February Beauty Haul


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHello my little munchkins! I hope you all had a lovely Valentines’ Day over the weekend, whether you spent it with a loved one or – like me – stayed in watching documentaries and ordering a Chinese by yourself (living the dream 2K16).

I might not have been showered with cards or gifts, but I have luckily had all of the above goodies added to my makeup bag so far this month. #THEBOYDIDGOOD… And by ‘boy’ I obviously mean a few nice brands and, er, myself – sorry bank balance.

First up, I was recently sent a haircare range from WEN. WEN is a haircare range developed by US stylist Chaz Dean (who doesn’t love a chaz?) and as well as the WEN Re-Moist Intense Hair Treatment*, the WEN Anti-Frizz Styling Cream* and WEN Replenishing Mist* featured, I also have a couple of other products (including the revolutionary-sounding Cleansing Conditioner) to try out. This stuff smells DIVINE, so I’m really looking forward to giving it a go.

At the start of the month, I went for a makeover with Stila cosmetics at Selfridges in Birmingham, and was lucky enough to receive a couple of the products I tried out afterwards. First up is the Stila Stay All Day Foundation*, which is a heavy-duty full coverage foundation designed to allow your skin to breathe. I also received the Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner* and one of the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in ‘Dolce’*, which is a gorgeous nude shade that does. Not. Budge. I really love all of the products so far, and will have some full reviews coming soon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn a recent trip to Boots, I couldn’t resist adding a few lip products into my basket – and yes, of course they’re nude lip products (I like what I like, ya get me). I already have a couple of the Maybelline Color Sensational Nude Lipsticks and I LOVE them for their strong pigmentation and glossy finish. I picked up another shade, ‘Sultry Sand’, which is a bit foundation-lip but I still kind of love it. I also got one of the legendary Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipliners – I think this is the ‘Cappuccino’ shade, but I can’t be 100% sure as I’m in bed and can’t possibly get up to check. I know, I’m dedicated.

The trend for grey/silver hair still seems to be going strong, and I was SO excited to see that a seemingly new brand, Colour Freedom, have brought out a whole range of grey hair dyes that are available from Superdrug. They have kindly sent me the Colour Freedom Metallic Glory Silver Blonde* to try out, and I’m SO excited. My posts reviewing various silver toners/dyes are still my most popular on here so I’ll definitely be posting a full review in the next week or two.

FINALLY, you might have noticed my gorgeous new ‘Claire’ makeup bag, which came as a lovely surprise gift from Clean & Clear. They also sent along their brand new product, the Hint of Tint Cover and Correct Cream*. I’m a big fan of tinted moisturisers/BB creams on holiday and during the summer, so I’m looking forward to trying this out and will of course report back A$AP Rocky.

Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know in the comments!


36 Responses

  1. Elanor February 16, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I’ve heard good things about Stila products, but I haven’t had the chance to try them out yet. I’m trying to use up products that I already have before buying any new ones, but it’s hard!



    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Ahh I’m doing the same, but there’s so much temptation out there! xx

  2. Ciara Rose February 16, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Really need to try out some Stila products! I’ve never tried these nude lipsticks from Maybelline but I own one called ‘Park Ave Peach’ and I love it – I think it may be discontinued but it is a great dupe for MAC ‘See Sheer’ which is one of my all time favourite lipsticks! xx

    Ciara Rose | http://www.ciara-rose.com

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:05 am

      Ooh I might have to see if I can find it (fingers crossed it wasn’t discontinued!) – the formula of these is gorgeous xx

  3. Beckie Eschle February 16, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    haha my valentines was spent exactly how yours was! though I was in bed watching PLL with dominos! single life eh 😉

    Your haul looks amazing though – I’m so jealous! I’m also jealous of your make-up bag – so cute! x


    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:06 am

      Dominos is also a FINE choice, sounds like we had the perfect days 😉 xx

  4. Lindsey Elyse February 17, 2016 / 12:52 am

    What a great haul! I’ve wanted to try Stila and Wen products for a while. I wish I could pull off Grey hair, I love the trend! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:07 am

      Stila had been on my list too! And I think anyone can pull it off, it’s how we’ll all end up eventually haha. Thanks for reading lovely 🙂 xx

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:07 am

      It really is, looking forward to doing a full review 🙂 xx

  5. Beautylymin February 17, 2016 / 8:09 am

    That Stila liner is one of my favourites! Looking forward to your Stila lipstick review! xx


    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:07 am

      It’s really good isn’t it! xx

  6. Parie February 17, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I keep hearing good things about the Clean and Clear Tint range, need to pick it up!

