XXL London Haul

London haul head

After waiting one and a half year, it was finally time to go to London. One and a half year ago I convinced my mother to take me to London after I graduated. Last month I graduated and therefore we went to London. I have been saving up money the past year for this trip so I could buy whatever I wanted and I definitely did. If you’re interested in finding out what I bought, keep on reading!

Disclaimer: I know it’s not normal to buy this much makeup, but I love makeup a lot and I have been saving up for such a long time that I decided I could buy all the items that I have bought. 


I’m going to do this brand by brand because I figured that would be the easiest way to do this. The first brand is Barry M. Barry M is mainly popular because of their awesome nail polishes. I didn’t own any of them yet, which is why I decided to buy three. The first color is a very pretty medium bright royal blue color, the second one is an super bright green color and the third one is a very unique pinky purple color. All three of them are from the Gelly range.

Besides buying Barry M nail polishes I also bought one of the Barry M lip crayon thingies. It looked really pretty and the texture felt really nice so I decided to just go for it.

The Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint’s cost £3,99 each
The Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Lips costs £4,99


The next brand is Bourjois. Bourjois is one of those brands that I do really like but I don’t really have a lot from them. Because there was a 3 for 2 sale going on and because the Healhty Mix Serum foundation was available there I decided to buy three of their products. The first one is one of the Bourjois Shine Edition lipsticks. I already have one of these and I’m in love with it, so therefore I decided I wanted to buy another one.

I also bought one of the 3D lipglosses by Bourjois. I haven’t bought a lipgloss in ages and I absolutely love this color so I decided to buy it. The last product is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation. The Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is the first foundation I ever used and this serum version has always been my favorite out of the three. In the Netherlands they don’t have it and when they do they don’t sell my shade, so when I saw it at Superdrug I had to buy it.

The Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick costs £7,99
The Bourjois 3D Lipgloss costs £7,99
The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation costs £10,99


Next up is Collection. Collection is one of my favorite brands because of their awesome Lasting Perfection concealer. I have already used up one of them and I’m halfway the second one so I decided to buy four backups. I know that seems extreme, but since you can’t get it here and I’m not sure when I’ll get the chance to buy new ones I decided to just go for it and buy four of them.

Besides that I also bought their Sheer Loose Powder, their eyeshadow palette which looks really pretty and a 2 in 1 top and base coat and lastly a nail polish. I’m really excited to try everything out!

The Collection Lasting Perfection concealer costs £4,19
The Collection Sheer Loose Powder costs £2,99
The Collection Eyes Uncovered eyeshadow palette costs £2,99
The Collection 2 in 1 Top & Base Coat costs £2,99
The Collection Lasting Gel Color costs £2,99

I heart makeup

The next brand is going to be I Heart Makeup. I’ve always wanted to try some of their products so I was really happy when I finally found it at Superdrug. The product I was most excited about was the Blush heart, so I bought it in two different colors and I bought the highlighter version. I absolutely love the look of them. Blush wise I also bought one of their normal blushes which looks really pretty too.

Besides that I also had to buy one of their eyeshadow palettes. Sadly they didn’t have the white chocolate bar one which I really wanted, but they did have the #Selfie palette which is really pretty too. And lastly I bought the No Shine Please Totally Matte Foundation.

The I Heart Makeup Blush Hearts & Highlighter Heart cost £4,99 each
The I Heart Makeup I want Candy! Blush costs £2,99
The I Heart Makeup #Selfie palette costs £4,99
The I Heart Makeup No Shine Please Totally Matte Foundation costs £1,99

Kiko and NYC

Onto Kiko. I only bought two Kiko products because it was just insanely crowded in the Kiko store and I really wanted to leave. The two things I did in fact buy are a Blush from the Tri-Bal Soul collection and one of their nail polishes in a really pretty bright mint color.

I also bought two NYC products. The first one is the NYC bronzer. I’ve heard so much about it that I just had to buy it and try it. Besides that I also bought one of their lipsticks that looked actually really pretty to me. I’m super excited to try both of them out!

The Kiko Tri-Bal Soul Baked Blush costs £7,40
The Kiko Nail Polish costs £2,50
The NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer costs £1,99
The NYC Lip Color costs £1,99


Next up is L’Oreal. A while ago L’Oreal launched their Infallible Matte foundation. I read a lot of positive reviews on it and since I struggle with oily skin I really wanted to try it. The only problem was that the lightest shade in the Netherlands wasn’t light enough. Luckily the UK does have a lighter shade and that one does actually match my skin tone. I started off with buying one tube but after wearing it once and finding out it’s amazing I decided to buy a second one as backup. Besides that I also bought the primer from the same range.

