8/13/2011 / 33 Comments

Holiday Haul - 1

I wanted to share some of the stuff I bought this week. I figured it would be easier for me to make a weekly haul post than to post it all when I get home. But I'll put up proper reviews and looks when I am back :)

Up first, some stuff I bought at Duty Free when we left Dubai:

 Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid Sunkissed, MAC Blush PeachTwist, MAC Select Cover Up Concealer NC43, YSL Rouge Pur Shine #31 Tuxedo Pink

 YSL Rouge Pur Shine Lipstick #31 Pink Tuxedo, Soleil Tan De Chanel Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed, MAC Sheertone Blush in PeachTwist, MAC Select Cover Up Concealer NC 43

I just fell in LOVE with the Chanel illuminator. I tried it on my cheekbones and it looked gorgeous! Can't wait to use this at home. The lipstick was an impulse buy. It is such a pretty glossy pink and it seems to be little warmer than my Girl About Town. I thought PeachTwist was beautiful (I am going through a really big shimmer phase, again!) And I'm pretty much in love with anything that has Peach or Coral in the name! I needed some new concealer and have always loved the texture of Select Cover Up. I'm just not sure about how it will match up in the winter, but I can always buy another one :)

And here's some stuff that I bought in the city.

  ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Black, Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain Frenzy, Wet'n'Wild Natural Wear Lip Shimmer Spice, Wet'n'Wild Coloricon Palette Vanity

 Elf Eyeliner Pen, Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain Frenzy, Wet'n'Wild Lip Shimmer Spice, Wet'n'Wild Coloricon shadows Vanity

I was soo excited to find ELF and Wet'n'Wild!! I literally had to stop myself from running over there, like a kid! We don't get Just Bitten lip stains yet, either so I was excited to find them. I bought Frenzy, but I think it might be a little too red for me.

 Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo, Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Instant Repair Treatment. 

I have been wanting to try these for a while, ever since reading reviews online. I actually went to like three different stores to find these! Haven't tried them yet, but hair-wash-day is tomorrow, so I will definitely let you guys know how it goes! :)

 Celeteque Facial Wash, Dermaction Gentle Skin Cleanser, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sun screen, Nivea Sun Collagen Protect sun screen. 

I needed to get a cleanser because my waterless one isn't cutting it when it comes to Manila grime. Celeteque is for sensitive skin, but it dried mine out. Dermaction seems to be better, I think it might just be a generic version of Cetaphil. I haven't seen either of these sunscreens in Dubai yet, so I thought I'd try them out. So far, the Neutrogena one is OK, but it seems to leave my face feeling a tad greasy. I haven't tried the Nivea one yet, so fingers crossed! :)

 Wet'n'Wild Shine Nail Color Blaze, Stila Wonderful in Waikiki palette, Wet'n'Wild Shine Nail Protector

 Stila Wonderful in Waikiki Palette

 Wonderful in Waikiki swatches

I bought the nail polish because I needed to redo my nails, but I ended up getting them done at the spa. I thought Blaze was a good color to buy because it would work through to Spring. How cute is this Stila palette? I wasn't even looking for it, so I was excited when I came across the whole collection! I chose this one because of that gorgeous blue! These colors really are perfectly beachy!  Even the blush and bronzer make me think of an island :)

Well, that's this week's beauty and makeup haul! Oh, and I forgot, I have one more picture for you guys...


We no longer get Laura Mercier or Nars products in Dubai. I almost screamed when I saw this and immediately took a picture (like the loser tourist that I am! hahaha) Unfortunately, Laura Mercier didn't have the tinted moisturizer in my shade, and I'm waiting for them to call me. And NARS in Manila no longer carries cream blushes or shadows. So I'm going to have to go back when I have a think about what I want :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! :)

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  1. Fun stuff! Great haul! Look at those colors in the Stila palette?! The WnW lip shimmer looks beautiful!

  2. Great haul! I really wanna try the Soleil Tan De Chanel products. I use the Mac concealer in the same shade and its great under the eye! I wish they has ELF here too! They have such great products and the prices are amazing! Laylam.ae does a few of their products. 

