High End Beauty Haul/ First Impressions

I do love a beauty bargain, but as you guys know I’m a sucker for high-end products! 
Whether it be skincare or makeup I tend to gravitate towards products that are more luxurious. However, when shopping premium I always try and get the best deal I can. Fragrance Direct very kindly let me pick some products from their website, and for any of you who are students you can actually get 10% off your order with UniDays (wishin’ I was a student again). Fragrance Direct already apply good discounts to their products and stock amazing fragrances, makeup and skincare brands, it’s a win win really!

I’ve been wanting to try some bits from Murad for a while now and when I spotted the Murad Advanced Blemish & Wrinkle Reducer on FD I knew I wanted to try it. I’ve been using it for around 3 weeks now and it’s become my go to evening serum. I had a really bad hormonal breakout at the end of July and this has really helped speed up the clearing process. I’ve also noticed that combined with the Cougar Facial Oil Set (which I’m coming onto) the fine lines I have on my forehead have definitely diminished. I’ve never been so loyal to a serum in all my life!

I had a little look in the best selling section and there was the Cougar Hyaluronic Acid Facial Oil Set. Any skincare that contains hyaluronic acid I want in my routine, as I’m really starting to see some good results with it. As I briefly mentioned combined with the Murad serum my skin has been looking more glowy and feels so much more hydrated. Even to the point where other people have noticed too. One thing I will say is that they are quite heavily fragranced which I don’t love, but I can put up with it for plump, glowy skin! I’ll be repurchasing these when they run out for sure.

I’ve heard so many people rave about the cult classic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream that I really wanted to give it a go myself. It’s another product that’s heavily scented, but I’ve been using it on my lips and cuticles in the evening and they’ve been feeling so hydrated. Definitely a product I’m going to be using in the run up to my wedding.

For years I’ve heard people rave about the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder (mines in the shade 00), and it’s safe to say it lives up to the hype! When I first swatched this I was concearned it would be a little too warm toned for my liking, but it actually works nicely for me adding a natural, sunkissed looking

In an attempt to rekindle my love for a pale nude/ pink lipstick I picked up the Bobbi Brown Lip Color in pale pink. At first I wasn’t sure whether it washed me out but this shade has actually grown on me, and I’ve found myself reaching for it when I want to wear a little colour. I absolutely love the formulation, it’s creamy and lasts on the lips for a good 4-5 hours. The only thing it’s missing for me is the sweet vanilla scent similar to my trusty MAC/ Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks.

Have you made any high end beauty purchases lately?

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  1. PetiteElliee
    September 3, 2017 / 8:11 am

    I feel like Bobbi Brown lipsticks are so underhyped and no one talks about them yet I am TOTALLY OBSESSED http://www.petiteelliee.com Ellie x

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 8:58 am

      Yeah they are, I've never thought to try one before and I always gravitate towards other brands but I'm so impressed! x

  2. Vanessa
    September 3, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I have never tried a Bobbi Brown product till now, but, as lipsticks junkie, I think I'll go for a lip product! This one looks pretty nice! And Guerlain is just TOPwww.theflowerscorner.euVanessa xx

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 8:59 am

      Thinking about it I had never tried anything either, everyone seems to love their base products and lipsticks

  3. Fa nny
    September 3, 2017 / 10:58 am

    I've never heard of the Cougar Hyaluronic Acid Facial Oil Set before, but it sounds very promising! I'm just like you: I want to try all the Hyaluronic Acid skincare, it is such a great ingredient! (Oh, and you probably already know about it but there is a fragrance free version of the Eight Hour Cream)! Lovely haul!http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 9:00 am

      It's incredible, considering the price tag too it's such a bargain. I didn't actually realise you could get a fragrance free eight hour cream!!!! I'll repurchase that instead then, thank you for letting me know x

  4. The Makeup Feed
    September 3, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Beautiful haul! Bobbi Brown lipsticks are so beautiful, and the formula is amazing!xx, The Makeup Feed

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 9:04 am

      Thank you! I agree, such good quality x

  5. Izzy K
    September 4, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I've recently started loving high end products too, and being a student I didn't know how I'd afford it. So thanks for sharing that tip about the discount 😉 Love that lipstick shade xxxhttp://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/http://izzykreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Ahh no problem lovely 😉

  6. The Makeup Directory
    September 5, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I really want to try more from Bobbi Brown, I have one of their sheer lip colours and it's one of my all time favourites! This shade looks completely gorgeous!The Makeup Directory

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 9:06 am

      I do too now, so many people love their base products!

  7. Gemma Louise
    September 5, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I watched your video and I think you've sold me on those oils… they sound soooo good! xxGemma Louise

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 9:06 am

      Thank you Gemma! I'm so impressed, such a bargain x

  8. Carolina
    September 6, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Wow the prices on Fragrance Direct are awesome! I really want to try some Bobbi Brown lippies so I need to place an order there xxCarolina's Makeup Life

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Really good aren't they! Definitely worth considering for beauty products and perfume xjodiemelissa.com

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 9:08 am

      It's gorgeous isn't it! I'm so impressed with the formulation too 🙂

  9. Danielle Alexa
    September 6, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I am a sucker for high end beauty products. I really want to try the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, such an iconic product!Danielle xxhttp://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • Jodie Melissa
      September 9, 2017 / 9:11 am

      It's so worth the hype, I have it on me where ever I go now!

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