I haven't wrote a haul post in what seems like forever. I love a good haul but for beauty items I want to find out what made someone buy something and what they honestly think of it. I recently took a trip into Manchester to do some shopping, and in the same week ASOS, Topshop and Kiehl's decided to give students 20% off! With this being my last term as a student I definitely made the most of it, lets just say I was feeling super spendy.
Firstly I want to mention NYX, completely off the cuff purchases as one of the many Boots stores in Manchester had an amazing stand. Annoyingly I happened to be in Boots at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, so you can imagine how flippin packed it was, everyone was fighting for the soft matte lip creams so I quickly grabbed some products I remembered I wanted to try, rushed to pay and got out of there! I have a soft matte lip cream already in the less wearable shade "Prague," so I know I really like the formula, this time I picked up Cannes, its just a very typical muted pink/ mauve shade that I love and wear on a daily basis. I also needed a new concealer so went for the HD Concealer, the only reason for this purchase was that I'm so bored of the Collection Lasting Perfection and wanted to try something new, hopefully I'll love this just as much. During one of the bbloggers chats on twitter I asked about the best primer for pores/ oily skin, I had a couple of recommendations to try the pore filler, so far, really pretty good, it seems to be really helping to diminish the appearance of the pores on my cheeks.
The Urban Decay All Night Spray is a repurchase. If you know me you'll know I bang on about how amazing this is all the time, so I'll stop here with that one. I have a love hate relationship with the L'oreal Infallible 24h matte foundation, sometimes it looks fab, and others it just hasn't lasted and has looked patchy on me! I ran out so I decided to repurchase it, as my skin is becoming oilier with the warmer weather I think this will suit my skin a lot better, as I seemed to love it this time last year. Recently UNiDAYs have really been sorting us students out, when I saw the 20% off at Kiehl's, I was overly excited, it pretty much made my day, and it was one of the main reasons I was so eager to head into Manchester to pop into their boutique store... After discovering their Ultra Facial Cream back in January my skin has changed so much for the better, so I really wanted to try more of their products aimed at helping to keep my skin moisturised and hydrated. I picked up another Ultra Facial Cream and also decided to try the Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, I have such high hopes for this mask as I just love the cream, so fingers crossed I will love it.
If you can spot it in the top right hand corner I managed to get a sample of the Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint, the ladies on the counter in the Manchester Selfridges were so lovely and happy to help me even though I only wanted a sample. I have heard so much hype around this and it has been on my wishlist for a while, I always pick up samples of highend foundations before I buy them, so I can't wait to give this one a go.
A full review of the NYX and Kiehl's products will be up once I have given them a test run, I'm so happy I finally managed to scribble a couple of beauty bits off my wishlist and finally visit a NYX counter (even if it was packed). Have you made any beauty purchases recently?