely love it, I was so thrilled when they came back in stock!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  6. I want that tank top!! Definitely going to pop into Primark tomorrow lol. Fingers crossed they have it!

  7. I'm sat in the vest top right now! :D I saw it Primark and I just couldn't leave without it! (One of a few cute retail bargains I blogged about).

    Michelle -x-
    Sugardust and Starlight


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