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Post your recent hauls!

I know a lot of us made resolutions to stop buying new things, but did you really pass up some of the post-holiday sales and deals as well as newly released limited edition goods?  Confess!  Smiley Very Happy


My recent items are:


TARINA TARANTINO Sparklicity Pure Gold (so pretty!)
LORAC Tie Dye For Lip Gloss Collection (great value)
TARINA TARANTINO Supernova Nail Lacquer - Starchild (50% off)
SEPHORA COLLECTION Daily Brush Cleaner To Go (morning staple for lazy days when I haven't cleaned my brushes)
BOSCIA Peppermint Blotting Linens ($6Cdn @ 3x)
CLARINS Instant Sun Shimmer Blush in Light (50% off)
BY TERRY Rouge Delectation Lipstick in Vanilla Cinnamon (50% off)


500 Point Perk:  Benefit Coralista (full size) and Bad Gal Mascara (deluxe sample)


Non-Sephora items:


MAC Soiree Nail Polish from the Cham Pale Collection

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Paint Pot from the Cham Pale Collection

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@kssweetheart  I actually ended up returning the lip balm and eyeshadow trio.  A bit of buyer's remorse and being too too picky about a purse lol.  The eyeshadow trio looked too much like colors I already had.  Anyway, the lip balm's scent, to me, was kind of a light flower scent.  Nothing super strong like in perfumes, but that's the first word that popped into my mind for some reason.  My mom has a sensitive nose when it comes to lotions, perfumes, and makeup, and I think the smell would bug her a bit.  If that is kind of how you are as well, you may be slightly annoyed by it. 


Thanks!  Smiley Happy  My hair is naturally curly.  The hair products I use I get from Sally's Beauty Supply, and they are a life saver!  It took years for me to find products that worked.  The main thing: no sulfates.  Sulfates are evil!  My shampoo and conditioner is a cleanser called Hair One.  It's organic and whatnot, and it works just like Wen products advertised on tv, but at a cheaper price.  I don't use any heat styling tools unless I decide straighten my hair.  The only time I use a hair dryer is when I want my nail polish is dry quicker lol.

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@kimmi1115 - loved your post. I know that buyers remorse all to well. Your description and mention of your moms smellyish issues were very helpful, I won't be buying the lip product, so thanks for one less incidence of buyers remorse. I'll have to make a note of Hair One, I'm pretty sure I've heard of it before, good to know another wavy/curly girl likes it. I'm on the fence about Wen, it is quite pricey. I know how hard it is to find just the right product. When I'm going curly I have some great products that define my curl & make it non-crunchy, I hate crunchy hair. Sometimes when I go wavy I'll use my hot curling brush really quickly just to give it a little more polish or lift at roots.


I love that you only use your hair dryer for your nails, 99% of the time, me too. My other faves are sticking my hands in ice cold water or in the freezer. When I'm really late and decide I have to do something to my nails in the 12 seconds before I leave the house I would actually position the a/c vents in my car just right so that they would blow as cold & hard as possible on my nails.(I don't recommend this) Obviously, a much better option in the summer.Smiley Tongue

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@kssweetheart  I about had a heart attack when I saw the price of it, especially for how quickly it can be used up.  My aunt gave me a bottle as a gift.  When it was about gone, I looked into prices.  Not college kid friendly lol.  Sally's has large sample packets you can buy to try it before deciding on a bottle.  The bottles at Sally's are $11.00 or $10.49 if you have a Sally's Beauty Club Card.  Wen is about thirty to forty for the set?  I haven't looked in a long time so I'm not 100% sure. 




Another curly hair product I recently tried from Sally's and love is Curls Unleashed No Boundaries Leave-In Conditioner.  The Generic Company discontinued its version of Redken Anti-Snap (and worked just the same), and one of the employees suggested this product to me.  I love it!  My curls curl up better, and the bottom ringlets look better, too.  It's amazing how a change in product can make such a difference.





I never thought of sticking my hands in the freezer to dry my nails.  I'll have to give that a try next time!  Thanks for the tip! 



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@kimmi1115 - I meant to tell you that a while back you mentioned the Spyder and then put some pictures up, I wasn't sure if I'd seen it or not. Well, I've seen it about 10 times since then, funny how that happens. Wonder how it is to drive that? Thanks for posting the pic's for me. Smiley Happy

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i really need to stop buying things - i've spent all my money for lunch, oh well.