Another quite recently launched L’Oreal product (at least in the Netherlands it’s new) is their eyeshadow palette. I’ve read mixed reviews on it but when I swatched it I was sure, I had to buy it.

And lastly for L’Oreal I bought one of their lipsticks. There was another 3 for 2 sale going on and I had to choose one more product which ended up being this one.

The L’Oreal Infallible Matte Primer costs £7,99
The L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation costs £7,99
The L’Oreal La palette Nude costs £14,99
The L’Oreal Lipstick costs £6,99


Next is Maybelline. I really needed a new waterproof mascara since mine was almost done, so I decided to buy the Maybelline Go Extreme Waterproof Mascara. I’ve used the normal version before and I loved that one, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to like this one as well.

Another product I really wanted to buy was the Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and One Bronze. I ran out of mine and I never really repurchased it so when I saw it in Boots I decided to buy it. Along with that I also bought the Baby Skin primer and the Brow Satin brow pencil.

The Maybelline Go Extreme! Mascara costs £6,99
The Maybelline Color Tattoo costs £4,99
The Maybelline Baby Skin Primer costs £7,99
The Maybelline Brow Satin costs £5,99

MUA face

MUA is one of my favorite budget proof brands and is in fact available in the Netherlands, the collection is not as big as in the UK so I decided to just buy everything I ever wanted from it there. The first product I bought is the Matte Perfect Foundation. I actually wanted the one in the black tube but they either discontinued that or this is the new packaging, but either way I bought this one. I also bought the Matte Perfect Loose Powder since I really love loose powders.

Besides  that I also bought two of the MUA Undress Your Skin highlighters. I really love the way they look and they are actually slightly cheaper in the UK so therefore I decided to just buy two of them.

The MUA Matte Perfect Foundation costs £2,00
The MUA Matte Perfect Loose Powder costs £2,50
The MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighters cost £3,00 each

MUA others

But that wasn’t it yet for MUA. I apparently also bought the Power Pout Glaze. I can’t actually remember buying that, but well it’s a pretty product so it’s no big deal. I also bought the lipstick in Tulip which I have been wanting for ages.

Next up is the MUA Gel Eyeliner. I really like gel eyeliners, they are basically the only eyeliners I’m capable of working with and since the two gel liners I have are pretty much completely dried out I decided I wanted a new one. And of course I also bought some eyeshadows. The first one is a mono in a very pretty brown color, followed by a trio of baked eyeshadows.

The MUA Power Pout Glaze costs £3,50
The MUA Lipstick costs £1,00
The MUA Gel Eyeliner costs £3,00
The MUA Single Eyeshadow costs £1,00
The MUA Baked Trio Eyeshadow costs £2,50

MUA palettes

And of course I also bought some of the MUA eyeshadow palettes. I already own three of them and I absolutely love them. The first one I bought is called Eylsium and comes with a few shadows and a double ended eye pencil. The one underneath that is the 5th Birthday palette. Followed by the Spring Break palette, the Hall Of Fame Palette and lastly the Romantic Efflorescence palette.

The MUA Elysium palette costs £6,00
The Other MUA Eyeshadow palettes cost £4,00 each

MUR palettes

Another brand I was really excited about is Makeup Revolution. The product I was most excited about is their Flawless eyeshadow palette. I’ve seen this one a lot on the internet and I just fell in love with it. I’m so glad I finally got my hands on it!

Besides the Flawless palette I also bought three other eyeshadow palettes. The first one is called the Salvation palette, followed by the Iconic Pro 1 palette and the Redemption palette. I really love all four of them!

The Makeup Revolution Flawless palette costs £8,00
The Makeup Revolution Salvation palette costs £6,00
The Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette costs £6,99
The Makeup Revolution Redemption palette costs £4,00


Next are some more Makeup Revolution products. The first one is the Ultra Face Base Foundation BB Cream. I don’t have a lot of BB creams, but I do like wearing BB creams during the summer so I am really excited to try this one out. I also bought two single eyeshadows in two really pretty colors, a very pretty blush a gorgeous highlighter and a lipstick.

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Foundation costs £3,00
The Makeup Revolution Single Eyeshadows cost £1,00 each
The Makeup Revolution Blush costs £1,00
The Makeup Revolution Vivid Highlighter costs £3,00
The Makeup Revolution Lipstick costs £1,00


Pixi and Simple

In London they had an actual Pixi store. Last Christmas I got my first ever Pixi product and I fell in love with the brand so I was very excited to see what the store had to offer. I ended up buying another one of their Mesmerizing eyeshadow palettes and a blush.

In a store called Wilko I bought two Simple skin care products. I heard lots of good things about them so I wanted to try at least something from that brand. I ended up buying the Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser and the Cleansing Wipes.

