Haulage! November, Part II & Christmas

This post has been a long time coming!

I’m sure many of us have been insanely busy over the last month or two, and for me, I’ve finally reached a point where I can heave a sigh of relief and, hopefully, get back on track, blog-wise. I hope you haven’t been terribly bored by my recent non-nail polish related posts on perfume, more perfume, washing your hair in reverse, and handbags! While I enjoy collecting perfume and handbags, I’m no full-fledged perfumista or fashionista.

So, back in late November, I posted Part I of my birthday beauty haulage. In this post, I’ll combine Part II with my Christmas haulage.

I splurged on beauty products for my birthday; less so for Christmas. I tend to receive money for Christmas (our families like do that, including DH and myself simply exchanging Christmas budgets so we don’t have to go through the rigamarole of picking out unwanted gifts for each other), and while I spent a bit of it on beauty products—on sale post-holidays, of course!—I spent a lot of it on two non-beauty products, which I’ll post about at the end.

Unwanted Christmas gifts
Unwanted gifts! Image: gq.com

Without further ado, here’s Part II + Christmas:

November (Part II) & December Haulage

AMOUR & BARIELLE

Haulage: AMOUR June Is Here / MORGAN TAYLOR Mint Chocolate Chip / IBD Dolomite / BARIELLE Jess’ Champagne Toast
Amour Nail Lacquer in June Is Here, and Barielle Shades Nail Color in Jess’ Champagne Toast (yeah, I don’t get the name, either! Purple champagne?). Always like trying new brands! I actually have one other Barielle (Jordana’s Skinny Jeans) that I picked up from Winners some time ago, but it’s untried, so this brand remains new to me.

CHANEL

Chanel, Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Rebel (553)
Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Rebel (553) (surprise gift from DH; he got it “just in case” I got him something, which I did—a small bottle of Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar. Yes, he likes it old school!)

CHAPSTICK

Chapstick, Jetsetter Lipkits in Rome & Tokyo (each contains Mango, Pineapple Coconut & Watermelon)
Jetsetter Lipkits in Rome & Tokyo (each contains three lip balms in Mango, Pineapple Coconut & Watermelon).

CHINA GLAZE

Haulage: CHINA GLAZE Coal Hands, Warm Heart & Brand Sparkin’ New Year / ORLY Sunglasses at Night / CND Nordic Lights & Pretty Poison
Coal Hands, Warm Heart & Brand Sparkin’ New Year.

CLINIQUE

Don’t you love it when you buy Clinique for someone else, and you get to keep the GWP?

Clinique Canada GWP December 2015
The GWP includes an All About Shadow Palette with 6 shades & a full-sized Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Plum with special kiss packaging.

CND

Haulage: CHINA GLAZE Coal Hands, Warm Heart & Brand Sparkin’ New Year / ORLY Sunglasses at Night / CND Nordic Lights & Pretty Poison
Vinylux Weekly Polish in Nordic Lights & Pretty Poison.

DEBORAH LIPPMANN

Deborah Lippmann, Undressed Shades of Nude Set 2015
Undressed Shades of Nude Set (Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman, Skin Deep).

GUERLAIN

Guerlain, Champs-Élysées edt 30 mL
Champs-Élysées edt (30 mL). I get a heavy dose of lily-of-the-valley, sweetened by a bit of mimosa, peach and almond; I think I might prefer the lighter and rosier Vivienne Westwood Cheeky Alice for my LOTV fix (it would have been Diorissimo, until Dior was forced to reformulate). Still, I like Champs-Élysées, though it doesn’t feel very much like a Guerlain to me. As a side note, I’m not sure why the first “E” on the bottle doesn’t have an acute on it, but it seems like all the bottles do that. The acute on the first “E” is present on the box, and in the actual street name, as well.

IBD

Haulage: AMOUR June Is Here / MORGAN TAYLOR Mint Chocolate Chip / IBD Dolomite / BARIELLE Jess’ Champagne Toast
Nail Lacquer in Dolomite. Another brand that’s new to me.

JESSICA SIMPSON

Jessica Simpson, Vintage Bloom Gift Set
Vintage Bloom Gift Set: Eau de Toilette (100 mL), Bath & Shower Gel (90 mL), Body Lotion (90 mL).

L’OCCITANE

L'Occitane, Holiday Gift Box 2015
Holiday Gift Box 2015: Almond Shower Oil, Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Eau Essentielle, 5% Shea Light Comforting Cream, Lavender Foaming Bath, Pivoine Flora Hand Cream, Verbena Extra-Gentle Soap.

