Thursday, 1 January 2015

Christmas and Birthday Haul

Wow, 2015, can you believe it? Before more time gets away from me, I just wanted to show you what I got for Christmas and my birthday (29th Dec)

My husband is happy for me to spend a set amount buying my own presents. Being a shop-a-holic, I LOVE this. I always go crazy online during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, where I get even more for my money.

Yeah, I had a lot of fun shopping online!

Let me break down these purchases for you.

I've been a fan of MUA Cosmetics for some time. The budget price drew me to this store, their great products kept me coming back!
Pro-Base Prime and Conceal Powder
Romantic Efflorescence" Palette
Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder "Iridescent Gold"
Luxe Metallic Palette "Elemental" and "Mysterial"
Socket Blending, Fan and Small Fan Brushes

Lipstick Samples from MBA Cosmetics. I ordered some weird and wonderful colours, just to have a bit of fun. 

My new addiction to Instagram has a lot to answer for, including my need to try some items from U-notyce Cosmetics.
2 multi-chrome eye shadows
2 lipsticks
Eye shadow samples and a lip product were included in my order.

As soon as I read the press release for Makeup Geek's Foiled Eye Shadows, I had to get my hands on some! I did want the full set, but restrained myself and ordered Flame Thrower, Jester and Grand Stand.

Geek Chic Cosmetics is another brand that I kept seeing swatches of on Instagram. I figured a few eye shadows wouldn't hurt.

Silk Naturals rarely have a sale, so Black Friday sale was my opportunity to get another lash serum, and the concealer and foundation that I had previously sampled. Yeah, there's some eye shadows there, too. In my defense, 2 of those were included in my order.

I couldn't resist the fabulous sale BH Cosmetics was offering. 
"Dark Rose" Palette, yep the packaging made me do it!
"Wild and Free", and "Wild at Heart" Baked Eyeshadow Palettes.

I'd seen so many swatches of Glam Polish flakie polishes that I couldn't help myself. I narrowed it down to 3.
Look at these gorgeous pots of colour! All lip products from Premium Vanity.

...And the order I was most excited about, Makeup Revolution. I have been wanting to try their products for some time. They have so much on offer, yet have not even been operating for a year, pretty impressive. 
"I Heart Chocolate" Palette
Ultra Professional Eye Shadow "Eyes Like Angels" Palette
Salvation "Colour Chaos" Palette
Salvation "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" Palette
"Makeup Geek" Palette
Blushing Hearts Blushes "Peachy Keen Heart" and "Candy Queen of Hearts"
"Emerald Goddess" Awesome Metals Foil Finish eye shadow.
A few lipsticks and gloss.

Now, I knew I was getting a gift with purchase, but you can imagine my surprise when I got so many goodies, mascara, lip glosses, palettes, WOW!

So that was my beauty haul, and you can expect to be bombarded with loads of reviews. They should be coming for some time!

Do you like receiving surprises, or organizing your own gifts?


  1. Wow what a haul! Happy birthday to you btw, I can definitely tell you had a great time considering your amazing purchases! I really want to try Makeup Revolution after this post, their eyeshadows look amazing!

    1. Thank you, gorgeous. Definitely give Makeup Revolution a try, Bas, pretty awesome and cheap, too! xx

  2. I hope you do a lot of cardio - you're going to have to live for a damn long time to get to try all of these out, let alone use them all up!

    I hate surprises, I don't like to give surprises either, I like to ask everyone what they'd like, which usually works out great, especially when buying kids' presents. You've got to know someone really well to be able to surprise them with something they'd like, yet which they don't already have.

    1. LOL, went a little crazy! I totally agree, it is so much better knowing that the person is going to like their gift, rather than hoping you'll surprise them with something that they'd like :)

  3. Woohoo can't wait to read your upcoming reviews on all these goodies!! Hope you had an amazing birthday- you deserve it! xx