Haul #16 (Low Buy 2018; 1st Update)

I want to preface this by directing you to my previous haul post (link here).

I set MYR 50 per month for all things cosmetics related this year so as of June, I have about MYR 300 to spend. Let’s see if we went over budget… Hahaha!

I usually zone in on particular hauls with an emphasis on where I purchase the products from. I will still do that but go by order from top left and go buy products instead.

Masks;

First three underneath, MYR 3 each, purchased from Sasa warehouse sale (labels are all in Chinese so I couldn’t make anything out). TOTAL: MYR 9

Next two that shows the letters Stra, purchased from Althea clearance sale (product no longer available on the website), original price; MYR 4, purchased for; MYR 1.85. TOTAL: MYR 3.70

Last one, Yoghurt Mask Pack, purchased from Althea clearance sale (can’t seem to find the product on the website any longer), original price; MYR 3, purchased for; MYR 1.50. TOTAL: MYR 3

(TOTAL MASK PRICE: MYR 15.70)

Grape lip essence purchased from Althea clearance sale (can’t seem to find the product on the website any longer), original price; MYR 15, purchased for; MYR 7.50.

Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Face Mist, purchased from Althea, original price; MYR 16, purchased for; MYR 14.40. TOTAL: MYR 28.80.

L’Oreal Micellar Water, purchased from Aeon Wellnes, original price MYR 35.90, purchased for; MYR 24.90.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Shade 332, purchased from Guardian, original price; MYR 49.90, purchased for MYR 24.95.

Shade 338, purchased from a charity sale, original price; MYR 49.90, purchased for MYR 17.60.

TOTAL FOUNDATION PRICE: MYR 42.55

NYX HD Concealer, purchased from Sephora, during sale, original price; MYR 26, purchased for MYR 20.80. TOTAL: MYR 41.60.

WetnWild Mascara, purchased from Sasa warehouse sale, original price, MYR 24.40, purchased for MYR 10.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, purchased from a charity sale, original price; MYR 39.90, purchased for MYR 13.70.

Essence Volume Stylist Mascara, purchased from Watsons, MYR 16.90.

Abbamart Easy Drawing Eyebrow Pencil, purchased from Althea (product sold out), original price; MYR 12.00, purchased for; MYR 6.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, purchased from Watsons, original price; MYR 14.90, purchased for; MYR 11.80.

Brush Soap, purchased from Instagram shop (@soapybuddies), price; MY 33 including shipping (noticed my expert photo editing, took the picture separately and edited it into the main picture ๐Ÿ˜› ).

Flutter Hand Cream, purchased from Guardian, MYR 5. TOTAL: MYR 10.

 

TOTAL SPENT: MYR 262.45

YES! I am MYR 37.55 under budget!!!!

I’ll perhaps post one more in a couple of months. Look out for that! I hope I can do better!

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No Buy 2017 Second and Final Update (Haul #15)

I’m giving myself a pat on the back!

I’ve been doing pretty well!

No makeup purchased since the original Beauty Blender (which was something I gave concession for even with the No Buy challenge). I broke ONCE for a lip balm which isn’t exactly makeup.

The pictures are in two parts because I didn’t expect more stuff to be compiled after I wrote this post. First draft of this post only had the first picture.

Previous haul post link (Haul #14 here).

I know you see the Essence Blush trio there, HOLD YOUR HORSES! That was a gift! By my blogger friend Lakshmi (author of Big is Compatible link here). Price MYR 21.90.

Purchased from Guardian, Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner dual pack. Price; MYR 28.20 (purchased because I was completely out of toners; funny enough, individual bottles were on sale for MYR14.50 and even then, the dual pack is cheaper).

Unicorn brushes; RM 1.00! (A YouTuber offered a code to purchase these brushes at RM1 via an online shopping app). Brushes are pretty poor quality but the bristles are surprisingly soft. Would have only regretted it if I paid any more than RM1…

These following stuff I got a little later.

