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Beautynook Beauty blog Haul

I went and did a bit of spontaneous shopping yesterday…it’s always the best kind isn’t it? I bought a few bits myself and then the other half kindly bought me a couple of early birthday presents, which was very nice of him πŸ™‚ I love having a nose through people’s shopping bags so I thought you might like to have a look through mine.

So first up I went into Boots and literally spent an hour looking through the makeup aisles. I love having time to do that, just going up and down swatching and deciding.

I have seen a few people talking about the Seventeen Phwoarr concealer so I decided to pick that up.

Phwoarr Paint Seventeen

Phwoarr Paint FairThis is apparently a hard core under eye concealer. It feels thick in consistency, but I am hoping it blends out making it similar to the Bobbi Brown one…we shall see.

Seventeen was on buy one get one half price. So after much deliberation. I also picked up their Stay Time Foundation.

Seventeen Stay Time Foundation

The shade range is a bit crap, but Porcelain seemed to be the closest to my NC20 skin. It has SPF 25 which is great for the day time and it claims to be full coverage too as well as lasting all day.

I hit the Barry M stand next. My last review here on Beautynook was all about the Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayons, you can read it here Because I liked the two I got then I chose another one to add to my collection.

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Barry M Matte Me Up 3

Matte Me Up number 3

I got the shade number 3. It’s a lovely pinky brown neutral shade, that I will get alot of wear out of.

I also grabbed another one of their waterproof eyeliners, which I have a few of already and really like.

Barry M Bold Purple

Barry M Bold Purple EyelinerThis is in the colour Bold Purple and has glitter flecks going through it…I’m a sucker for a purple liner.

Collection had their Work The Colour Eyebrow Kit on special for €3.99 which I thought was a bargain so I threw that into my basket to try aswell.

Collection Work the color eyebrow kit

collection irish beauty blogIt comes with three powder shades, a little double ended brush and a clear brow gel aswell! If this is any good I will be shouting it from the rooftops!

While I was in Boots eyeing up the makeup, I did grab a couple of everyday essentials too.

Botanics Shampoo conditioner

The Botanics range is taking the beauty world by storm at the minute. Their Radiance Balm which I reviewed here not too long ago has reached cult status, so when I saw they were doing shampoo and conditioner I had to give them a go. I got the Instantly Volumising ones but there was a couple of different types to choose from. Excited to give these a try.

I also got some Mitchum deodorants, which I have never used before.

Mitchum Deodrant BeautynookNot the most exciting of purchases but like mascara I am always on never ending quest for the perfect deodorant. I love the Sure Maximum Protection, but at over 7 euro a pop it’s not always the most purse friendly, so lets give these a go πŸ™‚

I took a quick detour into H&M and thought I would include these shorts into this haul because they’re cute and they were only €10!!!

H&M shortsThey have them in lots of different prints, and they are very flattering and comfortable!

As I am turning 30 next week (the horror) the boyfriend told me to pick a couple of bits while we were out to ease me into the transition of another decade slowly. So I just chose two things to ease him into the financial transition of someone close to you having a big birthday ha!

I got the cult phenomenon that is Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat Lip Pencil in Pillow Talk.

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow TalkRimmel do a very good dupe for this pencil in Eastend Snob which I’ve owned many times. The one that I have now broke though so I thought I would give the posh one a try. This is a great liner for when you want to over draw your lips slightly to give an extra little pout. I’m excited to play with it πŸ™‚

He also bought me something very random and not like me at all usually.

Nike TheasThese are the Nike Air Max Theas. Runners,trainers,sneakers whatever you call them have been making a comeback in the fashion world and I am jumping on board the bandwagon because they’re bloody comfy! I had planned on getting the all white Theas which are much more respectable, but the bright orange ones just spoke to me and I wasn’t forking out for them so I took the risk…why not! They will definitely be a love/hate thing I’m sure though.

I also bought some toothbrushes too on this shopping trip but I didn’t think you would be bothered seeing them aswell πŸ™‚

As always thank you so much for reading, it makes me so happy. And if you’ve been shopping recently let me know what you bought. I love to have a nose.

xxx

This week I went on a little mid week break to Belfast.I really enjoyed getting away from it all for a minute, and it was long overdue. Of course shopping ensued.

I thought I haul some of the bits and pieces I bought before the trip and during to get your shopping juices flowing for the weekend. Also, don’t know about you but I am a nosey sod and love looking in other people’s shopping baskets πŸ™‚

I bought a couple of bits in the BoohooΒ  sale before I left.

