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Friday, September 10, 2010

August Target & Sephora Haul

I thought it'd be a cool idea to post my hauls (way for me to keep track of my spending) and maybe send over some ideas for those of you who are wanting to try to get new products or what not.. (i find myself like that all the time, wanting to buy something, but not sure what lol).. but here is my Haul from August.. these are from Sephora and Target of course on different occasions etc.. not all in one purchase! but all purchased with  my money and none given to me by any PR companies etc..

* Sigma F80 Brush
Finally broke down and got one! this is my second sigma brush and i'm totally loving this one so far.. I used to use my MAC 109 brush to apply my foundations etc.. but I've been reaching for this every single time ever since I got it.. I probably will purchase a back-up or to use for my loose powder as i love using that to set my foundation..

* Sample of Coastal Scents Undercover HD Foundation
in ST-04, and i'll say, when i first used it, i wasn't that impressed with it.. it was a lot more yellow than my skin.. but i think i'll give it a few more tries.. since i don't want the samples (i purchased 2) to go to waste.. i got these from

* Sample of NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Punjab
I decided to get this, only to try out because i've been hearing so much hype on this particular foundation (well this one and the sheer glow, which i also have gotten a sample of).. and i must say, i do really like the coverage and I think i'll go ahead and purchase the full bottle when I run out of my samples (i got 4 - 2 of the nars sheer matte and 2 of the nars sheer glow) i think i like sheer matte a lot better because the sheer glow, gets me a bit more oilier than usual.. but either or, they are great foundations and do give you the airbrush finish with a slightly dewy finish, giving your skin a healthy glowy appearance

* Sample of STILA One Step Foundation in Tone
I actually had gotten this a few times before, i love this foundation, especially since it's a primer, concealer, foundation & primer in one.. but i'm a bit oily, so i need to set it with powder and for this one, the staying power isn't the greatest for me.. but great since i'm always in a hurry in the morning before work.. but it is pricey considering it didn't stay on me all day.. don't think i'll buy the full bottle..

so the above, i actually got towards the beginning of August, and have been able to use it for quite awhile.. to make my decisions that i have.. But i will have complete review for them in the future LOL

And here is everything else that i got in August either from Sephora or Target.. (not the same stores, since i travelled a bit lol)

* Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Linen
I mentioned this in my August Favorites Video.. it is my fave! Glad i got this! You should try it out if you want to try something Light/medium coverage (but buildable if need be) and for an inexpensive price!

* DKNY Be Delicious Perfume 
I had been wanting to get a perfume and was so undecided, and was spending way too long at Sephora to pick out a perfume (i don't wear perfume often, but wanted to get something).. i ended up getting this.. this is my first perfume of this kind.. and i like it.. it's very fruity and girly and is right up my alley.. i'm still on the hunt for other fruity/girly scented perfumes, so if you have any recommendations, please let me know!!

* Make Up Forever Duo Mat Powder Foundation in 203
Okay, so i watched XPPINKX 's video on this and was totally sold! That and I also wanted a new powder foundation because i'm running out of my MAC one and didn't want to get that again because I wanted something new.. and so i ended up getting this and so far so good.. i actually really like this powder foundation.. i use this for touch ups if i am wearing foundation.. or i use this alone (over concealer).. and works very well.. it's very buttery feeling and then smooths to nothing on your skin! i do like it, it doesn't settle or accentuate my pores/fine lines under my eyes! love it! :) it was rather pricey though, but totally worth it..

* Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent
Like I mentioned this in my August favorites video, had heard so much about this product.. and it lives up to the hype (for me at least).. it blurs/hides my large pores on my inner cheeks and nose and really keeps my face matte.. a little goes a long way, so the price for this product makes it totally worth the purchase (i believe it was $34).. but there is SO much product in the tub it comes in and since you only need a little, you'll have a lot to use for years! lol

And i algo got samples of these:
- Lorac Aqua Prime Face Primer (oil-Free) (No Pix)
i was looking for a face primer, and the SA gave this one to me.. i don't know what i think of it, as i don't feel it really does anything for me.. so i'll finish the sample to see if it'll change my mind.. but i probably won't get the full bottle..

- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Oil-Free) in Sand (No Pix)
I had high hopes for this as i found this on Jlovesmac's blog and her skin looked amazing with it on (of course my skin wouldn't look like that lol).. but i wasn't expecting it to be so dark on me.. and the next one up was WAY too light.. and i used it only once because it not only dark, but it's way too pink under toned and does not look good on me.. so i don't think i'll get another sample because the coloring is just so off, and it sucks they don't have a wide variety of shades.. or maybe i just have weird coloring lol.. i could have just gotten two samples and mixed them.. but the SA who was helping me gave me only a limit of 3 samples..

- Boscia Recharging Night Moisturizer
this is my first night time moisturizer, and i actually like it.. i've used it all up and i'm actually debating if i should purchase the full tube.. or try the Korres one as i've heard great things about that line too.. this particular moisturizer has kind of a smell to it.. like an herbal, healthy, natural scent lol.. makes me think of the earth.. i think because it's all natural and not tested on animals etc.. and that's also a plus for me! :) but it does moisturize my skin and makes it soft and supple in the morning..  we'll see though.. i still want to try others!

- Boscia Sheer Tinted Moisturizer in Medium
I actually haven't tried it yet, but will get to it.. this was a freebie sample for purchasing.. 

And I got these just a few days ago..

