Friday, August 19, 2011

tax-free weekend haul (sephora, mac, b&bw, philosophy, etc.)

Hey, lovely people! I hope you're all having a fabulous Friday! Finally some sun shined through my window, and I was able to take swatch pics - hallelujah. :)  So, here is the damage from my little shopping outing last Saturday during Florida's tax-free weekend. I wasn't even planning on shopping, since I went shopping the weekend before, but my friend talked me into going to the mall with her - bad (yet so good!) idea!! I had also bought a couple of things at Old Navy, but returned them so I could get the big Slatkin & Co. candles you'll see below - what can I say, I'm just not much a clothes shopper! 

On with the goodies...

Tokidoki mini hairbrush & mirror (for my handbag - SO CUTE!), Smashbox Girls on Film blush rush in Pose (had to get this after my love affair w/Silhouette!), Sephora by OPI Spark-Tacular! top coat, Philosophy I Love Candy Corn (caramel candy corn) 3-in-1

Spark-Tacular! top coat over OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window

Smashbox Pose (right) compared to Silhouette (left)

Silhouette (left), Pose (right)
Slatkin & Co. mini candles (3 for $5): Hot Chocolate, Cinnamon Sugared Donut, Autumn, Pumpkin Patch, Lavender Macaroons (smells like Stovetop stuffing, no joke!), Marshmallow Fireside

Bath & Body Works Lunch Box PB&J hand sanitizer gel (free w/coupon), C.O. Bigelow Lemon & Strawberry tinted lip balm (love the Lemon & Ginger so much, I had to have another!)

C.O. Bigelow Lemon & Strawberry tinted lip balm

Bath & Body Works Caramel Apple hand soap

Of the Slatkin & Co. mini candles, I had two massive favorites, which of course weren't available in store yet.  I went to the website and ordered these two (20% off - wish they were BOGO 50% off, though!). I was really impressed w/the shipping - they were at my door in two days!

Slatkin & Co. Hot Chocolate candle

Slatkin & Co. Cinnamon Sugared Donut candle

Philosophy Harvest Spice (pumpkin orange) body lotion - this smells amazing! I love anything pumpkin-scented. :)

Victoria's Secret Seductive Amber fragrance mist (bought 2 other things for gifts, which I'm not gonna show here!)

MAC Sheen Supreme lipsticks: Blossom Culture & Royal Azalea

Blossom Culture

Royal Azalea 

random goodies from Target - $5 Degrassi DVD (addicted to that show!), Que Bella chocolate face mask

Mouse was being very silly yesterday morning, so I thought I'd share these two pics of him, too - since I can't have a post with no kitty pics - that would be tragic!

he's the softest kitty in the world!

caught mid-yawn! (you can also see Sammy on the floor in the doorway if you look closely)

Mouse reminds me of Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon when he yawns...

<3 <3 <3

That's all for now.  See you soon!

Thanks for reading. :)

<3 Jess


  1. I will need to go to BBW and get some of the new candles! Kinda excited that fall is around the corner. I also picked up the Spark-tacular top coat from Sephora last night, this thing is amazing!!! Blossom Culture looks so pretty, definitely adding that to my list now :)

  2. I MUST get that nail polish.. Nice haul (:

  3. LOL at Mouse's yawn! So cute <3 I just got a Confetti polish at CVS called Tasmanian Devil that looks a lot like the Sephora OPI polish. I want to find a pink jelly lacquer so I can dupe Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop (as seen on Nouveau Cheap). And I need those candles! I'm particularly curious about the Lavender Macaroon... I just think the hubs might like it if the house smelled like stuffing :) Great haul!

  4. Hi ladies!

    Ebru - I'm excited for fall, too - I'm over summer! I'm definitely into the new Sheen Supremes - the only other one I have is Supremely Confident, and I hate that one. :P

    Sarah - that's exactly what I wanted to do with Spark-tacular! I love Candy Shop, but hate that it's not available on its own. Lavender Macaroon definitely does not smell AT ALL like its name, but I love stuffing, so I don't mind one bit! :)

  5. I'm so jealous of the MAC lippys and delicious candles!

  6. Great goodies! I saw a flyer for the tax-free weekend when I was there but was so bummed I had to leave before that weekend! =(

  7. your cat is the cutest thing ever!!! and I want that nail polish!!!

  8. Wow that nail polish is a-mazing, I wish we had a Sephora in the uk :(

  9. there is a TAX FREE wknd in ur state!!! omg we need to adopt that here!!! It looks like you completely scored!!!! esp mac blommom culture so pretty!

  10. Oh gosh I wish I had some stuff from Bath & Body works, they look so great :) I only got one hand sanitizer from a swap and it's delicious scented:)
    Btw..I have the same looking cat :))

  11. Great haul! Glad that you love Degrassi - I'm a proud Canadian fan!

  12. The smashbox blushes look great! I just picked up the Spark-tacular topcoat this past weekend...wearing it today and love it! I have some coupons I got in the mail from B&BW, looks like I need to get my behind over there for those awesome fall scents!!

  13. Danielle - I wore Spark-tacular on my days off over a pink polish. I usually only do one glitter nail, 'cause it's such a pain in the ass to remove, but I did all ten digits - I couldn't resist! It's soooo pretty!

  14. Those candles are gorgeous, I can't believe they are so cheap! I wish we had bath and bodyworks in the UK! xx

  15. Hi Gem! They're usually $3.50 each, so they were definitely a bargain, but they're only 1.6 oz, too - they're tiny!

  16. A tax-free weekend of shopping?! Thats intresting! We never get that.. (I'm from Canada) but I'm totally loving your HAUL =)
    In Canada B&BW is a little behind in getting some of the new scenst but the cinninmon sugar dounut one looks AHH-mazing! And I like the colours you chose in the MAC sheen supreme line!

  17. The Tokidoki mini hairbrush & mirror is so cute I have a makeup bag by that same brand and I love it!! I also recently bought the Slatkin & Co. Cinnamon Sugared Donut candle which smells so yummy!! :o)

  18. i've officially never seen kitten pics this cute on a makeup blog before. omg swoon faint