Monday, 3 April 2017

A Try Not to Buy Haul #2

spending ban haul lorac pro palette beauty blender the ordinatu foreo

I mentioned a few weeks ago about my spending ban or my “try not to buy” as I prefer to call it so I’ve got a little update this week on what I’ve been buying recently and justification to myself as to why!

My main expenditure was on Cult Beauty as they had their infamous spring goody bag up for grabs last month when you spent over £100. I tend to add things to my wish list then when this offer comes around (usually every season) I have a splurge because the GWP is so good! I also talked a little more about what offers I like to wait for in my Best UK Beauty Sites and How to Save Money post a while back!

Standard! This is my favourite way to apply foundation and I recently opened a new one so this is my back up! It will probably be a few months before I open it but I didn’t want to waste money on something I don’t need and I know this will get used!

I loved my Foreo Luna Play that I got in my last Cult Beauty GWP and it was something I would never have bought had I not had the chance to try it! When the GWP offer came around I took the opportunity to upgrade to the rechargeable Luna Go! I actually haven’t tried this out yet because I still have some uses left in my Luna Play so I can’t say much about this yet but I have high hopes as I love the Play so much!

fairydrops brow wow wow liner natural brunette
Fairydrops Brow Wow Wow Liner in Natural Brunette

I’ve wanted a felt tip eyebrow pen for ages as I love my Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Pencil and wanted to try another one. I got this in the shade Natural Brunette and it’s got a nice fine felt tip but it’s very sheer and I find I’m usually happier when I top up with a standard brow pencil. I definitely prefer the Soap and Glory and it’s cheaper too for a double sided product!

Have a nosy at what was in the goody bag on my Instagram!

I can’t begin to tell you how long I’ve wanted this palette for and even though I definitely didn’t need another eyeshadow palette in my collection I couldn’t pass this one up when my friend asked if I wanted anything back from America a few weeks ago! I won’t go into much more detail at the minute because I’m going to have a full review up on Thursday about this but spoiler alert I LOVE it!

Boots Botanics Radiant Youth Hydrating Eye Cream
I can’t find this on the website at the moment but I picked it up because I ran out of eye cream and had a few pounds left on a gift card! I’ve used this before and it’s perfect for the daytime as it’s so lightweight and absorbs quickly but I do prefer something a little richer at night!  

ASOS recently had 20% off for St. Patrick’s Day so I took advantage and picked up a couple of products I’ve wanted to try for ages including this primer! The Ordinary are known for being incredibly affordable while not skimping on quality and I love the other products I own by them. I’ve been using this all week and I’m just not sure about at the minute, I love the formula and how it feels on my skin but I’ve been retrying a few foundations I hate so I think that is swaying my opinion a little – stay tuned though because I will definitely revisit with my favourite foundations and see how it holds up!

This was actually part of a Mother’s Day present for my mum but I wanted to include it because I will totally be borrowing it! I’ve only used it once so can’t say much about it, but it targets the signs of aging and textural irregularities and I have high hopes for it as I’ve been noticing massive creases in between my eyes because I squint so much so I’m hoping this helps!

Have you tried anything I’ve mentioned? What have you been buying recently?

Danielle xx

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  1. I really want to try the beauty blender! It sounds amazing and I'd love to try using it to apply my foundation. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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  2. So excited about yourr review on the Lorac Pro, had my eye on it for ages! x

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  3. Try not to buy - I love it haha! I want a Lorac palette so bad, it looks amazing. xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Better than a ban right? The palette is amazing, I have been using it non stop! Xx

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  4. Such a detailed review! Thank you! I really want to get my hands on some Ordinary products :) xo

    Editionemmagrace - Lifestyle blogger & style sharer

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  5. I've been trying so many different primers but haven't found one I love, do you recommend any? Everyone is raving about The Ordinary skincare at the moment, I need to get my hands on some! Liv x
    livslack.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. My favourite is probably the Laura Merceir one! Xx

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  6. I received a Beauty Blender in the post this week and I am so excited to try it, I've only ever tried dupes of the original so I can't wait to see how it compares.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. It's amazing! I find it so much so much softer and bouncier! Xx

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  7. For a 'try not to buy' it's a nice haul, haha! I've ordered the Foreo Luna Play as a part of my birthday present and I can't wait to try it :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. That's why it's not a ban! It's amazing you will love it xx

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  8. I love the beauty blender and the lorac palette seems amazing!

    Can we follow each other ? :) follow me and i'll follow you back! i promise :) bye!!

    http://sabriellee.blogspot.it/

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  9. I've been thinking of getting my hands on this Lorac Pro palette,it's so gorgeous.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  10. I love botanics, their products are soooo good!
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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  11. I love The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid and it'll be one of the few products that I will repurchase from the brand. I was supposed to be on a spending ban myself but it lasted only a mere couple of weeks before it flew out the bloody window. LOL!

