Sunday, 5 January 2014

new years' beauty buys

With Christmas each year comes a sudden urge on my part to spend a significant quantity of my Christmas money on expensive beauty products, and this year was no different. Throughout the rest of the year I do tend to steer towards more fashion-focused purchases, preferring to get something slightly more substantial for my hard-earned cash. Yet recently, with my wardrobe fit to burst and nothing particularly inspiring me on the high street, I've gone a little bit mad for make-up. Some of the things pictured above were Christmas presents, and some are things that I've recently picked up myself to take me into the new year. I've really been getting into wearing lipstick lately, a habit made almost hassle free thanks to my trusty Lipcote, and I'm a big fan (late to the party as always) of MAC's offerings - I look forward to expanding my modest collection in 2014, but so far Craving has to be my favourite. Benefit is another brand that I love, and the 'They're Real' mascara is one of the best I've tried. I recently finished up a small one, so was chuffed to find a gift set in John Lewis last week that included a full sized 'They're Real' and 'Benetint' and a mini 'Porefessional' for just £26.50 in the sale; such a steal when the mascara alone retails for £19.50! Last but not least is my all time favourite fragrance, Chloe. Now this was a Christmas present but I just had to include it because it is so darn amazing, and if you haven't ever had a sniff just please make sure you do when you're next in a beauty hall! I just cannot get enough of the stuff and I'd hate for you to be deprived of its magnificence. In typical shopaholic fashion I'm still not satisfied with my beauty intake, so next on my wishlist is the NARS Laguna bronzer or this ASOS duo, some more Origins skincare, and a new foundation; I'm currently deliberating between NARS Sheer Glow, the Laura Mercier Silk Creme or Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk. Oh the decisions I must make! What do you think of my new years' beauty buys, and what products are you going to be reaching for in 2014?




Nicola said...

Lovely post Amy. I too want to expand my premium beauty collection, and the Nars bronzer is deffo on my list! I am yet to try the 'they're real' mascara but i've heard such great things! I haven't sniffed chloe but if its anything like see by chloe it must be beautiful!

Sarah hanrahan said...

wow, really impressed with the deal you got on the benefit stuff, they are all great products too :) I am tempted by the lipcote, I remember my mom using it & thinking she was so glam! :)

Rachel said...

love the porefessional and boing! great collection :)

Rachel x
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Emma Lewis said...

I am having serious lipstick envy

ValKsiu said...

MAC Rebel is the best lipstick ever!

Julia said...

I'd love to see reviews on these new products!!

Oresiriteru Ikogho said...

I need MAC Rebel in my life

Hollie Galvin said...

I need to get my hands on MAC's rebel. It looks like such an all year round shade. Never tried lipcote but looks interesting :)

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