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Monday, June 30, 2008


Hi guys! Sorry I left you hanging last night, but I was SOOOOOOO tired...

I yelled my BF on the bus on the way home (We take bus from Gainesville to Miami and back for $40, I tried driving before, and just the gas is $150...o.O!). I ALWAY ALWAYS GET THE FRONT SEAT, like literally right behind the driver! I HAVE to know/see where I'm going (also, it's fun when there's an accident and we get stuck in traffic, and I always check out the accident site, LOL!) AND I'm slightly claustrophobic, so I just CAN'T handle a seat in the back. However, this time my BF told me the wrong time, the bus was supposed to leave at 4:00pm, but he told me that the bus was leaving at 4:30pm. I got there at 3:15 in order to get my front seat (lame, I know), but much to my horror, THEY WERE TAKEN! OMFG!!!!! I ended up having to sit behind a guy w/ dreadlocks that smelled HORRIBLE(yes, you can have dreadlocks and don't smell)! I was so mad I almost cried (lamer, I know), and yelled at my BF for like 3 hours. However, he bought me Sbarro's supreme pizza (my fave), and everything was peachy. However, he wasn't exactly thrilled seeing all the makeup I ordered....

All the nonsense aside, on to my haul. I think my bank account/wallet might be thinking of suicide cuz they can't handle my abuse anymore, LOL! I was so stupid though, I shopped online a lot, and thinking they'd all arrive before my trip, but alas, they didn't. I was a little anxious the whole entire time in Miami. However, luckily, they were there waiting for me patiently when I got back (I seriously need to start baking cookies for my awesome neighbors).

MAC PRO Haul: I only got 6 pro pigments b/c I want to save for the up coming collections (damn you, MES duo and blush)! I was a little pissed though cuz in stores, all the pro pigments were FILLED TO THE RIM, however, when I got home, I realized that mine were only like 50% full (other than primary yellow). I mean, I know b/c they are matte, they will appear less than chunky pigments like helium/rose, but this is getting ridiculous. Everything I get MAC I'd think how many NYX items I could've bought...
Copper metal
Dusty Coral
True Chartreuse
French Violet
Marine Ultra
Primary yellow

Urban Outfitter Haul: No, I didn't get clothes, cuz they are way too expensive, I'm good w/ my Forever21. I got these little balms called Perfumeria Gals. OMG, they smell HEAVENLY! I mean they don't just smell good, they smell AWESOME! They are $6+Tax each, and they are basically scented Vaseline, but in my opinion, they are 98765431357 times better than Rosebud Salve. Also, they come in indescribably adorable containers, I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.

Cherryculture haul!: DAMN they took FOREVER and a half get delivered! I took full advantage of 20% off discount, LOL! I also ordered hermes l/s, but it was back ordered, so they just refunded me the 99 cents, LOL! I got a lot of NYX e/s trio and lip/eye liners. The lip liners were $1 each, but it was BOGOF, so you KNOW I was ALL over that! I really LOVE the eyeliners, the copper penny one is an exact dupe of MAC Foxy lady. I'm in LOVE!

Aqua Marine
Lake Moss
Hippie Chic
Spring leaf, lime green, green tea
Team Spirit

EDM Haul!: OMG! They came out w/ the Super full size personal kit which allows you to pick 12 items for only $50! There was also a 20% off I went WILD! I've always wanted to try their pressed powders, so I got almost all of them. I also got some cleansing bars as well as the genle lip scrub. I haven't tried any of them yet, I will do a review after a few test runs. Yes, I know all the powders look exactly the same....

Etsy haul!: I purchased some soaps from Outtabody from Etsy. The scents are to die for! They are very moisturzing and very affordable as well! I'm going to do a formal review on this one! So stay tuned! Sorry, no pics of them at this time!

Here's what I ordered:
By any 3 5-6 ounce soaps for $10.00, are you say:

1. Strawberry delight
1. Peppermint
1. Creme brulee
$10.00 for all three

1. Blue sugar -now has a 2 toned blue color
1. Tahitian Vanilla
1. Lemon Danish
$10.00 for all 3

Clearance watermelon $1.00
Chocolate cocoa $5.00 for set of 3

Subtotal is $26.00
Shipping $10.00 USPS Priority mail flat rate box

WOW. That was intense! I hope your computer didn't crash due to MASSIVE amount of picutures!

I also have a Crabtree & Evelyn haul coming later, but I just want to get this up so tie you over, LOL! I will update later. Stay tuned!


p.s. My mom says Hi!


Nikki said...

wow! you take hauls to another level! i love your haul! i can't even imagine how much all of those products costs total! btw, i love your blog! you're so cute!

Erica said...

dang... that was a hugeeeeeeeeeeeee haul! I love the packaging for your lip balms, they're so cute! You should do a review for your EDM pressed powders. =] I'd love to hear about them.

Elizabeth said...

wow that is a massive haul!! Can you please do swatches of the pressed EDM powder? Thanks!

Angie said...

Omg...*dies of jealousy* lol. I think I did mention once that you always have amazing hauls lol. Reading your blog always make me lem for something. :P Yes please do a review for the EDM pressed powders. ^-^

ilurvemakeup said...

I hate the backseat of buses too :|

Nice haul!!! I'm still gawking at it lol O_O Yes I'd also like swatches of the pressed EMs, I haven't ordered them, but added them to my wishlist :)

Anonymous said...

Can you depot those EDM pressed powders?
Are they the standard shape that can fit into my regular compact cases? Thanks :)

SiameseK said...

Tao..omg, I am so envious right now! CRAZY haul! I'm still waiting for my EDM stuff... it's taking forever :( Let us know how you're liking the pressed powders!
P.S: glad you found your ring!! :D

eBeautyBlog said...

OH MY!!! You're making me drool~~~~ and itch with jealousy~ LOL. Can't wait to see the colors on you :)

virtualbabe said...

wow... that's the most ultimate haul I've ever seen... LOL. Pic heavy.. and not done yet?? Geez.. you know how to shop!! Can't wait on your thoughts on the EDM pressed powders.

Roxy said...

thanks =] omg i'm so jealous of your haul! lol do you have a MAC Pro card?

ps your mom is too cute!!

Anonymous said...

ooh please let us know which pressed powder color worked best for you, i have the same skintone. thanks so much.

Katrina said...

I'm a Forever 21 lover too, can't be cute clothes for super cheap. Those little pot things are so adorable, who cares whats in them I just want to carry one around.

I have the Aquamarine & Team Spirit trios, they are so fun. Next time I want to get Hippie Chic, the purple looks really pretty. How are the eye liners? I've been wanting to get some cheap colorful ones but I don't know anything about the NYX ones.

thegreatpo said...

Hi, Tao. I was just curious, have you tried any of EDM's finishing veils? I saw that they have some but you're not allowed to sample those. :(

I got a sample of Soft Radiance from the Signature Minerals website and I really love it. It produces such a nice subtle shimmery glow! You can check it out: here.

Since I prefer EDM's foundation, I am naturally wondering if EDM has a similar product. I hate paying for shipping! >:O

Anyway, thanks much for taking the time to review all of these products, take pictures, and make videos! They are really helpful and entertaining at the same time. :) You make me spend more money than I usually would on beauty products but, as a fellow college student, I am thankful that you do reviews about drugstore products too! ^_^

Best wishes!