Sep 27 2015

Birthday Haul 2015: Chanel, MAC, & YSL


Hey beauties! Just a quick post today to share some beauty bits from the Birthday Haul. I shared last year so I figured I’d continue the tradition. Over the month of September, and part of August, I’ve picked up some treats for myself here and there (i.e. this haul) and some new MAC goodies, some of which you’ve seen and some which you will see me talk about soon. But the items featured here were all gifted to me by others (either directly or purchased with gift certificates given by loved ones, friends and family members).

Birthday Haul 2015 YSL, MAC, Chanel Makeup


Birthday Haul 2015 Chanel Beauty

Mr. Bear gifted me a Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rose Initial and my first bottle of Chanel No. 5. It’s surprising to me that I’ve never owned the fragrance before.  This is the eau de parfum version which is the the most powerful, long-lasting concentration of the fragrance. Using a gift certificate, I picked up the Chanel Glossimer in Beige Star.



Birthday Haul 2015 YSL Makeup

Again, my lovely man spoiled me with his choice of the Yves Saint Laurent Couture Eyeshadow Palette in No. 9 (Love). Using gift certificates, I added Palette No. 11 (Ballet Russes) as well as a Rouge Pure Couture in Noir Laque.



Birthday Haul 2015 MAC Cosmetics

A gift from the in-laws, I’m smitten with this MAC Look in a Box (Natural Lip).


I still have a few gift certificates I haven’t used, but there is nothing I’m dying to have at the moment (well, not from the brands that are available here, anyway). I’ll try to review some of these products over the coming weeks, as usual, so be on the look out!

When I first mentioned that it was my birthday month (in my Tartelette Palette Giveaway), I learned that many of you are also September babies! If you have posted any birthday hauls, please share them below! And I think we all know the drill, these hauls aren’t “showing off” but as I’ve said before, for indulging in mutual appreciation with like-minded individuals (i.e. #beautyjunkies).





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  1. LindaLibraLoca

    Lovely picks. My man never buys makeup, he claims he isnt able to touch it…


  2. elabellaworld

    These are so pretty! Mr Bear picked some nice stuff 🙂 x


  3. Brunette

    Great haul! The Mac lipstick set looks beautiful!


  4. Alina

    Hope you had a lovely birthday :D! So many gorgeous products, the Chanel ones look so luxurious but I think the two YSL palettes are my fave of the bunch, stunning shades. Love the idea of the MAC look in a box, you literally get everything you need for a pretty neutral lip x

    Beauty with charm

  5. Jhem Arzaga

    Whoa, loaded with amazing products here! Lucky you, Kimmy for being gifted with these items.. you deserved it! And happy birthday to you, hun!

    Jhem | JhemSays.com

  6. Beautylymin

    Hope you had a lovely birthday! Those YSL palettes are swoonworthy! Wow! You got some really beautiful gifts! Love the MAC Look in a box too! xx


  7. Shireen L. Platt

    My husband regretted the day he bought makeup for me, it’s what triggered my beauty obsession. LOL! This is an amazing haul, Kimmy!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. Danielle Beautyblog

    You got some gorgeous things! Love the look of the Mac lip set! Happy birthday!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  9. Dagmara (@mummyscorner)

    So many lovely gifts 🙂 These YSL palettes look beautiful! Hope you had amazing birthday Kimmy! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  10. Sangeeta

    Nice haul 🙂
    The MAC all natural range looks lovely.

  11. stashmatters

    Lovely birthday hauls! Sorry I missed it but Happy belated birthday! I think it’s so sweet your SO actually picked out a YSL palette for you named Love! Awww…

  12. Jen

    Very nice! Happy belated Birthday to you hun! Xx <3 That Mac lipstick looks amazing!

  13. Laura Alagöz

    The YSL palettes looks gorgeous and love the look of the MAC lip set as well <3

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