Monday, April 27, 2009

Sephora Benefit order, NZ swap, & tag

Here's what I got from that Sephora order I made to make use of the Benefit gift with purchase:

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But first, about the GWP - it was actually nicer than I had expected. It was a large cosmetic case that would have actually held all the stuff I ordered plus the GWP items :P

Cheesy Benefit girl-doll on the cover
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Its huge and comes with brush pockets too to store brushes on the go! Perfect for a long haul trip.

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The stuff inside: Badgal mascara in blue, Benefit Rush Hour, California Kissin' lipgloss, and a super retro-cheesy huge satin shower cap...hahaha

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To get the GWP, I ordered the Benefit Girls Night In set (which is on sale online for $38 instead of $48 btw!)

It contains two cream shadows: Birthday Suit, Strut, and Benefit lipstick in Lady's Choice. It also included a brush and 3 fridge magnets but I can't locate the pics at the moment :/ I'll post more detailed pics and swatches when I do a review on the set.

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The new Lorac In the Pink set, it comes in the black cosmetic bag in the top picture, and contains the following:

Pink Python palette (reminds me of the Snake Charmer palette!)
Lorac Visual Effects mascara
Eyeliner/shadow pencil in Pink Diamond
Mini Mocktail in Sex on the Beach

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The colours are a little brighter than your usual Lorac palette, another reason why I wanted to try it. Also I think its a pretty good deal because this set was priced the same as a normal Lorac palette costs, but it includes 3 extra items and the cosmetic bag. It shows on Sephora that it is an online exclusive only.


Also ordered the Korres Love your lips set

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I'm actually not sure if I want to keep this yet so I'm not opening it for now. Its a great deal for $38 but I do tend to neglect my lipglosses so maybe I should save the money for something else.


I also did a swap with Joanna for her Smashbox tokidoki quad. She included a TON of chocolates, so much that I felt bad for not including more in mine!

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The above pic shows only 1/3 of the chocolates remaining...

As usual it was the packaging that drew me in:

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Quick tag game from Chi (Chyix2) Audrie, and Katie!

What is your current obsession?
- Short hair! I want to do something drastic with my hair, and cut it short but I don't know where's a good place to get it done.

What is your weirdest obsession?
- I really can't think of any that are weird enough for this question! Maybe my obsession with Chris Martin (of Coldplay)? Haha :D

What are you wearing today?
- black Forever 21 tee and grey knee length shorts. It was too hot for anything else :P

What’s your favorite comfort food?
- chocolate, if I want something sweet, or oreo ice cream sandwiches / McD's cones if its hot. If I'm craving something savoury its cream of chicken soup with some pasta added to it :)

What would make today special?
- flowers :)

What would you like to learn to do?
- Cook amazingly well

What’s the last thing you bought?
- A whole bunch of makeup from Anna's blog sale

What are you listening to right now?
- an old rerun of CSI on TV

What is your favorite weather?
- Sunny and balmy but not humid. 15-20 degrees C is the best! My skin hates anything else.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
- Moving forward in my job

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
- I would love to meet all of them! I've only ever known them online through ABB and blogging, and they sound like they lead such interesting lives! :)

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would it be?
- Most likely Japan :)

What would you like to have in your hands at right now?
- Key to the above home and a winning lottery ticket :P

If you could swap lives with anyone for one day who would it be & why?
- Natalie Portman, she's gorgeous but still seems so down to earth.

If you would go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
- Hong Kong / Japan to shop, haha

Which language do you wanna learn?
- I used to want to learn French when I was younger, but these days I'd rather learn another Asian language - maybe Korean. Or if I could speak all the Chinese dialects that'd be pretty good too.

What do you look for in a friend?
- Someone loyal and dependable

Who do you want to meet in person?
- Bloggers!

What’s your favorite type of music?
- Soundtracks - eg the ones from Miyazaki's films and some animes.

What’s your dream job?
- Designing makeup :P I would love to be the people who come up with concepts, colours, and packaging for makeup collections.

Any favorite model?
- Gemma Ward

If you had $100 now what would you spend on it?
- Put it towards my vacation this year, if I find someplace to go

Things you wish you could change in the past?
- Listening to my parents too much when I was a kid....lol. I think things would've be a whole lot more exciting if I had been a bit more rebellious.

