Saturday, 8 June 2013

Beauty Haul // Illamasqua

Hi my lovelies!
Long time no blogging! I wanted to do a little update. I haven't put up a post for a while now.
I've been wanting to put up some post and have been planning it but I have had computer problems and an written exam report to pass in so there haven't been time to enjoy blogging - excuses, excuses excuses.
But as you say if you don't enjoy blogging the posts will not end up good. ;) 

I'm back now with my very FIRST Illamasqua haul.
A couple of weeks ago Illamasqua hit 50,000 twitterfollowers and they did a special offer for a couple of hours only - 50 % off on everything on the Illamasqua web page. Some of you may have taken advantage of this offer too if so I would love to know what you got - link your post in the comments. Hint, hint if you want to follow me on twitter I'm @mlhauken ;)
I'd been eyeing the Nail Varnish and a Cream Blusher for a while before the offer, so these were definitely on the list! I then tweeted Illamasqua for some recommendations and ended up with a Pure Pigment and a Gleam.
NAIL VANISH IN SPECKLE £14.50 (-50% £37.25) DDK 127 / 63: Love, love, LOVE this varnish. I've been wanting it ever since the launch this Easter, I believe. It's a beautiful Lilac colour with some glitter and black speckles. It's different to any other varnishes I own. I've tried it once and applied it with 2 coats .. Perfect. The only downfall is trying to remove it - it is SO difficult. But I think it's the same for every varnishes that contains glitter, speckles and so on.
CREAM BLUSHER IN DIXIE £18 (-50% £9) DDK 157 / 78:  Now, I said I'd been looking at a cream blusher for a while but I didn't have a specific colour in mind. All I knew was that I wanted a cream blusher. I don't know why I picked this colour, there was just something about it. It's just beautiful and surprisingly very natural on my cheeks. I need more cream blushers in my life, they give a nice natural dewy finish, which I like.
PURE PIGMENT IN FURORE £16.50 (-50% £8.25) DDK 145 / 72: This was one of the recommendations from the Illamasqua team. It's a beautiful metallic light brownish colour which can be used as eyeshadow but also as a high lighter. I've used this product the most out of all of them because it's so wearable. I'm thinking of buying a darker colour for a smokey look.
GLEAM IN AURORA £18 (-50% £9) DDK 157 / 78: This is a cream high lighter. I usually use my e.l.f. bronzer as a high lighter but wanted to try a cream to get that more natural dewy look. Can't wait to use it for a glowy summer look.

This was my little purchase from Illamasqua #twitter50 sale. I think I'm going to love every single one of the products. Also, I love the packaging from this brand. It's just so feminine, pretty and different from other brands. 

Let me know what you think of Illamasqua products and if you own anything I just have to have! As mentioned earlier please link your post if you did any purchases from Illamasqua :)

Have a beautiful day or night depending on where you're from ;)
Thanks for reading 
Love Marie-Louise xx


PS. I'm on instagram (mlhauken), if you want to see daily pictures of my life. I'm also on Twitter for daily tweets and for weekly posts, you can follow me on bloglovin <3

12 comments:

  1. You picked some great things! i absolutely love Illamasqua, have you used Gleam yet? its amazing!

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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    1. Thank you! After trying these products I need more :) Yeah, the gleam really is amazing! x

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  2. I really wish I had taken advantage of that sale, I love the look of the speccled polishes, enjoy :-)

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    1. Hopefully they will do one more sale when they hit another milestone on twitter! :) I love the polish, it so amazing! x

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  3. The cream blush looks gorgeous. I found out about the offer a week after it ended #headintheclouds

    Salli
    xxx

    www.embracingtheenechanted.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no! Hopefully they will do one more sale when they hit another milestone on twitter :) Thanks for commenting x

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  4. You got some great stuff, really want to try the speckle nail varnish! looks lovely x

    http://lovetelina.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I LOVE the varnish, might have to get more colours ;) Thanks for commenting x

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  5. I'm loving Aurora! I also picked up some bits in the the 50% off sale! xx

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    1. Oh yay! It's so amazing! Photograf really well :) If you did a post, please link it, so I can take a peek x

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  6. Illamasqua is a great brand. You bought some cool products. Lucky girl :)
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for commenting x

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