New To The Beauty Bazaar: The Pick 'N Mix Edition

So I haven't been buying a lot of beauty products lately as I'm saving & also because of Christmas Shopping but last month I did acquire some new things. I have a sneaking suspicion that I may be getting some beauty products for Christmas (my family aren't very subtle) so you'll no doubt see them at some stage as well!

Anyway, here's what's been passing over my vanity counter as of late!

Sadly we can't buy Caudalie or Korres products in New Zealand, thankfully though we can buy them online from Feel Unique. Both these products took about two or so weeks to arrive but they were well worth the wait. 

First up we have the Korres Lip Butter. I saw these mentioned on various beauty vlogs & blogs before I caved & bought one to try. This one tastes like cookie dough & leaves lips with a subtle nude tint after application. I like how the product itself melts into the lips to hydrate them & leaves them super smooth. I can't wait to buy more of these! Read more about their lip butters here.

I also decided to buy one of the Caudalie Beauty Elixirs to try. Inspired by the "elixir of youth" used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, Caudalie Beauty Elixir smoothes features, tightens pores, and gives the complexion a burst of radiance. I spritz this a little while before I apply my makeup & to give my skin a pick me up during the day. It definitely does live up to its expectations, skin is left a lot smoother & my makeup glides on to the skin's surface a lot easier. The only thing I'm not a fan of with this beauty elixir is the scent. It can be a bit intense sometimes but otherwise this is amazing.

Mineralize Skinfinish, Super Stay 14 HR Lipsticks.

MAC's Soft & Gentle skinfinish has been on my wishlist for a while & I missed out on their Extra Dimension ones from the Glamour Daze range *sad face*. The colour is a swirled blend of gold, bronze & tan. It does look shimmery but once on the face the sparkle is really quite subtle, not that glitter is a bad thing! I use this to make my skin appear more radiant & awake. This colour is also really pretty on the lids, especially when worn with a colour like Chopper from the Naked 2 Palette.

These pretty lipsticks are from Maybelline's newest Super Stay 14 HR collection, pictured are Ravishing Rouge, Eternal Rose & Perpetual Peony. I won't talk too much about these now as I am publishing my review on nzgirl tomorrow but I will say that the colour payoff from these lipsticks is amazing. There are some very good dupes for MAC colours in this collection & these lipsticks feel super hydrating, more like a lip balm than anything.

-I hope you've enjoyed this little haul post! This week's been rather busy as I've mainly been catching up on admin type things, running errands & the like. Nothing overly exciting, but enough to consume time! I hope your week is lovely xo.


  1. Such gorgeous photography, as always, Sophie!
    xoxo Maria

    1. Thank you lovely, I hope you're having a fabulous day!