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Summer Haul

This is going to seem excessive, but I promise you these items have truly been purchased over a LONG period of time. Everything contained within this haul post was purchased with my own money. There is a range of stores that I visited over the entire Summer months. Some I even went to more than once (ie. Target & Sephora. Who can stay out of these stores?!).

As with the Summer Empties post from yesterday, I promise I will not be waiting this long to do hauls again. I actually placed an order with Ulta the other day when they had a sale on for Maybelline and Butter London…there were a few things I’ve been wanting to try out, and if you ask me you can’t ever have enough nail polishes. Don’t mind me, I’m just trying to justify my obsession with these beauty ‘Toys R Us’ type stores! Anywho, let’s get into it.


Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel $6.99, Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash
$6.99, Garnier Skin Renewal Anti-Dark Circle Roller $9.99, Revlon
Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin in 250 Fresh Beige $9.99,
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand $6.94, e.l.f. Small Angled Brush
$1.00, Studio Tools Crease Makeup Brush $6.00, Tweezerman Straight Edged
Clippers $11.00
Like I said, I picked these bits up in multiple trips. I had gotten one of the Simple face washes in a Target Sample Bag and like that it is good for sensitive skin. I had some good coupons, so I went ahead and stocked up. I can’t remember where I heard about the Garnier Roller, but I can’t say that I notice much difference when I use it. I think I prefer just a normal under eye concealer. I picked up the Revlon and Maybelline bits based on Missglamorazzi’s YouTube videos. The brushes and clippers I got because I needed them. I love the Tweezerman brand items; tweezers, clippers, and scissors.


Vanilla Puff Powder Dusting Powder $6.95, Sexy Peel Soap $5.95, Lush Body Butter Tin $3.95, Avobath Bath Bomb $6.25

I obviously watch too much YouTube…but Este from EssieButton mentioned the Vanilla Puff Powder in a video and I thought it sounded nice, so I purchased that. I haven’t used it too much yet, but I’m sure I will be over the winter months when I am wearing more body lotions. I love the citrusy scent of the Sexy Peel soap, but it just isn’t moisturizing enough for me. I haven’t tried the Avobath Bath Bomb yet, but it is making my bathroom smell amazing in the meantime. Thanks to the friendly girl in the Lush store that recommended it to me! I plan to indulge in a bath with it once the weather starts staying cooler.


YSL Rouge Volupte in 2 Sensual Silk $34.00, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy $25.00, Smashbox The Nude Lip Pencil in Fair $17.00, Benefit Cosmetics Tan About Town $12.00
So I am on Pinterest. I saw a picture of a girl wearing this gorgeous nudey peach lipstick. I pinned it, of course. I went on a quest to figure out what shade it was, because sadly this girl didn’t post the shade name! She did show the tube, which was a YSL lipstick…that narrowed it down for me. So I went to Sephora and swatched every single YSL lipstick they had! I finally found it and the angels descended from heaven singing….No, not really, but I did squeal in excitement right there in the store! I bought the Tarte blush because Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup raves about it all the time. It is beautiful! I picked up the Benefit minis on a whim because I had wanted to try these products. The Bad Gal Lash makes my lashes look fake. I have naturally longer lashes anyway, but this stuff makes them borderline ridiculous. Unfortunately, it does tend to flake after a while, but I do like the effect if gives.


L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil $22.00, OPI Matte Nail Envy $7.20, Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat $5.10, Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee $6.67

This was a total YouTube inspired haul here…I’m somewhat ashamed. I’d be more ashamed if I hadn’t absolutely adored each of these products. I’m sure you all have heard about these, but if you haven’t tried them, I totally recommend them all. The shower oil smells wonderful and makes my skin feel great. The Seche Vite top coat truly did dry in no time, and when coupled with the nail envy as a base coat with 2 coats of Essie polish, my manicure lasted well over 5 days! I can thank Anna of TheStyleDiet for making me want the lip butter. It just looked so pretty on her, and it works well with my skin tone too.


