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!!!

BOOTS

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. 

KURT GEIGER

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!

SPACE NK

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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18 comments

  1. Awwww I really enjoyed this post and I am totally dying to see what's in the Space NK gift box. You are so lucky to have an amazing husband who does such beautiful things for you and of course, you have to celebrate him. I love your hauls as you know and I love your pictures too and blog and products and everything......hahahahaha...xx

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    1. Awwwww LIV! You are the absolute best!!! You always know just what to say to make me smile and also to make me strive harder to be better. Thank you!!!

      I am truly blessed! He's amazing, and I can't wait to share with you what it is...xxx

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  2. Oh wow, you got so many amazing things!! Looking forward to your individual reviews. I keep saying I'm on a spending ban, and then I see something else I "need"!! :D xx

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    1. Hahahaha! Just for the record I don't ever recall you saying you're on a spending ban, and your hauls seem to oppose that statement too! ;) love it really!! xxx

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  3. Omg I've been following you in Instagram for months, how did I not know you had a blog??? Anyways fab post, looks like you took full advantage of online shopping. Love the una Brendan cleanser 😻 xx

    Fi | www.fislittleblog.com

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    1. Hi Fiona, indeed I do have a blog but its probably because I only returned to blogging a month ago. I was pretty much only on IG all these past months. Haha! Welcome!!! Oooooh I can't wait to try the cleanser. I haven't hated a single thing I've tried from the brand yet so yay! xxx

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  4. You got such amazing things.. especially loving the bag! Can't wait to see what's in the Space NK box x

    Thahira's Thoughts

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    1. Thanks lovely. Isn't the bag such a bargain? You probably need a suitcase now that you're in uni ;) haha! I know, too excited to share it with youxxx

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  5. I will get so carried away myself if I start looking at the NYX collection on Boots, Antwerp is a lovely shade! Aww that Space NK is really cute :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. I know! It's so great that we have it at Boots now! I can't wait till they expand the range. Thanks lovely xxx

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  6. That is a lovely haul :) I have been spending like crazy lately, definitely need to on a spending ban soon! LOL! I've never tried anything from Super Facialist, need to have a browse :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Thanks lovely, but I deffo need to reign in the spending now!!!

      Oh you must! They offer some of the best skincare for that price range I say! xxx

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  7. Oh my, that's an impressive haul! I was umming and erming over the bold metals collection while it was the star gift on Boots website, but decided against it, and purchased the Nanshy Luxury set instead... 18 brushes for the same price as 3 RT ones! I'm trying to be more money savvy haha xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I know, I know! They are pretty much just an aesthetic purchase, not sensible at all. That's why I've put it off for so long. Nanshy brushes look amazing ;) xxx

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  8. Those brushes look soo gorgeous! I've been so reckless with my spending recently and I'm currently waiting for the h&m balmain collection to come online so I can make a cheeky order ;) xx

    http://www.perks0fbeingnazia.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh nice...I can't wait to see what you pick up ;) xxx

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  9. The Real Techniques set is such a bargain! I only picked up one of the NYX soft mattes but I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on the others to get some ideas ;) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Couldn't resist the bargain...lol! Yeh I clearly went a little crazy by ordering 5 when I hadn 't even tried it :) xxx

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