Monday, 1 May 2017

A Try Not to Buy Haul #3


try not to buy 3 spending ban haul

I toyed with just calling this post a collective haul but technically I am still on my version of a spending ban even though it didn’t go so well last month! Anyway, here is what I tried and failed not to buy! 

I got an email from House of Fraser a few weeks ago with their current promotions and 10% off CT is too good to pass up! Especially when you can nab a student discount code too and get a further 10% off so I took the opportunity to buy two things I’ve had on my wishlist for the longest time! Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow isn’t completely brand new to me as I do have a mini version of it in my Instant Look in a Palette but you’ll know from this post how much I love those two shades and how I don’t really rate the blushers and eyeshadows in the palette.  Although I haven’t hit pan on that palette yet, I didn’t think I would get a better offer than this so I snapped it up and I’m so glad I did!

I also picked up the Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt Brush, another item that I’ve had on my wishlist for the longest time and come close to buying but couldn’t quite justify it. I’m such a sucker for money off promotions aren’t I? Again I’m so glad I have this in my brush pot now, I have nothing like it, everything else is a lot bigger or not as tapered and this is a match made in heaven with Bronze and Glow! I might do a separate post on these two because I love them so much!

skincare haul mario badescu shiseido body shop

I made a mini Feel Unique order when they had 15% off and bought the Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate as I loved the last Shiseido mini I had and read a good review of this on Naya’s blog as well as seeing Simone talking about it in her Instagram stories! I haven’t used this much yet as I’m testing a few other skincare items but I love the scent and it’s a very watery formula that is supposed to deliver moisture to the skin and leave it with a softer, smoother feel! I’ve enjoyed it the few times I’ve used it so I’m sure it will pop up again soon!

I bought The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF 50 last month when The Body Shop had their 40% offer on because I thought I had heard good reviews and I liked how lightweight it sounded. I’ve taken an instant dislike to it though because it smells like raw vodka when I’m rubbing it on my face so I’ve literally used it twice! I’ll try it again before deciding whether to pass on to my mum or not!

Beauty Bay was my next stop and with the introduction of a few new highlighters to my collection, I wanted to add a new brush! Ideally I would have got the Real Techniques fan brush because I have a feeling it would be a good size for my face and looks duo fibre so I could easily build intensity. However, it’s only available in a set and I already have the other two brushes. Instead I bought the Zoeva 137 Petite Fan Brush because I thought that though it looked a little smaller that the RT and I could work with it. How wrong I was, this is a lash separating brush which works fine when you have no mascara in but when you do it’s not strong enough to brush through! Waste of money!

To get the free delivery I also bought the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea as my Aloe Herbs and Rosewater one is almost out and whats one more facial mist in my collection. So far I’m loving this, its hydrating and calming and smells like my Gerard Cosmetics Green Tea setting spray!

yu ling jade roller medium review

Cult Beauty then did 15% off and I of course could not pass this up as they never seem to do them so again I went and had a look at my account wishlist and added a few things. I’ve heard good things about the Yu Ling Jade Medium Facial Roller and even though it’s expensive, curiosity got the better of me. My skin can be quite congested at times around my chin and I get hormonal breakouts on my jawline so I’m hoping this has a positive effect! I’ve using this most nights since getting and it’s a nice step in my routine, I usually spray a mist and then start rolling in an upwards motion and it’s very relaxing and refreshing. Will get back to you if it calms my skin down anymore! 

After my disaster with the Zoeva brush I picked up this Morphe M310 Large Soft Fan Brush and I’m loving it! I toyed with getting the Zoeva Luxe Fan Brush but it wasn’t included in the offer so Morphe won out! This one is a little stiffer than my other Morphe fan brush and its puts the perfect amount of highlighter on my face every time.

charlotte tilbury bronze and glow becca flowerchild

Lastly, I got myself the Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild which wasn’t actually on my list and I can’t  quite remember why I decided to get it but I am so glad I did! This along with CT Bronze and Glow have been the only products gracing my cheeks this week and I love it! The packaging is gorgeous and the blush itself is a beautiful peachy pink with subtle highlights and it’s really easily buildable. The formula is so smooth and I’m already looking at their other shades even though I shouldn’t!

There we have it, a very unsuccessful try not to buy challenge for me this month but one that’s made me feel great all the same! I feel like a junkie getting that next hit but I think I should be OK for a while now!

If you like this post you might also like installments 1 and 2! Let me know what you’ve been hauling lately or if you have tried anything I mentioned!

