Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Collective Haul- Part 3

Hey guys,

Hope you're all enjoying the sun (or whatever is left of it!). Apologies for posting the last part of this haul so late. This will part of the haul will mostly consist of some clothes I bought in Penney's/ Primark, some jewellery and other miscellaneous bits and pieces.

So I am going to start off this haul with the clothes I picked up in Penney's.

First item I got was this gorgeous mint green top with scallop detailing, I love this, it's super flattering and has a lovely cap sleeve. I would recommend sizing up with this just if you prefer it to be more flowy. This was €13.
Next item I picked up was a gorgeous gold ring with a cream marble type stone. This was €3.

The last two items I got are two dresses, in two different colours of course! I picked up a purple one and a grayish black colour. I love the detailing on the top is gorgeous. The back of these there is a lovely slit detailing down the back. These would be perfect for throwing on over leggings. They are quite short so would recommend wearing them with leggings. These were €8 each.

The next item isn't really a clothing or beauty item, but it's a book I picked up while I was in Easons. I got the Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson. I really enjoyed the movie so I thought I'd get the book! I won't talk about it, incase I give anything away. This was €10.85.
The next items I picked up were from H&M. 

The first item I got was a mint green cotton tshirt with an aztec type print on it. I love how soft this is and the sleeves are the perfect length for me. I will be definitely picking up the black one! This was €9.95.
The last item I got from H&M was this gorgeous gold bracelet with pink bead detailing on it. This went really well with the mint green top as it seemed to just brighten it up. This was only €6.95.
The next item I picked up was from ASOS. I was in dire need of a new bag as mine was falling apart, and found it near impossible to find a decent satchel bag anywhere in Dublin without breaking the bank. I found this bag and I knew I had to have it! I love everything about it and the size is perfect! This is genuine leather so I didn't mind the price, as I knew the quality would be good! This was €65.16.
The next few items I picked up from Topshop. Topshop had a massive sale over the month of April and May so I went a bit mad in there.

So the first piece of jewellery I picked up was this gorgeous three strand necklace with an eye, sun and a moon. I had seen so many pictures of this on Tumblr and elsewhere and I knew I wanted it! I know it will go with so many things. I managed to nab this on sale for only €4.50. 
The next piece of jewellery I picked up was this gold ring with a semi-precious stone. It has lovely detailing on the band of the ring. This was a steal at only €1.50!

The next ring I got was also on sale, this ring is definitely one of my favourites. The band of the ring has beautiful rose detail on the sides, I also love the cream stone. This was €3.50.

The next ring I again picked up in the sale. This too is a gold ring with a lovely band. I especially love the turquoise stone, it's quite similar to a jade stone, but not as green. The stone looks light blue in the photos though, so apologies! I had been looking for a ring like this for so long. This was only €3.50.

The last two jewellery items I got from Topshop were both full priced items, I had seen these both on previous trips to Topshop and couldn't bare paying full price. I then decided to treat myself after my exams so said feck it! I did though get 10% student discount though, so wasn't half as bad!

So the first item is this gorgeous gold Buddha ring. I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. I'm really impressed with Topshops jewellery lately. This was €12.50 (not including discount).

The last item from Topshop was another thing I immediately fell in love with as soon as I saw it, and its this gorgeous long studded cross pendant. This would be fabulous with a dress or any plain top. It really is such a statement piece. Again I paid full price for this, but did get my student discount. This was €12.50 (not including discount).
Next I got a few nail polishes from Boots. I am loving how they are selling Essie in the Jervis Street shopping centre. So I picked up two colours.

