After my 'Collective Christmas Beauty Haul' post last week I realised I do love a good haul! However as it is January I've been trying not to over spend as frankly I have enough new things! But I thought a few items I've picked up recently were worth mentioning and called for a little midweek haul.
Hope I don't enable too much!
Freeman Face Masks - both 99p from Tesco
Chocolate & Strawberry Facial Clay Mask | Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask
Since the start of the year I've been trying to make an effort to pamper my skin more. This includes steaming my face between double cleanses and treating it to a lovely face mask at least once a week. So when I was doing my food shopping in Tesco last week I of course wandered down the beauty aisle and spotted a new range of face masks I haven't seen before! At 99p each it's just a tiny treat so I picked up a yummy one with the Chocolate & Strawberry Clay Mask (it smells amazing by the way - think a milk chocolate mousse) and one that I was curious in trying, the Honeydew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask as my skin can always do with some extra hydration with how much I use my central heating in winter. These really look like they could be good but I will make sure to do a review of them both when I've tried them out.
theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer
£14.40 - Feel Unique here
Now sadly this was a 3am impulse purchase, and I say sadly as I bought the wrong one! I was actually after Mary Lou (the amazing highlighter that everyone raves about) but my late-night delirium caused me to be confused and I ended up with Cindy Lou! All isn't lost as I actually do like the shade but I will still be treating myself to Mary Lou in the future. Compared to Mary-Lou which is a very pigmented champagne highlighter this is a lot more pink toned and is more of a blusher with highlight. It can also be worn as eyeshadow which I'm already tried out and loved. On the cheeks this gives a glow from the highlight but also a peachy pink hue which is very flattering. I am a bit sad I'm still yet to try the infamous Mary Lou Manizer but I'm glad I found this product because I know I will get a lot of use from it, particularly in summer.
Bobbi Brown Everything Eyes
£5.49 - Amazon here
I felt it was time to add another makeup book to my collection so decided to pick up this smaller Bobbi Brown book as I knew it had a whole section on makeup for glasses wearers. Unfortunately this seems more of a way for Bobbi Brown to show off her eyewear line than actual detailed tips. As for the rest of the book the imagery and looks are nice but again basic. So really I'm in two minds about this book - I love the looks but the lack of detail makes this only useful for someone just getting into makeup. A nice enough edition to my bookshelf but not a makeup book I will be going back to time and time again. Full review to come.
TY Beanie Puzzle Eraser
£1 for set of 4 from Poundworld
Okay I have a mental age of 8... I'll admit it! These were such an impulse buy in Poundworld last week, that's if you can call spending £1 an impulse purchase. I don't have any real need for these but I just couldn't leave them. I'm sure they will either sit on my desk making me smile or on my bookcase. Each little rubber has a name and some even have moving parts! My favourite has to be the seal which is called Seamore and the little rabbit, Hopper. Just adorable and so cheap!
Le Creuset Rose Stoneware Mug
£13.00 - Debenhams here
So I have a thing for mugs, which amuses the people that know me as I'm not that keen on hot drinks (I hate tea!) but I feel that's why I view mugs as special as when I do have a hot drink it's a treat. This means I do have a mug wish list, well a mental mug wish list in my head and this specific mug was at the top! Yes, £13.00 on a single mug is a little crazy but I did have a voucher left over from Christmas so I thought I'd treat myself and complete my mug collection... for now! Le Creuset are such a quality brand and this mug really is perfect with it's rose ombre and chunky feel. I'm very pleased to have this in my collection!
Let me know if you like mismatch hauls like this or just beauty ones, I'd love to know!