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Primark Beauty Haul | August/September 2017

I never thought that I would be so into Primark beauty, but as this is the third post I’m doing on the subject in as many (or less, I’ve not checked) months, I’m considering myself a bit of a fangirl for it right now! I popped into my local store last Monday on the lookout for the new Harry Potter stock. And while I was unsuccessful in my hunt for a wizard cloak bathrobe and potion bottle string lights (😭) I did come away with a few interesting bits and bobs from the beauty section that I wanted to share with you.

Primark Beauty Haul Holographic glitter nail polish

 

Holographic glitter nail polish- £1.50

I’m going to start on a negative. The Holographic glitter nail polish which just looks incredible in the bottle is an absolute fail! The formula is really thick and sticky. I wanted to love this polish and so I’ve tried it out on every possible nail situation I can think of. Bare natural nails, polished natural nails, plain false nails, pre-polished false nails, and finally false nails that I have applied polish to myself beforehand. It’s bad on all bases! Formula aside, when it dries down the holographic effect is pretty poor. And when I applied it over a white base certain pieces of glitter translated to a nasty nicotine yellow colour. Unless I happen to have a dodgy bottle of this I’m going to say that sadly it’s not even worth the £1.50.

Primark Beauty Haul nail polish remover pads

 

Nail polish remover pads- £1.00

Sticking to the topic of nails. I got a two pack of nail polish remover pads. Exciting I know! Normally I wouldn’t buy these as I like to use the nail polish remover pots that you stick your finger into. However, I recently smashed a black eyeshadow into my bedroom carpet and my mother in law suggested I use these to help remove it. I didn’t do that I used Vanish spray in the end which worked thankfully! Wow, I love going off on a tangent me!! All that aside these work pretty well and they are handy to have around.

Primark Beauty Haul glow face mask

Primark Beauty Haul glow face mask

Primark Beauty Haul glow face mask

P.S Love To Glow face mask- £3.00

Moving on to something a little more interesting (if you are still reading then I salute you!) The PS Love To Glow face mask. Firstly if you spot this in your local Primark give it a cheeky sniff! I guarantee you won’t leave the shop without it if you do! It’s by far the nicest smelling mask I have ever owned. The scent isn’t advertised on the box but from reading the ingredients it seems it’s a mixture of Shea butter, Aloe leaf juice, Argan oil and Citrus essential oils. It also contains vitamin E. The mask itself is a clay mask that contains tiny exfoliating beads. I have only used it once so far and as nice as the experience was, I didn’t see a noticeable glow to my skin following using it (I’m a skin care cynic so I wasn’t really expecting to.) However, my skin did feel lovely and soft. I’ll keep on using it once or twice a week and report back if I happen to transform into J-lo.

Primark Beauty Haul makeup remover cloth

PS Makeup remover cloth- £1.50

These cloths are everywhere right now and they have intrigued me for months on end. So when I saw this one for £1.50 I had to grab it! If you have no clue what these are about they’re basically a micro fibre cloth that supposedly removes all of your makeup with just water. I haven’t used it yet so I can’t tell you if it actually works (I know I suck!) But if it does I will let you know either on here or on my Instagram or Twitter. Stay tuned!

Primark Beauty Haul makeup bag

Primark Beauty Haul makeup bag

“BAG OF TRICKS” Makeup Bag- £5.00

Finally, I’ve picked up this makeup bag literally every time I’ve been in Primark and put it back because I really don’t need it. Last week the shelves were just chocka with them and they looked extra appealing. So I went totally mental and splashed out the whole five pounds on it! Seriously for a fiver how good is this makeup bag? It has two large separate compartments, one of which has two smaller pockets for things that might easily get lost in there! I love the combination of Black with the Rose Gold details. It feels pretty decent quality wise, and the slogan on the front doesn’t seem like it will wear off easily either.It’s also giving me Halloween vibes which I’m already excited for so I’m pretty chuffed with this.