The Pixi Mesmerizing Eyeshadow Palette costs £15,00
The Pixi Beauty Blush costs £4,00
The Simple Light Moisturiser costs £2,00
The Simple Cleansing Wipes cost £1,45

Random 1

Next up is a brush set by Real Techniques. I love their brushes and I really wanted some more so I decided to buy this set, mainly because of the shiny pink color and the fact that it’s a collector’s edition. Besides that I also bought a hair brush. This one is supposed to be a dupe from the Mason Pearson but it’s a lot less expensive so I decided to just give it a go and try it.

At Wilko I also bought the Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo. I love this range from Herbal Essences and I am still looking for a dry shampoo that actually works for me so I decided to give this one a try.

The Real Techniques Sculpting Set costs £20,99
The Denman hair brush costs £9,79
The Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo costs £1,50

Random 2

Next up are a few more eyeshadows. The first on is the Seventeen Single Eyeshadow in a really pretty champagne color. Next is the Sleek eyeshadow palette in Au Natural, which I’ve been wanting for ages now and lastly for eyeshadow is a Freedom System Palette by Inglot.

Besides eyeshadow I also bought a Carmex Lipbalm in Strawberry, a Yankee Candle mini candle and at the airport I bought my first ever MAC lipstick!

The Seventeen Eyeshadow costs £3,89
The Sleek Au Naturel palette  costs £7,99
The Inglot Freedom System Palette costs £21,00
The Carmex Lipbalm costs £1,65
The Yankee Candle costs £1,20
The MAC Lipstick costs £12,90

Random 3

Onto another eyeshadow palette. This one is from the clothing store NEXT. It looked really pretty to me and it was pretty budget proof so I decided to just go for it. Another product I’m really excited about is the Gosh X-Ceptional Wear foundation. This one comes in a pretty light shade and seemed really good to me so I can’t wait to try it.

The next product I bought is the No 7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define eyeshadow pencil. I saw this one on youtube and I fell in love. It’s absolutely gorgeous! And lastly I bought the Natural Collection Lipstick in the color Raspberry. It does look a little cheap, but Fleur The Force recommended it so I had to try it.

The NEXT Make Me Beautiful Eyeshadow Quad costs £7,50
The Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Foundation costs £7,99
The No 7 Stay Perfection Eyeshadow Pencil costs £8,00
The Natural Collection Lipstick costs £1,99


I’ve never really tried a lot of Revlon products, so when I saw the Revlon stand at Boots I had to buy a few of their products. The type of product I was mainly attracted to was clearly lipstick and because of a 3 for 2 deal I decided to buy three. The first one I got is the HD Lipstick, followed by the Colorstay lipstick and lastly the Lip Butter.

The Revlon HD Lipstick costs £7,99
The Revlon Colorstay Lipstick costs £8,99
The Revlon Lip Butter costs £7,99


Next up is Rimmel. I bought quite a few of their products and I’m super excited to try them. The first two products are two of the Color Rush lipbalms. I really love products like that! I also bought one of the Rimmel Blushes, the Stay Matte Primer, Foundation and Powder and a Loose Powder.

The Rimmel Color Rush Lipbalms cost £5,99 each
The Rimmel Blush costs £3,99
The Rimmel Stay Matte Primer costs £5,99
The Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation costs £5,99
The Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder costs £6,99
The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder costs £3,99


Next up are Sharpies. It might seem a little lame but I’m super excited about these. Sharpies aren’t available in the Netherlands and I’ve always wanted to try them out. When I saw them in a stationary store and I tried one out I fell in love. They write so comfortably! I bought a set of 5 black Sharpies and a set of three metallic Sharpies.

The 5 Pack Black Sharpies costs £5,49
The 3 Pack Metallic Sharpies costs £6,99

Victoria's Secret

We’re almost there! While shopping at Westfield my mom and I came across the Victoria’s Secret store. We went in and saw that all body mists/lotions/shower gels were 5 for £30 so we decided to buy five products. I bought three body lotions in the scents Such A Flirt, Secret Escape and Total Attraction and my mom bougth two body mists. They smell absolutely amazing!

The VS Body Lotions cost £13 (but because of the sale only £6 each)


And lastly I bought three Zoella products. It started off with the perfume from the Tutti Frutti range. I fell in love with it and after a few days I decided I needed something else from the Zoella range so I went to Superdrug and bought the Creamy Madly Dreamy Body Lotion. After using that once I fell in love again and decided to buy the body lotion from the Tutti Frutti range as well. And I can tell you, it’s amazing!

The Zoella Perfume costs £8,00
The Zoella Body Lotions cost £5,00 each

And that was it! I’m sorry this is such a long post, but I do hope you enjoyed reading it and that you like the products I got! Be sure to leave me a comment saying which products you want me to review!

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