Weekend haul & chit chat.

Hey there doll faces! It honestly feels like I’ve been out of the blogging loop for AGES but I’m back with a haul & a general chit chat, to catch up with you all! So, let me start off with yesterday. I went shopping with my mum… & ended up buying a lot more than expected! I was only supposed to get one lipstick but came back home with LOTS of things…

Okay, so these are just make-up/skincare bits I got. I usually don’t buy so much in one go but Debenhams had 10% off of everything in store… & I couldn’t resist :)

Benefit - Hoola
RRP £23.50

I was originally going to get Hoola by Benefit when I got ‘Bella Bamba’ (but clearly couldn’t resist the PINKNESS of Bella!). Seeing as Summer is now at our doorstep, I need some bronzers in my life :) One thing I love about this bronzer is that it’s MATTE, so I can easily use it as a CONTOUR :) The brush is perfect for this, as it has a SQUARE head, which makes contouring & blending easy peasy. I’m also jet setting off on holiday this year so this will definitely be in my suitcase.

It’ll be gorgeous as an all-over bronzer for when I’m tanned up during summer. The brush is UBER soft & the product has amazing staying power. If you’re after a matte bronzer, I’d definitely recommend Hoola :)

Benefit - Refined Finish Facial Polish
RRP: £17.50

I FINALLY managed to get my hands on the new facial polish/scrub from Benefit’s new skincare range. I fell in love with this during their skincare preview - I knew I had to get my hands on it.

It’s a really refined scrub which doubles up as a face mask - I’m so excited to try this out & hoping it’ll do WONDERS for my skin. I’m starting it tonight so I’ll definitely let you lovelies know how I get on with it :)

Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencil in Delinquent
RRP: £14

As you know, I’ve recently become OBSESSED with coloured eye liner so I picked up this little beauty by Urban Decay. These wonderful, chubby, shadow sticks are perfect to glide over your top lash line. I’ve been wearing it since yesterday & it says on for ages…

The bottom picture is after smudging it quite hard… So you can tell it doesn’t budge much! I’ve ordered 3 more colours in this as they’re PERFECT to brighten your eyes for the Summer. Heck! I think I’d wear these the whole year :)

MAC Chatterbox & Vegas Volt Lip Stick
RRP: £13.50

I had 6 empty MAC bits so took them in for recycling & to get a new lip stick. I was super stuck on which colour to get between Chatterbox & Vegas Volt… & I ended up getting them BOTH! Technically I was getting 2 lipsticks for the price of one :) (minus 10%!! so there was no way I could say no).

I think these swatches explain why I couldn’t pick between the colours :oops: I’ve been loving ‘Amplified Creme’ lipsticks from MAC. My next MAC lippy will have to be ‘Up The Amp’ which my lovely friend Alisha, from UNLEESHD, introduced me to!

MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
RRP: £23

I’m not even going to lie about this foundation - I didn’t need it but because of the 10% off I just had to get it! I’m not a fan of full coverage foundation but MAC’s Studio Sculpt has such a nice DEWY finish, I snapped it up!

Little goes a long way with it, this picture above was literally with the tiniest amount of foundation - score for me as it’ll last me for AGES! Because it’s full coverage I’d mix this with a moisturiser, so I don’t feel too caked on :)

Do you see what I mean about the dewy finish? I totally wouldn’t need to set this with a powder for the sunny days. I’d probably wear this for SPECIAL occasions as I feel it’s a little too much for everyday wear. I have a wedding this year (which I’m super looking forward to!) I’d wear it then, for sure :)

MAC Fix +
RRP: £12.50

I snapped up FIX + spray from MAC - I think I’ll live by this during my holiday this year! It’s so cooling & refreshing for summer & sets your make-up at the same time giving you a soft dewy finish.

This is what it looks like on top of my MAC Studio Sculpt foundation. It give it that extra BOOST of dewy-ness :) I’m loving the sheen & coverage of this! I’ve been playing around with all these bits pretty much all this weekend - I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to beauty departments!

