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Friday, 18 January 2013

Illamasqua Sale Haul

I predict a lot of these posts popping up in the next few days! The Illamasqua sale is amazing. I literally could have bought triple what I did but I tried really really hard and restrained myself to just six beautiful items. Technically these could be considered my very first high end products and the best thing is, I got them with a drugstore price tag!


I never intended to take a photo of the box but when I saw how divine and luxurious this looked I couldn't resist! The delivery was really fast (3 working days) and I was sent an email telling me the exact hour that my beautiful goodies were due to arrive. It doesn't really get any better than that!

You'll have to excuse me in the mirror. I tried to get out of it to no avail. 
I have to immediately mention the utterly stunning packaging. I love the distinctive, signature shape of Illamasqua products and find the black and white colour scheme simple and beautiful. As you can see I decided on some stand out brights since originality is, afterall, what Illamasqua are famed for.

I chose:
Precision Ink in Havoc A beautiful aubergine/plum shade liquid liner
Powder Eyeshadow in Angst Classic matte red
Liquid Metal Palette in Art of Darkness Contains metallic cream pigments in Stoic, Solstice, Superior and Resolute
Illuminator in Slay Pearlescent white liquid highlighter
Nail Varnish in Caress Pastel blue
Nail Varnish in Blow Pastel yellow

Art of Darkness Palette 

Angst Powder Eyeshadow

These are such beautiful items and I can't wait to start reviewing them! I'm actually already wearing Caress and will be featuring it in tomorrows NOTD so stay tuned for that. I only paid £35 for all of this and got free delivery which is amazing since the palette alone was originally £34!

Has anything caught your eye in the Illamasqua Sale? What do you think to my picks?

Lauren

39 comments:

  1. Ooh you picked up some lovely things! I'm trying very hard to be good and not be tempted, but I might have to pick up some more of the nail polishes! Illamasqua always have the best sales.

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    1. I've never really looked too much before but I was bowled over by the amount of gorgeous stuff in their sale! Clearly they are very good to their poor fans :') x

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  2. Wow what a nice haul.
    Didn't know they're doing a sale actually, now u got me on their sites oo so many items on sale! I'm tempted now hehe^^

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    1. There are so many beautiful items :) let me know if you get anything! x

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  3. My own Illamasqua sale shop post will more than likely be popping up very soon as I love the products I got! x

    thelittleblogofbeauty.tumblr.com

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    1. Looking forward to it :) I love having a nose at what people are buying x

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  4. So jealous <3 I love illamasqua but am on a no buy so couldn't pick anything up in the sale BOO!
    xox

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    1. awh no! What a pity :( this is the exact reason that I didn't go on the spending ban haha. I knew I wouldn't be able to resist a thing like this x

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  5. Wow! What a beautiful set you picked out. Would love to see a tutorial with that red eyeshadow! It looks terrifyingly awesome.

    xo Abbey

    abbeylovesallure.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Absolutely, I already have one look done for a post :) gonna do 3 or 4 and see if I can decide on a tutorial! x

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  6. I wish we could still get this brand in Ireland. You picked up some lovely bits. I'd love to see a review on the eyeshadow palette xx

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    1. I didn't know you couldn't get it in Ireland! That's awful :'( thank you :) You absolutely will get one :) it's coming up x

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  7. I love how luxurious their packaging is! I love your choice of nail varnishes, any idea when the sale ends? I want to get my hands on some bits x

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    1. It's goooorgeous. I'm not sure actually :( it doesn't say ending soon but they do have a "final reductions" thing up so maybe soonish? get some quick :) it's lovely x

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  8. All the colours look so pigmented! The colours of the nail polishes are so lovely xx

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    1. They are absolutely gorgeous :) I'm wearing Caress already! Couldn't resist. I might save Blow for a lovely easter yellow :) x

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  9. Lovely bits, would love to see how you use the red eyeshadow! xo

    chloesway.com

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    1. post coming soon with some looks :) x

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  10. Oh my gosh, that's all you had to pay for this loot??? I can't wait for your reviews on all of the goodies :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. I know!!! Bargains are beautiful. x

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  11. wow, some fabulous bargains there! Looking forward to seeing your reviews :)

    Lyndsay
    Fizzy Peaches

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  12. Awesome haul! I almost bought a few items the other day from their sale section but I think the shipping part kind of spoiled the fun hahah. I'm still debating if should.

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    1. It's definitely worth a look, they added even more pieces to it since I shopped :) I could so go back and buy another £100 worth. So tempting! x

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  13. I was so tempted by this sale, however, when there's a sale I am broke x(
    Amazing choice of red eyeshadow))) Such an awesome colour. Will be waiting for some reviews as I'm interested in this brand ^^

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    1. awh no :( I'm feeling pretty strapped too but this was the last of my Christmas money so I decided it should go on something special :) It's so beautiful. There will definitely be reviews :) x

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  14. So glad you were able to pick up some awesome products during this sale! I can't wait to see reviews on everything. That red eyeshadow would be awesome for a Valentines day look! ;p

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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    1. me too! Ooh what a fantastic idea :) I'll have to get creative haha x

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  15. So many good bargains! I've always wanted to try something by them. Would love to see a review of the eyeliner if you have the time to write one x

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    1. absolutely :) should be up within the next seven days :) trying to space them out a bit x

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  16. I've never bought anything from Illamasqua, but if the sale is as good as you say it is, I'm definitely going to have to check it out :)

    x

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    1. It really is! so many gorgeous shadows and things :) x

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  17. Great Haul...I love Illamasqua eye shadow I treated myself last time I was in UK.
    Fab blog btw enjoying it lots.

    maybe you can visit my blog some time
    http://greatlittlefinds.blogspot.ie/
    xoxox
    judith

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    1. Thank you so much :) I almost wish I'd bought another shadow. There was a lilac that was calling my name but I resisted! I sure will :) x

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  18. I'm shopping for some stuff now!
    You got some great savings x

    cllrs.blogspot.com

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    1. Can't wait to see what you get! x

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  19. I really wanted Angst but it was sold out by the time I had gone back to it :( x

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    1. Oh no :( I noticed today that it had been removed. I must have got one of the last. I'll have to try and find some dupes for you :) x

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  20. WOW What an amazing haul hun!!!
    The Liquid Metal Palette in Art of Darkness and the Pearlescent white liquid highlighter caught my eye, i love highlighters.

    BW The pics turned out fab!!!

    Missy x

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