Collective Haul | Boots, Kurt Geiger & Space NK

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

makeup flatlay collective beauty haul including makeup skincare and handbag

This past week or so has seen me take full advantage of the ease and speed with which one can become poor thanks to online shopping. As we all know, it only takes a few swipes to browse and a few clicks to complete the transactions. So, I am now on a full beauty spending ban for the next month at least!!!


nude mauve pink brown nyx soft matte lip creams

It all started with the release of NYX Cosmetics at Boots which is great news for us here in UK who have been swooning after these colourful goodies for years. Yes we had a dabble with some of it when it was messily stocked at selected Next stores but there's just something about the convenience and familiarity of beauty shopping at Boots that makes it so exciting and ideal. I have my eye on so much more but opted for NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams £5.50. I will have to do a separate blog post about these with swatches in a seperate post so look out for that soon.

best nude nyx soft matte lip creams antwerp, abu dhabi, london, cannes, stockholm

I am currently obsessed with Super Facialist by Una Brennan and decided to repurchase an absolute favourite and try a couple of new items. Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil £10.99 is wonderful at taking off all makeup, including waterproof eye makeup, and leaving the face clean, fresh and bright. The delicious orange scent makes it a cut above the rest for me. I adore the Neroli Firming Illuminate Eye Cream and since it's on offer I got the cleanser from the same line. Super Facialist Neroli Daily Brightening Cleanser £7.99 contains antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and promises a more youthful looking face. I'm all for that. I am also running low on my current night cream and since I'm yet to try anything from the Probiotic range, I bought Super Facialist Probiotic Overnight Skin Recovery Cream £15.99. I will hopefully post reviews on these products once I've used them for a decent time.

Where Soap & Glory Heel Genius £5.50 is a complete staple product, Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials With Clutch Bag £64 is a complete treat purchase. Since their release, I have lusted after a piece of that shiny Bold Metals action, but just couldn't justify the price (I would rather just pick up some more Bobbi Brown brushes) so when I saw this gift set on the Boots site, asking for only £10 per brush, how could I not?!? The clutch bag looks adorable and is a nice touch. And to be fair, its been a long time since I bought new brushes for myself. 


This is going to sound outrageous to some and completely understandable to others - it's been almost a year since I last bought a handbag. I am of the outraged camp!!! Since getting my RM M.A.C.s last year, I haven't felt a void in that department. But those voids suddenly gape and well, I have a soft spot for Kurt Geiger in general, and their handbags always deliver a much higher quality product that you'd expect for the price you pay, so how could I turn away from CARVELA Kurt Geiger Frances Lock Croc Bag £69 (currently on sale for only £39) which just so happens to be a complete steal right now at £30 off?!? You should know I tend to waffle like that when I'm nervous and I'm nervous because I feel like I should've got it in black, and that I might not keep it even though it's stunning, and because I didn't really need to buy this at all! Lol!


I don't need to announce this because he already knows but MY HUSBAND IS THE BEST! I just want to fill my space on the internet with this proclamation because despite me having way too much makeup and an addiction that can't be easy to live with, my dear Hubby treated me to something very special and luxurious from Space NK this week. Some of you, that spend time with me on Instagram, will already know what it is. Since the Hubster is away for a while, I will be leaving this baby wrapped up and won't be opening it up until he returns. I really want to share that moment with him and he's spent so much money on it, I think he deserves at least that.

complimentary gift wrap service at space nk hourglass ambient lighting palette

I am impressed with the generous free samples that I got which include the much talked about Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, some Caudalie goodies and a Prismologie duo.

Have you been reckless with your spending recently? Can you please say something to make me feel less guilty...Are you also going on a spending ban of some sort? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me. As always, you're more than welcome to come and say hi to me on my Instagram.

Sal xxx | @ummbaby

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