Beauty Bakerie seemed to have come from nowhere and took the beauty world by storm. Their Lip Whips were the first thing to catch my eye as all over Instagram there were videos of people trying to wash swatches from their arms but they were going nowhere. I absolutely love the style and concept of the brand, it’s so cute but extremely clever. It’s one of those ideas that you can’t believe someone hasn’t come up with sooner. All the product names and packaging are, no suprises here, bakery related. So you’ve got the Flour setting powder, BROWnies eyebrow gel, Sprinkles glitters and the GELato gel eyeliners. But the first products I had to get my hands on were the So Icy Illuminators.
If you follow me on Instagram (I mean, if you don’t…you should do so here) you might have seen me hauling the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette in my recent Instagram Stories. You will also have heard my excitement at finally having my hands on this palette. It’s definitely one I’ve had my eye on since it launched last year but couldn’t fully justify buying as it wasn’t different enough from anything else in my collection. But you know how it is, the January sales start, you’ve got some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket, the stars align and you splurge #NoRegrets.
I hadn’t consciously planned on sharing gift guide posts, but with this post and my recent Glamglow Supermud Gift Set post (read it here) it seems to have fallen perfectly in line with Christmas shopping time. Except the truth of the matter is, I bought these for myself and not with anyone else in mind #sorrynotsorry.
I was browsing on Debenhams recently, as I had some store credit from some returns and was feeling like treating myself. I picked up the Nails Inc. Sparkle Like A Unicorn nail duo (featured in this post), a replacement MAC Extended Play Gigablack mascara (which is the ONLY mascara I will use on my lower lashes) and then started looking at the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. You might have seen in my Most Worn Liquid Lipsticks post (read it here) that I featured Bow n Arrow by KVD and given how much I love the formula I wanted to try some more shades. Then I spotted the Mini Lipstick Set.
Last week, my skin started to break out like crazy, particularly around my jawline. It didn’t feel like a reaction to anything, just my unhealthy lifestyle mixed with hormones seemed to explode on my face. This coincided with me hitting £50 in Boots Advantage Card points so I went online to find some luxurious skincare goodies to try and attack the blemishes.
I have wanted to try the Glam Glow masks for the longest time and thought now would be a good time to try the Supermud mask as it’s supposed to be very effective at clearing problem skin. I found the full size Supermud mask for £42 (available here) and popped it in my basket. Then as I scrolled down the page to the “Customers who viewed this also viewed” section and saw a Glam Glow Supermud Gift Set and clicked on.
Another Glossier review in a sea of Glossier reviews might be superfluous (gold star for using that word please). I also did not purchase any where near as much as other hauls I’ve seen. But all that aside, I bought some stuff and I want to review it, alright?
The Kat Von D Alchemist Palette aka the ‘Looks Like Nothing in the Pan but Looks Amazing When Swatched’ palette – but I guess that’s not quite as catchy. Back in July, I was lucky enough to receive some Debenhams vouchers for my birthday and I knew there was only one thing I wanted to spend them on. I can’t see it on the Debenhams website now though, so I’ve linked the KVD website here where you can see some awesome swatches (much better than mine!).
The palette cost me £25 which I actually think is very reasonable considering you can buy one highlight from some brands for that price. For something a bit special and unique, I definitely think it’s worth the money.
When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, in my opinion, you can’t beat Morphe for the quality vs affordability. So when their collaboration was announced with Jaclyn Hill, I knew I had to have it. After some Beauty Bay website drama on launch day, I did manage to order one. Now as you’d expect, the palette sold out straight away, hence the chaos on the BB website but I did think it was worth still sharing my review in case it comes back in stock soon.