Collective Haul – January 2016

I’ve done a few little online shops, a visit to my local department store, TK Maxx and swapping something that I got for Christmas so thought I would just round everything up together.

Tony Moly Mask Set – 11 Sheet Masks


I recently did a face mask friday post with a Tony Moly mask and said I wanted to try more. Someone mentioned they’had bought the full set on Amazon for a fraction of the cost of buying them singularly. I think this will keep my FMF series going for a little while!

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Nautral in Medium Golden


If you saw my what I got for Christmas post then you would of seen that I received Soft and Gentle highlight which I’d only just bought in December so my need for another was completely unwarranted. I went and swapped it for skin finish natural in Medium Golden, when I had my makeup done at the start of December in MAC, the MUA used this as a really subtle contour and I loved it so had it on my list to get. Given it was the same price it was a straight swap so all was fine. I know what I want to spend my voucher I got from MAC on but my local store doesn’t stock what I’ve eyed up and it’s out of stock online so I’m patiently waiting with it burning a hole in my pocket.

Guerlain Nail Polishes – Nuit Mervellious & L’Berre Bleue


I went into my local department store which I haven’t been into in probably about a year. They always do decent discounts on past LE items from designer makeup brands and that day was no exception. I picked my first ever bits from Guerlain with 2 nail polishes reduced from £18 each down to £9.50 – Bargain. I couldn’t believe my luck in finding Nuit Mervellious as it was from their Christmas 2015 collection, it’s a gorgeous bright violet shimmer with a slight blue multichrome hue. L’Berre Bleue is named after one of Guerlains iconic fragrances – it’s a gorgeous raspberry red and in the bottle I notice a very very fine silver shimmer that’s been impossible to pick up on camera. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect raspberry shade since I started wearing polish but have never found one which is both a perfect shade as well as long-wearing, hopefully this will be it.

OPI DS Mystery


Another department store discount I snapped up! This is a gorgeous blackened purple with flaky champagne gold glitter scattered throughout. I don’t have many DS polishes from OPI – I think I just have one, DS Original (which cost me an absolute fortune as it was discontinued!). So I’m looking forward to trying this shade out. This was reduced to a fiver, the swatches online of this look really pretty it’ll be what goes on next on my nails!

Liu Jo Perfume – Scent of Liu Jo


I also bought this from Amazon. I spotted this perfume in duty free whilst we were in Italy but it was really expensive. I know little about Liu Jo, other than I bought myself some sunglasses in Duty free when we went to Egypt – but I have never seen it in stores here. I really loved the perfume so researched it when I got home, I’ve had it in my amazon basket since and noticed it had dropped £10 since I last logged in so I snapped it up. £25 for 30ml wasn’t too bad, and it’s not easy to find. Admittedly I couldn’t remember what it smelt like, but I knew I must have liked it enough to remember to research it and find it when I came home and I’m glad I did because it’s beautiful. It’s very floral but what I like about is that you can smell lots of different floral notes separately in it and it doesn’t just blend into one big smack in the face with a bouquet. Some of the notes are listed as Cardamon, Lemon, Violet, Jasmine & Fig. This is perfume I’m debating keeping for my wedding day and honeymoon and it’s a great size to take away – I like the idea of wearing something new (as fragrances always take me back to a time and place in an instant), and it’s a perfect spring summer perfume.

Eylure Lashes


I picked up a couple of packs of these in my local supermarket as they were being discontinued from the store (maybe everywhere I’m not sure), and had been reduced from almost £6 to £1.40. I don’t wear lashes very often at all, but I swiped up a couple of pairs whilst they were cheap as I have things like Hen Parties coming up where I may be more likely to want some!

Too Faced Selfie Powders


I stopped into TK Maxx to try and get a new dog bed after Dex & Charlie went into kennels for a night and re-emerged having destroyed one of their beds. I’d been talking to Sophie a few days before about TK Maxx never having Too Faced in my store and it naturally made me want to take a look at the makeup selection. I was so lucky, there was clearly a fresh arrival of unswatched makeup. They had the Too Faced Selfie powders which I’ve been intrigued about – but heard mixed reviews about, and the fact they were unswatched meant they went straight with me to the till.

Bareminerals Quad in The Good Life & Duo in The Big Debut


I absolutely love my Bareminerals Quad I got last year and when I spied another and a duo I swiped them both up. The Quads are normally £29, and it was £6.99 – the duos are £20, but was £4.99. I’ve seen these a few times before in store but they’ve either been swatched or they’re just not my colours. Both of these look up my street!

