9/04/2011 / 22 Comments

Holiday Haul - Duty Free and Nails

I have so much stuff to show you guys! I'm going to break it up, so that I don't overwhelm you all with pictures :) Here's one part, some nail polishes and some things that I bought at Duty-Free on the way home.
 Clarins Eye Contour Balm, Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow G Bronze, Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow G Silver, Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer


I bought the eye cream when I was leaving Manila. I've been looking for a new eye cream for a while and this one has gotten some pretty good reviews. The shadows and moisturizer were bought in Hong Kong. 
I have actually been looking for an antioxidant serum to wear under my sunblock, but I thought this would work as well. 
I wanted something from Shu Uemura because we don't get it in Dubai. But nothing really stood out for me, except these babies! They're so pretty!! I can't wait to wear them :)

Now a funny thing happened at the duty free makeup store. The lady at the register refused to take my dollars because there was a teeny tiny tear at the top of! So I wasn't able to buy as much as I would like. I'm not sure if this is a normal thing, because it's never happened to me before. Anyway, the ladies at MAC were more than happy to take my money!

Sunbasque Sheertone Shimmer Blush, Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick, Medium Deep Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

I finally decided to try out the MSF Natural. I got Sunbasque because it's such a pretty every day color and I'm still very into shimmer. Tea Ceremony is a very pretty nude and it was the only one there that didn't seem to wash me out. I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing it a lot!

 G Bronze, Sunbasque, Tea Ceremony, G Silver

And here are the nail polishes I bought :) A lot of them don't have shade names, so I'll just list the brand.
Top Row: Etude House, Etude House, Etude House, Etude House, Majolica Majorca, Tony Moly, Caronia Fast Dry Top Coat.
Bottom Row: Caronia First Crush, Wet n Wild Blazed, Caress Blue R-102, Wet n Wild Clear Nail Protector, elf Fire Coral, Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue, Caronia Kwik-Dry 

 I tried to buy as many "fall and winter" shades as I could. I think I'm going through a bit of a blue phase!

 These were the travel packs from the flight. I thought these bags were so cute! They're by Agnes B. I got the blue one on the way over and the black one on the way back. I'm definitely going to reuse these!

The packs contained Murad products, which really excited me because I have been wanting to try them out.  The hydrating toner smells delicious!

Have you tried any of these products? I can't wait to try them all out! :)
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  1. That's a pretty huge haul :D , i like the Shu Uemura colors !!

  2. hahah I know. I went a little crazy because I had foreign currency to spend :) I love the shu Uemura ones too, the glitter is gorgeous! :)

  3. Amazing haul! I'm so jealous! lol I love the nail colours and the sheertone blush! x

  4. Wow this is a huuuuge haul. The nail polishes look great! Xxx

  5. Great haul! I love all your new nail polishes, they're so many :0 :). Oh and i really like the MAC blush as well. 

  6. GREAT HAUL :D I've just recently purchased the shu uemera eyelash curlers, they seem to work a lot better than any other eyelash curler i've tried xo

  7. I'm in love with the bronze shu uemura eyeshadow. gorgeous!
    Veronica xx

  8. Wow what a beautiful haul!! All this looks so classy and cute I want it in my life ;)


  9. The bronze eyeshadow looks absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Lovely haul! Those Shu Uemura eyeshadows are gorgeous!! That's so weird that they wouldn't take your money that had a tear in it! I know people who have had notes that have been sellotaped back together that shops have taken. xx

  11. Great haul.

    I love the travel packs, the bags are so cute. I also love the eyeshadows the colours are gorgeous. :)

  12. haha thanks! I can't wait to review everything and wear all the polish!! heheh :)

  13. hahaha I know, I am a bit of a polish addict :)

  14. Oh I love their curlers! I bought some a few years ago and they're still in great shape! They had a travel pack with two curlers in it, but I decided to get the shadow instead. Kinda wish I'd bought both though!

  15. Oh I know! It's almost like pressed glitter! :)

  16. hahaha I've never heard makeup described as classy hahah so thank you! :D

  17. I can't wait to wear it and sparkle away!! :)

  18. Yeah, it was odd. The lady at MAC couldn't even find what they were talking about! I had to show her and she was like 'oh, that's FINE!' hahaha oh well :)

  19. And they're so spacious too! Much cuter than the regular travel bags that just have the name of the airline on them :)

  20. Oohh, lucky... I need to go beauty shopping! Love all the new nailpolishes, can't wait to see how you use them! and the glitter!! :))


  21. haha yeah, I'm definitely done with shopping for a while :) I'm so excited to use the glitter, I've already got some looks planned hahaha :)

  22. lovely haul !
    i'm jealous ! lol just kidding ;)
    love all those nail polishes 
    hope you enjoy all your stuff <3


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