A Lil Beauty Haul

A little hauling never hurt nobody except my wallet

One of my holy grail products that I feel like I never talk about is the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face BaseI’ve been using this for about a year (or more), but don’t talk about it much because my travel size of it is on its last legs, and I just haven’t gotten around to buying a backup. Luckily, a family member of mine was traveling to Qatar and their Duty Free had a buy 2 get 30% off deal going on so she snagged one up for me. Unfortunately, the 2 Tom Ford products and Diptyque perfumes I wanted were out of stock so pardon me while I cry superficial tears over what could have been. On the bright side, I have this full sized back up, and it leaves my skin moisturized and refreshed so I’m excited to have it back in my routine.

Because I *really* need a new toner (sarcasm), I picked up the Skin Laundry Balancing Antioxidant Toner. My justification for picking this up is that I’m working on a post all about antioxidants so I wanted to have more recommendations to share with you guys.

Even though I have a full size of the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra GelI picked up their Rise + Glow duo, which has deluxe sizes of the B-Hydra as well as their super popular C-Firma Day SerumVitamin C is an ingredient I love so I wanted to test this one out and compare to some others I’ve used.

I finished up The Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc Serum so I decided to pick up a backup when I was placing my order for their Serum Foundation and Virgin Marula Oil, both of which were f i n a l l y  back in stock. And because I’m a free shipping or “goodbye” kinda girl, I picked up the Niod baby metal spoon so I could qualify for free shipping. Money well spent, though.

Since I’m kind of having a love affair with Burberry makeup, but still want something quick to do my makeup with, I picked up their Contour PenNot that I necessarily need it, but the pen form pulled me in like bait, and I bit.

And, because I’m a sucker for Ulta sales, and the fact that they now carry NARS, I *had* to pick some stuff up during their most recent 20% off sale. The NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer is a formula I’d wanted to try since it’s launch so what better time to pick it up? Also, the NARS Soft Matte Concealer had also been on my wishlist since its launch so again, it had to be mine. Lastly, the ever popular YSL Black Opium is another product that has been on my wishlist for a long time so this sale was the perfect time to just go for it.

Have you hauled anything recently? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I just bought the Nars Seaside Diffusing Bronzer not too long ago! I’ve been enjoying the formula, and it looks really pretty on the skin!


  • No *that’s* what I call a haul!! I need some Drunk Elephant in my life! xx


    • Haha I went a lil overboard, but living life on the edge is always nice :)

  • Sam

    I’m actually trying NOT to haul things and save some money to revamp my wardrobe and get those shirts I’ve had since elementary school outta there. I have the rise + glow duo though, and I’m surprised how long they last! Plus who can say no to the cutest little pump packaging??

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

  • LMAO @ free shipping or goodbye. I can certainly relate to that. I haven’t really bought anything in a while now apart from The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid serum. Would love to try their foundation though. Nice haul :)
    Coco Bella Blog

    • LOL free shipping is life. How do you like the HA serum? I’m not in love like I thought I’d be.

      • I don’t have dry skin so I wasn’t really expecting drastic results. Having said that, I quite like it. It’s not a magical, jaw dropping product but it works alright. Did it not work for your skin?

  • Great haul! I need to try the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base now and I’m also very tempted by the Burberry Contour Pen, I will be interested to know what you think about it!


  • Imogen

    I lovee reading hauls like this! I just got put on medication for my skin to unfortunately my skincare routine has to be drastically changed- meaning less goodies to try! It will all be worth it in the end, though!

    Oh and pleassee let me know what you think of the ordinary serum foundation! Xx much love

    Imogen, http://www.faux-silk.com

    • Ahh but at least your skin will be sorted :). I definitely will! I need to start testing it asap.

  • I remember using this Bobbi Brown moisturiser ages ago and loved it plus it smells so beautiful too x


  • Haha! I am the same, either free shipping or buh-bye! LOL! I need to repurchase Niacinamide, didn’t love it when I was using it but miss it as soon as I finished the bottle. How do you like the Burberry Contour pen? I am tempted to purchase.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • same! I didn’t love it, but missed it haha. I haven’t used it yet, but will report back :)

  • Such a nice haul! I really wish drunk elephant skincare was accessible in the uk. Such a shame! I also want to try the nars soft matte concealer too x

  • I am so a “give me free shipping or get out” kind of girl too! So rude when companies make their free shipping threshold really high though, I hate the idea of paying like $10 just to get the products to me and will always wait til there’s a couple of items I want before placing an order to make sure I get that free shipping. And I’m far more likely to place orders more often if there’s free shipping all the time or if the threshold is like $25 or something. And now that you’ve shown me that NIOD spoon I totally want one for masks and stuff like that, such a good idea and super affordable too!


    • Yes!!! Anthropologie shipping rates drive me nuts!! The NIOD spoon is so cute and handy :)

  • So many goodies! I’ve spent way too much to my liking lately, so it’s back to saving at the moment. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the NARS concealer! A ton of people say it’s really good!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Girl…YES to the Vitamin Enriched Face Base. I have been loving this gem of a cream for 7 years now and even though I wince a little when I repurchase, I still love having a jar in my stash at all times. Its so nourishing, uplifting and just a delight to use xxx

  • Maiya Newey

    I really want to try the Vitamin Enriched Face Base! x

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk