I hauled at Lush UK…

Yes, I know… I’m supposed to be using my stash.  But um… I caved.

I hauled some stuff from Lush UK.

(deep breath)

Lush stuff is cheaper in the UK, and can be bought online. The trade off is that the shipping is INCREDIBLY expensive. Still, there are products which are less than half the price in the UK when compared to other countries. There are also products which are only available in the UK. Anyway, on to my haul!

Let the Good Times Roll cleanser

Rose Jam shower gel

Slammer shower gel
Sonic Death Monkey shower gel

Gentle Lentil solid shampoo 

Banana Moon soap

Orange Jelly hand and body soap

Queen of Hearts soap

Reincarnate solid shampoo

Pineapple Grunt soap

Reviews coming soon!

xoxo, K

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Haul in New York

I am back from my trip to New York! As I mentioned before, I grew up in New York, so it’s always great to see my old friends.  I’m still sorting through pictures, but here is a post on what I hauled!

I don’t normally post hauls, but I treated myself since I had just finished Project 20 Pan again. It’s one of my pleasures of going to the US!

Please let me know if there is anything you want to see a review on!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin
This is available in Japan as well, but (1) it comes with a pump, (2) there is only one formula, (3) it costs $25.

L’Oreal Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector
Is it really necessary to have the word “correcting” in the name twice?  However, I have heard great things about this serum, and I’m testing it out now.

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
 The color isn’t THIS vibrant… you can see that my background is very blue!

 Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer
This is the upgraded version of the primer which I previously loved. The bonus is that it is now white instead of the weird orange color that the other one is!

Cover Girl Lash Perfection mascara
I’m surprised I like this mascara so much. It gives me volume without the huge brush of Lash Blast!

L’Oreal Infallible lipgloss
I’ve raved about these before! They obviously don’t last 8 hrs, but I really like the formula, and the wands are also interesting.

I limited myself at Bath and Body Works, surprisingly.
Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger travel sized shower gel and body lotion
The full sized bottles of these were in very heavy plastic. I would probably drop them in my shower!

Bath and Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze travel sized shower gel and body lotion
Not sure what I think of the scent yet, but I wanted to remind myself that summer (and summer vacation season) is just around the corner.

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Lavender Chamomile travel sized shower gel and body lotion
I enjoyed the scents in this line very much. A nice change since Bath and Body Works scents have become more generic in the past few years.
Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint body cream
The only full sized item I bought!

Bath and Body Works Malibu Heat body lotion
This was a $1 bottle that they were selling to get people to try the scent before it is officially released.

L’Occitane Hand Cream
$28 at Sephora in the US, $38 in Japan (mostly due to the exchange rate)

Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara
The ads say that this will add 4mm (which I highly doubt), but I always want to try a few new drugstore mascaras when I visit the US!

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips
I bought a bunch of these. They are perfect for girls like me who are crappy at painting their own nails! I tried one when I was in NY – and they definitely need a top coat!

L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows in Iced Latte and Gold Imperial
With so much hype, I had to try this product out!

This became my go-to eyeshadow during my vacation. Easy and flattering.
You can see that on my skin, it ends up looking almost white.

This is a LE color for summer. It is very gorgeous!  Very gold and much more glittery than the other ones.

This picture makes my skin look very yellow!

The much hyped Naked 2 pallete
I actually haven’t played around with this yet, but I’m looking forward to it!

Revlon Precision eyelash glue
I tried this after hearing that it’s just as good as the DUO lash adhesive. It’s better – cheaper and the brush applicator is so much easier to use!

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation
I’m looking forward to trying this in the summer!

Not as big of a haul as you’d expect, but I excluded some staple products that I buy each time I go to the US, like my Clarisonic brush heads.  Please let me know if there are any products that you would like me to review!

xoxo, K

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Haul from Hawaii!

In case you are wondering, I did not do a whole lot of sightseeing in Hawaii.  I’ve been to Oahu 4-5 times, so I usually spend my time diving and surfing.