* Sonia Kashuk  Limited Edition Circle around a cause Brush set
it's PINK! i love it, it's so cute and girly and was totally screaming my name when i first saw a picture of it when DulceCandy87 tweeted that she got it.. and i asked her where she got it and of course target! so i went over there and this was the last one.. good thing i snatched it up, because when i did 2 other girls passed by my shopping cart and stopped me and asked where'd i get it.. lol i told them it was the last one.. and they were like AWW lol :) but it's MINE! i have yet to open it though, because it looks too pretty in it's package! but i'll have to cause i wanna try out the quality of these! 

* Neutrogena Make-up Remove Cleansing Towelettes
I got this because i finished the Equate wipes that i got from Walmart and i didn't like them enough to repurchase.. and have been looking into new wipes.. and didn't want to splurge and get the MAC Wipes just yet.. and while i was browsing the aisles of Target, I came across these wipes, it was a two in one purchase (it came with extra pack of wipes) for $5.. and it had the Allure magazine winner sticker on it.. so i thought, why not lol.. so i'll see how i like these..

* Studio Tools Crease Brush and Studio Tools Sharpener
I wanted a back of up the crease brush as it's one of my favorite brushes to use! so ta-da! lol.. and i needed a new sharpener as the one i got from Sonia Kashuk was going kaput.. I had it for many many many years and it was time to depart lol.. too bad they didn't have another one when i went, so i settled for this one..

* Boots Expert Shine Control Papers
I don't know why i purchased this, it was less that $5, i guess.. and i do like this a lot better than the Clean and Clear plastic paper blotter.. that one strips the oils completely and i think making my skin produce more sebum.. but this one is just like your average blot paper .. or like using a starbucks napkin, toilet seat cover etc, but less embarassing to tote around lol.. i don't think i'll get it again, because it doesn't do anything for me that something less expensive cant.. but if i had to choose another brand of blotting paper, i do want to try the Boscia Blotting Linens - heard so many great things about it! :)

* Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer/Corrector in Light Golden
I am on a hunt for the best concealer for my dark under eye circles, so one day i logged on to youtube and typed in best concealer for undereye circles and this was the one that popped up! and i had no idea where to buy it (just online) .. but i found it at sephora when i went to downtown disney with my fam bam and decided to get it.. it's the "travel" size i believe.. it's really really pricey for the travel size, but it's a lot of product for a travel size as well.. it was $28, but you only need the tiniest amount, so i guess it evens out lol.. the actual full tube is $48 i think.. but i think i'll use this til i run out because there is so much product! what i don't like about this is, well the one i have.. is if i leave it sitting for awhile (like hours).. i guess the oil in it separates and spills out of the tube when i open it.. i have to like shake it or rub it so it mixes together.. that's the only thing i don't like about it. but the coverage is awesome!

* Ojon Hair Rub Out Dry Cleanser Shampoo
Okay - i bought this on a whim.. lol it was only $10, and i said, what the hey.. beats my hair being all oily haha.. i have extremely oily hair.. my hair gets oily in hours.. i hate it.. so i thought that i'd purchase this to test it out.. i'm actually going to do a review on this.. to let you know my real thoughs about it.. but so far so good! :) great for in between washes!

* Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
I was looking for an exfoliating wash, and i just so happened to see this, and wanted to try it out.. i've only used it once and so far i do like it.. we'll see!

* Face Scrubber
I got this at sephora, because i can't quite afford the clarisonic, but i got something similar.. just doesn't vibrate haha! so yea! i also have only used it once, it's quite soft though.. softer than i expected.. 

so that wraps up my collective Sephora/Target haul.. the only things on my  wish/want list are Chanel Mat Lumier Foundation and i don't know if i'll get it.... some clarins skincare products, and some other goodies...

OOOH before i forget, my hubby got me an early birthday present.. i was blowdrying my hair and on two occasions i swear my hairdryer smelt like it was going to catch on fire.. and started making all these weird sounds.. and made the house smell like smoke.. and hubby told me to throw it out :( .. so in return he asked me if i wanted a new one and i could get one.. and i picked out this one:

Velecta Paramount Professional Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer - TGRZEN

and i use i think someone's YT code to get a free gift.. i'm so excited i can't wait to get it.. but probably will be delayed since the Labor Day Weekend holiday.. will let you all know how i like it once i get it! :) til next time!


  1. nice haul. Does sephora give pretty substantial samples? I've never asked for any, although I should.

  2. Wow! Great haul! I want to try Laura Mercier's products

  3. I think I need that brush set!

  4. @Justine - I guess it depends on the SA that you ask it from. I have had some SA's give such generous amounts in the samples.. and other times i've had some SA's give me half a so i guess it's a hit or miss, but i guess you shouldn't be afraid to ask for more!

    @Becky - Thanks hun! :) I have only tried the powder, but also want to try more of her line! have heard such great things!

    @Melisa - they are so cute! and i do love the little travel bag it comes with.. looks like a clutch purse thingie ;) the blush brush is super soft!

  5. Stopping by from Bloggy Moms group.
    Love your blog and am your newest follower. Hope to see you at one or all of my blogs!
    twitter: tawna6988

    If you want I will put your button on all my blogs, just grab mine and leave a comment and I will grab your back!

    I look forward to reading you awesome blog!

  6. @tawna6988 - aww thank you so much - means a lot to me! i will definitely do that! :)

  7. I'm so lost when it comes to makeup. After the lip gloss and eyeliner I'm lost.

    New follower from bloggy moms.


  8. sweet! thanks Tomica! i'm about to hit the hay right now.. but will update you both and follow your blogs tomorrow after work! :) thanks for dropping in!

  9. i wear dkny be delicious the green one and have for a couple years and i get nonstop compliments on it. i swear i sell more than i buy!! love it!!


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