Friday, August 17, 2012 haul

just wanted to share a few recent purchases from i used the promo code summerbeauty to get 20% off... not sure if this is still active but please let me know if it works for you. below is a video describing the products i purchased... please continue to scroll down for photos. :) comes out with promotional beauty bags every few months. i was alerted to this season's here comes the sun cosmetic bag and the promo code by candice of mirror image. it was a great deal at $30 (or $24 after applying the promo code) for over $150 worth of product so i had to pick one up. here is what was included in the bag:

- faux leather orange cosmetics bag (embossed with, two-way zipper, inner pocket)
- atelier cologne in orange sanguine (sample size)
- nail tek crystal file in pink (mini size) - value of $11.50
- cargo lash activator mascara (sample size)
- nyx cosmetics xtreme lip cream in nude peach fuzz - estimated value of $7.99 to $9.99
- lippy girl cosmetics organic mineral blush in tongue in cheek - value of $16.50
- it cosmetics bye bye pores airbrush bronzer - value of $29
- boscia vanilla blotting linens - value of $12
- mèreadesso lip treats in clear - value of $28
- perricone md face finishing moisturizer - value of $79

except for the atelier cologne and cargo mascara, all products were full size!

i wanted to take advantage of free shipping (with purchases of $50 or more) so i also picked up two products from a line i've been meaning to try. i chose the paul & joe creamy cheek powder in 02 kitten. this is a really beautiful light pink shade with a subtle shimmer that translates into a dewy glow on your skin. this product is buildable and lasts a good part of the day (i could still detect the blush after 8-9 hours at work). i am also loving the compact and plan to use this as a mirror when i finish the blush.

last product i picked up was the paul & joe nail enamel remover. i was really drawn to this glass bottle because i could picture it sitting in the pottery barn cubby organizer i picked up earlier this year. it fits perfectly and the bottle is even prettier in person. it's got a nice weight to it and i plan to refill it with (inexpensive) nail polish remover once it's empty.

have you picked up any new beauty products recently? i'm thinking i may need to enforce a beauty ban in september and october.


  1. Thanks for linking me here too!

    I love those Paul and Joe products. The blush is such a great colour and the bottle of the nail polish remover looks like a fancy perfume

    1. no problem!! :) the packaging of the paul & joe products totally hooked me! it helps that the blush is very nice as well. i haven't tried the nail polish remover yet but i read great reviews about it before buying. :)

  2. Smart idea to just refill the polish remover bottle because you are right, it's really pretty!

    1. it took me so long to decide which paul & joe products to buy... i am really tying to make more thoughtful purchases so the prospect of reusing the bottle was pretty much the deciding factor! :)


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