Haul: Urban Decay, Bare Escentuals, Olay & Clinique
Posted April 25, 2009on:
I finished reposting blog posts from my old blog and I wasn’t supposed to post until next week, but I got my package today and I wanted to share what I have. Nothing much, but I wanted to try out this haul thing and see if I want to continue with it. Below are some of the things I purchased (everything I bought isn’t in the picture because I was lazy to gather everything, haha).
– Clinique Moisture Surge
– Bare Escentuals (Bare Vitamins) Prime Time
– Urban Decay XL Eyeshadow Primer Potion
– Milani Brow Fix in Medium
– Witch Hazel Toner For Face & Body
– Olay Warming Deep Purifying Cleanser (Love this!)
– Olay 2-in-1 Cleanser and Pore Refiner
– N.Y.C. Sparkle Shadows in Champagne and Pink Champagne
– Smudge Brush by Sonia Kashuk (Similar to the 219 but smaller)
– Fan Blender Brush
– Super Small Angle Shader Brush
– 2 Eyeshadow Palettes
The only eyeshadows I’ve used are from Clinique, Benefit and a few drugstore brands. I usually don’t use palettes since I know I won’t be using all of the colors, but I kind of wanted to try them out before I start purchasing the Yaby palettes or MAC Pro palettes since they are pricey. A friend of mines had a palette before me and I’ve used it a few times. I did like it so I decided to finally purchase some of my own so I don’t have to borrow from my friend anymore, lol. I bought two palettes – the 88 Matte/Satin Palette (US$19) and the 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette (US$23). I wanted to get the 96 Palette, but there were colors that I liked in the 88 more, so I decided to purchase it instead.
I ordered these palettes from Stars Makeup Haven because I actually heard and read some things about Coastal Scents, and I don’t really want to deal with any of it. Plus, The palettes are cheaper on SMH! They both came in a matte box cover and both palettes had a shiny finish to them (I was hoping they were matte because I hate seeing fingerprints, but meh). Everything was in tact and nothing was broken and I was happy that they added extra bubble wrap (as I asked them too) because it didn’t come in a box as you can see in the first picture above. I didn’t want to do any swatches since I know these have been around for quite sometime already.
I also got a free sample! It’s called, “Smoke And Mirrors” and its a nice satin-shimmery type of black. Its really pretty and it actually looks a bit similar to the black in the 88 Shimmer Palette. So I have a back up for that and I don’t have to use the one in the palette just yet. Sweet.