14 July 2015

Haul: Sephora & Norstrom


This is the reason why I'm broke, and why I'm trying to sell off makeup I rarely use. Excuses used so far -
1. Oops! My hand slipped... numerous times.
2. But it's so "cheap".
3. I really "needed" all this makeup, skincare and haircare products.
4. But it was on special AND there's a gift with purchase!
5. YOLO
6. Go big or go home.
7. I had to make the most of combine shipping.



Can anyone else relate? Anyway, without further excuses, these are the items I've purchased from Nordstrom & Sephora...


1. Glamglow Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser
I was actually quite surprised at how big this bottle of cleanser is. Not going to lie but I thought I was going to find a small bottle of cleanser in a big, ginormous cylinder shaped packaging. I have not used this yet, as I'm trying to finish my older cleansers first, but I'm super excited to give this a go, as I do love Glamglow's mud masks.
Purchased from Sephora here.

2. Drybar The Royal Treatment Ultimate Nourishing Kit
I've been wanting to try Drybar products for a while now. I wanted to purchase this kit in the first Sephora order I made (yes, my hand slipped more than once whilst "browsing" Sephora), however, the parcel forwarder I used would not ship this as it's apparently flammable or some rubbish excuse. I knew someone who made a flying visit to LA, and thought I would take advantage of this perfect opportunity to get this kit.
Purchased from Sephora here.

3. Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip in Peppermint
I thought this was an interesting product and wanted to see how it would compare to Dior's version of a moisturizing lip balm (i.e. Dior Creme de Rose). I've only tried this Kari Gran once, and it's totally different. First impressions - I definitely prefer the Dior one over Kari Gran.
Purchased from Sephora here.

4. Boscia Charcoal Deep Pore Cleansing Stick
Another cleanser because you can't have too many cleansers. The uniqueness of this product totally sold me. I haven't tried many (and by many, I mean any) charcoal cleansers before, and thought this might help with my acne prone skin.
Purchase from Sephora here.

5. Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant
This was purchased in the first Sephora order (i.e. before the kit was ordered). I settled on this protectant, as I find myself hair drying my hair a lot more often now that it's winter and bloody cold. Haven't used this yet though, as I really want to finish my current heat protectant first.
Purchased from Sephora here.


6. Tarte Sculpt & Glow Radiant Essentials
I can't say no to kits/sets. They're just such an awesome way to try new products at a discount. This Tarte kit contains: 
colored clay bronzer blush in Peach Bronze, lights camera lashes mascara, lipsurgence lip tint in Charmed, lipsurgence lip gloss in Flush, the sculptor contouring face slenderizer in Park Ave Princess, limited edition blush brush and a limited edition makeup bag.
Purchased from Sephora here.


7. NARS Narsissist Blush, Contour, and Lip Palette
Sephora got me at "limited edition cheek and lip palette". It contains 3 blushes in shades Roman Holiday, Enrapture and Enthralled, highlighting blush in Albatross, bronzing powder in Laguna, and a lipgloss in Lstria.
Purchased from Sephora here.

8. Dior Buildable Volume Lash-Extension Effect Mascara (sample)
Got this sample from Nordstrom. There were two samples that were missing... it's a long story for another day, but needless to say, I wasn't pleased. 

9. MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Dream Daze
I love MAC lippies, but haven't tried the Mineralize Rich range before. Dream Daze is such a gorgeous shade. I'm in love!
Purchased from Nordstrom here.

10. Buxom Two of a Kind - Mistress & Hooligan
Buxom is a fairly new brand to me, and I haven't tried many of their products. Purchased this as I thought it'd be a cost effective way to trial two (mini) lippies! Also, this was discounted!
Purchased from Sephora here.

11. Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss & Blush in Pink Hedoniste
This has to be one of my favourite buys from Nordstrom. I absolutely love this YSL kiss & blush shade, especially paired with YSL's tint-in-oil in I Rose You 4.
Purchased from Nordstrom here.


12. Laura Geller (gift with purchase)
I purchased the Laura Geller Beauty 'Baked 101' set (see below) and got a gift with purchase - Baked Blush-N-Brighten in Pink Grapefruit blush and a brush in a coin purse.

13. Laura Geller Beauty 'Baked 101' Beauty Lessons for Fabulous Face & Eyes
I have never tried Laura Geller but I'm such a sucker for baked blushes that I decided I HAD to have this set, which contains  Balance-N-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation in Medium, Bronze-N-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Bronzer in Medium, Blush-N-Brighten Baked Cheek Color in Pink Buttercream, Baked Marble Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Icing and Devil’s Food, Blush brush, Dual-ended eyeshadow brush in a makeup bag.
Purchased from Nordstrom here.

I also purchased a Clinique Bottom Lash mascara from Nordstrom (here) that I forgot to include in my photos. It has a super tiny wand that is perfect for lower lashes and the corners/hard to reach areas.

So I've spent an absolute fortune and now need to sell some stuff. Please check out my blog sale and help support my frivolous spending habits!
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