Zara Cardigan
RRP: £25.99

I bumped into this BEAUT of a cardigan in Zara - I love cardigans. I like wearing them on Summer/Spring evenings when a jacket seems to be a little too much. It’s got the nicest gold threads, woven into the material, along with pearl buttons. I’m totally wearing this to work too when I’m not wearing a smart blazer :)

Orly - Va Va Voom
RRP: £8.75

I’ve been wearing this on my nails for almost half a week now & I don’t wanna take it off (which is very unlikely for me)! It’s like a highlighter, bright, neon pink & VERY in your face - it totally shouts out Summer & fun :)

… It’s ‘Va Va Voom’ from Orly’s ‘Pin up’ Summer 2011 collection. You can get it HERE from Beauty Bay. I also cannot wait for their ‘Happy’ collection to come out :)

I thought I’d update you on my life a little. I haven’t been blogging much as my old camera was stolen & now I’ve finally got a DSLR!! I’m still learning how to use it properly, but the pictures are crazy, awesome - I promise I’ll get better at them :) I’ve also got a job now too! All those internships paid off & I’m finally working Things are looking really well - however, I’ve spend so much money recently I may have to ban myself for a bit :oops:! Sorry for the long post, it was well needed. Now that I’ve got my camera sorted, blogging will be back to normal YIPPEE!

What have you lovelies been doing in this amazing weather? Have you bought anything recently from the sales?

P.S - I’d like to wish everyone that celebrates it, a HAPPY EASTER :) Hope you’ve all been eating lots of chocolate today!

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46 Responses to Weekend haul & chit chat.

  1. Sriya says:

    LOVE this post!!
    Fix + is so amazing & the UD eyeliners!
    I also really want Vegas Volt now!
    Love the cardie, the nail polish.. In fact I love everything you got! xx

    • Kaushal says:

      Thanks hunny!! :) I hadn’t been shopping like this in probably years!! LOL… Aww but I’m glad you liked everything :) Vegas Volt is AMAZING, love that its an amplified creme xx

  2. VexintheCity says:

    Nice haulage and well done on the new job! You deserve to treat yourself - you’ve worked hard enough! I like that Orly polish and the Benefit face wash was raved to me yest so I’m quite curious about the skincare line, but don’t wanna start on something new for a while.

    • Kaushal says:

      Thank you!! OMG, Yinka, if I had a sample I’d totally send it your way but ran out :( Beauty Bay stock all Orly polishes - but Va Va Voom is joint first with Fancy Fuchsia :) I was genuinely impressed by their skin range hence having to get the scrub in my life hehe - will deffo let you know how it goes xx

  3. StealMyHeartLovee says:

    Nice haul! You got some great things.
    I love the nail polish colour & MAC Lipstick in Chatterbox looks so pretty. <3

  4. sana says:

    I really want to try that face polish! Love your post!


  5. Lauren Patterson says:

    oo you have been a busy lady with all your purchases! I recently bought chatterbox and love it! I think vegas volt is a bit daring for my though although it does look lovely! xo

    • Kaushal says:

      Busy indeedy hehe! Isn’t is a gorgeous colour?? I love Vegas Volt though (I’ve been into my brights so much lately!) xx

  6. Shifa says:

    You’re tempting me to get that MAC Foundation now! What shade are you hun?

    • Kaushal says:

      I’m not even a big fan of full coverage but I do think I’m falling in love with it :) I’m an NC30 doll - I hope that helps? xx

  7. stylefrost says:

    Great big haul, wow! You deserve it after working so hard! I just bought benefit hoola last week and love it! I also use studio sculpt, feels amazing and gives great coverage! Pretty cardi too, love zara! x

  8. Sami says:

    OH EM GEE I’m loving your haul! Especially the MAC goodies… I have Chatterbox and it’s really lovely… Can’t wait to see how Vegas Volt looks on you xx

  9. Jade says:

    Wow the UD shadow pencil looks amazing and you have me wanting both of the MAC lippies *eeep*

    • Kaushal says:

      Thank you - it’s so bad because I’ve ordered more of them :oops:! The lipsticks are really nice, so creamy & smooth to apply!