Purchased from Guardian

LipHop Honey Moist royal jelly lip balm, original price; MYR 13.90, purchased for; MYR 9.90 (I caved in with this one because 95% of the lip balms available at local drugstores are by Rohto which owns The Mentholatum Company. Don’t believe me? Check it out next time, you’ll probably see logo of either Rohto or The Mentholatum Company on most of the lip balms sold at Watsons and Guardian. Besides, I loved their face washes; click the link here to see an example; so I wanted to check these out).

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel (pack of TWO), original price; MYR 31.30, purchased for; MYR 28.90 (FYI, a single tube costs MYR 20.90!)

HOLD UP!!!!!

The NYX Wanderlust Envie De Voyager Lip and Eye Collection… AND the Makeup Gallery Gorgeous Flawless Foundation… were gifts from a lovely friend of mine, Emma, from the UK. Hi Emma *waves*!!!!!!

 

Come January 2018, I am going to keep this up, although not as strictly. I’m gonna make it Low Buy 2018.

I’m going to set myself a budget of MYR50 per month for makeup and cosmetics.

Let’s see how that goes! Wish me luck!

Haul; Collective Haul (#13)

How apt, on Black Friday, I post a haul! ๐Ÿ˜›

Forgive me God! I HAVE SHOPPED………… EXTENSIVELY!!!!!!!!!

Let me tell you this was the most I have bought in a very long time and although it has been quite a while since I’ve posted a haul, there’s no reason for one person to buy THIS much! Except addiction! AND NO! I DON’T NEED HELP!!! *sniffs new mascara still in plastic package*

I am not ashamed... No, I am not, I'm not, I'm not, I'm not! I'M NOT!!!

I am not ashamed… No, I am not, I’m not, I’m not, I’m not! I’M NOT!!!

STILL NOT ASHAMED! YOU HEAR ME! STILL NOT!

STILL NOT ASHAMED! YOU HEAR ME! STILL NOT!

These were gifts... Gifts... OK!

These were gifts… Gifts… OK!

Moving on….

Guardian Haul

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Catrice Eyeshadow in 350 starlight expresso, original price; MYR 14.30, purchased for; MYR 4.80

Silkygirl Expert Brow & Nose Shadow in 01 Dark Brown, purchased for; MYR 18.90

Cathy Doll Ice Cream Magic Blender (makeup sponge) original price; 23.90, purchased for; MYR 20.30 (if you follow my blog you know this tragic story, if you don’t, link here)

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, original price; MYR 14.50, purchased for; MYR 9.90

Maybelline Micellar Water, original price; MYR 24.90, purchased for; MYR 19.90

 

Watsons Haul

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, original price; MYR 14.50, purchased for; MYR 9.80

Essence I โค Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base, purchased for MYR 14.90

Esence Extra Longlasting Eyeliner Pen in 01 Black, original price; MYR 13.90) and Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara (original price; MYR 18.90), purchased both for MYR 18.90 in a bundle pack

 

Aeon Haul

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Naisture Face Masks (I didn’t see the original price), 4 masks for MYR 10

IN2IT Waterproof Eyebrow Colour, original price; MYR 22.90, purchased for; MYR 19.00

 

Sephora Haul

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Paco Rabanne Black XS EDT (my very first love affair in a bottle since I got a sample of it in 2005, never did bother purchasing it until now), original price; MYR 310, purchased for MYR 248 (during the black card 20% off sale), I paid only MYR 198 because I had a Sephora MYR 50 gift card (it was a gift and you will never know!). ๐Ÿ˜€

NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown, original price; MYR 45, purchased for MYR 40.50 (with my point accumulated 10% discount)

Sephora birthday gift; blusher (so pretty)!

 

Elianto Haul

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3x Elianto Mono Eyeshadow in 01 White, 13 Cocoa, and B138 Espresso, purchased for MYR 9.90 each.

 

Daiso Haul

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I always get a bottle (or two) of this when I’m in Daiso and I see it (that’s a total of 5 backup bottles so far), in fear of it running out of stock in Penang as it often does. MYR 5.30 each

 

Bath and Body Works

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I love this!!! Fine Fragrance Mist in Wild Madagascar Vanilla original price MYR 73; purchased for MYR 38 (I KNOW RIGHT???!!!!!!!!!)

