Birthday Beauty Haul!

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Birthday Beauty Haul MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish, MAC Cranberry Eye Shadow, Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Electric Poppy Lipstick and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
A week ago it was my 23rd Birthday and what better way to celebrate than to go shopping! So to celebrate I dragged Simon around the Bullring for a good few hours with one intention only, to get to the Selfridges beauty hall! I didn't go too crazy but I did get a couple of treats for myself. I had a list of items in mind and got a few of those ticked off. I was really wanting to find the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, but unfortunately Selfridges don't carry Hourglass and Simon was getting a bit sick and tired of me walking round and round doing swatch after swatch, so I couldn't really drag him out of town as well (although, it was my Birthday!). I did manage to get some long lusted after products, so of course I have to share with you beauties (besides, can you really have a successful shopping trip unless you've done a haul post? Hehe!).

Birthday Beauty Haul MAC Soft And Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
One of the first items on my list was the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer. Iv'e heard sooo many amazing things about this and I've been wanting it for the longest time. Unfortunately I don't live near an Urban Decay stockists and I prefer to be able to try and get the perfect match for base products. The Urban Decay stand was one of the first I saw and I knew exactly what I was after! The sales assistant suggested I go for Fair Neutral. To me this looks very pale but I think it will be fine, even if it is a bit too light, it will be a perfect under eye concealer! This is supposed to give you great coverage whilst feeling weightless on the skin, I can't wait to see this in action.
The next counter I set my sights on was of course the MAC counter. Again we don't have a MAC counter where I live (what day an age are we in!?) so I always try and get a few MAC bits whenever I'm near one. I picked up Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skin Finish after wanting it for so many years! I finally got my hands on it! Soft & Gentle is the most beautiful highlight with a gorgeous golden shimmer with a subtle peach tone to it. This is going to be perfect for the last couple of months of Summer and to be honest, I think I'll be using it in the Winter too. I love a warm look in the Winter! This is lovely and soft and I think this will last me quite some time, so I'm sure I'll do a review on this later.

Birthday Beauty Haul Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Electric Poppy Lipstick and MAC Cranberry Eye Shadow
As I was at the MAC stand I thought I would get a new pan for my eye shadow palette As you may know, Autumn/Winter are always in the back of my mind somewhere - it's just the best time of year! So my Autumn/Winter mind came out and I picked up Cranberry, a warm red plum shade with a hint of pink/golden glitter. I just know this is going to be so gorgeous for Autumn and Christmas time! I hardly step away from my bronze and golden shades, so I'm so excited to use this more colourful Autumnal shade. It's one of MAC's frost shades, they have to got to be one of my favourite formulas. They're always the beautiful shimmering metallic shades that aren't over glittery!
I didn't really have anything left on my wish list that I immediately wanted to buy, but I knew I wanted something else! Then I spotted the Charlotte Tilbury stand and couldn't ignore the new Hot Lips Lipstick collection! Her new Hot Lips collection is a collection of 16 glamorous and confidence boosting fierce shades, inspired by some of the worlds most inspiring celebrity women - girl power! I didn't have a shade in mind so I asked Simon what he liked. I think he has a thing for the hot pinks and red lippys! He chose Electric Poppy, inspired by Poppy Delevigne. Electric Poppy is a bold matte cerise cherry shade, that is sure to get you noticed! 

I didn't go too over board this year as we are moving out this Summer, but I'm so happy with everything I bought - some have been very long awaited! I can't wait to go and try these out and I'm sure you'll hear more of my thoughts on these later on!

Have you been shopping recently? What have you picked up?


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  1. I really want to try the UD concealer - its been on my wishlist for ages but I still haven't gotten round to picking it up! :( xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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  2. Ooh, great haul! I love Cranberry and Soft & Gentle. That CT lipstick is really beautiful! xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

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    1. I can't wait to use Cranberry in Autumn, it looks very warm and Autumnal :)
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  3. I love the UD concealer! Such a great coverage and so light-weight.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. That's what I keep hearing, I still haven't managed to get round to trying it!
      xx

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  4. Happy belated birthday! You picked up some gorgeous birthday treats! That lipstick is bloody gorgeous!! I swear I've dug deep in my MAC S&G pan and I've barely scratched the surface. That stuff lasts forever!! Enjoy all of your lovely new bits.

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

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    1. Thanks so much! I know I can't wait to use it, it looks so fun for Summer. I can see it lasting forever, such good value!
      xx

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  5. Happy belated birthday! No better birthday presents than makeup! You made a good choice with the Mac Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle!

    www.youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I know right, it's all I wanted to do for my Birthday! Finally after years of wanting it, what took me so long!?
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  6. Hope you had a fab birthday, girl! I recently picked up Soft and Gentle and I've not stopped using it since I got it. Obsessed! I love the look of Cranberry, too, but that's one thing I've not managed to get my hands on just yet. Such a good haul.

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

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    1. It was lovely thank you:) I think I'll be like that, it's very similar to Mary Lou-Manizer, so I know I'll love it. Thank you :)
      xx

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  7. Happy belated birthday Corrie, hope you had a lovely day and this is a fab haul! I really want to try some of the new Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks, such gorgeous shades!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you, it was really lovely :) It was a bit of a spur of the moment purchase, but a fun one! :)
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