What’s in my Beauty Bay haul? + Giveaway

Showcasing beauty products

I find that buying beauty products is harder than buying clothes, as when a beauty product isn’t right for you you can’t just pack it up and return it. That’s why whenever I’m about to purchase beauty products, I do my research; I read reviews of the products on the website that I’m purchasing from, and I also look for opinions from other bloggers. I’m definitely much more likely to buy a product that is being recommended by a blogger that I follow, and trust their opinion. I hope that today you will trust my opinion regarding these products from my Beauty Bay haul!


Before I have started using this primer, I thought that I couldn’t use a primer because I have oily skin. Every primer I used would make my skin even more oily and therefore my foundation even more visible but this primer changed everything! This is probably my third or fourth time purchasing this product, and I would hand on heart recommend it to anyone with oily skin.

Rating: 10/10

Price: £5.50

The Ordinary – Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

Another amazing product by The Ordinary, they have slowly taken over my skincare routine. I received this product last year for Christmas, as a part of a giftset and now I have purchased another one. Again with having oily skin I always struggled with finding a moisturiser that wouldn’t make my skin even more oily. I have tried some very expensive moisturisers that didn’t work as well as this product. The only downside I would say is that it can be sometimes hard to get hold off it, especially in the 100ml version it’s like gold-dust.

Rating: 10/10

Price: £4.75


I grabbed this product at the last minute to reach a certain spent limit in my basket. I wasn’t really expecting much of this sheet mask, but I was pleasantly surprised. For the price of £1.95, it left my skin feeling hydrated and glowing. Looking at the other reviews of this product on the website, I wasn’t the only one that liked this product! I definitely will be trying the other face masks by them as well, in my next Beauty Bay haul.

Rating: 10/10

Price: £1.95


The description of this product says ‘A refreshing morning cleanser.’ Which is exactly what I was looking for, I wanted something more gentle for my skin to use in the morning. I have only been using it for about a week but so far, my skin is reacting well to it as I haven’t had any breakouts after using it. I love how it has a gel like texture, and smells like peppermint which makes it lovely to use in the morning.

Rating: 8/10

Price: £14


I love to do all sort of masks, which is why I decided to purchase this product to try. Unfortunately this was my least favourite product from this Beauty Bay haul. It just really didn’t make a difference, in fact my lips felt even more dry after using this than before! I’m giving it a two start rating, because it did smell nice and because of the low price I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my money.

Rating: 2/10

Price: £3.50

The Ordinary – Lactic acid 5% + HA

I have been using The Ordinary Hyaluronic acid 2% + 5B overnight so far and it has made a massive difference to my skin texture, I will do a blog post about my skin and how it looked like two years ago and how it looks like now very soon! On the website it says that this lactic acid helps with acne scars, which is why I decided to give it a go. I can’t say if it works yet as I have only used it once, but I have never come across a product by The Ordinary that I wasn’t happy with. Do keep in mind that just because something works for one person, it doesn’t mean that it will work for you. Finding the right products for my skin, took me years and a lot of trial and error

Price: £5.50


I have thought about purchasing this palette for a while now, and I’m so glad that I did! This picture below does not give justice to how beautiful the colours look like in real life, for example the shade ‘Pride’ (bottom left corner) is such a dark sparkly pink. ‘All in’ also looks so much better and more vibrant in real life. I feel like this palette deserves a blog post, of it’s own after I have tried the palette in a make up look. I feel like it wouldn’t be fair for me to rate it, since I haven’t used it except for swatching the colours. Review pending!

Price: £25


Now onto the best part; the giveaway! As a thank you to my readers, I’m giving away this palette below from Beauty Bay worth £15. You can enter through my Twitter or Instagram and for a bonus entry leave a comment below saying what is your favourite beauty product right now, or anything you like!

Giveaway ends on 14/03/2021, and the winner will be announced on my Twitter & Instagram. Good luck!

This giveaway is not affiliated or sponsored by Beauty Bay.

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  1. Sandy Lynn ralph
    February 28, 2021 / 6:49 pm

    I haven’t worn makeup in months to be honest , as I haven’t been anywhere to need it

  2. Kirsty Anne
    February 28, 2021 / 7:13 pm

    I wouldn’t even know where it starts with most skincare routine products, im so basic lol x

  3. February 28, 2021 / 8:51 pm

    My favourite beauty products right now are eye products because we have to wear masks.

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    March 1, 2021 / 2:22 am

    Loving the vivid colours and ease of use – serum is my favourite beauty product

  5. Chloe Louise Christian
    March 1, 2021 / 12:41 pm

    You’ve wrote about some good products here! I love the holika holika masks too! I think I need to give the ordinary brand a go though, I know lots of people that have been raving about it!

  6. Lyndsey cooksey
    March 1, 2021 / 8:28 pm

    My favourite beauty product at the moment, has to be the Pure Lagoon serum from Tropic. Its so good as it leaves my skin soft and keeps those spots at bay!

    • simplybylola
      March 7, 2021 / 3:37 pm

      Ohh I haven’t heard of it, I’ll have to check it out!

  7. March 2, 2021 / 9:48 am

    These products look really good, I especially like the pallette!

  8. sunshinesarahxo
    March 7, 2021 / 12:47 pm

    So many fab products here 😍👌🏻 I love The Ordinary and also have their primer which I highly highly rate! That moisturiser tho, everytime I search for it, its sold out! 😂😍😔 It must be good then! LOL! Xo

    • simplybylola
      March 7, 2021 / 3:35 pm

      Yay a fellow The Ordinary primer fan! Yes that moisturiser is hard to get, the best place is place to look for it is BeautyBay. Or alternatively, it’s also available in a set with a few other items! Hope you get your hands on it soon 😂🤞🏼

  9. Jane Blake
    March 13, 2021 / 12:57 am

    All sounds so good