10.07.2012

Haul: I'm too excited for Christmas.


This is gonna be a super long one since I haven't done a haul in quite some time. A lot of these purchases were, of course, influenced by the usual youtubers that I've mentioned numerous times before - Lisa Eldridge, EssieButton, etc. If you read my last post, it's probably no surprise that the first thing I did yesterday was dropping by a Lush store to check out their Christmas range for 2012. Yes, I did get quite a bit of stuff but surprisingly, I didn't get as many things as I thought I would. Most of the other stuff that I got mostly are from Boots as they are having their 3 for 2 sale for autumn. So, of course, I had to take advantage of it.

Oliatum Cream
Since it's getting pretty cold here, I desperately need a good body lotion. I went for the Oilatum cream 'cause I don't like my body stuff to be scented. The consistency is really thick, but it does the job. I slather this on my legs at night and when I wake up, they are super soft and smooth.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical
I love Batiste dry shampoos but I wouldn't repurchase this simply because the smell really bothers me. I was hoping the it would be a nice sweet coconutty scent but when you inhale some of it, I can taste the bitterness in the back of my throat. No-no.

L'oreal Elnett hairspray
This tames my frizzy hair and doesn't give it a crunchy feel. Thumbs up.

Yankee Candles in Happy Christmas and Creamy Caramel
I already burnt Lavender Vanilla so I can't show you that one. I didn't want try get one of the really big ones 'cause I'm someone who gets tired of a certain scent really easily. These sample size candles burn for 15 hours, can you believe it? I need to get Christmas Cookies 'cause that one is just YUMMY.

Sally Hansen Polish Remover
I've heard SO much about this from the UK beauty bloggers/youtubers. After using it for a couple of times, I'm really impressed, even though it doesn't take 1 second to remove the polish on each nail as it claims to do. 

Boots Cuticle Remover
I got this since Viviannadoesmakeup and Essiebutton mentioned it in one of their posts. It has little beads that help exfoliate the cuticles and it does work.

Maybeline Ceramic Blue
This is EssieButton's favorite nail polish, so I had to get it to see what all the fuss is about. You need about 3 coats to get it completely opaque, but you definitely still can get away with 2 thick coats. What I really like most about this polish is the brush! Not too big or small..it's the perfect size. I wish I had discovered this in the Spring time though 'cause it would be perfect for that. 

Rimmel Metal Rush Polishes
Out of the two, I like Pearly Queen better. I never try wearing these alone 'cause I think they work best as top coats. They give your plain old polishes an oomph which is metallic and they also look different in certain lighting.

Models Own Ibiza Mix
This, I really like. The formula isn't too gloopy and you get a good amount of glitter pieces with one coat. I have yet to try to layer this on different polishes to give you my thoughts on it.

Models Own Ibiza Mix
(Natural light)


Rimmel Pearly Queen 
(Natural Light)
Obviously my attempt to show you how pretty this nail polish is just fails. Go to Boots and look at it in person!


Now, on to the fun stuff. LUSSSHH! I've had these goodies sitting on my shelf for 2 days now and my room pretty much smells like a Lush store...which I like. Because I live in a dorm, I don't have a bathtub. LMAO. That's right, I do not have a bath tub but I still bought bubble bars and bath bombs. Freaking psycho, I know. So yeah, I don't know when I'm ever gonna use these bath stuff but come on how can you resist these?!

TIP: take a tiny chunk of any bubble bar and put it in the laundry to give your clothes the a nice scent. Obviously if you use something like Christmas Eve with white clothes otherwise, they're gonna turn blue, so be careful! A Lush girl gave me this tip, but I still have yet to try it!
North Pole Soap
The best way that I can describe the scent is:
 Candycane Soap+Porridge Soap without the oats = North pole
I was bummed when I found out Lush wasn't bringing back Candy Cane soap this year but this is almost just as amazing!

Snowcake Soap
This soap is supposed to smell like marzipan. I have no clue what marzipan is but it smells really clean and almondy to me. Definitely a thumbs up.

Ponche Shower Gel
Lush's description: "orange juice with a shot of tequila". That's right, it's a shower gel that is made out of tequila. haha. It's so bizarre, I had to get it. Even though it doesn't smell like tequila (which, for me, is a good thing), it has a scent of a really fruity cocktail. 

Cinders bath bomb
I got 2 of these last year and I had to get one this year. It has popping candy on top that are supposed to resemble the sound of crackling open fire. Mmmm. A bad thing about this bath bomb is the fact that it turns the bath water sort of a urine color. lol. If you can get past that, then this one is the way to go!

Santa's Sack bubble bar
I admit it, I only bought this because it's so darn cute. Just look at it, super adorable right? I'm not too crazy about the scent but i don't mind having it lying around my room. It has this autumn scent that's spicy and soothing.

Father Christmas bath bomb
Again, how can you not get this one? It's a Santa Claus' face shaped bath bomb. COME ON. Its main ingredient is mandarin oil but honestly I don't really smell oranges. To me, it has this nice floral scent with a touch of fruitiness to it.

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
I love this one because it's super relaxing and soothing, the scent just makes me wanna sleep. It has jasmine oil and ylang ylang oil in it. I don't even know what ylang ylang is but Christmas Eve is one of my all time favorites!

