I compiled a list of items I wanted to try first, for example the YSL Volume Faux Cils Luxurious and the Shocking Bold felt-tip eyeliner pen before choosing addictive items like lipsticks, LOL. I wanted to stay clear of the lipsticks and glosses because I have so many...But for me, passing up a lipstick? It's like a bee passing up pollen swollen flowers! :) I kept eyeing them but took a deep breath and concentrated on my list which mostly consisted of powders, powder brushes, eyeliners, and mascaras. I was looking for a good powder to swipe over my new Garnier BB Cream, which I'm totally loving. Anywho, I went on a high-end haul and came home with a few things.
First stop was to check out some Pure Colors by Estee Lauder...but I really wish they had more of a color selection. I knew I wanted some sort of pink shade so Fuchsia Flame was my best choice. It is a creme finish and is one of the best quality polishes I own.
Estee Lauder Pure Color - Fuchsia Flame
The YSL deluxe sample gloss was complimentary of the associate from Saks, she knew me from when I would shop more frequently a few months back so she was kind enough to throw in a few samples. This shade is really nice, it's the Golden Gloss in #4 Golden Fuchsia. I actually really like the Golden Gloss line, these glosses are smooth and soft and come in a huge array of colors...Best of all they contains less than 0.2% of real 24 carat gold flecks :)
Originally I wanted the Chanel powder brush but when I tested it out at home it was sort of scratchy...I was a little disappointed with Saks return policy, as it seems they made a big deal that I had already used the brush, even though they had never given me any problems with returns previously...So I'm not sure what their 'deal' was that day....Honestly, if I am going to spend $60 on a powder brush, it better be pretty darn worth it! As soon as I returned it, off I went to find one that I liked. I tried MAC in search of the #134 but they were out so I finally found one I liked from Sephora, the Rounded Powder #49...and best of all does not scratch my face :) Which brings me to the Clinique Powder. I had used this powder previously while in high school and really liked it so I'm giving it another chance. Look at how big the brush is compared to the lid of the Clinique powder...that is big!
Clinique Blended Face Powder #3
Last but not least, my order from Nordstrom came in, dropping off 2 of the YSL Effet Faux Cils 'Shocking' Bold felt-tip eyeliner pen in Black. From what the associate was telling me at Saks, this pen has continuously sold out, so when I found it at Nordstrom's website I ordered 2. I love the bold and outrageously black color it gives, the felt tip pen is very convenient and easy to use. Meanwhile I went to Saks and picked up the YSL mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious because I heard great things about it.
Next on my list....The YSL - Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain...it's calling my name!!