Monday, 14 November 2011

Haul - Christmas is coming!

I picked up a few bits in town over the weekend and had a few parcels delivered so I thought I would share with all you beautiful followers!

Apologies in advance for the shoddy camera work. My camera is pretty crappy on the odd occasion when it decides to work and my photography skills are piss poor due to spending most of my GCSE photography lessons as far away from the classroom as possible! I know that blogs looks a million times better with gorgeous pictures that have been edited and I'm very jealous of you girls & guys that are that are nifty with a camera, but I'm just not that way inclined. Plus, my ex boyfriend was a photographer and once he released his inner evil the ounce of interest I had in becoming the next Ansel Adams was completely lost.

Anyway, on with the haul!

I had my hair dyed blonder recently, and my amazingly wonderful hairdresser recommended this gorgeous smelling shampoo and conditioner. It's purple and helps to tone the brassy yellowy colour that can come from dying dark hair lighter, and it really works! I've been using it for about a week and my hair has gone such a gorgeous tone and feels super soft.
Pro:voke Touch of Silver Daily Maintenance Shampoo & Conditioner
£1.99 each.
They were from my local boots pharmacy and I can't find them on their website, but you can grab them here.

Lush is one of my all time favourite shops, and I popped in to grab the Snow Fairy shower gel which is my ultimate favourite. I also went to grab my favourite toner 'Popular Toner' which has been my favourite for a while now, but I was distracted by the 'Breath of Fresh Air' toner which smells amazing and is great for dry skin like mine, perfect!
Snow Fairy Shower gel 250g - £5.95
Breath of Fresh Air 100g - £3.75

Thank you all SO much for your recommendations on foundation! I decided to take myself off to Chanel for a bit of VIP treatment. The lady in House of Fraser was so nice, and found a foundation that was exactly the right colour and coverage, I love it! I decided to go for Vitalumiere Aqua in B10. It a water based foundation so it's really great for dry skin, and it's really light but gives a flawless coverage. I'm in love, but a little worried that I'm going to find myself at the Chanel counter a little more than my bank will allow.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 30ml - £31

I decided to pick up some baby shampoo from Tesco to clean my make up brushes with, after reading the tutorial on Nicola's Lala Land

I also bought the Storm palette by Sleek. I've only recently discovered Sleek and I'm really in love with their eye shadows and lipsticks! Lovely and pigmented, I use my natural palette everyday and I think this one is definately going to be well used!

Now for my deliveries :) I bought the Louise Walsh brush set from Groupon at the beginninng of September and it arrived last week, not fantastic but I'm over it! It's RRP £80 and Groupon were offering it for £20 so I thought I'd snap it up! All my brushes are rubbish and usually leave hair all over my face, so I thought I'd treat myself! It's a great selection and it's really handy have them in a roll case. Fantastic quality, lovely and soft and don't shed hairs!

Then came the Avon Glazewear Silky Shine lipstick. I was looking for a lipstick to wear to my very important cabin crew interview next week (if I don't get it then I'm probably going to go into hiding for the next 6 months, so don't expect any posts!) and when I saw this on Fleur's blog I thought PERFECT! It's on sale at the moment so it's only £3!!! I got it in Coral Bliss and it's a gorgeous pinky colour, really really wearable and not sticky at all (my pet hate!).

Last but by no means least I had these two beauties through the letter box today!
My two major crushes, I was so excited! Miles Kane was the former front man of indie rock band The Rascals, and then formed The Last Shadow Puppets with Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner. This is his first solo album and it's AMAZING. I am really in love with his voice (I'm a sucker for scousers) and this album really does put a smile on my face.
Next up is ultimate god - Michael Buble. I can't really describe my love for the Buble, I've loved him since about 2007 and then seeing him live last year really sealed the deal. He really is in a league of his own, his voice is just incredible and melts me to the core. This album has really got me in the Christmas spirit, I don't care if it's too early!

Hope you enjoyed this! On another note, I'm sorry for not doing a Beauty Box post but I kind of feel like I've missed my chance as everyone else has put theirs up so it seems a little pointless - I always like to be one of the first ;)

Just for those of you that don't follow me on twitter (@vicki_sweet follow me!) here's some gorgeous pictures of one of 8 cocker spaniel puppies that my Aunty's dog popped out a few weeks ago!


  1. WHAT a cute little pup! Please tell me you're going to take one home.. spaniels are the most lovely dogs. That brush set looks amazing, by the way! So jealous x

  2. awww what a cute puppy.. i want one =D
    Love your haul, i've been thinking about trying the sleek palettes since I saw they started selling them in my country :)

  3. I love the storm pallete! My sister has it and the colors are so pretty! :)

  4. Boscy - I already have a dog and she HATES other dogs so no puppy for me :( They aren't going to be going to their new families until just before christmas so I have a few weeks of cuddles yet!

    Ness - Thank you :) I was feeling christmassy! Not sure what the red is but the red glitter is barry m!

    osxg33kgirl - You definately should, they are amazing and so well priced!

    Katja - It's my new fave :)

  5. SUCH A CUTE PUPPY!! amazing!! I'm in loooove! Snow Fairy is my FAVE Christmas lush scent!! and I heart sleek! Love this haul so much, I'm so jealous!

    LoveFaye xoxo

  6. Good luck for the interview! Love the look of all the goodies you picked up, I really want to try that shampoo and conditioner now as I love using toning products on my hair xx

  7. Ohh you got some lovely things, i love the look of those brushes, such a bargain too!

  8. Yay for the Sleek Storm palette and Chanel foundation. These products are so fabulous!

  9. Faye - I struggled not to steal him, too cute! I wish puppies could stay puppies for ever haha!

    Charlotte - Thank you, I definitely need all the luck I can get! Would definitely recommend the shampoo and conditioner, you can't really go wrong at £1.99!

    Zoe - It's definitely worth signing up to just pop your e-mail address in and they send you all sorts of amazing deals!

    Sandra - Thank you :)


  10. Thanks for sharing your recent purchases! I love my Storm palette and Snow Fairy is a favorite of mine.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  11. I love everything from your haul!!:D
    And the puppy oh it's so adorable!!! So cute, so gorgeous what a lovely little puppy!!:D

  12. I bought the brushes on groupon too!! I was SO chuffed when they came! I've been after the vitalumiere aqua too, I think everyone seems to have this foundation! Glad to see I'm not the only one loving a bit of the Buble at Christmas ;). That puppy is absolutely beautiful!!! X

  13. The brushes are amazing, I wasn't expecting them to be as good as they are :)
    I wouldn't definitely recommend the vitalumiere, it's the best foundation I've every come across and a little goes a long way so even though it's pricey it will last long enough to make it worth it.
    Buble is for life not just for christmas ;) xxxx

  14. Hmm, I might have to pick up some Chanel foundation. I too have dry skin :/ your blog is lovely and I have enjoyed reading through it tonight :)

    Maybe you could stop by mine and see what you think?
    Courtenay x

  15. awww such a cute puppy Xx

    I have that sleek pallete the colours are amazing

    Snow fairy from lush smells good enough to eat Xx