Collective Haul // Recent Beauty Purchases

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Makeup Reviews, Beauty Products, UK Beauty Blog, Haul, Beauty Blogger, Collective Haul, Boots and Superdrug Haul, Recent Beauty Purchases, What I've Been Buying Lately
Makeup Reviews, Beauty Products, UK Beauty Blog, Haul, Beauty Blogger, Collective Haul, Boots and Superdrug Haul, Recent Beauty Purchases, What I've Been Buying Lately
Makeup Reviews, Beauty Products, UK Beauty Blog, Haul, Beauty Blogger, Collective Haul, Boots and Superdrug Haul, Recent Beauty Purchases, What I've Been Buying Lately
Makeup Reviews, Beauty Products, UK Beauty Blog, Haul, Beauty Blogger, Collective Haul, Boots and Superdrug Haul, Recent Beauty Purchases, What I've Been Buying Lately
Makeup Reviews, Beauty Products, UK Beauty Blog, Haul, Beauty Blogger, Collective Haul, Boots and Superdrug Haul, Recent Beauty Purchases, What I've Been Buying Lately

Hi Ladies! So as per usual, the beauty blogger within me just couldn't resist buying a few beauty treats. I'll be honest and say none of these items are essentials but they're all pretty and we deserve to treat ourselves with our hard earned wages right? I didn't buy all of this in one go (that would of been a tad extreme) so I guess this is more of a collective haul. Here's a brief overview of my recent beauty buys ...

[Botanics 'All Bright' Hydrating Day Cream & Purifying Face Scrub]
I spotted a 3 for 2 deal on the Boots website so decided to treat myself to a few bits and bobs. I picked up these two Botanics products and the Garnier tanner which I'll discuss in more detail below. I'd heard great things about the Botanics range and as I was after a new exfoliator, I thought I'd give a couple of their products a try. I decided on the 'All Bright' Hydrating Day Cream and Purifying Face Scrub as I wanted something to give my skin a bit of a boost. Its been looking really dull lately and as the weather has been rubbish, my poor skin has been getting dry patches. I've been using the scrub to combat this and the moisturiser is nice for perking up my skin in the morning. I'll be reviewing these in full soon so keep your eyes peeled for that.

[Garnier Summer Body Gradual Tanner]
Now Spring is here (well - its meant to be), its time for me to start lathering on the gradual tanner again. For me, gradual tanner is a must-have Spring/Summer beauty product as the warmer the weather gets, the less clothes we tend to wear. Don't worry, I'm not going to start stripping off or anything but when the sun does come out to say hello, its inevitable I'll be wearing strappy tops, denim shorts, skirts and dresses. I'm quite pale naturally so applying a gradual tanner like this Garnier one gives me a nice natural tan. I normally use the Dove Summer Body tanner but I couldn't spot it when out shopping so I picked this one up instead. So far I really like it - the bottle is huge, it smells amazing and it gives me a nice even, natural tan. I'll be reviewing it in full shortly.

[John Frieda Sheer Blonde Leave-In Conditioner Spray & Conditioning Treatment]
I bought these two John Frieda products on a recent trip to Superdrug when I was after a new deep conditioner. As a big fan of all John Frieda hair products, I decided to give the Sheer Blonde deep conditioner a try. I then noticed there was a 2 for £6 offer on so I picked up the accompanying leave-in conditioner too. I've been using both of these products for a couple of weeks now and I have to say, they're fabulous. They make my hair so much softer and more manageable but I won't say too much more as I'll be reviewing these in full soon.

[MUA Bronzer]
I actually bought this bronzer quite a while back now but decided to include it anyway as its still one of my more recent purchases. I didn't actually intend on buying this but when attending the Benefit 'Fake Up' event a few weeks ago, I had a slight makeup mishap. To cut a long story short, I was going to the event straight from work and had forgot to pack a makeup bag. My makeup looked atrocious so I quickly dashed to Superdrug to buy some 'emergency' makeup and this bronzer was one of the items I bought. For £1.00 it was the cheapest bronzer in Superdrug so without thinking twice, I bought it. I wasn't expecting anything great for the price but I have to say, its suprised me. Its a nice neutral brown shade, not too orange and applies nicely. Obviously it doesn't beat my NARS Laguna but for £1.00 its worth a try if you're just branching out into wearing bronzer and don't want to spend a fortune.

[Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in 'Pinched']
I decided to buy one of Revlon's new Photoready cream blushes after being a huge fan of other Revlon products and reading lots of positive reviews. I opted for the shade 'Pinched' which wasn't my first choice as I originally wanted the shade 'Coral Reef' but Pinched is a lovely pale peach shade none the less. As the warmer weather is fast approaching and summer holidays aren't too far away, I thought a cream blush would be a nice alternative to my powder blushes and would help to give my skin a nice dewy Summer glow. I don't own many other cream blushes so this was a bit of a new experience for me and I've really enjoyed playing around with it for the past couple of weeks. Admittedly, the shade is slightly too pale for me (Coral Reef is a brighter coral shade which is the reason I wanted it) but it definitely gives my skin a nice glow. I realise I probably sound like a broken record, but I'll be reviewing this in full soon.

[MUA Sheer Finish Lipgloss in 'Some Me Time']
This was another emergency makeup purchase before the Benefit event and again it was a bargainous £1.00 from MUA. The shade I chose is 'Some Me Time' and theres not a great deal to say about it as its essentially just a super pale pink (almost clear) lipgloss. However, the formula is lovely and glossy, non-sticky and the clear shade means its perfect for popping over any of my other lip products. It smells lovely and sweet too which is a nice touch. If you're after a new lipgloss to pop in your everyday handbag, you can't go wrong with this one.

[Barry M Nail Polishes (L-R) - Cappuccino, Aqua Glitter, Greenberry & Silvery Lilac] 
As you can see I've gone a bit crazy over Barry M at the moment and added four more of their polishes to my already ridiculously huge collection. I spotted a 3 for 2 deal on all Barry M products while doing a food shop in Tesco (you can't go food shopping without checking out the makeup aisles right?) and as I'd just had my acrylics done, I thought it was the perfect excuse to treat myself to some new nail polishes. I picked up the shades Cappuccino, Aqua Glitter and Silvery Lilac which are all super pretty shades. I recently featured Aqua Glitter in a nail post here if you want to see it on my nails. I also bough Greenberry from the new Gelly range when I was in Superdrug and I have to admit, I'm not blown away by the new Gelly formula. I was expecting big things but I don't think there's a great deal of difference in comparison to the standard polishes and I found the brush pretty useless too. Maybe I got a dodgy one?

[Maybelline Coverstick Concealer in 'Ivory']
This product seems to be missing from most of my photos for some reason so I apologise for the lack of a close-up shot, boo! Anyway, this product is a repurchase for me as I absolutely adore it. Someone at my old job recommended it to me after I asked how they got that super light Kim Kardashian-esque effect under their eyes. They told me they used this Maybelline Coverstick in the shade 'Ivory' to brighten and conceal the under eye area and I have to say it works amazingly well. I love the handy stick applicator, its really creamy and the light shade works brilliantly at counteracting dark circles. I need to buy a darker shade for blemishes too as the coverage is great as well. I'm going to review it in full with swatches soon.

[Collection Killer Curves Mascara]
This was yet again another one of my emergency makeup purchases before the Benefit event, can you notice a pattern here? Collection is a nice affordable brand and after trying and liking a couple of their mascaras in the past, I thought I'd give this one a try. I really like the packaging of this mascara and the 'Killer Curves' name gave me high hopes that my lashes would be lengthened and curled which are the main two things I look for in a mascara. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to expectations and I'm not all that impressed with it. I found it quite dry, hard to work with and certainly not lengthening and thickening. Its not the worst mascara I've ever used but its certainly not the best and I won't be repurchasing.

[MUA Eyeshadow Trio in 'Innocence']
Suprise suprise, this was another of my emergency purchases before the Benefit event. Resorting to good old MUA again, I decided to buy one of their eyeshadow trios to create a quick bronze smokey eye. The reason for this was because it comes with a little (albeit completely naff) brush and as I'd left my makeup and brushes at home, I needed something that came with an applicator. I knew it would be poop quality before I even bought it (I was right) but for £2.50 I didn't expect anything spectacular and it still helped me stick some shadow on my eyelids. The name of the trio I chose is 'Innocence', a selection of champagne and bronze shades and I love that the three eyeshadows work well together to create a complete look. You've got the palest shade for highlighting, the mid toned shade for all over the lid and the darkest shade for the crease, perfect! Brush aside, the eyeshadows themselves are lovely and relatively well pigmented too. Not bad for a mere two pounds and fifty pence! 

So there we have it, the beauty bits I've been buying over the past few weeks. I've also bought a couple of things from Space NK too (more about them soon) so its safe to say I'll be trying my best to spend no more money on beauty products this month. Well, apart from the cheeky Feel Unique order I placed last night. Oh, who am I kidding?

What have you been buying lately? Have you tried any of these products?

