Haul, Broken & All – Beauty & Extras

I did do a bit of beauty damage as well but again, a lot of this was with coupons or on sale or both. I stopped by Ulta and picked up some polishes on sale.
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First is my favorite of the set, Neo whimsical from Essie.
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This is the most beautiful muted grey purple pink color I’ve ever seen.

Next is Revlon’s Sheer Seafoam.
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I should’ve realized from the name that it would be completely sheer but it’s so beautiful in the bottle that I didn’t even think about buying it until I got home and swatched it. It’s disappointing because if it wasn’t sheer it would be such a cute summer color!

Next I got this cute fall green color in Don’t Mess With OPI.
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It’s quite a nice fall green color and the formula is pretty good. I haven’t worn it besides swatching yet.

Then I picked up this red from Essie in Red Nouveau.
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It’s like a tomato red. I don’t have too many reds so I decided to add this to my collection.

I got this Revlon one in Blue Lagoon.
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I’ve been hunting for light blues all summer and have for the most part been disappointed with the formulas. This one had a pretty chunky formula as well so I don’t know what’s up with these light blues but I’m still hunting.

Lastly from that set, I picked up this pop beauty one in mint magic.
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This one is crazy bright! I have plenty of mint polishes but this one is definitely different because it’s so bright as opposed to being a muted or light mint color. The formula though is really bad. It’s gunky and sticky but I’m willing to deal with it because I love the color so much!

I also picked up these two but I returned the Loreal one on the right because it looks nothing like in the bottle.
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I kept the Essie one in fiji because it’s such a cute light almost white pink color.

And then I found Essie A crewed interest on sale.
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Lastly for nails I picked up these three Nabi ones from a boutique. They’re only $1 each!
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The bright neon green and pink are so cute! I haven’t tried the blue yet but I will soon!

I also picked up a few lipsticks. First is this Tarina Tarantino one in Candy Jar.
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It’s like this bright candy pink that’s almost reminiscent of an 80’s lipstick shade because it’s got some purple undertones.

I picked up another Nars Schiap because I lost my original one and I just couldn’t not have it so I picked up a replacement.
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I got Mac’s Snob.
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I’m so-so on this because it’s pretty unwearable on it’s own unless I’m going out at night and doing a crazy dark smokey eye. During the day it needs to be mixed with something else on top or under it.

I also ordered this Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle from ebay.
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It’s crazy bright pink and I love it!

And then my sister came home from Japan and brought back this super cute baby pink lipstick for me!
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It looks washed out here but in person it’s a true baby pink with coral undertones.

Moving along, I jumped on the bandwagon and picked up the new Revlon Whipped foundation but only because I got an awesome $2 coupon.
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I got it in Natural tan and it’s pretty much a perfect match because I got so dark from pontooning. I actually like this much better than the normal revlon colorstay foundations because this looks the same and has the same staying power but this feels so much lighter and better on your skin and it doesn’t have that same super fragrant smell.

I picked up a sonial kashuk brush, again with some coupons.
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This one is so unique. I have nothing like it. It’s supposed to be for contouring but I’m using it for highlighting and it works just fine.

I also picked up a bunch of random things from Target because I had some really good coupons last month that were going to expire.
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I’ve been wanting this cosmetic bag since forever because I love the red and purple stripes.

I also got these little organizer things from the dollar section at target to organize my chunky rings.
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And some hair clippies.
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I’m always losing these little guys.

I also picked up some really random stuff I thought I would share.

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^these are my HG puffs because they’re sealed completely at the sides so no matter how soaked it gets, it doesn’t expand and come apart. It’s expensive though, $5 for 100.

I’m trying a different contact solution.
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I usually use Target’s Generic one but last year when I bought new contacts my store gave me a sample of this Bio True one and I loved it so much because I remember it being so cool and crisp on my eyes but this bottle seems normal and almost the same as my Target one so I’m going back to Generic.

