High(er) End Haul, MAC, UD, NARS, Origins, Caudalie, By Terry & Laura Mercier

The other day I brought you my 'drugstore' beauty haul of recent purchases over the last month or so. This is part two, the high(er) end products that I recently treated myself to after a recent payday (I get paid every fortnight, hurrah!).

First up I placed and order with Origins and picked up the two skincare products that were on October's Wishlist, GinZing energy boosting moisturiser and the Clear Improvement charcoal mask. I've heard great things about both products and can't wait to sit down in the bath on my next pamper me night and lather on the mask. I have a feeling that I'll want to use the GinZing more in the mornings when my skin needs a little boost for the forthcoming day. On first glance I love the smell of the moisturiser, it's like a subtle Terry's Chocolate Orange!

I also love that Origins pop in some samples with your order. I chose a sachet of the GinZing eye cream and a Dr Weil correcting serum. While I was ordering there was also another offer on where if you spent over a certain amount of money Origins would pop in a 7ml sample of their famous Drink-Up Intensive mask. I already own the full sized version of this mask but this will be perfect to pop into my skincare stash for Amsterdam - it's going to be chilly on mainland Europe at the end of November, my skin will definitely be needing a drink!

Next up I made an order with MAC because I needed some more brush cleanser, and every time I do this I get sucked in by the 'spend £30 and get free delivery'. So I popped a 217 blending brush into my basket (I couldn't believe that I didn't actually own this brush - it's amazing) and another eyeshadow in pan form for my palette. The shadow is the shade Vex, which is described by MAC as a gorgeous duochrome 'beige with pink-green pearl' frost colour, which looks amazing on its own or paired with another shadow. I've read reviews that mention how this shade is so versatile it pairs up with almost any other MAC colour so I'll have to give that a test when I come to use my palette again. I only have two spaces left now and then my palette will be full!

This little beauty is the Urban Decay Shattered Face Palette which I wrote a lengthy post about very recently, professing my love for the eyeshadows and colours within. I won't go into much more detail than that so you should go a read that post!
This next order was a bit of a whim for me because I stumbled up findation.com where you can put in what colour you are in a certain brand's foundation and the website lists what colour you'd be in other brands. I based my entire purchase of Nars Sheer Glow on this decision (with some extensive blog review research and Google image colour testing too!) because the website told me I'd be Mont Blanc, and that's what I've got! I'm yet to test this out, but I've heard great things about Sheer Glow and how it's many people's HG foundation so I have high hopes. Cross your fingers for me for the colour too...
I then also picked up Nars signature blush, Orgasm. After multiple swatchings in Space NK and many people raving about this must have colour I finally went ahead and purchased it. And it's beautiful. 'Nuff said.
My final part of my haul comes from Space NK. I saw on their site that they had a discount code for £10 off a £40 spend, which for Space is a pretty good deal. I took the opportunity to purchase something I've had my eye on for the longest time, Laura Mercier's Creme De Pistache body butter. I really wanted to get the bit £43 pot version of this but couldn't justify that kind of spend on a body cream! This smells divine and I can't wait to begin using it. I also picked up this Caudalie try me kit which features travel sized versions of some Caudalie products I really want to try. This is another Amsterdam treat for my face and body - I'm going to be so pampered! Talking of pampered, my eyebrows are going to be looking amazing if this By Terry brow liner is anything to go by. I was after something for my brows and upon seeing this marketed as a brow 'liner' I just had to buy it to try it out. I'll definitely be doing a post on By Terry's Eyebrow Liner in the near future so look out for that.

So that's the end of my high(er) haul. It's been a very long time since I went shopping like that and it'll be a long time before I do it again!

Have you seen anything you like? Or anything you'd like me to review?


  1. Oh I really want to try GinZing, let us know how you get on :)

    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  2. Wow! This is an incredible haul, fair play. I'm trying to reign in the spending until Christmas but all of the haul posts on my BL feed make it so hard!

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com x

  3. Amazing haul, very jealous! Would definitely love to know what you think about the Origins Mask and the Nars Sheer Glow :)


  4. Very jealous of all your new things! I really want to try the shattered palette xx


  5. Wow fab haul! I really want that 217 blending brush! xx

  6. Hello I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! I love your blog so much!


  7. The 217 will change your life! So jealous of this haul, you made great choices :)

  8. Great buys - I love the UD palette packaging x

  9. Nice buys! I really want to dip into Origins, the products sound fab!

  10. Amazing haul! I've heard really good things about the Origins Clear Improvements mask and GinZing! Really hoping I get my hands on them soon :D

    Peach Pow XO


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