17 New Black Lipstick
It's fall time, so I had to get a vampy lipstick just to go with the season. I've seen tons of fall lipsticks video, so I had to jump on the bandwagon of awesome dark lips. Lisa Eldridge recommended in this video, so I needed this.

Revlon Fabulous Fig, 17 New Black


Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask
This purchase was influenced by Amodelrecommends and she said this is one of her favorites. I've only used this once so I can't give you my thoughts on it yet, so there'll be a review coming up! Basically you leave it on for 10 minutes and wash it off with the little handy dandy sponge. I've been watching so much of Amodelrecommends videos, I must get GLAMGLOW and Alpha H Liquid Gold! 

Have you tried any of these stuff? Let me know what you think of them!
An-An
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40 comments:

  1. Some really nice buys :) Love the Rimmel nail polishes! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. i love the pearly queen one :)

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  2. I will be posting a little haul too very soon x I love LUSH!!!!!

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    1. i'll make sure to check it out :)

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  3. Oh my lanta ... Oh my lanta ... that is an insanely awesome haul! And really awesome stuff too! Those LUSH products ... oh my lanta. Haha, this is fabulous!

    themodmermaid.blogspot.com

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  4. DANG, you got some great stuff in this haul!! I love the fact that you don't have a tub but you bought bath bombs anyways hahaha. At least if you put them in a large mason jar or something they could look really pretty in your room until you get the chance to use them :)
    And speaking of dark lips, I'm editing a video that I just filmed today on how to style them!! Whoo hoo, it makes me so happy that vampy lips are becoming such a wearable trend this year (I used to feel like I was the only one who wore a dark lip when fall rolled around hehe)!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. haha i know it's ridiculous that i don't have a tub and i bought all these lush goodies :3 but i'm on a hunt for a cheap clear jar to hold them! x

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  5. Amazing haul! That Lush tequila shower gel looks fantastic- can't wait to check this out :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. it's great in the morning, it just wakes you up! x

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  6. love your haul loads! your LUSH products and nail polishes got me really excited!
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  7. All the Lush stuff looks amazing! I've always wanted to try Cinders. Just realized you're living in Cambridge, I lived there for two years! Hope you're enjoying yourself (and hope there's a little sun so you can go punting!)!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy

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    1. cool! despite the rain, i still really like it here :)

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  8. The lush stuff looks fab! Am very excited to get a few Christmassy bits:-). Xo

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    1. LOVE the christmas range this year :)

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  9. those lipsticks are beautifullll! you got tons of lush products too! great haul :)

    vickyhoang.blogspot.com

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    1. the 17 one is a little gothic but if it's so pretty! x

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  10. LOVE YOUR BLOG <3 I became instantly a new follower :)
    I went to my lush last week and they still didn't have christmas stuff :(
    Hopefully I won't forget to pick up snow fairy and ponche (you described it really yummy).
    Thanks for stopping by on my blog! :)

    passingfancyy.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks! and yes, definitely get ponche :)

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  11. Awesome haul, Fabulous Fig is so pretty too I've never seen it before. I love buying Lush products but always leave them lying around unused as well!

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  12. Ah I need to pop into Lush soon and get me some goodies, those bath bombs look fab!
    Btw you don't know what Marzipan is (because I love that stuff)?! OK it's basically a confection made of sugar or honey and lots of almond meal (hence the almondy scent the soap has) and it's e.g. really nice as a filling for chocolate. Around christmas, you get marzipan in round shapes and covered in cinnamon (which makes it look like potatoes) in Germany and those are honestly just amazing :)

    Nat x

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    1. oooh, i gotta get some marzipan for myself and see if it's as good as the snowcake soap now haha :)

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  13. Nice haul! :)

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  14. Super haul, i want all hihi

    x


    http://makeupbynora.blogspot.com/

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  15. The Rimmel nail varnishs are so pretty! Love your blog

    http://emilylikessmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  16. Is it bad that I always get the urge to eat Lush products?? They all just look so pretty and yummy!(don't worry I don't do it)
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    http://segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. hahaha..i wanna eat my snowcake soap right now. it's so almondy!

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  17. Wow, loads of stuff. Everyone seems to go mad for Lush around christmas!

    Love your blog, I'm your new follower!

    Beth @ Beth-Bradley.blogspot.co.uk
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  18. What a great haul! So many pretty things!!! :)

    http://perlaxmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  19. Will be visiting LUSH in my lunch break soon! It all looks fab!

    Rachel from whatabeauty.co.uk

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  20. oh my gosh i'm so jealous of all your lush products! :) i love that store, whenever i walk past it i have to go in and buy something or other. would you like to follow each other? xx
    http://brambleandlace.blogspot.com

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  21. such a good haul! you HAVE to get liquid gold, it's amazing

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. i'm launching a new giveaway to win 30 beauty products tomorrow inc. essie etc. make sure you stop by! :)

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  22. Hey An-An, I enjoy reading your blog and love your hauls so I nominated you for the Laine Blogger Award over at my blog. I hope you haven't already been nominated. :) Click here to see the award.

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    1. i've never been nominated for the Laine one so i think i'll do it soon :) thanks! x

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  23. I'm so excited for Christmas too! I really want to go to Lush now hehe!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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