 

Insta shop

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Upon advice of my other blogger friends I purchased this from Thameen by A (@thameenbya) and it was definitely much more affordable than buying it at the retail store that carries it here in Malaysia, purchased for; MYR 50 + MYR 8 shipping

 

Golden Rose

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Dream Eyebrow Pencil in 302, original price; MYR 20, purchased for MYR 18.90

 

Mr. DIY Haul

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2x clear plastic cosmetics organisers (only one showed in picture), purchased for MYR 19.50 each

2x metal pen holder, purchased for MYR 3.50 each

 

Forever 21 Haul

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Single + double tweezers + makeup sponge, MYR 15 each, buy 2 free 1 promo, DON’T BUY THE SPONGE (regret post link here)!!!

 

Bag of Love (subscription bag)

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I MEAN, HOW ADORABLE IS THAT BAG!!!???

Local subscription bag that I was intrigued by. They’re a no commitment, subscribe as and when you wish kind of a deal so I ended up purchasing this one because it was only MYR 49.90 plus shipping! I’ll show you close up shots because I have never tried any of these brands and I have no idea how much they cost!

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The product I was most excited about!

The product I was most excited about! I have yet to slather all around my eyeballs but I CANNOT WAIT!!!

Some premixed coffee, tea and cocoa beverage mix in a beauty bag! YESSS!!!! I LOVE! I've already had the chocolate and the cafe latte! Delicious!!!

Some premixed coffee, tea and cocoa in a beauty bag! YESSS!!!! I LOVE! I’ve already had the chocolate and the cafe latte! Delicious!!!

It is a Malaysian subscription bag so obviously Malaysian readers who want to get their hands on their next bag, go ‘like’ their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BagofLove/

 

GIFTS!!!

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Pulled this picture from my Instagram (follow me! DUH! @harivain). Got this from my glam squad member Lakshmi and Geetha! I did a collaboration post with them for Halloween, check it out, link here. I don’t know how much these cost because they were gifts and I’ve never purchased these before.

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Essence Mosaic Blush in 30 Kissed by the Sun, MYR 15.90 (birthday present by blogger friend Lakshmi)

Essence Make Me Brow, in 02 Browny Brows, MYR 12.90 (gift from Emma, a newfound friend from the UK)

How gorgeous are those brushes and the packaging too!!!

Already wrote a first impressions on this (link here). I won this via a giveaway, MYR 139.00 (shipping rates separate)

 

PR Stuff

I didn’t put this in the big picture because I forgot! ๐Ÿ˜›

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I got this via BFF, an online community of beauty reviews. Used it for a week and reviewed.

My profile link; http://www.bffsays.com/user/daran30

Product review link; http://www.bffsays.com/review/view/5097

It is not a paid review. I was sent this in exchange for an honest review.

Haul; Collective Haul (#8)

As much as I love buying makeup, I have come to realise, if I am not using something up, it seems like a complete waste of resources. And I am also looking into getting more high end makeup.

That doesn’t mean I am going to stop buying! Hahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

I am just being a little more calculative when buying makeup nowadays.

Which is why this collective haul isn’t like I used to do it.

It is significantly smaller!

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Urban Decay All Nighter, travel size; MYR 55 (Sephora).

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Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water (I have said that I would not repurchase this in a past post; link here; but this was at a very VERY good price so I thought why not and I do like the product), original price; MYR 19.90, purchased for; MYR 13.95 (Guardian).

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Nano White Fresh Mattifying Moisturiser, original price; MYR 21.50, purchased for MYR 18.30 (Guardian).

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Biore Cleansing Water, original price; MYR 35.80, purchased for MYR 28.25 (Watsons).

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Essence Mono Eyeshadow, in 12 black is the new black, MYR 7.90 (AEON Big) &

Essence Make Me Brow eyebrow gel mascara in 02 browny brows, MYR 12.90 (AEON Big).

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Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner in 01 Natural Brown and 02 Dark Brown, original price; MYR 20.90, purchased for at an introductory price; MYR 17.80 each (Guardian). I have already written a First Impressions post on this eyebrow pens (link here).