Fashion Pet Peeve?
- When people wear super short shorts and a skimpy tee all at the same time - its too much skin all at once and just looks trashy! And they usually wear it with rubber flip flops...

Do you admire anyone’s stye?
- Karla and Melissa, I love what they wear, wish I had the guts to do so!

Describe your personal style.
- Girly / tomboyish depending on my mood

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
- Chocolate + more chocolate

What’s your favorite makeup brand?
- I really don't have a single favourite because I love trying out different brands from high to low end. But the brand that probably gets most of my money is still MAC...

Do you get enough beauty sleep? yes or no? why?
- No, because I'm a night owl by nature but I have to get to work earlier than most.

Why did you start your (beauty) blog?
- I was getting a little bored at ABB at the time and needed a place to post whatever I wanted, so decided to have my own blog.

18 comments:

Audrie said...

Nice haul!! I was totally debating whether or not to take advantage of the Benefit GWP, but decided against it because I had already spent too much money on NARS...lol. But that is seriously a really good deal!

I am a secret reader of Karla and Melissa's blogs too!! They are so fashion forward it's crazy. I would feel very self conscious wearing what they wear, but they seem to have so much confidence to carry it off!

AbcGrrrL said...

Why does the Benefit GWP from Sephora look better than my Ulta one?!! Your products seem more "usable" than mine!

I also ordered the girls night in pack. I can't wait til I get it on Thurs :)

kkkkatie said...

Oooo I've been eyeing that pink lorac set for a while now =) Let us know how you like it!

I love your answer to Thing you wish you could change in the past haha... I think all asian children feel that way to some degree =)

MiuMiu said...

i like the benefit lipstick color, i wonder how well it applies, i have yet to try any of their products.
i can't believe that's a GWP..it seems so rare that american/euopean companies give so many things

mayaari said...

d'oh...for the price of the girl's night in I sooo should have bought that online! oh well =P the tokidoki quad is too cute!

re: your fashion pet peeve - I am guilty of committing that sin, but only in the privacy of my own home in the summer, when I know I'm not going anywhere and it's too hot to wear much else, lol

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

great haul! i actually had the benefit case yrs ago when i didnt really appreciate makeup that much lol. i think i chucked it o_O

I think Natalie is just gorgeous too!!

I just found out they sell Korres product here at extreme hiked up prices!!

Lulu said...

Nice haul! I was very surprised by the size of the Benefit GWP too, I love it! I didn't realize the girl's night in set is marked at $48 on the package but only sales $38, I just checked my pckage and receipt and it was like that too, sweet! I just saved some money and you totally made my day :)

heartofpearl ♡ said...

aw benefit is such a cute counter! i love their shower caps wonder how much they are. do you know?
i soo need to save though ahh>< x

izumi said...

oooo nice new palettes :) love the colors!

Cris said...

SO freaking jealous of that GWP. It actually has all the stuff I want: Rush Hour (!!!), blue gloss and blue mascara :(.
The only Benefit item I can find here is that Secret Stash kit thing, with the primer, Thrrrob and black mascara.
And it's 60 Euros >:-). No thanks, obviously.

Askmewhats said...

I love all the hauls! and who doesn't love GWPs??? Gosh, I love twix, that's my favorite chocolate!!! You made me craving for chocolates! LOL :)

Glow Chaser said...

Blue bad gal?? LOL

I am looking forward to seeing this mascara on you and I would love to oggle some swatches of the benefit shadows too!

Why do i always overlook this brand??

fuzkittie said...

I have that tokidoki quad! I used to have both of the ones that came out, but one of them got all crumbled in traveling!! It was sad... I like these quads! They're too cute.

The blush from the Lorac palette looks really cute!!

ning * star said...

oh, the tokido smashbox palette has great and nice color. and the package of love your lips looks great. will u swatch it for me? haha

Crystal said...

i love the e/s palettes you got! i'm quite addicted to them. nice loot!

rasilla said...

I got the benefit GWP without realizing what was actually in it! lol I got too distracted wanting the LAna Bag :)

So yeah...I was a little sad that it was a gloss, and cheek/lip colour and mascara.
Trying to get rid of the gloss and rush hour.

Great haul!

And Korean...Really?! I found that pretty interesting :D

Whit said...

nice haul! i tried getting that gwp but they were sold out of it!! grrr...

cheryl said...

i love everything tokidoki :-)

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