Hauluary 2017 – Makeup and Skincare

When I look at it all together like this, I think I got a bit carried away with makeup hauling…
But when you pick up a little bit here, a little bit there, it doesn’t seem like it’s that much! 😉  I wasn’t able to go on actual Boxing Day to shop but many of the deals are available for the whole month of January – basically when stores sell out of stuff is when the sales end! 😛

The FaceShop
• Face Cleansing Set (contains 2 sheet masks, cleansing foam and a konjac sponge) – this was 50% off ($15).  I snagged the last box of this and the SA put it behind the counter while I browsed around. When I went to pay, she discovered that another SA had put the box back on the shelf and some other customer had grabbed it. The first SA made the other SA ask for the box back from the other customer! Awkward. :/

Yves Rocher (online)
• Intense Colour Duo Eyeshadow in #32 Khaki & Verdigris
• Flawless Skin Concealer in Light Beige
• Neo-Smoky Mascara
• Resurfacing Botanical Care Serum Vegetal (free gift)
I was mainly on the YR site to buy nail polishes (post to come) and I had a $10 off $40 coupon so I picked up a few makeup items for 50-75% off.

• Tarte Pretty Posse set (includes Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy and Amazonian Clay Butter Lipstick in Golden Pink)
• bareMinerals All is Bright set (includes Intrigue Blush, Golden Gate All-Over Face Color, and Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Big Teas)
These were the $15 grab sets on Boxing Day (similar to the Black Friday deals) but I found them a full week after Boxing Day and there were quite a few boxes left.
• Too Faced Sexy Lips & Lashes (contains Lip Injection Power Plumping Lipgloss and Better Than Sex Mascara)
And actually, I picked this up just last weekend when I was out shopping with a friend and they still have a bunch of these $15 kits. Now I can find out if the hype with this Better Than Sex mascara is warranted! I had considered buying another set that cost $28 and contains the Too Faced mascara along with a mini Kat Von D Tattoo liner (which I had been interested in) but, 1) the liner was black (I don’t wear black liner often) and 2) the liner is felt tip, not brush tip (I prefer a brush tip).

H&M Beauty
• All-Day Liquid in Cool Beige (the shade name is so inaccurate – it’s a neutral warm-leaning shade)
• True Matte Finishing Powder in Warm Beige – I didn’t need this but it felt so silky and it was only $5 (and made in Italy, actually all of these H&M items I got were made in Italy)
• High Impact Eye Colour in Everglades
I saw on Instagram that in Toronto, most of the H&M Beauty departments are closing down and they’re only going to keep the one at the Eaton Centre. I guess they’re not selling well?  All of these were at least 50% off – not all colours were on clearance, just select shades.

Shoppers Drug Mart
• Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II – I’ve been hearing so many raves about this from all the beauty bloggers, especially from Cat (I saw firsthand how this made her skin look super luscious) and Belinda, and it’s been gnawing at me to try this!  Hey, that’s what Optimum Points are for, right? 😉
• Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 02 Raspberry – I also couldn’t resist getting the raspberry version of the Clarins lip oil since I love the Honey version so much. It’ll be a matter of time before I get the Red Berry version.
• Lip Smacker Tsum Tsum Winnie the Pooh Honey Pot, and Mickey Marshmallow Pop – These are so adorable and I found them hiding on some bottom shelf. I’ll never grow out of my love for Lip Smacker, Disney or marshmallow flavoured stuff. 😀 I also kind of want the Stitch one (blueberry) and Marie (from the Aristocats – it’s pear flavoured!)

• CoverGirl TruNaked Palette in Jewels
• Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in 05 Earthy Elements
• Absolute Length & Curl Mascara
• Physician’s Formula Super BB #InstaReady Filter Trio BB Powder in Universal Filter
Oh yeah, those palettes happened! I swatched the CG Jewels palette and my jaw dropped at how pigmented the bright blue and purple were! 😮  The Physician’s Formula powder was on clearance and the rest were on simply on weekly sale.