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Haul; Collective Haul (#6)

Although collective, this wasn’t a big haul, even considering the fact that my last collective haul post was in October 2015! I might as well have participated in a low buy challenge huh?

Anyway, my picture settings have changed and I would like some feedback. I am loving it so far.

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There are also products sent to me for reviewing purposes. So, as I usually do, here’s a breakdown.
Products sent for review

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This is a range of products from the brand Paula’s Choice. Popular YouTubers like Tati and Wayne Goss have used and raved about it. I have already been using them and I love it so far (review coming up soon!). In the mean time, if you have heard good things about the brand and want to try it but don’t know where to purchase them here in Malaysia, you can order them from Facial Room Malaysia. Just visit their Facebook page and website for all the information.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Facial-Room-Malaysia-544260578966164/

Website/blog: http://facialroommalaysia.blogspot.my/

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I have previously mentioned Muffin Beauty; an online beauty review community in Malaysia. I am a member of their Beauty Club. They recently had a makeover and changed their name to BFF -Asia Beauty and Style (link here). To commemorate this upgrade they sent out a package to all their Beauty Club members with come skincare goodies. The one featured here is the Neesya Brightening Night Rejuvenator. There was also a face mask and some other samples.

Watsons Haul

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3x Lipice lipbalms (I’ve already opened, used and reviewed one; link here), original price; MYR 10.50, purchased for; MYR 5 each.

3x Collection Cream Puffs in Angel Delight, original price; MYR 21.05, purchased for; MYR 10.50.

IN2IT Long Wearing Eyebrow Liner, original price; MYR 18.90, purchased for; MYR 17.00

Maybelline Crayon Liner in Brown; MYR 13.65.

Maybelline White Superfresh Liquid Powder; MYR 29.90 (this is far too light for me but I wanted a limited edition Maybelline brush set that came with the purchase – picture below – so basically I paid MYR 29.90 for a set of 3 brushes ๐Ÿ˜› ).

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AEON Big Haul

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Both Essence products.

Make Me Brow; MYR 12.90.

Essence Mono Eyeshadow in 17, No Cream No Sugar; MYR 7.90.

 

Sasa

Revlon New Complexion One-Step Makeup, original price; MYR 58.30, purchased for; MYR 40.80.

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Guardian Haul

Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water, original price; MYR 19.90, purchased for; MYR 16.90.

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Mydin Haul

Essence I โค Stage Eyeshadow Base; MYR 12.90 (MYR 15.80 at Watsons).

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Indian shop Haul

I say Indian shop because I have forgotten exactly which shop I bought this from. However, if you are familiar with this brand, you would also know that these products are usually available in Indian shops (Cash N Carry). I bought it from Little India in Penang. Little India is commonly referred to certain places in Malaysia with a heavy concentration of Indian specialty shops.

Franch Moisturizing Cream (200 ml); MYR 9.90.

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Also, I would like to share an amazing giveaway by a fellow blogger, Stashy. Stashy actually inspired me to do my 2015 Collective Product Empties post! Hi Stashy!!! Do head over and join her giveaway! Giveaway post link here. Was supposed to pingback this on my last post but I forgot *facepalm*.

Haul; Collective Haul (#4)

As I have said in my past haul posts, this is in no way to brag or show-off, however, since my blog tagline does read SharingisCaring, I’ll keep posting my hauls.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

This is a collective haul, so stuff I have bought since my last haul post. This time around a lot of the stuff in the haul were won from giveaways. Yes, plural. Hehehe.

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Giveaway prizes

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The first I shall share is the prizes I received for a giveaway hosted by the gorgeous Sabrina N. Azmi whose blog is called SabbyPrue (link here). She’s a Malaysian blogger and YouTuber (YouTube link here) who writes about beauty, lifestyle, events, fashion, and even travel and food! She’s amazing and do congratulate her if you drop by her blog because she just became a momma a couple of weeks ago!

I have a picture montage of my unboxing.

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A closer look.IMG_41391. Innisfree Whitening Pore Cream, 50ml; MYR 115.

2. Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum (2015 Limited Edition), 160ml; MYR 120.

