I love love watching/hearing about hauls. I'm interested in what people got and what they recommend. I went to Sephora today, and went out with an empty wallet. lol. I manly went to get skincare products:
Korres Milk Protein Cleanser
Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening Refining Buff Cleanser
Boscia Bright White Mask
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Reflief
Givenchy Mister Mat
Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment
Fresh Face Polish
What did you all get recently?
As you know, I had to finish my no buy early due to a competition this weekend and the prospect of finally getting to a freestanding Sephora. First off, we did really REALLY well in the competition, we did too well, like well to the point where the judges couldn't access what they needed to in some cases (it was a computer network hardening war game). So, despite our placement and their wonky numbers, I feel we did INCREDIBLY.
Anywho, onto the fun part!
Buxom Lip Polish in Sugar
Dior maximum plumping gloss
Fresh Sugar Lip Treament in Petal (looks just like a fuschia lipstick!)
Jasmine scented shimmer powder (attacked me in the store! But I think it will look amazing for my wedding with some tempering, again, love the smell, and I love that the glitter particles are an interesting color rather than generic!)
Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Radiant and Mood
Living Proof Full shampoo (finally got around to trying the sample and absolutely ADORED it)
Living Proof Amp Volumizing Texture
Buxom 500 point reward (last one!)
Dior Iconic Overcurl mascara
Josie Maran Infinity Cream
Used the makeover VIB perk for my friend and the 10% for my purchase
Aveda Stress Relief Lotion Sample (and a free hand massage!)
Aveda travel Pure Abundance conditioner
A much needed new pair of Lucky jeans in Lola (my old one's are beginning to hole pretty badly)
Aaaand, that's my wad for this month, but definitely worth it!
Ohh! The Jasmine shimmer sounds fantastic (lol, attacked you instore, that reminds me of one time when I approached the perfume section, and as I was about to start sniffing, a Sephora saleslady grabbed the perfume in front of me, spritzed it aaaaalll over herself and I'm like ".......ok, my nose is gone, will try again later.")
How does Dior gloss compare to the Buxom one?
it is! And cute anecdote, but I kinda brought this one on myself, decided to try it and didn't realize just how powerful the atomizer was, my girlfriends and I were laughing for quite a while, and my male teammates were cracking up when they noticed the incredible amount of glitter present on my bust.
The Buxom and Dior Maximizer are two different things, the maximizer is more of an over-the-top-of-something-else, but has a pleasant light tingle, goes on quite smoothly, and looks EXTREMELY flattering with the Dior Lip Glow.
The Buxom one is more standalone, it keeps a neutral lip tone with a very slight fleshy pink, and incredible shimmer and gloss, also with a pleasant tingle and Buxom has always had incredible plumping properties
Very much so! Definitely a security geek though This past weekend was the PRCCDC (Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition), they basically bring you in as a fresh IT team in a scenario and set a tam of both civilian and professional hackers at you over two days (which contain a month's worth of work). Last year we were Initech (Office Space) employees taking over for the team who got fired under CEO Milton. This year (@Lylysa you'll appreciate this) we were working for Gotham Memorial Hospital, the Joker had JUST blown up the hospital and we were supposed to keep services and a generator up and running for the maximum amount of time while under attack! Our CIO this year was Adam West haha XD It's an incredibly fun and stressful event, but something new is definitely taken away from it every time
w00t w00t! I'm not sure if you're right on that though, you've definitely got some areas covered that I don't yet, and you're working on your Master's
BUT yes CHIC NERDS UNITE FOR AWESOME PWNAGE!
HAUL!! I can not get enough http://topariswlove.blogspot.com/
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
Buxom lip polish in "Clair"
OPI Oz the Great and Powerfull in Mini set
Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel, Oil free nightly hydration cream, willow bark to-go breakout treatment and blotting papers
Urban Decay eye shadow primer potion in Greed
Laura Geller Spackle tinted under make up primer in the color Champagne
Butter london in Queen Vic and Aston
Sample: Smashbox under eye primer
Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo
Boots No7 Quick-Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes
Maybelline Vivids- FUCHSIA FLASH
Maybelline Vivids- BRAZEN BERRY
BareMinerals Try. Believe. Love. Kit- fairly light
Sunglasses from JcPenny
Lavender lace shirt from JcPenny
Polka dot dress from Target
Black & white stripe dress Target
-China Glaze Hologaphic Polish in Not In This Galaxy
-Orly Quick Drying Top Coat
-Fimo Fruit nail art pieces!! I predict future nail art with a mixed drink inspiration lol.
