Blogger Meetup Weekend! (and Haul)

Just a few months ago, I’d never met another blogger but then I met fivezero! 😁 And just this past weekend, I met THREE more bloggers!  I met Jodi of A Brash Attitude and Cat of MyLipAddiction, and then Polished and Inspired!!! 😮  And of course, we did some makeup shopping! 😛  Here’s my collective haul:
Nothing is more fun than shopping for makeup with other makeup addicts! 😀

Jodi was in town to attend the Generation Beauty by Ipsy event and although neither Cat or I were attending, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to have a meetup!  It was such a windy day – we ended up at a Second Cup coffee shop to chit chat and some lattes before we headed out to do some shopping.  We gabbed for a long while!  Then we decided it was time to hit the streets of Toronto to SHOP!  We ended up at the NYX store and Marshalls and these came home with me:
NYX Avant Pop! Shadow Palette in Nouveau Chic ($19) – I was so happy to see this in stock! It’s always out of stock online and I had no hope in finding it in the store. Excited to try this out!

China Glaze nail polish in Sorry I’m Latte ($5.99) – this is from the Spring House of Colour collection and I found this at Marshalls! I was showing Jodi and Cat the places I stalk for my Winners / Marshalls finds. Unfortunately there weren’t a lot there during this particular visit.

We also stopped into Saje and Urban Outfitters but I didn’t get anything from there (although the 2 for $8 nail polishes at UO looked tempting). We probably did more talking than shopping, in all honesty! 😉  It was a ton of fun!

Then, the following day, Polished and Inspired (known as P&I going forward…) and I met up at the Eaton Centre to do some damage. 😛  She was in town on vacation with her fiancé – I was glad that our schedules aligned and we were able to meet up.  And of course, we met up at the Sephora! 😆  She was interested in seeing Surratt in person – I still want more of their blushes!  First though, she came bearing gifts! So sweet, and she really shouldn’t have!  I received:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light – she knew I’d been lusting after this and this travel size is perfect to try out! I was thinking of taking this with me on my trip but I decided it’s too precious to risk it. 😛

Zoya nail polish in Meadow – such a “me” shade! I’m slowly building my Zoya collection back up, it seems! 🙂

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream – I’ve never smelled this before and I was pleasantly surprised to find it’s a sweet citrus smell. I was expecting it to smell like their Hand Food hand cream which I wasn’t a fan of but, this I LOVE. So refreshing – I can’t wait to slather this on (or eat it)! ❤

Thank you for the goodies, P&I! 🙂

The main makeup places that we wanted to hit up were H&M Beauty, Muji, and Yves Rocher (we did also wander over to Inglot but they weren’t open). I ended up succumbing to the buy one get one 50% deal on cosmetics at H&M:
Overnight Lip Rescue – I heard good things about this and after the fiasco with the BITE Beauty Agave Lip Mask, I decided to give this a shot.

Nail polish in Intergalactic ($6.99) – I totally blame P&I for enabling this nail polish purchase! 😛

Then I grabbed a few basics at The Face Shop:

Real Nature sheet masks in White Tea and Calendula – I’ve never seen these masks at the FaceShop before. Interested to try the calendula one especially

Silky & Soft Cotton Pads – I was fascinated by these cotton pads – they are like little maxi pads! There are even slots where your fingers go.

It was amazing to meet up with all these bloggers! In flesh and blood! If you think they’re awesome people online, that’s just a tiny glimpse into how awesome they are in real life! 🙂  I’m so glad we had the opportunity to meet up!  And nope, no pics of us. We’re keeping the mystery. 😉

If you’re not following my meetup pals, then you’re missing out:
♥  Jodi of A Brash Attitude
♥  Cat of MyLipAddiction
♥  Polished and Inspired

59 thoughts on “Blogger Meetup Weekend! (and Haul)

    1. Yes, it was fun to meet up with online people. It’s funny how you have a mental image of what they’d be like – and usually that comes across the same in real life too!

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  1. I need to move to Canada so I can meet up with my fellow bloggers too! Haha sounds like a fun day indeed! And been seeing that NYX palette here everywhere and looks really interesting but I need to stop buying for a while.. been “hauling” a lot lately..😂🙈

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  2. Makeup Addicts are the most dangerous to go shopping with, my sister doesn’t enjoy shopping with me that much as I tell her she needs everything rather than talking her out of it haha!

    That NYX Palette is perfect for spring don’t think I’ve spotted it here yet! I think I need that Intergalatic Polish interesting Navys are always a favourite for me in fall… swatches please 😀 Those cotton pads sound curiously bizarre, again don’t think I’ve seen anything like that here!

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    1. My friends aren’t as crazy makeup fiends so I often go makeup shopping by myself! It is a bit dangerous to shop in groups though, I find. 😛
      Yes that NYX palette has been quite elusive, I’ve only ever seen it online and based on reviews and swatches, I knew I HAD to have it! I will definitely do a review with swatches once I’m back from Japan!
      Polished and Inspired will vouch for the fact that those cotton pads look like sanitary napkins lol! I was so curious about them that I had to have them – weird little puffy things!

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  3. It sounds like you guys had a fantastic time – esp with all the shopping! Hahaha! Sigh, it’s always so hard to not buy anything when you’re with other likeminded people. 😀

    Lovely gift from P&I, too – Meadow is super pretty!

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    1. I was so excited to have found it! Have you been to the NYX store on Queen St yet? Apparently there’s a new one in the Eaton Centre too! Yes we gotta meet up once I’m back from Japan!

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  4. Loved getting to meet you! 💕 it’s too bad we don’t have more opportunities to meet up! Thank you so much for taking me around!
    A little later that day, I ended up going back to Inglot…teehee. Still have yet to go to NYX though! I refrained from getting the same things you bought at The Face Shop because of the higher tax rate in Toronto, but they’re on my shopping list now! Hope they have those masks and the maxi-pad cotton pads back in Calgary lol. Both look intriguing!

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    1. I can’t wait to see your Toronto haulage!!! That makes sense to wait to get the Face Shop stuff at home with the tax difference.
      Did you get to Wonderland yet? My favourite ride there is the Backlot Stunt Coaster (it used to be called the Italian Job when Paramount owned Wonderland) – it’s super fast!
      So awesome we met – one day I will make it out there. 😉


  5. Sounds like you had a blast. This must have been so much fun 😀 Almost makes me want to take a trip to Canada to join in.
    Lovely haul as well: the NYX palette is stunning and I am sure you’ll love the Hourglass powder. They are fragile though, so i wouldn’t travel with it either.
    xo Anne – Doves & Roses

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  6. I love this post but it makes me happy and a little sad…all my favs and I couldn’t be there!! I can’t wait to see your Hourglass thoughts. I am coming to Gen Beauty next year.

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