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Friday 17 August 2012

Collective Haul - Real Techniques, Revlon, L'Oreal, Essie, OPI, NYX & More

Hello My Lovelies,

I'm back today with a Collective Haul post, i love reading these type of posts and hearing everyones opinions on the products :) I havent done one in a while so though it was about time i posted up some new products i've been lusting over recently and had to purchase :) I will be eventually doing reviews on each products so keep an eye out for them posts if you like what anything i purchased in this haul :)

This is my 3rd attempt at uploading this post, for some reason blogger isn't co-operating with me. I did have a load more photos for this post but they weren't uploading, so i will be doing a full review on each product in the future to let you know what i think and if it's worth the purchase :)

Everything in this particular picture i picked up at a local Boots store.

1) L'Oreal Color Appeal Eyeshadow in #153 'Metal Plum'
2) L'Oreal Color Infaillible Eyeshadow in #015 'Flashback Silver'
3) L'Oreal Color Appeal Eyeshadow in #23 'Golden Shimmer'
4) L'Oreal 'Wing It, Gloss It, Nail It' FREE Gift
5) Real Techniques Blush Brush
6) Real Techniques Powder Brush
7) Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain #015 'Cherish'

To revieve the free L'Oreal Gift you had to spend a minimum of £15 on their products, so i opted to purchased 3 beautiful eyeshadows which i know i will wear. I've seen these being used a lot on youtube and when i saw the opportunity to purchase them i couldn't say no :) The Free Gift came with 2 Nail Polishes, a Liquid Eyeliner & a Lipgloss along with a few samples. 

I opted to purchased these 2 Real Technique brushes because i need them both in my collection as i almost have them all now. I went out looking for the 'Core Collection' but they were sold out so i got these two instead. I have a total of 4 now and i love them all, they are very soft and work well with all my makeup products. I will be doing some reviews on them in the near future. 

The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain was definitely something i went out looking to purchase yesterday. I have seen so many reviews on them and they seem lovely so i had to see what the hype was about haha I've been using it for two days now and i love it. The shade i chose was very natural and pinky which i adore and i think the formula has some kind of mint in to plump the lips because i felt something working and i could smell and taste mint which was a pleasant surprise. 

Everything in this particular picture i picked up at T K Maxx for an absolute bargain!

1) Essie Nail Polish #688 'Lovie Dovie'
2) Essie Nail Polish #636 'Blushing Bride'
3) Essie Nail Polish #472 (I Think, As Has No Name But This Number)
4) NYX The Runway Collection Palette #01 'Jazz Night'
5) OPI Serena Glam Slam Nail Polishes 'Pros & Bronze' & 'Love Is A Racket'

I still can't believe the bargains i found in T K Maxx, the store closest to me has just introduced makeup products so i always have a sneak peek just in case theirs something i like as they occasionally have some US products which you cannot get hold of in the UK. 

The 3 Essie Nail Polishes i got were an absolutely bargain, it was 3 polishes for £9.99 which is great because in Boots they are £7.99 each. I'm not sure whether they are Limited Edition or discontinued shades but i'm really pleased with them. I will do some more research on them and do a full review soon. These are my first Essie Nail Polishes believe it or not and i got all excited when i saw them on the shelf :D

NYX is hard to come by in the UK, i know they now have a UK based website and you can find the occassional item in a River Island store but when i saw this palette sitting on the shelf in T K Maxx it was as if it was fate or something. I have always wanted to try their eyeshadows and now i can :D yay! 
This palette was originally £12.50 but i got it for £5.99. Yet again i'm not sure if it is a discontinued palette but i will do a full review soon. 

These OPI Nail Polishes are for my Mum but i decided to put them in this post anyways :) we are huge OPI & China Glaze lovers so when we saw this Mum was like 'Right, we'll get that too then' haha was hilarious at the time. We love a good ol' bargain when we can find them :D I believe this was a Limited Edition collection for a few years ago so it's always nice finding Limited Edition items around :) This was originally £20.60 but we got it for £9.99

Hope you liked this quick post! I should be posting again later on about my Giveaway!! If not tonight then definitely tomorrow my lovelies :D If you have any questions or any requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :) i love hearing from my lovely followers :D

Lots Of Love



  1. i picked up the nyx pallette to! the shadows are gorgeous and blend so well! <3

  2. I love Real Techniques! I only have their stippling brush just now but I really want to buy the core collection :) xo

  3. i saw those make up products in tkmaxx on wednesday when i popped in but resisted temptation! wish i hadnt now :( x

  4. Id love to see your thoughts on the blush brush ! had my eye on that for ages! & the nyx palette looks interesting :) xx

  5. Ohh i'd love to see a review on the nyx pallette :)

  6. I need to get my hands on some Real Technique brushes!
    I just bought Sigma brushes but now I want some of these.. haha
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! Just started following you!

  7. I'd love to try out both of those real technique brushes!


  8. After reading your blog all I wanna do is spend spend spend, I really should stop reading it because my bank balance isn't happy but your blogs amazing-Followed♥

  9. I had no idea that Serena had nail polish lines too! LOL! We're neighbors at the Blog Hop Til You Drop ;) Blessings from

  10. You got some great buys lovely. I love those L'Oreal eyeshadows they are brilliant and I bet will look lovely on your eyes. Complete bargain with the Essie polishes, very jealous lol xx

  11. I think I need to start stopping by my local TK Maxx to see if theres any bargains i can pick up, great post and love the Revlon Stick i've been double minded about buying that particular shade.

  12. I love reading a good haul :)

  13. LOve the two Essie colors as well as your entire blog! I am following now :) Check out my blog and follow back if you like it.

  14. Great haul!

    The gold L'Oreal eyeshadow looks gorgeous. I had a shop assistant use that on me once and I fell in love with it. I already have too many golds, though, lol so have not picked it up yet! x

  15. Love this haul Sophia <3
    If you see the core collection snap it up because its ahh mazing!

    Love you doll :)


  16. All three Essie nail polishes look so lovely!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  17. NYX eyeshadow is amazing! I have a purple look kit and am in love! ALso love Revlon's Just bitten, it definitely won't be something you'd regret!


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