LANCÔME

Lancôme, Ombre Hypnôse Stylo in Taupe Quartz & Erika F
Ombre Hypnôse Stylo in Taupe Quartz & Erika F (lemming from dandygal!)
Lancôme, Vernis in Love in Rouge Midnight
Vernis in Love in Rouge Midnight

LAURA MERCIER

Laura Mercier, Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Travel Size)
Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Travel Size). Image: sephora.com

MAC

MAC, Enchanted Eve Face Kit in Cool, Holiday 2015
Enchanted Eve Face Kit in Cool. Includes Rebel lipstick, which I’ve been lemming like mad. Plus, I love the little plastic hinged lid over the cream products!
MAC, Eye Shadow x 15 in Cool Neutral
Eye Shadow x 15 in Cool Neutral. No repeats in my collection, apart from Blackberry (which I love, anyway) and Cozy Grey, which shows up in the Enchanted Eve Face Kit above, too. Finally, I have Brun and Black Tied!
MAC, 316 Covered Lip Brush
316 Covered Lip Brush. I can’t find my trusty Club Monaco brush, which I’ve had for ages, so it was high time I got a new one. I haven’t found a lip brush as fantastic as my old CM; I hope I’ll like this one well enough. And, of course, Ijust realized that the Enchanted Eve Face Kit comes with the 316 in a double-ended brush. D’oh. Well, I don’t like double-ended brushes, anyway, and I can keep this full-sized brush in my brush cup!

MISA

Haulage: Misa Dawn Chorus, Sparkling Apple Cider, Sunrise Dew
Dawn Chorus, Sparkling Apple Cider, Sunrise Dew.
Haulage: Misa Gravitron, Tumble Bug, Shoot the Chute, Loop-de-Loop, Tilt-a-Whirl
Gravitron, Tumble Bug, Shoot the Chute, Loop-de-Loop, Tilt-a-Whirl. I kinda love Misa.

MORGAN TAYLOR

Haulage: AMOUR June Is Here / MORGAN TAYLOR Mint Chocolate Chip / IBD Dolomite / BARIELLE Jess’ Champagne Toast
Professional Nail Lacquer in Mint Chocolate Chip. Another brand that’s new to me.

NARS

NARS, Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard (Travel Size)
Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard (Travel Size). Image: sephora.com

NYX

NYX, Beauty On the Go Set 2015
Beauty On the Go Set 2015. I saw this on clearance at Rexall and couldn’t help picking it up. For CA$19.96, it contains 31 Eye Shadows, 5 Pressed Pigments, 3 Contours, 3 Highlighters, 3 Blushes, and 7 Lipsticks. I already own a lot of NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadows, but I noticed that there were a lot of colors in this set that I don’t own. There are no shade names on the packaging, so I’m going to have to do a little research!

OPI

Haulage: OPI The World is Not Enough, Press * for Silver, Worth a Pretty Penne, Venice the Party?
The World is Not Enough (lemming from stashmatters!), Press * for Silver, Worth a Pretty Penne, Venice the Party?

ORLY

Haulage: CHINA GLAZE Coal Hands, Warm Heart & Brand Sparkin’ New Year / ORLY Sunglasses at Night / CND Nordic Lights & Pretty Poison
Sunglasses at Night.

QUEEN LATIFAH

Queen Latifah, Queen edp 100 mL tester
Queen edp 100 mL tester. I kind of wish I’d bought the non-tester since the cap is kind of pretty, but this was a really good deal! The pixelated heart is convex on the front of the bottle and concave on the back.

SEPHORA

Sephora, Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover (50 mL)
Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover (50 mL). Image: sephora.com

URBAN DECAY

Urban Decay, Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture
Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Rapture.

RANDOM SAMPLES

Samples, December 2015

  • ARMANI Sì edp
  • AZZARO Chrome edt
  • BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA Daily Face Wash
  • BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA Facial Scrub
  • BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA Oil Free Moisturizer
  • BILLY JEALOUSY Combination Code Facial Moisturizer
  • BILLY JEALOUSY Liquidsand Facial Cleanser
  • BILLY JEALOUSY White Night Facial Cleanser
  • BURBERRY Brit Rhythm for Him edt intense
  • CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (GWP mini)
  • CLINIQUE High Impact Mascara (GWP mini)
  • CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (GWP mini)
  • CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (GWP mini)
  • CLINIQUE Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Raspberry (GWP mini)
  • DIOR J’Adore edp
  • FRESH Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
  • KAT VON D Lock-It Foundation
  • LANCÔME DreamTone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector (Fair Skin)
  • LANCÔME Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover (GWP mini)
  • LANCÔME Définicils Mascara in Black (GWP mini)
  • LANCÔME Juicy Tubes in some light pink shade (GWP mini)
  • LANCÔME La Vie est Belle edp
  • PHILOSOPHY Renewed Hope in a Jar Eye
  • REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask

