Thursday, 3 September 2015

August Beauty Haul




I think it is inescapable for me to make a few beauty purchases when walking through Duty Free. I mean, you are being swarmed with a dozen high-end, crystal clear counters with shelves stocked high of wonders. I also think it is fair to say that I did spend quite a few pennies, but the majority was left over euros from previous holidays. (which obviously makes all of these splurges ok!!)

As always, I ran straight over to the MAC counter and grabbed a Velvet Teddy lipstick. Soooo many bloggers and youtubers have raved about this, I suppose I am a tad late on this bandwagon, however all that matters is I have it now and gosh what a GORGEOUS shade it is! Next from MAC, I was eager to buy a pinky toned eyeshadow, considering I previously chose to splurge on the more browny toned Naked 2 palette (over the more pinky Naked 3). I ended up picking the shade Star Violet, which is a pinky-brown plum, in certain lights a tad coppery. Expect this to be incorporated into  a couple of makeup looks, as it can be easily worn all over the lid or gently worked into the crease. Another lipstick which I decided to splurge on was one in the shade Capricious, a slighltly darker red, yet nothing too prominent as I tend to stick to the more subtle shades. Finally from MAC, I decided to try out this quad eye shadow palette, it's from the Mineralize line in the shade Golden Hours.  

Coming home from  my holiday, I was extremely surprised (the omg this is amazing type of surprised) to find a Victoria's Secret at Malaga airport. I managed to persuade my mum to allow me to buy a couple of things from the 50% off stand, so I ended up getting the Forbidden fragrance mist and the Smooth Kiss lip butter. Both products smell amazing, but then the whole shop did, so I think a trip to the VS in London is needed.

Now onto the other random bits. I kindly received this Raspberry Lemonade Chapstick from my friend, who's just returned from America, and I suppose a girl can never have too many lip products! Next, I picked up another tub of the Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturizer, which is a little on the pricey side but is perfect for my skin. Last but by no means least, I was in need of a new dry shampoo, and instead of sticking to my trusty Batisse ones, I decided to try a Phil Smith one for a change.

As you can tell, August has been quite a pricey month, but then again I've had the whole month off school so it was the inevitable.

What have been your beauty buys of August? 

29 comments:

  1. Fab haul lovely. I love VS scents! I have Love Spell and it is my favourite :) x

    Abi | abistreetx

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  3. I'm so glad I found you're blog, I've binged on your older posts and you're blog has already become my favourites ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  4. The two new lipsticks are beautiful! They're on my wishlist uh oh xx

    Hannah Rose | Hannah Rose

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  5. I love Velvet Teddy - it's such a great shade! Great blog post :)

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    xox

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  6. Lovely haul - I'm dying to get Velvet Teddy!! x
    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. You have such great favorites! I am a Velvet Teddy fan also :)
    Omnivogues

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  8. i love velvet teddy, and that star violet eye shadow from mac looks stunning! x

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  9. The MAC quad looks lovely!
    Nice post :) xx

    beautydreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  10. I am SO jealous of your VS and Mac haul, two of my favourite brands! Hope you had a fab holiday!

    Elle
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    xx

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  11. excellent post
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  12. These all look lovely, espicially the mac shadow. I know what you mean duty free is such tease with all the make up stands everywhere!xx

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  13. Great products! That eye shadow is so pretty!

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  14. All of the MAC products look amazing!
    I always buy the "Noir Tease" Body Spray from Victoria's Secret but yours looks cool too (I mean, they all smell amazing - I get mine at airports too - the downside of not living in America)

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  15. I bought Velvet Teddy a little while ago and I'm absolutely obsessed with it!

    // Oh Dollymix

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  16. The lipsticks and eyeshadow palette sound lovely :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  17. All of these things look so amazing!! I just recently got my first Mac lipstick and they are so amazing!! Those eyeshadows look so amazing, too!

    xx
    Kendra | Stnkrbug

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  18. I love the Victoria's Secret scents, they smell amazing! x

    Under Blue Lights

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  19. woah you got so many lovely things! I love those Mac lipsticks x

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  20. Beautiful items you got there! The VS mist sounds delightful, never tried any of them myself! xo

    Klaudia // klaudiam96.blogspot.com

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! flawless

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  22. I really want to try Velvet Teddy from mac, I've tried not to cave in because of all the hype but it seems like such a gorg shade x

    Caitriona | Blog

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  23. I'd love to try the Victoria's Secret mist!

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  24. I recently just bought velvet teddy too! Guess we're both late to the party!

    www.denajayne.co.uk

    xo

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  25. Oooh I haven't come across Star Violet before but it looks gorgeous! Velvet Teddy is a classic too of course :) xx

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  26. Velvet Teddy is an amazing shade! I bought the shade Cherish a couple of days ago, it's like Velvet Teddy but one shade lighter, I think that one suits me better because I have so light skin and hair :)

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  27. Well this post has inspired me to go out and spend! That MAC eyeshadow - It looks perfect for the Autumn x

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