Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Carboot Sale Bargains | Makeup & Beauty ♥

I really do love a good carboot and two weeks ago I decided on a whim to go to the carboot sale in Carrigtwohill - which turned out to be huge! I actually thought there were too many stalls there to have a proper look - I had Tyler Lee in tow - so I just gave quick glance at each sellers table and knew what I was on the lookout for, makeup and beauty products! Now I really don't need anymore makeup or beauty products but I can never resist a bargain and a carboot was the perfect opportunity for picking up some good finds.

I've never tried any Illamasqua products before but I've read countless good reviews on the brand so I couldn't leave these behind. I picked up the Illamasqua Powder Blusher which is white in colour so it's perfect for highlighting the face. It had never even been used, although there was a chunk gone from the top corner so I think it may have been dropped but that didn't bother me. I also got the Illamasqua Liquid Metal Eye Colour in Electrum, which is a gorgeous gold shade which is really creamy and which actually reminds me of the Maybelline Colour Tattoos. I haven't used this yet but it's a lovely shade for autumn. The two of these were €6.

The lady who I bought the Illamasqua products from also gave me a free blush, the P.S. Love Blusher from Penneys which is a light peachy colour that's very natural looking and I've actually worn it everyday since she gave it to me.

I also got these three Soap & Glory products. I've been a Soap & Glory fan for years and when I saw these three products, all unused, I had to pick them up because I know I'll use them up. I got the Soap & Glory Heel Genius, which is actually amazing! I put this on my feet every second night and it makes them super soft. I also got the Soap & Glory Flake Away Scrub which I love and will use in the shower because I love scrubs. The last Soap & Glory product I picked up was the Soap & Glory Hair Supply which is a product I've never used before but hopefully it'll work wonders for my hair because it's in need of a little TLC. These were all €4.

I really love Urban Decay eye shadows so when I saw these two, both in a gorgeous blue shade with flecks of green and gold called Shattered I had to pick them both up. Neither of them had been used and they were only €3 each - a complete bargain considering they're like €19 from the Urban Decay counter. I've already worn the shade and it's really lovely.

Finally, my complete and utter bargain find of the day came from the very last stall I went to. I found these ten genuine MAC eye shadows for just €2.50 each! The lovely lady I bought them from even threw in a free one for me. She was selling a lot of makeup on the day and told me that her daughter was a makeup artist and was just clearing out her kit. Some of these shadows had never even been used and the rest only very lightly so I was really happy with these finds. I picked up the shades Pink Venus, Freshwater, Creme De Violet, Aquadisiac, Flashtrack, Hepcat, Moon's ReflectionBig T, Bitter and Melton Mauve - the latter three are the ones which hadn't even been swatched. I really can't believe that I picked up 10 genuine MAC eye shadows for just €20! They're usually around the €19 mark each so this was probably the best carboot sale bargain I've ever found.

Have you ever picked up some amazing makeup and/or beauty bargains at a carboot?
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  1. Wow Fiona! So amazing that you got so many products at such a good price, very jealous! My colleague swears by illamasqua, she says it's incredible!

    C x | Lux Life

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    1. I know, I couldn't believe it! Good to hear, I'm looking forward to trying them out.

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  2. Stop, you did not get Mac eyeshadow for €2.50 each? I'm so envious right now. Must hit the carboot sale next time it comes to my area. But can't say I've ever seen so many quality products at one! x

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    1. I really did! I couldn't believe it either and the shades are really pretty. Hope you can find some good bargains if you go x

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  3. Woah, that was some haul!! I'm very impressed. Is this weird, but I don't think I've ever been to a carboot sale?! I always think they'll be full of tat (and I'm not very good at patiently sifting through lots of stuff to find a bargain) - but it looks like I might be missing out :)

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  4. How amazing to get such a great selection of expensive make up at such a great price. My mum loves car boot sales and picks up loads of great stuff.

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  5. Oh some great finds, I've never thought of car boots and beauty products but you got some absolute bargains! Maybe it's time I got up early on a weekend and give it a go myself :) Xx

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  6. Bootfairs are amazing for bargains! I can never resist! They are absolutely brilliant for baby clothes and toys.

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  7. Wow you did get some amazing finds! I never have any luck at car bootsales for beauty bits! x

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  8. Omg I couldn't imagine that you can get stuff like that in a car boot sale. There's one nearby. I might go to it and are what you can pick up. It's generally never nice stuff like this.

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  9. Oh my god what bargains, I'm particularly jealous of all the mac eye shadows. Really brilliant quality items too. I've never been to a carboot sale but perhaps I'll have to venture to one now!!

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  10. Wow! WOW! What utterly brilliant car boot bargains you've got there. I love a good rummage around a car boot every now and then...I hope I'm as lucky as this next time I do. :)

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  11. Wow, you got really lucky with all those bargains. I can't believe how cheap those Urban Decay shadows were. Complete steal

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  12. Wow, I would never have thought to look at carbon sales for makeup. You picked up some great pieces for a real bargain! There is a big carboot near me at the weekends, I may have to pop down for a little look!

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  13. Wow! You got some amazing bargains. These UD shadows are gorgeous. I just love great deals. :)

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  14. I love boot sales but struggle to get up early enough. IT must make it all worth it though when you get bargains like this. I love the colours you have chosen too. The green one is so different but i can imagine it will look so nice when on the eyes. x

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  15. I wouldn't have thought to look at car boot sales for makeup, but it looks like you've certainly got some bargains there. The colours of those MAC eyeshadows are absolutely gorgeous.

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  16. I have to agree I love a car boot sale but I have never even considered looking out for make up and bits like that but I really have been missing out haven't I? What awesome bargains. I love the urban decay colour and i am also a high fan of soap and glory.

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  17. Oh my god! I need to get myself to Ireland.Our local car boot sells plants, second hand clothes and toys.There are some seriously great bargains and so many gorgeous colours.

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  18. I literally had no idea that you could expect to land brand new beauty and make-up products at car boot sales. Clearly, I've been visiting the wrong ones! You got some great little bargains there. Nice work!

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  19. seriously I have got to get to a car boots sale near me, I can't believe you got all that make-up, mac eyeshadows for just €2.50 and that metal gold is gorgeous

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