Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring-Time Shopping / Update

I have a collective haul to share with everyone! Let me know if you would like to swatches of items, and I will be sure to do a post on it. Also, I just wanted to say that buying makeup is a pricey hobby! ._.
So recently, I have been extremely stressed with AP tests and projects from school. However I did attend prom which was an unforgettable period of my life. I will be sharing my prom experience with everyone in my later post.
Can you guess which one is me?
 Sephora Haul:
 Of course when Sephora has their annual 15% F&F sale, I need to pick up some items. I do feel that I am controlling myself in buying makeup. My trick is so repeatedly telling myself that I won't be able to use up the makeup before it expires. For me it really works, so you should try it out too. So from Sephora I basically picked out some essentials that I knew I would use often. 

I've been seeing these new Dior Addict Lippes from blogs to youtube. I couldn't resist to try one out.   

Packaging is similar to the older version, but larger in size. Nothing terribly special...meh. 
422 Tokyo (with flash)
The color is described on Sephora as a sheer peachy pink, however I disagree. I believe that the color is a bit more on the nude side. You would definitely need to personally swatch these lipsticks.
Tokyo (no flash)
578 Diorkiss (no flash)

Woooo~ Extremely vibrant deep pink. I just read it's color description, and Sephora calls it a "sheer dark pink". lol haha It made me chuckle since it is a contradiction. I believe that this color is perfect for those who actually want some color to show up on their lips. Don't become hesitant to try this one out! 
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Porcelain 
The ONLY reason I purchased this item was due to the fact that Miss Wiggle wrote a very very convincing and persuasive review on it. I think what sold the product to me was the begining sentence where she stated that the Lancome Teint Miracle  was not working for her. I realized that the Lancome foundation would oxidize on me into a dirty moldy color, so I have temporarily stopped using it. I just started using this product last week, and I got to admit that I am impressed.
As usual my annual purchase of the L'Occitane Hand Cream for my mother.

DDF Acne Control Treatment
My 100 point perk gift. 

Philosophy bath thing for my birthday, but the funny thing is that the birth date I put on my Sephora account was fake. oh well~

MAC Haul:
187 brush
This was THE brush that I always wanted since my obsession with makeup. I was finally able to get it. squeals*
I could not resist purchasing this because I couldn't' afford to miss another peachy lipstick.
Mac Ever Hip
The color was amazing when I swatched it in the store. I was freaking out and eager to get my hands on this. bwaha
My first MAC beauty powder.
MAC Beauty Powder Alpha Girl
Honestly I love this collection because I love how everything is in the original packaging. I know that some people may disagree with me, but I think that some of the limited edition packaging is so cheap looking~
The cute floral prints is totally my style.


Origins A Perfect World
 I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to find this at my local Target. And to make matters even better, it was the last set. hahaha Victory! At Target it was only $25 and the retail price for both would be around $70.

 Repurchased the Garnier Gel-Cream mainly because it was on sale or else I probably wouldn't have bought it again since I want to try out new products.
Yes to Tomatoes Acne Moisturizer
Has an odd/artificial scent. So far not impressed~

That is all for today~ Hope you enjoyed reading it.


mandy said...

Same reasons why my life has been busy! How did your AP tests go? >__<

Great haul! I actually missed the 15% sephora sale..Now I'm regretting it just a bit lol Dior lipsticks look great! But such a hefty price tag. But I think if anything it may be the first one I'd buy since I tend to like lipsticks on the lighter side (right now).

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I like your haul! Totally useful things, especially skincare! Ever Hip looks gorgeous! I've always wanted that lipstick! hehe

And happy birthday!!!!

Cutie Fishball said...

wow impressive haul!

I think the trick to say to myself not to buy anymore make up doesnt work on me... who doesnt want to try new stuff?? But I am lately into a total skincare mode these days, believe the better the skin, the less make up you will need.... but still, I love make up haha!! and I want to practice on doing make up on myself!

Lisa said...

Wahhhh so many new beauty goodies!! :)

Door really does the most amazing packaging on their beauty products! In love Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer too!

You and your girlfriends all look so pretty in your prom dresses.

Diana said...

Wonderful haul! I hope your AP exams went well. I feel so old reading that lol

wifluvelle said...

wow gr8 bargains on that origins ^^ aiks im thinking of swapping away my laura mercier for the lancome foundation..hmm got to read more reviews!

xoxo elle

Natalie Nguyen said...

Wow you girls look gorgeous! And your dress is so so pretty.

You got so many goodies! Good idea about reminding yourself that makeup expires- I do the same too haha.

Rinny said...

Hope you had fun at prom! You all look great ^^

And awesome haul - I really want to try the Dior lipsticks but they're so pricey >< I'm a big fan of the L'Occitane hand creams - they're very moisturizing :)

Jennifer said...

lovely haul!! i like Dior addict in Tokyo too!!! :D have been wearing it a lot. LOL at the fake bday XD

JesRoque said...

I have heard and read so many good things about the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. How I wish we also have that here in the Philippines.

I love your blog! I am a new follower!