Real Techniques Setting Brush, Expert Face Brush, and Blush Brush
Sneekpeeq is one of those flash deal sites where they host special deals on products for a set amount of time. I got these brushes as a set for like $15 I think. They aren’t on there at the moment, but I’ve seen them go up a few times, so it’s worth it to check back frequently. I love the quality of these brushes. They are so soft and make applying makeup so much more enjoyable!


Clarisonic Sensitive Brush Heads $25.00

I received a Clarisonic Mia for my Birthday in the Spring and I needed some replacement brush heads. You are supposed to replace them every 3 months, but every 4 is fine for the frequency that I use mine. But I got an email saying they were on sale 4 for $75 and I had a $25 off coupon code from when I registered my Mia. So I went and picked up 4 of these brush heads and paid only $50! I do love a good deal.

Bath & Body Works

Slatin & Co Leaves 3-Wick Candle, Slatkin & Co Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin 3-Wick Candle, Slatkin & Co Cider Lane 3-Wick Candle, White Barn Cranberry Woods 3-Wick Candle

After hearing Jen from MyHousewifeLife on YouTube rave about the Leaves candle, I had to have one! When I went to the website they were on sale 2 for $20 plus I had a 20% off coupon, so I picked up 4. They are regularly $19.50 each and I got them for $8.00 each with the discounts! The candles are awesome. The only complaint I have is that they smell so amazing that I just want to burn them all the time and they don’t last long that way:(


Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray $11.00, Mario Badescu Drying Lotion $10.00, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Concealer in 2 Fair $19.50

I had never been to an Ulta before, but after hearing everyone talk about them on YouTube, I wanted to check them out. I love this store! You can get everything from drugstore brands to more pricey luxury brands all in one spot. I wanted to try a dry shampoo, so I picked up the Oscar Blandi one in the mini section by the register. I do like it, and it doesn’t leave any white residue. I just can’t get used to the whole dry shampoo thing, but I’m trying to shampoo my hair less. The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a bit grubby because I have been using it. I like it because it doesn’t dry my skin out and make it flake like other lotions. And the Concealer is just a standard fuller coverage concealer that is great for covering spots.


Sea Savon de Marseille $3.90, Orange Grapefruit Savon de Marseille $3.90, Argan Oil Savon de Marseille $3.90, Sweet Almond Milk Savon de Marseille $3.90 (not shown – it’s in my shower), Lemon Savon de Marseille $3.90

I used 3 bars of this soap earlier in the Summer and absolutely loved them. They are super moisturizing, and don’t leave my skin feeling tight and itchy. This is the ONLY bar soap I have ever tried that didn’t do that. It didn’t even dry out and crack while sitting in my shower like most do. My husband has even fallen in love with this soap. He says he’d like me to buy it exclusively from now on! The website I purchased these from is having a Halloween sale until October 30th. You can get 35% off sitewide with the code VAMP35! Check it out.

American Apparel

Cotton Spandex Jersey Legging in Black $28.00, Viscose Dolman Sleeve T in White $32.00
I’ve wanted to get leggings forever, but was always to self conscious to wear them. Well, I finally bit the bullet, as you can see. I LOVE American Apparel! So I got some standard black leggings and then ran accross this dolman sleeve shirt that I fell in love with, so I had to have it. I love the shirt so much I want to go back and get the one is Dark Mint. You can find both of these items still on their website right now.


I stopped into H & M on a recent trip to the mall. I was looking for a few tops to wear with my black leggings from American Apparel. I picked these two up. I love the material. They are both lightweight, but the long sleeved shirt is warm without being too hot during the changing of the seasons. These are both from the Divided range and I think I paid $9.95 for the t-shirt and either $12.95 or $15.95 for the long sleeved shirt. I can’t remember and they don’t have either online at the moment. I only got them a few weeks ago, so they are probably still in store.

Ok, that is it! What did you get over the Summer that you are in love with? Do you have any shirts that you like to wear with leggings? I can always use the fashion tips! Thanks for reading.