Makeup/Perfume/Cologne haul!

I had a little break from buying makeup for a few weeks, I want to say it was even a good month or so before I made a makeup purchase, as I wanted to save up for something I really liked and that would be useful in my collection. If you know me, you know I like to save for things and also that I take forever in making a decision on buying something. I am my mother's daughter and am very much a saver/smart shopper, but also my father's daughter in that when I have a little money set aside to spend, I like to get good quality products/things. I like pretty things but I wouldn't say I am very materialistic, I don't like to want/need for anything, and I'm not really one for shopping often, but if something stays in my head for a month and still has my attention, then I will occasionally treat myself!  :p This was the case with the gorgeous products below...makeup has become a slight weakness! :p Actually I feel like I have definitely been in a shopping mood over the past week! :p


So, if you are a regular to this blog then you will know of my love for Jaclyn Hill, I adore her! However, when she announced this collaboration with Becca cosmetics, I was 50/50 as to whether or not I would be purchasing it. I had heard so many great things about Becca before and, of course, Jaclyn's recommendations are always on point, but I wondered if I really needed another highlighter in my collection, as I already had The Balms 'Mary Louminizer' and I never really felt like it did anything for me, so highlighters weren't at the top of my wish list. In the end I got a tad excited with all the hype and build up for the launch and Jaclyn Hill's tutorial's and pictures using the product simply looked stunning, that I went ahead and caved. I have to say I am so very happy that I did. The product is unbelievably beautiful and just perfect. For me it is the most wonderful shade and I can clearly see it on my skin (compared to the Mary Louminizer) It gives this stunning golden, peachy glow and the moment I put it on, I seriously did want to douse myself in it. It honestly is probably the first makeup product that I have gotten so giddy over when using it, as it does all and more that Jaclyn said it would do! :) You can purchase Champagne Pop at Sephora! 


This happens to be another product that the wonderful Jaclyn Hill had raved about. After I finished my Makeup Forever HD foundation, I was looking for a foundation for special occasions and this one just looked so flawless on the skin. I got a sample from Sephora and fell in love with it. It feels like silk on the skin, honest to goodness, as light as a feather. As luck would have it, I didn't rush in to buying it from Sephora as I was travelling home to England the following weekend after getting the sample, and Debenhams had it there. Changing dollars to pounds or pounds to dollars, whichever way you look at it, it ended up being $15 cheaper back home. They even had an extra 10% off. Needless to say I was very excited and jumped at the chance of purchasing it while home! :) I adore this foundation. I don't like to feel like I have foundation on my face and this one is simply amazing! :) Ooh and to me it smells like Italy...no really!! Extra bonus points there! :)


I had heard about this bronzer so much over the past few months that I was eager to try it out. I loved the natural glow that it seemed to give in, another of my favourite Youtubers, Amanda Ensing's tutorials. It looked so smooth and natural that I thought 'yes please'!! :p I have yet to actually try it as I just bought it this past weekend and I'm still savoring how cute and elegant it looks without me sticking my brushes in it! :p Does anyone else do that? Let me know if you've tried it and what you think!


I talked about 'Fresh Cream' in a previous makeup post, as after years of not having a perfume and after my husband had told me to find a perfume that didn't make me smell like my Mother...Mum wears Channel No 5 and has since I can remember, it's probably my favourite scent in the whole world and anytime Kelly and I are having a nosy in the perfume aisle's at any given store, we will spray this and immediately feel happy and think of home...we found 'Fresh Cream' from Philosophy. For Kelly and I this is perfect. It smells liked whipped cream. It's sweet but not at all sickly sweet and anytime I'm wearing it my husband says I smell like cookies or cupcakes! :) The only thing is with the spray is that I don't feel it lasts very long. If I put my nose against my wrist then I can kind of still smell it at the end of the day, but you don't get as much of the nice air of fragrance that other perfumes give, like for instance when my Mum walks past and you get the lovely smell of Channel! :p I'm very nearly out of my bottle and wasn't going to purchase it again, however, when Kelly and I saw the rollerball version we got quite excited and had to get one to pop in our purses. Maybe this will be easier for a quick touch up during the day! :)


My husband has been wearing Giorgio Armani 'Acqua di Gio' since last Christmas, when we had fun trying to shop and find ourselves a scent...as you do!! :p As you know from above, I am quite picky with scents, but this one I really liked on him and it's been his cologne and one of my favourite smells for the past year! However, when accompanying me on a little Sephora visit one day he started perusing the Men's colognes and really liked the Versace 'Eros' pictured above. I made a mental note of the name as an idea for this Christmas. In Sephora they only had the big bottles of it and when I went home two weeks ago I was curious and made a trip to Boots to see if they carried a smaller version. That they did and I couldn't help myself, I tend to pick up little treats for him when I'm away as I miss him so much! :p I thought it would be great to try the smaller version just in case he didn't like it and wanted to stick to his 'Acqua di Gio'. Well I have to say he picked a winner! I love this cologne! I can't really describe it as I would have no idea where to start, but it just smells so good. So for all you guys out there looking for a new cologne, I'd say try this one. It simply smells awesome! I think it somehow smells a touch more manly than the Giorgio Armani one too, if that helps at all?! (Probably not at all...I'll work on that! :p)


I hope you enjoyed this makeup haul and my rambles today! Please let me know what makeup products you have been loving, or any perfumes or colognes that you can't resist, in the comments below! :)

Have a wonderful day!
Love Lucy xxx

2 comments :

  1. I saw the Armani one in Boots the other day but have yet to take a whiff. I am going to have too now.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. The Armani one is nice Angie but I LOVE the Versace one more now! They have that one in Boots too! :) Chris keeps laughing at me as I keep smelling him and telling him how good he smells! :p ;)
      Lucy xxx

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