Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Make up Haul! Mac,Nars,Laura Mercier and lots more!

Hello lovely people!
I haven't done a haul post in what seems like ages so I thought I would share with you some of the things that have made it into my shopping basket lately. All of this was not brought on the same day but over a number of weeks. I'm so excited to try these out, a lot of them are blogger favourites and I was left on a shopping high knowing that they are now in my possession.

All my lovely goodies, don't they look gorgeous!

Face Make up

Nars Laguna
I have to kick start this off with my most lusted item, (*stabilises breathing to continue writing...). Nars Laguna bronzer needs no introduction at all, it's well loved by everyone and their cat! A matte bronzer that is a true brown with no orange undertone's, fab for contouring and adding that sunkissed glow to the skin.
When I was at the counter I was worried that is was going to be too light for me as I use fake tan a lot and try to maintain a "glow" all year round, the assiant reassured me that this is buildable and that it would show up on my skin tone.
I'm so excited to finally have this, I haven't found a bronzer that  I really like at the moment and I'm hoping this is going to live up to the hype that surrounds it.
While I was a Nars I got to samples of the Sheer foundation to try out, the assistant colour matched me and gave me the Sheer Glow and Sheer Matt to try, again I'm looking forward to testing these babies out!

Stila Stay all day 10 in 1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm, SPF 30
I purchased this with summer in mind, and for days when I'm out and about and don't want to where a foundation, but still wanting to add some colour to my skin. This will be the first BB cream I've tried as they haven't really appealed to me too much, I love the fact the it has a high SPF in it and hope it may convert me.

Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation
Again this is a well known foundation loved by many. I'm always on the hunt for that "magic" foundation, the one that sits on your skin beautifully and covers all the imperfections that reside on our face.
This promises to give a flawless natural coverage,  with light diffusing particles that will hide fine lines and wrinkles. It is said to be buildable and long wearing,....sounds perfect!
Nail polishes from Seche

I purchased these from my local hairdressing and beauty wholesalers on a 3 for 2 offer. Seche Vite top coat is meant to one of the best top coats on the market. The claims are that it's fast drying and super shiny with a gel like finish that makes your polish last. I also got two of their coloured polishes in Scorchin Hot, a gorgeous bright coral red and Rose II, a baby pink that I just love!

Rose II


Mac Costa Chic frost formulation

Mac Costa Chic is my lasted Mac lipstick purchase and continues with my coral obsession. I'm really loving this lipstick, it a bright pinky coral and is made completely wearable by the frost formula, its super moisturising and long wearing and just gorgeous. This was a back to Mac product which means it was completely free! Making me love it even more. ;)

Mac Costa Chic, without and with flash
Nars Lipgloss in Super Orgasm
I've wanted Super orgasm for ages and this did not disappoint! It gives a lovely sheen to the lips without making them look like plastic, its also really long wearing for a lipgloss and my hair doesn't gravitate to it like others seem to make it do. Its a beautiful pink colour with gold shimmer that catches the light, great to wear on its own or on top of lipstick to give a more glossy finish. This is definitely going to be a well loved product!

Nars Super Orgasm lipgloss, without and them with flash

St Tropez Gradual Tan in Dark

As you all know I love to tan but I have become a little lazy lately with applying my regular tan. I thought I would give this a go because you use it just like moisturiser, either everyday or a couple of times a week. I have used this and I must admit I really like it, it doesn't have that horrible biscuit smell and the colour is really natural. Because it's a moisturiser my skin looks hydrated and feels super soft with a subtle golden sheen.
I have found that  this wears off really well without the crocodile skin and so far I'm pleased with the results.
I think this would be really good as a tan extender when using my normal weekly fake tan to maintain the colour as well as moisturising my skin.

Eye Products

Mac Eye brow Pencil in Fling
I brought this as I've never tried any of their pencils before, the colour looks very natural, a cool ash brown which will be perfect for my brows.

Mac Eyeshadow in Woodwinked
I purchased this after seeing Tanya Burr's Birthday " Get ready with me" video. I don't normally wear eyeshadow's this dark but I feel in love with it in the video. Its a deep bronze/gold/ brown shade ( hard to explain because it changes colour in different lights), which has a shimmer to it making it super shiny on the eyes.
The picture above does not do it justice but I will do a blog post on it soon with more swatches and photos of how it looks on the eye. It goes without saying that I'm loving the eyeshadow at the moment!

What do you think of my haul? Any products that have caught your eye?
Thank you for reading


  1. Oh I love all of these!! Need them! X really want sheer glow foundation I must go get a sample x

    1. You must, it's not a bad sample size, I'm quite liking it at the mo. xx :)

  2. I hope you like Laguna!:D xx

    1. I've been using it for a couple of days now and all I can say is "why did I not get this sooner!!" I love it! :)

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  4. Amazing haul! Hope you love Laguna as much as I do. Lovely NARS gloss and lipsticks too xxx

  5. Great buys - 'woodwinked' looks gorgeous, my beauty wish list is quite long thanks to tanya burr :) x


  6. I think I need all of these! You've picked up some real favourites!Beth May Blogs


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