Mini online haul

March 26, 2013 | Beauty, Hauls | 7 Comments »

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Mini online haul


Sephora samples


House of Lashes order

A week ago I did a little online shopping. Retail therapy FTW? I mostly took advantage of the double points promo Sephora had going on. Except I was one of the lucky ones who got awarded TRIPLE points! So I ended up getting a Lancรดme Color Design Palette in Teal Fury, bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 The September Issue, OPI Color Blasted Turquoise Glitter, and a BUNCH of samples!

I also got 2 Lynnderella nail polishes in S.W.A.K. and The Stars In Her Eyes. And in case you couldn’t tell from my recent swatches I also picked up one of the new Illamasqua nail polishes in Speckle. I have gotten SO many compliments on that polish in the few days I had it on. But I’ll save that for the proper review.

All the way in back there you can see one of the new NARS Satin Lip Pencils in Lodhi. I seriously had to contain myself because I wanted them ALL! But with all the newer Spring/Summer collections coming up I really have to pace myself. So I settled on Lodhi which I thought would be perfect for Spring! Last, but certainly not least, I placed a small order at House of Lashes. I ordered the 2 pack Ribbon Eyelash Case and the Bombshell Lashes from the Goddess Collection. I can’t get over how cute the eyelash cases are! I don’t wear lashes often, but I do like to experiment and wear them out for special occasions. So it’s nice to have a cute little box to store them and keep them safe for when I do need them.

So there you have it! My mini online haul to keep me busy until the mega hauling I plan on doing VERY soon!

Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette

March 20, 2013 | Beauty, Clarins | 4 Comments »

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Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette with samples


Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette


Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette


Swatches: Clarins Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette

So this is my very first Clarins purchase! A few weeks back a friend of mine sent me a coupon for Clarins. So I took my $10 coupon code and headed over to the Clarins website to see if anything grabbed my attention. And there it was! The Iris Blossom Eye Quartet Mineral Palette! Isn’t it just the prettiest palette you’ve ever seen? Not only is it pretty, but the shadows themselves appeared soft. And they swatched as such! I tried my best to get the white shade to show, but I guess I’m just too fair skinned. It’s there though! If you look closely you can see the faintest amount of shimmery white.

I’m trying to work on my fear of plastering my face all over this blog. With that being said I’m going to try and post a photo of me wearing this very palette sometime this week. Maybe even today? But no promises! I’ll also try and swatch these wet so that you can better see just how beautiful these shadows really are. I probably should have done that in the first place, but truthfully I was afraid of messing up the beauty that is this palette.

So, do any of you use They sometimes have some nice beauty related coupons. What’s not to love about that?

My experience

March 16, 2013 | Beauty, Misc Reviews | 4 Comments »

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My lips haven’t been doing so well ever since I came down with the flu a few weeks back. Well, that and the crappiness that is Winter. So I’ve been searching for a really good lip scrub. Since I heard so many good things about Sara Happ I figured I’d give it a try. Of course I couldn’t find it anywhere around here so I placed an order online. If you click on the where to purchase link a bunch of online retailers are listed. I decided to go with Beauty Habit and I’m SO glad I did!

First of all, they accept PayPal as a form of payment. That makes things so much easier for me since that’s how I prefer to pay for my online purchases. The site itself is super easy to navigate. I was able to quickly find what I was looking for by clicking the Shop By Brand drop down menu in the upper right hand corner. Then, to my surprise, I noticed that the flavor I wanted was on special for $19.20 as opposed to $24! How cool is that?

Shipping was also super fast! I placed my order on a Thursday night and it shipped the very next day. I received it the following Monday! Even though I only ordered 2 items, my experience shopping with Beauty Habit left me wanting to tell the world how truly awesome they are. Take a look at the photos to see for yourself!


Beauty Habit order


Beauty Habit order


Hand written thank you card!


Hand written thank you card!


Sara Happ Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub


Jurlique Rose Love Balm

The hand written thank you card was such a nice touch! You don’t see too much of that these days. I also received a coupon for $10 off my next $50 order and a few cool looking samples. The samples included: an interesting looking body wash (I seriously love anything that is rose scented!) and a cream and shampoo (I think?) that I’m going to have to look into as I’ve never heard of them before.

I will definitely be redeeming that coupon soon! I highly suggest at least taking a look around Beauty Habit. There’s a wide variety of really nice looking products and the customer service is truly amazing!


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