Haulage! Drugstores & Cosmetic Love (Oct 2016 & Feb–Mar 2017)

Finally, everyone in the household is on the road to recovery! I managed to stay relatively illness-free, except for once when I think I might have given myself food poisoning and had an upset stomach for a night. We were all so overwhelmed over the last week and a half that my husband actually had to remind me that we forgot about our 17th wedding anniversary over the weekend.

I should really get my computer to remind me about stuff like this.

So, we celebrated last night with some dinner delivered and half a movie (The Nice Guys, if you’re interested—and that’s how we have to roll nowadays, early to bed). Plus, we’ll add a li’l anniversary money to our fun budgets!

Speaking of fun budgets, here’s some stuff I hauled over the last couple of months from drugstores. And I’m including some stuff I got from Cosmetic Love late last year, but totally forgot about under my desk.

All prices are what I paid, not necessarily the MSRP.

The full list:

  • A’Pieu Start Up Pore Primer [free sample]
  • Banila Co. Glam Muse Luster Lipstick in LPP 656 [US$11.52]
  • Bee By the Sea Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm in Vanilla [CA$3.19]
  • Bulgari Omnia Paraiba EDT 25 mL Purse Spray [CA$19.99]
  • butter LONDON 6-Piece Petite Lacquer Collection [CA$17.50]
  • Cargo HD Picture Perfect Concealer in Light Medium [CA$14]
  • Cargo HD Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation in 2N [CA$21]
  • Cargo OneBase Concealer + Foundation in One in 025 [CA$14]
  • CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion [CA$13.99]
  • CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Fresh Complexion Oil Free Foundation in Medium Beige (210) [CA$5.99]
  • Crawford Street Rose Geranium 2-in-1 Soothing Cleanser [CA$11.99]
  • Essence The Gel Nail Polish (Soft Matt) in Va-Va-Voom [CA$2.99]
  • Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Perfect Lash [US$5.74]
  • Gosh Nail Lacquer in Galaxy (612) [CA$4]
  • Green Beaver Natural Toothpaste in Frosty Mint [CA$4.63]
  • Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum [free sample]
  • It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm, Holiday Edition, in Green Apple [US$4.87]
  • L.A. Girl HD PRO BB Cream in Light/Medium [CA$7.49]
  • L’Oréal Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile in Coral Trianon [CA$7.49]
  • L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation in Nude Beige (203) [CA$14.99]
  • Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream [US$11]
  • Lioele Dollish Cera-V CC Cream [US$15.25]
  • Mizon Hyaluronic Ultra Moisturizing Cream [US$8.38]
  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup, Normal/Dry, Buff (150) [CA$16.99]
  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup, Normal/Dry, SPF 20 Nude (200) [CA$16.99]
  • Revlon Nail Enamel in Daydreamer [CA$8.99]
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love Is On [CA$4.99]
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Bow To the Queen [CA$7.47]
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Pardon My Garden [CA$7.47]
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Talk Is Chic [CA$7.47]
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Au Naturel 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Bare Necessities (753A) [CA$6.39]
  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Au Naturel 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Awakening (754A) [CA$7.99]
  • Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Waterproof Mascara in Amp’d Black [CA$4.79]
  • Wet n Wild 1 Step WonderGel Nail Color in Left Marooned [CA$4.79]

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Tag Tuesday: Lip Lovin’

It has been eons since I did a Tag post, partly because I haven’t been tagged for anything in a while. Sniff! 😦

Anyway, I came across this tag at The Makeup Honey—the blogger, Sian, created the tag herself—and thought it’d be fun to do.

Tag Tuesday: Lip Lovin’

1. What was the first lipstick you ever owned?

CoverGirl in Honeyplum Glow! I can’t remember if my mom let me buy it, or if she gave it to me. Or maybe I just “borrowed” it and she never said anything! I used it all through high school. JUST ONE LIPSTICK. Boggles my mind, now.

 

2. Which lip product has been the biggest disappointment?

Lipstick Queen’s Sinner Lipstick in Berry. Horrid. I also hate all those pastel lipcolors that end up so chalky and showing every line and bit of dry skin on the lips! I’m looking at you, CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Coral Cat and MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Fashion City! Another two fails I remember well were Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Blackberry and Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Flashing Lights.

CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Coral Cat
CoverGirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Coral Cat (far right)

3. Which lipstick is your holy grail product?

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Ipsy — October 2016 Glam Bag “Black Magic”

I’m totally on the ball with my Ipsy bag this month! It just arrived yesterday and here’s the haulage:

Ipsy Glam Bag, October 2016, Black Magic
Image: ipsy.com

What I Received

  • theBalm Blush in Cabana Boy (0.02 oz mini; x oz full size US$)
  • Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen Waterproof (0.3 fl oz full size, US$)
  • Noyah Lipstick in Currant News (1.4 g mini; 4.5 g full size US$18)
  • Preventive Measures 101 Lips 101 After Hours Lip Balm (0.15 oz full size; US$13)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely Rollerball (10 mL full size; US$20)
  • Ipsy × Valfré makeup bag

Ipsy Coupon Codes

  • Noyah: 25% off any purchase with code noyahIPSY (through 11/30)
  • theBalm: 20% off any purchase with code IPSY20 (through 11/30, US only)
  • Essence: 20% off any purchase with code ipsyessence20 (through 11/30, US only)
  • Valfré: 25% off your first purchase with code IPSY25 (through 11/15)

Here are some more detailed product shots:

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Haulage Week! Essence, L’Oréal & OPI

Happy April Fool’s Day!

This week, I’ll be posting about some little hauls I’ve made recently, rather than swatches and reviews. Here’s the haulage post schedule for this week:

The last installment of Haulage Week! includes two items from Dollarama and one from Shoppers Drug Mart. From the dollar store, I picked up a purple L’Oréal mascara and one of the ugliest shades of OPI ever seen, for CA$3 apiece. From the drugstore, I got the much raved about Essence gel top coat on sale for CA$2.99.

I can normally only use waterproof mascaras due to my extremely stubborn lashes that uncurl in a slightly humid bathroom, but ever since I have been using a Korean waterproof mascara undercoat, I’ve been able to enjoy using regular mascaras! So L’Oréal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Purple Pop was mine at the cool price of $3.

Dollarama also sometimes has OPI polishes, and they’ve recently had heaps of one particular shade: Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window. (I get motion sickness very easily, so this kind of speaks to me on a personal level.) As you might have guessed, it’s a kind of vomit-y, pea green shade. I’ve passed on it many times, but this time I finally bit the bullet. I might save the swatch for Halloween!

Finally, there’s been so much hype about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat that I spotted it on sale last week for $2.99 and immediately bought it. I change my polish too often to test it out properly on my fingernails, so I’ll have to try it on my toenails, instead.

Enjoy the weekend, and I should be back with swatches and reviews on Monday!

Essence — Oh My Glitter! (Colour & Go Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Brand: Essence

Essence Cosmetics is a low-priced brand that I’ve seen at my local pharmacy for a couple of years now, and I’ve only recently tried out a couple of their products: a pencil sharpener and a nail polish (naturally!).

Oh My Glitter! (133) is a pretty, midtoned lavender with pink and purple shimmer. Despite the name, it isn’t actually glittery.

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