Weekend haul & chit chat.

Hey there doll faces! It honestly feels like I’ve been out of the blogging loop for AGES but I’m back with a haul & a general chit chat, to catch up with you all! So, let me start off with yesterday. I went shopping with my mum… & ended up buying a lot more than expected! I was only supposed to get one lipstick but came back home with LOTS of things…

Okay, so these are just make-up/skincare bits I got. I usually don’t buy so much in one go but Debenhams had 10% off of everything in store… & I couldn’t resist ๐Ÿ™‚

I was originally going to get Hoola by Benefit when I got ‘Bella Bamba’ (but clearly couldn’t resist the PINKNESS of Bella!). Seeing as Summer is now at our doorstep, I need some bronzers in my life ๐Ÿ™‚ One thing I love about this bronzer is that it’s MATTE, so I can easily use it as a CONTOUR ๐Ÿ™‚ The brush is perfect for this, as it has a SQUARE head, which makes contouring & blending easy peasy. I’m also jet setting off on holiday this year so this will definitely be in my suitcase.

It’ll be gorgeous as an all-over bronzer for when I’m tanned up during summer. The brush is UBER soft & the product has amazing staying power. If you’re after a matte bronzer, I’d definitely recommend Hoola ๐Ÿ™‚

I FINALLY managed to get my hands on the new facial polish/scrub from Benefit’s new skincare range. I fell in love with this during their skincare preview – I knew I had to get my hands on it.

It’s a really refined scrub which doubles up as a face mask – I’m so excited to try this out & hoping it’ll do WONDERS for my skin. I’m starting it tonight so I’ll definitely let you lovelies know how I get on with it ๐Ÿ™‚

As you know, I’ve recently become OBSESSED with coloured eye liner so I picked up this little beauty by Urban Decay. These wonderful, chubby, shadow sticks are perfect to glide over your top lash line. I’ve been wearing it since yesterday & it says on for ages…

The bottom picture is after smudging it quite hard… So you can tell it doesn’t budge much! I’ve ordered 3 more colours in this as they’re PERFECT to brighten your eyes for the Summer. Heck! I think I’d wear these the whole year ๐Ÿ™‚

I had 6 empty MAC bits so took them in for recycling & to get a new lip stick. I was super stuck on which colour to get between Chatterbox & Vegas Volt… & I ended up getting them BOTH! Technically I was getting 2 lipsticks for the price of one ๐Ÿ™‚ (minus 10%!! so there was no way I could say no).

I think these swatches explain why I couldn’t pick between the colours ๐Ÿ˜ณ I’ve been loving ‘Amplified Creme’ lipsticks from MAC. My next MAC lippy will have to be ‘Up The Amp’ which my lovely friend Alisha, from UNLEESHD, introduced me to!

I’m not even going to lie about this foundation – I didn’t need it but because of the 10% off I just had to get it! I’m not a fan of full coverage foundation but MAC’s Studio Sculpt has such a nice DEWY finish, I snapped it up!

Little goes a long way with it, this picture above wasย literallyย with the tiniest amount of foundation – score for me as it’ll last me for AGES! Because it’s full coverage I’d mix this with a moisturiser, so I don’t feel too caked on ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you see what I mean about the dewy finish? I totally wouldn’t need to set this with a powder for the sunny days. I’d probably wear this forย SPECIAL occasions as I feel it’s a little too much for everyday wear. I have a wedding this year (which I’m super looking forward to!) I’d wear it then, for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

I snapped up FIX + spray from MAC – I think I’ll live by this during my holiday this year! It’s so cooling & refreshing for summer & sets your make-up at the same time giving you a soft dewy finish.

This is what it looks like on top of my MAC Studio Sculpt foundation. It give it that extra BOOST of dewy-ness ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m loving the sheen & coverage of this! I’ve been playing around with all these bits pretty much all this weekend – I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to beauty departments!

I bumped into this BEAUT of a cardigan in Zara – I love cardigans. I like wearing them on Summer/Spring evenings when a jacket seems to be a little too much. It’s got the nicest gold threads, woven into the material, along with pearl buttons. I’m totally wearing this to work too when I’m not wearing a smart blazer ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been wearing this on my nails for almost half a week now & I don’t wanna take it off (which is veryย unlikelyย for me)! It’s like a highlighter, bright, neon pink & VERY in your face – it totally shouts out Summer & fun ๐Ÿ™‚

… It’s ‘Va Va Voom’ from Orly’s ‘Pin up’ Summer 2011 collection. You can get itย HERE from Beauty Bay. I also cannot wait for their ‘Happy’ collection to come out ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought I’d update you on my life a little. I haven’t been blogging much as my old camera was stolen & now I’ve finally got a DSLR!! I’m still learning how to use it properly, but the pictures are crazy, awesome – I promise I’ll get better at them ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve also got a job now too! All those internships paid off & I’m finally working ๐Ÿ˜€ Things are looking really well – however, I’ve spend so much money recently I may have to ban myself for a bit :oops:! Sorry for the long post, it was well needed. Now that I’ve got my camera sorted, blogging will be back to normal YIPPEE!

What have you lovelies been doing in this amazing weather? Have you bought anything recently from the sales?

P.S – I’d like to wish everyone that celebrates it, a HAPPY EASTER ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’ve all been eating lots of chocolate today!