So that’s everything that I got beauty-wise from Primark. I’m still looking out for their version of Banana powder but my local store never has it in. I may need to venture further afield for that one! If you have it please let me know in the comments what you think. And also, if there are any other products that are worth checking out as no doubt I’ll be back in there within a week or so!

Is there rehab available for Primark addicts??




Charlotte Tilbury Haul 8

Charlotte Tilbury Haul

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I was so excited to post this haul on here straight away. Unfortunately, my splurge last month coincided with my Dad taking back his fancy camera that he has kindly been allowing me the use of! These products are just too pretty for iPhone snaps. So I waited (not at all patiently, not even gonna lie) until he gave me fancy cam back. And it was bloody hard not to give them all a real good test drive in the meantime as I’m sure you can imagine!

Anyway, as if I have that much will power! The lipstick was the first casualty, then the lip liner, I HAD to try the sample of magic cream before a rare night out, and I used the eyeliner for a makeup look post see here. Finally, even though I have a new recent mascara love (makeup forever smokey lash), I decided I wasn’t likely to do the mini ‘Legendary lashes’ any harm by giving it a try! Basically, I used almost everything. Sod it. At least I can give you a few opinions. And as long as you don’t mind pictures of slightly used products, we alllll good!

Charlotte Tilbury Haul

The only thing I knew I wanted to try from CT was the lip liner. That aside I was going in pretty blind as there isn’t a counter that local to where I live.

When I saw this ‘Quick ‘N’ Easy’ makeup set in the Summer sale I thought it was a good way to introduce me to the brand. It was also a steal at £38 (+ 30% off with pro discount). Included in it is a mini (4ml) Legendary Lashes Black mascara, a full-sized Rock ‘n’ Kohl liquid eye pencil, a full-sized colour chameleon eyeshadow crayon and a full-sized lipstick.

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Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon ‘Black diamonds’

Aside from a couple of the samples, this is the only full-sized product that I haven’t used yet. What I can tell you is that the formula is extremely smooth and easy to apply. Also, that swatch ☝️would not budge from my arm until the evening when I was in the shower. So I have very high hopes for it!

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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick ‘Penelope Pink’

I don’t think that of all the shades of lipstick Charlotte Tilbury has that I would have picked out this lipstick in particular. But I was very happy that it was included in the quick ‘n’ easy makeup kit. As you can see I’ve used it quite a bit over the past month! It’s a really pretty Peachy-Pink nude that works well on me when I have a bit of a tan! I posted a full review here if you are interested in finding out more.

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Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes mini (4ml)

As I mentioned I have given this a go already. But to be honest I was in such a rush to get ready that day and all I did was give my lashes one very quick coat. So it wouldn’t be fair to write any kind of review. What I do recall noticing is that it didn’t flake or smudge throughout the day! So yay for that!

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Charlotte Tilbury ROCK'N'KOHL liquid eye pencil 'Bedroom Black'

Charlotte Tilbury ROCK’N’KOHL liquid eye pencil ‘Bedroom Black’

This is one of the creamiest and most opaque Kohl liners I’ve ever used!! Unfortunately, my eyes are so sensitive and watery at the minute. I just can’t wear eyeliner without ending up looking like Heath Ledger’s Joker. I’m not happy about this at all! But I would highly recommend this if you are on the lookout for a decent black eyeliner!

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip cheat pillow talk

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat ‘Pillow Talk’

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My excitement was off the scale when it came to trying this out for the first time. I hate to be negative because it really is a lovely pencil in terms of formula, colour, and packaging. But I had picked up such a similar one (in all aspects) from Primark the week before that it was hard to get too excited about having spent more money on something near identical! So if you fancy a cheap alternative to ‘pillow talk’ check out this post.

