Online Hauls: Makeup Geek, Glossier, and Beauty Bay (Shipping to Canada)

July was my “Low-Buy” month which coincided with my birthday month (it was no accident, I orchestrated it so that I was able to haul for my birthday ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), so the floodgates were open and I especially went to town with online orders. ย Here are the 3 online retailers I purchased from:

Makeup Geek, Beauty Bay, and Glossier! ย It was my first time ordering fromย Makeup Geek and Glossier. ๐Ÿ™‚ For reference, I live in Toronto, Canada and costs will be stated in Canadian dollars (CAD) unless otherwise noted. As an “international” customer from most online sources, it’s always a challenge when it comes to shipping time and costs from a Canadian perspective – here’s what I bought and my experience.

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Birthday Swap with Joyce, my Birthday Twin!

It’s NOT my birthday yet, but neither Joyce nor myself could wait to post this, so we’re showing our swap a week and one day before our actual birthdays. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, Joyce of Local Girl Foreign Land and I share a birthday! ย It’s next Tuesday July 11th! ๐Ÿ˜€ ย Here’s a glimpse at what Joyce sent:

๐Ÿ˜ I’m so excited to dig into everything! Let’s have a closer look:

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Quickie LUSH Haul (& Mother’s Day Set)

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had enough empty containers to redeem for a free face mask and solicited recommendations from you. Thanks for all the suggestions! ๐Ÿ™‚ I finally got around to a LUSH store – here’s what I walked out with:

How pretty is that shopping bag?

I ended up more than I originally planned, but what else is new? ๐Ÿ™„

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Sephora VIB Sale April 2017 Haul

It’s the start of May and normally I should have my Trash Stash up but I’m a bit delayed as this weekend was spent celebrating my SO’s birthday. So here’s my Sephora VIB Sale haul instead. ๐Ÿ˜‰

As I anticipated, I didn’t haul very much for the Sephora VIB sale this time around and pretty much stuck to my shopping list.

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My First Miss A Haul (Shipping to Canada)

In my March accountability post, I hinted that I would likely haul from Miss A for the $1 blending sponges. And here it is!

I had never heard of Miss A until I was introduced to it byย Asian Beauty Obsessedย who told me about these sponges.

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Born Pretty Newbie Nail Stamping Haul

Yes you read it correctly, it’s a HAUL. But I’m in a No-Buy month…

…these were ordered back in January and only arrived recently! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ย Remember I mentioned in my “Last Hauluary” post that I was expecting 2 more parcels in the mail? One wasย the HauteLook TheBalm order, and the other one was this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My First HauteLook Order! (TheBalm Haul)

In my “final” Hauluary post, I mentioned that I was waiting for a couple more shipments – this is one of them! ย In mid-January, I heard about TheBalm being on HauteLook for 50% off from Kailyย – I was both excited and a little bit apprehensive. I’ve contemplated for years about ordering makeup off HauteLook since they hold such amazing sales, but living in Canada often adds a whole layer of complexity – not to mention expense – when it comes to ordering from US-based sites. So how was my first HauteLook experience from a Canadian perspective?
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Pretty great, actually! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Hauluary 2017 – The Last of it

This post captures the rest of Hauluary:
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Most were bought on-line and some were bought up until the very last day of January! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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…
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But when you pick up a little bit here, a little bit there, it doesn’t seem like it’s that much! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย 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! ๐Ÿ˜›

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