1) benefit's they're real mini 

2) benefit's benetint

3) sephora's cuticle repair in healing eucalyptus

4) sephora's lip brush

5) smashbox's camera ready BB cream in fair

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I just got a Too Faced order!


I got the Lust Haves Eye Collection (4 eyeshadows and a full size Shadow Insurance) & Full Bloom Creme Color in Prim and Poppy.



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Sephora favorites rollerball collection. I am so happy I bought this. It exceeded my expectations and I actually like all of the perfumes which is a shocker because my allergies can be overcome easily by fragrance.


SOPI polishes I've gotta blush on you, Read my palm, Cartwheels on the catwalk

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a little bit of a mini essentials haul (did a massive VIB discount haul on thursday.. saved $50. you do the math)


Ole Henriksen Truth Serum cleansing cloths

Korres Guava body butter

Kate Sommerville DTX detoxifying daily cleanser

philosophy. full of grace. shower cream

Bumble and bumble. thickening hairspray

OPI Betsy Johnson 

Sephora brand braidies headband light brown (for my sister)
Bumble and bumble. mending complex 

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I love reading what everyone has purchased! Shows me what's popular, what you all like, etc. and gives a few good suggestions too! Smiley Happy


I just bought the following.. and made a second order today with TiffanyBT for the new Caviar polishes!


Fan DeiFendi EDT

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Glossy Gloss $7 Peach Me!

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Caviar Rainbow

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Caviar Black Pearls

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And I'm going to order this cute new Lorac Wild for TANtalizer set once I get home!


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Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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@dianabt - Hi, I saw your recent Haul, am afraid to post my own, but I will soon. My questions is that I noticed you bought Caviar Manicure and am interested in any and all info you can give me on this product. Do you know how long it lasts? It said 48 hrs if you seal the edge, do you think it might go longer than that? Do you seal the edge with the polish they provide or do you use a clear/top coat of your own? Can you-Should you put a clear top coat over top daily?Are they actual beads? Kinda love it but also am kinda icked out by it, would it look like I had fish eggs on my fingernails? Is this really cutting edge or Sister Sledge? (don't get me wrong, I love Sister Sledge (we -at BT- are family! - I just couldn't think of anything else to rhyme, I'm usually much wittier. Sadly, this is my brain on drugsl ) Tell me anything & everything you can, it looks so cool, especially the rainbow set. The lips on the models look similar to the nails, is that a product too or just a special effect they use for promos? It kind of reminds me of the Non-Pareils Candy, not sure if you know what that is.


Also loved your Lorac set and your Glossy Gloss Peach Me, what is that like?


Any info you can give me would be great. Thanks in advance. Smiley Happy


ps - Does everything you need come in the kit, top coats and all?

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I just splurged on:

Naked 2 Palette
Bare Escentuals Eyeshadow - Azure
BE Blush - Aubergine
BE Foundation - Fair

BE Tapered Shadow Brush

BE Tapered Blush Brush
BE Wet/Dry Shadow Brush

Stila Eye Shadow in Mahogany
Sephora's Black Train Case (my bathroom drawer.... oh lordy it was full!)

Tweezerman Facial Scissors

The 1.7 oz Bottle of Miss Dior Eau de Parfum


Now that doesn't seem so bad! Smiley Tongue

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hi pianoprincessa,


From one BE Girl to another, I noticed  that you had the Azure shadow from BE on your Haul list, I've had it on my Shopping List for a very long time, along with a million other things, do you like it? Can you describe the actual color and how it goes with your coloring? I'd appreciate it. Thanks

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Hi, kssweetheart!


It's a LOT brighter than I thought it would be.  If you can, I would go into a store to get it so you can really see it.  I was thinking it was more of a tiffany/china blue, but goodness, it's like...  Well, a peacock!  I like using it as a liner, but not eyeshadow myself, because I'm so fair it makes me look very much like the match-maker from Mulan!

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@pianoprincessa sounds like a great selection! Smiley Sad


@kssweetheart, I'll be sure to let you know once they arrive! It's expected to come in Tuesday  and I believe it is a pretty long process to actually DO the nails. I'll also find out about taking them off! Smiley Happy Can't wait! The Glossy Gloss is nice and smooth, not too sticky and a soft coraly shimmer peachy shade. I love it a lot.


