Hellooo, I hope everyone had a good festive season! I have been back at work for almost a week now, although I am still trying to get back into things, especially since most people are still on leave. I did quite a bit of shopping last month, which you will soon see, but my favourite has got to be the Sephora Moschino Bear Highlighter! I also finally got my hands on some KIKO Makeup! So, get comfy and let’s get started on my December Beauty Haul!
My best friend, AKA slipper girl was in Amsterdam a while back, so I obviously asked her to get me some makeup. I gave her a list of a few items after browsing the KIKO website. Crossing fingers the foundation is the right shade!
There were two new essence Trend Editions at Clicks recently, I picked up the Life Is A Festival Duo Blush and the Made To Sparkle Highlighting & Transforming Prismatic Palette. I also bought the Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation, I am just hoping this is the right shade, since there weren’t testers.
So much beauty in this photo! I bought the Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Trio, Sephora Moschino Bear Highlighter and the MAC Snowball Here Comes Joy Highlighter. I also bought a Sephora Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Firenze and a back up of the Precision Glide Brow Pencil, because it is that amazing!
Finally the Maybelline Dream Cushion has arrived! Unfortunately there aren’t many shade options though, and for the price I expect an exact match. I think this shade would work in summer, but would be too dark for winter. I also picked up the Master Conceal. If you don’t know yet, the MAC website has had a makeover, and is now the same as the US site. There is also 40% off their Goodbyes, so I picked up a few products, it is so worth it!
Next is my Sephora Play Box. Not a bad box, I am quite excited to try the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.
I currently have so many new products from The Ordinary that I should stop buying more, but they always have new skincare launches that are just too good not to buy. Luckily Bay.One had a great Black Friday special where I managed to pick up a few antioxidant products, as well as a bundle that included some NIOD products too. I wouldn’t usually buy NIOD without first trying it, as I find them quite expensive, but I was happy to have a few products in the bundle. Unfortunately the size of the Hand Chemistry described in the bundle and the one I received is different, but they are going to send me another one to make up for it. Aside from being the cheapest local supplier of The Ordinary, they have no additional custom charges, have great customer service and a low courier fee. They also send the products they have on hand immediately, while they wait for the other products to arrive. This is the second time I have ordered from them and it has always been pleasant.
I first tried the IT Cosmetics CC Cream as a sample that was included in a Sephora order, and from that first try I was amazed, so although it is pretty expensive, I finally caved and bought it. The beautiful orange blossom shower gel is from Dischem, smells amazing, and looks so luxurious, and what’s even better, it is affordable!
I picked up a few pretty soaps for sale at Woolworths for only R29 each. As you can see, my love for Orange Blossom has not died down since the Nuxe Cream got me hooked!
The Body Shop Body Butter and Scented Candles, as if I need to explain more! I received a few products from the Christmas Collection to review, and bought a few others, and then bought some more. I needed a backup of the Vanilla Chai Scented Candle and Body Butter. My only issue with the candles is that they pool quite a lot.
Another new discovery from Dischem is the Amz Loves by Jenam range that is both cute and affordable, but looks very similiar to Zoella products. I wish they had been more original, as this range is basically an exact copy of Zoella Beauty.
I previously bought the Kahaia Eau De Parfum from The Body Shop, but at the time I was torn between that and the Swietenia. So, when my boyfriend bought me the Swietenia Body Lotion I knew I had to get myself the Perfume too. Luckily I exchanged some products that I had bought and was then sent for review, so I didn’t technically spend any money. Unfortunately the body lotions aren’t available at many stores, and in all scents, which is quite disappointing.
Lastly I bought some cute JT One body products on sale at Woolworths. I haven’t tried anything from them before, but they smell amazing!
Thanks for reading ladies! Any preference on what you would like reviewed first?
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The Ordinary’s skincare products are my all time fave! I’m quite tempted by NIOD, especially the Photography Fluid 12% but otherwise I’m happy with TO xx
I have also been tempted by NIOD but I find them quite expensive, especially when compare to TO.
Your hauls are literally incredible, absolute beauty stash goals!! x
Thanks Gemma. Haha some may say I have a problem. 🤣
Omg that highlighting palette is absolutely beautiful 😍 xx
Yep I just had to get it when I saw it!