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    1. Haha I know how you feel Shireen! I've already spent since I wrote this up too! Xx

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  12. I've always eyed up those Cult Beauty GWP goodie bags with envy, they look so incredible, and if you've got a few things you need/want to buy and have saved them up to buy all in one go then it definitely makes sense. I also really want to try some things from the Ordinary, including the Advanced Retinol, but I'm going to finish up what I've got first before buying anything new.

    littlehenrylee.net

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    1. You're better than I am! I always wait to splurge in Cult Beauty, they never seem to have money off offers so the GWP is the best way to get more for your money I think! Xx

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  13. I feel the same way about my beauty blender. I hate repurchasing it, but I always feel like I have to. Waiting for that moment when I discover something else!
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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  14. I've never tried a proper beauty blender, I mean, I've used the Real Technique one because it's much cheaper and I think it does the job. Do you think there is much difference between the two?

    Caterina | www.caterinasosso.com

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    1. I haven't used the RT one in years but I found a massive difference which is why I stuck with the Beauty Blender! Haven't tried any of their new ones though but I find the beauty blender to be softer and easier to bounce! Xx

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  15. Try not to buy sounds so much better than spending ban!

    I love the Lorac Pro & Beauty Blender. I think I'll buy a Luna Play because it sounds great! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I think so to! Love the Luna, so gentle! Xx

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  16. I've heard so so much about The Ordinary products, but I have yet to try them, and I know they can be hit or a miss and I'm always so scared when it comes to new skincare but they seem great for their price xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean! I've heard a few of them have broke people out but these 2 and the Alpha Arbutin and Niacinamide have been fine for me! Xx

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  17. You did pretty good for try not to buy :) You should keep us updated with the primer and how it wears with your favourite foundations, I hope it will be good! I recently noticed one annoying crease in between my eyes and whenever I look at the mirror, it is the first thing I see... I have that retinoid in my wishlist. First I should start using argireline solution, maybe it helps with it :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I will! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on what you got - you've made me want to try the argireline now too! Xx

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  18. lovely shades' color!

    The Fashion Matters- Travel & Fashion Blog

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  19. Hahaha love the name of this post!!!! I think I really want to get the Lorac palette as well!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. Glad you like ti! You should get it, it's so good! Xx

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  20. I love the beauty blender! It's def a staple. And I really like the ForeoLuna too.

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  21. Interesting products! Lovely palette! ❀

    Do you wanna follow each other via GFC or Bloglovin? Lemme know ♥
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  22. Don't worry, every now and again it's good to spend...hahah! I've been wanting to try a Lorac palette for ages, they was a huge hype around them and since it's died down I kind of forgot about them until this post! Looks like your getting on the Ordinary product bandwagon, there's only me left I think!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. The Ordinary is fab - I wrote about their Alpha Arbutin and Nicinamide a while back, great for blemis/pigmentation issues xx

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  23. I would definitely ask for a Lorac palette if I had a friend going over to the states. I am dying to try it!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  24. I am so happy for you getting your hands on the Lorac palette hun. Cannot wait for that review xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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  25. I've heard so many good things about 'The Ordinary' I really must get around to trying something from them!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush♡

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    1. Definitely do! I haven't used these much yet but I love the other products I have! Xx

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  26. I love that Lorac palette! It's definitely one of my favorite palettes in my collection. :)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  27. You have one of the best hauls I have seen this week :) Such gorgeous products here! http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/04/7-signs-your-beauty-addict.html

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  28. Love the Lorac Pro! The shade Garnet has my heart!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. I need to pluck up the courage to wear it! Xx

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  29. I love your post title! Haha. Lorac Pro is such a beauty! The Fairydrops Brow Wow Wow Liner looks very light. It doesn't look usable, too bad.

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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    1. I've set it upside down in a pot now and it's much better! Xx

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  30. Haha the title of this post is so funny, I ''try not to buy'' things too but 80% I fail. The Lorac palette is so beautiful, there was a time that everyone was talking about it :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  31. I love the Lorac Pro Palette so so much, I need to get on the Luna Foreo hype myself, glad to hear you love it! Thanks for sharing, Danielle, hoping you're having a great week xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks for reading Kiran! I love the Lorac palette! Xx

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  32. Just like you I bought to get the Spring Goodie Bag, but I managed to come over 100 GBP with just one item. Crazy, I know, but I just needed to have it.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Haha easily done! I always hold out for the GWP! Xx

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  33. I've been trying not to buy anything from The Ordinary for too long.. I think I'll have to cave soon haha

    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. I loooove Beauty Blender. I pretty much can't exist without it and feel somewhat paranoid about forgetting it somewhere (especially when traveling). I can do my entire face (well except eye make-up) with it and it always works! xx

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  35. Apart from the Beauty Blender, I haven't tried any of these. The Ordinary products are high on my wish list and that lorac palette looks beautiful too!!

    Sincerely Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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