Sale Events (online store)
• Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Medium Beige 250
• Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara with bonus ColorStay Liquid Eyeliner
• 7th Heaven masks: Moroccan Clay Gentle Exfoliating Masque, White Thai Mud Rejuvenating Masque
• Montagne Jeunesse masks: 2 Stage Rescue Mud Masque For Problem Prone Skin, Dragon Fruit Sauna Skin sizzling Cleanser, Glacial Clay Spa Sensational Skin Clean Masque, White Chocolate Ultra Deep Cleansing Masque, 2 Stage T-Zone Peel Off Masque, Aloe Vera Face Spa, Rescue Mud Masque For Men
I’ve been on the hunt for these masks ever since hearing about them from Mrs. Strawberry Blonde. I’ve shopped on this site before – they sell drugstore brand makeup at discounted prices. I was looking for more of the CoverGirl Outlast nail polishes (next post) and found these goodies too.

London Drugs (online)
• Revlon Contour Brush
• Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in 20 Classic Ivory
• Maybelline Dream Velvet Blender
• Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Powder in 20 Classic Ivory
• L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Glistening Garnet
• Real Techniques Miracle Diamond Sponge
• Makeup Revolution The Matte Blush in Fusion, and Nude
I’d never ordered from London Drugs (a Canadian drugstore chain in the western provinces) before but they were having a good sale with free shipping so I took a chance. They also carry Makeup Revolution which we can’t get here – it was great shopping experience and I’ll definitely order from them again!

• Pro Longwear Waterproof Colour Stick in Soft Steel
• Liptensity Lipstick in Smoked Almond
• MatchMaster Foundation in 1.5
MAC put a lot of items on 40% clearance after Christmas – I really like this new practice of theirs. They used to ship all the excess limited edition / discontinued items over to CCOs (Cosmetics Company Outlet) but not everyone has access to CCOs. But from my haul, only the Pro Longwear Colour Stick was 40% off, the rest were regular price.  I re-tested the Liptensity Lipstick in the store while I was buying the eye pencil and turns out I do like the formula. I love the packaging even more! And the foundation is one that I’d been wanting to get ever since I tested a few samples back in 2015 and the MatchMaster turned out to be my favourite.

These weren’t on sale but I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket so I use it toward these:
• By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder
• By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer in #4 Medium Peach
These come highly recommended so I hope they live up to the claims!

Hudson’s Bay
The downtown location had a great selection of the discontinued Becca items so I scored these at 50% off:
• Becca Shadow & Light Bronze/Contour Perfector
• Becca Automatic Liner in Goa
• Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Watermelon / Moonstone and Raspberry / Opal

Sadly, it appears that the Vincent Longo counter is gonzo, so all of their products were discounted by 50%. I wanted to buy back-ups of the Water Canvas Foundation that I love, but my shade was all sold out already. I managed to get these:
• Vincent Longo Velour Pressed Powder in Light 2
• Vincent Longo Water Canvas Blush in Clover Mist, Swan Lake, and Morning Tender
• Vincent Longo Crème Gel Liner in Flamenco
• Vincent Longo #27 Deluxe Blush Brush – this is super soft!
• Vincent Longo #33 Flat Eyshadow Brush
• Vincent Longo #18 Small Eyeshadow Brush
• Vincent Longo #35 Deluxe Lip Brush
• Sigma E25 Blending Brush – this wasn’t on sale but it’s their MAC 217 dupe that I’ve been wanting to try
• Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye cream – this is a replenishment. I’d been using the Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream but it just wasn’t cutting it (I’ve set it aside to use again during the warmer months).  The Kiehl’s is my current favourite daytime eye cream (it’s also Polished and Inspired’s! 😉 ).

• Buxom True Hue Blush in Temptation and Shangri-La-La – I was won over by the fact that these were made in Canada.

And, the award for the best “I peed my pants a little” moment was when I spotted these Urban Decay lipsticks at Marshalls! 😮

The Vice lipstick was $13 and the Revolution lipsticks were $15 each.

When I spotted the boxes, I kept my cool because from experience, I figured they would all be messed up inside. Imagine my shock that they were pristine!
• Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb, and Fiend
• Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Rapture
I was at the right place at the right time, it seems. 😀 I’m still interested in finding the shade Liar in the Revolution formula.

Lastly, I did not purchase these myself, but right after Christmas I received this AMAZING parcel from GymBagMakeup (who actually coined the term “Hauluary”!) XD
• Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette
• Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara
• MyPrettyZombie eye shadows in Anthrax, Brisket, and Celery and Bile
Oh EM GEE!  These are items that I can’t get in Canada! Honestly, you should have seen my face when I opened the parcel. 😮 I ran to tell the SO but he didn’t really care. 😛 Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to review. I’m a broken record,  but I’m so backlogged in my reviews… 😛  What new makeup / skincare have you bought lately?

