Sunday, July 29, 2012

July Collective Haul ( Mac, Revlon, L'oreal, Artdeco, Maybelline, etc).

 This is my last post before I leave for my vacation, it's a haul I did within the whole month of July, which is also my birthday month, some of these I got them on my birthday.

Vera Wang Princess Eau de toilette
Such a cute and light fragrance, I wanted to buy it for such a long time! I think it's perfect for summer and wintertime as an everyday perfume.
L'oreal Professionnel Play Ball Beach Fizz
I wanted to try a salt spray for the summer, so I can enhance my curls (I have naturally wavy hair) and it does a pretty good job, way better than Bumble and Bumble's Surf spray which I've tried years ago and I really hated it!

Sephora Lemon Verbena Eau de toilette
I love lemon and citrus beased perfumes for summer and it was hard to find one that smells exactly like lemons, but this one does and it's so refreshing! I only wish it lasted longer.

Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express Mascara
This is the newest mascara from Maybelline, which isn't yet released in Greece so I ordered it through Ebay. I've tried lots of  Maybelline mascaras but most of them dissapointed me, but this one is something else! It has such a light unique formula, like a mousse, and it gives me amazing length and volume!

Mac Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden
A very famous bronzer, I wanted to try a new bronzer and I decided to go with Mac this time since I've never tried any of their bronzers all those years I'm into make up. The shade is really good for my NC25 skintone, it has a few golden shimmers but they're unnoticeable on my face. I'm still not sure if I like this bronzer or not.

Mac Cleanse Off Oil
I got the mini version because I wanted to try it first before I buy the full bottle. I used to be into cleansing oils as a face make up remover a few years ago, but now I use only micellar lotions. The Cleanse Off Oil has a very different texture from the ones that I've tried, it's a little too thick, but I haven't really tested it so I can have a full opinion yet.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Cherish
I really wanted to try these new Revlon stains but we don'thave them in Greece so I ordered it through the Ebay. I don't know why I picked up this color because it's so not me, I never buy these kind of pinks, I thought it would look awful on me but I was clearly wrong! Yes it's cool toned but somehow it works well with my warm skintone, and it looks amazing with summer looks. I love the texure, it's not drying at all and it stays for a long time.

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
I was in the hunt for a good cuticle cream for a long time, and I saw that this one is very famous in the beauty community so I decided to order it from feelunique. It has a very different texture from an actual cream, it's a balm, and it really works, much better than cuticle oils.

Artdeco Blusher in #05
I haven't bought an Artdeco blush in ages, and I don't know why since they're very affordable! When I saw this shade at the counter it reminded me so much of Mac's Peaches, and when I swatched I was right, it's an exact dupe with only 8 euros, I had to get it! I just love it, the perfect matte tangerine blush for the summer! I'm not sure but I think it's a limited edition shade.

Chine Glaze Beach Cruise-R
From this year's China Glaze's neons I wanted to try a neon shade that I didn't have before, so I got this one which is a straight purple. I'm not sure if I like it yet, but for sure I prefer it as a manicure shade rather as a pedicure one.

Essie Off The Shoulder
From the whole Essie 2012 summer collection, this shade was the only one that really caught my eye. It's such a pretty light to medium cream pink. I'm not sure if it's warm toned or a cool toned pink, I would say something in between.

L'oreal Color Riche  in #106 Versailles Gold
This is a sandy-gold nail polish, a shade that I was looking for a long time. A little too metallic for my taste though, but with an amazng texture. I think I'll be getting more of these Color Riche polishes in the future!

Poshe Fast Drying Top Coat
I'm not sure how many bottles I've used from this stuff, but it's the best fast drying top coat in the market, for me it's better than Seche Vite.

Mac Lingering Eye Brow pencil
The best brow pencil for light brunettes hands down! It's a neutral brown, not too cool toned and ashy neither too red (which I absolutely hate at brow pencils). The only negative thing is that it lasts me only for a couple of months.

