Friday 29 January 2016

"Drowning My Sorrows" Post-Exam Mini Haul

The amount I spend after a exam is directly related to just how badly it may have gone...
This wasn't an outrageous haul by any means. Just a few little goodies to perk me up because I really don't know how these exams have gone. I think my placement year out of uni threw me off - I FORGOT HOW TO UNI. But only time will tell. God help me.

I popped in to my beloved Kiko and was greeted by any shopaholics favourite sight - big old red 50% off signs splashed around. *aaall the heart eye emoji faces*. I'm a big fan of the Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows so knew I had to pick up another at only £3.90 - preferably one in a more daring shade than my usual neutrals. I chose this electric blue and I luuurveee it. Especially worn bold and thick under the lower lashline with a cat eye flick and as much mascara as poss. Edgy AF. 

The eyeshadow brush (200) is one I'd been eyeing up for a while and it was only £5 half price so I had to pick it up. It's a fantastic quality brush.! However - I didn't realise it was a blend of natural and synthetic hair which I tend to avoid but Kiko is still a cruelty free company so make up your own mind on that.

I also decided to try out a couple of their Smart Lip Pencils. I've never heard anyone talking about them before but they had some gorgeous colours so thought why the hell not. I mean, I think I can spare £1.20! Was hoping to get my pout a bit more Kylie Jenner, 'cos bitch got no lips, y'know.

Weird but I noticed the liners had names online but only numbers in store which is a bit annoying as I didn't actually end up getting the shades I had originally wanted but the ones I got are beautiful anyway and I kiiiind of love them. Especially Rosewood, the more nudey pink (Rose Mauve). They glide on so smoothly and are just creamy and pigmented and lush and aarggh.  YES.

L-R Eyeshadow Stick 11 (Teal), Lip Pencils 709 (Magenta), 712 (Rose Mauve)
I picked up a couple of offerings from one of my favourite brands, Sleek. They had a 2 for £10 offer across all their products and I wish SO EFFING MUCH that I had taken more advantage of it but I hadn't been paid. Worst day ever.

I got me a pretty lil' lipstick - and by lil' I mean lil'. It's absolutely weeny! I picked up the shade Dare which is a lovely "matte" shade like a dirty burgundy and I've been loving it. From Sleek I also choose this Corrector & Concealer Palette (in shade 2 which is the lighest)/ It comes with two creamy concealers/correctors and a yellow toned setting power but the jury's still out on this. I don't hate it but I just don't get it. I'll keep you posted - have you tried this? What do you think?

I got a new make up brush... Rose gold in colour. BUT I won't talk about this now as I have a whooole post coming up on this brush and the collection.

So my final and favourite thing I scooped up is a pretty palette from everyone's favourite Make Up Revolution. (You know I love a MUR palette). I opted for a Blush & Highlight Palette in Golden Sugar. I LOVE this so much, I've used at least a blush or a highlight from it every day. This is worthy of a whole post of it's own complete with swatches, but here is a little teaser for you.

Do you treat yourself after exams/work?
Have you tried any of these products?
Teri-May x 


  1. That MUR palette is beautiful!

  2. THAT MUR PALETTE, I'm drooling a lil. It's so pretty! *Adds to list of makeup I must own*
    Can't believe those lip pencils were only £1.20, such a bargain!

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

  3. Wow what a bargain those lip pencils are and I adore that blush palette. Super colours, just up my street!

  4. Congratulations on finishing your exams! I think a treat is always needed after working so hard. The lip pencils look gorgeous too! :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

  5. Loving the prices here. Will love to try Kiko.

  6. I have that MUR palette and its gorgeous! Let me know your thoughts on the concealer. im thinking of trying out the cream type one. And WELL DONE on getting through your exams, im sure you did fine and you bloody hell deserve to treat yo self!


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