Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Haul | Beauty shopping with the girls

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to meet in person two of my blogging friends Pam (Pam Stuff and Things) and Brenda (Brenda Busy Bee), they're as lovely as I thought they would be!
Three beauty obsessed women in one place? Of course there had to be a bit of shopping done :)
We met in Guildford which is a fantastic town to shop for beauty as there are all the shops/counters you might want to visit, all within walking distance. We were very excited to shop together, it was so much fun and I hope we can repeat that soon :)
I didn't have any shopping list with me, I just knew I wanted to visit KIKO shop which I've never been to before and Nars counter. I set myself a budget and then just went with the flow:)


KIKO was the first shop we visited after a bit of chit chat over a coffee and we spent there long time, debating over eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks, so many beautiful things to see, touch and swatch.
I am an eyeshadow junkie so, of course, I had to get some, but I decided to go for something a bit different from what I already have and bought two Water Eyeshadows, 213-Dark Slate Green and 219-Flamingo Pink and Pigment Loose Eyshadow in 10-Light Taupe. I'm very impressed with these eyeshadows and can't wait to create makeup looks with them. I also decided to get one of Velvet Mat Lipsticks because the packaging is just stunning and the girls recommended them, I chose shade 602-Natural Rose and I love it!
Now I've got some KIKO products and had a feel of many others in the shop I will be definitely adding to my collection.


Then we visited Boots and Superdrug, I didn't have anything in mind but once we started wandering around makeup stands some products just jumped into my basket :)
How could I pass on the real bargain and not to get the Real Techniques Sculpting Set when it was only £13.99! And I'm so glad I got these brushes as they're really great and if you're wondering why bristles of the fan brush are yellow-ish, it's because I had to try it immediately after arriving home before taking any pictures :)
I've seen on Instagram that MUA released recently some new liquid highlighters and I wanted to check them out. Once we swatched them, the shade Oyster landed in our baskets because it's stunning and so affordable! Going with the glowing theme we three fall in love with this shimmering brick from Collection Gorgeous Glow in the shade 1. It's a gorgeous peachy pink blush/highlighter and a total steal!
Last but not least I decided to try the new range by BarryM and picked the Sunset Daylight Curing Top Coat and nail polish in I've Been Pinking. I'm yet to try them but I hope they will last on my nails much longer than a regular nail polish.


Then we visited different department stores, Jo Malone boutique where I've fallen in love with the Peony and Blush Suede fragrance and the super cute Kiehl's shop where I bought the Midnight Recovery Eye cream . The eye cream feels great and I hope it will make my under eye area look 10 years younger :) I also got a sample of the Midnight Recovery Serum and I'm really enjoying it.

As I mentioned at the beginning, the Nars counter was on my agenda because I really wanted to get the new All Day Luminous Foundation. I was matched to the shade Deauville which is quite yellow toned but after blending matches my skin perfectly. I let the lady at the counter to apply the foundation to my entire face, big mistake!, and I have to say that it didn't look good. While the shade is perfect, the coverage is great and it feels very lightweight on the skin, it accentuates any dry patches like crazy. I'm going now through a very strange phase with my skin which is dry, peeling and just doesn't look nice. But as I normally have oily/combination skin I decided to take the risk and bought the foundation. I've applied it couple of times at home using Beauty Blender and it still clings to dry patches and looks very un-attractive so I'd say, if your skin is on the drier site, stay clear from this foundation. I just hope my skin recovers soon and I will be able to use it.


So this is it, all my shopping done in Guildford, I wasn't too bad was I? And most importantly I sticked to my original budget which is great!
I know reading about beauty hauls is really enjoyable so you're now for a treat as you can head to Pam's and Brenda's blogs to see what they bought on Saturday as we decided to post our hauls on the same day as a form of a collab :)

Have you tried anything from the beauty bits I bought? What beauty products did you buy recently?

Dagmara
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43 comments

  1. Not jealous of you haul. Nope. Not at all. OK I AM ALL THE JEALOUS. Lots of lovely items there <3

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  2. It sounds like you had an amazing time together! I can't wait to see what looks you show us using the makeup and what you think of the skincare.
    Rebecca | The.Two Twenty Somethings
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  3. omg I want everything you bought! I can't wait to go makeup shopping on Saturday, this brush set looks so pretty!

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  4. You girls did some serous shopping, gutted I couldn't come but looking forward to the next one :D! So glad you finally got to try KIKO and I can't way to see what you bought in action. I'm also thinking of buying the Midnight Recovery Eye cream so I can't way tot hear your thoughts on it. I've also been looking at the new Barry M polishes so I can't way to see if they actually last longer on your nails x

    Beauty with charm

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  5. The Nars All Day Luminous foundation is one of my all time faves - you literally need a teeny tiny amount to go a long way.

