Payday Treats | High-End Beauty Haul



There had been so many high-end beauty products I'd had my eye on that come pay day I was really to grab a few of them in the Debenhams 10% off all beauty Summer Event.

I do need to be a bit of a Debbie Downer for a moment though as I can't gloss over the awful experiences I've had with Debenhams. Out of 4 orders I placed this year they managed to mess up 3 of them and their customer service is absolutely terrible. If you're lucky they'll offer you a 'sorry' but don't expect them to correct their errors or prevent them going forwards. I've not even had a reply to my email almost a week later about them charging me for items they didn't fulfil in my order. Despite my local branch being the Manchester City Centre store, there's a pretty poor selection so I usually do click and collect. However I won't be in future. As this deal is now over, I don't want to recommend Debenhams in any way and House of Fraser currently have 10% off, I've linked the products from their site instead where possible.

So, onto more fun things: what I bought! I think I actually only spend about £30; I had vouchers, balance on my Beauty Club Card and also when you click and collect you get a £5 voucher to spend in-store. 

Of course I couldn't bypass Bobbi Brown, which is the stuff I managed to order online. I picked up two classic neutral products: the Blush in Tawny (£19) and Lip Colour in Nude (£19.50). Tawny is a warm brown matte shade I think will be a lovely everyday colour on me and Nude (I think the first ever lip product called 'nude' that's actually been one on me!) is a gorgeous caramel-brown shade. The finish of the Lip Colours is very creamy, there's the slightest bit of sheen but they're very pigmented. The formula is just gorgeous and with so many colours that are right up my street in the line, I don't know how I'll resist picking up more...

I then picked up some more discounted goodies in store. Firstly was something I'd been wanting to try for forever: the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 07 Rose Infinite (£26). Having some vouchers meant I was able to finally pick one of these up, as I've always thought the price was just too high. It's a sheer lip colour (you know how I feel about those!) in a nude-rose with the tiniest hint of shimmer. I'm not normally into that but it really isn't visible and works with this formula. Next was the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (£17.50). This hadn't been on my radar at all, despite the rave reviews as I'm pretty happy with my concealer routine right now. However I swatched it out of curiosity and the gorgeous, light, fluffy texture had me sold! I also think that with it being summer it's nice to have something a bit lighter to blend in with tinted moisturisers. I chose Medium-Dark Warm, which is a pretty perfect match to my skin tone, however I would've liked something a tad lighter to highlight under my eyes but one shade down just wasn't right.

Finally, I picked up two things with the £5 off vouchers as I had two and you can only use one per transaction (and it seemed a shame to waste them...) I've wanted to try something from this line for ages so I chose the Too Faced La Creme Colour Drenched Lip Cream in Pink Chocolate (£18). Too Faced can be a bit awkward to get in the UK so I was surprised my Debenhams stocked it, as they don't have bigger brands like Bobbi Brown and MAC. The formula is super-creamy and really pigmented with a slight sheen. Pink Chocolate is (you guessed!) another nude; this time a brown-pink colour (no kidding!) My second pick was the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Whole Lotta Honey (£17). It is, of course, a sheer lip crayon in a warm brown honey shade, which I think will be perfect for on holiday when I just want something subtle and easy-to-wear.

Did you pick up anything in the discount event?

 


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56 comments

  1. Some lovely products there, I do really want to try the Naked Skin but haven't gotten around to trying out the colours. Sorry to hear you had so much trouble with Debenhams, that's not good at all :(

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. I know it was so annoying! And I think it'll be great for summer with the light texture xx

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  2. Great haul - the new urban decay concealer sounds fantastic x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  3. I love this post! So dangerous though, as I tink you've made me want everything here! do they not sell Too Faced in the Boots Arndale Centre anymore?

    Nikita | nikitabatavia.com

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    1. Unfortunately it's been discontinued in Boots, which is a shame but in the Arndale store at least they clearly put no effort into maintaining the stand! :( xx

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  4. You managed to get a good bargain and everything you picked looks like it belongs to the same colour palette, but I love it! :D x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. Haha I do have a certain look I go for, I guess! xx

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  5. The YSL lipstick sure does look fab!! x

    http://www.shopstyle.co.uk/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=435183758&pid=uid6129-26471377-73

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    1. It's so beautiful, both the product and packaging! xx

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  6. I really want to try a YSL lipstick they look gorgeous! I hope you enjoy the UD concealer as you know reading my review i prefer to use it to highlight so i look forward to seeing your thoughts! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. The texture of it is perfect for highlighting! xx

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  7. I love how all of those lipsticks look so similar, but you know, who can have too many?! (:

    Blushhx

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  8. This haul has made me want to purchase so many products, but great post anyway!
    Sorry for your bad experience with Debenhams, I have never had any problems with them as of yet!