Mac lipsticks in Venus and Pleasureseeker
Both of these shades were released with Mac's Heavenly Creatures collection, and I B2M for both of them. Pleasureseeker it's actually a repromote from the Neo Sci Fi collection back in the summer of 2008, I had it but for some reason it turned bad really quick, I don't know why. Pleasureseeker it's a very sheer light peach shade, great for everyday use. Venus is a medium pink with cool and warm undertones. I'm actually really surprised on how much I like this lipstick.

So tell me, have you try any of these products?? Do you like them?
And since I'm going to be away for a while, I want to wish a happy summer to all of you!!!



  1. OMG! I love everything you got!

    I really want to try the Burt's Bees cuticle cream!!!!!!!!! Are the Just Bitten comparable to the Chubby Sticks by Clinique? I really didn't like the Clinique ones, they are very sheer!

    Ooooh and last question :P did you get the Poshe top coat on ebay as well? I want the seller's link if so! heheh

  2. I haven't try the Chubby Sticks but from what I know the Chubby Sticks are just balms, the Revlon kissable ones are balm stains, and yes they're SUPER pigmented, I have to be careful when I apply it, and it stains my lips for hours. Yes I get the Poshe top coat from the Ebay, I'll email you the seller :-)

  3. Wow! What an amazing haul! Some of these are on my wishlist :)

    The lemon butter cuticle cream will be on my next order for sure, i 've heard so many good things about it. Essie off the shoulder looks sooo pretty, i want it too!

    I would really like to read a review about Mac Cleanse Off oil as i'm not too familiar with cleansing oils.

    As for Vera Wang's fragrance...OMG... i have a miniature of this but unfortunately i can't find it in stores here. I have to order it sometime soon, it is just an amazing scent... i love it!

    Have a nice vacation Sophia! :)

    1. Thanks!! I'll try to do a review of the Cleanse Off Oil when I'll try it for a few weeks first. Yes the Vera Wang's perfumes are a little hard to find, I got mine from Notos Galleries, but online I;m pretty sure you will find it at cheapsmells or fragrancedirect.

  4. wow, all these beauties! Like you said I don't like most Maybelline mascaras but I'd try this one if you think it's different. Off the shoulder is really a fits-all pink, right? Do you remember who much did Mac Cleanse Off Oil mini cost? I've never tried make up remover from Mac.

    1. Yes it costs 11, but I got it 8 with the -25% sales. Yes Off the Shoulder is a pink that goes with everything, and for any season summer or fall, very pretty!

  5. Beautiful products!
    Have fun on your vacation!

  6. The Mac cleanse off oil is a staple to me, I just love it! The Maybelline mascara and the Revlon balm stains are in my wish list!

  7. Πολύ ωραία τα καλούδια σου! Το προϊόν L'oreal Play Ball δεν το γνώριζα. Πρώτη φορά το είδα. Φιλιά!!!

  8. Lovely favourites and lipsticks ;)

  9. Hey girl!
    I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Award!
    :D :D

  10. Luuvely haul, darling!!! I haven't done such a mahoosive haul in ages and I miss that feeling, boo...

    First of all, is this L'Oreal salt spray available in Greece or you bought it online? Also, my sister owns Refined Golden bronzer (I think) and it's ok I guess, but not as special as I thought it would be. Lastly, I'm happy you like the Art Deco blushes, I'm in love with their eyeshadows and their cute system with magnetic palettes and such!

    1. Thanks!! Yes I think the L'oreal playball line is available in Greece in hair salons, but I got mine from feelunique, it's so much easier! I'm really impressed with the Artdeco blush! I also have lots and lots of Artdeco eyeshadows, one day I may do a post about them!

  11. Πόσο τέλεια αυτά που αγόρασες!!!Θέλω πάρα πολύ να δοκιμάσω της Revlon Just Bitten! Λατρεύω το χρώμα Beach Cruiser που πήρες αλλά και τα κραγιόν της MAC! xx Menia

    1. Thanks! Τα Just Bitten stains ειναι απλα τελεια, σιγουρα θα παρω και αλλα στο μελλον!

  12. I absolutely LOVE everything you bought!! Being a MAC junkie i was puking rainbows when I saw your things! And don't let me start on Maybeline's mascaras...I LOVE THEM!!! xxx