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House of Fraser gift card beauty haul

If you read my BAFTA post (which you can find here) or follow me on Twitter then you might be aware that I recently won a £500 House of Fraser gift card. To start with I used this to buy a dress to wear to the BAFTAs and then I decided to spend roughly half of what was left on skincare/makeup and the rest on clothes. I thought I'd do a haul post to show you the skincare and makeup bits I decided to treat myself to.

House of Fraser gift card beauty haul

House of Fraser gift card beauty haul
House of Fraser gift card beauty haul
Magnitone Lucid replacement brush heads £15.99

I've recently got my hands on a Magnitone Lucid facial cleansing brush which I've really enjoyed using. So as House of Fraser stock replacement heads I thought I might as well take the opportunity to buy some ready for when I need one. It's recommended that you replace the brush head every three months so including the head it came with and the two replacements that means I'm all set for the next nine months.

Urban Decay Naked 3 £38 

I know, I'm seriously late to the party with this one! Naked 1 and 2 didn't appeal to me at all, but when Naked 3 was released it really caught my eye and I started lusting after it. I'd already thought about asking my boyfriend to buy this for my birthday this month, but when the gift card landed in my hands I added it to my online basket instead. For nearly £40 I'm determined to try and make myself actually use this and am looking forward to having a play around. I had a couple of single Urban Decay eye shadows years ago that I begrudgingly made myself throw away last year, so I already know that their eye shadows are excellent quality.

Clinique Extra mild liquid facial soap £16 & Take the day off cleansing oil £22

When I placed my first online order I was running out of anything to use for my morning cleanser and the second part of my double cleanse in the evening, so I decided to go for a Clinique liquid facial soap. I've previously used the mild one but this was out of stock so I thought I'd try the extra mild instead as I didn't want to go the other way. When this arrived I was surprised to find that technically it's not a liquid but more of a cream. I don't know if this is something to do with it being the extra mild one, but I still like it.

My favourite way to remove my makeup is with an oil cleanser and my current oil of choice is The Body Shop's Camomile silky cleansing oil. I wanted to buy another skincare item (I'll explain why below) so I decided to try the Take the day off cleansing oil to see how this compares to my current oil. I haven't tried it yet but will report back when I do.

Clinique Pop lip colour + primer in Cherry pop £16

I'm a sucker for wanting to try new lipstick releases and as Clinique's latest release is quite reasonably priced at £16 I decided I wanted to try one. Hayley from London Beauty Queen Instagrammed a photo of her wearing a red shade that looked amazing and as I've recently gone from a none red lip wearer to buying all the red lipsticks a red was what I wanted to go for. The reason I wanted another Clinique skincare item was because the lipstick was on a different order to the facial soap and if I bought a skincare product at the same time this meant I would qualify for Bonus time. So yes, I did buy another product to get the free gift! How can you not when Clinique's Bonus time sets are pretty amazing? 

Kiehl's Creamy eye treatment with avocado £20

I occasionally suffer with dry flaky skin around my eyes and trust me it's not a pretty sight. Sometimes this is along my brow bone just under my eyebrows but I can also suffer from it on my eye lids. When it does appear on my lids I'm never sure what to use, if anything, as I don't want the product ending up in my eyes. The last time I suffered from this I was actually at a blogger event at Selfridges Birmingham and the lovely lady from Kiehl's applied some of this for me. This cleared up my flaky skin from just one use and I learnt it's safe to use on that area as it doesn't migrate into your eyes. I've wanted a tub every since so I popped one in my online basket.

Nars Dual-intensity eye shadow in Andromeda £21

As soon as I saw the promo images of the Nars Dual-intensity eye shadows I knew I wanted to try at least one shade, but at £21 for a single eye shadow I was unsure about taking the plunge. So of course this was the perfect opportunity to try one. Again I haven't tried this out yet but I love the design on it and am intending to use this to brighten the inner corner of my eye.

Urban Decay Ultimate ozone multi-purpose primer pencil £15

As you're probably aware I'm a big lipstick fan but am not big on having to reapply it through the day. I have a distinct lack of lip line on one side of my top lip so I do normally have to spend a little time making sure I create a neat line and having to redo this in public or in a bathroom somewhere is not ideal. I spotted this on Jane's blog British Beauty Blogger but didn't really think about it again until I spotted that House of Fraser stock it. I didn't think £15 was too bad for this so I thought I'd give it a try and will report back with my findings. As you can see this is a multi-purpose product but to be honest I'm not entirely sure what the other purposes are supposed to be, so I might have to do some research on this.

House of Fraser Clainique bonus time

House of Fraser Clinique Bonus time GWP

I mentioned the Clinique Bonus time gift with purchase so of course I need to show you what was included. If you're not sure what Clinique's Bonus time is this is a free gift you get when you spend a minimum amount or buy two products, of which one usually needs to be skincare. Different stores may also have gifts that include different products. When I placed my order Harvey Nichols had a Bonus time gift that I actually preferred to this one, but I wasn't going to spend £40 of my own money when I had the House of Fraser gift card.

The gift comes in a makeup bag with a pattern I'm not hugely keen on but it's good quality and will come in useful. Inside there was an eye shadow duo in Strawberry fudge (1.3g), Superdefense SPF 20 daily moisturiser (15ml), 7 day scrub cream (30ml), Take the day off makeup remover (50ml), mini high-impact mascara in black (3.5ml) and a mini Chubby stick intense in Plushest punch (1.2g). The only product I have tried from the set is a Chubby stick but I tried a standard one, rather than intense one, and although it's a nice product it didn't provide enough colour for me. So I'm hoping an intense one will have much better colour payoff. These are really cute little mini sizes so are perfect for travelling or just to give you a taste of the product so you know whether you might want to purchase the full size.

So that's my gift card haul. Did I pick any products you're a fan of?

 
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14 comments:

  1. Oh you lucky thing! I love the bits you have chosen. You really deserved a treat.
    I will be interested to see what you make of the UD pencil! :)

    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. Thank you lovely. I certainly enjoyed deciding what to spend the gift card on! x

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  2. Wow! What an amazing haul!

    Stephanie xxx
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/hope-freedom-love-3436251

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  3. I am so jealous that Naked palette looks amazing! Just discovered your blog and I love it :D
    xoxo

    www.randomindistilling.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks lovely, I hope you enjoy my posts x

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  4. How amazing! I love the Naked palettes and anything Nars is always fab. I have the dual-intensity palette and the shadows are incredible. Lovely, lovely :)

    Sarah x

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    1. To be honest I rarely wear eye shadow but after spending this much on it (even though it wasn't actually my money!) I'll make sure I do actually use them! x

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  5. You got so many lovely things, I love my original Naked one palette, it's so good

    Emma emhasrednails

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    1. I still haven't really used the Naked palette much yet, must change that next week! x

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  6. ahh a £500 gift voucher is the dream! Love your picks, seems we have similar taste in makeup. Definitely experiment with the Naked palette - it's a winner xx

    www.lydialulu.com

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    1. It was amazing spending it. It's not very often somebody just hands over free money for you to do what you want with! x

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  7. Wow what an amazing win!!! You picked up some great stuff! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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