Sunday, 8 January 2017

January 2017 Haul

Hello everyone!

I've done quite a bit of shopping recently so I thought I would do a haul of some of the stuff I've picked up. Some of these things were in the January sales but the stuff that wasn't in the sale wasn't very expensive. 

I got this Baylis & Harding Beauticology set from Boots. It was originally £8 but all of the Christmas sets were half price in Boots so I got a body lotion, a body wash and a shower creme for £4. Plus they came in a gorgeous red, glittery pouch.


My previous makeup setting powder had completely run out so I needed a new one. I've never tried a loose powder so I thought I would try this one from the Primark beauty range. I have only used it a few times but so far so good. It was only £5 so it didn't break the bank.

Another makeup item I had run out of was concealer. I wanted one that had a decent amount of coverage, wasn't heavy or cakey and also was within my budget of 'as inexpensive as possible.' This NYX HD Studio Photogenic concealer had really good reviews on the Boots website, the description of it sounded amazing and it cost £5.50. I've been using this for just over a week now and it's really good. I would definitely recommend this if you are looking to buy a new concealer but don't want to spend a ton of money on a high end one.

Another thing I bought from NYX is one of their Lip Lingerie liquid lipsticks. I picked up the one in the shade Embellishment. It's a really nice mauve with a slight grey tone to it. As I said in my 'Goals for 2017' post I want to be more adventurous with my makeup and try out colours that I wouldn't normally wear so I thought this would be perfect.

However, I'm not sure how I feel about this product. It is a liquid lipstick so it dries down to a matte finish. My lips are super dry so I need to make sure I apply a load of lip balm before I put this on. I also need to be careful when applying this because the wand isn't a typical doe foot wand like I'm used to. Overall, I would suggest you pick one of these up if you are interested as they have some nice colours and I've heard great things about them. I think I just need to use mine a bit more. You can get these for £6.50 from Boots.

I also want to be more organised this year so I got this planner from Oliver Bonas. I don't know how much it was because on the website it said it was originally £30 but on the back of the planner itself it said £20. Regardless of how much it was I paid £15 as it was in the sale. This is actually a 17 month planner so it started in August 2016 and ends in December 2017. There is a monthly view and then a weekly view with pretty big sections for each day. The planner also comes with loads of adorable stickers.

The most recent thing I got was this Baylis & Harding Beauticology Sweet Temptations set. This was £2 from Morrisons and it includes a body lotion, a shower creme, a body wash and a hand cream. Even though I got the other set this one was too cute not to buy and for £2 I thought why not ?!


So that is all the beauty and random stuff that I picked up recently. Did you buy anything in the Boxing Day/ January sales? Let me know in the comments. Also don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram. ( @love_courtney_x on both) I've just made an Instagram but I hope to post fairly regularly on there. See you soon!

Love Courtney x


  1. Ooh I love that diary, so pretty! I also love Baylis & Harding products so that's a bargain!

  2. Great purchases! The Baylis & Harding products look amazing!

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