Tuesday, February 02, 2016

My Colourpop, Beauty.com, the Balm Cosmetics, Real Techniques & NYX Cosmetics Haul.

I was on cloud nine when Colourpop.com accepted my Indian card (I am not talking via Paypal)(how remains a secret).

I placed my first Colourpop order with a Lippie Stix and four Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipsticks (forgot the $5 off discount code, cancelled and placed another). For my second order, I added 11 golds and bronze supershock eyeshadows. I felt as if I needed them all.
I restricted myself and had to refrain myself from placing the third one. I want all their eye shadows, literally.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip and Colourpop Lippie Stix
Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadows
Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadows, Lippie Stix & Ultra Matte Lip in India
From Colourpop, with ♥  aren't they just made of sugar?!

BeautyBlender  Make-Up's Best Friend: A 4 Piece Collection buy online Sephora.com

I wanted this with all my heart! BeautyBlender Make-Up's Best Friend: A 4 Piece Collection (limited edition) which is just precious. I kept procrastinating and after Sephora VIB Rouge sale in November, my nightmares came true. It was out of stock. for. ever. and so was the Kat Von D Lipstick duo I fancied. So I had to hunt this down, I couldn't just sit there and watch other people's hauls on Insta. I searched everywhere and found it on BeautyBay at a higher price tag. *sigh* I had no choice but to order it right away.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection
Real Techniques Brushes online India

I was never excited about Real Techniques Brushes. I always told myself to hold on... I wanted the Bdellium Tools Bamboo Brush Set, but my card didn't process through. So I zeroed down on Real Techniques when they had 30% off throughout their website during Black Friday Sale.
I loved them so much that I ordered the Real Techniques Core Collection Brushes (not included in the picture) from Amazon India. To my amazement, I am glad I waited this long because the brushes have a major difference with the bristles. The ones from Amazon India shed and the bristles are coarse as compared to those from the States. [I believe it is mostly mishandling, but they are authentic for sure.]

the Balm theManizer Sisters Palette, the Balm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette

My first the Balm, I was restless when theManizer Sisters Palette (limited edition) was Kohl's exclusive. Kohl's won't accept international card. I waited patiently for the Balm cosmetics website to stock them. To avail free shipping, I added the new Nude Dude® Palette. I picked the palette for one colour: Faithful.

tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation & tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush. tarte cosmetics ships to India

For tarte Cosmetics, Beauty.com had few offers running. I added Nars products in my cart as they had 20% off on select Brands. But I changed my mind and I added tarte instead and I wanted to try BareMinerals LE Foundation (that jumbo size!) but Medium Beige went out of stock soon enough. I got these beauties at 20% off!

Great news: tarte Cosmetics now ships to India and many other countries. The minimum cart amount for free shipping to India is over 8,500 INR.

NYX Liquid Suede in Life's a Beach, NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Addis Abba, Antwerp, Prague, Istanbul, San Paolo, Ibiza, Amsterdam in India
NYX Liquid Suede in Life's a Beach, NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Addis Abba, Antwerp, Prague, Istanbul, San Paolo, Ibiza, Amsterdam

I purchased these from their website using 25% off welcome code. And then they had 40% off the entire website the very next week...ugh. I forgot to add NYX high Voltage lipstick they were offering as GWP. Haste makes waste, serves me right.

That completes my haul for 2016, and my makeup ban began with the dawn of 2016 (that birthday something is an exception).