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£410 Cult Beauty Haul | 10th Birthday Goodie Bag

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If we’re connected on social media then you’ll know how excited I was when Cult Beauty announced a goodie bag in celebration of their 10th birthday. After half-heartedly telling myself off for even considering spending £170 on beauty products that I don’t need in order to qualify for it, I caved. The goodie bag is like no other. It’s not filled with sample sizes or products that they just can’t shift, it’s 10 of the most sought-after products right now. Without further ado, here’s the haul; my picks and the contents of the goodie bag!

What I Bought

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Embryolisse Laboratories, Lait-Creme Concentre

Purely a restock of one of my favourite moisturiser primer duos. I added this to my bag to get me above the spending threshold. I use this most mornings and you can never have too many back-up products!

Neom, Tranquillity Candle

Who doesn’t love a luxury candle? On an ordinary day, I’d struggle to justify £16 for a candle of this size. I purchased it over exam season however, in the hope that it would genuinely calm me, and you know what? You get what you pay for because it did. If anyone is going through a stressful period, or even just likes a good excuse to relax, then this is perfect. The best way I can describe the scent of it is Spa-like, with hints of lavender. I’ve only actually burned this for a few minutes because the scent is so strong that it spreads without even being lit, so I think that I’ll be enjoying it from my nightstand for a while.

Neom, Real Luxury Candle

I like to buy candles in bulk to try out different scents, so I also picked up the Real Luxury version. I find that this actually smells very similar to the Tranquillity candle, only a little more heavy on the lavender. My Mum’s always loved the stuff so I’ll probably be gifting this to her!

Optiat, Hit The Sheets Vanilla Velvet Coffee Scrub

Optiat is a new brand for me, but one which I was excited to try! I bought a scrub for myself and another for a gift. I was expecting these to smell like vanilla, but they literally smell like freshly ground coffee- a perfect in-shower wake up!

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The Ordinary, Glycolic Acid

The Ordinary has received a lot of hype for a number of months now, and despite being underwhelmed by their foundation (I loved it when I first tried it but for some reason, I’ve completely gone off it) I’ve been really wanting to try out some of their skincare.

NYX, Studio Perfect Primer, Green

Although this is a gift, I’m a huge NYX fan, and I also think that colour correcting products are definitely worth using. I regularly use the Collection colour correcting concealer under my eyes.

Benefit, Hoola

My friend gave me a sample version of this so long ago and it’s still going strong! Although I still have a lot of use left, I thought that I’d treat myself to the full version. I now have both an every-day and a travel version!

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Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk

A beauty haul wouldn’t be luxury without some Charlotte Tilbury. I’ve owned the Pillow Talk lip pencil for ages now, so this purchase was long overdue! I would usually prefer to buy new luxury lipsticks or foundations in store so that I’m able to colour match, but I knew that this one would be a safe bet.

Sol de Janeiro, Bum Bum Bath Bomba

Another gift purchase, but this one I really wish I’d have bought two of. Although I think that £10 is pretty pricey for a bath bomb, this smells divine and I’m genuinely debating just keeping it for myself…

Indie Lee, CoQ-10 Toner

The CoQ-10 toner is featured in Lydia Elise Millen‘s Cult beauty box; her picks for glowing skin. Although I love my Elemis, I’ve been on the lookout for a new favourite toner and Lydia’s skin is so gorgeous that I knew I needed to try at least one of her Cult favourites.

The Goodie Bag

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The Ordinary, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Another Ordinary product, I’m new to using acids on my skin but I love serums and can’t wait to see how I get on with this!

Becca, Backlight Priming Filter

I’m so excited about this one. I’ve been lusting over Becca products for years, and this is the perfect start to my collection.

Pixi, Glow Tonic

This is a product that is almost over hyped, although I’m excited to use it, I do really hope that my expectations aren’t so high that they’ll be let down.

Emma Hardie, Moringa Cleansing Balm with Cleansing Cloth

I got a sample size of this cleanser in my M&S beauty advent calendar, and its gorgeous. Its so gentle on the skin and it smells exactly like a spa product, I was so excited to get a full size version and begin using it regularly.

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Lime Crime, Matte Velvetines in Red Velvet

I’ve never owned any Lime Crime products until now, and this is the perfect red. I love that this was part of the goodie bag because its something which I probably wouldn’t ever have ever thought to buy for myself.

Omorovicza, Queen of Hungary Mist

I’d never even heard of this before now. The mist claims to be full of natural healing properties which are amazingly beneficial to the skin.

Huda Beauty, Mauve Obsessions Palette

My favourite of them all. This is immediately one of the prettiest palettes I own, and I haven’t even been able to bring myself to use it yet, its just too perfect.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills, Glow Kit

Alongside my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow, these highlights have become an instant favourite.