The first one being 'Fifth Avenue', I had this shade before but it went missing. I absolutely love this. It's a very bright reddish orange colour, a great shade for summer! 
The next Essie polish I picked up was 'Peach Daiquiri', which leans on the more pinky side of coral. Great colour for summer. Both Essie polishes were €11.69.
The last polish I picked up from Boots was a new Revlon Colorstay basecoat. This is also a new range the Boots in Jervis Shopping Centre are stocking. They stock a fantastic range of colours. This basecoat is also fantastic, I will definitely be purchasing the topcoat next! This polish was €10.08.
The next item I picked up was from New Look, I went in search of some shorts seeing as we had our week of Summer here in Ireland. I didn't find any suitable shorts, but did pick up this fabulous gray Rolling Stones tank top. I love this as the arms are cut quite big and it's nice and baggy. This was €17.99 (not including discount).
Next I headed to Dorothy Perkins, again in search of some shorts. I was successful in finding some nice dark wash denim shorts, these were long enough for me as I don't particularly like the tops of my legs. These were €25. (not including discount)
While in Dorothy Perkins I was also in search of some three quarter length trousers. I didn't find any ones that really caught my eye, but what I did find was some ultra skinny jeans, which I got in a shorter size and just rolled up the bottoms of them. I can safely say these are the most comfiest pair of jeans I own. These were €39 , the quality is fantastic! I will definitely be picking up a black pair!
The last item I got from Dorothy Perkins was a cute mint green polka dot bow. I had seen a similar bow in Topshop double the price. This was pretty much the same at more than half the price. This was €7.50 (not including discount).
The next item I picked up was an online order. I purchased the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish at the introductory price of €11.25 instead of the usual €17. This is a product I have heard so much about since I have started blogging. So I was excited to get my hands on it at a discounted price. This product came with a 30ml travel sized Cleanse & Polish and an extra Muslin Cloth! I am very excited to start using this. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish is available here.

The last shop I headed to was Muji, and this has definitely become my 'go to' shop for purchasing my makeup storage. I always love finding new storage ideas for my makeup. 

So the first thing I picked up was a large mesh zip makeup bag. I use this bag to store miscellaneous products such as blushers, eyeshadows that don't fit anywhere else. This was only €4.95 (discount not included).
The next two items I picked up were acrylic drawers, I wanted somewhere I could store some of the products I had multiples of, such as concealers, lip balms, lip glosses and blushers. I like how you can see through the acrylic so you can see exactly what you have. These drawers were €22 each (discount not included).

The next item I picked up was an acrylic pot with three particians, I use this for storing my mascaras, lip pencils and eyeliners. Again this is great because you can see what you have, so no need for digging through drawers to find what I need. This was €9 (discount not included).
The last two items I picked up were two acrylic cups, I use one for my makeup tools, such as tweezers, scissors, eyelash curlers etc. The other pot I use to store my dirty makeup brushes, it's great to have them separated so I know which brushes need to be cleaned. These were €4 each (discount not included).

I hope you guys enjoyed the haul, sorry if it's super long! If you have any queries or questions, please leave them below, I love to hear your feedback. Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend!

Do you own any of these products? How do you store your makeup?

Emily x

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Collective Haul- Part 2

Evening lovelies,

So this part of the haul I will put mostly a bulk of beauty products that I have bought over the last month. I may hold of the third part until Monday as I am heading into town to buy some storage for my room. Anyway on with this haul!

Again I headed to my local Boots and picked up a few things.

Firstly I picked up another Revlon Lip Butter in 'Candy Apple'. I have been obsessed with these lip butters eve since their launch almost two months ago. I love this shade as it is a more wearable colour for me. This was €11.18.
Next I picked up a Revlon Photoready concealer in the shade 002. This has quickly become my new favourite concealer. This has amazing coverage as well as having an SPF 20, which is always great. It has a lovely creamy texture to it. This was €9.66.
I also picked up a new Revlon Photoready Face Perfecting primer. I had run out of an ELF one I was using and was stuck so picked this up. It is a lovely primer, but I probably wouldn't re-purchase as it is a quite expensive for the size you get. This usually retails for around the €18 mark but I picked this up for €14.29.
The next two items I picked up in Debenhams.

