By now you’re sick of my hauls, right? I’m sorry, but you realize January was NO HOLDS BARRED month, and I just came off a yearlong dry spell, so every makeup item looked mighty tempting. This is the LAST of the January hauls (until I receive the items I ordered online). Here are some random bits and pieces I picked up that I haven’t covered in my previous posts:
Shoppers Drug Mart:
• Annabelle Blush-On in 48 Chestnut
• Annabelle Blush-On in 51 Golden Bronze
• Annabelle Blush-On in Spring Petal
These were all 50% even though there was no sign posted – the Shoppers SA said this line was being phased out at Shoppers in favour of Joe Fresh, but so far, Annabelle is still at Shoppers. Annabelle’s blushes are one of my favourite drugstore products.
• Joe Fresh Fine Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Brown $8
• Quo Back to Basics eye shadow Cameo $10
• Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in 825 Lovers Coral $4
• Essence Mountain Calling Translucent Powder 01 Snow Alert $3
Speaking of Joe Fresh, it’s finally set up at Shoppers. I wasn’t too impressed with the revamped line – I settled on this liquid liner pen. The Quo eye shadow is yet another matte transitional type shade in my growing collection. This powder feels so silky and reminds of the high quality that Quo eye shadows were once known for. The Revlon lipstick was inspired by fivezero’s Megapost – I wanted to get one more but I just could not decide! So only Lovers Coral made it home with me (it’s a sheer formula). Next time there’s a sale I might pick up Rich Girl Red or Red Lacquer (they just seemed SO bright to me at the time). The Essence powder was in the clearance bin and I have no excuse for buying it. 😛
• Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Cheek & Lip in Berry Pink $4
• NYX Powder Blush in Bourgeois Pig $6
It seems that Rexall is clearing a bunch of old NYX blushes and I snagged literally the LAST one in the display (the products with the happy face stickers on them meant they were on clearance). When I spotted it, I thought, Uh oh, it’s going to be either opened or a tester, but nope, it was sealed AND it was a colour I had on my wish list. I’ve wanted Bourgois Pig for ages partly because of the name haha! And I’ve curious about the PF BB lip / cheek thing for a while now – at $4, I couldn’t pass it up.
• Avon Makeup Setting Spray $6
• Avon True Color Eyeshadow Single in Satin Taupe $3
• SuperShock Gel Eye Liner Pencil in Intense Brown $5
I mentioned that I found someone who sells Avon so besides some nail polishes, I also picked up an eye shadow single (I want to see if Avon’s Satin Taupe is like MAC’s!), a makeup setting spray to try, and finally the famed SuperShock liner (everything I got from Avon was on sale).
• Onyx Professional Moisturizing Formula Nail Polish Remover
• Milani 01 Romantic Rose Powder Blush
• Pure Anada Pressed Eyecolor in Mirage
I’ve been wanting a Milani Rose for ages after seeing it on everyone’s blogs! I used to be able to buy that Onyx remover at Walmart but they stopped carrying this formula – it’s the best! And the Pure Anada eye shadow was on sale and well, you know how my Kryptonite is the word “sale”. 😉
• Faces Metaliglow 03 rose bronze $15
• Faces eye shadow #259 refill with compact $11
I’ve been wanting that Metaliglow liquid for literally years – I’d read that it makes a great eye shadow primer. Faces sells their cosmetics at kiosks in malls and I’ve always walked pass them without a second though. Someone commented in my Canadian Beauty brands post about Faces and it reminded me again about the brand. I finally decided to get it, along with an eye shadow. The Faces website is atrocious though.
• Body Shop Moisture White Shiso BB Serum Inside $25 regular but on clearance for $12.50
• Body Shop Glazed Apple Feel Good Tin $25 regular but 75% off for $7.50
I’ve been wanting to try more items from the Moisture White Shiso line (I’d only tried the cleansing oil and I quite liked it) but unfortunately, the Body Shop is discontinuing the line. I couldn’t resist on picking up this BB cream since I read some good reviews on it. And the Glazed Apple seasonal scent is amazing! I bought some items as a gift last year and I kicked myself for not getting it for myself.
The Face Shop:
• The Face Shop Essentials kit $29 reg, got for $17.40
• The Face Shop Volcanic Lava Pore Mud Pack $25, got for $20
The Essentials kit includes 7 of the most popular products from FaceShop, ranging from nail polish to sheet mask to cleansing foam. This was on clearance for 40%. And the SA convinced me to try the pore pack (which is just a clay based face mask) – I’ve been curious about skincare with volcanic ash for a while. Volcanic ash is the 5th ingredient in this product. And I got it for 25% off. For spending more than $30, I got their new makeup blender sponge for free (a $5 value).
Here’s the inside of the Essentials kit, I just noticed that it’s missing the mascara and I can’t seem to find it. I wonder if it was missing from the pouch when I bought it. 😦
• Suki Wonderland Cheeky Cheek in #2 Lovely $11
A random buy from an Asian beauty store called Jealousy Beauty that I rarely visit – this was on their clearance table for 50% off and looked really cute. Everything else in the store is a rip-off though. (I’ve since found through google that this blush collection was based on Alice in Wonderland – this is the Queen of Hearts!)
I will note that I took a special visit to the new NYX store in town the last weekend of January, but shockingly, I left empty-handed! 😮 It was just so crammed in the store, with so many customers crowding every display. Plus, a lot of items were out of stock. And everything just looked so… cheap. I’m not a makeup snob, but seeing a whole store full of NYX made the products look less appealing, for some reason. The only 2 items I toyed with getting was the pot concealer, and the mascara topcoat which I’ve heard good things about. In the end, I decided to wait. I was so excited to visit the store but… my makeup mojo was gone! Has that ever happen to you?
Have you tried any of the items I randomly bought? 🙂