December 2010 Collective Haul

7:00:00 AM mandy 9 Comments

Sorry for the lack of posts! This is a late collective haul for December 2010, better late than never! It seemed like yesterday was January 1st. But it was actually last week! How time flies by..

I didn’t make many shopping trips, but I did a lot of damage for one particular purchase (which you’ll see soon =P).

Warning!! This post, like all my haul posts, is VERY image-heavy. I’m so sorry if this makes your computer slow and laggy >__<;;

Missha M Cover B.B Balm [Pact Type] No.23 and Etude House AC Clinic Set


Etude House AC Clinic Acne Foam Cleanser, Q-Tips, Etude House AC Clinic Pink Powder Spot





I bought this from a Soompi seller that I frequently purchase from. Since she lives relatively close to me, I was able to save on shipping. In addition she was having a discount, so double savings! ^__^ I’ve tried the Etude House set a couple of times and it’s pretty good. I don’t want to say too much until I use it for a little longer.




Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Warm Sand, Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Peach, and Sephora Mineral Powder Brush





I bought this with the Sephora Gift card I received through email over the holidays. I originally wanted to purchase the Benefit Some Beauty to Love set. But after going to several Sephoras throughout the city and not seeing it, I just settled for the corrector and brush. I’ve been using both regularly since I purchased them and I really like it! Although..I think the corrector is a bit light for its corrector job, it seems to be an alright shade as a concealer shade (even though that isn’t what it’s supposed to do). So I don’t need to put another layer of concealer over it because the shade isn’t too different from flesh tone. (I didn’t pick this shade out, I had a MUA/SA at Sephora help me)


Beautymate Pure White Nano Mask


After using a few of the Beautymate masks my aunt gave me, I wanted to try the other ones as well. I saw these at the pharmacy that I normally go to and asked my mom if we could exchange our prescription receipts for this (that pharmacy allows their customers to use the receipts to ‘buy’ stuff non-prescribed..one receipt=$1, I guess it makes customers want to buy more things lol).





Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream


I’ve noticed that my fingers and cuticles are very dry and look disgusting. Even when my hands are relatively soft, my cuticles never seem to have the same moisture level as the rest of my hand. After hearing Makeup and Beauty Blog’s review on it, I got sucked in. Plus it wasn’t too expensive. After using it for a couple of weeks, I really like this as well. However, you have to be very diligent because it’ll make your nail area and cuticles look soft yes but if you watch your hands a couple of times..bye bye soft moisturized looking cuticles. But I don’t think any product will last even after being washed away lol







H2O+ Ultimate Hydration System
Tadaaa! The big purchase I made!!



H2O+ Face Oasis Cleansing Water



H2O+ Hand and Nail Cream


I’ve used this a couple of times. It makes my hands feel nice and soft. But the smell is a big strange..Has anyone else used this and also disliked the scent?



H2O+ Dual Action Eye Makeup Remover



H2O+ Marine Toner



H2O+ Night Oasis Overnight Eye Complex


My second eye-cream. First one from H2O+. I’ve been using this only at night because it says night oasis (I wonder if I could use it in the morning as well..). It leaves my eye area feeling very hydrated in the mornings and I find it not as dry throughout the day as when I didn’t use it. I was thinking of purchasing something to treat my eyes better because I’ve neglected it this whole time I’ve been into makeup and skincare =X



H2O+ Night Oasis Oxygenating Rejuvenator



H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment


I was most excited about this product. I really liked the sample I got from the giveaway prize I got from Lil Lady’s Life. I can’t wait to start using this after I finish my Garnier gel moisturizer (which I should put a review of soon lol).



