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New York Haul




I didn't end up making it to any sort of outlet (except a Nordstrom Rack, where I didn't buy anything -- are you proud?!), so this haul is much smaller than I anticipated.  That said, I'm excited to not have completely depleted my budget in the first few days of the new year -- snaps for that please!

I mentioned BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone several times over, but have I mentioned exactly how much of a pain in the ass it is to find in Toronto?  There's only one Sephora that I know of that sells BECCA, and they are constantly and consistently out of stock.  I swear, the first time I bought it, I checked back every week for six weeks, and called at least twice a week.  Obsessive compulsive? Only a little.

When I checked out at the line, I found that I had enough points to score the Peter Thomas Roth Best Face Forward 500 point perk.  It includes a gel cleanser (I'm not usually a fan, but I'm excited to try this out), a peel, and a mask.  I have the mask on right now, and I think it could be a new sleeping mask favourite! More to come on that after I've tested more thoroughly.

I also received the 2015 Sephora birthday gift even though my birthday was last month so I technically shouldn't be getting it until December...oh well.  It's two minis of NARS Lip Pencils, which I've never tried before.  I'm liking the look of the red though (NARS Cruella).

Also, a product I've been dying to get my hands on but has also been out of stock when I nosey down to the States is Milani Liquif'eye Eye Liner, now rebranded as Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil -- first impression? I used the entire tip in my first application, so I feel like it'll run out really quickly.

I randomly stumbled across a parfumerie on 4th street where a lovely lady helped me create a custom fragrance.  It was a pretty cool experience -- she asked me to choose four fragrances I liked, and gradually the scent family grew to about 11 different smells.  I am the absolute worst at describing fragrance, but it's a combination of the lily of the valley,  something fruity, and butter. Not actually, but that's what it reminds me of.

Finally, my prized possession and sole goal for this trip: the ONA Roma camera insert. I don't even want to confess exactly how I'd been storing my camera before this, but it was little more than an American Apparel circle scarf and a fabric tote if I wasn't being lazy.  With this new camera bff, I can turn any of my handbags into a camera bag and not worry about it.  Took it for a test run this week and it worked beautifully.

That's all folks!

12 comments :

  1. Yay for not depleting all of your budget! Great finds - I didn't even know you were in New York! I'm pretty excited about this year's Sephora birthday perk, I've wanted to try the matte pencils for ever.

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    1. Was there for just a couple days, I have a vlog on my YouTube channel :-) so excited to try these nars pencils !

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  2. I can definitely emphasize on haunting down BECCA products especially in Sephora. They're constantly out of stock! And creating your own fragrance...not bad indeed :)

    www.recalcitrantgirl.com

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    1. Omg it's actually so frustrating because I'm paranoid I'll be without it if I use it too quickly.but at the same time I'm just depriving myself if I don't use it when I want. Beauty probz amirite?

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  3. Nice haul! I can't wait to see lip swatches of your new NARS lip pencils.

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    1. I'll be sure to let you know when those go up!

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  4. That's a great haul! Sephora did good with the Nars set this time! I'm interested to know about the peeling gel because so far I've read mixed reviews.

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    1. I tried it the other and didn't think it did much after I washed it off. Thing is, when I put on the cucumber mask it stung a little so it definitely took off a layer

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  5. What a lovely little haul! I've heard great things about that Becca highlighter and you're going to love Cruella! One of my fave reds. You definitely showed more restraint than I did last time I was in NYC ;)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  6. Nice picks, how lovely to create a custom fragrance, I'd like to do that though am terrible with describing scents so would probably end up with something strange ;)

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  7. Love the haul and restraint! :) I went (kinda) nuts in NY lol

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