Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November Haul

Hi everyone, just a quick post to share with you items that I have bought this month. As I'm getting older, I've started thinking about anti-ageing skincare. I wanted to get a serum which contained some form of retinol, as well as peptides and antioxidants (all of which are thought to be good anti ageing properties), so my skin can look young for longer.

Philosophy's Miracle Worker Miraculous Anti-Ageing Concentrate contains all the ingredients. The retinol is in the form of retinyl palmitate, it contains a couple of peptides and multiple antioxidants including vitamins a, c and e to help protect the skin against environmental attack. Here is the ingredients list:

The serum is in the form of a dark yellow gel which smooths over the skin easily. It doesn't feel too greasy. It makes my skin glow when I put it on, but after a few days I've noticed a few tiny breakouts- which is unfortunate as otherwise it's a rather nice serum.

I also purchased the Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup. I'm in love with it already, and it's everything I'm looking for in a base.

It comes with a small flat top brush.

I bought it in the shade 020 Light beige. This foundation gave me an amazing healthy glow, and I'll definately be doing a review on this later.

Also from Dior, I bought their Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen.

The shade I bought was 002 Candlelight, which was perfect as an undereye concealer as well as a highlighter. I love how it brings instant radiance to the skin.

I bought N.Y.C's Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in Pink Cheek Glow.

The colour comes out as a beautiful apricot-pink, and I use this mosaic as a blush.

I bought this Avon SuperShock Eyeliner after reading a glowing review from A Model Recommends.

I've tried all sorts of pencil liners including Urban Decay 24/7 liner and MUFE aqua eyes eyeliner. In my opinion, the Avon eyeliner is alot better then the rest. It's got a longer staying power, and is extremely smudge proof. It's inexpensive too!

This eyeliner is so smudge proof that it's extremely difficult to remove, you need a REALLY good eye makeup remover. I love the price of this liner. It's normally sold for £6, but I got it on offer at £3.

Lastly, I bought these cute bedroom slippers from Accessorize. They are so warm and comfy for winter!


  1. I'm absolutely in love with your bedroom slippers!! I wished I could have them too! The dior powder looks good. Will be waiting for your review!

  2. thanks for the nice comment :) seriously cant wait to see/hear your review on the dior foundation!! hope you'll do a thorough review on the serum too :D

  3. waah slippers are super cute!!

  4. great haul
    and those slippers are tooo cute :D

  5. Lovely haul! The Dior Diorskin Nude Powder Makeup was my favorite one during the summer time! It's really good! But mine did not come with that small kabuki brush!

    Also loving the Skinflash radiance booster pen. My hg actually, hehe...

  6. nice haul and i love your bedroom slippersss!!!

  7. Very nice haul.. LOL! I especially love the bedroom slippers!!! <3

  8. @Jess, I'm loving the radiance booster pen too, it's really good!

    Thanks for the comments, I'm wearing the bedroom slippers as I type, so comfy!!!

  9. I love the dior foundation too! I had the 030 for summer but normally I'm an 020 as well. Over summer, I used up over half of the product I loved it so :3 ...However, when I purchased the product it doesn't come with that flat brush...???I wonder if there's a price differential at all O_O

  10. Hi girls,

    I think the flat brush is a new thing. The MUA didn't know it came with a flat brush either and was surprised to find it included!