Thursday, 10 October 2013

Recent Beauty Purchases: YSL, Shu Uemura, Laura Mercier, Chantecaille, Sephora, Caudalie, Diptyque

I am trying to think of an excuse for all my recent purchases, but... I can't think of anything :) haha. I simply couldn't resist placing a couple of orders online. I have been lusting after the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, Diptyque Baies Candle and Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers for months (maybe years), so I finally bought them :) I purchased some other bits as well and... I also got my mitts on a beautiful Sephora Highlighter!

The most expensive purchase with it's ridiculous £33.00 price tag (gulp!) is the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. I got it in shade Cashew Beige, which is a bit too dark for my natural complexion, but it is a perfect match when I use Clarins Liquid Bronze. The question is - was it worth £33? I think it was. It is a lovely foundation with great coverage and a beautiful, silky finish. A little goes a long way, so it will last for ages! I also adore it's subtle scent. Would I repurchase? I am not sure yet :)

I also ordered the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers from Space NK. Again... the £20.00 price tag is ridiculous, but... they perform so much better than any cheap ones I used before. I am not amazed with the results, but these are the first curlers to actually curl my lashes slightly and they are supposed to last for a couple of years. I will be adding a  full review soon.

The Chantecaille Eyeshadow was a bargain at only £5.00 (originally £23.00) in the Space NK Sale. I am gutted that I only ordered one of these, because I adore the formula. I got a gorgeous shade called Menthe - a very light mint green colour with lots of micro shimmer. It applies very sheer, but it looks lovely in the inner corners, or under the brow bone. 

The last item I ordered from Space NK is the Diptyque Baies Mini Candle (£20.00). It is smaller than I imagined, but it smells amazing. The scent is a mixture of blackcurrant leaves and roses and it fills the full room with the most incredible aroma. I love it!

I also placed a little Feel Unique order and got a gorgeous YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in shade 9 (Nude in Private). It is a beautiful nude shade with a lot of shine. 
It normally costs £24.00, but I got it for £21.60 with my 10% VIP discount (I chose YSL as my VIP brand for 6 months, you can join the VIP club here). 

I also repurchased Caudalie Beauty Elixir (£10.35) because I am addicted to this stuff. I should probably order the 100ml bottle, but the £28.80 price tag scares me :) 

When my sisters came for a visit, I asked one of them to buy me the beautiful Sephora Highlighting Compact Powder. It was just under £10.00 and it is absolutely beautiful. It adds a nice golden glow to my skin, without looking orange or shimmery. It can be used as a bronzer or highlighter.

I also ordered a couple of makeup storage and home decor bits, but I will share them in a separate post :)



  1. Looking forward to your review of the Laura Mercier silk creme foundation :) Dying to get that myself :)

  2. I've always wondered what Baies smells like, sounds lovely! I also think the Sephora highlighter looks gorgeous too :)
    emmerliejay x

  3. Loads of lovely products!! i have the Shu curlers, mine are just about to be retired as they are ruined!! The Space NK ones are actually a good dupe. The YSL lipstick looks a lovely shade xx
    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  4. You got some beautiful picks - I'm very jealous. I've got my eye on those eyelash curlers, plus that lipstick looks so so pretty.

    I'll have to swatch the highlighter when I'm in Paris next month! x

  5. Amazing haul!!! I love Diptyque candle and of course YSL lipstick! X

  6. Ahhh Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers sounds fantastic!

    Ila x

  7. Nice haul! I love the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. Will be interested to read your review of the eyelash curlers :) x

  8. Nice haul. love the highlighter from sephora

  9. I've just bought the Shu Uemura lash curlers, and I don't think £20 is a lot when they last over a year, and come with replacement pads! Especially when a mascara can cost more, and only last 3 months :D xx

  10. Love the lipstick and highlighter!

  11. I have bought YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Nude in Private and its ahhmazing!!

  12. I wish we had a Sephora here, amazing set of products xx

  13. The Sephora highlighting compact looks like a real gem! I should check it out!

  14. Fab haul! Been meaning to check out the Laura Mercier foundation too - still loving my NARS sheer glow though. I have the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers too, best purchase ever x


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