Haul Time! Nailpolish, skincare and Make up

Happy Monday everybody! I've been slacking in the Mani Monday department lately and I was totally planning to do a great one today, but if you follow my instagram, you know I was rocking a great red mani and I just didn't want to take that off. It didn't help that yesterday temperatures rose to 20 degrees Celsius and all I wanted to do is soak up the sun! So I decided to head into town, do some shopping and park my behind on a chair in the sun.

So no mani today, but instead you get to see all the good stuff I picked up yesterday and I also have some new polishes that landed on my doormat to show you!

First up: mascara! I love mascara and am always on the hunt for the perfect one. I heard a lot of great stories about Essence mascara, so for under 3 euro, I wanted to give it a go! But which one? I couldn't decide, so of course, I got them all. I know... I have issues...
I will be doing a comparison between all of these, so more details about them later!

I wanted to try the Origins brand for a while, but didn't know where to start, so yesterday, I asked for some help at the store and a lovely lady helped me pick out my first product: Checks and Balances frothy face wash. I've used this a couple of times already and so far I really like it.

I also received 2 Origins samples, Make a Difference moisturizer and Out of Trouble face mask.

MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW15. I'm blessed with incredibly dark circles underneath my eyes, so a good concealer is a definite must for me. I've tried a lot of concealers, but they either vanished after a couple of hours, didn't give me enough coverage or dried my skin out.  I tried this in the store and it covered my circles really well, without being to heavy, so I'm looking forward to giving this a good try and fingers crossed this is my perfect under eye concealer!

Elie Saab Le Parfum, eau de parfum intense. I received a sample of this fragrance in my Beauty Box a few months ago and loved it so much, I went out and got the full size. I'm terrible at describing scents, so I'm not even going to try, but it's an intense (duh!) scent, not for everybody I think, but if you like your perfume to not be floral or sweet, give this a sniff. And just look at that gorgeous bottle!

I also received a sample of the new Elie Saab scent, L'Eau Couture and I love that too, it's just a bit fresher than Intense.

While at the perfume counter, I heard they had a discount if you bought 2 scents, but I only wanted one. So I bought one of those dispensers for your bag and had that filled with Issey Miyake Pleats Please.

I received a Bvlgari sample with my Origins face wash, really love the scent, it reminds me of oranges.

Lush Lemony Flutter. Stupid Lush... nearly gave me a heart attack by telling me they don't have Lemony Flutter anymore. It took them a full minute to add the "at the moment, because we had a problem with the delivery and it will be back in about 2 weeks" part. Luckily, they did still have the tester and where kind enough to give me a little bit to ty me over.

I finally got my hands on a teeny tiny Benefit Porefessional sample. I wanted to try this primer so bad, but I didn't want to spend the hefty price tag, only to find that I didn't like it. So I just asked and received a baby sample. So far, I love it!

And last but not least: nailpolish!

I already showed you one of these beauty's, China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener. That is the star of the show in my book, but actually I love all these polishes.
From left to right: Grass is Lime Greener, Petal to the Metal, Thistle do nicely, What a Pansy, Little drummer boy, Sugar Plums and yes, I did decide to pick this one up: Live.Love.Carnaval.

One of my favorite sellers, Color4nails, started selling Zoya and I was over the moon! Finally, I don't have to ask my friends for favors anymore if I want Zoya polish (thanks again Holly!). Of course, I had to get just a few...
From left to right: Odette, Stevie, Arabella, Sunshine and one that I've had on my wishlist for so long, but I could never get my hands on it: Roxy.

That's it for my little haul, I hope you enjoyed seeing how I spend my money :D
Would love to hear about your most recent splurge in the comments!



  1. Great haul, can't wait to see what mascara you like best ;) Have fun with your new goodies!

  2. Oh my lots of goodies!! Buy all the mascara!! I totally would have done the same! Yay for easier access to Zoya! When I looked online the quote was outrageous and I hope Holly found a better way! We all need Zoya in our lives!!

    1. I totally agree, I've been loving all my Zoya's so far!