Wednesday, April 8, 2015

March Purchases + Pick-Ups

Another round up of purchases and pick-ups are ahead – I used some gift cards in March and treated myself to a few new beauty bits to spice up my routine, and I’m quite pleased with everything I chose.
PURCHASES!
Sugarpill 'Midori'


Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette 'Colour Field'

I picked up just one product from my visit to Salon Melbourne, a Sugarpill Single Shadow in Midori which I’ve used briefly during the month. The green theme continued when I picked up the Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Colour Field with a Myer gift card I had left over from Christmas – I didn’t intend to fill my drawers with new green products but it seems my green nail polish obsession is transferring over to other beauty items as well!
essence lipliners - wish me a rose + in the nude


Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation


essence 'Good Girls Wear Peach' Blush
I spiced up my lip colour stash with more shades of the essence Lipliners, which are such amazing quality (especially considering the $2 price tag!) I now have the whole range since I picked up the last two – 11 In the Nude and 12 Wish Me a Rose.  I mentioned in my New on Shelf post that I finally nabbed the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation after failing to find my pale shade in Hawaii – so far I like the formula, but it hasn’t knocked the Covergirl Outlast Foundation off the top spot. The last makeup bit I grabbed in March is something I haven’t even swatched yet – bit of a fail as a beauty blogger, right? The essence blush ‘Good Girls Wear Peach’ from the Good Girl Bad Girl collection is quite pretty and I think that it will look gorgeous over a matte peach blush…even if they formula isn’t great I collect these limited edition blushes, so it will still be worth it.

PICK-UPS!
 

Sisley goodies!


Katy Perry - Killer Queen's Spring Reign


Rimmel Apocalips Matte Lip Velvet
Some exciting Sisley* bits hit my desk in March, and I am so pumped to have another of the fabulous Phyto Lip Twists* to stash in my handbag. A new spring scent came through to brighten up this dreary autumn weather in the form of Katy Perry’s Killer Queen's Spring Reign * (Mister and I are huge KP fans, she is a total babe!) I’ve also just started trialling the new take on the famous Rimmel Apocalips – the Matte Lip Velvet* version! I adore a good matte lip right now (bit of an obsession actually) so fingers crossed these adhere nicely to the lips.
The Body Shops Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask


OPI Hawaii mini pack
 
The press sample that has excited me most this month? The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask*! I love love love a good overnight mask (it was top of my wishlist!) and can’t wait to trial this one for the blog. I also squealed a little bit when the OPI Hawaii mini pack of polishes arrived – I think the juicy Aloha From OPI will be the first to hit my nails from this tropical collection.
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I received a few other bits and bobs that will be posted about in more detail during the month – so many lovely new bits in my stash right now and I’m loving it! I am currently lemming a new blush though (not a particular blush, I just really want a new one!) so I think that might be what I look to purchase in April.
What have you hauled recently?
-Emma x

*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.

 

18 comments:

  1. Ooh I want me some Katy Perry fragrance, Spring Reign looks so pretty. What does it smell like? The Hourglass palette looks gorgeous too :)

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    1. It smells nice and light, more floral than the red version for sure :)

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  2. OOh, I've always been interested in that Sugarpill shade! It just looks so vibrant and gorgeous!

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    1. I'm so happy to finally have it in my stash!

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  3. Love the Essence lip liners! I wanted to pick up Wish Me a Rose but they were sold out :( The Body Shop mask sounds amazing as well!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. The lipliners are such great quality, I was so surprised but so happy!

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  4. Oooh so many lovely things! I'd love to hear what you think of the matte Apocolips :)

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    1. I'm not the biggest fan of the original Rimmel release so it will be interesting to see how I get on with the matte version!

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  5. The hourglass palette looks gorgeous! Following you now :)

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    1. Thanks for the follow and for your comments, I appreciate them :)

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  6. That body shop mask sounds very interesting, I look forward to the review!

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  7. I've been hearing things about those lip liners, if you're on to it, I'm going to get onto it.

    The KP perfume looks fantastic, but slightly irritating - guessing it doesn't come with a stand? haha.

    M x

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    1. Seriously, get the liners Tilly, would look so good on you! I have 3 of the KP's now - they lie nicely on their side, all artsy like ;)

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  8. That Hourglass palette is seriously stunning! I've seen mixed reviews on the actual eyeshadoe formulation though, if its anything like its ambient powders and blushes, I actually think that formula would translate really well on the eyelids.
    I love a good overnight mask too! I'm actually nearing the end of the couple in my stash so would love to see your opinion on the body shop one :)

    Chloé⎪ status.chlo

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    1. It's super pretty isn't it? So different! It's pretty soft for a shadow, but I am really enjoying it. The two lighter shades are good day shades but I think Mister needs to take me out on a date so I can practise with the darker shades a bit more ;)

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  9. Ah such lovely stuff! I'm dying over here over your hourglass palette! I totally also would like to try that covergirl foundation! I recently have been keeping beauty purchases to a complete low in order to save up to spend on holiday soon!

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    1. Ooh a holiday where are you heading? We are trying to save for a holiday too it's such a nice thing to look forward to :) Paying off a mortgage keeps my beauty spending low too haha

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