Hiya my lovelies! Happy Easter Monday, and I hope you’ve had a brilliant weekend with family, friends and loved ones. We had our egg hunt today, as it was my nephews birthday yesterday, and what a great time we had. It was exactly what we needed for cheering us up after the drama last week.
So here we are, as promised my Beauty Bay goodies for you to take a looksy. I haven’t purchased anything from them for quite a while, but I was very pleased to find some of the cruelty free brands from my wish list. It was a nice surprise to find that now, when you order before 10:00pm, they actually send your order out the next day. I think this is fantastic as I’m so impatient once I’ve ordered my products! If you are as impatient as me this would be ideal for you too! Plus if you spend more than £40.00, the next day delivery is completely free.
My order arrived nicely packaged in a box, with plenty of bubble wrap to keep everything safe. Everything in there was perfect and made it’s way to me with no troubles at all.
I’ve heard such amazing things about LA Girl that it definitely had to be the first brand I got my hands on. Although you can’t buy them on the highstreet here in the UK, their pricepoint is drugstore, so that’s great news for my purse!
The Pro Coverage HD Illuminating Foundation (£10.99) is the whole reason I wanted to try LA Girl in the first place. I’m on the hunt for a replacement for my current holy grail illuminating foundation, as it’s not cruelty free. On first look, swatch and application she seems to be a similar effect, but with even better coverage! This is definitely a good thing if the wear time is good too.
You can see from the swatch, that we are getting a really good amount of coverage from this foundation. The pigmentation holds when you blend out, and has great illuminating properties. I read a review the other day saying it was matte, but I find it more illuminating and not drying at all.
Here we have the LA Girl Pro Conceal (£5.00 each) corrector and concealer to match the foundation. As I was getting the foundation, and Youtuber Dramatic Mac always raves about them, I thought I’d give it a shot!
The packaging is a squeeze tube, with a brush applicator at the end. I wouldn’t say this is my favourite applicator, but seems to do the job ok.
Here they are swatched, and I hope that you can see, once again we are getting a really decent pigmentation and coverage. I like that the corrector is a deeper shade to the one I usually use, and I think that’s helped her cope better with my very, very dark under eyes.
Next we have the face products from Jordana. Once again my favourite powder and blushes are both from companies who test on animals, so I picked these up as Jordana is another brand on my wish list.
The Perfect Pressed Powder (£6.00) comes in a plastic compact which also houses a decent sponge and mirror. I really like that we have a mirror and sponge included, which means I can take it on the go in my handbag.
The skin on my hands is incredibly dry at the moment, and bearing that in mind, this powder does very well just in the swatch. When applied to the skin, she feels very smooth, silky and actually offers a bit of coverage.
She does have a floral scent when you first open the compact, but you can’t smell it once the powder is applied to your skin.
This Jordana blush (£4.00) is right up my alley, being a dusty rose shade. Nearly all of my current blush collection, apart from NYX and PS is not cruelty free, so it’s nice to get some budget blush.
This is a beautifully pigmented blush for the price, and I’m really pleased with her. You can see from just one swipe, you get amazing colour payoff. Do be careful and use a light hand with her, or you will end up looking like a clown!
Again with my lip products, apart from NYX and Revolution, I don’t have many which are cruelty free. I definitely need to remedy that, as lips are my faves!
This BH Cosmetics Cremè Luxe Lipstick (£4.50) is sooo pretty! I love a pink lipstick, especially these bright POW colours. The packaging is simple black plastic, with a clear bottom section showing the colour of the product. I really like this kind of tube, as you can see what you’re reaching for wherever you have them stored.
Just look how beautiful Pop Culture is, a stunning fuchsia with a hint of raspberry. The formula is really creamy, and not drying on the lips at all. I can definitely see me picking up more from this line.
I’ll be completely honest with you, I didn’t even know about this company, but when I searched in the lips section this beauty was reduced to £7.00 from £13.00. Well, it would be rude not to!
The tube is wider than usual clear plastic, with a white lid. But what I really like about this gloss is the applicator, as it’s not your usual doe foot. This one is a flat rounded one, and I find it gives you great control.
This gloss is SO pigmented, and absolutely stunning to boot. A beautiful bright Barbie pink, which is my absolute fave. The formula is really thin but smooth, but my God how stunning. Not a hint of stickiness and she even feels hydrating on the lips. Top marks Dose of Colors! The only problem is, I’m more of a budget lippie lover, and these are usually £13.00. So now I’m I have a dilemma, do I purchase more? Hmmm, maybe just when they are in the sale I reckon. Let me know if you see them reduced anywhere!
I have to say that I was really impressed with Beauty Bay and I would definitely recommend them for buying these American brands we struggle to get here in the UK and Ireland.
So there we have it, my rather smaller than usual haul for you. I hope you enjoyed the post, please let me know if you like the swatches in the haul posts or you prefer them done seperately. It’s fine when I only have a few things like today but when there’s more I think it seems to be a bit much all in one post. What do you think?
But that’s all from me for now folks, I’ll be back tomorrow. But for now it’s byeeeee from me xx