Sephora Haul (Jan 2021)

The entire time that I was there, I kept thinking that Sephora just hits different, when you don’t have someone constantly nagging you to leave the place (like my previous visit, here).

I had an absolutely delightful time while there!

The stuff I got was a split between items from Sol de Janeiro and items from the Sephora Collection. Oh and a Beauty Blender (that changes color). The rest were all samples.

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MAC Haul (Jan 2021)

I used to be obsessed with MAC, even way before I started this blog.

I used to follow all their new releases religiously.

Once the latest collection reached the country, I’d hunt down the items I wanted, hitting up several MAC stores back to back.

I’d haul entire collections (almost every single item) at a time!

For the past 5 year or so, my interest in MAC slowly dissipated.

I no longer kept up with their new releases. In fact, there’s currently a countdown on their website to what might possibly be a Stranger Things Collection coming soon and I could not care less.

For the past few years, I’ve rarely even set foot in a MAC store, except on very, very few occasions.

However, my beloved Mineralize Skinfinish in the shade Give Me Sun! had completely run out.

I wanted a fresh one, so I decided to order it online, from the U.S. MAC website.

That came with its own slew of issues but more on those issues at the end of this post.

Now on to the good-good!

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Sigma Haul (Jan 2021)

It had been a minute since I’d ordered some Makeup Brushes from Sigma.

So, when I got an e-mail for a 20% off coupon code, I figured what the hey, and placed another order with them on January 2021.

Some of the the soon-to-be-discontinued item were already reduced in price too.

I didn’t even bother with taking this stuff out of the packaging because they arrived around the time I was starting to feel sick.

That said, aside from the two which have been discontinued (you can still google them to see what they look like), the rest are still available for purchase on sigmabeauty.com

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Haul (Nov 2020)

Rather than pay a little extra money for possibly older products at our local Sephora, I figured I’d pay less money for fresher products, directly from the Anastasia website.

– 30% off all Brow Products
– 30% off all Palettes
– 50% off Glow, Contour Kits and Stick Foundation
– Add a Brush for $10
– Free Collectible Case with the purchase of 2 Palettes

As you can see, they had a ton of deals and promos at the time, and the ones shown are just the ones I took advantage of.

I picked up x2 Eyeshadow Palettes and x2 Liquid Lipsticks and x2 Makeup Brushes a Contour Stick and a Mini Setting Spray. The rest were all Brow Products.

Oh and Anastasia ships directly to Kuwait so I ordered these straight to my doorstep.

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ColourPop 30% Off Sitewide Haul

Every year, I place an order with ColourPop during Black Friday/Cyber Monday (we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in my country, so the two are pretty interchangeable for me and I keep mixing them up lol).

I’d already have a mental list of stuff that I’d been lusting after, from all their many releases throughout the year and during Black Friday/Cyber Monday they’d usually have a 30% Off Sitewide, which makes it the perfect time to purchase those things from my list!

In fact, I’ve been ordering from ColourPop during every Black Friday/Cyber Monday consecutively since 2016!

I picked up 5 Pressed Powder Shadow Palettes (9-pan) granted one was out of stock as a single (Going Coconuts) and had to be purchased as a bundle that came with 2 Eyeliners (Créme de Coco Set) and another was part of the 3pc Ulta Exclusive (Night Owl).

Unlike their previous bundles and sets where I usually owned at least one of the shades, since I hadn’t purchased from ColourPop in a while, there was no chance of me getting a repeat product (the shades were all new to me), meaning I could finally indulge!

I picked up 3 of those Midnight Masquerade Bundles from yet another Disney Designer Collection and a Blush + Lite Stix Duo (In a Twitter) from the Bye Bye Birdie Collection and a Just a Tint Lip Duo (Coconut Kiss) from the Coconut Collection and 2 Faux False Lash Bundles (3pc each) one from the Bye Bye Birdie Collection and another from I dunno’ lol

I also got a Tinted Moisturizer and Concealer from their new Pretty Fresh range and stocked up on some Brow Stuff and Tools including a Dual Ended Brow Brush and a Sharpener. Lastly, I got 2 Lippie Pencils and an Ultra Matte Lip and an Ultra Glossy Lip.

That said, most of them could be purchased individually. I was just saving $$ by buying them as a bundle.

The prices for everything will be listed below (all the way at the bottom of this post).