119 thoughts on “Hauluary 2017 – Makeup and Skincare

  1. Ahhhhhh that is one amazing haul! Oh man, the HBC stuff. Fantastic. Did they start selling Sigma? Had no idea. I have that E25 brush – it’s OK. Not my fave but it works.

    And yay you got YR polishes, finally! Can’t wait to see what you got and if you like them.

    Super haulage, very impressive 😀 I kinda miss being able to go out all the time and shop the clearance sales at the mall, but on the other hand it’s not like I didn’t haul online. LOL.

    Enjoy everything!!!

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    1. HBC has been selling Sigma for a little while now but it looks like they’re expanding their selection even more. I got that brush from the Queen St location in their Beauty Underground section.

      Spoiler alert on the YR nail polish – omg the colours Pearly Wood are Agave Green GOREGOUS! I should have bought 2 of them each.

      Online shopping is more dangerous than in person shopping, I always think! 😛


      1. I saw here in the states Dillard’s is selling Sigma brushes but only in a couple sets. Was nice to see them in person finally. I’m tempted.

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          1. I found some decent brushes on Amazon by a company called EmaxDesign. Got a review on my blog. Good stuff. I might order more. I got one that went wonky after awhile but the rest have held up great with no shedding.

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  2. Oooo so many pretty things! Great haul and a few things in there I’ve wanted to try. Those lip smackers are so cute. I know what you mean about it not seeming like much when you pick things up here and there but you put them together and it looks like a big pile.

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  3. All the pretty things!! I love it! and you scored some great sales! The estee lauder advanced night repair serum is my ride or die! You will see results from the first use! I love it!
    The PB&J palette has been forever on my wishlist, but I can’t get it here either

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    1. I haven’t tried the EL serum YET but I can’t wait – I will probably open it this weekend to test.
      I wanted that TF PB&J palette FOREVER but so bummed it was an Ulta exclusive. It’s now MINE! Yay! 😀


  4. Wow. That’s one of the biggest hauls I’ve seen! 😉😝

    Is the MAC Matchmaster foundation new?? Never heard of that one. But in the past when I have taken home samples of MAC foundation or tried in store, it’s never worked out for me.

    Also! How is the Too Faced Peanut Butter Jelly palette?? I’m still choosing which Too Faced palette I even want to get >< ….

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    1. No, the MAC Matchmaster isn’t new, it’s probably been out for at least 5 years now. I have the corresponding concealer which I also really like. I’m not a huge fan of MAC foundation formulas but I do really like their vast colour selection.

      I haven’t even tested the Too Faced Peanut Butter Jelly palette yet… it will likely be a few months before I get around to it. I’m not known for being too speedy with my reviews. 😛 BUT, I’ve heard from many people that it’s fabulous, if that helps you at all!


  5. Well this is a little stash hehe I have a lot of jealousy for your haul! I have the Kiehl’s eye cream & love it, pretty sure it’s going to be featuring as my Star Product Of The Week next week

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    1. I’m on a No-Buy for Feb and March so I had to get it out of my system! 😉 I know that Kiehl’s eye cream says MIDNIGHT but I love it for during the day, it’s got such a light smoothing consistency – I’m wearing it right now! Glad you love it too and I look forward to your thoughts on it.


  6. Holy haulage! There’s some great stuff here.

    Those two Sephora Boxing Day sets were two that I was interested in, but ended up not purchasing because I wanted the Becca stuff more…then I was too slow to get those, too! 😛

    I can’t believe most of the H&M Beauty sections are closing in Toronto. I could live there if they let me!

    OMG, those Disney Tsum Tsum Lip Smackers are so cute!! I have a friend who’s obsessed with Stitch and with Tsum Tsums…I have to get her the blueberry one!

    The Vincent Longo counter at our Bay is gone too. They had a whole bunch of their marked-down products strewn all over a table, and I went to go take a look but all of their samples were so gnarly-looking (particularly the cream products) that I just gave up. Those blushes you picked look gorgeous, though!

    Ahh, I keep toying with the idea of getting a MAC Liptensity lipstick, but can’t justify it when I still have a billion lipsticks to use up. Would love to know what you think of the one you picked up! Smoked Almond is one of the shades on my list!

    Those UD lipsticks are such a good score. Fiend is such a lovely colour, but I remember trying it on at Sephora and it looked off on me. You already have Rapture in the Revolution formula, right?

