November 29, 2011

November Haul!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend. Minh and I had a relaxing long weekend house, dog sitting for his parents and sister in Vancouver, Washington near Portland, Oregon. We spent a lot of time at his parents house cleaning the kitchen. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser does wonders when it comes to cleaning! We scrubbed the sink, the counters, and the cabinets. Minh describes his Mom as a pack rat hoarder so she has a lot of various dishes, silverware in the kitchen taking up space. We hid her older mix match silverware and chopsticks and replaced them with a new matching set. It was so hard to find the perfect set of silverware! We went to so many different stores, but finally found the set we liked on the last day we were there. : )

And..that's what we did this Thanksgiving weekend. lol We spent it together with 5 dogs while everyone else went on vacation to Denver, Colorado (where Minh was born). Haha
We would have gone, but Minh had work related obligations. I didn't mind the long weekend together though. It was really fun, quiet, and relaxing being away from the city.

Anyhow, this past month I've hoarded a good amount of lip products.
I just couldn't help myself! I've been pretty good at saving these past few months.
These lippies were a reward to myself this winter. ::smiley face::

[Cotton Candy, Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Tart, Tutti Frutti, Pink Truffle]

I'm still looking for Cupcake!

I'm really loving the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. They remind me of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lippies. They're very glossy and remind me a lot of a great moisturizing lip balm. I love the colors too, however they don't last that long. My favorite lip butter shade is Cotton Candy. I picked up Lollipop too (not pictured). :D
I'm also trying a new makeup primer.
Reviva Labs Makeup Primer to be exact. I read great things by several beauty bloggers so far.
I'll let you know how it works in a few weeks. I like it so far, it reminds me of Smashbox Photofinish primer, but more light, airy feeling.
NARS Honolulu Honey, and Barbarella (These are my idea shades in lipsticks) :D
I absolutely love both! I used my 20% off VIB coupon at Sephora to get these beauties.
Sephora Jewel Tone Ribbon Hair Ties. I've heard good things about these! They can double as colorful bracelets. : )

I also picked up the rubbery Goody hair ties (from the drugstore)..and OMG they pull hair like no other. It was so painful!
For some reason, I thought they would be no tug, but they're incredibly horrible. I'm disappointed in you Goody. SMH. lol

Revlon really stepped it u with the packaging for this collection! Now if they would only update and modernize those nail polish bottles!
I didn't go crazy over the new (probably not so new anymore) MAC Ice & Glitter collection. I picked up two lipstick because I REALLY like the packaging. It looks pretty in my makeup collection. Ditto!
MAC "Such Flare!"
MAC "What a Joy!"

I'm one of those people who feel like they look extremely awkward in a red or dark lip color.
I try so hard to find a dark red that I like, but it's so hard since I'm so used to my nudes, pinks, and corals. I'm stuck in a rut but making the effort to get out of it by adding these two into my collection. : )
Nail polish haul!
Essie Fiji
Revlon "Snow Bunny" <-- Isn't that a cute name?!
Essie's Bobbing for Baubles
Milani, I can't think of the name off the top of my head, but it's a pretty navy glitter polish with silver glitters.
Kevin Rose is on Jimmy Kimmel!! Woohoo.


  1. Hey Steph! Woah I haven't commented in a LONG time!!
    So jealous of your haul!! I <3 Barabella too!! Feels so nice on and looks even better! Although I'm being tight to myself and I'm "saving" it. LOL
    I've never seen the Sephora Jewel Tone Ribbon Hair Ties! Silly question but are they just like normal hair ties? I've never seen anything like it here in Oz!

  2. Hi Steph! I'm a longtime lurker. :) Just wanted to comment that I'm loving the buttershines too after I found out about them on MUA. I got the Peach Parfait, Creme Brulee, and Pink Truffle. So cheap and just as good as Clinique or Chanel! Happy holidays.

  3. I haven’t tried the Revlon lippies yet but if they are anything like the Rouge Coco Shines they sound good.


  4. Seeing everyone hauling the Revlon lip butters is making me so sad! I haven't been able to find them here in Canada yet! lol

    & the NARS shades you picked up are so pretty. Might just have to get my hands on those. :)

  5. Nice haul!!!!!!! Spending time doing nothing is refreshing isn't it? You have time for all your lippies! Gosh, what does Honolulu look like? What a gorgeous shade, Steph!!!!

  6. omg great haul!!!! i LOVE the Revlon Lip Butters! can't wait to see your review on them :D

    I have essie bobbing for baubles too. it's sooo opaque, only need 1 coat. i love it!

  7. What an amazing haul!! very comprehensive - love the NARS and Revlon Lip Butters!

  8. Revlon lip butter! I saw them today at my local drugstore, swatched and left. LOL Trying to restrain myself but it's becoming harder and harder now that I read all the good reviews about this product XD

    I love the NARS Barbarella lipstick! It's actually the only lipstick that I finished :D I hope you'll like it as much as I did!

  9. @Annie They're softer hair ties. I like that I wear it as a bracelet too because you can never have too many hair ties with you! lol

    I can't believe it took me so long to get Barbarella! It's a fabulous lipstick. :) Do you recommend any other NARS lipstick shades?

    @jeweliette23 Yay for fans of Lip Butters! I really want to snag Peach Parfait! They're getting harder to find now that everyone raves about them online. lol Thanks for commenting! It's so nice of you to say "hi!"

    @Victoria They're pretty good for a $6 drug store lipstick! Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

    @littlemissandrea Well come back to visit! :)

    @ShinyPrettyThings I haven't tried any of the polishes yet! lol I've hoarded to many and can't swatch them all in time!

    @JC I know you love your NARS makeup! :) Do you have any recommendations for NARS lipstick shades?

    @LittoMokaa You should get at least one lip butter! :D You know it will make you happy! Do you recommend any other NARS lipstick shades?

  10. I was only able to find a few of the Revlon Colorburst's in my area. I really want Strawberry and Cupcake!!



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