I’ve been buying a lot of studs online to diy shorts.
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I’ve found that 10mms are too small and 12 is ok but I’m going to look for a size up.

I bought a car organizer that turns out to be too big for my trunk but’s ok because I plan to upgrade to SUV soon.
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Since I’ve been doing my nails so much I got some polish remover and an eos balm.
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I now remember why I stopped using EOS balms, they’re just inferior to my other balms. They only good thing about them is they’re cute.

I picked up this suit case from Marshalls.
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I bought some tweezers from f21 to apply lashes.
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I don’t like this, it feels really flimsy and it’s open too wide so holding them still while putting on lashes is really hard to do.

Picked up some goodies earlier from the Bath and body works sale.
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I got a little makeup baggie from H&M in lime green zebra.
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It’s the prefect size for my purse.

Picked up a beach towel.
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It’s huge so I love it.

My little sister brought me this little blue headband from Japan.
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And finally I picked up this doggie tray from Marshalls so I have a set at my house for my dog when she comes over.
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And that’s it for my beauty and random stuff haul for July!


Recent Purchases 5/9/12 Biggest Haul of Them All – PART I Beauty

Fair Warning: Picture Heavy. This will be my last major Haul I think. I’m splitting this up into two parts because there are too many shots. This first part is all things beauty related. I know I said I would stop with the nail polishes but I keep finding myself getting really good deals or returning stuff and needing to buy something else to exchange it with. So let’s begin with some polishes. I heard about this new NYC matte top coat so I picked it up to try against my Essie one.
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They work exactly the same so if you want a matte top coat, I say go for this one. I think it’s around $1.75 and the Essie is around $8-$10.

I also got a coupon that was expiring so I picked up a Rimmel top coat as well.
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This is just a normal clear top coat but I picked this one up because I really like the Rimmel brushes. They’re wide and easy to use and quick.

I also picked up four polishes from Walgreens when the Sinful colors were on sale for $1 a few weeks ago. First I picked up this pearly white in Tokyo Pearl
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It’s very pretty and I actually plan to layer it over a plain white coat of polish to make it less stark.

I also picked up this one in Blue by You.
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It’s a blue with green shimmer. It just looked so interesting in the bottle and I really like it.

I also picked up this green one in Irish Green.
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I thought it’d be a more opaque green but I actually like that it’s a neon green sort of color.

And then I picked up my very first crackle polish to create a nail look I found on Pinterest.
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I’ve learned that thin uneven quick swipes look better and crackle better than full sweeps.

Continuing on with the nail polish I returned some things from Ulta that did not work for me and got some goodies. The China Glaze, Orly and Zoya are currently on sale for buy 2 get 1 so I picked up a few and combined it with my return and coupon and basically paid the price of one for a lot of them. First, I got three Orly’s. I picked up this one in Fancy Fushia.
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It’s a bit more purple than the picture is depicting and it’s also brighter.

I also got bright purple in Frolic.
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My last Orly one is a bright blue in Frisky.
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And then I picked up this China Glaze one in Shocking Pink.
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I also picked up two other polishes and a base coat. I picked up a sally Hansen one in Wet Cement.
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And an Essie that I’ve been wanting forever in Shine of the Times.
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And then Using another coupon I picked up Sally Hansen smoothing base coat.
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I also stopped by Target and did some crafty coupon combining to get some Revlon polishes. I got a grey blue in Chic.
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A dark teal in Midnight.
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And a lilac pink in Flirt.
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And then I used a maybelline coupon and got a color tattoo in Bad to the Bronze.
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I love this. It’s very similar to NYX jumbo stick in Iced mocha. It’s actually more brown/grey tone than an actual bronzey gold tone.

I also did some damage at mac and picked up a few things with the help of my boyfriend.
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First I picked up a lipglass from the Chen Man collection in Force of Love.
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It’s a bright pink with sparkles in it. Usuallly I don’t like lipglasses because they’re sticky but they’re the only things with color in them so I’m reconsidering my opinion and trying it out. I think it made my lips react though so I’m letting my lips get back to normal and then I’ll try it again to see what happens.