I picked up a Benefit Moon Beam. I love this for under my foundation, it gives me a lovely dewy complexion which I love. This was €26.50.
I also picked up another Benefit item. It is of course the Benefit Hervana blusher. I had been putting off buying this for quite a while, but I had €10 off so I picked this up for €24 instead of the usual €34, which is a lot for a blusher. I highly recommend this blusher for people with paler skin.
The next item I picked up in Superquinn. I was stuck for a deodorant when staying over at my boyfriends so I just picked up the new Lynx for women, which surprisingly I quite like. This was €3.87.
The next item I picked up one day I was in college. I was stuck for a lip balm so picked up a Blistex in the chemist beside my college. These were 2 for 1. I particularly love the raspberry lemonade lip balm. These were €2.50 for the two.
The next couple of items I picked up in Sally's Beauty Supply in town.

I had saw a Youtuber talk about this nail polish and it was right up my alley! It is of course the China Glaze nail polish in 'Sweet Hook' this is a gorgeous pastel lilac colour. I featured this in a recent NOTD. This was only €5.84.
I also bought a Head Jog soft bristle hairbrush, I needed a brush for backcombing. This was only €2.84
I also got a nail buffer, this is great for evening out the surface of the nail, this was only 64c.
I also picked up a block nail file. This is a handy size to pop into your handbag while on the go. This was only 81c.
The next two items I ordered online.

The first item I ordered was Bioderma, I ordered this item quite a while ago but it finally arrived this week. I was excited as I have a lot about this. It is great for removing eye makeup and is very gentle too. I bought this on eBay from this seller. This was £8.71 so around €10 (not including P&P).
Another item I ordered from Cloud 10 Beauty this is a great website that sells a lot of brands that aren't easily available in Ireland. I picked up a Nuxe Rêve de Miel lip balm (I know another!) and this is a gorgeous lip balm, which smells divine! This was €12.50.

The next items I picked up at my local MAC counter.

The first items I picked up was a MAC nail polish, this was from the Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection. I got the shade 'Al Fredo', which is a gorgeous creamy yellow colour with a slight hint of green. This was €12.50.

I also picked up three lipsticks. I got these using the Back 2 MAC recycling scheme. This is when you return any 6 empty MAC items, this includes any plastic or glass. 

The first shade I got was 'Pink Popcorn' this is from the Reel Sexy collection which is in stores now. This looks purple in person but when swatched it is a beautiful pinky/ lavender colour with a lustre finish. This colour is really wearable for daytime as it is slightly semi-opaque. 

The next shade I got was 'Speed Dial' which is part of MAC's permanent collection. This a gorgeous blue-based pink with a gold shimmer. This has a cremesheen finish to it, which feels lovely and moisturising on the lips.

The last lipstick I got was 'Snob' which is also part of MAC's permanent collection. This is a lovely cool-toned pink with a satin finish, which can be a little drying but with a bit of lip balm before you apply this you should be good to go!

The last item I picked up at MAC was a lipglass gloss in the shade 'Pink Lemonade'. This is a gorgeous pinky/ coral colour, which is a lovely colour for summer. The formulation of this is lovely as it isn't as sticky as other lipglosses. This was €17.

The next item I picked up was a Hask Argan Oil from Penney's. I picked up two of these. This leaves a lovely shine to your hair, without looking greasy. You apply to damp hair, I adore the smell of this, it's like oranges. This is a great alternative to Moroccan Oil at only €2.50 a bottle!
The next item I picked up was a bit of an impulse from H&M, a cute nail polish with multi-coloured hexagonal glitter in it. This was around €3-€4. 
The last item in this haul was something I treated myself to when I finished my exams. I picked up this Yves Saint Laurent Sheer Volupte Candy lipstick in House of Fraser. I got this in the shade '4'. I love everything about this- the formulation, colour, texture. It is really just a glorified lip balm but when I spotted this a while back and I fell in love! This was on the pricy side at €30.50.

I hope you enjoyed the second part of this haul, keep your eyes peeled for the third part :)

Do you own any of these products? What do you think? Did anything catch your eye?

Emily x

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