Boohoo shoes

Coral and black heel

These coral and black beauties were only 12 Euro in the sale! Couldn’t resist, these will come in so handy with jeans and dresses alike.

Rose gold heels

Boohoo metallic heels

These heels were again 12 Euro in the sale. Little bit more “out there” than the black and coral ones I know, but I fell in love with the copper metallic colour of them. I think these will be great for Autumn.

Bohoo multicolour earrings

I got a cute pair of earrings from Boohoo as well. They are multi coloured and sparkley…what more can I say πŸ˜›

Bohoo braceletes

And lastly I got some gold little bracelets. I love to layer bracelets so I will add these to some others I have lying around to give a plain outfit a bit of interest.

I also bought something from Dunnes Stores online before I left and picked them up from the store the day before we left.

Dunnes Stores Studded Court Heel

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These Valentino rip offs are so pretty I promise you. They are 40 Euro which is a bit steep for Dunnes I know, but in the flesh these are well made. Get them quick before they’re all gone!

En route to Belfast, we made a pitstop to Dundalk, so I could go to Mise Beauty I’ve bought from them online in the past but have never saw the shop in the flesh as I live in Dublin, so to go there was a real treat. I picked up a couple of bits and pieces but will definitely be going back in the future.

Pixi Glow TonicI had to pick up the Pixi Glow Tonic . I’ve heard so many things about this in the blogosphere so “needed” to see what all the fuss was about. This is an exfoliating cleanser with glycolic acid, Aloe Vera and Ginseng in it to remove dead skin cells, soothe and nourish the skin. Can’t argue with that!

zpalette

I grabbed some Zpalettes while I was there. I love nothing more than depotting my shadows and blushes into these beauties. I’ve alsoΒ  made some cheeky purchases from Makeupgeek that will need new homes, so these will come in very handy. You do not come across Zpalettes very often on shop shelves in Ireland so I admit I was very excited seeing this being stocked in Mise Beauty.

Sleek Matte Me

Sleek Party Pink

My last buy from the makeup lovers dream Mise Beauty was a Sleek Matte Lip Cream in “Party Pink”. I love these lip creams. They are matte but not too drying on the lips and last all day. This colour is a gorge red, coraly shade. I think I will get alot of use out of this in the coming Autumnal months.

I reckon I was quite reserved in Mise considering the brands they have an offer there, don’t you? πŸ™‚

I bought a couple of bits while roaming around Belfast’s city centre. I first hit Spacenk I couldn’t resist having a look.

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

I got one of the Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadows. These are exclusive to Spacenk and are stupid money I must admit (21 pound!!!) These shadows are designed specifically to use wet and dry. I picked up the shade “Phoebe” which is a beautiful metallic purple colour.

Nars

Nars Phoebe

 

Nars Phoebe Swatched Dry

Nars Phoebe Swatched Dry

Nars Phoebe Swatched Wet

Nars Phoebe Swatched Wet

Lastly I have a couple of random buys.

Herbel Essence Dry Shampoo

I needed some dry shampoo whilst there so picked up this one that I hadn’t seen before. This is Herbal Essences offering to the dry shampoo world. It smells exactly like old school Herbal Essence which I love! And after using it a couple of times I can say it’s not bad at its job at all. The smell does it for me though I’d buy it again for that alone πŸ™‚

Rimmel Lip Balm

I got one of Rimmel’s version of the Maybelline BabyΒ  Lips. I actually really like this and it was cheaper than the Baby Lips. Maybelline is stupidly overpriced in Europe compared to the States. This one gives you a lovely purple tinge to your lips while hydrating them. This will be kept in the handbag forever more.

Finally, is something that is maybe a late 20’s crisis purchase.

Snap back

I bought a snap back! I have visions of being really cool and trendy and wearing this backwards and I want to so much. I am digging the 90’s revival….let’s just see if I have the bottle πŸ™‚

I am back in Dublin now and have to go back to work on Monday and am sooooo not looking forward to it πŸ™ Belfast is a lovely town steeped in culture, we had a lovely time there.

Hope you enjoyed my random purchases, if you like looking in my shopping bags be sure to let me know and I can do more of this.

Thanks,

Gemma

xxx

 

Birthday

So I turned another year older not too long ago, 29 to be exact. One step closer to 30 Arrrgggghhhhh, no I’m not worried about that in the slightest πŸ˜›

My lovely friends and family were very kind to me (and I was a bit kind to myself too) so thought you might want to nose at what I got, perhaps for some shopping inspiration or just to window shop.

First up, is my main pressie from the boyfriend, I dropped many a hint for these.

Raybans

These are the Rayban Clubmasters. I am a sunglasses junkie and have wanted these for ages.