Converse Sunglasses


 I also picked up a pair of sunglasses that caught my eye in TK Maxx – and they were a bargain, only £9.99! I’m going to put these by and save them for my honeymoon so I have an unscratched pair to take with me as I always seem to manage to. Cat eye shaped glasses are by far my fave and I’m in love with these! They had a Marc Jacobs case because you just pick your own in TK maxx and there were no matching converse ones (or actual sunglasses from Marc Jacobs!). I actually liked this one in particular because it wasn’t very deep and chunky.

Have you tried anything I picked up before? Is there anything here you want to see pushed to the top of the review pile? I’m slightly overwhelmed with products at the moment!


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  1. sophieinwonderlandxo
    January 24, 2017 / 7:26 am

    I can’t wait to hear what you think about the selfie powders! You got so ljcky

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      January 24, 2017 / 7:26 am

      Lucky haha * xxc

  2. January 24, 2017 / 8:59 am

    I always look at buying the full set of Tony Moly masks so I can’t wait for a review on each one. The tomato one sounds very interesting. You get such great bargains at TK Maxx. The store near me is the worst xx

    • January 24, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Mine is really hit and miss – often they have great products and I open it to see that someone has swatched it in the most disgusting manner! You just have to respect the makeup in TK Maxx, no swatches – think the area should be manned by beauty security guards personally

  3. Covet Luxe
    January 24, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Them sunglasses are so pretty! TK Maxx is so good for bargains! Xx

  4. January 24, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Great post! I always say that I should look more carefully into the TK Maxx make up section and I always forget! After reading your post I will make sure I do next time I’m there!!!!xx

  5. Claire Talks Beauty
    January 24, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    i love bare minerals quads . the colors are beautiful and basic to have 🙂

  6. January 24, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Fab deals! I can’t seem to find those Guerlain polishes around anymore – maybe they’ve switched over entirely to the La Petite Robe Noire line. I wanted L’Heure Bleue (my fave frag) when it came out but was disappointed it was red. LOL!

  7. January 24, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    The packaging for the Liu Jo is so elegant!
    Can’t wait to hear your thought on Selfie Powders 🙂

    • January 24, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      It’s such a pretty bottle, that little gem dangles too! Looking forward to trying out the selfie powders too, haven’t worn makeup all week pretty much but as soon as I next do I’m trying them out!

  8. January 24, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Sigh, optical illusions much! Marc Jacobs for 9.99, I’d shit my pants! 😛

    • January 24, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      I know! I shouldn’t have said no one would have noticed the converse logo in thw corner! I almost bought some balmain ones for 24.99 but I actually liked these ones more!

  9. January 24, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I love MAC MSFN! One of my favourite pressed powders of all time. Sephora makes one that’s identical called MicroSmooth Baked Foundation Face Powder. Price-wise, they’re similar per gram but when Sephora has the VIB sale, it makes it cheaper than MAC’s.
    And oooh those Guerlain polishes are gorgeous. I remember that collection from 2015 – that was the year they had the Meteorites with the white star shapes. I almost broke my No-Buy to purchase that – luckily / sadly for me, every place I went to check, they were already sold out! Guerlain polishes have a great formula and I really like their brush too.
    Nice score on more bareMinerals eye shadows!

    • January 24, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      I love the brush on the Gueralin polishes! I wrote up a review on one of them today and said I really liked the brush size & shape!
      The BM shadows were an absolute bargain!
      Ahh man that MSF-alike sounds great. Next time I’m thinking about making a sephora order it might get in my basket!

  10. January 25, 2017 / 2:21 am

    Love the sunglasses! They are so beautiful!! This post really makes me want to dig out DS Mystery and wear it! I always forget about it, but it is a lovely, vampy shade!

    • January 25, 2017 / 9:09 am

      They’re gorgeous, they look way more expensive than what I paid for them! I’ve worn DS mystery once so far and really liked how it looked, that off black purple is really unusual colour base + all that gold glitter, gorgeous!

  11. January 25, 2017 / 3:56 am

    Ooo I’m really curious about those Guerlain polishes, have never seen anyone talk about them!

  12. Valerie Nguyen
    January 26, 2017 / 5:15 am

    I recently ordered some of the Tony Moly sheet masks and have yet to try them! Thanks for reminding me that I have them. x

      • Valerie Nguyen
        January 27, 2017 / 3:54 am

        I’m so bad, I do this with a lot of products! I’m always excited to buy them and then forget about them a week later haha.

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