A Few Non-Beauty Items

FULTON

Fulton, Lulu Guinness Tiny2 Umbrella in London Print (Grey & Pink)
I’d been bemoaning the loss of my favorite umbrella (a black and white polka dot number), so after nearly a year, I finally gave into a sale and picked up this cutie. Of course, within a week, DH discovered my umbrella deep in the back pocket of our grocery shopping cart. I’d been toting it around all the time without knowing it!
Lulu Guinness Tiny2 Umbrella in London Print (Grey & Pink). Image: thebay.com.

KATE SPADE

Kate Spade, Idiom Bangle in Stop & Smell the Roses (Rose Gold)
Idiom Bangle in Stop & Smell the Roses (Rose Gold). Image: thebay.com

REBECCA MINKOFF

And, ’cause I clearly don’t have enough Rebecca Minkoff already (snort!):

Rebecca Minkoff, MAC (Morning After Clutch) in Cardinal (old school F/W 2009)
MAC (Morning After Clutch) in Cardinal (old school—yaaaas!—F/W 2009).
Image: ebay.ca (hisuperdude)
Rebecca Minkoff, MAC (Morning After Clutch) in Cardinal (old school F/W 2009) with Becky Bird lining
It has the Becky Bird lining!
Image: ebay.ca (hisuperdude)
Rebecca Minkoff, Love Crossbody in Leopard Print Calf Hair
I’ve wanted a leopard-print bag for ages, and the Love Crossbody was also on my hitlist. Saw the two combined, at a great discount (Saks Off 5th, and they have the mini version, too sorry, I just checked and now all the RM bags are gone from the site!), and pounced. Love Crossbody in Leopard Print Calf Hair. Image: bloomingdales.com.
Rebecca Minkoff, Love Crossbody in Leopard Print Calf Hair, interior
Look at that cute interior print!
Image: bloomingdales.com

 

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7 thoughts on “Haulage! November, Part II & Christmas

  1. Yay the Part II that I’ve been waiting for! 😛 Happy belated birthday!!
    There’s been a lot of random polish brands at Winners. I think Color Club rebranded themselves? I don’t remember the name but they’re in the same package as the old CC boxes but now a new brand. Huh.
    I see you also have an addiction to lip balms – how many do you have on rotation now? 😉
    Oh wow that Clinique gwp is NICE – that lipstick with the lips on it, love that!
    You succumbed to the Undressed DL set, huh! I saw it at Sephora and chuckled – reminded me of you!
    Huh, interesting observation about the E on the Champs-Élysées on the bottle! Inquiring minds want to know!
    Nice job MAC with the plastic cover over the cream products! I’ve started to see this more and more – the recent Lancome palette also has it.
    Oooh where did you score all those Misas? They’re so hard to come by.
    Yay, you got OPI “The World is Not Enough”! 🙂
    UD Rapture looks beautiful – I see you like the rosy blush shades.
    I just KNEW you’d have a RM purse in your non-beauty items! 😉 Damn the birdy lining is CUUUUTE!
    Thanks for the shout-out to the giveaway! 😀 ❤

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    • Ha, thank you! And actually, most of those polishes, including all the Misas, I got are from NailSupplies.us! I had them shipped to the US and brought up by family visiting for the holidays. So they were cheap 😀

      Yes, I saw the new Color Clubs! I don’t think they’re rebranding themselves, but this is like their line specially for TJM/Winners, perhaps? I forgot the name, too. Something boring like Cosmetic C—…can’t recall. I am still seeing Color Club-branded mini 4-pks, though (picked up a couple).

      Actually the DL was a gift; not sure I’d have bought it for myself, but it sure is pretty, and I can’t wait to try it!

      Hahahaha I’m so predictable with the RM. Gotta start saving for Bal/Chloe/Givenchy again. 😛 I couldn’t help it. The old school RM was such a good price, and looked in nearly pristine condition! I hope I’ll receive it soon, as it was purchased from another Canadian.

      And I gotta swatch The World is Not Enough soon! Looks gawgeous in the bottle.

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