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Mini-Hauls: Le Métier de Beauté, Hourglass, Illamasqua, MAC

Here is a collective haul, most of which are items that I will be reviewing for the next few weeks.

Since going on the Makeup No Buy a few days ago, I’ve been seriously surveying my “collection” instead of looking for new things to buy. Here, I have things that I haven’t even tried out so much yet because I have such a huge backlog, still.

I think that pretty much shows you how much I really needed to go on that ban.

I pay for pretty much all of my cosmetics, except for a few sent here and there (trust me, there aren’t a lot of those), and I guess I just wanted my power over my own money back, if that makes any sense. I still do have some items coming to me, purchased before the ban. So it really won’t be so hard, I think. I just can’t purchase anything new for a while, and that’s OK. 🙂

I am iffy about posting hauls, though I do like watching them and reading about them. I’ve posted a few here and there, but I don’t really post all of mine. I just wanted also to say thank you to Sarie who picked these up for me from her trip to the US of A.

LMdB Haul

From Le Métier de Beauté, I have two lip crèmes—Café Crème and Framboise Crème—a lipstick (Miami), and a GWP she managed to finagle from the SA that consists of a mascara (SEW EXCITED) and an eyeshadow duo called Brown as a Berry.

LMdB - Miami

Miami is not a color I would have picked out normally, but I noticed that online swatches are kind of off for LMdB, especially on Neimain Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. It’s very different from what I would usually go for, which is also why I thought to buy it. I think I like it a lot, though. Here I am, wearing it:

Hourglass Haul

From Hourglass Cosmetics, Sarie got me two Ambient Lighting Powders—Ethereal Light and Mood Light—which I reviewed here, and the Mineral Primer, which I am still testing out.

Illamasqua - Blush Up Brush

I was very wary about purchasing cosmetics by this time on her trip, but I couldn’t let go of the thought of not having this Blush-Up Brush by Illamasqua. So, yeah. Brattiness prevailed.

And that’s it for Sarie’s mule service! I sent her a looooong list and I’m surprised I didn’t drive her crazy—because these requests came in trickles—even if she spent over the money I gave her. (Don’t worry, I paid her back.)

As for the MAC items, I was browsing online and made an impulse buy late one night, and here are the items:

MAC Haul

I have a Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade, which I think is a repromote that came out as part of the Hayley Williams collection, a Mineralize Lipstick in Elegant Accent, and a blush from their Extra Dimension collection called Fiery Impact.

These aren’t technically cruelty-free since they sell in China, and presumably test there. I’ve been having a hard time resisting MAC, I’ll be honest. Anyway, I bought these items from Carefreeshopper.

So that’s what I’ve been doing during my idle time. Now you know why that No Buy was necessary. Le sigh. I feel like that guy who makes YouTube videos, unboxing all the orders his wife makes and is honestly kind of a douche about it, only I’m the sighing guy and the overspend-y wife.

So far, my irresponsible use of my credit card has made me sad enough to not be sad (!) about this ban. Mind you, I don’t technically overspend, because I’m not in debt, but I’m not helping out my future self either.

Anyway, that’s that. This was supposed to be a fun haul post, but I am not so sure this shotgun splurging is going to be any fun at all in the long run. I’m just happy that everything here is awesome, as far as I can tell, and there haven’t been any big regrets, really.


    • Haha she practically was a mule service, hehe. He’s linked there! I think it’s zookababy.

  1. I hope I can make myself stop buying makeup too, at least, for some months… 😦 I am so undisciplined, and reading/watching product reviews makes me want to buy more… Gahh!

    • Haha I just pause and take a few seconds or minutes trying not to want stuff whenever I see something I like.

  2. My Lucite Dreams says

    Love LMDB Miami! It has a really lovely sheen. Putting it n my list 🙂

      • My Lucite Dreams says

        Eeee! It’s on it’s way to my. I also picked up a long desired Lip Creme… What the heck, it’s my birthday month! Well when I ordered it wasn’t but k ow it is 😉

  3. Whoaaa what a great haul, Carina! I love LMdB glosses and I think you will too (this is coming from someone who is not a gloss fan in general)! Can’t wait to read all about them 😉

    • Thanks, Sunny! I only have 1 lip gloss, in Bondi Beach, but I do absolutely love it. 😀 What shades do you have?

    • I haven’t really played with it enough to call it anything other than a highlighter haha. I’ll get back to you 😀

  4. Great haul! 🙂 I’ve banned myself from buying too much makeup lately too. Haha. It’s going on fine. Whenever I want to buy one, I just think of those that I haven’t used yet and how I need to finish them all before they expire. :))

    • Thanks, Jean Monique! Yup, I’ve been wanting a few items here and there, but it’s not so bad and I haven’t cracked yet. 🙂

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