I finally found some time to travel into the city and explore to find the H2O+ store. It wasn’t very big but the store front stands out a lot so if you’re on the street, it is very difficult to miss it. I was debating on this set or a small set that contained only a couple full-sized items and a few smaller sized items. I decided on this one because it seemed a better deal. I had no idea that ALL the products were FULL-SIZED. It was a $175 value priced at $115 a week or so before I purchased it. Then it was dropped to $85. I couldn’t resist. But luckily, these items should last be a pretty long time. So 7 items for $85 (which brings each product to be ~12.15 ish) isn’t TOO bad…right? If my mom saw the receipt, I’m sure I’d be lectured for even if I purchased this with my internship money lol




Top Row: MBD Southern France Apricot Mask & Aloe Mask
Bottom Row: MBD Q10 Rejuvenating Mask & Japanese Cherry Blossom Mask


The same day I went exploring, my lovely aunt went masks shopping. She told me that she was haggling prices and got these for a little cheaper (but obviously not as cheap as if she was to purchase from HK/Taiwan). I was amazed by all the masks she had..10 for each flavor(?) and she had I think 5-6 types. Wow..! She let me take some (again lol) to try. I believe these are the newer version where the mask sheet is thinner.


Left Mask: Newer and Right Mask: Older

I realized I still had a Japanese Cherry Blossom Mask from a while back and compared the two. I usually check MBD whenever I get them because apparently there are a lot of fakes out there. After comparing them to the information online, the newer masks seemed real. But the back of the package was different compared to the older ones. I was just wondering if it is the same for all of the new MBD masks. Because this is the first time I’ve seen English ingredients on the back of these masks..







EOS Lip Balm with SPF15 in Lemon Drop



I’ve wanted to the EOS lip balms for a while but was never able to find any of the non-mint flavored ones. I got this even though I have a couple of lip balms I can use because of the extra SPF. I’ve heard that lips needed sun protection too! It smells like lemon cookies…yum!





MAC Cream Colour Base in Virgin Isle


My aunt and I braved the snow and heavy winds the day of the big storm because we had plans for me to use the facial giftcard she received when she purchased one of Shiseido’s skincare sets. I didn’t get to do the facial because the lady my eye purchased from wasn’t there that day. Oh well. It wasn’t a total waste of a trip though. This was the same day that MAC Cham Pale and Stylishly Yours collections were released. I was eyeing the cream colour bases since I saw the promotional images. I have a thing for cream blushes over powdered blushes. They just look more natural and easier to use IMO. I wanted all the colors but obviously couldn’t get because that’ll just be too much. I think that I might go back to purchase either Movie Star Red or Madly Magenta soon. They’re both so pretty and a color that I definitely do NOT have. What do you think? Which would you prefer?

9 comments:

  1. Awesome haul! I've been wanting to try H2O+ skincare, they sound really great :)

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  2. Thanks! :]
    I can't wait to start using the entire range. The cold weather has been taking its toll on my skin..Hope it is enough hydration for me lol

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  3. amazing haul!!!!
    Yea i nv bought the BB corrector bc i know u need a second product... which to me was a bad but im glad the color was good enough to not need something on top!
    i love that mineral brush now ( new love) i used to hate it but finally found a use
    I agree the H20 store is very ez to MISS!!!!! i stop by whenever im in midtown to get crumbs cupcakes!

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  4. Awesome haul! I bought the Sephora mineral blush too and it's so soft I love it ^_^

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  5. Lilladylife: I agree!! I usually think that even one layer of concealer is a bit much because I wear glasses so let alone two..Crumbs cupcakes look delicious! Ahh..must go there when I'm in midtown again :]

    LittoMokaa: Me too! The only weird thing is there was a string that stuck out of the ferrule..=\ I hope it doesn't cause any problems in the future.

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  6. I currently use Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and you are right, it's great!

    I would love to try those EOS Lipbalms, but they aren't available where I live )=

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  7. G A B Y: Really? Let's hope EOS gets popular enough to expand into Canada! :P

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  8. Great haul! I love haul posts :) I've never tried any H2O products so please let us know how they work for you after you've tried them for awhile ^^ Ah, you're lucky to have an aunt so interested in these beauty things and able to haggle for you :) I've only bought one box of My Beauty Diary masks in the Japanese Cherry Blossom flavor and they were alright. I might pick up another box in the future soon though. Do you have any recommendations?

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  9. AngelicBetrayal: I will definitely try to get post about them. But it may take a while. I tend to use things for a long time before I share my opinions just to make sure everything I say is definite :X My aunt is the only one in my family who is really into beauty stuff (but skincare only for makeup I'm all by myself lol). Hmm I've tried the other flavors a while ago and forgot how they were..but of the ones that I've been using recently I'm really liking the South France Apricot.

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