Well people, I do admit I have a shopping problem. It's pretty much overwhelming how much time I spend in the beauty stores of late. Guilty? Not guilty.
This is a collective haul. I didn't buy everything in one go. I probably have visited the stores about 10 times to collect enough items for this massive post.
I have so many items that I couldn't fit it all into one photo without looking too overbearing, so I have separated the items into groups.
This are the beauty stuffs.
There are a lot of deals and discounts going on in beauty stores and also hypermarkets. I couldn't help myself. I just went crazy and almost bought the whole store.
So here is the damage done.
I will go into detail with the products in a moment.
I have been on a nail polish frenzy! The photo explains it pretty much.
Summer is coming around and the sun is scorching over here, it is like almost hitting 30 today, I can feel every cell on my skin sizzling.By the way there is no fan or air conditioning in my room, such pure torture.
So sunscreen is here for the rescue before I develop a tragic case of sunburn.
Looking like a lobster is not attractive at all.
Hair mousse, well, my hair has been pan flat especially at my scalp but the hairs at the ends or the grown bits (well, obviously I can't explain hair) are pretty much voluminous, so the shape of my hair is really weird. So I hope this mousse can help me with that problem.
I didn't mean to pick this up but it was like 50% off in the hypermarket which is totally a steal. This foundation retails quite steep in the beauty stores, they are one of the more expensive foundations. So when I came by this chance, I thought just grab it up.
I heard many rave reviews about the Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation. We don't get Covergirl outside of the USA, so we have to settle with the sister brand Max Factor. The concept is exactly the same and also it has many rave reviews too.
I picked up the shade in Warm Almond 45.
I get extremely nervous when I don't see the shade names start with a light or beige. Warm Almond sounds like a dark shade for me.
I sloppily swatched Warm Almond on my face and it seems like a good colour match. I didn't really take a good look in the colour match since the hypermarket was about to close. Oh yes, late night hypermarket journey.
It is lighest shade available there and the only shade on discount. So, take it or leave it.
I find the whole concept really interesting. A foundation, concealer and primer all in one.
I can't wait to try it out and see how it works. If it works as it claims it is a great foundation since you don't need to spend extra bucks to buy a concealer and primer seperately.
Rive Gauche, a beauty chain over here is doing a 3 for 2 for L'oreal, Garnier and Maybelline. I couldn't resist this chance and I grabbed pretty much a whole lot of Maybelline and L'oreal items.
It has been a gruesome journey finding this lipstick from stores to stores. Now, my mission has finally accomplished.
Here comes the beautiful Maybelline lipstick in Tantalizing Taupe.
I can see it becoming one of my favourite nudes from the drugstore.
Maybe not so obvious here.
This is the Maybelline Watershine lipsticks. The watershine line just has too much glitter or frost going on but there's one colour that doesn't have any glitters or shimmers or anything crazy in it.
It is Juicy Bubblegum Pink.
The watershine line was on a deal at the beauty store near my store and I thought it would be rude not to pick this up since it is such a beautiful colour.
This lipstick just does not match its name, it's pink but it is not intense at all.
I picked up the two shades that I will definitely reach out for. Not into those crazy bright shades.
Likes its name, it is a beautiful bronze colour that will suit any occasion. It looks gorgeous by itself.
If you are only getting a shade from the Color Tattoo, get this one.
Pink Gold is such a gorgeous colour. The moment I swatched it I just knew I had to pick it up.
This colour reminds me of one of the colours in the Naked 3 Palette. It is super gorgeous.
This colour would look absolutely gorgeous on fair skin.
From left : Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in Intense Pink, Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze.
I picked up 08.
08 is a mauve shade with brown undertones. It is one of the great MLBB colour and also a flattering everyday colour.
I got it in the shade 240 Fall in Love.
It is a pink with a lot of micro glitters.
My current mascara is running low since this was on sale, i thought I did give it a try.
I have tried this mascara once, I don't know what I think about it yet, I think I was give it more tries before I know my conclusion about this mascara.
The colours I got are 104 Dancing Rose, 102 Rose Finale and 101 Rose Melody.
I have been eyeing on these liquid lipsticks eversince they got released but I never really got into getting them because I was waiting for a deal on them.
So finally, I got them!
I haven't seen swatches on 102 Rose Finale on British or US blogs, it might be a Europe only colour.
The plastic at the side is coloured and it indicates the colour inside of the tube.
The Collection Privee lipsticks are nude lipsticks formulated based on their chosen ambassadors. The one I got is by Julianne Moore.
Everytime I step into the store, I will definitely swatch this lipstick up because the colour, is absolutely flattering on my skintone. I am by no means any close to Julianne's skintone but it is the most flattering amongst all the Collection Privee lipsticks I have swatched.
The lipstick is not exactly a nude like how we interpret nude coloured lipsticks. The nude here are my lips but better colour, nudes that bring out the complexion and brightens combining with factors like skintones, hair colour etc.
Looks very high end and expensive. Well, the lipstick is expensive for a drugstore brand. I do find it quite steep in terms of pricing. Without a deal, I don't think I will pick it up.
Wait a second, or maybe I will because the shade is too gorgeous to resist.
I think this colour is very flattering on almost everybody and anybody, no matter what skintone you are. It is a universal flattering colour.
Top left : Collection Privee lipstick in Julianne's nude
Bottom left : 104 Dancing Rose
Right : 101 Rose Melody
The day when I was going to visit Yves Rocher. I stumbled upon a post on these on Musings on a Muse's website. She was talking about these glosses and how great it is for such a cheap pricetag.
When I was in the shop, I swatched these glosses and oh wow they feel very good and the price, I should say really afforable.
The colour that caught my eye the most amongst the three colours available is Copper Sun. I have never own a shade like this.
It is coppery bronze colour with gold flecks. It is a very bronzey summer tone that would look very flattering on a summer look.
From left : Bright Pink, Copper Sun and Golden Beige.
If you have a Yves Rocher around, do go to the store and check their summer collection out, you might never know what you might find.
Her nail polish collection caught my attention especially the nudes and pastels. I went a little crazy and got 5 colours from the range.
From left : Loose your Lingerie, White Hot Love, Let's get Nude, Breakfast in Bed and Pillowtalk.
So far I have tried two colours from the range on my nails.
The formula is pretty thick and it takes about two coats to achieve a creamy sheen colour on the nails. The formula isn't as great as the normal 60 seconds nail polishes but the colours are to die for
Pillowtalk is a pastel baby blue colour.
I really love this colour, it's so cute. I get compliments wearing this colour.
I took 2 coats to achieve this finish.
White Hot Love is a pure white. In the bottle there's sight of shimmers but the shimmers are barely there after applying the on the nails.
I took 2 coats to achieve an opaque white nail.
My friend kept teasing me it looks like I have used Tip-ex to paint my nails but I like it so I don't care.
I have been trying to search for a white nail polish since one that doesn't apply streaky is hard to come by. This applies streaky at the first coat but at the 2nd coat, it is an opaque white, so I think I will settle with this white nail polish.
They are pretty long lasting. Usually these Rimmel nail polishes last me for a week before it chips.
The nail polishes from the hypermarket are dirt cheap and they come in nice colours but yesterday when I went to the hypermarket, they are all gone and they didn't restock it at all.
The colour is pretty but they chip after 2-3 days which I can't complain for such cheap nail polish. It is still great it can last 2 to 3 days since I do washing quite frequently.
That's all I got for my haul this time. Pretty huge isn't it?
Thanks for reading till the end.