And then I picked up two blushes, one in Melba and one in Well Dressed.
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Melba is just a neutral brown tone color that actually shows up a bit red on my cheeks.

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Well Dressed is a light pearly pink.

I also picked up a fluid line because my little stila one was dry.
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And then I picked up four lipsticks. First, is creme cup.
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It’s a slightly muavey light pink.

I also got Impassioned which is a bright red pink.
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And then I got Chatterbox which is more of a hot pink.
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And then lastly, I picked up Ruby Woo.
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I still want Russian Red and Lady Danger.

Lastly, I picked up a new toner. I had actually finished my toner two days before I was able to pick one up. After much debate I went with this Shiseido one because of my oily skin.
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I almost went with the amore pacific one but that was twice the price and it smelled strong. The smell was very nice but it did not leave my skin. I still might invest in that one in the future for toning at night because I currently use toners mostly to really clean my skin so that my moisturizer will sit on a clean face. The amore pacific one is more of a prepping toner to prep it for serums.

That is it for my beauty haul. I don’t think I will pick up any more beauty things for a while except maybe a few more lipsticks and some skincare.


[ ♡ ] LA (2) Haul – Beauty

I told myself I’d go for new experiences this time and not for shopping and I thought I was sticking to my resolution pretty well and then I got home and realized I still bought a lot of things. So again, I have to split my LA haul into parts. The first part is beauty. I didn’t go NYX crazy this time, in fact, I didn’t buy a single NYX.

First, I got a tweezer from F21. I just bought this one because I like the wide part at the bottom for picking up and putting on lashes and I only have one other wide tweezer so I thought I’d buy one to keep in my makeup bag for on the road lash applications. Not the most flattering design but it was either this or polka dots (which I hate) or rhinestones (which I can tolerate but still don’t like much.)

Then I got this little foundation mixing dish from little tokyo to mix my two colorstay shades:

I also got some hair stuff from F21. First, a comb set and I just got it because I couldn’t resist the color! Its just such a cute shade of pinky purple!

I also got this Betsey Johnsonesque brush that I again, could not resist. I don’t even brush my hair much but it was such a cute pink!

I also got some nail covers from faceshop to keep things from touching your nail and protect your nails while drying.

And then I went to santee alley and did some damage. I got a set of nail dotting tools:

Some nail stickers

And 12 klean color polishes. I was iffy last time about buying santee alley polishes but then the salon we went to had this brand and my cousins actually chose this brand for their nails and it turned out really nice so I thought I’d try some. They were 12 for $8. What a deal! When I get a chance I’ll put them all on a wheel so you can see their quality.

I chose this silvery black because I only have a black and no variations.


Next is a sort of shimmery dark green. I was thinking ahead to st. pattys 2012 lol.


Then I chose this salmon colored called sheer peach.


I also got an ivory champagne type of color in sandstone.


Then this next color I got because it was the exact color my cousin chose for her salon manicure and it looks so awesome and metallic on her nails that I had to get it! Two coats made her nails look like gel nails.


Then I got this sheer pink, I don’t know why. Lighting in my room is definitely not the same as in the store lol.


I also chose this next color because its awesome! It’s another black but with gold infused glitters! I saw this as a new years nail once and never forgot it.


Then I got another pinky shade.


I got this really pretty dark tone red /plum color that I’d actually really like for a cardigan lol.


Another more plain wine tone color.


I got a neutral orange tone one.


Lastly, I got this redish orange tone one.


And of course I stocked up on lashes. I bought maybe 40 pairs 🙂 I’ll post those up in a separate post but here is a shot of my newly organized lash drawer.

Whew! That was a lot. Next post featuring fashion & accessories.

♡ PaNhia