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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Forever Treating Myself

House of Fraser Beauty Haul

Hands up who loves a good haul? Me too, particularly if I'm the one that is doing the hauling ha!
There are so many things hitting the beauty counters lately that I really could resist much longer and ended up placing a fairly hefty order with House of Fraser last Thursday night. Cue yesterday morning when the bounty arrived and I couldn't hold off sharing. Basically the quicker I take the photos, the quicker I can play with the new products - it's a real blogger rule don't you know?

House of Fraser Beauty Haul

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette £22 - link.
I imagine the most asked question will be do you need both? In a word, no! I have yet to try Naked Basics 2 out but I will say that from the get go the shades are cooler in tone and if they don't turn out to be as chalky as others have said then it could become a staple in my make-up bag. I will admit that I purchased this on a whim and really to complete my Naked collection which is idiotic really. I will update with a full review and swatches as soon I have given it a whirl.

House of Fraser Beauty Haul

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray £9 - link
I own a good few of the Urban Decay facial sprays and do rather like them but for some reason I have never been tempted by the All Nighter version. Not so long ago Urban Decay launched mini versions of their best selling facial mists and at £9 it seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. I am really excited to try this out and although it won't be a product I use daily I do hope that it it prolongs my make-up wear enough that I can rely on it for nights out. Here's hoping!

House of Fraser Beauty Haul

DiorShow Iconic Overcurl Catwalk Eye Make-Up Kit £24.50 - link
Completely added to my online cart on a whim, I saw the dinky little eyeshadow palette and pretty much decided on the spot that I needed it. Now the palette and mascara are here I am not so convinced. The palette is too small to use and after trying the mascara yesterday I'm not 100% sold. Yes it does add a curl to my lashes but it smudges so, so badly after half an hour of wear I look like I have decided to take on Mike Tyson. At the moment I am not at all impressed by the formula.

House of Fraser Beauty Haul

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemonda £21 - link
I'm not sure this is the shade I ordered, I could have sworn I clicked on a beige typical me and slightly boring hue instead of Desdemonda. Now it is in my clutches I have decided to keep it and give it a whirl. Honestly the shade is bizarre - a purple tinged deep pink almost berry tone which reflects purple and blue. This could be a catastrophe waiting to happen or the start of a beautiful friendship. We shall see - on a side note does online shopping ever run smoothly when you are half asleep?

House of Fraser Beauty Haul

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigette £24 - link
I actually have two other shades of the NARS Audacious Lipsticks from when they first launched, for one reason or the other I have yet to post my thoughts. I think I will hold off and share all three shades in one review post? Anyway I am a little obsessed with Brigette Bardot (who isn't?) and her make-up style from back in the day and as this shade is inspired by such lady I knew it would be a case of sooner or later it will be mine. Well today is that day and I can happily say not only is the formulation beautiful but so is the shade. In my opinion it is the perfect nude for blondes!

Excuse me while I place my bank card back in the freezer where it belongs.






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23 comments:

  1. I love the original basics palette, I need to get round to trying the second one! xx

    Coleoftheball

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  2. Another good Nars lipstick/lipgloss is Dolce Vita ! I love that color it's such a great rose nude color

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  3. Oh gosh I need that Nars eyeshadow! It looks so lovely! Reminds me of Cranberry from MAC.


    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  4. makeup setting spray is something i so need. i can be sat still and my makeup will drag off.
    great post xx

    http://jadenewton-taylor.blogspot.comhttp://jadenewton-taylor.blogspot.com

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  5. The Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray is beautiful! I first bought the mini version then after that was done I ran out and bought the full size. It just seems to blend the makeup together seamlessly and make the skin texture appear more natural. I think this is a must have and I hope you're impressed!

    ✖︎™
    www.taymilstead.com

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  6. Desperate for that Urban Decay setting spray! That NARS eyeshadow looks absolutely stunning too xx
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love the look of the naked basics 2 palette, the colours are so lovely xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. You have picked some lovely products. I use the Urban Decay oil free setting spray its amazing x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  9. All your products look gorgeous, it is a shame that sometimes it is just the packaging you pay for and not the actual quality of the product. I really want to try the basics palette because I love the naked 2. Lovely post and glad you treated yourself.
    Love Charlotte xxxxx
    Scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Lovely products, can't wait to try the new urban decay basics palette! x

    www.lauraslittleloves.com

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  11. Love to look of the lippy and BASICS palette; for £9 thats a good setting spray so can't wait for the review!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I have a couple of NARS Audacious lipsticks and they are amazing! My favourite is Carmen - Selfrdiges's exclusive :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  13. Love your haul! I picked up the Dior set on a whim like you did too! I'm starting to regret it since it's pretty pricey for a mascara and tiny eyeshadow palette!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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  14. I'm the biggest advocate of treating yourself! You picked up some amazing things, the NARS shadow in particular looks super pretty.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  15. Love everything you have bought. I need to have a treat liek this lol

    Leonie ♥ IkonikBeauty

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  16. Ohh I hope I can pick up Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray soon! ^ ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  17. I am so tempted to buy that NARS lipstick! Rationally, I know that I already own about five different lipsticks that are similar in shade, but I can't help but want to add to the collection.

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  18. Great haul lovely! I used to love Diorshow mascara but they changed the formula I'm sure and it was never the same again. I remember going in Selfridges and the girl was trying to sell it as the best mascara ever and I swear she had 5 lashes it was that clumpy haha!!


    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com

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  19. I love the Urban Decay Setting Spray, it's amazing!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  20. I NEED your throughs on all nighter versus de slick! xx

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  21. Love a good haul post! Definitely will be buying the Naked 2 Basics soon, I love the original!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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