London Beauty Haul

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hello ladies, 
I'm officially back to blogging after my trip to London that was most definitely too short. I'm still dreaming about walking down London streets and possibly even planning on going back in Spring (fingers crossed).
So what better way to come back than with a London beauty haul.

I have to be honest; I always get extremely overwhelmed when I come into a store that has a ton of makeup that isn't available in Slovenia and I always end up buying stupid things or colours that I never end up wearing. So this time I had a bit of strategy, a semi good wishlist and I'm actually quite happy with my purchases. Buying beauty things with my 11 years old sister can be challenging but I managed to get almost everything from my wishlist. So here's what I got:
The first place I visited was The Body Shop. They already had a lot of Christmas sets out  and they were better deals than buying the products separately, so I decided to get the Camomile set with the Silky Cleansing Oil, Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, Gentle Eye Make-up Remover and a Muslin Cleansing Cloth although I only wanted the first two products.
I had a voucher for No7 skincare and Sara told me to get their Beautiful Skin Cleansing oil so of course I did. I also got the Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask and Scrub Your Nose In It special pore refining formula AHA facial scrub.
Elemis Hydra-Nourish Night Cream was a freebie sample that came with the InStyle magazine that I bought on the way back.


I also got some hair stuff; the Charles Worthington Salon Show Volume & Bounce Texturising spray since I've heard that it's a dupe for the Oribe one, Colab Dry Shampoo ''London'' version from Ruth Crilly aka A Model Recommends because I was curious if it's any good and if it really is invisible, and the Pantene Pro-V Clarifying Shampoo as I can't find any good clarifying shampoos in our drugstores and this one has quite a few good reviews (I actually already used it and my hair never looked or felt so soft, shiny, bouncy and healthy).
I also got The Body Shop Body Polisher, and a set of three mini body butters (Chocomania, Shea, Coconut). Because I signed up for their reward card, I also got one of the mini body butters for free, and it was the Pink Grapefruit one.


And now onto the makeup.
I got two new mascaras to try out; Collection's  Big Fake Curves false lash effect mascara (I was drawn to the packaging and a very interesting mascara wand) and Lash Accelerator Endless from Rimmel.
I also got both brow pencils from Soap & Glory; the 2-in-1 Brow filling pencil & brush Archery and the Brow tint & precision shaping pencil Archery (let me know if you would like to see a comparison between this two).
I don't have any problems staying away from foundations, but I surely can't stay away from concealers. This time I ''only'' got two; NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (shade Light 2 Vanilla) and the Collection Lasting Perfection ultimate wear concealer (Fair).
I also visited KIKO and was instantly drawn to their Water Eyeshadows. After swatching almost all the shades, I decided to only get two of them (kinda regret not getting more); 200 Champagne and 203 Burgundy.
I obviously couldn't pass on the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics either.


When I was putting together my WL, I was browsing the Boots page and when I saw the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot I knew I had to have it. It's a great way to try their blushes as it contains five of them (Dandelion, Bella Bamba, Sugarbomb, Coralista, Rockateur), but it also comes with the Hoola bronzer, What's up! highlighter and a mini brush. It's also a great value for your money, since their blushes aren't the cheapest and I also rarely use up the full sized products.
After getting this set I decided to stay away from blushes, but the HEMA 05 Satin blush powder managed to sneak into my bag because I really liked the shade.
I also got the oh-so-famous Honey Bronzer (shade 01) from The Body Shop.


Now I know what you're thinking about my lip products; they all look the same.
But I promise you, they're all a bit different in reality.
I realised that even though I mostly wear nude lipsticks, the majority of my lipstick collection is made from more colourful shades. So I stocked up on my nudes, without realising I was choosing quite similar shades (well  now I at least I know I'll actually wear them).
I got my hands on the new shade from Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet's; 09 Happy Nude Year. 
I also wanted to try the Maybelline Color Elixir lip lacquers and Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss sticks. The shades I got were 725 Caramel Infused and Nudist.
Oh my dear NARS Audacious lipsticks. These are seriously the most beautiful lipsticks I've ever seen and they have so many amazing shades!
With the help of the most friendly girl working at their counter, I decided to go with the shade Anita and am now scared of actually wearing it because I already know I'll fall head over heels in love with it and will want more shades. 
The MAC lipstick was an airport purchase and I wanted to get the shade Cosmo but since it was sold out, I decided to get Brave instead. It's a satin finish if someone's wondering.
I'm  a sucker for cute packaging and this KIKO Velvet Mat-Satin Lipstick definitely has one. I'm really curious to try it out properly, because it feels like it could be a great one. I have the shade 602 Natural Rose.

Last but not least, I managed to restrain myself from buying a lot of nail polishes and I only got two; KIKO's nail lacquer in 365 Tattoo Rose and Maybelline Forever strong Super Stay 7 days gel nail color in 130 Rose Poudre.
I also wanted to get  Nic's Picks set from Real Techniques ever since it came out and managed to get one of the last sets from Superdrug.
And the last thing was a pencil sharpener since I actually forgot mine at home, so I had to get a new one from Boots to be able to do my brows.

Please let me know if you would like to see some reviews, first impressions, comparisons, etc.

