Hello! Are you having a good day? I hope so! I know I start every blog post (and video) the same way, but it's so hard to come up with unique greetings every single time... But I really do hope that you're having a good day and a fun weekend so far! Today has gone by waaaaay too fast; I was hoping to get a nice, long relaxing weekend but it's been pretty busy.
I bought lots of new things! And I want to share them with you! I really love hauls, since I love living vicariously through other people, and I love sharing my hauls with you. I ended up getting a bunch of different things from my mall, and the other shops around it, last (or was it the one before? I can't remember anymore. I really need to post these in a more timely manner) weekend. I don't know how long this post is going to get, but let's get started!
Ugh, I have so much stuff to include in this post. I think that's why I avoid doing these sometimes; it's pretty easy when it's just a subscription box/bag since you have a fairly limited amount of items to talk about. With these hauls, they can start to gather together and eventually I want to do just one huge post to get things out of the way but there's just so much stuff that I get intimidated and then I put it off. Which only makes the problem worse.
Also I totally bought a ton of yarn.
On my most recent journey to the mall, I had a few things in mind that I wanted to pick up. First, I hit up Ulta, since that's the most annoying to get to (I have to cross a couple busy roads since it's not actually apart of the mall, but across the street in a different mall. There are a lot of shopping opportunities around here). Recently, I've been trying to go through all my samples and I finally got around to using up a sample I had of Benefit's Fine-1-1. It's this cheek stick that has three different colors that you sweep on and combine. I didn't really like the product, but I loved how the color looked. It was a super bright corally pink and it was definitely a color I never would have ever picked out for myself. I was looking for something similar, especially in a cream form, but I wasn't having much luck. That is until I watched a video on Youtube where someone was doing a review of the new Maybelline Master Glaze blush sticks and lo and behold the color she had was perfect! It was everything I wanted and possibly even more. I was hoping my Target would have them, but my Target is a little slow to get new things (and restock old things, which is weird because it's very huge and popular). I hoped that my Ulta would have them and especially that it would have the color I wanted, but I didn't hold out much hope since my Ulta tends to be pretty picked over. All the time. Actually, I wonder if stores in my area are just bad at restocking in general. Hmm.
But no! It was to be my lucky day since not only did they have the blush sticks, they had one left in the color I wanted!
Since I was close to hitting the $10 and being able to use my $3.50 off coupon, I figured I'd pick something else up that looked interesting. I don't know a lot about drugstore makeup, mostly just what I see on Youtube. There's soooo much of it out there it's kind of overwhelming. I ended up with this:
After Ulta, I decided to check out my Macy's, specifically the MAC counter. I've been trying out a bunch of different MAC products out of curiosity since everyone seems to really like them. My brother-in-law gave us a giftcard to Macy's for Christmas and since we don't ever shop at Macy's, I figured it'd be a great way to try out MAC without having to spend a lot of my own money. This time around, I picked up a Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the color Painterly.
After MAC I went into Sephora because it's just down the hall from Macy's and I have a makeup addiction. The first time I went in (and yes I did go twice), I only picked up one small item: a Jack Black Lip Balm in Grapefuit & Ginger.
As I said, I did go into Sephora twice. When I was browsing the first time, a couple skincare sets had caught my eye. I was trying to save money so I told myself I didn't need it and I walked out without getting it. Which was a mistake. When I see something I want, if I don't purchase it right away, one of two things will happen (and I'm sure this is not unique or anything): I will either get over it and not think about it and be content without own it it or I will obsess about it and my need for it will increase exponentially until I get it. The skincare set ended up falling into the latter catagory. So I went back and bought it. Because I have problems.
Moving along my mall back towards the bus stop (I like to be efficient...), my next stop was Bath and Body Works! I wanted to catch the tail end of their semi-annual sale and pick up a candle or two. They had a whole bunch left that they were trying to sell for $8, but the scent selection was pretty thin. In the end I decided on Blueberry Pumpkin Patch because I love the smell of blueberries and pumpkins.
Finally, I went to the Asian import store. I like going here to get candy and stationary. Which is exactly what I picked up!
Finally, I got this random gumdrop lollipop thing as a gift with purchase.
And that's my haul! I feel like I got a lot of really neat things and I hope you enjoyed reading about them. And now I can finally put them all away. Yay!
Thanks for reading! <3