Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Collective Mini Haul | LUSH & Drugstore

Does anyone else do this? You tell yourself not to spend money on bits and pieces you know you don't need (in my case cosmetics!) and you stick with it for a while. Then you find yourself buying one bit here, a bob there, and a piece here; you didn't buy them all in one go so it makes it okay! Or does it, because this sort of mentality has resulted in this baby haul!? These are things that if I bought in one go I'd feel super guilty buying but having bought them spaced out on separate occasions makes me sort of justify it? Does anyone else find themselves ever doing this? Okay, I know, I know get on with the haul! 

Here we have a collective haul, a small one, but still loads to share! I picked up these products in the last two weeks and thought I'd share them with you! I am going to be doing a review on each of these items so look out for those sometime soon!
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Vivid Rose & Shocking Coral ($7.49) | I saw these lipsticks on someone's blog, I can't remember whose, and I was literally (okay, not literally) blown away by the brightness of these lipsticks! I think there are 8 or 10 colors in the whole range and they all just POP! I'm a girl who shy's away from the neutral and nude lippies so I was all over these. I ran to maybe 10 different drugstores before I found one that had the colors I wanted. I was going to pick up a third color but managed to have (some) restraint. 
  • LUSH Cosmetics The Brightside Bubble Bar ($8.95) | LUSH is the best. I had fallen out of lust with them for a while but I think I'm swinging right back to loving them. When I saw their Easter collection had come out I knew I would have to pop in and touch everything, haha! I told myself to just get one thing because I still have loads of bath products from their Holiday collection. The Brightside bubble bar smells AMAZING and the colors are just WOW! It instantly caught my eye and seeing as how it was a "big" bubble bar, I knew it was the one item I had to have! (I dug through all of them until I found the biggest chunk! woops)
  • Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss ($4.29) | Okay, bloggers. I heard your raves and caved. Fingers crossed this'll be a nice one! Although I've heard the scent alone makes bloggers go ga-ga! :)
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent ($6.19) | You may recall me raving about wanting the NARS Light Reflecting Powder here. Welp, my MAC MSF Natural ran out before I  got a chance to get my coupon and but said NARS powder. I've always wanted to try the Stay Matte powder and don't want to spend money on a high end powder just yet so it's a win-win! Really excited to try it out as I've heard great things!
What have you hauled recently?

30 comments:

  1. I really want to try them lipstciks! I swatched them and they were gorgeous!
    hareem x

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    1. They really are! So pigmented and they last for an eternity!

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  2. The Stay Matt Powder is great, I sweat by it & wouldn't use anything else.
    I would like to give them lipsticks a go though.

    Shauni xx
    shaunibrown.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm excited to use it! My skin's dry but gets more "dewey" in the summer!
      You totally should, they're fantastic!

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  3. I hope they have released or will soon release the Maybelline lipsticks in the UK! Lovely post! xx

    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They've been out in the US for a decent amount of time (they're off the special stands and finally on the permanent fixtures) so it's only a matter of time! :)

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  4. I'm excited to try out those Maybelline color vivid lipsticks! Great post :) x

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  5. You picked up some lovely things! I've wanted some of the Maybelline Vivid lipsticks for a while now (I'm on such a lipstick binge at the moment). I have the Nivea lip butter in the Raspberry flavour and it smells gorgeous but it's very white so I only use it at night which is such a shame as the scent is gorgeous! x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. Lipsticks are LIFE <3 I was going to get that one seeing as how everyone makes the scent sound divine but resisted because people have said it pale's out their lips! Oh well, at least it's still a great balm!

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  6. Noooo you skipped out on the NARS powder!! Oh well, the Rimmel powder works just fine (and I mean that... it really is just fine in my opinion; it controls oil but it just doesn't give your skin anything extra). I'm going out to buy a couple makeup bits today... fingers crossed I can show some self restraint and stick to the things I'm planning on!!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL I'm still TOTALLY getting that NARS powder! I just need something to hold me over in the "in between" purchases stage. AHHH, hope you film a haul or make a post! Looking forward to seeing what you got :D

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  7. I'm so bad in drugstores, I go in for one thing and all of the makeup stands draw me in and force me to add more to my basket!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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    1. I was never a fan of drugstores (not trying to be snob but Sephora's were always so much more fun to play in!) and now it's like I can't walk away. I want it all and you're right, I always walk out with more than I needed :)

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  8. Yay! You got the lip butter! Ohmigod Jess, you're going to loooove it! And I really hope Stay Matte works for you, I have combo skin and it literally melted away in an hour for me :( Hopefully it works better for you!

    xo
    aly

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    1. I'm already really liking it! :) & oh boy, I hope it works out! I threw out the receipt, haha!

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  9. I really want to try that Nivea Lip Butter. I have the Rimmel powder and I really like it.

    Miri xx
    mirisblogazine.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't fully tested it but the scent is delicious and it's fun to just sniff, hah! That's great! I hope I get on with it too :)

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  10. I haven't hauled anything lately, because I am on a no buy for March. However I did (on the last day of February!)purchase the Lorac Pro palette from someone on Reddit and it came in the mail yesterday! I'm so excited!!

    Have you had a chance to use this one yet? I was seriously surprised at how seriously buttery the colours were. Everyone says that but I didn't even know what a buttery colour was until this palette. MM
    SO GOOD

    Audrey
    http://ohmygaudreyymakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Everyone's been RAVING about the Lorac Pro palette and they're even saying it's better than the Naked palettes which is some serious stuff! I've never even touched/seen it in person but may have to now! :)

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  11. i really want those maybelline lipsticks. have been waiting for its release in my country.


    priskajr.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope they do so soon! They're amazing! :D

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  12. i do this all the time somehow it doesnt count if its not all at once!! xx

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    1. Phew! Okay, that's good! I'll make sure to space out all y purchases from now on ;)

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  13. I love Lush, I'm addicted to their stuff! Really want to try this one now :) Haha xxx

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    1. They are SO good at being an addiction! You should def give it a sniff, so good! Will make you want summer to hurry up!

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  14. seriously want to try the nivea lip butters, but they aren't out in Australia yet! xx

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    1. They just got to most drugstores in the US, so hopefully they'll trickle your way soon :)

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  15. The bright side bubble bar looks amazing! I may have to order it! WHY YOU ALWAYS DO THIS TO ME?!? ;)
    - Andrea Marie xx

      frominsidemycloset.com

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    1. MAY have to? MAY?! You MUST. It smells amazing!

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