Not gonna’ lie, I was a bit disappointed by the fact that even though I purchased them as sets and bundles, most of the items arrived in separate packaging (like they normally would if you purchased them individually).

Only Coconut Kiss and In a Twitter and the Disney Midnight Masquerade Bundles arrived as actual sets.

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1st Morphe Makeup Brush Haul

On December 1st, I placed my first online order with Morphe!

I used to eye up their eyeshadows, back when they were just $2 each, but never actually ordered anything from them. I saw them grow and grow as a company, but wasn’t really tempted to purchase anything… until they released the Morphe X Brittany Bear 360 Nose Contour Collection.

However, rather than purchase it for full price, I decided to patiently wait for a sale or some sort of promo. At the time of my order, they had a 25% Off coupon code, which I used. Since this was my first time ordering from them, I decided to pick up a few (well, just the two) Makeup Items, while the rest were all Makeup Brushes (x20 individual ones) that I’d been lusting after.

The layout of their site was easy to navigate, had realistic photos that you could zoom in on and helpful reviews left by other customers.

The subtotal of my order was $114 with free shipping, plus an additional $10.16 for tax adding up to $124.16 in total.

Aside from the box that they came in getting a bit banged up, everything arrived safely intact.

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Makeup Revolution Brush Sets Haul

The Autumn Perfumes Exhibition took place at Mishref Fair Grounds (Halls 5,6,7,8) during October 24 and was meant to end on November 6, but was extended to November 9 (because… weekend).

I hit up the Makeup Revolution counter, hoping to purchase the newer Conceal & Hydrate Concealer, but they only had the older Conceal & Define Concealer. They didn’t have any of the newer Tasty Eyeshadow Palettes either.

Just as I was about to leave, I clocked some cute rose gold-y Makeup Brush Sets and was told that they were on sale hence dis.

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ELF Summer Haulage

ELF were having a 50% off Sale, but only on select items (mostly Tools and Brushes and some of their less expensive products).

As usual, none of the newer items were included. So, I used up my Beauty Reward Points (every $1 spent at ELF = 1 Beauty Point) to activate the “Choose Your Own Sale Day” (15% – 25% off) option. That way, I could purchase the other items I wanted (that had not been included in the 50% off Sale) at a discounted price too! I also used up my Beauty Reward Points to redeem several items (got them for free).

I listed both the original price and the reduced price, next to each item and in parenthesis listed whether the item was part of the 50% off Sale or if I had used “Beauty Points” (ELF’s Loyalty Program). Instead of being $175 the total was $100.75 (well, $109.69 with tax) which was KD 30 (about KD 33 with tax).

Shortly after I placed this order, ELF released a whole slew of new products. So, it’s safe to assume that every time they had a 50% Sale, they were most probably going to be releasing new stuff, soon after.

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Laura Mercier Master Class Colour Essentials Collection 3rd Edition

Every year my awesome friends and family will gift me a bunch of cool stuff for my birthday, which I’m super thankful and appreciative of (for? of? I dunno’), and this year (Dec. 2018) was no different. I don’t really feel the need to post about each and every single gift, for several reasons (some are sentimental and therefore private, while others I choose not to show because they’re unique and I would like to remain somewhat anonymous lol).

For my last birthday, I got the usual Flowers and Chocolates and a Perfume Gift Set (haulage here) as well as a Handbag and a bunch of random stuff including an actual Poke Ball Plus (meant to be used with the Pokemon Go app) lol while the rest was mostly Jewelry. The coolest birthday gift I received has to be hands down the AKRacing Pro Gaming Chair (photos here) which was gifted to me by my brother!

That said, my uncle’s darling of a wife, gifted me this Laura Mercier Master Class Colour Essentials Collection which I couldn’t not show (y’know on account of this being a makeup blog and all lol)! It’s not in pristine condition, because I couldn’t resist digging my claws into it and swatching everything as soon as I’d unwrapped it!

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Sephora End of Year Haulage

I was at Sephora (here) shopping for a birthday present for someone who was extremely difficult to please. Normally, I’m awesome at anticipating what people would like, but with this dude, it was next to impossible. In the end, I went with Cologne (safest bet) and hoped for the best!

Also, much to my delight, they’d brought out even more stuff for “Beauty Friday” (discounted items) including the Cologne I ended up buying as a birthday gift (not shown because I already gave it to him)! I’m positive they hadn’t been on display the first time around (here)! I quickly snatched up several of the items I’d been lusting after (some on sale and some not on sale).

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