3. Lancome La Nuit Tresor EDP (Deluxe size), 7ml, I think this is a deluxe sample so I couldn’t find the price.

4&5 were surprise extras I realised only when typing this post out. They both look like deluxe samples so I couldn’t find the prices.

4. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, 3 grams.

5. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, 15ml.

6. Chulip Lip Balm, I love this stuff! I even wrote a review for this in the past (link here).

7. Make Up For Ever Duo Artist Eyeshadow. They are refill palettes that one has to fill individually. Each eyeshadow is MYR 63 and the empty palette is MYR 20++ (couldn’t find exact price, sorry).

8. Lancome La Nuit Tresor Precious Body Lotion, 50ml; price, I couldn’t find, sorry!!!

9. L’oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Lipcolour in Rose Symphony; MYR 42.25.

10. Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara; MYR 12.60.

11. 2 x MYR 50 Sephora vouchers!

She does this giveaway every year around her birthday so do follow her! Who knows you may just be her next winner and you can see she obviously does not hold back with the gifts!

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I did my version of “The Power of Makeup” tag (link here); a tag popularised by NikkieTutorials. I’ll just attach the picture here.

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The post was prompted by a competition hosted by The Body Shop Malaysia that I joined. I won the competition (along with two other winners) and these were the prizes that I got.

IMG_41371. French Lavender Massage Oil; MYR 99.

2. Wild Rose Hand Cream; MYR 59.

2. Camomile Cleansing Butter; MYR 69.

Thank you The Body Shop Malaysia!

#3

This was a giveaway by Chu Lip Malaysia and it was the easiest thing to enter and win! The giveaway is closed now but did share it on my Facebook page when it was announced.

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This one wasn’t technically a giveaway but it is courtesy of Muffin Beauty which is the largest beauty review community in Malaysia. Being part of Muffin Beauty would mean you post reviews on product you already have or one that you redeem from them. Redemption is available when you become a member of their Beauty Club. Steps to become a Beauty Club member and all the information is in the website and of course products you redeem is yours to keep!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Muffin Beauty link here.

I have been hearing so much rave reviews about the Bioderma Cleansing Water and of course I redeemed it when I saw that a sample size bottle was being given out for redemption!

IMG_3823eIf you browse through my Instagram pictures you’ll see a comparison picture between this teeny tiny 20 ml sample and my full sized Biore Cleansing Water and see how adorable it is!!! I have used it and it is very similar to my Biore Cleansing Water but does feel softer on the skin and not as bitter as the Biore.

Oh, just FYI, not everything you redeem from Muffin Beauty is sample size. In fact, most are full sized products, the Bioderma is currently the only sample sized product being handed out for redemption.

 

Guardian Haul

IMG_42491. Aiken Tea Tree Oil Toner; MYR 5.70.

2. Catrice Liquid Liner, original price; MYR 16.90, purchased for; MYR 9.90.

3. Inspired by CK One Generic Perfume, original price; MYR 14.80, purchased for MYR 14.00 (don’t judge me, I love perfume generics).

4. Oxy Anti-Blackhead Face Wash, original price; MYR 13.90, purchased for; MYR 10.90.

5. 2x Nivea Skin Conditioners trial size, 50 ml (normal skin and dry skin); MYR 2.90 each.

6. Eubos Hand Cream, trial size, 25 ml; MYR 7.90.

 

Watsons Haul

IMG_4180Vaseline Spray Moisturiser, original price; MYR 24.80, purchased for; MYR 22.

Essence Precise Eyeliner Brush; MYR 9.40.

 

Sephora Haul

IMG_41721. Urban Decay Primer Potion, deluxe sample size, 5ml; MYR 48.

2. Tarte Gifted Mascara, deluxe sample size, 5ml; MYR 34.

3. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London; MYR 30.

4. Stila single eyeshadow in Chinois; MYR 30.

 

Etude House Haul

IMG_41732x Play 101 Pencil in 49 (colour is represented on the box, which is dark brown), original price; MYR 46, purchased for; MYR 20 each.

Easy Brow Pencil; MYR 20.

