Friday, 6 May 2016

Beauty Haul #2

Over the past couple of weeks I've slowly been ticking things off my list and accumulating products for upcoming posts. A few trips to Boots and a Feel Unique order later and here we are.

The Urban Decay Summer collection has been at the top of my list since it launched. All the products are right up my street but I was most excited for the One & Done Complexion Perfector. Said to be all the benefits of tinted moisturiser with the coverage of a sheer foundation it sounds like the ultimate Summer base and I can't wait to use it. The Beached Bronzer comes in 2 shades; Sunkissed and Bronzed. I chose Bronzed which is the darker shade of the 2, but after swatching it and falling pre-emptively in love, I'm definitely going to go back for Sunkissed too. The Naked Skin concealer is an old favourite. Since I've been using a Clarins one all of my other concealers have been severely neglected but with this order already being so Urban Decay heavy already, I thought I'd try it out again. And lastly from Urban Decay, the After Glow Highlighter in Sin (a thousand heart eye emojis). This is a pot of champagne, golden, shimmery goodness and holy crap is it gorgeous. I took pictures of it as soon as I opened the package so I could use it instantly - I'll get back to you with a review as soon as possible.

The Gimme Brow by Benefit is an oldie but a goodie. After using nothing but my ABH stuff for my brows for the past year I thought it was about time that I changed it up a little bit. I forgot how much I loved this stuff and how perfect it is for quick and easy brows. I also got the Soap & Glory Archery Brow Gel which seems like it could be a dupe? I haven't tried it yet but there's a comparison coming your way over the next few days.

NYX lip products are lovely, at least all the one's I've tried are. This is my 4th Soft Matte Lip Cream and they are such a beautiful formula and they smell incredible. The shade I got is 'Stockholm' which is a muted peachy/pink - perfect for Summer. After still not trying any of the Lip Lingerie collection from NYX I thought it was about time so I picked up the shade 'Embellishment'. It's perhaps a tad too dark for me and I feel like it washes me out but I love the formula a lot. I'll for sure be adding a few more of these to my collection in the very near future, just most definitely in lighter shades.

And last but not least, nail polishes, which for once aren't from Essie. The Barry M Coconut infusion polishes are a fairly new launch I think and the shades are stunning. Still in a somewhat nude mood I chose the shades Surfboard (a dusky blue toned pink - so not nude at all) and Skinny Dip (a milky, beige nude). They seem to be on par with all the other Barry M nail polishes I own and I'm sure they'll feature in a nail favourites soon enough. Nails Inc are one of my favourite nail brands and they have never disappointed me. I wasn't really on the hunt to add these shades to my collection but I saw a Christmas set on Amazon for £7 for 2 full size polishes, and considering the Gel Formulas are usually £15 each I couldn't not get them. The shades in the set are St James (pillar box red) and Hyde Park Place (muted light grey). You can buy the set here.

What have you bought recently? Are you going to get anything from the Urban Decay Summer collection?

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  1. The shades of those NYX products are so so lovely! Need to add some of their products to my collection ASAP!

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

  2. So many gorgeous buys! I'm loving NYX lip products at the moment too :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  3. The two NYX lip products look gorgeous!

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  4. You've got some great products here. I really want to buy the new bronzer from Urban Decay, it looks like the perfect natural bronzer

  5. I keep seeing that Sin highlight everywhere...I really think I need it!! x

  6. I really want to buy more UD palettes, I never try out their stuff. Heard really good things about their beached bronzer, plus I love the packaging! Such good grabs :) xx

    Tamz |

  7. The purple/grey nail colour is lovely!
    Kathy x

  8. Urban Decay are on top form at the moment! They're releasing some absolute gems!!

  9. Can't wait to read your review on the Gimme Brow vs the Soap & Glory brow gel! I love the Gimme Brow, so I'll definitely be interested in the difference. I love the look of the new Urban Decay highlighters! They're so pretty and I just haven't made the splurge on one! Beautiful post!

  10. Such a great haul! You picked so many products that's on my wish list XD.
    I can't wait to hear your review on the UD bronzer!
    Jessie | Bear and Berries | Blog Sale