I actually have not purchase the Lorac set yet (but want to!) but I finally invested in my own Clarisonic Mia. I must say, everyone should have one! I noticed a difference right after washing and my surprise breakouts are nearly GONE! Smiley Happy


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Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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@dianabt - Yeah! Can't wait to find out about the Caviar Nails. I was going to wait and see what other people thought and for the VIB email to arrive but I just couldn''t. I didn't get the Caviar but I got The Ciate Nail Polish in Oil Slick, looks so amazing, hoping I'll love it. Usually don't spend that much on something like nail polish that I haven't actually seen or heard reviews about, but I couldn't help it, I NEEDED it!!


Does your peach me gloss have any scent?


HURRAY FOR YOU!! I'm so glad you finally got your Clarisonic! Good for you, Aren't they awesome?!? QVC had a full size one on this weekend and the color was......Coral Floral!!! OMG it was soooooo gorgeous. I knew I couldn't do it though. I have a pink one, did you get the yellow shown in the pic. or another color?


Thanks for you time and help, you're always a doll.

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There's a place in town that has a bed called a Sun Angel and it really is!  If it wasn't so freaking expensive ($40 a session), I would, because it actually measures your skin tone and adjusts the type of rays so you get the most color and least burn.  it even does a different measurement / time for your face!  But I still have lines from a bad burn last year on a low-quality bed that my boyfriend makes fun of me for so I've given up on the institution.  My skin tone is somewhere between paper and neon-white!

I have a little spritzer bottle of water that I spray into the lid of my BE shadows when I want to use them wet because a drop is just too much!  I didn't even know they had a product for that!  I have a vein in my eyelid that I have to fight to cover every morning, so it usually looks like I've got some transfer from my liner anyway Smiley Sad

Half my haul was from chicweek, the other was from a couple days after.  Of course, now that I've convinced myself to get the glo teeth whitening system, I'm 8 points from VIB so I might as well just wait until I hit that!

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Hi pianoprincessa -


Love your name, for starters. I actually intended this color as a liner, kind of funny isn't it? I didn't think I'd like it for an all-over or even crease color. So that's kind of a good thing. I just found out they opened a store nearby, not always easy to get there though. I happen to have the same issue that you do, I'm super fair-skinned myself. We could probably swap stories about people totally not believing how white we really are!


Do you ever try to tan or self tan? I don't try to suntan, haven't in a loooong time and never used a self-tanner, did buy one last year but ended up not using it. I do sort of wish I could see what I would look like with an actual tan though. Tried a few sessions in a tanning bed years ago and Prayed to God if he just took the pain away I'd never do it again. It hurt so bad.


I also considered trying one of the products that you mix with powder eye shadow to make it into a wet-ish liner....shoot....can't think of the name. Sephora has one and Too Faced used to. Have you ever tried anything like that? It's so annoying when u get transfer of my liner onto my lid, it drives me nuts and wondered if they help at all. Just thought maybe you've tried.


I'm seriously thinking about getting that shadow.......I should wait, bought way too much during CHICweek. Did you take advantage of that promo?

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Although I swore I would hold out on purchasing anything else, I have to admit that this unseasonably warm (80-plus degrees!) weather we have in D.C. this week has only given me an incentive to add some summer stuff to my makeup stash.  I silently swore to my husband that no more little boxes from Sephora would come to our home either.  How to get around that without exactly breaking a promise?  I actually went to the store instead.  I was looking for a summer foundation, preferably a powder.  I ended up purchasing the following:


  • Boscia Blotting Linens (w/green tea)
  • NARS Powder Foundation SPP 12 (New Orleans shade)
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara
  • Caudelie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Creme

I also stopped by the MAC store and purchased the large angled contour brush (#168).  I thought I was going to have to purchase a Deep-Pore Cleansing replacement brush for the Clarisonic Mia.  Evidently, I outsmarted myself because I discovered I had another one in the makeup bag where I keep my Mia along with some other skincare products.  So I'm all set at least for another 2-3 months! [crossing fingers]



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No more little boxes?  Sounds like it's time for a big box from Sephora!


(I've managed to order my last two boxes so that they came in on days that I wasn't working.  No need for my parents to know that I've been buying MORE makeup!)

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@kssweetheart, yes it has a very light, soft sweet scent but nothing too overpowering or intense! Smiley Happy

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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my online order will be here on thursday (yay!) and it will include:


-tokidoki 24 Karat Compact Mirror

Korres Lip Butter (wild rose)

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15



Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish sample in Dolly

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance

Versace Bright Crystal

Marc Jacobs Daisy


I'm really excited for the Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit (the whole reason I placed the order) and have a feeling I will be purchasing 1 or 2 of the items in full size Smiley Happy

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