    Parie x

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:08 am

      I need to check out the rest of the range too 🙂 xx

  7. Pam February 17, 2016 / 10:14 am

    looking fwd to see how your hair will turn out!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Thank you – so am I, haha! xx

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:08 am

      It’s fab, really doesn’t budge xx

  8. Tamzin February 17, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Love your personalised bag! I haven’t tried a thing from Stila yet! I really need to. Heard fab things about their liquid lipsticks and their foundations always look so good! x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:09 am

      I was the same, always heard so much but just wasn’t a counter by me to go and check things out! I definitely want a LOT more liquid lipsticks now 🙂 xx

  9. Alina February 17, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    The WEN haircare products sound amazing and definitely something my hair could use. STILA is another brand I haven’t really tried before but would love to get to know better this year 🙂 x

    Beauty with charm

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:10 am

      I was the same, so I’m so happy to have tried a few things out 🙂 Will have my review up soon so keep an eye out for that! xx

  10. Marina February 17, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Such a pretty nude lipstick.
    I used to like Wen shampoo but be careful, there’s a lawsuit going around from people who say they’ve had hair loss due to the products.. :/ Just letting you know.

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:10 am

      Isn’t it lovely? Oh really, I might have to do some research around that :O xx

  11. Bea February 18, 2016 / 1:26 am

    EPPPP!! I really wanna know how u get on with the Wen products u got

    BCfactor Blog + Giveaway | BCfactor.blogspot.com

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:11 am

      I’ll have a review coming soon 🙂 xx

  12. Georgia February 18, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    “Who doesn’t love a Chaz” haha! I haven’t used Stila in years so will have to give it a whirl again. I remember trying it as a teenager along with Too Faced and Urban Decay (before they had their rebrands) so I might discover my love for them again. Super jealous of your personalised beauty bag – I want one!

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:12 am

      You were so ahead of the trend, I hadn’t even heard of Too Faced until like 2 years ago?! xx

  13. Mel February 18, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    That makes two of us living the dream on valentines day – nothing beats a chinese in your comfies! I LOVE that personalised makeup bag – I am a sucker for anything with my name on. I know, I’m a marketer’s dream. I really like the sound of that Stila liquid lipstick. I am loving liquid lipsticks at the moment (along with everyone else) but I’ve never tried the Stila ones.

    Lilies and Lipbalm

    • Claire February 19, 2016 / 8:13 am

      I agree, that’s a successful day in my opinion 😉 Liquid lipsticks are one of my faves too, and this one definitely lives up to the hype! xx

  14. Robyn Taylor February 19, 2016 / 10:30 am

    All of this stuff looks so fab! Going into Boots is so lethal, I just want everything. I absolutely LOVE the make-up bag!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

    • Claire February 21, 2016 / 2:35 pm

      I know, always end up buying at least 8 extra things! xx

  15. Samio February 19, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I am in love with the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. I would love to try out more of their products, I might have to check out the foundation and more of their lippies next time I go shopping for makeup! 😀


    • Claire February 21, 2016 / 2:35 pm

      I definitely want to try more of the lip products 🙂 xx

  16. Lauren Victoria February 21, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I’ve never tried any of these products before. But I really want to try some Stila bits. I always find they have great stila products in Tkmaxx for great prices, so may have to have a look in there and try some out x

    • Claire February 21, 2016 / 10:26 pm

      Ooh thanks for the tip, I’ll have to go and check TK Maxx out myself 🙂 xx

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