Thursday, 23 January 2014

Recently Bought: Beauty Haul

You got me! I might have done a little online beauty shopping the other day. Enough to justify a haul, so here's what I recently bought, why and a little bit of what I think of them so far!

I got the Caudalie Beauty Elixir from Cult Beauty. Not going to lie, I got this to push me over the free shipping mark (ridiculous really, but i'd rather get something than pay shipping ha) and this was an affordable highly recommended product. I am really glad I picked it up! Firstly, because it really does refresh and brighten your skin and secondly because Fleur from Fleur De Force likes it too. It's a herbal scent made with no parabens and 100% natural fragrance, lots of skin goodness.

What I actually went to Cult Beauty for was the Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts, a Vivianna Does Makeup induced purchase after seeing her mention it in her videos. I used this the other night and it was absolute bliss. They are suppose to help if you suffer from insomnia, which I don't...but everyone has a bad night's sleep here and there! I have actually seen some wayyyy cheaper Himalayan salts in our local health food shop, so I might get those to do a comparison/dupe style post, as these do set you back £35. 

This is my cat, Perri. I didn't buy her recently, but she decided to keep getting her fur everywhere and nudge my products all over the place, so I'm guessing she wants a shout-out. What a diva.

Then I went a tad crazy online at The Body Shop. All of the above (plus, a pink grapefruit body wash that I forgot about) only cost me £22.40 with shipping though, which is pretty epic. Here's what I got:

Banana Conditioner. I have been using the Banana conditioner for just over a week and it's so good! On the website it has crazy good reviews and is one of their bestsellers. It works well as and every day conditioner or a mask overnight, as it's not too heavy and really nourishing. Obviously, if you don't like the smell of bananas, don't get this!

Pink Grapefruit Lip Butter. This stuff is so good! It's one of the only lip balms that really does anything when my lips really need saving. It's pretty thick, but once blended your lips feel and look lovely. I'm not a fan of super shiny balms, so if you aren't too - try this.

Satsuma Body Polish. Again, this had really good reviews. I love my Soap & Glory scrubs, but I do find them a pain as they come in tubs rather than tubes. Looking forward to giving this a whirl!

Rain forest Balance Shampoo. This clarifying shampoo has no sulphates, silicones, colourants or parabens. I thought I would give this a go as a kind of mid-week shampoo to help get rid of any product build up. It smells very fresh and the 60ml bottle is just £2 in the sale at the mo.

White Musk Sun Glow Eau De Toilette. I like to have a few cheap perfumes in my collection that I can spritz away without picturing £5 notes every time. Zara do some great cheap perfumes, but the nearest one is 40mins away, so I thought I'd see what The Body Shop had. I'd never smelt this before, but the description seemed alright and I liked the bottle. In short, it's a musky, zesty, floral smell and I am pleased with the mystery fragrance. It doesn't last all day, but who cares when it was £7.50 for 60ml!

What have you been buying recently?


  1. What a gorgeous cat. I really want to try the Therapie bath salts!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty

  2. I really want to try those bath salt, but I don't know if I can justify spending that much on them haha! How cute is your pussy cat??? <3 N'aww! x x x

    1. it's pretty ridiculous! I'm hoping the cheap ones are as good ;)

  3. lovely haul. caudalie beauty elixir is amazing! everything from the body shop seems amazing - i really want to try the banana conditioner! xx.

    1. On my first go i got the elixir right in my eye haha. I really recommend the conditioner!

  4. I love the Caudalie Beauty Elixir x

  5. I'm dying to try these bath salts!
    Gold Dust

  6. What excellent taste you have, Emmy! Glad I found your blog after tonight's #lbloggers chat.
    I have been dying to try that banana conditioner for AGES but I wanted to order the shampoo with it and it was out of stock when i did a shop there recently (I got soo many good things when it was 40% off and free delivery!)
    I had the Caudalie beauty elixir in a giveaway prize and I do like it during the summer but I can't decide if it actually does anything to my face?! Haha. I do like the glow it gives and the scent but I can't really tell much of a difference when I don't wear it.

    Naomi xo

    1. hahah I agree about the beauty elixir! I will deffo be picking up the shampoo as well, I had the same problem as you - sold out! wah.

  7. I totally want to buy those bath salts because I see reviews about how amazing they are but I see salts so much cheaper also. Please do a comparison post if you do buy cheaper ones!

  8. wonderfull informative blog which has been given a great information about health


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