Sanja ♥

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28 komentarji

  1. Hitro poročaj, če so RT čopiči kaj dobri, jaz se kar ne morem odločiti, če bi jih naročila ali ne. Drugače pa awesome haul. :D

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    1. Ti bom povedala ja, čeprav jaz bi ti kar rekla, da jih naroči. Mene do zdaj še nobeden njihov čopič ni razočaral, ta set pa na prvi pogled deluje še malce bolj mehko in kvalitetno :)

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  2. Zavidam čisto vse:). Jaz si tudi že dolgo želim ta Honey Bronzer, pa še nisem prišla do The Body Shop:/, tako da mene najbolj zanima ocena tega. Odtenki šmink so vsi odlični. Tudi ta Brave me zanima:)

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    1. Res je škoda, da ni The Body Shopa kje bližje, jaz sem mela še par stvari na WL, pa sem se zaenkrat samo za te odločla :)
      Se bom potrudla čim prej spisat oceno :)

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  3. O super nakup, sem dobila kar (''boleč'') flashback na London :D Benefit set je sanjski, imajo res najboljša rdečila. Upam da si uživala pa pokaži še kaj slik ;)

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    1. Verjamem ja. Upam, da bojo meni tudi tak všeč :) Uživala sem še preveč, bi šla takoj nazaj, slike pa pridejo v nedeljo :D

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  4. Holy mother of makeup, I'm SO jealous. Oh, TBS, kok bi jaz to trgovino pri nas, sem mi že kar sanja, no.
    A mi lahko samo poveš kako dišijo Maybelline Color Elixir lip lacquers, pa kako se kaj primerjajo s L'Orealovimi. Sem on the fence, če naj naročim kakšen odtenek.

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    1. Najboljše, da spet začnemo s kako peticijo ;)
      Maybelline ma pa ful tak parfumast vonj, dokaj sladek in močen. Meni diši, ker me spominja na nek parfum ampak se ne morem spomnit na katerega.
      Ti pa povem kako se primerja z L'orealovim, ker ga še nisem sprobala.

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    2. Pol niso breskve, ne? Too bad. Sem slišala, da podobno dišijo. I'll wait ^_^

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    3. Sicer je moja sposobnost vonja dostkrat na off, ampak ne, definitivno niso breske :D Nič sadnega js v bistvu ne voham...

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  5. Aaah, HUD haul - sem ti nenormalno fauš. :P
    Zelo me zanima ocena vseh TBS in Soap&Glory izdelkov, pa tudi Benefit rdečil. :))

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    1. Tvoja denarnica mi pa verjetno ni ;)
      Will do :)

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  6. To pa je bil šoping! Joj ta Benefit set Nars šminka <3 res je prelepe oblike, moram si kako nabavit :) btw, kje najdeš imena od Kikota? :D Jaz vedno vidim samo cifre :D al so mogoče kaj spremenili?

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    1. Jaa, šminko definitivno rabiš! :D
      Ne, so še vedno samo cifre, ampak sem šla na njihovo stran pogledat za cela imena, ker me strašno motijo te cifre brez nekega dejanskega imena :D

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  7. joj, morem v London enkrat no :D super izdelki !

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    1. To pa res moraš! Jaz že komaj čakam, da grem nazaj :)

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  8. I've been checking bloglovin every day, waiting for a new blogpost! Welcome back! :D
    You got some amazing things, that benefit blush palette looks amazing! I also like the lipsticks, brushes, hair stuff, nail polishes, ... Oh I just like everything! :D
    Can't wait to see the reviews.
    xx

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    1. Haha, nice to hear that lovely :D
      I have so many posts to write atm, better get my blogging pants on :D

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  9. Ooo amazing nakup, vse bi ti ukradla :P Cel kup nude šmink, jaz komaj čakam njihove swatche če jih boš slučajno predstavljala na blogu <3 Pa TBS pa RT čopiči, ah ja skratka vse bi :)

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    1. Mislim, da se bodo slej kot prej pojavili swatchi šmink, ker so vse čudovite :D

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  10. Uh... super haul! *jealous* :)

    Tale set od Benefita mi je ful všeč, ampak me malo moti, da imaš potem eno veliko škatlo z blushi - ni ravno priročno. Od Soap&Glory bi imela cel kup reči, se seznam daljša in daljša. Pa šminkice so čudovite, pa senčke... Naked Basics2 je pa itak top. Mah, vse mi je všeč... :D

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    1. Ni najbolj priročno ja, ampak sem brala pri Temptali-ji, da se baje z lahkoto odstranijo, tako da jih bom kar v z-paleto vrgla ko se bom naveličala pakiranja :D
      Basics 2 sem pa ravno danes na kolegici prvič sprobala in že komaj čakam, da jo še na sebi :D

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  11. Vidim, da se ti je uspelo našopingirati. :D Benefit ma zdajle res luštne sete. Tudi jaz razmišljam, da bi si enega kupila.

    P.S. Upam, da se vidimo spomladi! ;)

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    1. O ja, čeprav nisem uspela prit do vseh trgovin :D Res so luštni, pa še primerne cene imajo :)
      P. S. Tudi jaz ;)

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  12. What an amazing haul. So many lust-worthy products :) I really want to try The Body Shop Silky Cleansing Oil and the new NARS Audacious lipsticks!

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    1. Both are beyond amazing and you should definitely try them! :D

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  13. Mene zanima, ce je od rimmla maskara za kej, pa kako se obnese colab? Hvalaaa!

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    1. Od Rimmel maskara je meni všeč za vsak dan, ker izgleda zelo naravno. Lepo loči in razčeše trepalnice, ima plastično krtačko na katero se ne obesi nič odvečne maskare, trepalnicam pa da malce volumna in dolžine, na meni zdrži cel dan brez da bi bila črna pod očmi.
      Colab še pa na žalost nisem sprobala, nameravam čez kakšna 2 tedna napisat irst impression.

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