Thursday, November 19, 2009

Recent Hauls (Benefit, MAC, and Shu Uemura)

I bought quite a few things last week *sigh*. :X I just couldn't refuse with these sales/special deals... hehe~

The first thing I bought was from Sephora. I didn't know they have a monthly special called Surprise Steals Sweet Steals. Basically, every month they sell different products for $10. It's a surprise because you don't know what it will be each month... hehe~ It's a steal because it's only $10 when in reality it's more than $10. What a deal!!!... wheee~ The only bad problem about this is that it's only in-store. You cannot find this online unfortunately. :( You have to check your Sephora store every month to see what they have to offer. It's always located at the cashier so you don't need to go far... hehe~ ;)
I finally got something from my wishlist (I took it off my wishlist since it's fulfilled)... wheee~ I've been wanting to try the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner. What a great deal getting two for the price of $10! Each one cost $19 normally and getting them for this price. I just have to say run to your nearest Sephora... hehe~ ;)
The first color is in Recess. My first initial reaction is it looks like MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. I just swatched the colors on my hand and they are different. Recess is a more shimmery cream color, whereas, Soft Ochre is matte yellowish color.
The second color is in Honey Bunny. I also has an initial reaction comparing it to MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. I think Honey Bunny is more on the light pink, whereas, Painterly is more neutral.


The second haul was from the CCO. I bought two things I've been wanting for a long, long, long time!!!
I am really into MAC Paint Pots, and have been wanting in Soft Ochre for months. When I saw this at the CCO, I freaked out. I think the lady next to me thought I was crazy because she gave me a dirty look... lol~ :X
I was about to cash in my products when I saw this laying around at the cashier. I freaked out and asked the sales lady if it's Petticoat. She nodded and without thinking, I bought it... wheee~


My last haul is from the Lancome store (don't remember the exact name) at the outlet... lol~ They sell Lancome products, perfumes, and Shu Uemura.
While looking around, I saw the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Oh mi gosh I couldn't refuse!!! I've been wanting to try this curler for a year now. I had to get it even though it's the last year collection. The best part it only cost me $12!!!... wheee~ What a great deal! :)

EDIT: It's called Sweet Steals not Surprise Steals. I'm such a fool mixing them up *embarrassed*... lol~ :X

27 comments:

Blair said...

You lucky lucky girl!!! =D

Dao said...

You got such great bargains! I think you need to be very lucky to find them and I'm glad you got such nice deals.

FriendzCentury said...

What a great haul, I like the sound of Sephora's Surprise Steals, and it didn't look like a disappointment from those pics you've shared. I wish Sephora in HK had offers like these.

Becks said...

omg i gotta check out taht sephora deal!! that is a STEAL! thanks! oh yea I got my Shu Uemura curler in a store like that too, for just 8 bucks a few years ago haha. see, it's not worth the 19 bucks, considering they just sell it for cheap!

Jian said...

WOOW!!!

TWO benefit creaseless shadows?! That is actually such a bargain it's ridiculous! Please let me know how you get on! I'm really tempted to get some too!

Ahh! Is that a matte MAC Paint pot? I'm thinking I should really get one as a eyeshadow base for matte-looks! The colour is so pretty!

Hope you like the Shu curler! $12 isn't bad! I think that's how much I paid for mine too..or was it £12?...

Clearly Beautiful Blog said...

Hi there, great post and blog! I just stumbled upon you. Looks like you got some awesome deals. Thanks for the heads up on the Seophora monthly sales!

http://clearlybeautiful.blogspot.com/

rasilla said...

OMG! your haul is INSANE!!!!

First, I got two mac pp's recently, and have fallen in love. They are so pretty...

Second OMG you were able to snag the Benefits! I have two but if I can find these in stores I would be all over them.

Lastly...SHU! for $12 American?! WHHHHHYYY lol, we so need CCO here, or I need to get hired at one in the US XD

Wonderful goodies you were able to snag~ all at wonderful prices too, so good for you^^

ⓚⓘ said...

What a steal, you got some great items. Tell me if petticoat is worth it!?! Also, I didnt know about the $10 items, awesome!

Dina (XYYan) said...

nice haul and great deal! you are such a lucky girl :D

Luna said...

Those are really great buys!! Esp the Benefit creaseless cream shadows, which I love! They're really creaseless! I wish we had CCOs here in SG.. =X

~tHiAmErE~ said...

OMG!
$10 for the benefit cream?!
*faints*
i would really love to fly out there just to buy it for myself
i would die just to be able to go there
lol!

everything looks so nice,hun!
^_^
im sure you'll love the curler
nothing beats shu..(uh...shiseido can..lol)

ps:
i guess Tobey was ecstatic with the spider..what will you be getting him for christmas?

Blovet Beauty said...

omg! really gorgeous items! my shu curler finally gave up on me after 4 yrs, so looking at ur prettily packaged curler is making me green with envy!!

Ida said...

i've been wanting to try benefit's creaseless cream shadows, particularly those two colors. amazing deal you got on them, how i wish they'd offer that online also (am international and can only order that way). when you have time, could you swatch them...please? :) love the 3 other items too, very nice haul :)

Askmewhats said...

$12 for the Shu curler? that is a great deal!!! :) I've always wanted to try the Benefit Creaseless cream :)

Daituf said...

I tried those benefit shadows in stores...was thinking of getting them, but didn't know how i would use them.
How do you use yours? Since they are both such matte pink...

Man! $12 for the shu curler! What a steal!

ndoodles said...

Jealous! I don't have any of that (cosmetics outlets) near my house so no cheap make up for me - except for the occasional TJ MAXX find :)

AvyGyaru said...

Benefit's line of cremeshadows is really nice. I wore some at a wedding recently and it was really nice. I'd never worn the brand before.

Yay for your haul! I'm so jealous :-/

As for eyelash curlers: Are the differences between brands really that big? I've NEVER used one.

Jenni said...

STFU! They sell Shu Uemura at the CCO?!?! How did I not know this!? Ugghh now I have to go there after work tonight and check it out! lol

Marce said...

What an amazing haul! These CCO's are seriously the best...sooo jealous, LOL

Jo said...

love your haul! and i love petticoat i use everyday for my blush :)

Ahleessa said...

KI: I tried going to your blog but it says it's only for invite only. For that reason, I'm going to respond here. I think the MAC Petticoat is definitely worth it. It's such a gorgeous pink MSF. By the way, thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! :)

Jannie said...

whoa... you're lucky you found two creaseless cream shadows for only $10. such a sweet steal alright. hehe... the colors are pretty too. i really love the texture too. they go on very smoothly. :)

soft ochre rules. i don't blame you for freaking out. i think i did too. hehehe... it's such a pretty color. it works well with everything. :)

lilluna5416 said...

i bought the same benefit creams!!!!

u got petticoat omg! lucky girl!!
love the haul

Daituf said...

Ohhh I see... I didn't know if it could be used like that!
I thought it was suppose to be a matte pink eyeshadow...in which case it would look very bad on me...
Thanks for the tip Ahleessa!

gio said...

Love your haul! You got some great stuff and what a fantastic deal too!

Jannie said...

hey, ahleessa. just finished doing a post about the bronzer (and other stuff too). :) i don't know if i picked the right shade or not (it's exactly my shade), but it doesn't show very much on me. maybe other shades work better. i got mine in tiki.

Sandiebaby~ said...

I'm broke now. LOL. I save up to buy products ... but these days no money coz my dad told me to quit my job -.- aigoo ..

I heard the Benefit creaseless shadow is much better than paint pots? I've had paint pots and they were drying ....

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