  10. Nora says:

    Amazing haul!! Enjoy your goodies and I’m happy about your new job :)

  11. mara says:

    i have hoola & i love it. i still want chatterbox & vegas volt…..very pretty

  12. Widdlesh says:

    I just found your blog and I love it!! New follower!

  13. roshni says:

    i LOVE your haul! Yay you finally bought Hoola! I’m wearing it again and I love it! I love everything you’ve bought! Fix + is amazing :) Congratulations on your new job xxx

    • Kaushal says:

      Thanks hun I know (finally! LOL) - Even though I may not have ‘needed’ all of these bits… I sure will use them all the time :) Thank you!!! x

  14. Sharon says:

    great haul,I love everythn u got hun!!!!!!!!!! chatterbox is my fave from Mac cant wait to see ur gorgeous FOTD with them lippies

    • Kaushal says:

      Thank Sharon I don’t know how I missed that gorgeous pink every time I passed by MAC to be honest LOL I will try and get more FOTDs now that I have my shiny, new camera, hehe.

  15. Sundari says:

    omg vegas volt is GORGEOUS! My likeyyy very much! i want it… i wonder how it’ll look on me.. might pop into MAC and see ;)
    gorgeous! loving posts like these babe! keep it up! i miss you when you don’t post! xxxxx

  16. Jewellery Channel says:

    Lovely Blog…Nice post!!

  17. rhamnousia says:

    Congrats on the new job :)

    Just watch how much your makeup collection increases now when you see things on your lunchbreak and decide to just casually buy them..it takes a lonnng time to get out of that habit and I’m still struggling!

    I think that MAC foundation will be the next thing I buy because my old YSL one gave me a dewy finish and I want to try something else. I’m also wanting that Benefit exfoliant but I’m on a strict no buy for skincare as I’ve got about 30 washes, scrubs, masks, cleansers in the bathroom at the moment and that’s not even an exaggeration!

    • Kaushal says:

      Thanks doll Oh gosh, it’s already started!! Well, on my lunch breaks I tend to go online shopping :oops: so bad I know LOL. Deffo give it a swatch or ask for a sample, if you like a dewy finish you’ll like this one :) OMG! You crazy girl!! LOL I don’t have near as that much but I do seem to buy stuff even when I haven’t finished skin care bits at home - oopsie! xx

  18. Tass says:

    Great haul Kaushal! Vegas Volt has been on my wishlist for aaages, such a pretty colour xx

  19. Ellinelle says:

    ..you get such a nice things , it’s a great feeling when you buy something new , then at home check all the new things - I love it , so exciting ..

    ..lovely nail polish so summery and joyful colour..

  20. Sundari says:

    ohhh btw one question about Fix +
    what is it exactly? i was tempted with the dewy look thing!! how do you apply it and when etc …wow i sound like i know nothing! i’m just new to MAC that’s all :$

    • Kaushal says:

      You can apply it on before/after your makeup. It fixes your make-up in place (so to speak LOL). Great for the hot days too! I will give it a good test on holiday this year to see how it holds up for sure! No worries, I don’t mind x

  21. Vida Lee says:

    Your pictures are beautiful! I love the two lipsticks, I have been meaning to get chatterbox myself. I have enough to back to mac too, so I can’t wait to go =)

  22. farahsha says:

    hi kaushal,absolutely enjoying reading ur blog. i am looking for a cleanser and toners these days and interested to buy clarins products i have not used them before so is it possible for u to do a review on these? or can u recommend a good cleanser and toner for everyday use? i have a dry skin and i m 23

    • Kaushal says:

      Hi Farahsha. I’ve not tried Clarins & I don’t tend to use toners as I don’t like the way it leaves my skin feeling. I love using Liz Earle products and they are natural and easy on your skin. Because you have dry skin, you could possibly try going to a Clinique counter and getting one of the coutner girls to evaluate your skin and suggest your products that way? My skin works well with Clinique but some of my friends didn’t like it. I would suggest you get testers of products (especially for skin care and foundations - that’s what I do anyway LOL) before you actually buy them as they tend to be expensive! I hope that helps x

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