Epic Beauty Haul – July 2013

4 August, 2013


Do not adjust your screens.  What you are seeing above is correct.  I really did buy all this stuff.  Not all in the same month, but most of it anyway.  It’s been a long, long time since I did any serious beauty purchases so this one was long overdue.

One this many people don’t know about me is that I am a freelance makeup artist.   It’s something I stepped away from for a while, but now, I’m back in the thick of things.  I’ve already done about 8 weddings and 3 photo shoots since the beginning of June, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down any time soon.  I would really like to say that all of the stuff above is for my kit, but it’s not.  While I have kept up to date on keeping my kit fully stocked, I’ve sorely been neglecting my personal kit.    What you are looking at below is what I have recently stocked in my personal stash.  Excessive?  Probably.  Necessary?  Yes, especially considering that I got rid of about 85% of my personal stash.

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Picture Polish

  • disco ball
  • frosting
  • blogger
  • violet femme
  • o’hara
  • monroe
  • mardi gras
  • mask-a-rade

Sleek Makeup

  • Blush by 3 in Pink Spirit
  • Blush by 3 in
  • Blush by 3 in

Urban Decay

  • Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in shade 9.0
  • Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Poweder in Naked Dark
  • Revolution Lipstick in Shame
  • Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb
  • Revolution Lipstick in Catfight
  • Revolution Lipstick in 69
  • Revolution Lipstick in Bang
  • Revolution Lipstick in Venom
  • Revolution Lipstick in Jilted
  • Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy
  • Revolution Lipstick in Manic
  • Revolution Lipstick in Turn On


  • Fall 2013 Blush Palete in Soulshine
  • Fall 2013 Blush Palette in Realm of the Senses
  • Single Blush in Orgasm
  • Eyeshadow duo in Mèlusine
  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned
  • Stain Lip Pencil in Luxemborg
  • Stain Lip Pencil in Palais Royale
  • Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo
  • Blush Palette in Foreplay


  • Heatwave Lip Gloss Set


  • Color Whisper Lip Stick in 35 Coral Ambition
  • Color Whisper Lip Stick in 08 Made It Mauve
  • Color Whisper Lip Stick in 50 Cherry on Top
  • Color Whisper Lip Stick in 100 A Plum Attraction
  • Color Whisper Lip Stick in 85 Berry Ready
  • Color Whisper Lip Stick in 75 Rose of Attraction


  • Colorburst Lip Gloss in 046 Sizzle
  • Colorburst Lip Gloss in 044 Sunbaked
  • Colorburst Lip Gloss in 016
  • Colorburst Lip Gloss in 018 Fire
  • Colorburst Lip Butter in 015 Tutti Frutti
  • Colorburst Lip Butter in 085 Sugar Plum
  • Colorburst Lip Butter in 075 Lollypop
  • Colorburst Lip Butter in 035 Candy Apple
  • Colorburst Lip Butter in 063 Wild Watermelon
  • Colorburst Lip Butter in 040 Red Velvet (x2)

L’Oréal Paris

  • Colour Riche Colour Caresse Lipstick in 177 Fiery Veil
  • Colour Riche Colour Caresse Lipstick in 179 Cherry Tulle

Oh, you thought I was done there?  Not even close.

July Beauty Hual #4

MAC Cosmetics

  • Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
  • RiRi Woo lipstick

I didn’t really want to buy into the hype that was RiRi woo, but after having purchased one for myself and throughly tested it out, I have to say wow.  I may just have to pick up a duplicate for myself and for my kit.  Not to mention, one for a possible giveaway!  Also, I was so happy to see the MAC website restock what happens to be my favourite Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade.  It is my go to highlighter for absolutely everything.  I have one in my kit that I’ve had for years, but needed one for my personal stash.  Of course it hasn’t been very far from my purse since I picked it up.


The Body Shop

  • Body Mist in Coconut
  • Fragrance Mist in Indian Night Jasmine
  • Shower Gel in Vineyard Peach
  • Beautifying Oil in Chocomania
  • Beautifying Oil in Coconut
  • Beautifying Oil in Cocoa Butter

It has been so, so long since I bought anything from The Body Shop.  I think I’ve been stuck on Bath and Body Works for so long that I’ve forgotten about the great stuff that The Body Shop makes.  Anyway, they were having a sale.  One of those buy 2 get 2 free.  In my case it ended up being buy 3 get 3 free, and I can’t say that I am disappointed at all.  Might just have to stock up on some of their stuff more often.

July Beauty Haul #3

Bath & Body Works

  • Eucalyptus Mint 3-wick Candle (x2)
  • Lily Pond 3-wick Candle
  • Poolside Brigade 3-wick Candle
  • Summer Boardwalk 3-wick Candle
  • Beach Cabana 3-wick Candle
  • Rio Glow 3-wick Candle (x2)

Earlier in the summer I had an MRI done.  As a reward for not freaking out in the MRI machine due to claustrophobia, the boyfriend decided to pick up some stuff for me.  First up was the above Bath & Body Works candle haul.  I was pretty surprised when he brought them home.  Mainly because everything he picked up is stuff I would have picked up.  I also started suffering from allergies this summer (boo, I never have before) and as a result, I’m stuffed up all the time.  Honestly, it’s like having a bloody cold 24/7.   Apparently the people at Bath & Body Works recommended to the boyfriend that the Eucalyptus Mint candles would help with my breathing.  I must say, they are right.    While they don’t cure the symptoms, burning one right before bed helps with the night breathing and opens the airways pretty well.

July Beauty Haul #2

Danier Leather

Also part of my reward for good behaviour from the boyfriend was the above handbag and wallet from Danier Leather.  I had been eyeing it for a while, and was quite surprised to come home one day to find them waiting for me.  I tell you, he may just be a keeper.

So yeah, that is my pretty epic beauty haul.  As you can probably tell there will be a lot of reviews to come on the various products listed here.  Quite honestly, I don’t even want to think about just how much this all cost financially.  Hopefully this is the last huge haul I need to do for a long, long while and I only purchase products as I need them.

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  • Sarah

    Wow. Just wow. That is an incredible haul.

    • Nicole

      Yep. It is a pretty massive haul. I didn’t buy it all at once, but I bought all the Urban Decay and most of the NARS stuff in July. I’m considering it an investment, lol!

  • Debbie

    OMG Nicole! When I visited your blog the other day I did not even notice the “Beauty” tab on the top. I think you might be my new favorite person. Book lover and makeup lover too! I want to be your friend.

    Look at all the great stuff you got! I just ordered from Sleek cosmetics last week and I am dying for them to arrive in the mail. I just hope it doesn’t take too long for it to arrive from the UK all the way to the US West Coast.

    • Nicole

      Lol Debbie! Books and makeup are the perfect combination in my opinion :) I have a feeling you and I will be getting along so, so well!

      You are going to love the Sleek stuff. It is so good, and so cheap. Of course, there are some of the palettes that they can’t ship to the US, but you can still get them on ebay! I’m getting quite a collection of their stuff.

      Shipping is pretty quick. I know it takes just about a week to arrive here in Toronto, so I don’t think it should take that long to arrive in the west coast at all. Let me know when you get your stuff how you like it!