Sunday, 4 November 2012

October's beauty buys - What, no Korean goodies?!

Hi lovelies, it's time for another monthly haul post! As the title states, October was sadly lacking in any hauling of cute Korean cosmetics - shock horror! 

...actually, I did buy some, but they are still en-route, so you shall have to wait to see some pretty Korean cosmetics in the November beauty buys edition :)

Anyhow, I still do have some lovely new things on my dressing table~  

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, Healthy Mix Concealer, and Healthy Mix Foundation - all in Shade 51

Some of you will remember that I picked up the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in last month's haul post, so you may be wondering why I have a picture of it again this month. Well, it turns out that I'm really horrid at swatching, as the shade I bought was actually too dark for my skin! 

Luckily Priceline recently had a 30% off sale, so I was able to buy the foundation in shade 51 - and I also decided to treat myself and also picked up the Healthy Mix Serum (a gel foundation, supposedly), and the matching concealer (totally love it!). 

Shade 51 is perfect for my skin tone! This is the first time I've ever come across a foundation that is such a close fit for me - in the past I've only ever used a foundation that was too pink-based, too yellow, too orange...I'm really happy I decided to try out the Bourjois range. 

SHE Pure Magic Prime, Nivea Eye Cream

Another new discovery is this primer from Aussie brand OM SHE Aromatherapy (aka SHE) - actually, it's more of a re-discovery. I remember seeing SHE products at my local Priceline when I was about 12-13, and not quite into make-up yet. But I remember really admiring the SHE products, because they were so prettily packaged - pale pink bottles and tubes, with gold font. They just looked so high class, and feminine! 

Aside from bb creams and highlighters, I have a major obsession with primers - so I just had to get this when I saw it on sale - the packaging's not as pretty, but it's got some impressive claims. 

The almond oil in this worried me a bit, as my skin tends to break out from such ingredients - but so far I'm so, so happy to have discovered this because this makes my skin smooth. Will use it a bit more, and then I'll have a proper review up for it in the coming weeks. 

The Nivea eye cream, I just had to get because I'm worried about the skin around my eyes getting a bit dry lately - and I certainly don't want to get wrinkles early because of that! 

Essence I love Stage Eye Primer, Gel Liner Brush

Also picked up a cheap eye primer from Essence, to see if it'd help my eye liner from smudging. And also got the eye liner brush on a whim, and am glad I did - it's great for doing more thinner lines as opposed to the thicker lines I get from using my Tony Moly gel eyeliner brush. 

Napro Hair Care Lotion, Maybelline Baby Lips - Anti Oxident Baby

Some cheap and cheerful buys - a hair conditioner to keep my hair from drying out, and a new lip balm (since I quite like the other Baby Lips balm I'm using).

Real Techniques brushes - Core Collection

Ahh, here's the one purchase that I was anticipating the most. I've been after a buffing brush for awhile, since I'm really after a natural looking face as possible. People keep saying buffing foundation or bb cream gives the most natural and flawless effect, so there we go - I just had to get this set! I bought it off iherb, since this set retails for about $45 at Priceline, while it's about $18 plus shipping on iherb. I've only used the buffing brush so far, but I'm prepared to say it was money well spent :)

That concludes my beauty buys for October - now onto the fashion hauls. 

Picked up 2 dresses, both from Cotton On (need to stop going there - my wardrobe is slowly turning into a mini Cotton On store!)

A maxi dress, and a mini-dress with a cool print~

And finally, here's the latest addition to my handbag collection! Technically, it should be in my November haul post, but I couldn't wait to show you guys, plus let you know that Forever New is currently having a 50% off sale items promotion right now, so get to it! 

It's a boxy type of handbag, in a pale pink colour with a gold coloured clasp. It's a bit big and heavy but I love it to bits, and can't wait to use it! Forever New is like heaven for me, handbag wise <3 

Haha, I think I babbled a bit too much in this post, so thanks for reading! 

What have you been spending on this last month? Let me know! 


  1. I love how cute the

    outside is of the Bourjois
    products are! They can
    be pricey, atleast in my

    I'm really curious about

    the Essence primer!
    Hopefully cheap can be
    good as well c:

    Cute dress & cute bag!
    Nice haul Tulipy!


  2. I need to get my hands on that foundation!Everyone seems to love it. 45$ for those Real techniques brushes is insane. I'm glad you got it cheaper elsewhere!I've seen that set at ULTA and I am quite interested in it. I picked up the stippling brush from that line and I really like it.

  3. That bag is so so so so cute!!! *0* I want it!
    Wonderful haul overall. :D~ Very jealous of all the new goodies!

  4. I follow you and I hope you will reciprocate...

  5. They all look soo cute! I can't wait to go to south korea next spring! I love your nickname, tulips come from my country (The Netherlands!) have you ever been to the tulip fields?


  6. oooh, great hauls! I want a real technique brushes too, I have heard so much on them =)

  7. Beauty In A Bottle6 November 2012 at 11:44

    I love Bourjois foundations. They are great quality!

  8. That was a lovely haul:D I like the new bag you got, the pale pink color sorta makes it look vintage :) All i got in October was a new Revlon Lip Butter in the shade Macaroon and a new Maybelline black pencil liner. Thanks for sharing your beauty buys! :)


  9. Yay I love iHerb! It's the best for affordable shipping and cheap prices for Real Techniques brushes :) I have wondered about the Essence primer and whether it does a good job. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum is one of my favourite foundations - it's great you managed to find a shade that closely matches your skin tone :)

  10. I like the Bourjois packaging too - especially the healthy mix serum - the red cap is so cute ^_^
    Yep, Bourjois is quite pricey, I tend to wait for the sales~
    Thanks for visiting!

  11. It's so darling, I zoomed onto it as soon as I saw it, lol.
    Thanks ^_^

  12. I know! I kept seeing such great reviews that I just had to urge to try it. I'm liking the healthy mix serum so far :)
    It's surprising how overpriced drugstore brands are here in Australia! Thank goodness for online shopping~

  13. Ooh, I'm jealous you get to go to Korea soon! Thanks - I haven't been before, but it's certainly on my wish list! The tulip fields must be gorgeous there!

  14. Thanks Janet ^^
    Yeah, the good reviews on the buffing brush convinced me to buy the set! I like it so far~

  15. I want to try all the Bourjois foundations! I'm really pleased with the healthy mix serum :)

  16. Thanks Lizzy! Yeah, the pink is a really sweet colour <3
    Ooh, the lip butter sounds nice, I've heard good things about them~
    Thanks for visiting!

  17. Iherb's become a new fave website of mine! Glad I could get the RT brushes for a much more affordable price :)
    I'm so happy I decided to give Bourjois a try - now I want to try all their other foundations!

  18. Thanks! Bourjois is a new fave brand of mine - can't wait to try some of their other products :)

  19. Nice haul! I like the brush set and that mini dress has such gorgeous prints!
    I can't remember what I bought last month, but I don't think I bought any new clothes. Prolly just some random beauty/haircare stuff


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