Collective Shopping Haul

This year I’ve tried to limit how much I spend and buy, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t still treated myself. So here’s a look at some of the bits I’ve bought lately.


Be A Mermaid & Make Waves Palette

Granted I didn’t need any more palettes, but how could I resist one as gorgeous as this?! Most of the shadows are golds and pinks, which are colours I usually opt for and I love the blue mermaid shades.

The packaging is also just stunning.

Tarteist Metallic Shadow in Amethyst

The main reason I got this eye shadow is it’s purple! Since I’ve had my hair pink and purple, I’ve loved matching makeup.

Mermaid Glitter Gel

I love this glitter gel! I recently wore it when I was at Disneyland Paris and it lasted all day.

Not only does it stay in place as it’s a gel product, but it can be used on your hair, body and face.

Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel in Taupe

I really wanted to try this brow gel, but I did debate whether I should buy it or not due to the shade range.

As I usually use light shades, I got this in the lightest shade available which is Taupe. So far this hasn’t worked for me as it’s very red toned, however it’s super pigmented which is unusual for a brow gel.

If Tarte introduce more shades, than I’d definitely try one which would suit me more.

Mermaid Waves Salt Spray

So far this is another product that I’ve found disappointing. I thought as it’s heading towards summer, I’d try out beachy waves.

This salt spray does work but it’s so drying! My hair just feels awful after using it. I’ll give it a couple more tries but so far I’m not a fan.

Eylure x Fleur de Force Brow Tamer in Light

Fleur teamed up with Eylure a while back to create some brow products and I really like this brow gel.

I’ve got through a couple of these brow gels, so this is a repurchase.

Maybelline Tattoo Brow Micro Pen Tint in Blonde

I saw the YouTuber Tina Yong use this and it gave her very natural looking brows. I’ve only briefly tested this and it didn’t give fine, defined strokes like I thought and like the Tarte brow product, is also a bit too red toned for me.

I’ll report back on this in the future, when I’ve tested it more.

Barry M Holographic Eye Toppers in Luna and Star Dust

I’d seen these liquid eyeshadows mentioned a lot on social media and decided to take the plunge and purchase two.

Luna is a blue and Star Dust is a pinky purple. I can’t wait to try these out soon.

Superdrug Kale & Coconut Facemasks

Superdrug Vitamin E Eye Cream

In March I visited the vegan Superdrug pop-up in London and picked up a few things I’d never tried. Both the face masks are for hydration and I love Vitamin E eye creams, so I decided to give this one a go.

George at Asda Clothing

Black and White Collar Dress

Blue Summer Dress

Tassled Vest Top With Necklace

Flower Print Trousers (Excuse the creases!)

Printed Harem Style Trousers

Black Sandals

Finland Haul

(I’ll be doing a series of posts about my March holiday to Finland soon)

Starskin Razzle Dazzle Power C + Booster Mask

Lemon Sugar Body Scrub & Lemon Body Yoghurt from Attirance Shop

Lemongrass Solid Shampoo & Mango Shower Gel from Attirance Shop

Moomin Blueberry Muffin Black Tea from the Mumin Kaffe

Moomin Flask from the Mumin Kaffe

Husky & Santa Socks

Reindeer & Snowflake Slippers

So that’s everything. Let me know your favourite items.

29 thoughts on “Collective Shopping Haul

  1. You’ve been loving Tarte recently (well most of the products anyway), I’ve never tried anything from the brand! Love that mermaid palette, it’s so pretty and magical. Definitely something I would buy. It’s a shame about the salt spray, there is absolutely nothing worse than dry hair. I adore that blue Summer dress, it’s gorgeous! I bet it looks absolutely lovely on you 🙂 x

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    1. I really love Tarte products. The quality, packaging and that the products are vegan😊 The palette is so gorgeous. I always try salt sprays and they’re always drying. I should learn my lesson and stop buying them😂 Aaw thanks lovely💕 x

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      1. I need to try them! Its great they are vegan too, I didn’t know that! Haha yes, I’ve never used a salt spray before but I don’t think I will now lol, you’re welcome 💖💖

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  2. I to have been trying to be more frugal. For the most part it is working pretty well! Girl I know I have said it before, but I will say it again, I am obsessed with that Carte Mermaid palette! Sooo pretty! ❤

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  3. You got so much good stuff! I’ve had my eye on that Tarte palette ever since it came out – the packaging is absolutely adorable, but I don’t know if I’d regularly use the palette. Also, the glitter totally reminds me of the stuff we used to put all over our bodies as teens in the late 90’s/early 2000’s!

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    1. It is a gorgeous palette!😊 What sort of shades do you use the most? I opt for pinks and golds so I thought I’d get quite a bit of use from the palette🙂 😂 Yes! It does. It’s thankfully not sticky or a bit grim like the glitters I used before. It stays in place nicely too🙂 x

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      1. Aaw I tend to wear shimmers, although I wear mattes more than I used too. Haha I always eye up palettes, even if I’d probably not wear half the shades😁😂 x


  4. I’ve heard good things about that Tarte Mermaid palette but they layout is too fiddly for my liking. The shade “Bubbles” is really unique in that palette… would like to find a dupe in a single format.
    The Mermaid Glitter Gel reminds me of those body glitters that were all the rage… can’t believe they’re back in style again. 😆
    The Barry M Holographic Eye Topper look gorgeous! I hope they apply and wear well on the lids.
    I’m in desperate need of summer clothes… but in no mood to shop since all my favourite stores have closed, ugh.
    Buying beauty products while on vacation is my favourite! I’m not surprised you got some bath and body products! 😛 I didn’t go too wild while I was in Poland – I should post photos on IG.

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    1. Bubbles is pretty unique. It’s almost a blue grey😊 😂 I had a lot of body glitters growing up. This is the slightly adult version that isn’t sticky or cheap smelling😂 I hope it applies well, as the colours I got look really pretty. I know how you feel. I hate clothes shopping! I realised I had pretty much no summer clothes though, so I had to suck it up and buy some🙈 The Attirance shop in Lapland was great! It reminded me of a Lush with the shampoo bars etc. Yes! I’d love to see what you got😁 x


  5. Omg, I’m loving Tarte’s Be a Mermaid palette. Looks SO pretty and the packaging is super cute. Will definitely have to put this palette on my wish list! Also, the black and white collar dress is so pretty. I’ve been trying to find a dress like that at the mall, but haven’t had any luck so far!
    Loved your post, dear!! 💓It was really fun to read!

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    1. Sorry that I’ve only just seen this message, it went in my spam folder🙈 It is such a gorgeous palette. Tarte do the prettiest makeup🙂 Aaw I hope you manage to find a similar dress. I’m glad you enjoyed this post😊 xx

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