Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Beauty Haul


A new year calls for new products so I have done a little shopping as of late . . . who am I kidding?  I didn't go shopping because its a new year, I went shopping because I have a  bit of a shopping problem.  (hehe)  In any event, I have a beauty haul for you today from Sephora, Ulta, MAC, Henri Bendel and LUSH.  I have quite a few products, so let's just get right to it!


It's no surprise that I have many new purchases from Sephora. I mean, it's a new year and there is only 11 shopping months left to renew my VIB Rouge status.

Olivia Palermo x Ciate London Mail Collection in Napa Valley,  Ciate - I have been scouring for this polish for a while.  It has been sold out in store for months so I finally pulled the trigger and ordered it online.  It is gorgeous!  I already used it twice on my nails.  It is definitely going to become a staple for me.

#ColorCurators: Song of Style Edition Nail Polish in A Girl's Best Friend, Formula X - I love mildly pink polishes.  I haven't used this yet, but I am sure I will crack it open as soon as I grow bored with the Ciate polish. 

Power Couple Duo: Total Transformation Kit, Sunday Riley - I first bought this duo  as a Christmas gift for my sister and then to decided to get one for myself.  Its such a great way to try both products since the kit comes with half size bottles of each Good Genes Treatment and Luna Sleeping Night Oil at just a fraction of the full size price of just one.

Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner, belief - I have been loving everything I try from this brand.  Since I needed a new toner, I decided to pick this up.

Cleansing Herb Water, belief - This was a repurchase for me.  I usually use a cleansing water in the morning in place of a cleanser.  This one smells great and makes my skin feel clean and soft.

Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, Sunday Riley - I love clay masks, so I thought I'd give this cleanser a try.  Sephora even suggests mixing this with Good Genes for a five minute facial mask.

Essential Starter Kit, KEVYN AUCOIN - I never tried anything from KEVYN AUCOIN, so I thought this was a great and affordable way to try out some of the products.  The powders and blush are TINY (the pan is no bigger than a nickel) but for $32 with 5 products in the kit I wasn't expecting too much.

No 28 Primer Serum, Hourglass - This was another repurchase for me.  I have been trying to repurchase for a while but everytime I went to order, it was sold out.  Not only is this a great primer but it treats the skin and smells AMAZING!

I have been hoarding my points for months and decided to redeem some for a few 100 point perks.  Sephora has had some pretty great rewards perks lately including Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector, Living Proof; Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Marc Jacobs Beauty; CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base, Lance; and Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence, Murad


Not only have I been hoarding my Sephora Beauty Insider points, but I have also been saving up my ULTA Rewards.  Since I had $30 in Rewards burning a hole in my pocket I had to pop in and look around.

Brow Set, Real Techniques - This is a new product for 2016. I couldn't yet find it listed on Ulta's website.  It comes with 2 sets of tweezers, a spoolie, a brow brush and a brow definer.

Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Broadway Plum, Laura Geller - I was a little hesitant about this color because it looks so dark in the tube but its actually a really pretty berry. 

Butter Lipstick in Little Susie, NYX Cosmetics - I hear a lot of raves about the butter lipstick but didn't own any before this one.  Estes Lalonde (Essiebutton) had this on in a recent video and I just loved the color so much I had to get it. 

Nude Interlude Color Balm Lipstick in Meg, Stila - I picked this up on a whim and not sure if I like it.  It is supposed to compliment fair skin, so I think it might too a little too light for me.  



I stopped at the MAC counter to check out the new Retro Matte's and picked up one along with a gloss.

Cremesheen Glass in Calypso Beat, MAC Cosmetics - I was looking for a peachy nude gloss so the sale associate suggested this.  It is a nice formula and not to sticky.

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Tailored to Tease, MAC Cosmetics - I was really excited when I heard about these.  They are pretty easy to apply and wear for a matte and this color is a great everyday bright pink.



Henri Bendel was having a sale one day last week for 20% off all sale cosmetic accessories.  

Brown & White Shower Cap, Henri Bendel - I can't live without a shower cap.  Since I don't wash my hair everyday, I shower cap is a necessity for me.  

West 57th Cosmetic Clutch in Rose Gold, Henri Bendel - I didn't really need another make-up bag but since this was significantly discounted there was no way I could pass it by.  When everything was said in done, I ended up getting 60% off the original price.  It is pretty big so I probably won't use it as an everyday make-up case but it would be great for traveling.  



I don't have a ton of products from LUSH, but went in with my sister so she could pick up a few things, and ended up buying a couple things myself.  

Golden Handshake Hot Hand Mask, LUSH - This is an oil hot mask for your hands . . . it is just the ticket for dry winter hands.

Pumice Power, LUSH - I have been using a pumice on my feet for years.  I love the idea of having a pumice and soap in one. 

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