October 28, 2011

US Haul Part III: Drugstores + Factory Outlet cosmetics

Hello lovelies!

It is truly good to be back. Deepest apologies, things have been kinda rough over the last few weeks (personal issues and all) here, but they're starting to look better now over at our So Loverly HQ in Kuala Lumpur.

For all you dearies who have been so kind and patient with us, we thank you for your support from the bottom of our hearts. You're what keeps this blog going.

Anyhoo. Continuing where I left off, the hauls! So you've seen what I've hauled from Sephora and Macy's, now it's time to show you what I hauled back from the drugstores.

From Walgreen's, Bartell, CVS, Ulta, Target, Duane Reade to Safeway... I think I've covered almost all the drugstores in New York and along the west coast. Almost. I think I missed out on Rite Aid.

As the hubs says: "I don't think I've met ANYONE ELSE who gets this excited over a drugstore." Hopeless, I know.

So, here goes!

In the photo above, from left to right:

1. AcneFree Oil-Free Pore Cleanser - for the heck of it. I think I was also keen to see if the acne-free claims would actually work.
2. L'Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System Reconstruct Conditioner - This smells of mint! If you like mint, you might wanna check this out. It's also now available in Malaysia and Singapore.
3. Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque - After reading SO MUCH about this legendary mask, I FINALLY get my grubby paws on it. Will be reviewed in due course.
4. TRESemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo (for oily/straight to normal hair) - Just wanted to give it a try. I seem to be "collecting" dry shampoos these days.
5. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Spot Gel - Because my pimply woes did not stay put in Malaysia as I had hoped. In fact, my skin was breaking out pretty badly there, and I desperately needed something to help me deal with it. And this little tube was pretty impressive.
6. St Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub - Feeds my scrubby needs and anti-zit war campaign all at once. Of course I needed it.

1. Nivea Pure & Natural lipbalms in Camomile & Calendula, and Olive & Lemon. Kahani, if I hate Olive & Lemon, it's yours. (Technically this was bought at Changi Airport in Singapore.)
2. Nivea Mint & Minerals lipbalm
3. Estee Lauder Double - Wear Shadowcreme in Rich Bronze and Enchanted Forest.
4. Milani Luminoso blush - This purchase was greatly influenced by Tiffany, who Will Work for Makeup.
5. Wet n' Wild eyeshadow trio in Silent Treatment.
6. L'Oreal Colour Riche leGloss in Raspberry Splash - Kahani wanted one. And from shopping for her, I ended up wanting one too.
7. eos lipbalm in Summer Fruit - This stuff is YUMMY.

The Estee Shadowcreme eyeshadows in Rich Bronze (front) and Enchanted Forest (back), which I picked up from the cosmetics store at a factory outlet. They were cheap too.

Estee Lauder lipstick in Elizabeth Pink. A gorgeous pretty pink I've been hunting down, this one also came from the factory outlet.

I actually bought heaps more (brushes) from my drugstore rounds, but as there are so many of them, that'll have to be a post all on its own.

Until then, have a fab weekend!


Fay. H. said...

Glad to have you back! Could you tell me how much the Estee Shadowcreme eyeshadows were? USD price is fine. Thanks!

ksuan said...

Your hubby has not met me. I gravitate towards drugstores and pharmacies like a moth towards a flame! I hate to think what would happen if we were unleashed into a CVS together, Syen...

Askmewhats said...

Wow..Estee Lauder ...cheap? OH MY! I'll go crazy if I'm there!!! aaahh love your hauls! I love hauling drugstore brands too! I can still remember those days I ask my friend to help me purchase Ulta shadows, I chose online and she helped me pick up the shades :D

rinnah said...

Haha, agreed with ksuan. Your hubby has not seen what happens when the #evurl girls descend on a pharmacy together. :P

Syen said...

Grr..this is the THIRD time I'm trying to reply to your comments! Let's hope it works! LOL.

Fay: Thanks dearie! The Shadowcremes cost USD17.50 in Macy's, and USD12-ish at the factory outlet. The outlets have very limited choices, though.

Ksuan, Nikki, Rinnah: Goodness! So TRUE! LOL. I daren't imagine the evurl girls doing a drugstore spree together! Or maaaaaybe we should do just that! Muahahaha. The store owner will think he's hit the jack-pot! =P

Nikki: I'll be seeing you soooon!!! =D