Tuesday, June 14

Ready For The Summer: MAC Haul & Hotel Chocolat!

Yesterday I went to MAC after a whole 4-5 months of waiting, I could have gone sooner but exams and other plans have kept me from going to Plymouth. I only found out there was a MAC in Plymouth through Louise, and had hoped the girls there were friendly. We've all heard the horror stories of bitchy MAC counter girls.. 

Luckily they were so friendly and helped a lot. I was the only customer there so got their full attention; meaning I made them run around to get my products while I sat and looked pretty! I'd already had a 'wishlist' on my phone and ended up getting it out in the middle of the store to make sure I hadn't forgotten anything. I'm not the only one who does this; Vivianna does it too!

Here's all the goodies I picked up, including the Hotel Chocolat delights... (I've been saving up for nearly 5 months now, just to answer any 'how could you afford all that?' comments, I'd been ready for a big spurge when I could finally get to the store)

Everything I got was due to recommendations, swatches on the internet and twitter conversations mostly. I swatched a few things, and then decided which I liked the most. I'd ran out of my eyebrow pencil and none of the other pencils I'd tried were up to scratch, so I gave in and got another. I now have 6 spaces left in my MAC palette, if you have any eyeshadow suggestions I'd love to know :)

Clockwise from left: Satin Taupe, Mulch, Patina, Naked Lunch, Bare Study Paint Pot

(L to R) Love Lorn, Hue

(L to R) Eyebrow Pencil in Fling, 150 Brush (already with nail varnish so it doesn't chip off), Fix +

Prep + Prime Sample

(L to R) Topshop Creme Blush in Neon Rose, Lip Smacker in Coca Cola Cherry (from Primark)

Hotel Chocolat, nom nom nom! 
As you can see below, I was pretty hungry. The two chocolate bars are mine, the other two are for mum and dad.. doesn't it all look gorgeous?


Have you been shopping lately? Can you recommend any eyeshadows from MAC? 
Ever tried Hotel Chocolat?


37 comments:

  1. lovely post! they are nice at mac in plymouth :) i live in cornwall too! new follower xx

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  2. Wow this is a fantastic haul! I am obsessed with MAC and love love love Fix +. It's so nice to see someone saving up for their beauty for once! I love your blog so much, you have a new follower lovely!

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  3. Thanks :) I thought it'd be best to save up, then swatch and see what I wanted; rather than buy little bits online and not like them xx

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  4. The photo definitely did them justice :) xx

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  5. I've never tried the Boss perfume, or the Dior lipgloss.. not two companies I really know much about. I'll have to look out for them! I've got a Naked palette too, but the colours are just so different in my opinion :) I don't own any highlight colours though, sorry xx

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  6. Great Haul. Love all your mac purchases! Good for you saving up and then going on a big slurge. Its more satisfying than buying the odd bit every so often! :-) xx

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  7. I love the lipsticks... really pretty colours :) xx

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  8. My recent shopping was at duty free at Palma airport :) I got boss orange perfume (my HG perfume) and treated myself to a Dior addict crystal lipgloss ... incredible :)
    Unfortunately i cant justify buying MAC eyeshadow because i have my naked palette which i love to piece, but they do look amazing ... maybe when it finally runs out. I would love a very pale shade for a highlight though if you could reccomend a MAC one?
    I also reallly want some Fix+ and love love love the look of Hue lipstick :) xx

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  9. Soft Ochre and Painterly are way too dark for me, and I love that Bare Study has shimmer. It's gorgeous! xx

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  10. Oooh some fantastic purchases. I would love to try one of their paint pots. The chocolate looks ah-mazing! x

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  11. I've wanted to try a paint pot for absolutely ages, love it! It's made my e/s last all day :) I'm trying to make my way through a slab now, it's so rich it feels like you're eating something twice the size x

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  12. You definitely should try MAC, the first time I bought something was back in Feb now.. the quality is just amazing xx

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  13. I've not used Mulch yet, can't wait to try it out! I'm looking out for a few lighter shades now though, as I'm super pale! You have to try Hotel Chocolat :) x

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  14. All the shades look beautiful! I really want to try a Paint Pot. That chocolate looks so good. I was given a slab for my birthday and at first, I thought the slab was quite small but when eating it, found it was plenty! x

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  15. Oh lots of pretty things I don't have any Mac but would love to try a lipstick, the chocolate looks amazing too :-) x

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  16. Mulch is one of my favourite MAC eye shadows.  And I've never  tried Hotel Chocolat before but they all look scrummy! x

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  17. I was offered some new Whisky chocolate, thinking it would be nice I tried it and was literally trying not to choke! It was really strong, and tasted like it had chilli too.. not very pleasant! xx

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  18. I love the chocolate at Hotel Chocolat! I find that whenever you go in they always also have free samples to try!! Love the lipsticks!  xx

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  19. I'm liking them so far, especially Love Lorn! xx

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  20. I tried Phloof but stuck to 4 e/s this time. I may have to get it next time! I've never seen Shimmermoss before, will have to check it out! xx

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  21. Definitely, I've been waiting long enough now ;) The amount of times I've added things to my wishlist, surprised it isn't as long as my arm hun xx

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  22. Thanks Leanne! It's delicious xx

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  23. I went on your advice for the eyeshadows, I asked straight away to be shown them.. the lady thought 'oh look a teenager' when I came in, but when I knew the exact names she kind of shuffled around shocked! Thank you Sinead :) xx

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  24. They do so many shades it's unbelievable! Mine is a little darker than it shows in the photo though x

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  25. It tastes gorgeous too, I've seen they do mail order delivery now.. may not be a good thing for my health and my purse! x

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  26. trust you just to see chocolate ;) xxx

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  27. The girl near my mac store are so bichy, they ignored me over 5 times. (My near counter is in Brent Cross).
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  28. Wow such a great haul, you lucky girl! I love both those lippies from Mac and sure you will xx

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  29. Fab Haul , I love hue its my favourite lipstick. My favourite 2 eyeshadow of the moment are Phloof & Shimmermoss. so pretty

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  30. I loooveeee Hue, i hope you like it! You lucky thing, getting all this new makeup :) xx

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  31. Great haul! And the chocolate looks yummy :) xx

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  32. This is a haul & a half! I love everything! You know that patina, satin taupe & naked lunch are my fave eyeshadows! I need bare study paint pot next! Fab post sweetie! xxx

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  33. Charli_dot_dot_dotWed Jun 29, 01:55:00 am BST

    Yummy chocolate!!

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  34. Felicity IsherwoodWed Jun 29, 01:55:00 am BST

    Love everything you picked up from MAC. :) Oh and that chocolate looks gorgeous! xx

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  35. Im incredibly jealous!! I really want Hue and Bare Study too, and nice to see a eyebrow pencil that isnt a brown for once may have a look at them!! 

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  36. It all looks so pretty!! x

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