18 January 2016

Birmingham beauty haul

Of course I did a spot of shopping when I took a trip to Birmingham, and thought I'd do a post of a few treats I picked up. 
I jumped on a really early train (p.s thanks Virgin trains for having the rare thing of soya milk for my morning cuppa) from London and had arrived in Birmingham before shops had even opened, which gave me a chance to grab a cup of tea. I was pretty excited to go and have a browse around the Selfridges, as I rarely go in the London branch. I was also quite excited to go in a Makeup forever shop, i've never used anything from mufe, It tends to be sold online but I like to swatch most things before spending! I picked up a mufe mascara but didn't find it all that amazing compared to others I've tried. 

I had a look at the Nars counter within Selfridges as I wanted to pick up sheer glow forever, even though the lady colour matched me to I think the third colour they do(?????) not sure how she managed that, I went for the lightest shade Nars have. The lightest I still find is slightly too dark for my really fair skin, I lighten it up with other products. I will probably do a further review post on these products!

Nars sheer glow foundation, Nars creamy concealer, Charlotte Tilbury 'Uptown girl' palette, Primark lip liner
I was also very very excited to see a VS store. I've never seen one so I was like a kid in a sweet shop going round, I spent hours in the store the day before I travelled back and spent way too much. I also picked up a set and a bra but didn't include them here. The perfumes are lovely and just the perfect light spray. I love that Victoria Secret do little versions of these so you can throw them in your bag or make-up bag on the go. Speaking of make-up bags, I could not pass this gorgeous rose gold and pink one up. It's the perfect size to fit everything and love that it's wipeable. It's so pretty. I'm rather happy because VS have recently opened up a shop where I live and are opening up one where I live at University (yes!!)
I couldn't pass the Charlotte Tilbury counter, I'd been meaning to pick up at-least one thing up from her gorgeous range and this eyeshadow quad is just gorgeous. I love using this, the shadows are just beautiful. It feels like such a treat to use it. The dark brown reminds me of Macs LE moth brown which I have, but not as purple when it's swatched. This little square of loveliness deserves it's own post in the future.

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  1. The CT quad looks beautiful!!
    sirensandbells.co.uk x

  2. Oooh I love going shopping in Birmingham! I've still never tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury - I definitely need to! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    1. Ooh yes, she does some really lovely items, already want to go back for another peek and grab some more!

  3. Your photography looks amazing, and I'm so jealous of your nails!xx



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