    Holly x
    www.hollysbeautybox.co.uk

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  6. Was such a great day and I can't wait to arrange another one, also a pleasure to finally meet you and be able to just chat about everything :) We did some good damage in Guildford :p

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  7. Mademoiselle Lala20 May 2015 at 13:00

    I also got that RT set and can't wait to use it! :) Great haul!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  8. Wow, great haul! Hopefully the foundation will work for you when your skin settles down! xx

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  9. What a fabulous spending spree, I love girly shopping days like this :) :) I've been meaning to try some Kiko products for ages! Love the look of everything you picked up!


    www.stylesunrise.co.uk


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  10. Looks like you had fun and picked up some great bits! X

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  11. It was so nice to be able to finally meet you and I had such a lovely day with you two girls! Really looking forward to the next one :) I hope your skin gets back to normal soon so you can fully enjoy the NARS foundation. Have you tried it with a moisturising primer (Smashbox) underneath? :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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  12. I wish I could join you ladies, sounds like you guys had so much fun together! Great haul, Dagmara and looking forward to your reviews on them!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  13. Shopping with bloggers is a surefire way to do some damage haha. I'm definitely in 2 minds on whether I'll like the Nars foundation...

    The RT Sculpting set is amazing value, I grabbed it on offer too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  14. Ooh you got some lovely things! I've recently bought the Kiehl's midnight recovery serum with a sample of the eye cream. Not tried either of them yet though - good to know you're enjoying them! X

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  15. They both feel so nourishing! After trying the sample of the serum I might actually get the full size :) x

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  16. Have you tried the All Day Luminous one? I'm waiting for my skin to looks better because right now this foundation doesn't work for me :( x

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  17. It would be really lovely to meet you in person, Shireen! I wish we lived in the same country :) x

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  18. I've tried with primer nad just after moisturising my skin but the foundation clings to every tiny dry skin :( It was so lovely to met you too! Can't wait for the next shopping trip :) x

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  19. Thank you! We had so much fun shopping together :) Kiko shop was the highlight of the shopping for me :) x

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  20. I hope so too! Otherwise what a waste of money ;) x

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  21. These RT brushes are great and what a bargain! x

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  22. It was such a lovely day! Can't wait to meet you again :) x

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  23. Yes, it does give great coverage with a small amount! x

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  24. It would be so nice to meet you in person as well! We definitely need to organise another shopping trip and hopefully you'll be able to meet with us :) x

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  25. I hope you'll manage to get that brush set, it's so nice and great bargain! x

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  26. Thank you! It was so lovely to actually meet some of my favourite blogging friends :) x

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  27. These brushes are really nice, highly recommend them :) x

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  28. You picked up some great products, I love that sculpting set from RT brushes, use all three pretty much every single day :)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  29. Everything looks great!
    I need to get my hands on Real Technique brushed soon.




    Sarah @ Pretty Gloss ♥ beauty, makeup & a bit of life..
    [New Post] Elie Saab Le Parfum | Resort Collection 2015

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  30. These brushes are really great! So glad I got them! x

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  31. What a fun shopping trip - you got some great stuff! I love Real Techniques brushes. I've never seen this particular collection of brushes, but I would definitely be interested in all three of them. That fan brush looks really nice!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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  32. Ahh, you picked up some great things, I really want to try the NARS foundation. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  33. The RT set was a bargain and all three brushes are great!

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  34. Oh I didn't know they replaced the Sheer matte with the Luminous one! After trying the sample of the Kiehls Midnight Recovery I'm very tempted to get the full size :) x

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  35. Thanks Julie! I can't wait for my skin to settle and try the foundation properly! x

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  36. The Kiko water eyeshadows are amazing I have four and love to use them wet as coloured eyeliners, they last all day like a gel liner xx

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  37. *I am so jealous of your haul! I wish I pick up some NARS!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  38. Nothing to be jealous of! You've just done some great shopping, lol! x

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  39. I will definitely try to use the dark one as eyeliner, thanks for the tip! x

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  40. This is such an amazing haul! Great picks. I've the same problem with my skin right now than you have, I have combination skin but it has been so dry lately and it's really annoying when you don't really know what to do. i bought the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate a few weeks ago and I'm glad I also got the little tester because it actually dries my cheeks even more :(.
    I especially like the products you picked up from Kiko :)x

    Anu | My life as Anu | bloglovin

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  41. What a shame about the Kiehl's serum! I had a sample and, to be honest, I wasn't blown away with it but I do like the eye cream :) x

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