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August 25, 2014

A weekend beauty haul.

So I wrote my 100th post and then abandoned the blog for days. Typical. I am back though and its the eve of the best day on the planet. My Birthday. Except that this year I wont be celebrating much and if Im honest I've got the birthday blues. That does not in any way take away from the fact that it is the best day of the year though!

What do you do to get rid of the birthday blues? You spend money that's what you do. You shop. And if you really want to get rid of the birthday blues, you shop for stuff to make you pretty. Anyway on to what I bought.
All the items:

It wasn't a very expensive haul. I am generally a loyal MAC girl but I didn't make it to the MAC store and I wanted some options to dress myself up for the day even though all I have planned is breakfast with the parents. Also I know there is one questionable item in the pic above and Ill explain the reason for the purchase below.

Jordana Lip out Loud #104 -BFF

Jordana Lip out Loud #103 - XOXO

Maybelline Fifth Ave Fuchsia 160

Maybelline Luminous Lilac Color Elixir 030

L'oreal Voluminous Million Lashes 
(I have this already but needed to replace it)

Crest 3D Whitestrips 

Phillips Milk of Magnesia

I love all the items so far. I did try them all just for kicks and they are all cute. I already own the Voluinous million lashes but mine needed to be replaced since it was drying up. So now for the million dollar question. Why did I include a ummm ... laxative in my beauty haul?  I find that when I apply my makeup I tend to become oily underneath and before to long my makeup does not look as fresh as it should. So I googled and youtubed solutions. It is alleged that a little application of Mr. Phillips up there can prevent that problem. We shall see. Anyone else heard of this? Or used it? 

Before I clipped all the items to Polyvore I actually took a picture of the haul ... so here is the courtesy iPhone pic ... failed attempt at photo staging and all :).

I did purchase one other item but totally forgot to include it ... I bought this nail colour:

Sally Hansen Insta-dri - Instant Iris 480

PS - I absolutely love that nail colour and it really does dry VERY quickly!!!

What do you think of my haul? I didn't bust the budget or anything. All pharmacy items and reasonably priced (save for the crest and the Sally Hansen). It didn't completely wipe away the birthday blues but it sure did help!!

Today I have a spa appointment for a Brazilian (TMI ... and also ouch)  after which I will shop for an outfit to wear on my Birthday tomorrow, for the simple fact that I buy myself an outfit every year. On Friday, me and my mummy (yes mummy) are heading for mani pedis together. Beauty and Birthdays just go together.

Did you splurge on anything this weekend?


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  1. I've never heard of using or tried using Phillips lol but either way, let us know if it worls! Oh and Happy Birthday WEEK :))))))

  2. yes. i shared that on my blog about 4 years ago. one of my most-pinned items.

  3. Everyone loves a good make-up haul. I am saving money so I can't buy anything new... blah

  4. screw the birthday blues! thats lameo. spending money for the win lol. i have never heard of the phillips thing, you'll have to let us know how it goes! i have been wanting to try the crest strips again, i think i tried them once and it didnt work for me :(

  5. How do you like the L'Oreal mascara? I've been eying that one. Those 3D whitestrips are worth the price. I find they work really well.

  6. I have not heard of the Phillips thing..would love to hear your thoughts after you have tried it a few times!

    I love getting new male up and playing!!! All of your choices look fun!

  7. You'll have to tell me how that Philips things worked :) xxx

  8. I have never heard of that trick but I'm curious to hear if it works! Happy early birthday!

  9. I never heard of the Phillips trick before. Great Haul!

  10. Buying yourself a new outfit every year for your birthday sounds like a great tradition and one I want to start! Have the best birthday!!

  11. I love the birthday outfit tradition! I went a little crazy shopping for my birthday this year, so now I need to cool it. Lame. ;) Never heard of the Phillip's trick, sounds intriguing!

  12. Ooooh pretty lip colors! And I used to be an AVID beauty vlog watcher (I still zone out with a couple of gurus I love every now and then) and I've heard just about everyone swear by the Milk of Magnesia trick. I've personally never tried it because I tend to be more dry/combo and drugstore primer handles the slightly shiny t-zone well enough, but again I've heard it works wonders. Let us know! :) and happy day before your birthday!!

  13. Oh guuuurl did I splurge this weekend. 2 new pairs of shoes, 4 scarfs, 4 rings, and several hair bows. Don't tell Pete b/c if you do I may need to come stay with you for a while. ;P
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY EARLY! (Although who the hell tortures themselves with a wax on their birthday?!?! haha)

  14. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I usually get the birthday blues as well <3


    You should definitely splurge on your birthday! But, a laxative? Weird...I have never heard that before. Let us know if it works! Also, a Brazilian - OUCH! I have never had my hoo-hah waxed before but holy hell I bet it hurts.

  16. Happy birthday!! Have you tried the Crest strips before? I have been looking a whitening strips lately, but don't know if they work.

  17. Happy Birthday!!! I really want to try the Jordana lip colors. I went a little spending crazy too but it is early birthday to me, mine is on Saturday. You can celebrate your birthday watching part II of the Bachelor in Paradise. It is on tonight. ;)

  18. Loving the lip colors! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. No birthday blues! You have a fabulous time spoiling yourself and shopping girl! I love all your fun pinks that you got! I have heard of the MOM trick before but haven't tried it. Definitely let me know how it works out! Hope you have a wonderful birthday girl! xoxoxo


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