 

Aeon Big Haul

Yes, Aeon Big! They carry Essence products in Malaysia and let me tell you they are stocked and they carry so many Essence products most Watsons do not carry!!! And I found these two gems there!

IMG_4195Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara; MYR 12.90.

Shading Powder; MYR 16.90.

If you are a makeup enthusiast you are already have this expression on this face, ๐Ÿ˜ฎ When did Essence have these things and that brow product looks very similar to a higher end product!!! So run! Try them out! I am about to do a first impression post on the Make Me Brow next.

 

Other Hauls

IMG_4196This is the L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss (MYR 35) in Fleur (GLG833) which is not a gloss but in actuality a liquid lipstick that dries down completely matte. I bought it at a place called FS Boutique which is situated about a 10-15 minutes drive from where I live. It is a darker nude peachy colour.

FS Boutique; IG shop link here and Facebook link here.

Address;

Frontage, Unit 2-03A,

Medan Perniagaan Pauh Jaya,

13700 Prai, Penang.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with them nor am I paid to do this.

 

Breena Beauty Haul

IMG_4159I have already written an entire first impressions post (link here) about these two gorgeous things so do click on the link to find out price, how to purchase and everything! Sorry that they’re dirty. ๐Ÿ˜› I purchased these by the way.

 

AND FINALLY

No, no more additional stuff. Gave these stuff to mom because I don’t think I am going to be able to use them or I already have these products.

IMG_4144I purposely attached this picture because I wanted you to see how exquisite the Lancome perfume packaging is! I mean, how gorgeous is that bottle?!

Haul; Collective Haul (#3)

God, forgive me for I have shopped!

Anyway, as always, I want to emphasise that my haul posts manifest with no ill-intention. My blog tagline is #SharingisCaring so I’ll keep posting my hauls. This is a collective haul so stuff that I have slowly collected over a period of time (since I posted my last haul post). I had some extra cash this time around due to a competition I won. Keep reading and you’ll know everything you need to know about it. So, here goes.

Quite a damage. I know! DON'T JUDGE ME!!!

Quite a damage. I know! DON’T JUDGE ME!!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Competition Haul

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I guess I’ll get this out of the way then. This was the content of a goodie bag I won via a competition that was hosted by the beautiful Emily Quak. Along with MYR 500 CASH courtesy of L’oreal! She’s one of the more popular beauty bloggers in Malaysia and she’s got over 68, 000 subscribers on YouTube! You can check her blog out at http://www.emilyquak.com/ and her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/emilyquak. I posted a pic on my Instagram here when the goodie bag came in the mail. Follow me on IG (link on the sidebar)!!!

Since this is a prize, I got the prices of the products from the Watsons website.

1. True Match two way powder in N7 Nude Amber; MYR 68.31 (too light for me, would need to test it when I do makeup favours).

2. Color Riche Extraordinaire Lipcolour in Fuchsia Orchestra (106) and Orange Tempo (300); MYR 42.25 each.

3. 2x Keratin Smooth shampoos are 70 ml bottles, more like sample sizes so I couldn’t find the price.

4. Super Liner Gelmatic liner in Turbo Turquoise; MYR 42.25.

 

Guardian

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1. Silkygirl Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner (my review here), purchased for MYR 10 (I only bought this for the limited edition appeal in the chrome packaging).

2. 4x Catrice cosmetics Absolut Eyeshadow in 080 (Go, Charlie Brown!), 790 (I Wear My Plum Glasses At Night), 820 (Lilac Maniac), and 870 (On The Taupe Of The Matt Everest), original price; MYR 15.90 each, purchased for; MYR 11.15 each [I used MYR 10 cash voucher which knocked the price down to MYR 8.65 per shadow].

3. Simply Men SPF20 Lip Balm, original price; MYR 8.27, purchased for; MYR 7.00.

4. Guardian Ultra Moist Lip Balm, original price; MYR 10.35, purchased for; MYR 5.15.

5. Lipice Apple Lip Balm, original price; MYR 10.45, purchased for; MYR 8.90.

6. Catrice Prime and Fine primer, original price MYR 24.90, purchased for; MYR 22.40.

7. Catrice Sun Glow Matt Bronzing powder, original price; MYR 21.90, purchased for; MYR 19.70

8. 2xCatrice brushes, Smokey Eyes Brush and Duo Eyeshadow Brush (both are dual ended brushes), original price, MYR 15.90, purchased for MYR 14.30.

