New Beauty Treats

New Beauty Treats

While I was in Manchester last weekend for the Northern Blog Awards I treated myself to some new beauty…

New Beauty TreatsNew Beauty TreatsYou could say this was some retail therapy after travelling down to Manchester for the award I was shortlisted for ‘Best Beauty Blog‘. unfortunately I didn’t win but I was so thankful to be shortlisted, all your votes meant a lot!

The venue and night on a whole was stunning and it felt lovely to be a VIP for one night. Anyway back to beauty, I had the mindset that shopping would be involved but lets face it, Manchester’s shops are SO much better than the ones I have in my hometown – so I went a bit wild.

We popped into Harvey Nichols and seen the Fenty Beauty collection up close, and to be honest I was a little underwhelmed.. I was expecting more really, the highlighters and that looked beautiful but I just couldn’t justify paying when I knew I had stuff with a cheaper price tag. As I’m a dewy coverage kind of girl, the foundation being matte didn’t appeal to me either! We then walked along to Selfridges where I finally picked up one of Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips. I wanted one for so long but needed to see the colours in person,I decided to go for ‘Dangerous Liason’ which is a deep burgundy red, perfect for autumn and winter. I actually wore it on a night out last night and it lasted the whole night, it doesn’t feel dry or crumbly like some liquid lipsticks do after a while.

I’ve mentioned on here a few times of my TKmaxx discoveries and well I couldn’t resist this Laura Geller Mediterranean Journey set. It was £40 which I think really reasonable for a powder foundation, eyeshadow duo, eyeliner, lip crayon, bronzer and two-sided brush. Of course the bronzer drew me in with the gorgeous packaging. As you’ll see in the swatch below it’s not as dark as I was expecting and has a subtle shimmer in it!

New Beauty TreatsNew Beauty TreatsI also popped into Debenhams and picked up another YSL Foundation in shade B60 and the Touche Eclat Blur Primer. I’ve only ever had samples of the primer and if you spend over £50 you got £10 beauty points so it was rude not to! I’ve said on here loads that this foundation is my favourite, I always go back to it when I’ve tried others so I’m exciting to try it with the primer.

I’ve been wanting to try Lush’s Jelly Bombs for a while now and we had a lovely experience with Lush Arndale. They showed us how they worked along with some other beauty products I’d never seen before, did you know they did highlighters? Noo me neither. I picked up Marmalade and the Big Sleepy Jelly – they smell amazing!

Finally I went along to Primark and picked up some gorgeous Disney goodies and the mermaid makeup brush. For £5 I couldn’t resist. I think I’ll be instagramming the Disney clothing I picked up as well as the thumper snood soon so keep a look out!

New Beauty TreatsSo there you have it, my new beauty buys! Without even trying all the products go together with the packaging. The scarf featured I also picked up from Primark too. I’m looking forward to starting to create Autumn and Halloween inspired posts so do keep checking back!

Have you tried any of these?

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    • 3 October 2017 / 7:22 pm

      Glad you think the same! You need to try it 😀

  1. 24 September 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Really loving that shade of CT lippy. I’ve never tried any of their products. I was tempted to get the mermaid brush from Primark but I had to put it back cause i spent so much anyway. hahah

    • 3 October 2017 / 7:20 pm

      So pretty isn’t it! I’d definitely recommend trying the brand one time.

  2. 26 September 2017 / 10:59 am

    A Thumper snood?! Sounds exciting. I love the look of that Charlotte Tilbury liquid lipstick, but I dread to think how much it was! Is it worth the price tag?

    JH |

    • 3 October 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Yeah its so cute!! You know what, it was! I’ve wore it three times now and its lovely x

  3. 28 September 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I’ve been so intrigued by the Charlotte Tilbury liquid lipsticks but haven’t seen much about them really although the formula sounds amazing! I never knew lush did highlighters, will have to give them a swatch if I ever see them in the store xx

    • 3 October 2017 / 7:14 pm

      I know I haven’t actually but its so nice!! Me neither they we’re so pretty 🙂 xx

  4. kayleigh watkins
    1 January 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Another lovely selection of choices, I’d love to try the Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips I prefer wet lipstick but as you say after a while it looks dry and crumbly so this sounds fantastic xxx

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