I don’t normally blog about my hauls, because I don’t purchase enough items per month to film or write about. In fact, I’ve been on a serious spending budget to even warrant an article on a haul. However, the holidays are amongst us and around this time is when my shopaholic syndrome kicks in full force. It’s terrible. I want to buy presents for my family and friends and for myself.
It’s totally okay to splurge on myself, at least, once a year, right? Plus, it is my birthday month. So lets get started!
Crown Brush had been having these amazing Instagram sales + free shipping. Having tried Crown Brush before, I wanted to check out their other items.
A set of 5 Chubby Eye Pencils – Instagram sale price: $15+Free Shipping. Current price is $3.99 per pencil. That’s a savings of $4.95 + whatever cost of shipping.
Under Exposed palette – Instagram sale price: $17+Free Shipping. Current price is $21.95. Another $4.95 savings + whatever cost of shipping.
I have never tried any Rimmel London lip products before, so I had a $1 coupon and decided to give it a try!
Lasting Finish line $3.99 after $1 off coupon at Target.
I had to also visit Nordstrom Rack. Okay, I was actually there to look for a gift, but ended up leaving the store with this h.i.p. (happening in the present) shirt.
“You belong among the wild flowers” $16.97. I don’t even care what the shirt said, I just liked how the shirt looked.
Other than my absolute love for Sephora, I also indulge at ULTA. They make it so easy to spend there, considering they carry other products like toothpaste and “drugstore” brand cosmetics + you earn points. On top of that, I used my 20% off entire purchase. That’s a great deal!
So I purchased an item from one of my favorite brands, TooFaced.
Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick $16.80. Original price $21.
I then ventured to the Urban Decay displays. I originally wanted to buy a lipstick, but I already have way too many and saw this product…
24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil $12.80. Original price $16
I moved on from there to my other favorite and inexpensive brand, NYX Cosmetics. As I was looking around, I discovered a product that I had never seen before…
NYX All Over Balm $5.19. Originally $6.49.
During December of every year, I go out of my way to take advantage of Sephora’s $15/$20 (or whatever) discount + free birthday gift. On top of that, I had just discovered Yappem through Kristina of The Feminine Files. It’s basically an app for people to earn points towards Gift Cards. First of all, I went bananas on this app. I love good discounts and even better if there was some way to earn a $5 or more gift card from a favorite store. After 2 weeks, I earned enough for a $5 Sephora Gift Card.
First of all, I got my birthday present by Make Up For Ever and I can’t wait to try it!
FREE! Best price, EVER!
I couldn’t fathom spending a lot of money, but I wanted something nice. A luxury. And I looked to Marc Jacobs Beauty to find this…
La Coquette – Four-Piece Favorites Collection $35 after my $15 discount and $5 GC.
This next one I blame Facebook, again. First Plated, now this. However, this one is a RENTAL.
Rocksbox. Have you seen their Ads floating around on Facebook, like I have? I had been tempted by their Ads for a very long time and I decided to jump. Also, if you sign up using this link, you’ll receive a FREE $25 Gift Card and so will I! Help a lady out.
Subscription rental is normally $19. They were having a deal, so I got mine for $9. Boxes normally have three pieces of designer jewelry with a total value of $200. Return the jewelry whenever you want, keep and pay for the pieces you love! Best of all, members receive 20% off the retail price of the jewelry they want to keep!
These are the pieces I received…
Necklace by SLATE. Original price $56 / Member price $44.
Bangle by House of Harlow 1960. Original price $54 / Member price $43.
Ring by Margaret Elizabeth. Original price $115 / Member price $91.
I loved all of these pieces except the House of Harlow 1960 – Thin Arrow Bangle in Grey and Silver. It was just so-so. I like that I can rent 3 pieces of jewelry for however long I want. Since it is a subscription, you will be charged $19/month whether you return your box or not.
So what do you think of my haul?