Wednesday, June 22, 2011

vacation haul + swatches (sephora, ulta, target, nordstrom, aldo, etc.)

Sephora cleansing pad (love this!!), theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing hair sheen, MUFE Smoky Lash, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy #06 Luscious Cherry, Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp cool cleansing oil, Boscia BB Cream, Sephora tinted body mist

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in #06 Luscious Cherry

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

ULTA & Drugstore:
Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo (colorless) - free w/ULTAmate Rewards pts, Revlon Colorstay Aqua setting powder (Revlon was BOGO 50% off), Revlon New Complexion one step makeup (like this to set my makeup, actually!), Wet 'n' Wild Gilded Age palette, Sonia Kashuk blush in Sunset, Philosophy Microdelivery exfoliating cloths

Revlon Craving Coral, Essie Too Too Hot, OPI Guy Meets Gal-Veston, Sally Hansen Without a Stitch

Sephora Favorites In the Glow kit - total steal!

Sephora Favorites In the Glow kit -
I'd been wanting to try almost ALL of these products for a while, so I couldn't resist this set!

Burberry Lip Cover in Nude Beige, Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 143 Nahema, YSL Rouge Pur Couture #23 Coral Poetique

Burberry Lip Cover in Nude Beige

 Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 143 Nahema

YSL Rouge Pur Couture #23 Coral Poetique 

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Something Special, Stila Convertible Color in Petunia ($4.99 at J.Crew!)

MAC Something Special, Stila Petunia

Unlike the other Stila Convertible Color I own, Gerbera (which is too dry for lips, in my opinion), Petunia also works really well as a lip color. Love it!


I actually had more samples, but I used a few - Kate Somerville Exfolikate Gentle and Ojon's new color-treated shampoo & conditioner (two packs of each) were notable ones!

The DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew was a 100pt perk at Sephora, and I was surprised that it's a full ounce - the full size is 1.7oz! I've been using it daily and LOVE it so far - no breakouts to speak of, yay!

The Nordstrom tubs are the Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator and MAC Studio Sculpt foundation (which I'm too scared to try - MAC foundations scare me!).

Trina Turk for Clinique makeup bag (GWP - Mom got this w/the Pore Refining Solutions serum she purchased, and she gave it to me - I love it! Each bag's design was slightly different)

(back view)

Jewelry from Aldo and Target (ring)

Aldo necklaces (the feather one and the one pictured above were BOGO free)

Aldo braid headband, Nordstrom animal print headband/wrap, J.Crew flip-flops ($9.99!), and Target belt

Aldo "Kemfort" tote

I actually got this tote for my Mom as part of her birthday gift, and seeing her use it on the trip made me realize how fab it is - so I bought one for myself, too! haha

Okay, so last but not least, I got this little piece of fabulousness:

Peacock pillow from Pier1 (rosette pillows from Target)

And since I posted that pic above anyways, I thought I'd share these other pics I took recently of my bedroom, for inquiring minds!

Okay, I suppose that's all for now! I'll be back soon with some recent FOTDs. Oh, and there will absolutely be a June Favorites post this month - I already have my list made! ;) 

As always, thanks for reading!

<3 Jess


  1. I love that bag with the bow! Sooo cute :)

  2. I've never heard of Aldo before but I am IN LOVE with that bag!!

  3. The make up bag is adorable, and I so want to try Dr. Perricone No Foundation Foundation. I might have to get that Sephora kit :D

  4. Great haul! That glow kit looks amazing.


  5. Wow, such a great haul!! I just love the polishes and those flip flops! They're so 'beach glam' hehehe

  6. Lovely haul! So many summery wonderfuls going on here. Welcome back dear! :)

  7. Thanks ladies!

    Bailey - The Dr. Perricone No Foundation Foundation is so far the only thing from the kit I wasn't impressed with. :\ It was too orange for me, and the texture was extremely sticky on my skin, and that stickiness did not go away all day. I would definitely recommend getting a sample before taking the plunge (or just using the sample in this kit, which otherwise I really love!).

  8. Love the Guerlain lipstick!! It is now on my must have list! ;)

  9. sometimes i find the BEST bags in Aldo i wish i saw the one u got!!!! the necklaces are pretty! the YSL lipstick is gorgeous and i love stila petunia. MAC something special is something i def have wish listed

  10. Woo girl you hauled! Love the YSL Lippie and the leopard print accessories. Just got a gigantic leopard print scarf in the mail today and it is divine. Enjoy all your new goodies!

  11. I LOVE the YSL Papaya SO much and I've really been considering purchasing the cherry color too. It's nice to see it on someone's lips! It's hard to find swatches of these!

    ♥ Jessica

  12. I have been stalking the Aldo site and cannot find it anywhere. :(

  13. It sold out on the site. The Aldo store near me didn't have it in stock the last time I was in there, but if you have an Aldo Accessories store anywhere near you, I'd check there! Or you could always call and ask if a store could ship it to you - it's called the Kemfort, if that helps!