Sunday, 7 February 2021

Beauty Spend Report | January 2021

 

fenty beauty nars haul

I almost made it through January with no beauty purchases but I caved when Boots did a payday offer with 20% off and I thought treat yo’self. With that thought, I decided I might also try to turn this into a blog series and spending diary for myself this year! I have done something similar in the form of my Try not to Buy hauls but it’s been literal years since I last did one and I didn’t go into details on pricing or anything. Since I try not to buy anything full price I’m going to try keep track of my savings and spending with these spend reports – I’m also hoping there won’t be one every month! 

 

nars soft matte foundation deauville

The product that started this haul off was the NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation in Deauville. It’s been receiving rave reviews and curiosity got the better of me. I kicked myself after Christmas as this had 20% off and I didn’t pick it up then I had regrets so I patiently waited for another offer and Boots delivered! Full price this is £28 but with 20% off it was £22.40 and I actually used my advantage card points to pay for this so it was guilt free! I’ve been using this all week and I have to say my first impressions are very good – I think I will do a full review after I have tried it for a while longer but it was points well spent! 

 

nars afterglow balm fast lane orgasm

I then did a separate order – side note – it is so annoying you can’t part pay on Boots with points and you can’t use gift cards either! This order consisted of the NARS Mini Afterglow Lip Balm Duo in Orgasm and Fast Lane which is now out of stock and I wasn’t expecting it to be in stock for me either but I saw it because was sitting in my saved for later from Christmas and had a third off in the January sale so instead of being £20 was £13.33. I already have the shade Dolce Vita and love it and I am using balms a lot more than lipsticks at the minute so was happy to pick these up! 

 

fenty skin startr kit

Next up, a gloss that has been on my radar for ages and again while it was 20% off I thought I would take the opportunity to try it! I find Boots more regularly do 15% off Fenty rather than 20% and while it’s not a massive difference it’s all money! I picked up the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb in Fu$$y and one of the newer cream versions too – the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Colour Drip Lip Cream in Fenty Glow. These are both £17 full price but £13.60 with the discount. Finally, the Fenty Skin Start’r Set dropped into my basket. It contains minis of the Total Cleans’r, Fat Water and Hydra Vizor and is £32 full price and £25.60 with the 20% off. I thought these minis were a bit bigger so I’m annoyed as the price does still seem quite steep for the size but hopefully they are good and will be worth the money! Love the cardboard packaging too! 

 

fenty beauty cream gloss bomb

 

fenty beauty cream gloss bomb

As well as the 20% discount, I also had a £5 off voucher I was pleasantly surprised that worked so my total for this haul was £61.13 instead of £114 which I was pretty happy with! I used TopCashback to shop too which sometimes takes quite a while to clear but is pending 56p and 73p for these two transactions (let me know if you want a referral link)! I used to use Ebates as well when I lived in Canada which is the same idea and got cashback through my online shopping!

 

I have a really old blogpost on the Best UK Beauty Sites and how to save money that I would like to do an updated version of this at some point this year but most of the content is still relevant if you are also looking to save on your beauty spending this year! I can’t wait to try out everything here so let me know if there is anything specific you want to see a review on! I always post more pictures on Instagram so do come over and say hello there too! Did you make any makeup or skincare purchases this year yet?

 

Danielle xx

 

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34 comments

  1. You pick such a beautiful products for yourself. I like these shades of Fenty and Nars lipsticks.

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  2. I love this haul! I really want to try the NARS foundation as well as the Fenty Skin products. I can't wait to actually purchase them myself but for now, I really loved reading and seeing them in this post!

    xoxo Simone | https://beautymone.com

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    1. Thank you so much Simone! I hope you get to try soon! xx

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  3. i want to try all these !!
    shy - https://www.shyyshianne.com/

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  4. Great beauty haul. I would like to try the Nars lip balms at some point.

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  5. Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing.

    Infinitely Posh

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  6. Everything you got seems amazing and shopping at sale time is the best time! I've been really interested in that foundation too, so I'm looking forward to seeing if you like it or not. Fussy is my fave gloss, it's so good!!xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. My first impressions are so good! I can't wait to try it out when my skin goes back to normal too! xx

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  7. It annoys me that you can't use vouchers on Boots too. I have a basket full of products, but I'm not buying them as I have vouchers, so they can wait until I get out again! Fab haul - love the Fenty glosses x

    Beautylymin

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    1. It's the worst! My local Boots is so small too so if i used my vouchers it would be on something boring like vitamins and i want it to be on good makeup haha xx

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  8. It's so annoying you can't use part points, Superdrug really is superior in the points game tbh haha I've wanted to try those fenty lipglosses for ages, they look so plumping and juicy! xx

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    1. So much better! my voucher is burning a hole in my pocket! xx

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  9. I love Fenty Gloss Bomb! I love Fu$$y, it's so nice on my lips. That Nars lip balm though, so pretty xx

    lenne | lennezulkiflly.com

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    1. The afterglow balms are amazing! I have Dolce Vita too and it is the prettiest shade! xx

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  10. You were good with your January spend! Foundation sounds really good and I can’t wait to try it. I have over £25 in my boots card and have £70 gift cards which I’m looking forward to spend! Fenty and Nars... wait for me!

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    1. Love some guilt free spending! So annoying that vouchers can't be used online! xx

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  11. Wonderful haul here, Danielle and yes to saving money while shopping! These days I am all about discount codes and sales hah! Really curious to hear your updates about Fenty Skin & Nars foundation xx

    Naya
    www.nayatilly.com

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    1. Thank you Naya! I feel personally victimised if I ever have to pay full price for anything haha xx

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  12. Such a great haul! I really want to try that NARS foundation now - I've always loved their blushes and bronzers but never ventured out to their foundations!

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    1. Oh you have to try! Sheer Glow is a longtime face of mine from thiers too and I love their blushes and bronzers too! xx

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  13. I loved reading this haul/beauty spend report. I got on well with the Fenty Skin range and I think you will too. The moisturiser/SPF is wonderful - it's one of the best SPFs I've used. I'm also in love with the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream so I'd love to see a full review!

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    1. Thank you so much! i am sure they will pop up again soon! Can't wait to try the SPF out properly! xx

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  14. All of these products seems amazing. Thank you for sharing and enjoy using them.

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  15. Omg these are all so stunning. The fenty set and the nars lip products.😍
    I haven't bought any new make-up yet. Still using last years 🤣

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  16. I am very curious about the full NARS Soft Matte Complete review 💛💛

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely do one in a few months once I am off my skin medication! xx

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