ZOEVA Cat Eye Pen

Pens are now the only type of liner I own, but so far, I’ve always stayed in my comfort zone with the L’Oreal Superliner. I was excited to see how the ZOEVA version matches up, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Although its very similar to the Superliner, I’ve found that the ZOEVA pen is slightly sharper therefore easier to use with regards to finer details. They’re basically the same price too, so I think I’ll be switching to ZOEVA for my future liner purchases.

Beautyblender, Nude

I can’t believe that as I self professed beauty blogger, I’m about to admit to never owning a Beautyblender. Its true, I love using blenders and have tried my fair share, from Real Techniques to Dior, but never an original Beautyblender. Thanks Cult Beauty for inviting me to the club!

Receiving this purchase through the mail was like a re-run of Christmas day. I love every single thing that I picked up, and will get so much use out of it all. Watch this space for follow up reviews!

Did you manage to get your hands on the Cult Beauty 10th Birthday Goodie bag? What would you have picked up to pass the spending threshold?

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  • Reply Andrea M

    Oh wow, there’s so many amazing goodies here! All the items you bought look amazing and so does the goodie bag! That Huda palette is so gorgeous and I love the look of the Anastasia Glow Kit! Xx

    June 14, 2018 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Jasmin

    Holy crap these look amazing! ? I’ve seen Cult Beauty stuff around so much lately, their stuff looks so nice!

    June 14, 2018 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply MJ

    That Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit is giving me absolute life right now!!! My favourite out of all these products as to be the candle! I am absolutely obsessed with candles! However, l have never actually tried one that properly relaxes you so l will definitely look into that one. Great post Sophie!

    MJ x

    June 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Its so gorgeous isn’t it! I love the candle too and although it is pricey, I really do think that investing in this is so much more worthwhile than a few average candles because this genuinely calms me! x

      June 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply glowsteady

    I was extremely excited for this when I saw it on instagram. There’s something so exciting about a huge beauty order! That gift bag looks insane and I’m slightly regretting the fact I managed to control myself and not give in to this offer. I’ve wanted to try some Indie Lee stuff for so long now! I love the pillow talk liner but I’m not a fan of the texture of Charlotte Tilbury’s matte lipsticks x


    June 14, 2018 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Emma Rollason

    What an incredible goodie bag!! So many exciting products, I can imagine it really was like Christmas when it arrived on your doorstep. Your image’s amazing too.

    Emma x

    June 14, 2018 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Bexa

    Oh my! ? What an amazing selection of products Sophie! I’ve tried the Opitait coffee scrub, I received a sample in a subscription box and love the smell too. I think I’ll buy the full sized product. Also, that tranquility candle sounds amazing and super relaxing. I hope your exams went well and you enjoy using all these fantastic goodies! ? xx

    Bexa |

    June 14, 2018 at 6:37 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      It really wakes you up doesn’t it! I think its such a great price and will probably be repurchasing too! Thank you lovely! xx

      June 14, 2018 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply keepingupwithMJ

    There’s something about New beauty products that makes me so happy!! Ugh, these are so pretty. I’d love to find these and try them out!

    June 14, 2018 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply scatteredstars

    Oh my gosh the goodie bag is insane! I get why you haven’t used the Huda Beauty palette yet, that thing is stunning, I’d just want to stare at it all day! <3 <3

    June 15, 2018 at 7:30 am
  • Reply Misha Bagga

    Loved the amazing collection. However, do let me know about the PIXI glow tonic as I’ve been eyeing on this product. Keep Glittering, Love TGA by MIsha <3

    June 15, 2018 at 11:01 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I’ve only used it for a few days now but very good first impressions of the toner!

      June 15, 2018 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Lisa's Notebook

    Wow, that’s an amazing selection of goodies! I particularly like the sound of the candle, I adore burning scented candles, especially in summer, and this brand sounds like a lovely one. I got a Hoola in a previous Birchbox and it’s great for a matt glow (although I do miss the sparkle from my Rimmel bronzer). And I can’t wait to see if you think Pixi lives up to the hype. Fab round up and lovely pics, thank you for sharing! x

    Lisa |

    June 15, 2018 at 11:18 am
  • Reply The diary of Ellie

    In love with your photography in this!

    June 15, 2018 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Five Tried and Tested Insta-Trends – Sophie Hearts

    […] so sorry (but not really) for yet another blog reference to my Cult Beauty Haul; its the last one, promise. The Pixi Glow Tonic is one of the goodie bag products which I […]

    July 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm
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