Lots of Love,

61 comments

  1. I love all of those Barry M shades you picked up! I got Dragon Fruit the other day, I'm constantly picking up new ones! I would love to try the Garnier Summer Body Lotion, annnnd the Revlon "Pinched" cream blush is amazing, I use it everyday! Great post as always babe! xxx

    www.beautyeverafter.net

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  2. I love everything you've brought! The gradual tan moisturiser is so good! The day after I've applied it I notice the difference! The smell is so strong though! Xx

    Maddiestevens.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. So this made me want to go shopping... aha. The John Freida Sheer Blonde range is amazing, I used it even when my hair grew out xx
    Lisa // MISSLISA.CO.UK

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  4. all those Barry M polishes look amazing! I have Greenberry, the rest are very pretty. That mascara looks good, shame it's not :(

    xx

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  5. I also have the Barry M Aqua Glitter polish, it is such a lovely colour! it reminds me of mermaids when i have it applied onto my nails :') I'm also wanting to try out the Revlon Photoready Cream blush! :)

    http://shimmerlashes-x.blogspot.co.uk/

    Chloe xx

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  6. Aw Kay you got some lovely things! I'm a huge fan of the Revlon cream blushes, I hope you manage to get your hands on Coral Reef because it's a gorgeous shade! I'd recommend Flushed too :) I wasn't wowed by the Gelly polishes either, I love the colour of Greenberry but it chipped within a couple of days on my nails. Not good.
    xxx

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  7. This has made me even more excited for payday! The barry M polishes are gorg! xx

    http://yourstyleishot.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. All of the nail polishes are so nice! I'm excited for the review on the Garnier body tanner :)
    xx
    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  9. all of the barry m nail paints look amazing! :-)
    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Woah I'm slightly jealous / slightly glad my Tesco doesn't have a Barry M counter as I would always be at it and never buy any food! We only have Tesco's own brand and Rimmel!

    I love Greenberry it's a gorgeous colour.

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  11. Ohhh this makes me want to go shopping!! So many lovely goodies!
    I would love to know how you get on with the John Freda products and the Revlon cream blush!

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  12. Wowza!

    In all honesty, I wasn't impressed by the Barry M Gelly formula either, I got 'Blood Orange' and I much rather the original formula. xx

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  13. I use the Dove build up moisturizer but I don't like the smell so Im looking forward to the Garnier review. It's a shame about the Barry M Gel nails because there are so many rave reviews x
    lifeandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. The garnier gradual tan smells soooo lovely! And MUA shadows are such good quality for the price xx

    emilyjaneosborne.blogspot.com

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  15. that revlon blush looks lovely - definitely have to get that soon! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  16. Amazing haul! That blusher looks gorgeous xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  17. I've heard mixed reviews about the gelly polishes but i'm still wanting to get them all & see for myself & cause all the colours are gorgeous! :D sorbet colours perfect for summer :D

    i love all the emergency products you bought & i can't believe you bought them all in time for the event ;) big thumbs up haha :P
    I've used the dove gradual tanner but left a wierd smell but i might give the garnier one a shot once you have reviewd it :)
    & you can't go wrong with the MUA cosmetics - i love them & have a few bits & bobs from them :)
    xxxx

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  18. Great stuff! Need to get a gradual tanner! might try the garnier one! xx

    http://leishaaxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I have the botanics facial scrub and the cream – I love both. I also have the MUA bronzer it is good for the price but I mainly use it on my body before a night out. Loving the nail polish colours! Holly xx
    http://caramellacouture.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. The garnier natural tan is absolutely amazing! x

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  21. Loooove the barry m shades you've picked up - I need to get my hands on silvery lilac!

    www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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  22. Great purchases! I'm waiting for the leave-in conditioner review (: x

    talkingpickles.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi Kayleigh!
    Looks like you picked up lots of goodies!
    I'm completely new to tanning (apart from 1 disaster when I was 14 but that doesn't count!) and am giving the Garnier lotion a go. Only 3 days in, hurry up tan!
    Nicola xx

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  24. Die Nagellacke sehen richtig schön aus :) Tolle Farben

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  25. Lovely haul Kayleigh :) I really want to try the Revlon cream blushers, they look so pretty! I especially love the shade you've picked up :) xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Lovely haul I want to try the Revlon cream blushers look forward to reading your review on this.

    pocockins.blogspot.co.uk
    Sophie
    xx

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  27. That turquoise nail polish shade is gorgeous! Perfect for summer.

    http://rafflesbizarre.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Ah the Revlon blush looks fab! I need to get it myself as well as the Barry M gelly nail polish! Great haul hun! :)

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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  29. I really want to try the revlon cream blushers, because I love cream blushers and obviously need to add more to my collection! I need to get on the summer prep and whip out my gradual tanners I think! Best start early!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  30. Love the Garnier Summer Body and the Sheer Blonde products - I want to go shopping now! xx

    chloesway.com

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  31. I almost bought the Aqua Glitter the other day - regretting it now!


