I’m sure plenty of you out there are experiencing the same huge stressors of upcoming finals and essays. I have an essay due on thursday and I’m having major writers block (plus I just really don’t want to write this essay). So in hopes this will help unblock my writers block I’m writing this haul, which I’ve been meaning to get up for the past week or so! This is accumulative by the way, this wasn’t one huge shot. I’m not that cool!
First stop is Sephora, they recently had their Friends and Family sale which gives it’s members 20% off the entire site, sale items included. So of course I couldn’t pass up this opportunity and splurged on some items I wouldn’t normally buy: Fragrances! I got two fragrances which you can see below, on the left I have Bvlgari Jasmin Noir $68 for one ounce, which is currently the only size its available in, at least at Sephora (*side note, if anyone can correctly phonetically spell out Bvlgari I would really appreciate it!) and on the right I have Dior Addict $45 for 0.67 oz, there are also one and 3.4 ounce bottles. One thing I really love about the Dior perfume is that it has a locking mechanism so it’s quite travel friendly.
And because I’m horrible at describing scents, here is an actual breakdown of all the notes, although I’m not sure which of these would be considered top, or base notes
Jasmin Noir: Green Sap, Gardenia Petals, Sambac Jasmine Absolute, Satiny Almond, Precious Wood, Licorice, Tonka Bean Absolute.
Addict: Silk Tree Flower, Mandarin Leaf, Orange Blossom, Queen of the Night Flower, Bulgarian Rose, Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Mysore Sandalwood, Tonka Bean.
Origins was also having a friends and family sale, though it was only 10% for the amount I spent. I’ve heard a lot about these two products for dry skin, which if you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know I started accutane (here are some posts about my experience this far 1 2 3) which causes dry skin. They are both from the Drink Up line, one is the Intensive Overnight which you use in replacement of your normal moisturizer, the other is just the 10 minute mask. Both of these were $24.
Next up is Ulta because they just opened up a store at my local mall, and I cannot tell you how excited I was! Many brands are only easily assessable at Ulta like Cargo, Mario Bedascu or NYX. These first two items from The Body Shop are gifts for other people that I plan on breaking up and combining with other items. The first one is a trio of mini body butters, and the second item is a set of lip butters. The body butter set was $18 and the lip butter is $12.
And as usual Ulta was having some kind of sale on nail polish, from left to right I have NailTek in formal 2, Orly in Halo and Smolder, Zoya in Vanessa and Essie in Bulgaria
And then randomly I was in CVS getting toothpaste or something and I ran across these two lovelies. These are the new Maybelline Color Tattoos in Nude Pink (left) and Just Beige (right) which are the perfect bases for shadow without adding any color or shimmer, almost like concealer for your lids. Nude pink is very similar to MAC Painterly paint pot only a touch darker, and Just Beige is very similar to MAC Soft Ochre paint pot. Which is amazing because MAC paint pots crease on my faster than you can imagine, but I love the idea of having a more skin toned base to counteract the darkness I have around my eyes.
And that’s pretty much it for now! I do have another order coming in but I’m saving that for another post entirely, until next time . . .