No photos, but I've done some serious damage the last few days at Sephora, Macy's (Clinique bonus time!), and Nordstrom!
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Fuller Fudge
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Bountiful Beige
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Ample Amber
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Big Blue
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Lots 'o Latte
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Massive Midnight
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #17
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Broadest Berry
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Grandest Grape
Dior Lip Glow
Dior- Lilac Colorvision
Butter London- Kerfluffle
Butter London- Fruit Machine
Butter London- Thames
Escada- Cherry In the Air (purse-sized)
Marchesa- Travel duo
Ok, so I caved and used my 10% off discount and got my haul now instead of waiting for the 15% off as I wasn't sure the 500 pt perk would be available by then.
Philosophy / Eye Hope™ Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Ole Henriksen / Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster 1 oz
Kat Von D / True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Saint
Philosophy / Hope In A Jar Night
Urban Decay / Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush
Fresh / Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 Sugar Petal Tinted
Benefit Sweet to Meet Ya! / BI 500 PT
A few Hauls- so fun!!
CVS (5 days ago)-
Wet & Wild Coloricon in Comfort Zone
Maybelline Lash Discovery Mini-Brush waterproof
Maybelline Define-A-brow Light Brown
Urban Decay Website (4 days ago)-
UD Deluxe eyeshadow in Peace
UD original primer sample
These just came in the mail. I haven't opened them yet.
Walmart (3 days ago)-
Wet & Wild Coloricon blusher in Pearlescent Pink
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Poweder in Sunny
Wet & Wild Coloricon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana
Salon Perfect Demi Wispies faux eyelashes
Pink Friday Sample Purfume
NYX Slide on Eyeliner in Tropical Green
NYX Lipliner Pencil in Natural
boscia Oil-Free Nightly Hydration (50% off!!!) paid $18 for it
Today my grandfather treated my cousin and I to a few new Sephora goodies! Yay!
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu
UD 24/7 Liner in El Dorado
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Rosegold
Bb. Texture Hair (un)dressing Creme - mini size
Decided I needed to celebrate last week because I accomplished something I've been working on for 3 years! I may have celebrated slightly too much... but I haven't bought anything since November, does that make it better? I might need a 12-step program, ladies.
Ulta was store #1! Went in to get their Tarte Maracuja Oil, which I might marry I love so much. The huge bottles were on sale for $25, so now I'm stocked up for an entire year at least...
two Revlon Lip Butters (Tutti Fruitti and Sugar Plum)
two Revlon Nail Polish (Whimsical and Girly)
Zoya Pixidust Nail Polish in Godiva
three Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows (Bronze Have More Fun, Always and Bridesmaid, No Pressure)
Benefit Oxygen Wow Foundation (Ivory)
Then ordered some Sephora:
Tarte Blush (Natural Beauty), and a kit with maracuja oil, finishing powder, maracuja concealer and a brush.
Benefit Eyeshadow (Nude Swings)
NARS Sin & Sheer Matte Foundation (Siberia)
Clinique Superblend Foundation (Breeze)
Too Faced Candlelight
100 pt samples of Givency La Rogue (Brun) and Stila Convertible Color (Peony)
Samples: YSL Touche Eclat, Ralph Lauren Romance and Carol's Daughter Hair Milk, Stila Waterproof Mascara and Lip Glaze (Delicate, Logan-Berry), Tarte Maracuja Oil, Mascara and Lash Primer.
The Shiseido skincare I found at TJ Maxx (Anti-Shine Lotion and Warming Scrub)
And finally... went to The Body Shop because I was running out of a ton of my skin care items:
Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream & Moisture Serum
Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask
Tea Tree Toner, Pore Minimizer, Mask, & Blemish Fade Night Lotion
Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub
Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask
I absolutely love the Tea Tree line... been using it for two years now and it has completely changed my skin. My acne has decreased dramatically. I did discover a few months ago that it was slightly drying out my skin, and have since added the Vitamin E line and Tarte's Maracuja Oil into my skincare regimen and I'm loving the results!