Saturday, July 1, 2017

Makeup Haul Part 1: Sephora!




Oh hi! I'm back from my Melbourne trip, so I thought I'd show you the beauty booty I hauled! Well everything from Sephora, anyway; the Mecca Maxima goodies will feature in a separate post. As it was a family holiday, mainly to watch the Soccer, I had to squeeze my shopping in between stacks of family activities, such as visits to Luna Park, Harbour Town, the Melbourne Star, Glow In The Dark Mini Golf, playgrounds and ArtVo. I still managed to visit Sephora and Mecca Maxima twice though (lol), which was great because I was able to get more free samples than if I'd bought everything in the one go. I had about three days between visits, so I was really able to ponder what else I wanted. Sephora was extremely busy on my initial trip, so I was unable to get the samples I wanted. The second visit was far more relaxed; I had more time to look and play, and there were more staff on the floor, so getting samples wasn't a problem. Here's everything I bought!


Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
Tarte Tarteist Treats Set
Tarte Tarteist Lip Wardrobe II
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer (Fair)
NudeStix Berry Nude Lips + Cheeks Pencil Set
Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick (We Have To Talk)
Sephora Intense Gel Eye Pencil (Ultra Black)
Sephora Fingertip Eyeliner (Easy Blue)
Sephora Rose Eye Mask
Sephora Avocado Eye Mask
Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Ink (Peony) {free gift at register}
Marc Jacobs Mini Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (Blacquer) {free gift at register}
Algenist Firming & Lifting Eye Gel {free sample}
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm {free sample}
Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel {free sample}
Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment{free sample}






I am so excited to now own the much-hyped Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. It is gorgeous and I can't wait to use it! I swatched the Kat Von D Alchemist palette in-store and oh my, the holographic highlighters are so, so pretty! I wanted either this or the very similar Zoeva Spring Strobe Spectrum palette, but that wasn't available.





The Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer is a back-up purchase, as I'm about to run out. I think it's a fantastic concealer for under the eyes, and my current one has lasted me more than a year, so I'm happy to re-purchase it! I saw the Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Set near the counter and couldn't resist. The two mini shades contained within are right up my alley; one's a creamy matte lip paint and the other's a quick dry matte lip paint. The Tarteist Pro To Go Eyeshadow Palette swatched beautifully and the shades were screaming "BUY ME!", so when I saw this set containing the palette, a lash paint mascara and a glossy lip paint for just a few dollars more than the palette alone, I knew I had to have it!



I had picked out a single Nudestix pencil to buy, but saw a better option near the register, in the Nudestix Berry Nude Lips + Cheek Pencils Set. This contains three pencils in the shades Pulse, Sin and Raven, and they all look gorgeous. Raven is an intense matte formula, Sin is a Lip + Cheek Cream and Pulse is a Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balm. I'm loving that I get to try out not only three shades, but three different textures, too!

I also picked up some Sephora brand makeup to play around with, and a couple of eye masks. All the free samples I requested were eye creams, as I'm a bit obsessed with trying out as many different ones as I can! I was pleasantly surprised to be offered two free gifts when paying at the register. There were a few to select from and I picked the Marc Jacobs mini gel eyeliner and a Sephora lip gloss!






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58 comments:

  1. Oh I wish we had our own Sephora store over here. I got to try Nude Stix a little while ago and completely love them! So good for putting a nude makeup look together. That whole trying not trying thing is sort of my favourite! haha. I would love to try Tarte too!
    xx Jenelle
    www.inspiringwit.com

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    1. There's no Sephora where I live either, that's why I was so excited to visit during this trip! Yes, I'm loving the Nudestix! xx

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  2. My Miss 20 would be hugely jealous of your haul! I like the look of the lipstick crayons :-)

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    1. Thanks Janet! Yeah I am loving the Nudestix, so glad I picked them up!

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  3. Hooooowwww beautiful is the Modern Renaissance palette!!!! :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. I know Sofia, I've been using it almost daily lately! xx

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  4. The little Tarte products are so cute, but that Kat Von D palette is what I am jealous of! It's gorgeous! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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    1. I'm so glad I bought it Kez! I'm not that into highlighting, but it's easy to use and looks gorgeous on! xx

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  5. So much make-up. I think I've mentioned before I don't wear any - other than lipstick and I certainly need some new ones so must keep an eye out.

    I'm hoping to get my makeup done for some headshots (for my blog etc) done in the next month or so, so a bit nervous about that! #teamlovinlife

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    1. It is a little bit nerve-wracking especially if you're not used to wearing makeup, but I hope you enjoy being pampered Deborah!

