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Saturday, 25 May 2013

My First Illamasqua Haul

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all well! How lovely is this weather we are having today?! I litterally came home from work and ran into my garden to catch a few rays! I'm hoping this weather will last and the weather is lovely where you are also :) I'm hoping to catch a little glow!!

The haul posts are starting to appear again haha, expect a few the upcoming weeks as i have a load of exciting events coming up, including two super exciting Chanel ones, MAC, Benefit and Urban Decay :P literally counting down the days haha, can't wait to share the new product releases with you all. 

As you can let by the title of this post, this was my first ever Illamasqua haul. Last week Illamasqua hit 50,000 followers on Twitter and to celebrate they were offering 50% off EVERYTHING on their website!! The brand had always interested me but i never got round to purchasing anything. However, i'm super looking forward to checking out the counter at Sephora in LA in September so i can see all the shades and products in real life. As i had never tried anything from the brand before i decided to purchase kind of enough products for an entire Illamasqua face of makeup (minus mascara haha) and with the 50% discount i got such a good deal i couldn't stop adding to my basket. I would have purchased more except the website kept freezing and a lot of the lipsticks were sold out, however i am extremely happy with all my purchases :D

Nymph Blush

If you read my blog then you'll know my obsession with pink in general haha this beautiful Nymph blush is a super yummy warm candy pink which leaves a matte finish to the skin, so is pretty much perfect for me. It instantly stood out to me on the website and i can't wait to start using it. It reminds me almost to MAC Well Dressed which is also one of my all time favorite blushers. 

Aurora Highlighting Cream

I'm a sucker for a beautiful highlighter and i was instantly drawn to this shade on the website. I am absolutely loving the dewy glow to the skin look for the summer time and i can't wait to start using this little beauty. It is a cream based product which is a little different to what i have previously used as i religiously use my MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralised Powder, however, i'm sure this will be a dream to apply to the skin. Quick little fact, Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney Princess so how perfect is this little combination haha. 

Lipstick - Over

I seriously wanted to pile in the lipstick into my basket but most of them were sold out :( boo! Even thought that was the case i stumbled across this beautiful bright coral pink shade which leaves a matte finish to the lips. I am really enjoying wearing coral lips for the summer time and i have now accumulated a few beautiful shades from different brands. I think i see a coral lipstick post coming your way soon. I'm a strong believe in you can never have too many lipsticks so pretty please leave any lipstick recommendations in the comments below :D

Skin Base Foundation - Shade 5.5

I have constantly been seeing tones of reviews of this little treasure floating around the bbloggersphere and it is a fave at the weekly bbloggers chats. The Pixiwoo sisters religiously use this foundation in their tutorials also so i was instantly sold and have been coveting this foundation for a while now. I do love a flawless base for my makeup. Purchasing this online was a little gamble as i totally had to guess my shade. Even though i was looking at swatches online the shades looked different in each picture so it was a total guess. Surprisingly though when i opened the packaged yesterday and quickly swatched it, it looks like a perfect match!! I have yet to try it on  my fave properly but i think i made some pretty awesome guessing skills right there haha. 

I will be doing individual reviews on each of these products so pretty please let me know which ones you would like to see first :) I hope you enjoyed this little haul post, if you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below.

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38 comments

  1. Love the look of the Aurora highlighter! And Skin Base has been on my wishlist for so long! Great haul!

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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  2. I love this blush! So excited for you for all the events you have coming up!

    Jodie xo
    What Would Audrey Wear?

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  3. Super gutted I missed out on there 50% sale, you look like you got some amazing things. So many people got the skin base - I want it! xx

    www.charissarae.com

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  4. Such pretty things, love the look of the blusher. I have sob and I love it.
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I would love to know your thoughts on the Skin Base foundation! I always wanted to try it but I cannot test it out in any store in my area.
    Enjoy the blush - Illamasqua has AMAZING blushes
    xxx

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  6. what a great haul!! i can’t believe i missed that sale! so amazing!
    big hugs <3

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  7. Great picks with a heck of a deal! the Aurora highlighting cream looks extra lovely! x
    :)

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  8. I really like the blush and lip color :)
    cutenquirky.blogspot.com

