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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Nordstrom Haul (Jan 2021)

Everyone and I mean everyone, won’t shut up about Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum.

With that being said, it’s pretty expensive.

So, after months of humming and hawwing, I decided to get the Travel Spray Trio.

I probably could’ve found it locally, but for that price, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t getting an expired or close to expired batch.

I found it on Nordstrom and since I was ordering it anyway, I picked up a few more things, to make it worth the shipping fee. It was not.

The latest reiteration of Angel Perfume shipped separately. Also, one of the perfume samples shipped separately.

I mean, imagine paying several Kuwaiti Dinars for a perfume sample (the one-time-use ones) lol

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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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ColourPop (Dec 2020)

It had been almost a year since my last order with ColourPop and they were having their end-of-year sale (bunch of stuff significantly reduced in price) so I placed an order with them on December 28 2020.

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US Bath and Body Works Holiday Haul (Dec 2020) – Part 3

Towards the end of the year, everything was significantly reduced in price at the US Bath & Body Works so I had to place an order with them.

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US Bath and Body Works Holiday Haul (Dec 2020) – Part 2

Towards the end of the year, everything was significantly reduced in price at the US Bath & Body Works so I had to place an order with them.

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US Bath and Body Works Holiday Haul (Dec 2020) – Part 1

Towards the end of the year, everything was significantly reduced in price at the US Bath & Body Works so I had to place an order with them.

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H&M Collective Haulage (December 2020)

December 6

Turns out, I end up saving a lot of money when I’m stuck indoors for most of the year (not going out to expensive events and dinners every night).

What did I do with all that money I saved? I turned right around and spent it shopping online.

A vast majority of the money was spent on H&M.

Their website was a joke (as with most websites in Kuwait, so I can’t really fault them for that).

In fact, despite contacting them several times, clearing the cache and cookies and attempting to change my password several times, I still ended up having to create a new account, because I got locked out of my old one (hence a few missing hauls).

Aside from that, their packages would arrive undamaged, neatly packed and usually didn’t take too long (which is more than I can say for some *cough* Centrepoint *cough*).

H&M Sports Leggings were bomb! I could not recommend those enough!

I’ve always loved their Wide Trousers and their Jeans/Jeggings and their Joggers/Sweatpants as well!

They had a nice variety of T-Shirts and Hoodies and Jumpers and Jackets too!

Basically, H&M had some great basics!

Their Shoes and Accessories were hit or miss though (usually miss lol) but as always, I did manage to find a few gems!

July Collective Haul (here)
August Haul (here)
October Haul (here)
November Haul (Part 1) (Part 2)

On December 6 2020 I placed my final H&M order of the year.

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Victoria’s Secret Haul (Nov 2020)

Like I said in Chef LuLu – Part 8 post (here), on Nov 29, after my quick shopping spree at Sephora (haulage here), my friend and I grabbed dinner at Cheesecake Factory and headed home.

On our way back to the car, we noticed a long line of people waiting outside Victoria’s Secret, so we made plans to check it out the next day, together.

Back home, I stayed up past midnight doing a little more online shopping.

The next day, Nov 30, my friend went ahead to Victoria’s Secret, without me.

She’d ditched me the day before at Sephora to go eat.

Even though we had planned to go together to Victoria’s Secret the next day, I kept trying to get a hold of her but she wouldn’t take my calls.

Instead, she’d reply with looong overly detailed voice notes (which was so annoying because I really didn’t need a blow-by-blow).

This was the second time she’d ditched me in two days. I had to let her know this was not normal behavior.

I didn’t mind her not wanting to go with me (in fact, we needed some time apart), but I did mind that she’d made plans with me and didn’t follow through.

She apologized and dropped off x2 Pink Shopping Bags at my place (as a way of making amends for going shopping without me) on her way back home.

As far as I was concerned, as long as she didn’t do it again, all was forgiven.

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Eyeko Haulage (Nov 2020)

I was sick of all my Mascaras (aside from the ones from Essence and Lancome) not working for me!

I could get as creative as I wanted with my Eyeshadows and Eyeliner, but it was effectively pointless if my lashes were not on point.

That’s why I decided to revisit an old-school favorite (reviewed here)!

Rather than purchase it from a third-party seller, I decided to check out the official Eyeko website.

As luck would have it, apparently Eyeko were having this promo at the time (if you spent $40 online you got a Free Gift).

The Free Gift was the Lash Alert Cushion Curler & Lash Alert Mascara Duo (Worth $28.00) which retails for $25

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