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  32. I have personally become a huge Barry M fan recently and I do think their Gellys are good, but the formula is an absolute pain if you're not the neatest nail painter. Saying that, some of the Gellys are better than others. I don't know if you have any darker shades like Watermelon or Plum or Blackberry, but they apply like a dream. :)

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  33. Garnier Gradual tanner is a must in the lead up to summer! The smell of it always gets me excited that some warmer weather is just around the corner!


    Photo-Jenn-ic

    x

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  34. Just added the gradual tanner and Revlon blusher to my beauty wish list! I tried the Gelly nails for the first time last night and I wasn't impressed at all xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  35. Love it!:d
    I love Barry M nailpolish.xx

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  36. The Revlon blusher and Cappuccino nailpolish look amazing!!

    Maria x

    craftyowl93.blogspot.com

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  37. Everything looks great! Just discovering your blog it's fab!

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  38. A MUA order is in the pipeline! :D

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  39. I have to agree about the Gelly nail polish. I saw no difference between that and their regular nail polish. At first I thought it may have been because I got a darker colour and it worked better on lighter colours, glad to see its not just me.

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  40. The MUA lipgoss looks so pigmented than it obviously really is which is a shame because it looks a gorgeous colour. Let us know how the Revlon blush is!! :) XX

    Hannah; Glitter And Sparkle

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  42. i may have to try that mua bronzer, i've been wanting to experiment for a while but i'm always cautious of looking 'dirty' or orange! xxx

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  43. omg im the same as u... used to use the dove but couldn't find it in boots so got the garnier one. i really like it! altho i've gotta say i didn't wash my hands after using it the other day and i got orange bits between my fingers so since then i've been washing me hands!

    u got some fab bits doll

    xxx

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  44. Bring on the summer! We need some garnier summer body asap! (hidden legs!)

    becki & jess
    xox

    lifelooksperfect.com

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  45. I loveeee Garnier summer body :) x

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  46. You got some lovely things!!! I love the blush! xx

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  47. I also just purchased 'Pinched'! Hope you like it as much as I do!

    xx
    unlimitedwants.blogspot.com

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  48. Awesome haul! I have the botanics day cream and love it!
    x
    I'd love it if you took a look at my blog here!: RebeccaRuby - A lifestyle blog

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  49. i love this!!! :) MUA is so good

    If you or anyone reading this would love to look at my blog, i'd love you for ever and a day. :D i'm new you see, i don't have many friends :( - http://lydiam4y.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  50. Hey you!
    I was the same with the Barry M Gelly formula- I don't like it and it NEVER dries. I was waiting around for over an hour until I thought it was dry and then still smudged it when I eventually did something. So annoying- I love the Barry M glitter polishes though.
    Also, I like the Revlon blushes. I have Pinched and Coral Reef. Coral reef is so so bright- It's red on. Not coral at all so do be careful if that's not what you're after :)
    I hope you're well,
    Laura xx

    http://www.lisforladybird.com

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  51. This is such a good haul! I need to try more MUA products they look such good value.

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  52. I love posts like this, they make me want to go and spend all of my pennies though :P Really want to try the botanics range. I treated myself to the Barry M glitter polish after seeing your post and I love it, I got so many compliments at work :)
    Love Holly x

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  53. I really want to get the Revlon cream blush, it looks perfect for summer! :)

    www.lustforlipstick.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. Can't wait for a review for the Botanics products! I'm definitely going to go check out the Maybelline cover stick after what you've said about it!!

    I would LOVE it if you would check my blog out and maybe even follow too? :D

    http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/pressure-to-be-perfect-hashtag-life.html

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  55. You've got some lovely beauty buys. I got the photoready cream blush in coral and it's such a gorgeous product. Can't wait to see the reviews about the John Freida too xxx

    loveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  56. I agree with the Barry M polish bit. I was underwhelmed too. Mine was so sticky, and gloopy, so I'm glad its not just me!
    xx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  57. Gorgeous post, love the Barry M nail polish colours

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  58. Impressive haul! Garnier summer body is one of my favorite gradual tanners - I'll be using it loads as summer (hopefully) approaches! :)

    Catherine x

    http://glitzydiamonds.blogspot.co.uk/

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