Rayban Clubmasters

I am going through a bit of a 90’s phase at the minute as are alot of people and these sunnies fit right in with this πŸ™‚

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb

He also treated me to a fresh bottle of my very beloved fragrance Viktor&Rolf’s Flowerbomb. I love this perfume so much. It’s flowery and musky all at the same time, and lingers on your skin for ages, I think I will always have a bottle of this in my perfume collection.

Diptique Mimosa Candle

Out of some bday cash, I treated myself to another smelly item. This is Diptyque candle in the scent Mimosa. I am obsessed with this smell, it makes me happy, if you are ever in Brown Thomas or Spacenk, give your nostrils a treat and take a whiff. This is definitely not an everyday purchase, it set me back 50 quid, madness I know, but Diptyque candles burn beautifully and the scent really fills the room, so I do think you get your money’s worth out of them.

Ted Baker Mint Makeup Bag

I got this gorgeous mint green Ted Baker makeupbag for my handbag, I couldn’t resist. BT2 were having a sale and I picked up this little beauty for 21 euro. Don’t think that’s too bad at all, and it fits perfectly into my handbag.

I bought some posh bits of makeup to add to my every growing collection.

By Terry

I have been after this for ages and it’s always out of stock, so when Spacenk opened in Grafton Street, and they had it I literally jumped on it. This is the very coveted By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock.

Misty Rock

This is my second Ombre Blackstar I have Bronze Moon too which I absolutely adore. This one however, I think is going to be my favourite. It is the prettiest mauvey purple colour, that shimmers in the light, and nearly looks wet on your eyelids. It may need its own blogpost soon πŸ™‚

By Terry Ombre Blackstar

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Misty Rock

Another makeup wish was granted from the new Spacenk.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette

This is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. Hourglass do these setting and highlighting powders separately but to be able to get them in a palette form really makes me happy as you can have the 3 of them in 1.

Hourglass

Hourglass palette

There is 3 setting/highlighting powders in the palette. Dim Light, Incandescent Light and Radiant Light. Again this product may need it’s very own blogpost soon πŸ™‚

I bought some Boots in Office while out on my Birthday travels.

Office Boots

Office Black Boots

These cut out boots were on the sale rack and I couldn’t resist. I think they’ll work for hot and cold weather aswell as with dresses and trousers. At 46 euro I think they were a bargain and I will get a lot of wear from them.

The last thing I bought I really feel bullied into. Everyone is obsessed with this palette and won’t stop talking about…so well I had to invest πŸ˜›

Lorac Pro Palette

I won’t waffle on too much about it because I had to buy it on eBay and it hasn’t come yet, but the internet is ripe with blogposts about how fab it is.

 

I should probably leave it there and stop milking the birthday, think I’m a bit old for that now πŸ™‚

 

If you have any of these be sure to let me know what you think. I love your feedback.

 

Thanks,

Gemma

xxx

 

 

So pay day was last week, so I thought I would treat myself to some things I had my eye on whilst poor. Here’s my makeup haul πŸ™‚

 

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So for everything pictured I headed into Boots to get. I got the oily gals version of the Bourjois Happy Light primer, the Happy Light Base Serum Matite, and their cream bronzing primer. I also picked up their Universal Illuminating powder to give it a go aswell, as it’s been compared to the Hourglass powders by some and is a quarter of the price and Bourjois was on 3 for 3 happy days.Β I got a Barry M eye Kohl in No 28 I really like their liners and they’re cheap too. Oh and some E45 moisturiser cos ya gots to keep your skin in check!

And I couldn’t walk by the Sleek stand without having a nosey. So got their new eye shadow palette in Garden of Eden, some amazing green and brown shades in this, roll on Paddy’s day πŸ™‚ I also got a Matte Me Lip Cream in No 431 Fandango Purple and since Sleek is on 3 for two at the minute like Bourjois I was able to grab a Blush By 3 Palette in No 369 Pink Lemonade too.

I also bought the Ben Nye Cameo Powder online and am loving it!

Ben Nye Cameo Powder

My cheeky Zara purchase came on this miserable Monday too to make me feel a bit better:

Zara Spring Bag 2014

This is a little bag perfect for a night out from Zara’s new Spring range for 2014. It’s navy “leather” with square studs and has a flap over to close.Is it really bad that I bought this bag to match my Louboutins, that are still in the box and I’m afraid to wear? Maybe having this might entice me to get them out of the box and bring them for a test drive…

So quick little makeup haul for you of my weekend purchases, don’t judge πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading.

Gemma

xxx