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! * LolaStar Hearts | UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog * !: What I Bought: Collective Beauty Haul

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What I Bought: Collective Beauty Haul

I know that a lot of bloggers are on a spending ban right now but most certainly am not, so here’s what I’ve picked up recently.


Louise Gray for Topshop Brush Set - £32

I was instantly drawn to these when I hit the makeup section in Topshop. I can’t find the link for them as I think they’ve sold out, but the set contains powder, blush, foundation, eyeliner and eye shadow brushes.

I’ve been wanting to try Topshop lipsticks for a while as everyone raves about them and I’ve finally come across a colour that’s flattering for my skin tone. Rumour Has It is a dusty rose with a velvet finish.


I picked up this foundation brush as I wanted something to apply facemasks with. I have a few TBS brushes already and they’re really good quality.

I’ve been looking at this online for a while now and even though I don’t need to add another balm to my collection I couldn’t help but grab it.


This smells edible really nice. As I’ve said before I love scrubs and since this was half price in the sale it would have been rude of me not to pick it up!


My foundation is getting a bit low so I decided it was time to pick up a replacement. #bbloggerxmas girls will know that this is my Holy Grail foundation – I absolutely love it. The price is pretty average for a premium/high-end brand, and an 8g tub lasts me about a year so it’s really cost effective.

I’ve wanted to try this for absolutely ages, and got the girl at the counter to try some on me and it’s even better than I expected. I think £24 is a little steep since it’s the same price as the foundation, but since I’ll only need a small amount I can see it lasting even longer than a year.


Everyone always raves about the elasticizer so I picked up this kit so I could give it a go. I stupidly didn’t read the part that says ‘body & shine’ so this isn’t exactly for my hair type, but I’ll use it all anyway.

Tara Smith Feed The Root Shampoo & Conditioner - £10 each. Shining Moment Glosser - £12

Last month I attended a Tara Smith Blogger Event and was given some samples of her shampoo and conditioner (review to follow!). I’ve fallen in love with the sulphate-free formula and had to get some more. They’re a bit more than I’d usually pay but definitely worth it.

Multi-use = Lola loves. I swapped with someone for the sample that came in a Glossybox last year and my hair was literally addicted. It smells amazing and applies like a dream.

It was a big toss up between this and the Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask, but I think I prefer this. I’d tried both but I have a few enzyme masks already and this one is perfect for my oily skin.

I’ve read some good reviews on the Marks & Spencer beauty range and a girl can never have too many exfoliators, so for just £6 this definitely had to accompany me to the till.

Yes, another body oil. It's a cruel, cruel addiction. It smells and feels amazing!


I love the Avene Cleanance range and had to get this during the Escentual sale.

I’ve got a post coming up about this so I won’t go into too much detail, but this stuff is amazing for spot/acne-prone skin.

This is one of my most favourite body oils. In fact I kept the empty bottle when I ran out of the last one because I was too upset to chuck it in the bin – sad, but true. You can read my review of it here.


I actually bought this on a FB swapping group. A girl had two, sealed, original tubes and was selling them for less than the price of one tube in Boots so it would have been rude not to buy!

I have another one of these and I adore it so picked up another one since it was such a bargain. I accidentally put the wrong colour in my basket but I think this is quite cute anyway.
So that’s how I’ve bankrupted treated myself this month so expect some reviews very soon!

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At January 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM , Blogger LolaStar said...

wow, great haul! I love the designs on the shampoo bottles! :)

At January 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Great products, hope you enjoy them all (I love Nuxe's dry oil) :)

At January 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

fab haul!! i still need to try topshop makeup... xxx

At January 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Wow, what an amazing haul... Don't know where to start, great taste!
I love Perlier and that Jemma Kidd lipstick is my all time favourite red! :)


At January 15, 2013 at 3:34 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

got a lot of great things! I've just started using the Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer and its incredible!

caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

At January 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Great haul! I really want to try Tara Smith x

At January 15, 2013 at 10:34 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Those Topshop brushes are so cute and they look nice! I can easily imagine how the Body Shop Scrub would smell, yummmmmmmmmm

At January 16, 2013 at 12:53 AM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Rumour has it looks like my sort of colour!


At January 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM , Blogger LolaStar said...

some amazing products, look forward to the reviews. x

At January 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Thanks lovely!x

At January 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Yeah it's just lovely!x

At January 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

The scrub is perfection, I've actually almost finished it!x

At January 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

You should definitely give the range a go, the formula is so gentle!x

At January 29, 2013 at 7:01 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

I'm really excited to try it, lots of people have told me how good it is!x

At January 29, 2013 at 7:05 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Thanks lovely! Haha. I still can't believe the Jemma Kidd was only £2.50, hope I can pull it off!x

At January 29, 2013 at 7:06 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

I've heard such good things so I had to give it a go!x

At January 29, 2013 at 7:06 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Thanks lovely. I love it too, I'd been having withdrawal symptoms since trying the sample size so it was a must-have!x

At January 29, 2013 at 7:07 PM , Blogger LolaStar said...

Thanks lovely!x


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