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  • Collective Beauty Haul

    DSC_0324After a lovely couple weeks in Thailand then a stressful week or so moving house, I’m finally able to sit down (at my new desk YES) and show you what beauty bits I have purchased recently.


    MAC Matte Lipstick, Honeylove, £15.50. I decided to treat myself at the airport on the way to Thailand and I’m very glad I did. This is a matte lipstick and I’d describe the colour as a light beige/ peachy nude which I think is perfect for summer. I wore this most nights when I was away and it is a lovely colour to add to my collection.


    SRICHAND Loose Powder, roughly £1. While on the topic of Thailand, I picked up this loose translucent powder from a local department store in Bangkok. This is a pale pink loose powder designed for oily skin. I wouldn’t normally pick up an item for oily skin, however with the Thai heat I was finding my face to be a shiny mess. This product really helped battle shine and kept my face looking matte all day. I loved it so much I went and picked up a second pot because I don’t think I’ll be back in Thailand any time soon unfortunately.


    Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Brush. I can’t remember the price of this one but I’d guess a couple pounds. I picked this up from a street market in Thailand so it is a fake brush but the quality is lovely considering. The bristles are very soft and the shape of the brush fits perfectly on my face giving me the perfect contour.


    Bobbi Brown Powder Brush. Another street market purchase was this powder brush. Again, I’m not 100% sure how much I paid for this but I’d say a few pounds. I was on the hunt for a powder brush as I forgot to take mine away with me. For being so affordable, the quality is great. It is large in size making it perfect to dust a thin even layer of powder all over the face and the bristles are incredibly soft on the skin.



    L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation, £7.99. I went to Boots to pick up my favourite foundation L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation  and noticed they had a ‘3 for 2’ offer on L’Oreal cosmetics so thought I would give this a go. I’ve used it a couple times so far and I am really enjoying it. I prefer the matte look so it’s surprising I haven’t tried this before. This foundation, teamed with my SRICHAND powder, will be superb for tackling the greasy, fast food conditions I work in.


    L’Oreal Paris False Lash Sculpt Mascara£9.99. I chose this as my third item for the Boots deal. I’ve never tried it before and picked it up thinking it had the large brush I prefer using for mascara. I was wrong. The brush with this product is unlike anything I’ve seen. It has two rows of bristles on one side of the brush. That’s it. I’m unsure how this will work and if I will achieve my desired lash look but I will remain positive until I try it out.


    NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, Kitten Heels, £6.50. I’m ending this haul on a slightly negative note but when I saw this colour, I knew I had to purchase this. A matte red in one colour I lack in my collection and I love the liquid suede formula so what could go wrong? Well, the formula apparently. I have 4 other liquid suedes and they are my favourite liquid lipsticks hands down but in the colour, I find the formula never dries and remains wet on the lips making this a very messy lipstick – it transfers everywhere! I’m so disappointed but I do love the colour so I will try make  it work for me by wearing it when I don’t plan to eat, drink or be around anything white.

    Have you tried these products and how did you get on with them?

    In the next few weeks, I’ll have a Makeup Geek Z-Palette collection and What I Got For my Birthday posts, so keep your eyes peeled for those!

    Once again, thanks for reading.


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    1. July 8, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      Great picks! The setting powder looks good x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        July 8, 2016 / 3:50 pm

        I really wish the powder was available in the UK, I love it!

        • July 8, 2016 / 3:51 pm

          It’s a good job you got two. If a products good you have to stock up while you can☺ x

    2. July 8, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Yay congrats on your new desk! I want a new house/flat tour please 🙂 x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        July 8, 2016 / 3:52 pm

        Haha thanks, finally have a work space 😄 I’ll do a room tour once I’m happy with how everything looks! x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        July 8, 2016 / 10:28 pm

        Thanks lovely! X

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        July 8, 2016 / 10:26 pm

        Aww thanks! 🙂 x

    3. theeblankslate
      July 9, 2016 / 2:52 am

      Love your post! Thanks for the follow btw~

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        July 14, 2016 / 1:59 pm

        Aww thanks! No problem at all lovely! X

    4. July 9, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      The L’oreal False Lash Sculpt seems very intriguing from your description of the brush! x x

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        July 14, 2016 / 1:59 pm

        Yeah, I still haven’t tried it out, I’m just not expecting great things 😁

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        July 25, 2016 / 12:30 am


    5. July 25, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      The mascara I found is a bit hit and miss tbh! Great for lower lashes because it’s hard to transfer to the under eye, it makes my lashes go sooo long but can get a bit spider lashes when they all stick together! Still a good mascara though 😊

    6. August 29, 2016 / 12:16 am

      Great haul, thanks for posting! That contour brush looks really interesting, I’m glad it worked out well for you!

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        August 31, 2016 / 6:00 pm

        Aww thanks so much!

    7. September 5, 2016 / 1:38 am

      Love your haul! Also love the loose powder, I wanna travel to Thailand to get one haha! xoxo

      • Kirsty Jarvie
        September 6, 2016 / 10:11 am

        Thank you! Yeah it’s great! X

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