My Early Birthday Haul!

June 8, 2014

Hey Everyone!

So yesterday I went shopping and picked up some early birthday goodies for myself. My birthday is this week and I pretty much jumped at the opportunity to hit up a mall. This haul is from Sephora and MAC, which are my favourite stores at the moment. After I brought my purchases home I discovered that everything I bought at Sephora is from brands I’ve never tried before, so these products will be an experiment for me, maybe I’ve found some new favourite brands. Alright let’s get hauling!


I got 2 things at MAC, one thing I’ve already tried and something new.

Pro Longwear Concealer in NW15


Now if you’ve been reading for a while, you may be thinking, didn’t you just buy a Pro Longwear Concealer. And yes I did, but tragedy struck this week resulting in a smashed bottle and concealer splashed all over the floor. I like the glass bottle, but when it hit the floor, I wasn’t thinking happy thoughts. I did manage to salvage some of it and keep it in a Tupperware container but I decided to pick up another while I was here. This time I decided to go a shade lighter to achieve an under eye highlight effect. I had the sales woman put it on me to make sure it would look alright and I was pretty impressed by how brightening this was. This shade won’t be used to cover darkness, but in combination with a shade that matches me to brighten.

Cream Color Base in Hush




The last thing I picked up from MAC is a cream color base in the color Hush. This is a shimmery peach colour with a frosted sheen to it. I think it will be a great blush base or as a highlight when I have some summer colour.


Clinique Cheek Pop- Plum Pop




The first thing I picked up from Sephora is a Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop. I have been looking at these for a while and I was originally sure I would like Ginger Pop, but when I swatched it I wasn’t that impressed. I saw Plum Pop and it was different than any other colour I own, much more purple. I used this today and it’s a really fresh colour for spring!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick- Pink Quartz



The next thing I picked up from Sephora was a complete impulse purchase for sure. I have been eyeing this but in the shade Nectar for a while, but it’s not sold in store. This shade caught my eye and as soon as I swatched it, it went right into the basket. It’s a beautiful pink-champagne colour when it’s swirled together and I have never seen anything like it. I can see myself using this as a blush topper, highlighter or as an eye shadow which is why I bought it. It’s an expensive product, so the multiple uses makes it worth it. Plus it comes with a ton of product.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette


The last thing I bought was the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I actually did not expect to find this, since it says online only but my Sephora had it in stock and I couldn’t help myself. This palette has 3 shades, one that I’m going to use as a setting powder and 2 that I will use as highlighters. I’m really glad that this is permanent because now I get 3 shades for only about $10 more than I would pay for only one. These are little smaller, but I get the feeling I won’t need much anyway.


During this trip I also got a few samples and my birthday gift from Sephora.

Birthday Gift



This year Sephora is giving a Make Up For Ever sample set. I’m VIB, so I just got a sample Smoky Extravagant Mascara and a lipstick. I’m excited to try out the mascara, but the lipstick is a shade that I probably won’t wear. It’s red with a strong brown undertone, a colour my mom frequently wore in the late 90s. Even though I’m going to be a year older, I think I’m still too young for this type of colour.



After Sephora I went into Kiehl’s to ask some skincare questions. Lately I can’t seem to get my skin to be smooth, I won’t get acne but I’ll get little bumps on my cheeks. Most things were pretty expensive, so I just got samples of what they suggested and if it works I’ll order online. If you know anything for the bumps, I’d love to know in the comments because it’s driving me insane. They don’t even go away when I exfoliate.

The first one is of their Line Reducing Concentrate, which I won’t use for lines obviously, but the person working there said it does wonders for skin texture which is what I need. The next one is of their Midnight Recovery Concentrate, which I’m going to try instead of night cream. He said my night cream might be too heavy, causing the bumps on my skin which is quite possible because my night cream is very thick. It was great during the winter, but I don’t think I need something that heavy during this time of year. I hope that this will replace that. Lastly, he threw in a sample of their Oil-Free Lotion for me to try just as an extra.

Well there’s my haul! I got some great stuff, and you’ll probably see it again very soon in favourites and tutorials. I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments what you’ve hauled lately!

Bye for now!






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  • Reply msbeautyguru June 8, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Omygosh my mac concealer broke after rolling off my makeup table too, and i salvaged what i could into tupperwear lol!! Im SOOOO careful with them now haha โ™ฅโ™กโ™ฅ

    • Reply Chelsey June 8, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      Haha this new one should be rolled I’m bubble wrap! Haha

  • Reply msbeautyguru June 8, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Ps. amazing haul I love everything you got :))

    • Reply Chelsey June 8, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      Thank you! New makeup is the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jae June 9, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Great haul! And advanced happy birthday to you ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always wanted to try Clinique’s Cheek Pops. They look so pigmented.


    • Reply Chelsey June 9, 2014 at 6:34 am

      Thank you! And I’m really enjoying it so far ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lynch Mob Chick June 9, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Nice haul!!! Btw, is that mac concealer good for under eyes?

    • Reply Chelsey June 9, 2014 at 6:35 am

      Thank you! The concealer is great for under the eyes, its not too thick. I do set it with powder though just in case.

  • Reply jasmincharlotte June 9, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Happy birthday for this week! Such a good haul, I really want to try those Clinique pops, they look so pretty! X

  • Reply milliemakeup June 9, 2014 at 8:27 am

    amazing haul Chelsey! Happy Birthday for this week xx

  • Reply Othingsbeauty June 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Happy Early Birthday!! I’ve been wanting to try the Clinique cheek pops for a while! So jealous!

    • Reply Chelsey June 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you! I definitely want to pick up more.

  • Reply United Pink June 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Happy early birthday! Love everything you bought xD

  • Reply sweetpri June 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Happy early birthday! I’ve been enjoying my Kiehl’s Rare Earth cleanser and tonic. They’ve really helped clear up my skin recently! ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck!

    • Reply Chelsey June 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you! I started using the kiehls stuff and I can’t believe how smooth and soft my skin is already!

      • Reply sweetpri June 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

        Can’t wait to try more of their stuff! You’ll have to let me know what you think of the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I’m hesitant to put oil on my face!

        • Reply Chelsey June 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

          It really feels nice and not greasy. From what I understand that adding oil to your skincare helps to balance out your natural oils.

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