9. 2xGuardian Ponybrown Hand Cream Set (3 hand cream tubes in each set), original price; MYR 19.90, purchased for MYR 9.95 [additional MYR 5 off with cash voucher knocked the price down to MYR 7.45 per set].

10. Silkygirl Big Eye mascara value pack (mascara + 25ml Gentle Eye and Makeup Remover), original price; MYR 25.90, purchased for; MYR 19.70

 

Elianto

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1. Activewear Mascara (a beauty assistant at my local Elianto booth told me it is a new mascara), original price (according to the beauty assistant); MYR 39.90 (I couldn’t find the price online so I am just going on the beauty assistant’s word), purchased for; MYR 10 (from purchase with purchase offer).

2. Skinlike Compact powder original price; MYR 39.90, purchased for; MYR 11.95.

3. Splendour line single pan eyeshadow, original price; MYR 10.90, purchased for; MYR 6.50 (shoutout to Malaysian beauty blogger Ieyra for suggesting this colour; blog link here).

 

Watsons

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1. 2xL’oreal Revitalift Day Cream original price, MYR 7.90 each, purchased for MYR 10 (promotion; 2 for MYR 10)

2. Biore Perfect Cleansing Water (I LOVE this stuff!!! I saw this on the clearance counter because the pump was missing and grabbed it!!!), original price; MYR 35.30, purchased for; MYR 17.65.

 

Etude House

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Brush 130 Contour (in the pink package; since it was so soft and fluffy I bought it for blending eyeshadow) price; MYR 51 and 110 Dual Concealer, price; MYR 49. I bought it during their buy one get one free promotion so I paid only MYR 51 for both.

 

Mr. DIY

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1. Laneila makeup brush (it is an angled brush perhaps like a contour brush which was so surprisingly soft when I touched it!!), price; MYR 9.90.

2. False eyelashes, price; MYR 10.90.

3. Mirror (so cute!), price; MYR 2.80.

4. 2x Red baskets, price; MYR 2.50 each (you only see one but I bought two).

5. 2x Green baskets, price; MYR 1.50 each (again, I actually bought two).

 

India Haul

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A little back story, mom recently went to India and I had one request, buy me Himalaya lip balms!!! And YES, she did! The lipstick one is INR 100 (which converts to MYR 6.50) and the tube one is INR 30 (which converts to MYR 1.95!!!!!!! WHAT????!!!!! I paid MYR 3.90 for the exact same one!!!!).

 

Free Samples

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The two Cetaphil ones came in the green box and I got it for doing a survey online by the brand. The Rosken Skin Repair Cream came in a magazine.

 

H&M

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I have Fiona from street-love.net to blame this on but no regrets! Price; MYR 24.90.

 

The Body Shop

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This was a monthly promotion by Digi, for 50% off. A tiny bit goes a long way and I layer it with other perfumes. Original price; MYR 59.90, purchased for; MYR 29.95.

 

 

I left my more more exciting purchases to the end… ๐Ÿ˜€ These things have been on my wishlist for a very long time!!!

 

Sephora

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The NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, price; MYR 24 and the Urban Decay All Nighter makeup setting spray (30ml), price; MYR 52.

 

And finally……..

MAC

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It is the first MAC Viva Glam lipstick. This lipstick was at the top of my wishlist. Why? Let’s shed some light on this. As you may know, the Viva Glam lipsticks are usually celebrity endorsed and that is the case with the first one too. And the first EVER MAC Viva Glam lipstick was endorsed by Rupaul Andre Charles! He is a legendary, wait for it, DRAG QUEEN! Yes my friends! The original MAC Viva Glam was endorsed on the basis of freedom of expression and being true to yourself. I also happen to love that the Viva Glam proceeds go to the AIDS cause. And that colour has a dupe that I always use for my dance makeup!!! WIN-WIN-WIN!!!