Saturday, September 14, 2013

Last haul for a while! Holiday buys

I like to think that I'm all shopped out for a while.... now that I have basically anything I've ever wanted to add to my collection there is no need to buy anything for a loong time. Everyone was right about shopping in the US, everything is so cheap! Except there's one little thing that is not mentioned to often and that is service tax, a % charged on top of your purchase, for those who didn't know. But in the end that doesn't really matter too much because everything is much cheaper than home & it's just like if the GST wasn't included in our products.

So anyway, in almost each place we visited I went to Sephora more than once. My Fiancee didn't mind once he found out they had free Wifi so that was good to keep him happy while I shopped, and in some places where wifi was harder to find, he actually asked if we could find Sephora which is something I never thought he would say! So we both won. I also enjoyed visiting MAC on a few different occasions and loved what most of the drugstores had to offer. So let's stop blabbing & get into it!

**Disclaimer: Sorry for the huge post with lots of photos. Everything bought was paid for with my own money & over a period of 5 weeks. I'd hate to come off bragging which I'm not because I'm just so happy with my new goodies!

 Palettes: Wet n Wild Going into the Wild, Too Faced Pretty Rebel, Smashbox Masterclass Palette #2. I was kinda hoping that Urban Decay would have released a new palette that caught my eye, unfortunately not but when I saw the Too Faced & Smashbox palette I knew I had to have both. The Smashbox one wasn't a hard decision as it was I think $59 when it's worth around $269. Perfect for traveling & in a makeup kit.
Single eyeshadows & bases: MAC Swissh, Aquadisiac, Steamy, Parafit Armor, All that Glitters, Nylon, Naked Lunch, Woodwinked, Embark. MUFE #92, Urban Decay Last Call, Revlon Diamond Lust in Plum Galaxy, Stila Smudgepot in Kitten, Maybelline Colour Tattoo's in Inked in Pink, Electric Blush, Barely Branded, Bad to the Bronze.
I didn't plan to buy that many single eyeshadows, but they slowly crept up on me, especially as most times I visited MAC I bought one or two haha. I'm soo glad I bought MUFE #92 which I didn't buy until last minute, and I decided to get more of the colour tattoo's instead of paintpots because they are very comparable.
 Eyeliner & mascara: Jordana Best lash extreme, Maybelline big eyes mascara, Maybelline Mega Plush Lash, Benefit They're real, L'oreal voluminous smoldering eyeliner, Forever 21 Love & Beauty Shadow Stick, Tarte Amazonian clay waterproof gel eyeliner & brush, Maybelline Colour Tattoo Pure pigment in Never Fade Jade (forgot to include it with others) Kat Von D Taboo liner set, Sephora Deco daze glitter eyeliner
Lip Products: MAC lip pencil's in Cherry & Lasting Sensation, Top row: MAC Angel, Snob, Impassioned, Ruby Woo, Maybelline Vivids Vivid Rose; Bottom row: Creme d' Nude, Please Me, Candy Yum Yum, Girl About Town, Maybelline Vivid Fuchsia Flash. MAC Snob lipglass, Nyx Butter gloss Peaches & Cream, Rimmel Show Off Lip Laquer in Apocalyptic, Nyx Glam Gloss Aqua Luxe in The Last Party, Buxom Full on lip polish in Katie, YSL Glossy lip stain #19, EOS Lip balms, Sugarfresh lipbalms. Also forgot to include the Too Faced la creme in Juicy Melons
Brushes: Sonia Kashuk brow brush, Real Techniques Stippling & Expert face brush, Lash & Brow comb, Eye Shader brush. MAC 168, 239, 217, 268, Eco Tools Bronzing brush

 Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hr wear in Frisky, MAC Melba, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Dainty, Stila Convertible colour in Petunia, Illamasqua Hussy, Benefit tints in Cha Cha, Sunbeam & Posie, NARS Torrid & Sex Appeal

Bronzer & Highlighters: Sonia Kashuk Undetectable in Rich Bronze, Benefit Hoola, Stila ALl over shimmer duo Kitten, The Balm Mary Lou-manizer, NARS The Multiple in Cocobana
 Foundations, concealer & powders: MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in light, Revlon Colorstay Whipped, L'oreal True Match, MAC Face & Body, YSl Touche Eclat, NARS Sheer Glow, L'oreal True Match powder, Benefit Erase Paste, Revlon Colorstay concealer, Benefit Fake Up, MAC Pro-longwear concealer, Clinique Airbursh concealer.
I think it's safe to say I wont be needing any more foundations or concealers in a long time! I thought I may as well stock up since a) most are not readily available & b) they are double the price.
 Setting Spray & Powder: MAC Fix +, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, MAC Prep & Prime, Benefit Porefessional + mini & That gal, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
 Nail Polishes: Julie Nail Colour Cabana Boy, Wet n Wild Fergie Tonight's Gonna Be A Good Night, Sally Hansen Instadry, Essie Pop Art Pink, Tart Deco, Bikini So Teeny, O.P.I Koala Beary. So I didn't go too crazy with nail polishes, as it was quite hard for me to decide on colours so it was a bit overwhelming. I do wish I bought a bit more O.P.I, I got this one as a backup because it's one of my faves!
 