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The samples I chose with my order were the Overnight Bronze and Glow mask which I’m going to use next week before a night out (looking forward to both!!) The Magic cream which went a similar way to the mascara, totally rushing before I left the house that I barely paid it any attention. I do have some left though so hopefully I can try again! Then the Two lipstick samples I got were the K.I.S.S.I.N.G ‘Nude Kate’- a pale pink nude which I’m yet to try. I also got the matte revolution in the shade ‘Very Victoria.’ Which is an absolutely stunning Taupe nude and is now very firmly on my wishlist! Loved, loved, loved it!!

I’d definitely recommend checking out the Quick ‘n’ easy makeup kits which I believe are limited edition. Even at full price (£55), they are such good value for money! The products inside total around £20 more when bought separately. Plus you get a cute makeup bag too! Good times!!

 




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Top Amazon Beauty Bargains.

I always buy my eyelashes in bulk from Amazon for my makeup kit because the prices are so good! Recently Bob got Amazon Prime membership so I’m a lot more interested in purchasing through the site than ever. Last week while stocking up on lashes, glue and lash applicators, I decided to have a browse around the beauty section and was surprised to find that Amazon stock Tarte cosmetics. I’m unsure if everybody already knows that there are higher end brand cosmetics to be had on Amazon. But for the sake of this post, I’m assuming that you are as behind the door as I was about it.

Certain products like Kat Von D and Too faced are actually way more expensive to purchase through Amazon and you might as well just order from another online store. However, I had a dig around and compared prices to find a few beauty bargains to share with you.

 

Real Techniques-Eyes-Starter Set £11.00

I love Real Techniques brushes. The sets are always such good value for money at full price. They are so well made, they work really well and they last a decent amount of time. At £11.00 and eligible for Prime delivery this eye starter set which contains 5 full sized eye brushes and a carry case which folds into a brush stand is amazing value for money. Perfect for anybody that want’s to build up a brush collection without spending a fortune.

theBalm- Mary-Lou Manizer £15.00

I was so excited when I found this! The cult highlighter from theBalm ‘Mary-Lou Manizer’ is one that I have always meant to buy but never gotten around to actually getting! At £15 for a full sized product, this is definitely back on my radar! And in my basket, as we speak! Yes!!

theBalm  Pickup Liner- ‘Chemistry’ £4.74


Another theBalm bargain to be had! At £4.74 and eligible for Prime delivery I had to add this lip liner into the mix! There are 8 shades in the ‘Pickup’ liner range and I can find 7 on Amazon. The other shades do vary in price and none are as bargainous as this particular one. But they are still cheaper to purchase through Amazon overall. There are actually tonnes of theBalm bargains to be had if you scout around the site. So much so that I think I could have made this whole post on the brand alone!

Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette £44.99

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OK so now this is turning into more of a personal wish list kind of post!! Beauty blogging is dangerous!! As I mentioned I had noticed that Tarte cosmetics are available on Amazon. As the brand isn’t readily available in the UK this is very exciting! Of course, we have to pay a little extra for the privilege. But it seems that over here Amazon is a good place to go for this brand right now. Although the saving is only a few pounds vs buying directly from Tarte US. Not eligible for Prime delivery the cheapest delivery option for this palette is £5 so in total it’ll cost you £50. I want it!

Ardell Demi Wispies Natural multipack x4 pairs lashes £8.76

I thought I’d end this post (for the sake of my own bank balance) with the lashes that I always order from Amazon. I am never without the Ardell demi wispies in my professional kit as they are such a universally flattering eyelash! My brides love them. And they are my personal favourites to wear on a night out. I haven’t found a better price for these lashes. And they are eligible for Prime delivery so I had to add them in!

Hopefully, this post was helpful. I can’t believe the amount of beauty brands that are actually on offer on Amazon! So this has been an interesting post for me to put together. The links used are affiliate links which means I would receive a small percentage of any sales made through them at no extra cost to you. By all means feel free just to search the products if you prefer to.

Do let me know if you like this type of post. There are so many products available that I think I could do several!!

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