High-street beauty haul

03 May

A picture of Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish in Love This Sweater
Since I finished Uni my splurge shopping trips in London have completely stopped. This is a good thing for my bank balance, but it also means I very rarely buy makeup anymore other than the odd thing here or there - there's not many shops where I live and the ones we do have don't have the biggest selection of brands.

As I work 7 days a week going out shopping is also a pretty rare thing for me, and I'm definitely one to splurge more when physically out shopping (like, splurge well over my budget kind of splurge!). Last weekend I decided there were a few online beauty offers that were too good to pass up, placing a couple of cheeky orders, giving me the perfect excuse to share a long overdue beauty haul with you all! 

A picture of Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in Nude Perfection

A picture of Leighton Denny Trio Buffer and Leighton Denny Hoof Stick

A picture of Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover and Garnier Simply Essentials Soothing 2 in 1 Make-Up Remover
A picture of Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick in Marilyn, Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in 140 Intense Pink and Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in 011 Spice

A picture of Elegant Touch Cuticle Clipper
A picture of Sleek Matte me Lip Cream in Fandango Purple
After trying the Daniel Sandler Sculpt and Slim-Effect Contour Face Powder (see here) and falling absolutely head over heels in love with it, I've been lusting after Daniel Sandler products like you wouldn't believe! I'm a sucker for a gorgeous lipstick and the Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick range sounded right up my street, with matte finish lipsticks being my favourite. I picked up Marilyn, an incredibly beautiful and vibrant orange with warm undertones. At just £13.25, I think it's safe to say Daniel Sandler lipsticks might have to become a regular treat buy for me... 

Of course one lipstick would never be enough for me, the complete lip product fiend that I am. As I'm a big fan of the Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet Lip Pencils (see here), I decided to add another shade to my collection. This time I opted for the nude in the range, Nude Perfection, which is a lovely warm nude not too dissimilar to MAC Velvet Teddy.  At just £4.99 each, they're a bit of a beauty bargain and the range is a fantastic dupe for NARS lip pencils! 

It's been a long time since I tried any Sleek products and one range in particular which I've had my eye on for a while now is the Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream, a reasonably priced range of liquid matte lipsticks costing just £4.99 each. There's a few shades I had my eye on which were out of stock; Birthday Suit and Petal, but one shade I did have my eye on was thankfully in stock; Fandango Purple. I swatched this as soon as it arrived and not only does it have a lovely formula and the perfect matte finish, but boy is this a gorgeous shade! A deep purple with berry undertones, almost like the colour of squashed blackcurrants (way to describe a shade, Sophia). Yup, I think I definitely need every shade in the range!

I've been wanting to try some high-street lip liners for ages, as pretty much every lip liner I own is high-end and although they are fantastic, it's always good to have some high-street alternatives. Considering I have a lot of pink lipsticks I only have one pink lip liner and it's a fairly pale, light pink. I decided to pick up Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in 140 Intense Pink, £3.99, a warm pink that will go really well with a lot of the pinks in my lipstick stash. I still need a bright pink lip liner though, so if you have any recommendations feel free to leave them in the comments below! 

The second lip liner I picked up is a shade I've had my eye on for a while now, 011 Spice from the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner range, which is even more purse-friendly at £2.99. Spice is a very warm nude with red-brick undertones that I can't wait to team with some of my favourite nude lipsticks. 

I'm a sucker for nude nails and when I spotted Love This Sweater from the Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish range, I couldn't resist. At just £2.99 each they're one of the more purse-friendly nail polish ranges on the high-street and Love This Sweater is a lovely pinky nude, perfect for all year round. 

I was in desperate need of a new bi-phase makeup remover and although I am obsessed with the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover, I really wanted to find a budget-friendly one that would remove my makeup just as well. I decided to pick up two, the Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover, £1.94, and the Garnier Simply Essentials 2 in 1 Make-Up Remover, £3.25, which is for both face and eyes. I also really want to try the Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make Up Remover, but it was out of stock when I placed my order! Have you tried it before?

Last but not least I decided to pick up a few nail care essentials. My nail buffing block was getting a bit old and definitely a little battered, so I decided to give the Leighton Denny Trio Buffer, £4.50, a try. One side buffs ridges and smooths nails, whilst the other side works to shine nails. Another Leighton Denny product I picked up is the Leighton Denny Hoof Stick, £1.10, for neatening up cuticles during at-home manicures. Last but not least and another cuticle related product, I picked up a pair of Elegant Touch Cuticle Nippers, £4.09, something I've been meaning to purchase for quite a while now so I'm glad I finally got around to it!

I'm actually super excited by everything I ordered and very excited to start trying everything out. Expect a lot of beauty reviews of these budget-friendly picks coming your way soon! Have you made any beauty orders recently? Anything you think I should pick up next time I make some beauty purchases? Let me know!

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  1. I love the lip pencils, much cheaper than the ones at MAC! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

    1. I wore Spice today and it is SO good! I am so impressed with the colour pay-off and longevity xo

  2. It all looks lovely, i love how you've taken the pics!!

    Clare | www.clare-without-an-i.com

    1. Thanks so much Clare :) I'm really happy with my buys! xo

  3. You picked up some lovely things. I don't wear lip products often but the Maybelline Velvet Lip Pencils sound lovely & the shade range is pretty good (: xx

    1. Thank you Ash! Let me know if you decide to give the Color Drama lip pencils a try! xo

  4. Totally loving the bloggie.

    Just found you!

    And this haul... just amazing!

    Hope we can follow each other?

    1. Thanks Katja, I'm glad you liked my haul and you are enjoying Tattooed Tealady! xo

  5. Nice haul! I do most of my makeup shopping online too. I think I need to pick up those cuticle nippers, I don't look after my cuticles very well at all :s xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

    1. I tend to do weekly manicures but over the past few months my cuticles have been behaving so oddly so I figured I needed to get some to keep them tidy!! xo