Jun 14 2015

Sephora & ULTA Haul: Mostly “Practical” (Honestly)


As far as “practical” makeup and skin care shopping goes when you’re a beauty junkie, I think my recent Sephora and ULTA haul counts…mostly.  I’d recently run out of several base products (foundation, powders, primers) and needed to restock. I also picked up some items that probably don’t necessarily fall into the practical category, but I managed to avoid purchasing any colour cosmetics (lipsticks, blushes, eyeshadows etc). It wasn’t easy to do as I was stateside yet again having access to tons of brands and products I can’t get at home. But I resisted. Aren’t you proud of me? Lol.


Sephora and ULTA Haul


Sephora Haul:

  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (Travel Size) – Happy to have this back in my collection
  • NARS All Day Luminous Foundation – So excited to try this
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Pressed Finishing Powder – Fell in love after trying a sample
  • First Aid Beauty Spring Skin Savers Kit –  Needed a new moisturizer and this was a great value
  • YSL Les Sahariennes Healthy Glow Balm-Powder – Total Splurge
  • Promo Code Perk: Armani Sample Trio
  • V.I.B. Rouge Renewal Gift: Mini Marc Jacobs Lipstick

Sephora and ULTA Haul

ULTA Haul:

  • Love and Toast Hand Cream (On Clearance) – You can never have enough hand cream
  • Ojon Damage Rare Blend Tamer (On Clearance) – Eh, I thought it was worth a try
  • IT Cosmetics for ULTA Eye Brushes – Almost necessary 
  • Exfoliating Foot Mask – If you see my feet, you’d understand
  • Earth Therapeutics R.E.M. Sleep Mask – My room lets in a lot of light
  • Real Techniques Complexion Sponges (Two-Pack) – Can never have enough of these
  • Estée Lauder Ideal Light Brush-on Illuminator – I actually got this at a CCO, I think it’s discontinued


What have you been hauling lately?





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    • Silke Laura on June 14, 2015 at 7:40 am
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    Love your haul and cannot wait to hear your verdict on these products! I’m visiting my local MAC store tomorrow. Have to treat myself while studying. 😉 It’s been a while since I’ve really had a good look around in MAC and I’d like to add some products to my collection! I’m also looking for a new foundation, but I have no idea what to go for.. the choice is overwhelming!

    1. The choices at MAC are definitely overwhelming. What did you end up getting? I’m really interested in trying their new waterproof foundation.

  1. Ohhh I need to see these products in action <3 your haul picks are amazzzzzzing :D!!!!!!!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    1. Thanks, hun. I tried to be as good as possible. Sometimes I feel like I do more hauling than the other bloggers I know? Hmm…..

  2. I’m excited about this Nars foundation XD Have you already tried this?
    Nati xx

    1. Hiya Nati. I have tried it and I’m loving it. The full review will be posted tomorrow! xo

  3. I really want to try the Nars foundation. I’ve been loving the RT sponge recently, been using it every day.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

    1. I use my RT sponge almost everyday as well (alternating with the original Beauty Blender). I was really surprised by how much I like the NARS foundation, my review will be up tomorrow. xo

    • Jaa on June 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm
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    I just bought a new bottle of the Hourglass Veil Mineral primer as well! I bought a full-size this time because the stuff is so good! 😀 That Marc Jacobs So Rouge lippie is fantastic! Such a beautiful red. Can’t wait to see how it looks on you. Also looking forward to reading your review on the NARS foundation!

    1. I’ll probably break down and eventually get a full size of the Hourglass primer. 🙂 My thoughts on the NARS foundation are publishing tomorrow, and I’m definitely mentioning your review as you inspired me to purchase it. xo

  4. Whew, you did your best! I was about to order some Paula’s Choice products this weekend but I haven’t actually hit the ‘pass order’ button yet. Not sure what I’m waiting for though, lol…

    1. Paula’s Choice is a skincare brand I’ve always wanted to try – what are your favourites? Recommendations?

      1. I am big fan of the BHA exfoliants and the super antioxidant serums!

        1. Thanks for the recommendations, sweetie. xo

  5. Such a great splurge with so many fantastic products, looking forward to your in depth reviews. I have been really good recently and haven’t hauled too much but I have a feeling I may go a bit mad in Duty Free next week when I fly to Dublin for a visit x

    Beauty with charm

    1. Thank you, Alina. Sooo looking forward to that duty free haul! Hehe. And hope you’re having a fantastic time in Dublin! If you’re there yet? 🙂 xo

  6. Great haul Kimmy! Everything looks great! I have been hauling too much lately myself! lol. 🙂 xo

    1. Thanks, Katie. We can’t see to help ourselves, can we? The perils of being a beauty blogger I suppose – and a lover of all things beauty. 🙂 xo

  7. I love the packaging of the Marc Jacobs lipstick (they did a nice job this year, didn’t they?). Unfortunately, I don’t wear red lipstick, so I think it’s going to be gifted to my sister. Although I kind of want to keep it just for the red tube…
    I think I’m about to haul some Makeup Geek eyeshadows.

    1. They did do a good job with the VIB gift this year! I haven’t tried the colour yet, though. 🙂 Haul some MUG shadows…Yes! Girl, I love it! You have to share with us what shades you’re going for. I’ve been meaning to do a Makeup Geek haul for months! xo

  8. Ooo laa laaa, that’s a great haul, Kimmy! I haven’t bought any makeup recently so I’m just enjoying reading haul posts like yours. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Thanks, Shireen. I really can’t help myself when I travel but at least most of this stuff was needed. A girl can’t go without a great base! Hehe. xo

  9. Fab haul! Looking forward to reviews of the products that you haven’t tried before! xx


    1. Thank you, sweetie. The reviews should be rolling out soon. xo

  10. I wish we would get Hourglass products here..I so want to try their products! You got some lovely goodies 🙂

    1. Hourglass really should be sold everywhere! I hate that we don’t all have access to every brand. Am I being greedy? Hehe. If you ever have the chance to try the brand, I can’t recommend this primer enough! Love! xo

  11. That’s some willpower! I think I’ve managed to walk in Sephora and Ulta once or twice without coming out with a blush or eyeshadow palette. It’s NOT an easy thing to do lol.

    I haven’t been hauling much lately. A few ColourPop hauls, but aside from that nothing really. I am however planning a nice NARS and MAC haul soon. I need to stock up on some daily use items.

    1. Hehe. It’s definitely not an easy thing to do. Lipsticks, blushes and eyeshadows are just so much fun to buy. Colour Pop is on my list of things to try, just haven’t taken the plunge as yet. Can’t wait to see your MAC and NARS hauls! xo

  12. Yes, these are ALL essentials. 😛
    I’m interested in seeing a review on the Nars foundation!
    Also, if your feet need some serious exfoliation, try the one shot peeling foot mask from Holika Holika. It’s amazing and changed my LIFE! 🙂

    1. Thank you for agreeing with me, hehe. I’ve heard of the Holika Holika foot masks before…need to get on that. And the review of the NARS foundation should be up by the end of the week. xo

  13. Wowie! Great haul! I’ve been trying to not but too much stuff lately with exception of my subscription boxes. Your haul makes me want to visit Sephora this weekend. lol

  14. Fanastic haland really lovely products!
    Would love to try hem.
    Have a nice day!

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