    NARS is discontinued :O! I didn't know! I was saving up to buy a few things off my wishlist! Boo! :( xx

  3. Thanks! Oh, I know that blue in the Stila palette had me hooked! hehe :)

  4. I've seen ELF on laylam, but it just feels so wrong to pay so much for it! hehe
    Yeah, it's been discontinued for a while, but if you hurry you might be able to find a few things at Faces in Dubai Mall, the one upstairs by Bloomingdales :)

  5. Yea, I suppose. I just got my sister to order it for me in London and my friend was nice enough to bring it Dubai lol. Oh cool! I will defo go have a look! Thanx! xx

  6. Ahhhhhhhhhhh a Laura Mercier & NARS Store!!! Girl I woulda screamed & jumped around like a child!!!! Don't leave Manila without getting something from those stores.. Seriously!!

    The Chanel illuminator looks lovely! I'm on the hunt for a highlighter.. Was looking into getting Benefit's Moon beam or high beam which I had a while ago..

    Awesome awesome haul lady! Keep em coming ;)

  7. Great haul! I have the Vanity palette and love it, such a bargain for the quality!

  8. looks like you are having a ball! OMG your haul is amazing I want to hear how the shampoo and conditioners work out and be careful with your just bitten balm it snaps so easily x

  9. Lovely haul! I love the look of the YSL lipstick (what a beaut colour!) and the Stila palette :) xx

  10. Why didn't I discover your blog sooner?!!!

    Putting you on my blog roll!! 


  11. Hahaha I know! I was like 'what are the odds that they'd be right next to each other??' I'm definitely getting some stuff, don't worry! The Chanel Illuminator is gorgeous! I can tell we'll be good friends hehe :)

  12. It really is! I was amazed by how great the texture of the shadows is! :)

  13. Oh no way. That sucks :( I thought it was really weird that it doesn't go down. Or maybe it does and I haven't figured out how to work it yet? heheh :)

  14. I know! That lipstick was love at first sight lol. I can't wait to get home and have an excuse to wear it hehehe :)

  15. hahah aww!!! That's so sweet of you!! Thanks!! I'll add you as well. If you're interested, you can find a bunch of other local beauty bloggers at mebeautybloggers.blogspot.com. There are a couple more, but I haven't updated the list yet lol :)

  16. Just found your delightful blog all the way from Spain (altho' I am from the UK). Love your posts (as we have a similar skin tone which makes it easier to buy your recommendations!)
    Love the Chanel Illuminator. Do you use it over foundation or not? Would also love to hear the results of your hair wash with Organix. The coconut repair looks good enough to eat ;-)
    Am now following also x

  17. Hi Vanessa!! I'm glad you came across the blog! :) According to the sales assistant, the Chanel Illuminator can be worn over foundation, or mixed into your foundation. I tried it on bare skin and it looked gorgeous, so I can imagine that a dab along the cheekbones, on top of foundation, would look even better!
    I'm going to try out the shampoo tonight! I'm excited to see how it all works lol :)

  18. Great haul, those products are lush.

    Sadie xx


  19. This is a great haul Aseya!

    Kisses, Melanie

  20. I absolutely love the Soleil tan de Chanel, my fav illuminator..
    Great Blog Hun, I'm a new follower

    MiMi xoxo


  21. looks like you made a great haul!  so pretty!

  22. Thanks! I can't wait to put together some looks hehe :)

  23. YSL lipsticks are amazing!


  24. I know, I am worried that I may have a new addiction now! hehe I just love the packaging :)

  25. Hello! Don't you just love the wet n wild lip shimmers?!?! I love them! I have Berry and Sugar. I loved this post!


  26. I love this haul~ You got so many great products! I luuurve YSL lippies~!

  27. from what mall is this taken?:) i'm from the Philippines.

  28. Oh I totally thought I had already replied to this! Sorry! Thank you for following :)

  29. Sorry! I didn't realize that I had missed some replies :( You know, it was hard to pick them out because they didn't have any testers! But I am amazed by the quality because they're almost like lipsticks!

  30. Hi Toni, it's from Glorietta in Manila! :)

  31. what mall is that ? (the last picture) and where did you find the keratin shampoo ? xx


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