Small Beauty Haul

Monday, 19 January 2015

So, as it was payday i decided to give myself a little treat, I've wanted to mix up my make up routine for a while now because i thought it was a little bit 'ehh'. I didn't really know what else to do as I don't really like wearing foundation as it makes my skin sooo bad. 
I didn't really know what to do to mix up my daily routine without 'jazzing' myself up too much, so i watched a few tutorials on youtube to see what they were wearing.

The first thing i got was a Real Techniques powder brush which i LOVE, I've actually only just found out about Real Techniques brushes, i know, i'm a bit late on this band wagon haha, but oh my gosh i don't even know how i survived before i had these brushes, i have quite a few of them now but i literally want every single one.

I love these brushes so much because not only are they soo soft but but they spread my make up so nicely i find that they don't leave me with patches at all they're pretty much all round perfect, the powder brush was about £10.99.

Second was some highlighter. I've heard so many things about using highlighter but i was never 100% sure about it, although i don't like looking naturally shiny this doesn't actually make me look shiny its a nice little shimmer.

I bought the MUA (Make Up Academy) highlighter in 'Iridescent Gold', i love it, it was about £3.00 so it was so affordable too. I didn't really want to spend a lot of money on the new make up i was trying out because i didn't really want to get myself into debt and end up not even like the way it looked haha. I put this highlighter in the middle of my nose after I've contoured, just above my cheek bone and on my eyebrow bone and it really does the trick, so when i do need more highlighter i will probably just buy the same product as its affordable and lookes 'Beaut'.
Next wasn't that much of an exciting buy, i ran out of bronzer and instead of buying my usual one i wanted to try something different. I've heard so many good things about Revolution make up so i tried it out, i bought the shimmer highlight bronzer, i like it its very subtle, you know with some bronzers you just look like a wotsit but this is nice.
It was about £4 so its defe worth a buy.
I also bought this Lóréal 'Mega Volume Miss Manga' mascara which i love, it makes my eyelashes so curled and so long, i have naturally short eyebrows and from years of wearing fake eyelashes has not helped at all, this was on offer in Superdrug for about £4.50 i think, I'm not sure how much it usually is but i still would have paid the money because this is just such good mascara.
I bought some blusher which i have NEVER worn in my life so was a little bit of a risk haha but i love it, i put this on after I've contoured just on my cheeks, a very little amount just so i look a little bit more alive. This was also Revolution make up and was £1! I love finding all these bargains it makes me feel so good haha. I bought the colour 'Hot!' which was a little bit darker than the other colours. Love this too.
This was probably one of my favourite buys, its honestly the best powder I've ever used. Its the Max Factor Creme Puff pressed powder in colour 'Nouveau Beige', this is so perfect for my skin its so light but still covers my blemishes perfectly, this was £5.99, so a bit more expensive than the one i usually buy but soooo worth it.
Last but not least i bought a contour kit from Sleek in the shade Light which was £6.49. I've never really contoured before but this pallet makes it so easy, all you do is put a bit on your cheekbones and thats all, i use the highlighter i bought separately as i think this one is just a little bit too dark for a shimmer.

Thats all I've bought this month beauty related but i'm quite happy with my purchases :).
Have you found any bargains recently or have any favourite make up tips?


  1. Lovely pics! The Miss Manga mascara is amazing! xx

    Mollie @

    1. thanks girl, i know i love it, how i survived before it i don't know haha xx

  2. Great haul :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    1. Aw thank you :) I'll check it out now xx

  3. I've wanted to try the miss manga mascara for ages so I might have to see if its still on offer now! You've picked up some great things, I love MUA and makeup revolution :) xx