Holiday Haul - Makeup 1

OK, I promise I don't have too many more of these (I think there are only one or two more...unless you guys wanna see the non-beauty related stuff hehe) I tried to stick with buying brands that we don't get over here, and I think that's pretty much all I bought .So I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking to that! :)

Also, I'm experimenting with watermarking my photos. Not because I've had issues with them being stolen, I just kinda like the way it looks! Let me know what you think :)

 elf Complexion Brush, Etude House Duo Fiber Cheek Brush, elf Contour Brush
 
I'm so upset that the elf contour brush already has some misshaped bristles. But I guess I can wash and reshape it :) I haven't really used the Etude House brush properly yet, but the elf Complexion Brush worked really well to apply my MAC MSF.

 elf Eyebrow Kit in Dark, Elf Single Eyeshadow Raspberry Truffle, Etude House Petite Darling Cream Shadow #4(I think),  Etude House Petite Darling Eyeshadow GR602, Etude House Look At My Eyes Eyeshadow in Dark Pine


 Raspberry Truffle, Etude House Cream Shadow, Dark Pine, GR602

Raspberry Truffle is more of a dark, shimmery brown, which I love. I am not totally sure if that Etude House cream shadow is a primer or shadow! I love the gold undertones in the light green shadow (that didn't really show up on the swatch, grr) and Dark Pine looked like it would be great for a winter smokey eye.

 Ever Bilena Advance Sunset Cafe Palette, Wet N Wild Color Icon Trio in I Got Good Jeans, Wet N Wild Coloricon Palette in Lust



 Ever Bilena Sunset Cafe

 Wet n Wild I Got Good Jeans

 Wet n Wild Lust

  I am so impressed with the Ever Bilena palette. The shadows are almost a creamy texture and very pigmented. Not bad for being about 10 Dirhams! I Got Good Jeans does not have colors that I would normally wear, but I kept thinking about it and finally bought it. Lust is just gorgeous and I really love dark purples.

32 comments

  1. Gosh what pretty eye colours! I'm jelous ha-ha love the sunset colours the most -perfection!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  2. I know! I am so impressed by the pigmentation. I should've bought more, but oh well! :)

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  3. I love the green and brown shadow you swatched!! Nice haul!

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  4. So many pretty colours! Jealous of this haul!

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  5. What do think about the elf eyebrow kit? I've been wanting to buy it but I'm not sure how is it.

    www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow, you got some super pretty eyeshadows! I have the ELF eyebrow kit and loooove it! :) I love the look of the ELF contour brush, it kind of looks like one of the Samantha Chapman Real Techniques brushes. xx

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  7. Oooo great haul lady!  You picked out some nice things.  I am especially loving the etude items you purchased.  Yet another brand I must try out 

    xo

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  8. I actually really like it! I'm going to write a proper review on it next week, though. And I'll put up some pictures :)

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  9. Oh it's so funny you say that because I was JUST thinking about the Real Techniques brushes hahah maybe it's a sign I should get some :)

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  10. Thanks! Yeah, the Etude House products are really good! I even got some of their lip products :)

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  11. aussiebeautyreviewsSeptember 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Oooooo those swatches look so pretty!! Wish we had WnW here in Oz!!

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  12. Thanks! Yeah, we don't get WnW either. It really sucks and I wish I'd bought more stuff!

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  13. where can you get wet n wild, elf and etude house in Dubai? i'll be visiting there next week :)

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  14. Oh, you can't actually get any of those over here! I bought all of mine when I was on holiday in the Philippines!

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  15. lol yeah i figured after backreading your posts. silly me. hehe i'm actually in the Philippines but i'll be in Dubai on the 23rd for a couple of months and maybe longer if i get to find a work there. *fingers crossed* :) I saw from one of your posts that there's no Laura Mercier and Nars? omg. how about nyx cosmetics?:)

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  16. Yes, luckily we get nyx! Otherwise I'd probably cry hahaha Good luck with your job hunt!! We'll have to meet for coffee when you get here :)

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  17. yeah! thanks hun! take care! :)

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  18. I have to try Wet 'n' Wild's  I got good jeans. The colors remind me of a palette Chanel did years ago. Writing it down now.

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  19. Marie Elizabeth de CastroSeptember 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    hey hun! I just stumbled upon your blog and it's sooo cool that you're lovin the Ever Bilena e/s. I'm from the Philippines too and that cosmetic line is really dirt-cheap here in terms of the price but I've heard good reviews. :) I'll check more of ur posts♥
    http://eatblushlove.blogspot.com/

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  20. ooh I'll have to look up that palette to compare it! Let me know how you like it if you pick it up :)

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  21. Yes they're really good! I had some eyeliner from them before and wasn't really impressed. But now I've tried the Sunset Palette and the mousse shadows and they are great value for money!

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  22. can u tell me the location of etude house in dubai plz

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  23. can you tell me the location of etude house in dubai ???

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  24. Hi Guminam. Sorry I don't think they sell Etude House in Dubai. I bought these on holiday in the Philippines. prettyinthedesert.com

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  25. Excuse me, you bought this in etude house dubai?
    Where is it?

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  26. Sorry for the late reply! I didn't buy it in Dubai, I bought these things on holiday in Manila. I don't thin we get Etude House over here.

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  27. Where in dubai do you get NYX cosmetics (especially the lipsticks) from?

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  28. Hi Richa, the best place to find them is Beauty Bay in Mirdif City Center or Oasis Center :)

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  29. For people outside US or in US, you can get Real Techniques Brushes and ELF on iHerb.com for the U.S. price. Use code GFZ472 to get $5 off your first purchase of less than $40 and $10 off for purchases $40 and more (I get reward points if you use my code). The shipping charge is really low too ($12) and the package arrives within 3-5 days for international shipping and almost next day shipping for US. :) Hope this helps some of you in getting these brushes. Please visit my blog for more online websites that ship to UAE. http://beautybyayesha.blogspot.ae/2013/06/online-shopping-websites-that-ship-to.html

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  30. For people outside US or in US, you can get Real Techniques Brushes and ELF on iHerb (http://www.iherb.com?rcode=GFZ472) for the U.S. price. Use code GFZ472 to get $5 off your first purchase of less than $40 and $10 off for purchases $40 and more (I get reward points if you use my code). The shipping charge is really low too and the package arrives within 3-5 days for international shipping and almost next day shipping for US. :) Hope this helps some of you in getting these brushes. Please visit my blog for more online websites that ship to UAE. http://beautybyayesha.blogspot.ae/2013/06/online-shopping-websites-that-ship-to.html

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  31. For people outside US, you can get Real Techniques Brushes and ELF on iHerb (http://www.iherb.com?rcode=GFZ472) for the U.S. price. Use code GFZ472 to get $5 off your first purchase of less than $40 and $10 off for purchases $40 and more (I get reward points if you use my code). The shipping charge is really low too ($12) and the package arrives within 3-5 days for international shipping and almost next day shipping for US. :) Hope this helps some of you in getting these brushes. Please visit my blog for more online websites that ship to UAE. http://beautybyayesha.blogspot.ae/2013/06/online-shopping-websites-that-ship-to.html

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