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Recent purchases #24 featuring Clinique, Laura Mercier, BECCA, Oskia & more!





My birthday money & vouchers were burning a bit of a hole in my pocket so I had to buy a few things to tick off my wishlist & thought I would share the beauty purchases with you today. One of the great things about birthdays is that you receive emails with discount codes from sites that you have shopped on throughout the year so it is the perfect time to whittle down the wishlist! As you read his, I will be on a plane to Greece for a week in the sun and have packed some of these beauties so will let you know what I think of them soon!


I mentioned in my birthday pressies post that I had ordered the BECCA/Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, so that was the product that I was most excited to receive and it certainly has not disappointed! It looks absolutely stunning in the pan & I cannot wait to get it on my face, but resisted until I had taken photos! I think this will be used daily (nightly!) when I am on holiday! I ordered from Rose's Beauty Store and it arrived in less than a week so I would recommend checking them out if you are outside the U.S. and want to get your hands on this beauty.

Being the palette addict that I am, I bought two eyeshadow palettes (ridiculous, I know!) but I am still waiting on one to arrive ( it's over 2 weeks since I ordered it from Beauty Bay and I am starting to fear that it has been lost in the post because the orders usually take a week to arrive in Ireland). When the previous Laura Mercier Artist Eye Palette was released (I think two years ago), I really wanted it but missed out because it was limited edition so when the new version was released, I didn't want a repeat so I ordered it from Space NK  and I am in love with it. I actually think I prefer the range of shades in this one more than the original version and I am very excited to use it. The second palette is from Stila, a brand that I really love and I have had my eye on this palette for quite a while. It is from the Eyes are the Window range & it is the Soul version. I cannot wait for it to arrive.

The final make-up item is a Clinique Lip Pop & Primer lipstick. I absolutely love these lipsticks and this is now my fourth one! I chose Melon Pop this time and I absolutely love it. I know that we are at the end of the summer but this will be perfect for the next few weeks and Spring/Summer next year. It's a beauty!

Now on to skincare. I bought a back-up of my favourite cleanser: Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser. I have reviewed this cleanser here. I also bought a bottle of Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel to use for my morning cleanse. I used this last year & then moved on to something else but I did really like it so thought I would repurchase because I remember really liking it for my morning cleanse. I would definitely like to try more products from Oskia because I am IN LOVE with the Renaissance mask!

I bought two mini tubes of hand cream from Roger & Gallet: Rose & Bois D'Orange. I have used these before & loved them. I'm a big fan of Roger & Gallet products in general and think they are another brand that deserve more hype. They are tiny 30ml tubes but are perfect for my handbag. 

Finally (!), I bought another bottle of L'Occitane Amande Tonic Body Oil, which I love. This is my third bottle of this & my love hasn't waned at all. If I could afford to exclusively use L'Occitane Almond body products, I would! Maybe when I win the lotto! 

So that's the end of my haul! I am really delighted with what I bought & it's great to have ticket so many products of my wishlist. I have so many new products in my collection now between these and my birthday gifts that I don't need to shop for a while, although Too Faced Born This Way foundation has been calling my name since I tried a sample!

Have you tried any of these products? Do you get tempted by the birthday discount codes you are sent? I just can't resist, but I can't be the only one?!

Thanks for reading!

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