Although I was a lot more reserved than I usually am when we go on holiday, I did of course make a few small purchases to tide me over! The majority (in terms of price) of these were actually in Duty Free at the airport on the way out there, but I also dragged Matt into Sephora and NYX – much to his delight, obviously… I’ll start off with what I picked up in Duty Free. I purchased each one of these separately, as I…Continue Reading “Barcelona Buys – Duty Free / Sephora / NYX”

Holidaying in America is always disastrous for my bank account, even when you don’t consider flights, accommodation, and food. That’s because I always, always buy way too much when I’m there. Everything’s just so different, and there are so many things available that just aren’t available in the UK, so any shopping trip whilst I’m over there basically turns into a supermarket sweep (if the supermarket were a mall, obvs). You guys know that I’m mad on make-up and beauty products, so here’s an overview…Continue Reading “HUGE Beauty Haul – USA Edition”

Okay, so we all know that when I say drugstore, I mean Boots or Superdrug! In this case, it’s Superdrug, although I’m pretty sure that you can pick up all of these in Boots too. First up is this Barry M nail polish in Turbocharged. It’s one of the Speedy Quick Dry polishes, which Im currently obsessed with. I’m actually loving the Gelly polishes from Barry M as well – very impressed with their nail polishes in general, TBH. This is an amazing coral-red colour…Continue Reading “Mini Drugstore Haul”

We’re going back a while now, but when I was in Barcelona about a month ago, I went and spent waaaaaaay too much money in Sephora. There’s a huge Sephora in a little shopping centre which opens out onto the Plaça de Catalunya. It’s so big that it’s actually downstairs, with a whole level to itself. I was really impressed with the other beauty shops around that area (Rituals, Kiko etc), but Sephora was always going to be on my wishlist for a European holiday!…Continue Reading “Barcelona Sephora Haul”

As I mentioned in my 6 Happy Things post the other day, I’ve been loving picking up a few high end make-up pieces from time to time. Of course, when I was in London for the weekend, I had to take advantage of all the amazing shops that we don’t get out here in the sticks, so here’s a little round up of what I picked up, and a sort of first impressions or what my opinion is of them so far! We had already…Continue Reading “High End Make Up Haul”

Korres is a brand which I’ve never tried before, and also one which I don’t hear an awful lot about online. That being said, when I saw that Feelunique had 20% I knew that it was a brand I wanted to explore. The shower gels especially are more than I would usually pay, even with the discount, but I’m in to bodycare at the moment and thought this was the best time to give them a try. Carry on reading to check out what I…Continue Reading “Korres Haul”

It was my birthday this weekend so I’ve been trying really hard to not buy anything in the aftermath. This is extremely difficult for me though, so I thought I’d do this haul midweek to cheer me up a bit! This is from my trip to Westfield shopping centre in London after Christmas, where I picked up some great stuff from shops which you often can’t find within about 80 miles of my house (major downside of living in the admittedly very pretty countryside). On with…Continue Reading “Westfield Haul”

I’ve been meaning to do this post for about 2 weeks now, so I thought it was time to get it done and dusted. I’ve picked up a few bits and pieces from Boots over the last few weeks, and I thought I’d just pop them all together in this post. I’ve been trying out most of them so it’s a bit of a mini-review mixed in with a haul post, hope you enjoy! The first thing I picked up, and what I actually went…Continue Reading “November Drugstore Make Up Haul”

I’ve had some Nyx products in basket for a couple of weeks now, since I heard that they were now stocked on feelunique.com (exciting!!). At first I had loads in there, as not having easy access to Nyx products over here meant I had quite the list of things I wanted to buy. However, I managed to narrow it down to about two or three things, when what should come along but the announcement that feelunique were now also stocking Nars! They’ve been getting so…Continue Reading “Mini Feelunique Haul”

In my last post, I mentioned that there was a massive shopping mall really near to our hotel in Bratislava. One of the shops which I was most interested in was called Pupa, which sells make up. It’s actually Italian and looks super similar to Kiko, so I don’t know how similar they are, but it was a great store with plenty of options. The first thing that caught my eye were their cream eyeshadows, which come in these cute little pots. I picked up this…Continue Reading “Pupa Cosmetics Haul (from Bratislava!)”