Danielle xx

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  1. Can't wait to see how the jade roller works on your skin, I've heard so many good things about it!! Xx

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    1. I'm absolutely loving it so far! Very soothing! Xx

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  2. I love Mario Badescu's products!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  3. That Charlotte Tilbury palette looks awesome! The packaging is to die for

    Beauty Candy Loves
     

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    1. I'm completely obsessed with it, it's perfect! Xx

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  4. You picked up some lovely bits! I really want to try that CT palette, it has been on my wishlist for so long xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thank you Hannah! I'm so glad I got it, I love it so much! Xx

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  5. Hahaha great 'not a haul'...I've also broken my version of a spending ban recently!!!
    Oh I love Filmstar Bronze & Glow and definitely will need to splurge on that beautiful brush to go with it soon. xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. It's ridiculous isn't it 🙈, I love the brush, definitely worth the splurge! Xx

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  6. Fantastic things! *o*

    I hope that you visit my blog and maybe stay for longer!
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    Kisses
    Elwira Charmuszko

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  7. I really want to try the Bronze & Glow palette but it's just so expensive! I have just ordered the dupe from Makeup Revolution to see how it plays.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. I'm biased but I think it's totally worth the splurge! Xx

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  8. Excellent purchases! Flowerchild is one of my all time favorite blushes. I use it multiple times a week and have the convince myself to use other blushes once in a while haha. You're going to love it!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. I absolutely love it Laura! I want more! Xx

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  9. Flowerchild looks so beautiful, Becca blushes are so pigmented!

    Beauty From Katie

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    1. They are! I'm absolutely loving it! Xx

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  10. You picked up so many good things! I'm technically on a spending ban, but last month I went a little crazy because literally e v e r y brand/website had a sale so I couldn't resist lol.

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. Then that is totally understandable! I did the exact same thing! Xx

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  11. 10% off CT is such a great deal! I've been wanting to try that palette!

    Have a great start of the week girl!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  12. That roller looks interesting.. Nice post dear!

    Xx,

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  13. That becca blush looks so so gorgeous :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  14. uhm how on earth did I miss out on this 10% offer!? I totally would have picked up that filmstar bronze and glow as well as it's been on my wishlist for as long as I can remember! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. Hopefully they do it again! I might pick up something else 🙈 Xx

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  15. I love how pretty the CT palette is. I can see why you had to purchase it.
    Simera |Beautetude

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  16. I do wonder if you'll every go a month or two without spending haha! That facial roller sounds so interesting, I've never heard of anything like it before
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  17. The CT palette is fab, isn't it?! I love the brush too! Great haul - I love the sound of that MB spray! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I am in love with both of them and can't believe I didn't buy them sooner! The MB spray is beautiful and hydrating! Xx

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  18. You have really picked up the nicest things!! I'm such a sucker for promo codes and offers too even if it's only 10% off :)

    Caterina | www.caterinasosso.com

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  19. I love body shop products, you can't go wrong! Lovely haul!

    Lauren x Huggled

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    1. I'm a little disappointed with this xx

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  20. This is amazing haul and i need to get CT bronze and glow, it looks amazing.
    GlamupGirls

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  21. I have that body shop spf too and I love it, it's so light! I hope you like it too and hold onto it! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. I need ti try it again and give it a proper chance! Glad you like it! Xx

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  22. No buys are so hard. I'm trying to do one for the month of May and already have been tempted a few times lmao XD But when there's a sale, it's just too hard to resist! The becca blush you picked up is gorgeous and I'm curious to hear how the jade roller works out for you!

    At any point in the day it isn’t unusual to find me browsing the latest posts on Into the Gloss or drafting captions for my next Instagram post.

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Ridiculously hard! I just want everything! Loving the jade roller so far, very soothing! Xx

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  23. I need to put myself on a buying ban.. but it's just so damn hard!! I absolutely love everything you splurged on - it's all so pretty and looks amazing!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Palette, that paired with the CT brush is to die for!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  25. For a 'try not to buy' that's a pretty good haul, haha!
    You really make me want that CT palette like never before and the brush seems perfection too!
    I have Flowerchild blush and I absolutely love it!
    I just bought the TBS SPF because of the 40% off as well, I've not used it yet but now I'm scared too, haha! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Hehe isn't it! I'm scared to use it too but I'm going to give it another go! Xx

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  26. It's a shame the Body Shop SPF had an off putting smell, I'm on the hunt for a really lightweight moisturising SPF, but this doesn't sound like the best thing if it smells like vodka! I'm dying to try this Charlotte Tilbury palette, it looks so glamorous and pretty!

    Tia | The 10am Blog

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  27. Love the look of the bronzer and the blusher too. x

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  28. My best friend has the CT Filmstar Bronze and Glow set and oh my GOD it's #GOALS! Completely agree that 20% is too good to pass up love; looks like you picked up some fab items!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  29. I am sooooo tempted by Flowerchild, I know many have raved about it! I plan to pick up CT powder next month, it's the only thing I really want from the brand.

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  30. The only way to stay sucessful on a spending ban for me is to unsubscribe from any newsletters, otherwise the promotions do suck me in as well.
    Oh, and I own the facial roller, but I always dorget to use it. It does feel good when I do though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. It's definitely an extra in my routine but I've been using it a lot and really liking it so far! Xx

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  31. Omg I think you totally failed trying not to spend but you got so many great things . I need to try that Mario bedescu spray and the roller !!
    X,abril
    The color palette

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  32. Oh Danielle, you are so so sweet! I am happy you picked that Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate; it feels a bit odd in the beginning (because it is almost like water) but the more you use it, the more you like it! Please keep me posted! And I actually adore this entire haul. Flowerchild is such a staple in my collection too, if you have Champagne Pop - try them together! Thank you and hugs xx


    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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