First Beauty Haul!

I’ve been incredibly happy to finally get to shop in the past week! I was going to do a series of reviews of products I’ve bought, but it was suggested that I did a haul overview first. I think this is actually my first one! I also ordered my first Glossybox which I’m mega excited to get!

1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB in Medium: £7.99

This is the BB cream I reviewed on my last post (see here) but in a shade darker! So hopefully it wont make me look a bit more tanned. I’ve also been out wearing it since my review, and I’m pleased to say it gives a flawless looking photo finish! The foundation that I would usually wear makes me glow white in pictures usually, so I’ll definitely be using the Maybelline BB cream in the future.

2. Maybelline le Colossal Volum Express Mascara: £7.99

This mascara is actually a repurchase: I originally had this a couple of years ago. I loved it. It dried out. I moved onto a different brand and forgot about it. But there was an offer in Superdrug (still is I think!) on 2 for £10, so thought I may as well go for it! And I still love it just as much as before.

3. bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer: £12

This was the first thing I have ordered from! I needed an eye primer, and figured as it was on sale, I’d give it a go! I found this quite disappointing if I’m honest. On one hand, it DID keep my make up on all night (a rare feat I will admit) and I’m tempted to keep it because of this. However, I didn’t really get the clue from the ‘brightening’ that it was actually white. And didn’t really fade. This wasn’t too much of a problem for my eyelid, but it did show through my eyeliner on the bottom lashes, which I’m not really a fan of.

4. bareMinerals Eyecolour in ‘Beautiful Autumn’: £10.50

I have been excited to get this colour for a while now. Every time I went into Debenhams, I would go and swatch it but they NEVER had it in stock 😦 so I got it from instead. This was harder to apply than expected (I used the double ended Urban Decay brush from the Naked2 Palette) but it did give a gorgeous colour and really brightened up my eyes.

5. Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in ‘Machine’: £8

I bought this from the sale on ASOS on a whim. I did blend with the Beautiful Autumn colour on the outer corner of my eye, but it takes quite a lot of colour for it to actually stay put. It’s a dark grey-black colour with a hint of sparkle, but just comes across quite light grey when applied: this is my first experience with Illamasqua eyeshadow and I was quite disappointed. But I am going to persevere and try it out with a really smokey eye, so I’ll let you know the results.

6. Nspa Body Lotion in Jojoba and White Jasmine: £1

Aaaaaand finally – this was on sale in Asda for just 1 pound! I bought my friend some Nspa products for her birthday and they smelled so gorgeous, I just had to buy myself this. It is the smaller size (75ml) but I have quite a lot of other body butters and lotions to use up, so I’m going to carry this around in my bag to combat winter dry skin!

So that’s it for my first haul! Hope you liked it, and if any of you have any other products to recommend, I’d be happy to hear it! You can follow me on GFC at


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