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    1. Oh no, sorry to hear you didn’t get your paws on the Becca stuff. I honestly only wanted to get the blushes but got talked into the bronzer duo. 😛

      Have you tried any more of the H&M beauty?

      I hope you find those Disney Tsum Tsums – they were totally hiding at Shoppers. I haven’t seen them anywhere else.

      Story about the Vincent Longo stuff – most of things on the sales floor were gnarly as you said – but the SA I had went into the back stockroom to pull out stock for me! She was originally searching for my foundation shade but pulled out all those blushes too. I was so happy! 😀

      The MAC Liptensity lipstick isn’t a MUST have. I am just anticipating that I’ll be tossing out most of my lipstick collection in the coming months so I am being preemptive.

      No, I don’t have Rapture in the Revolution formula – I’d mistaken that it was Rapture, but it was Rush! 😛

      I still have the nail polish haulage coming on Friday…

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      1. I mostly wanted the blushes too! I think only select colours were on sale at Sephora. I hope you’re enjoying them if you’ve started using them.
        I think I’ve tried everything that I picked up from them now…would love to get a few more of their eye shadows if I ever got the chance.
        How awesome that she went to the back to get stock for you, and pulling blushes out for you without you asking. It’s always so lovely when SAs go above and beyond to help.
        I’d be interested to know what you think of the formula of the Liptensity lipstick!
        Oh yes, I got it confused – I thought you wanted Liar but it was Rapture, haha! Rapture looks gorgeous.

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        1. I have started using the Becca blushes and they’re lovely! I decided I won’t review things that are discontinued so I just started using them right away. The blushes provide a really pretty glow and the pigmentation is surprisingly good. One thing I worry about is that they’ll dry out over time though.
          Yes, that SA at the Bay was really good – she said she enjoyed helping me because she could tell I was really into makeup. 😆 I never tell SAs that I have a makeup blog when I shop, I feel silly. 😛
          Will definitely do a review on the Lipfinity lipstick – still waiting to be photographed properly and then I will test it out!

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  7. Oh wow, that is some haul! I love the Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum. I don’t buy it too often as it’s quite pricey, but I picked up a mini bottle the other day. The lip smackers are so cute! ☺ Literally love everything you got x

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    1. I already think I’m going to dislike that RT Diamond sponge, to be honest. The angular shape just doesn’t make any sense! I do like that it’s a big sponge. I shall see!

      Oooh I’m so jealous you got the Stitch Tsum Tsum. I love that little guy.

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  8. This is going to be a totally random comment, but I have a blog set up question for you. How do you have your blog set up without the .worpress.com yet still have the comments and likes available on the WP app? So many other bloggers that I follow on WP switched to just their name without the .wordpress.com and I can no longer comment on their posts from the WP app. I want to switch and ditch the .wordpress.com but don’t want to lose all my followers and comments. I hope this is making sense!? (If you have a long answer and it will be easier you can email me at info@joligood.com)

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    1. Hey Laura! I’ll answer you here because it’s not a complicated or long answer. My blog isn’t self hosted. It’s still being hosted by WordPress, all I did was upgrade to the Premium plan. This is how I was able to get rid of the .wordpress.com part of my blog url (the Premium plan also provides more storage space and some additional customization options). Most people who got rid of the .wordpress.com and have a different commenting platform (the most common one I see is CommentLuv) are self hosting. Which means they’re no longer part of the wordpress.com family and that’s why the WP app doesn’t allow commenting on their blogs. I hope that helps! There are ways to self host and still use the WP platform (which is wordpress.org) but I’m not familiar. You can check with Rachael over at helplesswhilstdrying.com – I believe she’s self hosted and she is still on the WP platform.

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        1. Self hosting opens up a world of possibility with customization options but also can be a challenge since a LOT can go wrong. And I hear you, I love the interaction with the WP community! I would never want to jeopardize that.


  9. Holy haulage, dude! You’ve got some great stuff here, though – and it sounds like you’ve found some favourites. My mom gave me a three-pack of that Revlon mascara this year in my stocking, and I was initially pretty doubtful – the brush is so tiny! But it’s some of the best mascara I’ve ever used (lightweight, and it really, really curls my lashes up all on its lonesome.) I kind of love it, I think. Hope you liked it, too.

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    1. I’ve tried a couple of the Revlon mascaras already and I liked one but not the other. I like that the different mascaras Revlon offers actually perform differently – so often companies claim there’s something unique or changed about the formula or wand and they all do the same thing.