Ah so many brands there that I want to try! x
Yup me too! I always have such a long wishlist!
How gorgeous are those soaps, I’m so jealous you guys still have Woolworths x
They are so pretty and they smell so good! Yes it is amazing!
Forever loving Kiko, desperate to try that liquid skin foundation! xx
Oooohhh what else can you recommend?
These flaylays are amazing beauty and I need some of those palettes in my life. I want to try that wet and wild foundation.
Thank you so much! Yip I’ve heard such great things about the foundation.
I really want to try the wet n wild foundation, plus I need to get my hands on some of the ordinary’s range!
Yup I’ve heard the foundation is lovely so I had to try for myself!
You got the essence made to sparkle palette too! Absolutely love it myself 😊😊 would love to know your thoughts on the Wet N Wild foundation as I’ve heard its amazing from other bloggers xx
It is intense but so pretty! I’ve also heard great things which is why I bought it. Will definitely do a review!
Master Conceal is one of my all time faves! It’s so creamy and just a dream xx
Oh then I am so glad! Does it work well under the eyes?
amazing beauty haul! the soap wrapping is so pretty! i wasnt a fan of the winter collection from the body shop but i loved the pumpkin one
It is hey! And the scents are amazing!
Your photos are always so pretty!! I really want to try out some more kiko products because the ones I’ve used I’ve loved so far! You have so many good products here! 🙂 xxx
Thank you so much! Any Kiko that you can recommend?
That Bobbi Brown highlighter trio looks amazing x
And the outside is fully gold! It is so luxe looking!
I love your photos!! There’s so many amazing things featured here – totally adding some to my beauty wish list! x
Thank you Emma! I am loving the spoils from myself 🤣
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Please review the Moschino highlighter 🙂 which Clicks did you get the Life Is A Festival blush from?
WIll do! I got it from the new one at Park Meadows
Wow, you did some serious shopping! I love that Wet N Wild foundation & the Bobbi Brown trio looks stunning! xx
Haha, yip, I spoilt myself!
Oh woooow so much goodness! The Bobbi Brown highlight trio is so beautiful I think I need it. Obsessed with that brand right now xx
You do need it! It is stunning, and the entire palette on the outside is gold!
Your brought so much! I love the look of that Bobbi Brown highlighter trio. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Ordinary goodies xx
It is beautiful! I definitely will review them
Aaaah you got so many lovely bits! I really need to try the ordinary, and I love the look of the bits from Kiko 🙂
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I have heard the ordinary is amazing. And I cant wait to try Kiko!
Your flatlays are absolutely beautiful!! How do you have spare to store all these beauty products?! they must need their whole own room!
Much love, Caitylis x x
Thank you so much!
Haha, they do take up quite a lot of space to be honest! X
That’s an epic haul. That BB Highlighter trio is hurting me, its so pretty! I also got some new bits from The Ordinary recently that I’m enjoying xxx
It is absolutely stunning, when I saw it I had to have it!
I’ll definitely have a read, your skincare reviews are the best!
Stunning haul! Please let us know your thoughts on the wet n wild foundation? As per Findation my colour isnt any of the shades we keep here in SA 🙁 I hope we get a better range of shades soon. Im using the concealer though and really like it. Your highlighter choices are gorgeous xo
Hopefully you can find a Clicks with testers, and try and find your shade, and hopefully they bring in more colours soon!. Thanks Lucinda.
I am very happy with my Wet n Wild foundation – my current favourite😊
I am so glad to know that Reonette! Excited to try it now!
WOW! You got an amazing amount of goodies to try and I can’t wait to hear what you think of them all! x
Hehe, yip I do love spoiling myself after a long hard year!
I got the Bodyshop Frosted Berries Collection from my Bro in-law and I can’t stop using the hand cream it smells amazing x
It is lovely isn’t it! I am so happy with them!
I used to work right by a kiko store! But I’m still yet to try anything from them! So I’d love to see your thoughts on those bits!
I am excited to try them! Oh how did you manage passing it without browsing!
Oh wow. So many amazing things. I’ve recently got s bunch of the ordinary to try too.
Oh yay, what did you get? It is such an awesome brand!
I seriously want to try the Wet n Wild foundations! Hopefully I can get my shade.
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I have heard it is amazing, I just wish Clicks had testers!