    Mollie,xo \\\ The Fashion Of Craft

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  9. Shame Debenhams are such a nightmare to order from, I have been tempted in the past but kind of glad I didn't now (thanks for the heads up). I can't wait to go and swatch the new UD concealer, it sounds fab. I also need to treat myself to a YSL lipstick soon, as it's been on my wish list forever now, the shade you picked up looks gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. It's so great and if you're going to spend that much on a lipstick it should be one you'll use a lot and this formula is so wearable! xx

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  10. I havent ever ordered from Debenhams but I certainly don't have any plans to - I've only ever heard bad things! I love the look of everything you bought - aren't the Bobbi Brown Lipsticks gorgeous, I love mine :) I'm really keen to try one of their sheer lipsticks next, or maybe one of the new Clinique Lipsticks xx

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    1. I wish I'd known everyone's bad experiences before :(
      I definitely think I will be on the hunt for more Bobbi Brown lippies! The Sheer one I have is lovely too and I also want a Clinique Colour Pop :) xx

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  11. You bought some lovely products. I absolutely love Rose Infinite!! And I have one of those Too Faced lipsticks and it's honestly so gorgeous!! Very good choices!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. I chose that shade in the YSL after reading about it on your blog haha xx

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  12. It's always nice to have a little splurge when you get your hard earned paycheck, hehe. I did some hauling myself this past weekend, picked up goodies from Marc Jacobs, Makeup Forever and Dior. :-)


    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  13. That blush looks gorgeous, right up my street! And those lippy shades, BEAUTIFUL!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. Aww sounds like we have the same taste haha xx

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  14. Hi I have nominated your for the sisterhood world blogger award which is on my blog go and check it out at www.brainsbrowsbeauty.blogspot.com I am very excited to see your answers.

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    1. Yeah I think it'll be perfect for everyday! xx

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  16. Such a shame about all the issues you've had with Debenhams! I've never ordered online and am a bit cautious now! I had no idea Too faced were available in Debenhams and I know it's definitely not available in my local store so am gonna have to order online! I've never even tried a Bobbi brown lipstick actually, they always look so glamorous! cottonandcandie xx

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    1. I know, such a shame! You can get Too Faced from Beauty Bay :) xx

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  17. I try not to order online from Debenhams because my mum has had so many problems with them too. Its such a shame! You've got such a great selection here, literally every single bit you've got I now want to try haha! Especially the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, thats just so beautiful!

    Eloise x

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    1. It's gorgeous, can't recommend it enough! xx

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  18. This YSL lipstick shade looks absolutely stunning :) I really really want to try one of these but I just wish they were not so expensive!

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah if I didn't have vouchers I couldn't have spent so much! xx

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  19. I love the sound of the Urban Decay concealer, it sounds like a product I should check out myself. I hope you're enjoying your payday treats!

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! Such a great texture and so blend-able! xx

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  20. Such a shame that you've had so many issues with Debenhams Jasmine, definitely made me think twice about ordering from there. In happier news, your products look incredible! The bobbi brown lipstick is so pretty :)

    Elle
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  21. I love me some pay day haul and I particularly love getting discounts on beauty items. It makes the dent in the bank account a little bit more bearable...xx

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  22. Omgosh your makeup collection is seriously swoon worthy! :) So good that you ended up paying just £30 for all of this! Sorry to hear about your bad experiences with Debenhams though, 3 out of 4 times is far from ideal :(

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Thank you lovely and yes, such a shame! xx

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  23. I tried to purchase that exact YSL lipstick today from HOF and omg. The woman roller her eyes when I asked if she had it and "politely" said no. Ugh. However it seems like you have had a worst time with Debehams than I ever had.

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

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    1. Ugh what a joke! I've also had a really rude assistant in Selfridges when I was going to buy something. Some people have no idea how to make a sale or keep customers! xx

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  24. I know how you feel. I went a Little cray cray at pay day too. I bought a MAC lip palette and a MAC eyeshadow palette, Too Faced selfie powders, Too Faced chocolate bar palette, Benefit brow products, Benefit porefessional, some IT cosmetics and some Laura Geller products... phew...

    Loevens makeup rambles

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    1. Oh wow! Laura Gellar is definitely on my list to try :) xx

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  25. You certainly like your dark lips. :) Beautiful lipstick choices, though. I bet they look lovely on you. I really want to try that new UD concealer. Had a look at it briefly in store once and loved the texture. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Thank you lovely :) and the texture is just dreamy! xx

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  26. The Too Faced lipstick shade looks wonderful. I am loving those sorts of tones recently. I love pay day treats too. That stinks that they're customer service is so poor. You would think companies would understand that customers pay their bills. :)
    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

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    1. I know right! And the Too Faced lipstick is lovely (thankfully, after all that!) xx

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