Beauty Fashion

End of January Purchases

At the weekend I decided to order myself some Elf Studio Brushes as they had a special offer which meant you got free delivery and a mystery gift if you spent over £10!

I’ve never ordered from Elf before, and seeing as their brushes were so reasonably priced (£3.50 each)I didn’t know if they would shed all over my face within the first couple of uses, however I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I ordered 3 brushes, a blush brush, a complexion brush and an angled foundation brush.

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They are so soft!! The foundation brush gives a really even coverage, and I can’t say I’ve noticed any shedding whatsoever. If you are looking for some new brushes but don’t want to break the bank, I urge you to check their line of studio brushes out!

In addition to my brushes I received my mystery gift, or should I say gifts. Elf shimmer pencil in plum passion – haven’t used this one yet but it came off as a very pretty colour on the swatch, and 2 Elf nail polishes in Purple Pleaser and Twinkle (r-l)

I also received the 32 piece eye shadow collection. There are loads of colours in this palette, so I can’t wait to try some of them out.

I stopped into MAC on my way home from Uni last week and picked up two things I had been wanting for a while.

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First up is the mineralize skin finish in soft and gentle, a lovely highlighter, It is quite shimmery/glittery but you can easily lightly tap the brush you are applying it with on the back of your hand to get rid of any excess glitter.

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Next up was the tinted lip conditioner in petting pink. Although the colour shows up quite strongly against my hand, when I put it on my lips it comes off as more of a sheer colour, almost the same colour as my lips. Having said that, It is not sticky whatsoever, which I love – I can’t stand sticky lip products! It also smells just like vanilla which is lovely, and Its very conditioning.

Whilst I was out I was also slightly distracted by the Chanel counter in Boots. I had been looking at buying a Chanel foundation for a while and had made my mind up that it was going to be Perfection Lumiere, however when I went up to the counter and had a discussion with the sales assistant he said he thought Vitalumiere Aqua would be a much better match for me, as apparently Perfection Lumiere is more suited to those who have a more oily skin whereas my skin is quite dry in places.

This is totally worth the money, as I absolutely love it, from the first application I could see the difference that It made to my skin. It’s very lightweight, almost like a tinted moisturiser, but It gives me a nice even coverage that doesn’t feel heavy at all.

  • LOVE this haul! great products. i have the mac MSF and lip conditioner too 🙂

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  • awesome haul.. sooo jealous i havent purchase any make up like in months!!!

    The Ugly Moments

  • Always wanted tot ry elf brushes they looks so good fort he price =) lvoely purchases xx

  • The MAC msf looks gorgeous! I wish i could afford it 🙁

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    xx