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When I am stress... I haul.

By icyabstract · January 28, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Which might explain the slight influx of hauls, When I get stressed out (usually from school) I end up seeking solace in either food or retail therapy. Though I don't have time to hit the stores, I manage to do it via the interwebz. Though when I get stress and I don't have time at all to surf, that's a totally different story and a very sad one at that.

But anyway these packages came a day apart, but since I knew I was going to receive them at about the same time I waited to do a collective haul entry. For some reason it seems like I am very home bound. If you have noticed all my recent haul entries are packages... I feel so reliant on the internet.


Package #1


I had bought these items from icefrost though It's a long story how I ended up buying from her. Well it's not that long but it can get rambly. ha. So yes I am back with my self-tanning mania. Even though I have a great self-tanning product that I love, I can't help but venture out and try more.


This package came in yesterday so I have tried the Coppertone Sunless Tanner out. It does produce a subtle tan effect, not entirely obvious but you can see a slight color change with just one application.

What surprised me was the product came out white, like a regular lotion.


I guess I had been too used to self tanners that come with a bronzer quality to them, this one is purely a gradual tanning lotion. The lotion does smell really good though, before the self tanner scent kicks in.

She was also really sweet to send me a little freebie



Getil Lentil Solid Shampoo sample from Lush. Absolutely cannot wait to try this out!

So that was the first package, moving on to the second one...

Package #2

Just got this one in today. Exciting~


A big thanks to Lin for informing me about this website that had a spree an ongoing ELF spree (and they still do, it's like massive spree website).

The main reason for me placing this order would have to be this lipstick:



Their Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph.

This was one of the shades that Lollipop26 had raved about not too long ago. The minute I saw the swatch of this or even the product picture on her blog, I knew that by hook or by crook I had to get my hands on it. Why? Just cause it's a nude lipstick (:

When looking at the lipstick in person, it reminds me a lot of MAC's Creme D'Nude. I whipped my Creme D'Nude out and did a group shot.


They look quite similar when placed along-side each other, but here's a lipswatch of Natural Nymph.


I find that this is more of a nude then Creme D'Nude is. I think it might be because Creme D'Nude is a bit pinkier on... or it just has a little more life to it. This is actually really pale!
I do like the texture of it, it's nice and smooth on though for this particular shade I think you need to work at getting it on. It's not something you can throw on and run out. You have to make sure it's sitting right and you didn't miss a spot, get rid of the 'lipstick-line', that sort of a thing. The color is really nice but not something I would wear on it's own. I think even for me, it's too much of an extreme nude and I look sick (like ill-sick) with it alone.

Next I picked up some single eyeshadows just to try out, since I was making an order.



Wild Wheat

I searched for swatches of the eyeshadows before purchasing and Wild Wheat was probably one of the shades that everyone says not to get because it doesn't show up. Not that the pigmentation sucks, it's just so much of a skintone shade that it's doesn't show up well, geddit? Personally, that is exactly the eyshadow shade I was looking for. Like with my Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow, I wanted something that was nude on and skintoned with a nice pretty sheen.

Next eyeshadow shade I got was:



Mystic Moss

I got this because I thought it was quite a unique shade. It's like a grey at some angles and a moss green at others, really pretty!
Here are some swatches:


Non existent Wild Wheat... but you see the sheen!

So that's my little stress relief bundle right there. I would be lying if I said this is it... but this the bulk of it! ;)

Right so as usual I'm goint to go rush and get ready for my night classes, thank you all for reading!

Filed in: haul
Tagged with: Nude Lips, lush, self-tanner, haul, elf
posted by
1/28/10

great haul babe, love Mystic Moss! :)


posted by
1/28/10

"High 5" me too!! I spend more when I'm sad/stress!!!!

The eyeshadows look good!!! I haven't tried those before and I'm loving the mystic moss!!!(from your swatches)


posted by
1/28/10

Babe!! You got the Elf stuff... Yey!!! Great.... How's the spree organiser??? Gd??


posted by
1/28/10

i ordered the lippy too! can't wait to get it! (okay, i ordered it b4 i started my self-imposed ban so not considered breaking the ban)

haha, that's my regular spree org :p


posted by
1/28/10

Wild Wheat would look like a nice natural blush! :)


posted by
1/28/10

Wild Wheat looks awesome. I'm itching to get it now. But I've got a self-imposed ban so :(


posted by
1/28/10

Wow. Awesome hauls. I have yet to try their mineral line. And the Natural Nymph looks good on you, Saralove. :)


posted by
1/29/10

feistyskies: Thanks!

everbluec: Haha, hi-5! Mystic Moss is a rather pretty shade, just used it today as an all over lid color for a quick smokey-ish look, pretty! get it! X)

linnera: Yeap, thank you for recommending me dear! (:

purplio: Haha yes don't worry that doesn't count. Lol, can't wait for yours to arrive!

misschillipadi: That's true, it's a great neutral look with a little something sort of a color. haha.

chloesque: yay at someone liking wild wheat too! (: Haha well.... get it after you lift the ban ;)

heavenlygorgeous: Thank you (: I think if I took a full face shot it would have looked a little out of place, it's kind of too nude *shock horror at me saying something is too nude* lol.


posted by
1/29/10

OK.. I think I'm sold on it!!!... lolx


posted by
1/29/10

I'm loving that lippie colour on yr lips.. very au naturel! and wild wheat wld look so pretty on days when u just want a pop of shimmer on yr lids.. i like!


posted by
1/29/10

everbluec: Muahaha! :D

amyrleex: Thank you (: Yeap exactly! Though a lot people seem to say skip on buying it, I say go get it! Lol.


posted by
1/29/10

ooh i love the lipstick and the mystic moss looks soo pretty! can't wait to see it on you!


posted by
1/29/10

liana123: It's a pretty shade, but not something very everyday-friendly for me. Ooh yes I love Mystic Moss too, it's very pretty on (:


posted by
1/29/10

Hi! I hope you like the self-tanner :) I decided that i shall go fairer, not tanner, hah. I hope the tanner is now more well-deserved under your hands :)

You look good with the lipstick! I did a review on it, comparing with mac myth, about a week ago! :D I think I shall get the creme d'nude next time!


posted by
1/29/10

icefrost: Ah I see. Yes I do really love it! It's quite fuss-free and it smells good, before the self-tanner scent kicks in. haha. Thank you for the sample of Gentil Lentil!

Aw thanks. Yeap I saw it, it's quite close actually! And I've always wanted to get Myth, now I'm not so sure. It's a nice nude, but not very practical for me.. I think. Since it's more pink-based.


posted by
2/01/10

:) love it.
check out mine!


posted by
2/01/10

ooh i was interested in those 2 ELF shadows too. Wild Wheat is not a good choice for me but Mystic Moss looks interesting


posted by
2/02/10

Fiend: Mystic Moss is very interested indeed! I can envision the green showing up more over a green cream shadow base. But without it's like a blackened moss green or something. Quite unique.


posted by
2/02/10

i am envisioning Mystic Moss over skinny jeans *hint hint to an owner of skinny jeans* lolol.
I wonder how those two would look together..hmmm


posted by
2/02/10

Fiend: To be honest, that was the first combination I tried with Mystic Moss! haha. I thought the colors looked similar so I tried them out together. It makes Mystic Moss a little darker, it's hard to explain. I'll def do a LOTD when I use that combo again!


posted by
2/02/10

wow we think alike! it was the first thing i thought thats why i *hinted* lol. Can't wait to see it, in my mind they go perfectly together.


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