Friday, 31 January 2014

Exam Celebration Beauty Haul

Hellooo my lovelies,

 So yesterday I went shopping and I decided to treat myself because I PASSED MY UNI EXAMS (cue party poppers!) and I had been so worried and anxious about them for over a month so I was super relieved! I actually had a panic attack in one of the exams so I was certain I had at least failed that one but I done really well and I thought I deserved a treat. So I went to YSL and Space NK (are you excited yet???!) and bought a few goodies! I'd actually intended to get something from Bobbi Brown and Benefit aswell BUT I found drug store alternatives and thought I should be budget friendly and try them out first.

 Firstly I went to Boots and I was browsing the make up shelves, doing my usual routine of swatching every tester in site when this Revlon Highlighting Palette caught my eye. It looks very similar to Bobbi Brown's shimmer brick which by the way ladies costs £32!! and this one was a steal at £8.99 so I'm glad I popped into Boots before heading to the Bobbi Brown counter! I had been lusting after the shimmer brick and this looks like it just might solve that pressing need to buy Bobbi Brown's one! Revlon are also doing a Rose Glow one which is also similar to Bobbi Brown's rose coloured one if you prefer that one! The second thing I popped into my basket in Boots (well hand hehe) was the new Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser which is meant to be very similar to Benefit's Porefessional and less than half the price at £7.99! So I thought that would definitely be worth checking out because I don't actually use a face primer currently!

 Then I popped into Jenners and got myself the YSL touche eclat in shade 1 which I have wanted for so so long but I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend £25 on something that had mixed reviews. I tried it on at the counter though and I decided to bite the bullet and buy it because I've been constantly debating over getting it!!

The last thing I bought was the Copacabanna illuminator by NARS which I have also wanted for quite a while now! It's a lovely shimmery, pink highlighter and it wasn't too expensive for NARS at £22 and I felt I deserved to treat myself.

 I don't feel too guilty because I only bought two high end products which was very restrained of me!! and I feel I deserved it after all my hard work for my exams which thankfully paid off!! If you would like a review of any of these products then please be sure to let me know in the comment section below.

Have you had exams recently? Hope they went well! What beauty products have you been lusting after? Have you tried any of these?

Maybelline Baby Skin-
Revlon Highlighting Palette-
YSL Touche Eclat-
NARS Cocacobanna Illuminator-

Lots of Love,
A x x x


  1. Love the look of that Revlon Highlighting Palette! Such a bargain in comparison to the Bobbi Brown version! Great post xx

    1. It's really nice! I'll happily do a review on it if it's wanted :-). It definitely is and there's not exactly much of a difference either! They've definitely made a good dupe there! xxx

  2. This is so exciting!
    I love looking at people's hauls especially when it contains both high end and drugstore!

    nailsandteapots xx

    1. Thanks honey! Me too but then I always end up with a massive shopping list!..woops hehe xxx

  3. Lovely! I've bought the babyskin recently too, debating the Revlon Highlighting Palette now too! xx

    1. Thanks beaut! Did you like it? I think I'm going to do a review on the Revlon Highlighting Palette soon! xxx

  4. Congratulations on passing your exams! That must have been a relief for you.
    I really like that Revlon, I really, REALLY like it! Lol. Hopefully I can find it here in the States (sometimes product availability varies by region. Blah).


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