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Friday, 22 August 2014

Lunch Break Haulin'

Back in my 'If Money Was No Object' Birthday Wishlist post I promised a Lunch Break Haul showing you all of the things I've bought with my staff discount since working in a department store. Here it is! It's fair to say I did lose it a little in the first few weeks of working there, buying a lot of the things I've had on my wishlist for a fair while now every time I went for lunch. All of these things are from high-end brands (sorry drugstore lovers), but a little birthday money can go a very long way! Most of these things have only been bought in the last three weeks or so, so in terms of reviewing them this will primarily be a first impressions post; read my thoughts on each product below!


Naked 3 Palette, Urban Decay, £37; Bonbon Eau de Parfum 30ml, Viktor & Rolf, £50; Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, MAC, £23; Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturiser, Clinique, £34; Prime Time Eyelid Primer, Bareminerals, £16

The Naked 3 palette is proving to be a fantastic choice. Having not been sure whether to go for this one or the original I'm very pleased with my rose tinted selection and have used it to create both day and night looks almost every day since purchase. I am absolutely in love with my Viktor & Rolf Bonbon fragrance. Working as a Fragrance Consultant I get to try and wear different scents five days a week, but when you get to your day off and start reaching for something you don't own, it's time to buy it. #noregrets. Fragrance insider fact: the bottle took over a year to make as it is completely seamless, dedicated right? I'll be telling you more about Bonbon in my Top Fragrances post coming soon; be sure to follow me on Bloglovin' so you don't miss it! 

The MAC Mineralize highlighter is the newest addition to my collection having only arrived a few days ago, but so far it's proving far less chalky than my Topshop highlighter and is taking me one step closer to Kardashian cheekbones. My Clinique moisturiser has become a firm favourite and is making me stick to my skincare routine with much more fervour than before. I really notice a dryness in my skin if I forget to use this either at morning or at night, and after using it just once I found an instant change in the hydration of my skin. 

Finally we have my Bareminerals eye primer. Having been put off purchasing the Urban Decay Primer Potion due to stories of dryness and not helping creased shadow very much, I ventured over to the mineral side of beauty, and am very pleased I did. I no longer suffer with creased eyeshadow, even after a full day of wearing vibrant colours or a smokey eye, and it dries incredibly quickly; perfect for getting ready in a hurry on a morning. In terms of Primer Potion, I did receive a sample of it with my Naked palette, so perhaps I'll try it for myself in the coming weeks. 

I hope you've all enjoyed this high-end haul! Let me know if you have any of these products and if so, which one is your favourite?

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