Hello! Shocked at how many posts I'm getting up in a single day? Me too! I'm really happy I am blazing through these, though. It was getting a little chaotic around my desk...
As the of this post suggests, this is a haul post! I went shopping with my mom and sister at our big mall and I found some great deals! I also bought some things that I've been really wanting to try, so overall it was a good haul!
I don't really have an interesting picture to tempt you to click more, so I suppose I can just plead with you to please click below to see all the fun things I got!
I'll start with the one item I didn't get at the big mall, my free polish from Julep!
I got Yumi!
Now for the things I got at the mall! My mom and sister (and her boyfriend) came down to go shopping at the big mall and they asked me if I wanted to come along. There were some things I wanted to pick up that I wasn't sure I could get at my closer mall (and I wanted to spend time with my family), so I said yes!
For Christmas, my brother-in-law gave me and my husband a gift card to Macy's, which we agreed to split 50/50. Since I've been interested in trying some more MAC products, I thought I'd pick some up from the MAC counter in Macy's. I also wanted to try Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup. I've heard a lot of good things about it and I was particularly interested in its claim to be smudge-free and that it won't rub off on your clothes (which irritates me to no end since it can be hard to remove makeup stains from clothes. When I worked in bridal it was the worst thing ever). For some reason, the Macy's in our big mall didn't have a MAC counter (the Macy's in my mall does, though the Macy's in the mall where my mom lives doesn't so I guess it's not a universal thing) which was disappointing, but they did have Estee Lauder! After getting an employee's attention (which was surprisingly hard; I don't know what it is but I never seem to have a good experience at Macy's in the makeup department except at the MAC counter) I was color matched and I picked up my very own bottle of Double Wear!
I was pretty sad that there wasn't a MAC counter at Macy's since there was a lipstick I really, really wanted to buy with my gift card, but I decided to just go to the actual MAC store and buy it with my own money (that's how bad I wanted it...). I only have one other MAC lipstick (in Snob) and I really like the formula, but the color is a little hard for me to wear so I wanted to get another one I could wear all the time. I watched a lot of Youtube videos of people swatching their MAC lipsticks and I had it narrowed down to a few and would then make my final decision on seeing the colors in person. The winner was...
As you probably know, Victoria's Secret is on the tail-end of their winter semi-annual sale, which means everything is extra cheap! All bras go down to $15.99 and all apparel is an extra 50% (also the panties I think go down to $2.99 and most of the beauty products are 75% off) which is awesome, especially considering how expensive things are at full price there. I decided to check out PINK since I wanted some new yoga pants (I've been living in my yoga tights this winter, so I want more). I ended up getting a cute bra (which I don't have a picture of but it's a Dream Angel push-up in coral and it's in my size which is super exciting because it's hard to find cute push-up bras in 32DDD), a sweater, and some yoga shorts for about $35. Yes.
Finally, we hit up the H&M. I love H&M since it's a great place to get work clothes for super cheap. I never buy anything full price, I always wait for the "half off of half off" sales since you can get some really nice stuff for $7-$15. Not only did H&M have the "half off of half off" sale going on, they stacked a "buy one get one free" deal on top. Crazy! I was able to buy six different items for less than $20. I want to apologize in advance for these terrible photos; I forgot to take them until the sun had gone down and my camera had a hard time dealing with the lighting and lack there off, especially with the darker colored clothing.
All that for $20! $20! I can't believe it. I wish I would have had time to browse some more but by this time my mom and sister were getting tired (I was too but I was being fueled by SAVINGS) so we had to leave.
And that's my haul for our big mall (plus my random Julep polish)! I got a lot of exciting deals and, even though I spent more than I wanted to, I got a lot of nice things that I'm excited to use (or to continue using).
Thanks for reading! <3