Tuesday, July 1, 2008

NY Trip: Cosmetics haul!

I got a lot of stuff...but considering each item costs an extra $10 or more in Canada I saved quite a bit. And I was lucky MAC's F&F discount was running that same weekend too :)


Clinique Moisture Surge Extra Thirsty Skin Relief gel-cream





Intensive Hydrating Mask
Tourmaline Radiance Fluid
Night Nutrients serum


Aveda NN


Blinc Kiss Me mascara (backup)
Bourjois Yes to Volume No to Clumps mascara in Bleu
Free sample of Cargo Medium Bronzer

MAC Store (Family & Friends discount too, yay!)
Technakohl in Greyprint
Steamy eyeshadow
Blue Flame eyeshadow
Old Gold pigment
Fuschia pigment

Cosmetics Company Outlet:

MAC Brassy Fluidline
MAC Emote blush (I already have this but I use it almost every time so a backup was in order)
MAC Cosmic eyeshadow (from Moonbathe collection last year)

NYC Makeup Haul

NYC Makeup Closeup




The CCO had some Bobbi Brown shimmerbricks too - I really wish I had gotten this pink one I saw but my bf was with me and I didn't want to get too much then.

And actually....I ended up exchanging the two pigments last week - I really didn't like Old Gold on me and Fuschia was too similar to Pink Pearl for my liking. Getting Old Gold was a mistake - I had a sample of Gold Mode that I really liked and for some reason I thought the sample jar was labelled Old Gold. Only when I got home and compared the two I realised they were quite different :S I'm really lucky though that the manager at the MAC Store near me was understanding and allowed me to exchange the pigments even though I bought them at US pricing.

I did some comparisons of Brassy Fluidline vs Indianwood Paint pot that I already have.


Indianwood on top, Brassy on bottom


They do look very similar, though Brassy is more gold while Indianwood is more bronzy.

Also was curious to see how Cosmic eyeshadow compares with stuff I already have:



Top: Woodwinked eyeshadow
Middle: Cosmic eyeshadow
Bottom: Otherworldly blush (also from Moonbathe)

They are different side by side, Cosmic does have a more gold tone than but I could probably have skipped it since it looks so similar to Otherworldly.


mayaari said...

nice haul :) looks like you took advantage of the F&F sale!

alien man?! said...

did u take any touristy pix in NY?? i wanna see pretty arashi :D

jing said...

What a haul! Is that cargo bronzer the one they give away for BI 100pts? It's soooooo cute! At first I thought it was an eyeshadow. hehe. Lemme know how you like it. I've been eyeing it for a looooong time now. You just reminded me of otherworldly.. it was my first mac blush.. poor blush, it feels neglected by now.

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

great haul! ive also asked my mum to pick up the Clinique Moisture Suge Extra, hopefully she's got it for me :D

fuzkittie said...

Ooooh, aaaaahhh... ^^ niiice! I love hauling when traveling! Let me know how u like the aveda stuff!!

iamgrape1119 said...

Awesome haul! I love emote, you are so lucky to get one at CCO!

Ling said...

Hi! I've been a reader for quite some time now. Decided to join in the fun with you girls!

Btw, I love Clinique's products but they are a bit too pricely uh. =/

Don't mind if I add you to my blogroll?

Violet Honeybee said...

I agree.. you're super lucky to find an Emote at the CCO! I'm so jealous!! lol.

I haven't seen any wet n' wild bronzers at the CVS by my work.. But are they really matte matte? Because I don't want ANY shimmer in them whatsoever lol (especially under the cali sun/heat)

na said...

I love the Clinique moisture surge for those days when my skin likes to act up and get all dry and flaky. :X

Nice MAC haul! Too bad you didn't like Old Gold - it's a really pretty color when you layer it over a black base. :)

Unknown said...

Great haul!

My CCO is kind of far, but last time I went, they didn't have any from past collections really. Just stuff with like older packaging :P

The App Goddess said...


I'm starting a feature on my blog, HomeSpaGoddess.com about all the products beauty blogger can't live without. Your blog is great and I'd love for you to participate:)

Just answer this question:

You're stranded on a desert island where all of your basic needs (food, water, shelter) are taken care of. You are allowed an unlimited supply of only 7 beauty products. What seven products would you choose?

They can be products for hair, face or body. If you want to participate just email me your answers at hsg{at}homespagoddess.com and put "Island Beauty" in the subject line. I'm going to run my "Island Beauty" feature once a week and I'll email you when you're featured.


theChas said...


Oh! And thanks for the rec of the MAC lip exfoliator. Unfortunately, when I went to MAC over the weekend, they didn't have it. :( Oh well, I'll go back again eventually. :P

Cinthia Truong said...

Hi there,

First time visiting your blog and I really like it. I was just wondering how'd you like the Clinique's Thirsty Skin Relief gel-cream? They have a new extended version that I've been wanting to get...which I believe is probably similar to this one.

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