Yes, I hauled quite a lot in Hawaii. I did a lot more damage in New York and in London, but I still got some holiday stuff!

Stila One Step Corrector
I heard about this primer from a few other blogs.  It combines a normal facial primer with different color correctors.

Philosophy the Gingerbread House set $20
This is a limited edition set for the holidays.  Isn’t the outside packaging cute?
There were two different products inside.
The Gingerbread Man Foaming Bubble Bath & Shower Gel
The Gingerbread Girl Foaming Bubble Bath & Shower Gel
Staying with the gingerbread theme, I also picked up this product from Lush.
Lush Gingerbread House Bubble Bar
($6.25 US, 2.45 GBP UK, Ginger Cookie House in Japan, 700 JPY)
As well as some other Lush holiday products…
Glogg bodywash
($8.95, 3.90 GBP, 900 JPY)

Angels Delight soap
($5.95/3.5 oz US, 2.35 GBP/100g UK,  650JPY/100g JP, called Tenjo no Orchestra)

The entire block of soap looks like the picture below.  Smaller chunks are cut from this huge block.

(from Lush.com)

Snow Globe Soap
($5.95/3.5 oz US, 1.95 GBP/100g UK, 650 JPY/100g JP called Snow Dome)
Again, the block looks like this.
I also got some other random stuff…

Maybelline the Colossal Volumin’ Express Mascara
Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow 8 pan in Sunbaked Neutrals

Clarisonic Delicate Brush
This is much softer than the Sensitive Brush.  I think I like this one better!

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
 St. Ives Green Tea Scrub

I’m looking forward to trying out these products!

xoxo, K
PS: I mentioned the price of some of the holiday items to keep track when I do a review, since I’m expecting that these will disappear from each brand’s websites soon!
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Final Haul in the UK

We’re finally at the end of my posts about my trip to the UK. Wow, I’ve been posting about this trip for nearly a month!  This is my last haul, I promise!!

Barry M Nail Paint in Mushroom
This is a MUCH hyped product in the UK blogger world, where it is considered a dupe for the Chanel Particuliere nail polish.  I picked up two of these, one to give as a gift.  It is really a wonderful, work-appropriate color and I’m really glad I got it!


Topshop Nail Polish in Gypsy Night
Topshop recently came out with a line of beauty products.  Although the picture makes it look like this is a black polish with silver glitter, it actually has a multi-colored shimmer.  I also got two of these and sent one to Sarah for her birthday.  She calls the polish “OMGWTF”!
  Collection 2000 Hot Looks nail polishes


Gosh Darling Lipstick
Another hyped product.  It was SUPER hard to find this!
L’Oreal Studio Secrets Smooth Resurfacing Primer
During our meetup, Jess enabled me to buy this.
Yinnie enabled me to buy this:
Soap & Glory The Fab Pore Facial Peel
And Jamilla enabled me to buy this:
MUA nail polishes (only 1 GBP each!)
Shopping with beauty bloggers is dangerous!!
I also got these Home Fragrance Oils from the Body Shop

Whew, thanks for tagging along through my month of shopping and sightseeing!  Back to regular blogging now!!

xoxo, K

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Thank you! Love from Sheila

Knowing I was going to buy a lot of Barry M Dazzle Dusts while in the UK, I knew I was going to need a new empty MAC palette.  Sheila kindly offered to help me… and her package contained much more than the empty palette!

MAC 15-pan pro palette


MAC 6-pan pro palette
Stila Lip Envy Silk Shimmer Trio in #2
(Bright Pink, Kitten, and Scarlet)
Annabelle Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Jazzberry


Bath & Body Works body lotion in Enchanted Orchid
Bath & Body Works Home Fragrance Oil in Moonlight Path
My Beauty Diary masks


Tea and a very, very sweet note
Thank you so, so, SO much! I was overwhelmed at the love!
xoxo, K
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