A Little Beauty Haul...

I've not had much money to spend on shopping recently, as I'm still waiting for a start date for my new job and I'm kind of coasting along. However I have found a few little bargains to share with you and also I've found a way of getting US shades of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos!


I'm not sure why, as I'm so lazy with applying it, but I've been on a Barry M Nail Paint hype recently! In the regular formula I picked up Vintage Violet (new for A/W14) and Mushroom. Vintage Violet is a really pretty purple shade, which is also a little muted; perfect for summer! Mushroom is a brown-toned pink, which I've been loving at the moment. In the Gelly formula I chose Olive, as I couldn't find the one I'd been looking for (Almond), which is a really pale green. (£3.99 per polish)

Boots are also giving out a free Showgirl Mascara (worth £5.99), which is new from Barry M, if you spend £7 or more on the line. This was convenient, as I'd forgotten to put mascara on that day and I was feeling pretty self-conscious! I chose the Extra Black Volume, but if I go back for the other nail polishes I'm after I'll get the Extra Lengthening one too.

I finally managed to get my hands on a Rimmel Provocalips in Make Your Move (£6.99), a dusky pink shade. I'm interested to try this gloss-tint duo. 

Lastly, a very exciting purchase for me! I picked up the entire Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Colour Tattoo Collection from eBay! It was a UK seller and I paid face value per pot and just £1.50 for p&p. It worked out cheaper to do this (as I wanted 4/6 of them) than to buy the single ones I wanted from the US. I'm such a fan of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo cream eyeshadows but my major criticism is that there just aren't enough shades in the UK. As a neutrals-lover this collection had to be mine! Here is the link to the seller, though they do seem to be running low, so grab them fast! (swatches/review coming soon)

Let me know what you think of my haul in the comments :) do you own any of my picks? Are any of them on your wish list?


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  1. Oooh I'm very tempted to get the caramel cool colour from those Maybelline shades. I already have all of the shades available in the UK and I agree there aren't enough available. Great post! xx

    Http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn1.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That one's my favourite too from just looking at the collection :) can't wait to try them as I love the formula x

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  2. Rimmel Provocalips have been catching me eye too! They look really lovely. So many great make-up products out lately! You bought some amazing things too. x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm thinking if I like the formula I'll definitely pick up some more shades, there's a good mix of neutrals, brights and deeps :) x

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  3. I bought the whole collection of color tattoo's now, they're just amazing shades! I love that seller so much xxx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. That's good to hear :D I hope their supply of these things never dries up as these are perfect for me! xx

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  4. Great haul! I love those three nail colours you chose - they're all so pretty.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Thank you :) might have to actually start doing my nails regularly now! x

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  5. I'm dying to try Apocolips - love the colour you chose!
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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    1. I'm loving Rimmel's lip products at the mo! x

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  6. Eeeep I can't believe you found the US Colour Tattoo colours on eBay, that's amazing! Definitely taking a peek at that link! Mushroom is one of my all time favourite Barry M shades too :)

    Alexandra ♡
    efflorescentdream.co.uk

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    1. Glad to hear you rate Mushroom :) seems like it'll be the perfect nude shade that will go with everything x

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  7. You smart cookie, I've been wanting to get my hands on the US maybelline colour tattoo shades for so long and I never thought of ebay, I completely agree with you it's ridiculous how few shades there are in the UK ;) xx

    EmmiHearts

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    1. I'm soooo excited to try them out! I was expecting to just buy a couple from the US, I didn't think in a million years I'd find a UK seller with all the shades :D x

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  8. Olive looks like such a pretty shade! & what a great find with the color tattoos - they all look SO pretty! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. I've never tried such a light coloured shade before, can't wait to give it a go :) x

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  9. Great haul! love the mascaras and the nail polishes especially the vintage violet looks like a lovely shade :)

    Melissa || www.vintagemelissa.co.uk x x

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  10. Very nice - would love it of you could check out my latest fashion post xo

    Aliona | fromalionawithlove.com

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  11. I have been wanting to try Maybelline color tattoo eyeshadows for soo long. Great post!

    Awkwardgirlx Blog

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  12. I love the look of those Color Tattoos. Definitely need to place an order :)

    JordanAlice

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    1. Definitely do! The UK doesn't have anywhere near enough choice in colours x

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  13. I've heard really good things about the Color Tattoos!

    http://mollyandstacie.com/

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    1. You should try them - perfect for when you can't be bothered doing fancy eyeshadow x

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  14. Great products love the color tattoos as well

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    xoxo

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  15. I wish they'd release the color tattoo collection here in the UK. Unfortunately, due to past experiences, I don't trust ebay sellers. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I don't think they will be doing unfortunately :( it's fine to get wrapped up stuff that's just a drugstore brand but I would never buy and mid-range or high-end stuff from there as it's full of fakes x

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