  10. I have that Bare Minerals blush in Golden Gate. It’s a BLUSH. No idea why they’re calling it all over face color. It’s very pretty. Haven’t used mine in ages because it’s a little messy.

    You know I LOVE that Makeup Revolution blush. It’s very pigmented so use a light hand.

    I recently picked up the Tarteiest liner from Tarte. Only used it a few times so far but so far so good. Grabbed a couple more cans of my Garnier hairspray as Ulta had certain ones on clearance for $2!

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    1. Thank you for clarifying that Golden Gate is a blush. I was looking at it and thinking it was WAY too dark for all over. I was thinking it might be a bronzer maybe. Yeah, anything loose is just going to be a mess!

      I remember how you raved about the MR blushes!

      I’ve read mixed reviews on the Tarteiest liner – good to hear that you like it. And total score on those hairsprays. I love finding deals on things I already use all the time! (as long as they’re not being discontinued)


  11. “A bit carried away” *LOL* Wahahahah (on the floor). I look forward to seeing the reviews~~~ So many people raves about the Tarte blushes. I have the EL advance night repair too. Will be fun to read your verdict 😉

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    1. I only had one Tarte blush before and I wasn’t a big fan of (in the shade that everyone loves, “Exposed”). I found the formula to be not pigmented. But people assure me that Exposed is atypical of Tarte blush formula so I’m hoping this will be better. I actually gave that blush away to a friend.
      Do you like the EL serum? Or are you not telling me to avoid influencing my opinion? 😛

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      1. I recall that you wrote about giving away the expose (or was it at the podcast?). A friend of mine also swears by it. The packaging is cute, but I wasn’t convinced after finger swatching Exposed at Sephora (AU).

        I won’t do any spoiler comment on the tarte or the EL (testing my duppelganger *LOL*) I have faith that you’ll arrive at the same verdict 😛

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    1. Your review of the Too Faced mascara got me interested in trying it again, just to see if I’d love or hate it! I like that I was able to get a deluxe sample size instead of forking out for a full thing.

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    1. I’ve heard mixed reviews of the Too Faced mascara so I’m curious. I keep reading that it’s Sephora’s #1 selling mascara so I need to be informed about such a popular item…

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    1. I’ve always been tempted by those Duty Free sets. But there’s always one item / colour that I know I’d never wear. It’s only been a recent thing that MAC has had so many sales and discounts – before 2015, it was unheard of! I think they realize that they need to compete with Sephora and all the other beauty retailers taking away their market share.


    1. Yes I realize I’ve once again accommodated a lot of things to review! But I am on a mission to open up everything and photograph them so I can use them. I hope to get through a big chunk of them in February and March when I’m on a No-Buy!

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  12. The CoverGirl Jewel palette looks so pretty and the lip smackers are super cute! It’s neat that you got your hands on some Makeup Revolution products! Rapture looks gorgeous 🙂 You’ve certainly been very busy hauling this month 😛

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    1. I did some of the shopping with various friends and also with my sister, so that makes it more fun (not to mention dangerous!) This year I’m hoping to experiment more with colourful eye looks instead of just neutrals so that CG Jewel palette will be a fun one to test out.

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  13. Wow when you haul, you really HAUL – that’s a lot of goodies!

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Buxom blush before – those look really pretty! And for $15? That’s basically drugstore prices!

    I really want that Tarte blush & lipstick duo but I think they’re all sold out at Sephora’s here. The blush looks so pretty and perfect for Spring!

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    1. I’m on a No-Buy for Feb and March so I had to get it out of the system, I guess!

      I’ve never ever seen those Buxom blushes at Sephora before either – I googled them and they are available on the Sephora website.

      I was really surprised to have found the Tarte duo so long after Boxing Day – and in downtown Toronto of all places. I hope they bring something similar back for next year.

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  14. I have no idea what Boxing Day is but it sounds awesome!! So Khiels midnight eye cream is your favorite day cream? It’s not too heavy? Rapture is one of my favorite Vice shades, I bet you thought of the silly display, which I finally seen and wish I could unsee!! Lol. I love that Jewels palette, I haven’t seen it here and it’s hard to find a good purple eyeshadow. How are the Becca moonstone and opal? I almost bought opal and changed my mind. BTW, it’s brave of you to take one pic of everything, I’m afraid to do that because I’ll prob have a heart attack when I realize what I’ve spent.

