HUGE Collective Haul | Clothes, Beauty Items And Review!

I decided to have a HUGE splurge on new makeup, skin care and clothing items. As it is a new year I thought I need to try new things, so I bought new things d: I have tried all of the things that I have and have decided whether they are worth purchasing or not.

Skin Care
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil - $33
I must say this is now my most used skin care product, I put it on every night before I go to bed and although I have had it for at least a week or two, it seems to go pretty quick for me but that's just because it's such a good product, highly recommend purchasing one to try out. I purchased this from the Clarins website.
Mario Badescu Drying lotion - $24
I wrote down my thoughts on the first time using it...
It stung a bit on chin but that might have been from a little bit of an opening in my blemish. It has a very strong smell and is surprisingly very runny when first applying it, the pink substance actually dripped onto the floor (woups).
One problem is, places like above my lips and my forehead it feels kind of like a face mask as it feels like if my face is to expressional then the dot will crack.
Another one of my concerns before I went to bed was if I subconsciously sleep on the side of my face will it get on my pillow or come off? Turns out it mostly dries within 30 minutes but it will come off a bit when you sleep so I would recommend if you don't want pink little dots on white pillows use a bad pillow cover when you are using this product, or if you can sleep with your head towards the ceiling all night without moving then you will be absolutely fine with this product.
With using this product for a while now I have noticed that it doesn't always work on all of your pimples that you put them on, I still think this is a great product and would recommend you purchasing it as it would be really useful if you have a big pimple the night before a big outing it would be a possible miracle even if it doesn't work completely it still makes it 75% smaller.
The product is $24 Australian dollars, I think it is reasonable for a semi-highend brand.
I purchased this from the website Mecca.
Nivea 3-in-1 Refreshing Cleansing Wipes For Eyes, Lips and Face - $3.75
I have purchased this many times and always go back to it, it is not the most amazing makeup wipes but it does the job. It doesn't leave any sticky residue on your face. Although it says lash care, whilst I take off my mascara using these wipes it can sometimes pull off a lash or two, same goes for eyebrows. Therefore these wipes are more for taking off base makeup. It also takes off waterproof makeup. I purchased this from the supermarket Woolworths.

Makeup
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation - $16
Before this purchase I had three foundations which all three are running out of, I had seen people on the internet rave about rimmel foundations for a long time now and decided to give it a shot. First Impression, I don't really like the way this foundation looks on my skin it makes me look like I have a cake face (well that's what I think anyway). The reason for that is purely because it says full coverage foundation. I got the shade 100 Ivory, it has an SPF of 20 which is good for those summer days in Australia. What surprised me was the pump, I thought because of the lid it wouldn't have a pump but I'm glad it does so it was quite a pleasant surprise. The second time I tried it, it didn't look too bad I am not sure why it was different from the first time but I am beginning to like this foundation and as it is full coverage that means that I don't have to use concealer for my blemishes.
I purchased this from Chemist Warehouse.
Too Faced Born This Way Concealer - $40
I got the shade Very Fair, which has a pink undertone, now whilst purchasing the concealer they did not have a yellow undertone light concealer so that is one problem with mine although I do not mind that much as I do have naturally rosy cheeks it kind of works when I apply it under my eyes. If I wear just concealer on my face it doesn't look weird. Aside from that the formula is good but does not blend very well in the creases of my under eyes. The doe foot applicator is by far my favourite concealer applicator, it is very flexible and soft, the combination of the formula and the applicator is a complete win in my eyes (or is that under eyes?). I purchased this from the website Mecca.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip-colour - $20
I love this formula it is similar to the NYX Soft matte lip creams as they don't go fully matte like Kylie cosmetics lip kits do. The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip-colour is not kiss proof and will come off throughout the day. The shade is HD Forever and is a red tone brown. The Lip-colour is very moisturising to the lips and has great pigmentation. I purchased this from Target.
L'Oréal Super Liner Perfect Slim Eyeliner - $10
I love trying out new eyeliners so I picked up a couple and this was one of them. I find at the start of using very fine slim eyeliners that the product at the tip seems to run out very quickly and that is the case with this eyeliner, although it is great for doing a cat eye, it does not have very much pigmentation and I find myself going over the faint lines multiple times. I purchased this from Chemist Warehouse.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner - $11
At first I hated it, it seemed way to thick and that just wasn't the look I was going for. The second time I tried it it worked out a lot better, I learnt how to properly use it and I was very impressed with the pigment and how precise and pointy the flick was. It is long lasting and waterproof and apparently stays on for 24 hours. This eyeliner I am still not 100% sure with but I am glad I bought it it is a great eyeliner and doesn't run out of pigmentation at the very end of the liner brush. I purchased this from Chemist Warehouse.
Clothes

Peppermayo The Saloon Pants - Black Gloss - $55
These are a high rise crop pant, the length is perfect for me and the size fits my legs and hips the only problem is the waist band. I can get the button and zipper done up but it is very (and I MEAN very) tight around my waist, if only there was more fabric or the waist band stretched more than it would be a much more comfortable fit. I love the pants they look so nice, if only the waist band was bigger than this would be my staple pants. I purchased this from the website Peppermayo.
Asos
The rest of this haul will be items that I bought from Asos.

Pack Of 100 Clear Hair Ties - $6
These are so cheap for the amount of hair ties that come with it and they are just such a staple hair accessory I had to get them and plus I am all out of hair ties so I thought it was necessary.
Occasion Station Jewel Ear Cuff - $12
I've never had one of these but I decided it was worth a try, the weird thing is is that it fits perfectly on my right ear but not on my left ear but I guess it's because my ears are slightly different shapes. I never thought that the way your ear is shaped determined whether it will fit or not, I guess it's just like shoes. I don't mind how it looks on me, it is not really out there so I like it. Probably wouldn't get another one of these but it's good to have at least one. With that said it is very comfortable on and I sometimes forget that I am wearing it, it is very stable on the ear so I know it won't fall off.
Noisy May Tan Lines Lattice Bikini Top And Bottom - $49
I love the colour, it fits well although I would've liked the top to have a bit more material, but it does cover enough, I just won't do any handstands. The bottoms are perfect and I really like the crisscrosses on each side, I thought the bottoms would have been a bit more high waisted but the bottoms fit just bellow my belly button but it doesn't bother me. One problem with the top I have found is that the strings at the top are a bit awkward, I can't tie them up or they will look like a bowtie and I am not 100% with them being untied an just hanging, but I love the crosses on the top it gives a really nice detail to a plain bikini.
Mix and Match Cross Front Wrap Bikini Top - $10.50
I was the most excited about this one, I have wanted a bikini of this style since 2015 but haven't had the chance to because the size might be wrong and it is to expensive, but there was a sale on Asos and is $10.50 so it is pretty cheap. It was quite confusing to work out what size was right for me and what was going to fit me because they didn't have the Australian bra sizes on the selected sizes option but I did my research and found the closest match because most sizes were sold out but luckily I found the perfect one. I tried it on and I absolutely love it, I also love how it is black so I can wear whatever kind of bikini bottoms I'd like with it. So the moral of this purchase story is that it lived perfectly ever after in my wardrobe being used every single beach outing I have because this top is definitely my staple bikini top now.
That is all I got over the corse of a couple of weeks, I definitely think it was a huge splurge but I am so happy with what I got and will be using all of them. Let me know in the comments which one you would buy or have bought! And don't forget to follow this blog, the follow button is right at the bottom of this page :)
Victoria xx

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