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The Birthday Haul

The Birthday Haul






Early last month, I celebrated my 24th birthday. As I've gotten older, I now receive money more than presents because I like being able to buy the things that I want so I leave the presents until Christmas time. I also think I'm pretty hard to buy for so I suppose that helps out my family and friends! So over the past four weeks, I've done a bit of shopping and picked up some new makeup and skincare etc. Keep on reading to see what I got!

The Birthday Haul


BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop | £32.00 | Link
I've had my eye on this beautiful highlighter since it's release last year when every Youtuber went bonkers over it. As it was limited edition at first, I thought I would never get my hands on it plus it was always out of my budget so when my birthday came around, it was the perfect time to splurge! It's so ruddy gorgeous and as you can see in the swatch at the bottom of this post, it's crazy pigmented! You really have to watch you don't go too overboard with this! I'll be going into more detail on this pretty highlighter in an upcoming post so look out for that..

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush | £32.00 | Link
I finally got my hands on one of these beautiful blushes! I've wanted one for soo long! I was tempted to buy the palette as it had just come back in stock however I opted for just one blush in the end. Luminous Flush is gorgeous against my pale skin. It's pigmented but as it's a cool toned rosy pink, it suits pale skin so well. It adds just a lovely natural flush.

Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in Lillium | £16.00 | Link
Another blush I've wanted for some time comes from Stila. I also like that this can be used a lip colour, although I don't think this shade is pigmented enough for the lips. Lillium is quite a muted pink shade and whilst I haven't used this yet, I can see by the swatch that it will look absolutely gorgeous on the cheeks. I've now got my eye on the shade Petunia!

L'Oreal Cushion Nude Magique Foundation | £14.99 | Link
I've been after a new foundation for a few weeks and thought I'd give L'Oreal's new cushion foundation a try. I've been tempted by this concept since Lancome released their version last year. I haven't given it a whirl yet but I'm excited to and once I've given it a real test, there will be a review up for you guys!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer | £17.50 | Link
I've read great things about this concealer, I had to buy it and give it a try as I'm constantly looking for the perfect concealer.. basically, anything that can beat the coverage of Collection's Lasting Perfection concealer! I've also read that it is good for dry skin, so I hope I like this! I'm looking forward to trying it out.

EOS Lip Balm in Pomegranate Raspberry | £6.50 | Link
EOS lip balms were all the rage a few years back, I'm not sure if they still are but I had to buy one when I saw my local Boots had started stocking them. They're not the most moisturising of lip balms but I like the ease of application due to its sphere shape and the pomegranate raspberry smells so good!

The Birthday Haul
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Ibiza, Antwerp and Manila | £5.50 | Link
As you can see I'm a huge fan of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I already owned two of these. I just absolutely love the formula. They're so creamy, matte but not overly drying and very long lasting! I think I'll end up with the whole collection at some point haha. I did laugh when I realised how similar these shades were, I guess you can tell what shades of lippy I like!

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Devotion | £8.99 | Link
As you can probably tell already, I do love a good matte liquid lipstick. I'm building up quite the collection! Devotion is a gorgeous neutral rosy pink shade.

Oskia London Renaissance Cleansing Gel | £29.50 | Link
This cleanser by Oskia has been raved about by many of my favourite YouTubers so obviously, I had to have it! I will do a full review on it soon but it is definitely worth the hype. It's such a lovely, light cleanser.

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Shampoo 50ml | £6.50 | Link
You may have seen me mention the R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo on my August Beauty Wishlist and whilst I loved it, unfortunately, SpaceNK are still awaiting stock on the full size so I can't buy it just yet. So, I was looking around for alternatives to try and came across this by Bumble & Bumble, a brand I've always wanted to try. I was delighted to see they had a 50ml available rather than splurging out on the larger 250ml bottle, incase it didn't do anything for me. I'm looking forward to giving this a try and hopefully it does the job as it's a little bit cheaper than R+Co! Fingers crossed!

Real Techniques Setting Brush | £6.99 | Link
I've been meaning to buy this brush for a long time and I just remembered to add it to my basket as I was about to check out! This setting brush is great for applying highlighter and setting powder.

The Birthday Haul


(L-R) L'Oreal Cushion Foundation in Porcelain 01, Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral, Revlon Ultra HD in Devotion, NYX Soft Matte in Ibiza, NYX Soft Matte in Antwerp, NYX Soft Matte in Manila

The Birthday Haul

(L-R) Becca Champagne Pop, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush, Stila Convertible Colour in Lillium

Have you tried any of these products?

Laura x
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16 comments

  1. I really want to try the Bumble and Bumble collection so I can't wait to see what you think out it!

    https://goo.gl/m3NtDF

    abbie xox

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    1. So far so good with the shampoo - I might do a full review in a few weeks! x

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  2. Happy birthday again, Laura! It's your birthday, I think we all can justify you purchasing 3 similar shades from NYX soft matte lip creams , I mean, we all love them and they're all indeed really lovely ;)

    Selene Addicted

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    1. Thank you! Haha yes they're lovely x

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  3. You can never have enough shades of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams! I just bought the RT Setting Brush myself and love it, I'm surprised I didn't pick it up sooner :)
    xxx Claire
    http://www.claireellis.co.uk/

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    1. True! ;) I'm already considering buying more!! It's great isn't it? x

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  4. The RT setting brush is one of my go to brushes, it can be used for so many things. I also love the NYX lip creams, I'm a big fan of their glosses too I need to pick up some new shades!

    Shellie Skillen

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    1. Agreed! I love the glosses too, I only have one so I need to buy some more! x

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  5. Fab haul! I'm dying to try the Hourglass blushes, they're beautiful xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  6. Soo many goodies here - I adore the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, they're my favourite!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  7. Two of my favourites! Champagne Pop and Luminous Flush (I think it suits pretty much everyone!) I hope you love the Urban Decay concealer as much as I do :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Still yet to try it lol, but I hope I do too! :) x

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