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    1. Boxing Day here is like your Black Friday. Or at least it USED to be like that. But Black Friday has now stolen Boxing Day’s thunder in recent years. We used to have to wait until after Christmas for sales – which was mostly things that didn’t sell over Christmas. I much prefer the thought behind Black Friday – to get deals before Christmas so you can save on gifts. It makes more sense! 😛

      Yes, the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye cream is perfect for day time! Don’t let the “Midnight” part of the cream fool you, it’s not greasy at all. It has a lotion kind of consistency and it sinks into the skin really well. It almost acts like a primer – I find that my fine lines are less pronounced when I wear it.

      Haha that UD Vice display… I’ll never think of MLBB the same way again! 😆

      Oh yeah… you should have seen the boxes and bags I had laying around for weeks. I was glad to take the photos and put everything away.

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    1. You know how in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry drinks Felix Felicis aka “Liquid Luck”? That’s sometimes how I feel when I get a “feeling” that I need to go shopping. 😆


  15. This is so tempting! I’ve been trying to stay away from going to the mall or any places that I know I can find some great stuff. So far, I havent bought anything since the beginning of January.. I hope I can make it until maybe end of Feb?(yaiks). Anyway, I have the Buxom blush in Breathless, the Makeup Revolution blush in Nude (and I love it), finally you’ve laid your hands on the Milani eyeshadow palette (I hope you’ll like it..I love it a lot), the PB&J ohhh… I warn you, that is one of the best palettes ever! I also have the UD lipstick in F-Bomb and it’s really nice (non-drying). I’ve also been loving the Revlon Colorstay whipped back in summer (it oxidized though, but I use a setting powder that’s one shade lighter to even out the result) one of the products that’s on my drafts for future posts. 🙂 – PLEASE don’t share anymore haulage posts.. I might end up breaking my “no buy” goal.. LOL


  16. THIS HAUL THO!!! Making me want to go shopping. I swear by Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. I’ve been wanting some UD lipsticks and just about everything else you purchased. So amazing!


  17. Oooh Urban Decay Fiend is one of my favourite Revolution Lipsticks! I was so sad it didn’t make the cut when they transitioned into the Vice lipsticks.

    MAC Smoked Almond looks soooo pretty!!

    I really hope you enjoy the PB&J palette!


  18. I’m so jealous of your UD lippie find!! Wow!

    Also, I’m currently using the Jordana mascara you were sent!! I am super impressed with the volume, curl and length it gives me – especially considering the price. My only complaint is that sometimes I get a bit of smudging or flaking, but hopefully when I order that Etude House mascara fixer I won’t have to worry about that!!


  19. So, I came to this post because I was curious to see where you picked up your Makeup Revolution stuff (I used to live in Vancouver, so to see I can order from London Drugs ONLINE has me beyond happy and a bit giddy….oh how I miss that rainy city sometimes). Anyways, before I could even get to that part of the post…I saw my name! haha! That was quite the surprise! Have you tried your ANR yet?

    So happy to see you’ve taken full advantage of hauluary! I now need to haul all of these items in Feb lol…I’m just going to dedicate a portion of my makeup budget for things you suggest…no big deal 😛

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    1. I don’t know why Rexall or Shoppers doesn’t pick up Makeup Revolution and carry them here! Seems like a lost opportunity unless Makeup Revolution signed an exclusivity with London Drugs. Also, out in the East coast they have Lawtons Drugs which also carry brands not carried elsewhere. It’s maddening!

      I haven’t tested the EL ANR yet. My skin has been giving me problems the past few weeks but it seems to be settling down so I am hoping to start trying it next week. Fingers crossed! 😀

      Now that it’s February… I’m on a No-Buy – ahhhh! I will live vicariously through YOU.


  20. Don’t take my word for it but I do believe Montagne Jeunesse has been rebranded into 7th Heaven.
    Those Lip Smackers are adorable!
    I have heard good things about the Revlon Colorstay Whipped.

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    1. I think you’re right! I checked with Mrs. Strawberry Blonde and she said they’re the same brand – not sure if 7th Heaven is the new or old name…
      Rosalyn just reviewed the Revlon Colorstay Whipped! Now I’m worried if I chose a shade that’s too deep for me. 😳

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    1. I never knew I needed those Disney Lip Smackers until I came face to face with them! XD
      I’m going to try out one of the masks this weekend! My skin has been acting up so I’m going to try out a clay mask. Fingers crossed!

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