 Perfume: Ni Amore XOXO, Brittney Spears Believe, Vera Wang Princess, Chloe.
I will be doing a more detailed post on my perfume collection which is now never going to run out haha as well as separate reviews on these ones.
Brush Cleaner- So I wish I had a look at the one from MAC but by the time I remembered I was after a brush cleaner it was a bit late but I found the Sephora brand brush cleaner & bought a few because they were quite small & cheap haha.
 So from the first time we visited Sephora I signed up for their club card... which was such a good idea because over 5 weeks I ended up earning over 600 points lol. I was also able to get a 'birthday gift' which was the Sugar fresh lip balms up with the other lip products, and at the end I used up most of the rest of my points with the MUFE sample pack. One happy customer =)

So umm I said there would be a lot & I think I delivered on that statement- and in case you're wondering I packed light but had to buy a smaller bag anyway, & kept all the powders in my carry on so I knew I would be handling them safe- especially as a (cheap & old thank god) blush broke in my beauty bag!!

Oh and to let you know, I think I stuck to my wishlist pretty well- considering that I didn't list everything I wanted, but I think I bought 7/10 items as I found some to be overwhelming or found other things instead. I also wish I went to Inglot!! But, no regrets! (I've also ordered a couple of limited edition palettes but that will be it!!

Finally- pat yourself on the back even if you scanned through everything I had written, & please let me know what you're most interested in hearing about first, but I will eventually get around to reviewing everything!

Take care loves
xx

24 comments:

  1. Wow! So jealous of your haul! I know if I was going to the US, I don't think I could contain my excitement and would probably buy soooo much haha.

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I don't think anyone should ever hold back with such a great opportunity which is why I ended up with so much stuff without realizing haha xx

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  2. The touché éclat! I really envy your willpower, I swear I was going to buy every nail polish on the shelf when I saw how many even places like target have !!

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    1. I just got so overwhelmed that I found it too hard to choose! I couldn't believe how easily available everything seemed to be xx

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  3. Wow!!! I have to praise you for not buying a million nail polishes. I probably would have :) Great haul!

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  4. oh wow this almost fills my need to haul as well haha! perfect since i'm on a 'no-buy' :) enjoy your goodies!

    http://misstaina007.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm glad I could fill the gap for you!! xx

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  5. OMG that is one amazing haul! It would probably take me about a year to collect this amount of makeup but considering that you purchased them outside of your country, I would have done the same if I were you.

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    1. Haha yes I don't think I'd ever be able to accumulate such a huge vary of products in that time limit again! unless of course when I go back ;) xx

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  6. Oh.my.gosh. Officially soooo jealous of your little haul right there! You have some amazing products, can't wait to see the beautiful looks you come up with using them!
    xx

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    1. I don't think I could exactly call it little, haha! There will be plenttttyy of things to come, it almost overwhelms me haha xx

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  7. Wow amazing haul!! Love everything you purchased. xx

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  8. this looks like a pretty good damn haul hah! great picks!


    This Girl Loves Chic

    xx

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  9. You sure got plenty of goodies !
    Everything looks so amazing, I don't have all of it. But a few are on my wishlist.
    http://www.betzysmakeup.com/

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  10. absolutely LOVE all these goodies! makeup galore thats for sure :D

    xoxo, Charlene
    lipstickandsweets.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh dear lord... I think I just died and went to makeup heaven. I'm so, so, so, so jealous of your haul! All those lipsticks and blushers!

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    1. Hahah thanks hun. It's more than enough of what I need for a while.... apart from a couple of other things :) xx

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  12. oh my.. so many I can't REALLY choose a favorite!
    x

    veruzkas.blogspot.com

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  13. AHHHHHHHH!!!! Good call on the Smashbox palette, I have the first edition of that palette and it's AWESOME to travel with. I'm definitely most interested in your review of the Urban Decay spray and the Benefit Porefessional! I've wanted to try those out but not sure.

    All your stuff looks amazing, how exciting to have all that new makeup to play with! BTW Maybelline Bad To The Bronze is pretty much a dupe for Urban Decay shadow pencil in Juju! :)

    http://3girlsblog.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I will get around to reviewing those babe, I'm going to do the LE things first though! Yess it is very exciting, having a muuch bigger choice! Ohh that's good to know, thanks hun! xx

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  14. OMG, OMG, OMG... that haul is INSANE! Where were you able to find The Balm? I thought it was only sold online? I live in the US btw.

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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