Friday, 16 December 2016

Recent Black Friday Haul featuring Milani, Charlotte Tilbury and more...

Hi everyone!

I think it's safe to say there was a lot of us makeup fans eagerly waited with anticipation to see what offers were going to be featured during the recent Black Friday week. On the whole, I think there were some pretty good deals to be had. Here's what I got.

Shortly after receiving these, I got really sick! So I haven't had the chance to test these out properly, Hopefully, I'll get to use these now I'm feeling a little better. 


Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes To Hypnotise | Buy one get one free and you could choose 2 different shades as part of the deal for £29.00.

This little set comprises of a single shadow and a sample size of a matching Rock 'n' Kohl Pencil liner. I received an email notifying of the up and coming deal but wasn't too sure if I could order 2 different shades. I took a gamble and it paid off! There were 4 shades to choose from. I missed out on the Amber set so I chose On the Prowl/Supernova - a stunning Neutral Taupe shadow with a beautiful Blackened liner with subtle Purple glitter. The theme for the second set was Grey which is a colour I don't own much of. This Silver Leopard/Black Magic collection comprised of a really elegant Grey shadow with a Silver frost and the Black Magic kohl - a cool Black with pearl finish. Just look at the detail in the design of those shadows. Spellbinding!!!

In the past, whenever I swatched her shadows in store, I was always left underwhelmed with the formulas. Her shadows are loved by so many and I couldn't understand why I was feeling so meh about these. I thought perhaps it's just where the shadows had been oversampled to the point where the formulas may have started to bind too much due to the oils; I'm not sure. So, I decided to take a risk trying this set rather than buying a full quad. 

So far, I've only tried these out onto the back of my hand and I have to tell you, (now, considering the amount of shadows I own) these applied with such grace and elegancy, I was bowled over! I barely have to touch these to swatch. The liners look beautiful too, and they took quite a bit of time to rub off as well! I hope they'll be longwearing. I can't wait to try these out properly!


O.k. Not really a deal as such, but I got the delivery free of charge during Black Friday week. If your foundation is too dark, this lightener is a great product to have so you can adjust any colour of your foundation. There are some foundations that I'd really like to try and knowing I can only purchase most of these online, I thought by having this might take out the stress of finding the right shade. Also bearing in-mind how bloody hard it is to get a sample out of some of these brands as well.

Beauty Bay was doing a really good offer - 30% off L.A Girl and 20% off Milani.

 Black Friday Price £6.30 - normal price £9.00

I got the shade Nude Beige as all the other lighter shades was out of stock, except for Porcelain and I thought "I'm never Porcelain!"  Well, as it turns out, maybe I should've got it, as I now have to use the lightening drops to get my shade. I also thought this foundation looked very similar to the HD formula by MakeUp ForEver. I've only used this once and my first impressions tells me it isn't a dupe as a lot of people claim, but I'll still need to thoroughly examine these both to give a more in-depth comparison. Watch this space!


Black Friday Price £8.80 - normal Price £11.00

I have wanted to try this foundation for so long but knowing that the shades come off way darker than described, it was a little off putting! Despite this, there was no getting away from the fact that these have received glowing reviews and being so affordable made this even more desirable! Again I took a gamble ordering the shade Medium Beige which is a touch too dark! Again, I haven't managed to wear this much but for those few times I did, I was really impressed with the formula. The coverage and finish ticks all the right boxes for me! The formula is quite thick but blends amazingly well giving a really natural finish considering its quite thick! Really love this! Will give a more in-depth review soon!


Black Friday Price £4.80 - normal price £6.00

I thought as I was in Milani's territory I'll throw in a lipstick as well as I don't own any lippies from this brand.  I ordered a shade called Darling which online looks more of a muted Pink but turned out a little brighter on the lips than I hoped for. However, for a drugstore matte, the formula is actually rather nice and they smell nice too!

Black Friday Price £10.99 - normal price £21.00

Another email had slipped into my inbox sharing this amazing offer of 50% off selected lipsticks from Elizabeth Arden. Now I haven't owned an Elizabeth Arden lipstick for donkeys years! So, I thought now would be a good time to rediscover this luxury brand. I played it safe and went for a nude shade. I really love the iconic Red Door design of the casing. And it shares some weight to it too!


Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Spotlight Essentials | £20.00

I stumbled upon this amazing deal from Boots whilst reading fab beauty blog ReallyRee.

Despite owning quite a few brushes from Real Techniques, I've still yet to own any from their Bold Metals Collection. This set came with 3 brushes: the 300 Tapered Bush, 102 Triangle Concealer Brush, 203 Tapered Shadow and a brush roll that doubles up as a clutch. I'm so looking forward to using these!

Did you buy any Black Friday deals?

Toni. xoxo



  1. Great picks, the brushes and CT shadows are really gorgeous and I definitely wanna try those body shop shade adjusting drops

  2. Fab haul! I love that Milani foundation and the LA Girl one is on its way to me! I didn't go too crazy on Black Friday but bought some Anastasia Beverly Hills shadows (60% off), Natasha Denona & Mario Badescu! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceBundleGiveaway

  3. Ooh I love the look of that RT Bold Metals Set - what a great way to try the range of brushes, the handles are so pretty xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie


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