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  9. I've yet to try Illamasqua! You got some lovely bits, I can't wait to hear more of what you think of them.

    xx,
    mashasmumbles.blogspot.com

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  10. I just missed out on this offer, boohoo :( you've got some lovely little bits here, I can't wait to see reviews on them! xx

    Youlooknicetodayxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Great picks! I'm all over that highlighter, I think I NEED it! Would love to see a full review on it if you get the chance. And the blush is so pretty, perfect for a pretty summer glow :)

    prettylittleus

    Kate
    Xx

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  12. great haul , I've always been keen to get my hands on Illamasqua products. The nymph blush looks lovely

    http://blondeambition3.blogspot.com

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  13. I was so upset when I couldn't get loads of lipsticks too! I really wanted to go mad and try the ESP (dark purple one) but it was sold out :/ So jealous of your haul though, I only picked up a few bits!

    I hope you like Skin Base, it's the only foundation that I use, partially because it's the only one pale enough for me but also because it's just amazing!

    www.annettibus.blogspot.ie

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  14. Great haul, I really want to try their blushes. I have the skin base foundation and it's one of the best that I ever tried, I'm sure you'll love it :)
    Anne|| Fashiony Nails

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  15. Great haul, I really want to try their blushes. I have the skin base foundation and I love it, it's one of the best that I ever tried, I'm sure you'll love it :)
    Anne|| Fashiony Nails

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  16. The blush looks very pretty! xx

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  17. Amazing offer.. I love illamsqua.. Their blushes r some of my favourite.. But i didnt get along with their foundations.. Hope it works for u though..

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  18. That discount is amazing! I need to get on twitter more often.
    catrinteleri.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I've heard such great things on the Aurora highlighter. Great haul! x

    Tanya | Cat at Heart

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  20. The lipstick looks lovely, as does the highlighter x

    Amy / srslylou

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  21. Lovely haul :) I've only ever tried beguile from illamasqua and I adore that!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  22. Jealous is an understatement, how did I miss this?! You picked up some fab bits :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  23. These all look lovely, the blusher is so pretty! I need to add some Illamasqua to my makeup stash! xx

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  24. I've never dabbled into Illamasqua - though their blushes look amazing! Lovethe look of that lippie x

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  25. I first heard of Skin Base from Pixwoo as well! That's the only thing I fear is getting the wrong shade and having to go through the effort to return it xx

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  26. SO disappointed to have missed this 50% sale, how did I manage that?! Anyway, beautiful haul! Illamasqua have such beautiful products, gorgeous packaging and highly pigmented powders. Really want to try the foundation too, everyone whose tried it seems in love with it!


    Emma x
    www.lipstick-lessons-x.blogspot.com

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  27. Very jealous of your haul :) Glad you got the chance to try some stuff though!

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  28. I have never tried any of their products :( They're a UK brand, yeah? I might have to order sometime!

    I also nominated you for the versatile blogger award because I love your blog! xo

    http://lifeofahousewife.com/?p=588

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  29. i've been wanting to try this foundation for ages, sad i missed the sale though :(

    http://rosielouiselove.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Hi, im a new follower of your blog!
    The highlighting creme looks lovely, i'd love it if you have time could you check out my blog?

    http://lydiacurtis.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Ive never actually used anything from Illamasqua even though I hear so many good things about it. I really need a new highlighter to ramp up my contouring skills. I might have to invest. Hope the discount still applies! x
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. What font do you use for the writing?

    Lovely blog <3

    http://evamilano.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. ahhhhh such a cute blog and amazing reviews! Im a new follower!

    www.countrybumpkinlover.blogspot.com

    xx

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  34. Hey! I did what you did when I heard about the 50% sale. Check out the reviews I did on my blog page at http://onlydeuxofakind.weebly.com/beauty.html btw I love your blog xx

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  35. Hey, I did exactly what you did. I took the plunge bought it for the first time. Check out my blog post on it at http://onlydeuxofakind.weebly.com/beauty.html btw love your blog xxx

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  36. Hey guys i've got a 20% illamaqua discount/promo code check out my blog for the code !!http://the-lavenderblues.blogspot.co.uk/

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