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My US beauty haul

Happy Sunday!! Today I have my US beauty haul that I wanted to share with you. It has taken me a while to snap photos of the makeup I purchased in the US, I’m still suffering from post holiday blues. Prior to my trip, I didn’t buy any makeup for months and months because I knew I could get them heaps cheaper overseas. I purchased half of my makeup stash online when Sephora had their 20% off VIB sale and got them sent directly to my in laws place. Considering how cheap the makeup in the US are and another 20% off, I think I got a pretty good deal.
My US beauty haul

Anddd here’s my US beauty haul:

  • NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition One Night Stand Cheek Palette
  • NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition Blush – Day Dream
  • NARS Blush – Deep Throat
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube – Original
  • Urban Decay Vice Palette 2
  • Urban Decay Black Market Pencil Set
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Dim light
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – Glisten
  • Benefit Gettin’ Cheeky!
  • Benefit Hoola
  • Benefit Hervana
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye Shadow Palette – Lolita
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon – Blacquer
  • BECCA Beach Tint – Guava
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream
  • YSL Rouge Volupté Shine – Pink in Devotion
  • Too Faced Joy to the Girls
  • Tarte The Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set & Travel Bag
  • EOS lipbalm x 8
  • Pack of Essie nail polish
  • Pack of China Glaze nail polish
  • Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil
  • L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder
  • Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Crème
  • Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme
  • Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Professional Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow x 3 – Hypnotique, Meteore & Chimere
  • Chanel Powder Blush – Rose
  • Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour

Here are some close up of my favourite products – I was a bit lazy to take photos of everything
My US beauty haul marc jacob palette

My US beauty haul joy to the girls palette

My US beauty haul hourglass powder primer
The first thing we did when we got off the plane was raid Target for a SIM card but it just so happened a bunch of EOS lip balms were waiting for me there so I snagged a few. I loved Target so much, we stopped by another 5-6 times, not just for beauty stuff but for Flaming Hot Cheetos and Gold-Fish biscuits.

A few items (Chanel & Dior) were purchased at duty-free at the airport. It was quite a good deal especially when their price is lower than stores outside and you don’t have to pay the 9% tax.

One thing I really wanted to buy but didn’t, was the Em Cosmetic Life Palette. I put in an order twice but both times got rejected so I gave up. I thought if they didn’t want to take my money, I’ll use it else where.

I hope you enjoyed the haul and let me know if there is a particular product you want me to review first otherwise I’ll randomly choose. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

Everything in this post was purchased by me.


2013 Favourite Beauty Products

2013 favourite beauty products 2013 favourite beauty products

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!! Today I’m going to share a round up of my 2013 favourite beauty products. Some of these products I’ve used all year and some just recently made it on to my list.

  • Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 & 2 – I purchased the Naked Palette 1 & 2 back in November 2012. I’m still using both palettes every week. They are travel friendly and very versatile palettes. I haven’t purchased the NP3 yet but hoping to do so after the New Year.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light – This is the ultimate powder, nothing else compares to it. I recently purchased this in the US. The ambient lighting powder is a finishing power that also helps blur imperfections. It actually made my pores less visible!
  • Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner – Best eyeliner I’ve used in a long time! Stays on all day, doesn’t feather and no smudging!
  • NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Punjab* – This foundation received so much positive reviews on blogs and YouTube so I had to try it myself. It has turned into my favourite foundation as it completely covers up my redness and lasts all day long. Although the foundation says sheer, it is medium coverage. Only downside is that it doesn’t come with a pump which has to be purchased separately.
  • NARS Blush in Orgasm* – I wrote about NARS Orgasm Blush in June and I’m still loving it to this day. It is a beautiful peachy pink colour with golden shimmers.
  • Lancome Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate – I purchased the Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate when I was in the US. At the time, I had really dry flaky skin. The lady at the Lancome counter recommended me this to incorporate into my skin care routine. First day I used it, my skin felt smoother (so that was a good sign). Progressively throughout the week my skin felt clearer and brighter. This serum is quite expensive, but really worth it.
  • Dermalogica Microfoliant – I shared a post on the Dermalogica Microfoliant at the start of the year. My skin is still loving this microfoliant, I haven’t tried anything else.
  • Shiseido The Skincare Eye & Lip Makeup Remover – This is by far my most loved eye & lip makeup remover. I’m sad as it’s nearing the end of the bottle and I won’t be buying another one until I’ve finished a few other makeup removers sitting in my beauty cabinet.

What are your 2013 favourite beauty products?


Products marked with * was purchased using a gift card won through instagram. All other products were purchased with my own money.


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