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  6. This is such amazing post to read, awesome items as well, love your blog, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

    www.noragouma.com

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    1. Thanks Nora and thanks for dropping by! xxx

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  7. What a great Sephora haul! So many new goodies to play with! Have fun using them all!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks Ingrid, I sure am having fun with everything! :)

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  8. Great haul! I want to grab the ABH palette but it's sold out online, should pop into a store and see if it's available!

    Kate | themintedblog.com

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    1. It's worth it, I'm getting so much use out of it. Hope you get your hands on one soon Kate!

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  9. Wowzers! What a haul! You did so well lovely and got so many of my faves too, especially the ABH and KVD palettes! I really want to try the Tarteist Pro To Go Eyeshadow Palette, their shadows are so stunning x

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    1. Yep totally loving the ABH and KVD palettes! And the Tarteist Pro To Go would be awesome for travelling, it's so compact but the shades are enough for a full look. x

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  10. Oh my gosh! What an amazing haul!! I really want to get my hands on that KVD palette, it looks so beautiful. Can't wait to see reviews on these xx


    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

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    1. I'm loving the Kat Von D palette Laura, it's so unique! xx

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  11. Awesome picks Di! So much fun to play with new makeup too. I'm still messing around with my America haul haha. That Kat Von D palette looks gorgeous

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    1. Thanks Steph! Hope you're enjoying playing with your new makeup goodies too. Such fun!

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  12. What a haul! I hope you enjoy the Modern Renaissance palette! Some of the colours are a bit out there for a neutrals girl like me but I love playing!

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

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    1. Yes I'm really enjoying playing with it Emma!

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  13. Nice haul! The Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette and Tarte Tarteist Treats Set look amazing!

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I'm not disappointed with anything I got!

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  14. You got some many awesome products! I love Tarte and have been impressed with everything I've tried from the brand. And Nude Stix is amazing and so under rated.

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    1. This is my first Nudestix purchase and I'm already in love!

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  15. Oh wow! what a haul! I've had my eye on a few of the things you got for some time but I'm trying so hard to refrain! xo

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    1. Well good on you, I admire your power to resist. I need some more of that I think! LOL

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  16. What a great haul, you had an awesome trip to Melbs! I am especially in love with the Tarteist set #openslather

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    1. It was such a good trip Alicia! I want to go back already, haha :)

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  17. What an incredible haul! I love how the Alchemist palette looks but I don't know how much use I'd get out of it, realistically. How are you finding it?

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

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    1. I thought the same thing as I'm not that into highlighting, but I'm actually using it every day and if you go really easy with it, the look is subtle and gorgeous, so it's hard to stuff up!

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  18. You definitely made the most of your times there - what great purchases! I love the Tarte set, it's nice to have a little go-to kit like that with lots of options!

    Hope you have had an amazing weekend! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. LOL yep, sure did! I had to optimize my shopping time because most of our trip was spent doing family activities or at the soccer matches!

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  19. Glow in the dark mini golf... there's something I haven't done yet!!! Those palettes look divine. I could handle all of those! (:

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    1. I hadn't glow in the dark mini-golfed either!

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  20. I still haven't purchased the abh palette but I really want to try it. It has such good reviews.
    Alinta x
    polishandpaws.com.au

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    1. I got it mainly based on the great reviews (but also because of the shades)! x

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  21. Love the haul! You got sooo many great stuff! BTW you got some many great things samples and little goodies. AMAZING!

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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    1. Yes, I'm so happy with all the little samples!

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  22. Ooooo mah gord!! Love it! There's so much of it. I am soooo jelly!! You've spent up big!

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    1. Thank God I only haul like this once a year!

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  23. This is such an amazing haul, loving all the products, would love to hear more about them.

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  24. Oh wow, it sounds like a VERY busy 3 days! Love everything you picked up, and I'm glad you finally managed to get the Modern Renaissance!

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    1. Haha, you remembered! We were actually in Melbourne for a bit longer but it was three days between the first and second time I went to Sephora and Mecca Maxima :)

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  25. Amazing haul. I was so close to actually order that ABH Modern Renaissance palette, but the freaking shipment put me off again.

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. Oh no! High shipping fees are such a downer aren't they Michelle?

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  26. I still haven't walked into a Sephora store - guess I'd better make it my 2018 New Year's Resolution! Fantabulous haul Di, but I reckon this is why I don't go there, it's WAY too dangerous for my wallet lol ♥♥♥

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    1. Oh you would love it in Sephora Kat! But yes, it is pretty dangerous.. "I'll have one of everything, please!" xx

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  27. That is some fantastic haulage, particular heart eyes at the palettes and the Tarte stuff!!! Looking forward to my next visit over East. OR YOU KNOW, SEPHORA AND MECCA MAXIMA COMING TO ADELAIDE, I KNOW YOU FEEL ME.

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