Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Selfridges haul

For me, no trip to London is complete without a trip to Selfridges to blow my hard earned pennies in the beauty hall.  It's by far my favourite department store beauty hall in London and between Selfridges and Space NK Hans Crescent store, all my beauty needs are more or less covered.

You may have already seen my Charlotte Tilbury here which I picked up also from Selfridges at the same time, but here are the rest of my Selfridges goodies.

Whilst I was in London, Selfridges launched their limited edition Beauty Box in conjunction with Elle.  And in my opinion it's their best beauty box yet.  For £30 you got the latest copy of Elle, Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, Topshop lipstick in Charmed, Ciate polish in Cupcake Queen, Ellis Faas E401 mascara, Eve Lom Kiss Mix, Perricone MD Neuropeptide Firming moisturiser and Sacha Juan leave in conditioner.  The reason it appealed so much is that these are all products (apart from the Ciate polish which I already own) I have never tried so it was a perfect opportunity to get my mitts on some new goodies.  I am most excited about trying the Ellis Faas mascara!

You may have read my review about the new Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy lipsticks here.  I picked up 5 from the range and gave them an ok review but I am seriously falling in love more and more with them daily.   At least 3 of them have worked their way into my handbag and I was wearing 305 Brick in the office yesterday and my boss complimented me on how nice my lipstick was!!

I also got colour matched for a Lasting Silk foundation.  I have read so many good reviews about this foundation so I can't wait to try it.  Everything I have owned from the Armani beauty range I have loved.

Omorovicza is a brand I have had my eye on to try for ages.  Every time I go on the Cult Beauty website there is a Queen of Hungary mist sitting in my basket but at over £40 I just kept wondering 'is this worth it'.  Then I read some rave reviews about their cleansing balm but again, so expensive.  I spotted this trial kit and snapped it up!  It contains 2 minis of the Thermal Cleansing Balm, a 20ml Illuminating Moisturiser, a 30ml Queen of Hungary mist and a 20ml Rejuvinating Night Cream, plus a washcloth.  Part of me almost hopes I don't fall in love with these products as it would be an expensive habit to maintain!!

I spotted the Dior Airflash Matte Touch Long Lasting Airy Powder on the Sephora US website and wanted it immediately-but couldn't buy it because it was an aerosol which couldn't be shipped internationally.  I tried Sephora in Dubai but no luck.  When I saw it in Selfridges I nearly fell over myself to buy it!!

It's a setting spray you apply over foundation or to touch up during the day which apparently gives a flawless finish.  Reviews coming soon!

A haul wouldn't be complete without a nail polish or 3!  I am really into nude nails at the moment and picked up Yummy Mummy and Tea With The Queen from Butter London.  I really like the Butter London formula and they do some amazing shades-one of my favourites is Trout Pout, a peachy coral.  I am wearing it right now but smashed the bottle at the weekend after I applied it so that will be a definite repurchase next time I am in the UK.

I already own the pink version of the Azature nail polish but saw my friend Antonia from Mac and Cheese wearing the gold and I was like 'I need that!'

Finally I had a little splurge in Tom Ford.  I knew I wanted the new Orchid haze palette but when I saw Seductive Rose in real life I fell in love with it as well.  They're both so wearable and great additions to the range.  They all contain shimmer which is my preferred formula over matte.

I still have hauls to show you from the duty free and Boots which are coming soon!  I've also just found out that due to the second Eid holidays our office in Dubai will be closed all next week so thats 9 days off in a row!  Finally I hope I can catch up with myself blog wise before the busy downward run into Christmas!


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