(I'll admit, I'm usually not a fan of doing 'haul posts', because...uhm, nobody needs to know about my conspicuous consumption? But this post has been this month's collective beauty + decor purchases, and I just HAD to show the world the glorious Benefit perfume I picked up recently!! [And Rachel/Heart Ocean Secrets nagged me to post])
Dry Shampoo - I was running out of my
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes (x2) - This stuff is all I ever use...BECAUSE THEY KEEP SENDING ME COUPONS.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Liner - I picked this up on a whim because it was only $5 (on sale!) and since I prefer gel liners over pencils, it seemed like a good idea since I was pleased with my pencil Scandaleyes.
Essence 'Love Letters' Highlighter - I go berserk whenever Essence releases new collections, and even though I already have like, 6 of their limited edition highlighters...Y O L O.
Benefit 'Garden of Good and Eva' perfume - Benefit's perfumes were on sale at Shoppers, and JEEBUS, WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT THEIR PERFUMES??!!?! Scent lasts pretty long, and packaging is--dare I say, better than their makeup packaging? I snatched up Eva, described as a "crisp & fresh citrus floral" (but it just smells really fresh/floral/lily-of-the-valley to me, so idek) AND I AM SO IN LOVE AND WILL BE WEARING IT DAILY IN SPRING/SUMMER.
Illamasqua 'Sophie' - I went to Yorkdale with one of the BFFs, and lo' and behold, AN ILLAMASQUA STAND INSIDE THE BAY? I don't know why, but the Bay sells Illamasqua blushers for $5 cheaper than Sephora (I hope they don't notice!). I originally went there for 'Hussy', but when I swatched 'Sophie', I knew I immediately needed this pink coral with golden shimmer (O LOOK GUYS, ANOTHER PINK CORAL).
Also, if you don't have an Illamasqua blusher, well, you're really missing out because this powder is softer than a baby's cheek. (I say that with authority because I touched a baby recently)(That sounds creepy)
Clinique 'Peach Pop' - Not much to say about this, since I've previously featured it in an earlier post, but how does one resist that daisy design???
NARS 'Final Cut' - the 50th blush in my collection, and my first NARS blush! I knew I needed to grab this limited edition blush, and it's somewhat fitting, because it'll be the ~final~ blush I'll be picking up (hopefully) for a long while.
Topshop 'Flushed' - I'll admit, I'm starting to understand the hype with Topshop makeup. Plus, that polka dot pattern is too cute and reminds me of Easter eggs. (Previously mentioned here)
Brushes - Funny story, Steph from The Fantasia announced her blog sale last week, and let me say that I was frantically scrolling through the sale on my phone like a madman a few minutes before my class started because WHAT A SALE. (To me, it was like the Hunger Games in my mind/having my my penny-pinching side + big spenda side duking it out to see who ultimately had control over my bank account). I snagged the Real Techniques 'Multitask' and 'Expert Face' brushes, and the Sigma F80 brush (I've lusted for the F80 FOR YEARS, GUYS).
Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque - another unexpected purchase at Yorkdale Mall, because I went into Holt's and was like, "Oh look, they have Aesop here! What's that mask everyone talks about again?" So I went to the Apple store and looked up reviews before ultimately taking it home. (Fun fact, I found Daph's review on the first page when looking up reviews!)
(P.S. there's something pretentious about the word ~'masque'~ and you can't deny it)
NARS Radiant Creamy concealer - Somewhat of an impulse purchase, but then again, my current concealers aren't exactly doing their jobs. Expectations are high for this one!
Room decor - I love going to Target for seasonal bits because aren't those scalloped pails above gorgeous??? Only $1, and though I won't be using them to hold my brushes, they'll be making cameo background appearances in my other posts! I also picked up a plastic blue salad plate (shown in the blushes photo) because I have a Target plate obsession, and they make for beautiful decor.
So, what have you guys picked up as of late? ʘ‿ʘ