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Thursday 11 February 2016

Recent purchases #27 featuring Urban Decay, Sachajuan, Sarah Chapman, GLAMGLOW & more!

I have a mixture of products that I bought recently to share with you today. Some I needed and some I wanted and actually, for me, the lines between need and want are a bit blurred at times so all of the products could fall into either category! I have a some skincare & make-up and of course, being the palette addict that I am, there is an eyeshadow palette in here! So let's get started.

I received the beautiful Urban Decay/Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette for Christmas & have been so impressed by it that I knew I would have to buy the blush palette when it was released. It is absolutely beautiful and from the quick swatch I have done, I can already tell that I love it. The blushes are so buttery soft and pigmented. I think it's pretty good value at €42. Both palettes are limited edition but are still widely available so there is still time to buy them if you have taken a shine to them! There also lipsticks and lip liners in the collection, along with a brow kit, but I haven't bought any because I am trying to only buy products that I really want and will wear this year and I don't wear red lips often enough to justify buying any of them.

The other palette that I bought was totally enabled by the lovely Jasmine and Blanche! Both ladies featured it on their blogs and as much as I really don't need another eyeshadow palette, this one tipped me over the edge because of how stunning it is and how they both described how much they love using it. It is the Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Smokey Suedes Eye Palette. The fact that it was sold out almost everywhere made me want it even more so I am delighted that I bought it and am very excited to start using this! 

I bought one haircare item and that is Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner. I tried the Intensive Repair Conditioner from this brand last year & really loved it and ever since then, I have wanted to try more products from the brand so when my previous leave in conditioner was running low, I decided to buy this. I will let you know my thoughts in a few weeks.

Now on to skincare. Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of GLAMGLOW ThirstyMud mask, so when I saw the Gift Sexy Dazzling Hydration Set reduced in the Feel Unique sale (there was also a 15% discount code on top), I had to buy it! It contains a full sized pot of Thirsty Mud, a 15ml pot of SuperMud, which I use as a spot treatment rather than an all over mask because my skin isn't acne prone, a mini tub of ThirstyCleanse and a double ended mask brush. It has an overall value of €125, yet I only paid €46.32 for it. Now if that isn't a bargain, I don't know what is!

I've already told you how I dropped a bottle of my favourite Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster into a full bath with the lid off (so sad!) and I love it so much that I had to repurchase immediately. It isn't pictured here because I started to use it as soon as it arrived but when I was buying that, I also decided to buy the Liquid Facial Resurfacer from the same brand and I am very excited to use it & share my thoughts with you.

Finally, I had to repurchase a tube of Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Aid because this stuff is amazing! Hands down, the best lip balm I have ever used! It keeps my lips soft, plump and exfoliated. I haven't finished my current tube yet but just don't want to be without it! It came with a free Antibacterial Hand Balm in a 50ml tube. Always nice to get a freebie and I fly through hand creams so I'm looking forward to using this.

Have you tried any of these products? I'd love to know what you've been buying recently because I'm nosy like that! Please tell me in the comments below!

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