Friday, January 22, 2010

Drugstore Goodies

This is a collective haul of some stuff I picked up over the last month.
I took advantage of the after-holiday sales and managed to find some great deals. I noticed that some of the sales in the recent weeks were even better than the sales during Black Friday (as seen in my last haul) or Boxing Day (for those of you in Canada). When we're talking about 70-80% off discounts..
who can resist?! I picked up a few things I've been wanting to try.

L'oreal Telescopic Explosion
L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black

Annabelle Smudgeliner
I believe these are only available in Canada.

It comes with a brush on one end for smudging.

These pencil liners are quite pigmented,
and similar to
Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil.
It looks really nice applied on the lower lashline to give it a bit of colour.

Japanese/Korean false lashes
I haven't tried the ones on top before.
The XL criss-cross ones on the bottom are my favourite kinds.

Hard Candy Baked Blush

Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo (x3)
I'm a sucker for cute packaging and I love the packaging for these. Their products remind me of Too Faced products.

Hard Candy Baked Eyeshadow Duo

Love Bug

Swatch of Love Bug.

Hard Candy Baked Eyeshadow Duo

Blind Date

Swatch of Blind Date.

Hard Candy Baked Eyeshadow Duo
Rock n Roll

Swatch of Rock n Roll.

Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush


Swatch of Honeymoon
My crappy camera doesn't show its true appearance, but this is a very pretty colour with a soft shimmery finish. It reminds me of MAC MSF blushes. This one is great to use as a highlighter.

Swatches of all the eyeshadow duos & blush together.
I really like these Hard Candy products.
For drugstore products, I'm surprised by their pigmentation, texture and even their packaging. I would purchase these again if I can get my hands on some of the other colours.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
I've been obsessed with nail polishes lately and found these two.

I love this colour. It's the perfect shade of metallic dark blue.

Strobe Light
I like the name for this one. A girl can't have too many sparkly nail polishes so I figured I couldn't go wrong getting this one as well ;)

And lastly... TADA!
I finally picked up another set of these infamous drawers.
I was so happy to find this one b/c unlike most I've seen, this one comes with 4 drawers instead of just simply 3.

Having an extra set of drawers sure comes in handy. I love it! :D

Thanks for reading! :)
Until next time,
♥ Anita


Lorien BeautyLove said...

Love the Hard candy blush! Gorgeous colour!

You should do a review on the Loreal explosion mascara!! :)

oOchaOo said...

nice haul!!

the falsies and liners look really nice! and i also like the love bug duo :)

sushiflower said...

love those hard candy goodies!:) and i'm diggin the last photo.. hope you can do some makeup collection post. xoxo :))

twinsouls888 said...

Wow whatta haul, I love the hauls !!!

Tnx so much for visitin my blog and commenting, I like your blog a lot ^_^. So sorry for not commentin sooner, got quite busy the past days because of my son's exam. :)

Have a nice day ^_^

twinsouls888 said...

And looking from the drawer that you bought, I love your blush collection, soooo pretty hehe ..

Tutti Patuti said...

wow you have a lot of make up.. envious

Jian said...

wow you hauled some pretty cool stuff!! The hard candy stuff looks realy pretty, thanks for the swatches! And wow, the eyeliners do look identical to UD 24/7 liners!! O___O Wow~~ Lucky girl!

Love the nail polishes too!

Would really appreciate it if you could review the mascaras! I've always wondered about that spiky ball one. It definitely looks like a dupe of the Givenchy phenomen'on or whatever it is, mascara!

ning * star said...

oh my, is Hard Candy Kal-Eye-Descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo drugstore brand?
they are so gorgeous, the color pay off is great!

MeiBelle said...

Nice post Anita! U got soo much stuff! U'll have to let me know how the telescopic mascara is =)

J├ęssy said...

I start to get interested in Hard Candy! All these colors are beautiful =)

Your blog is very interesting and I'm already a follower;)
Success and everything nice.

(sorry for wrong english LOL)

Angelique said...

Loving the Hard Candy stuff! Especially the blushes.. Now I need to find the stuff. hehe :p

LilliChantilly said...

Great stuff girl! Everything looks so pretty :D Once I finish most of my mascaras, I plan to give drugstore a go again! xx

kavukz said...

OMG, u got the Loreal telescopic??envy!lol

btw, i love the RocknRoll e/s. Very pigmented thou. :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

No one can resist 70-80% off discounts! I heart your haul and those drawers. =D

MZ.CYN.DEZ said...

Those Hard Candy shadows and blush look gorgeous. Thanks for posting up swatches. BTW, those storage drawers are awesome. They can store so much makeup. I need to get me some like asap! LOL.

cushycottage said...

hard candy shadows and blush looks yummy. this reminds me to check out my local drugstore as they are having 50-75% as well. hope i find sth good.

YiK ThOnG said...

interesting! =) look nice

anyway just passing by =)

-elle♡ said...

omg those. shadows. look amazing!!!laskjdfasld i want a;slkdsf
it sucks to never have money

Gaby said...

I have a Sally hansen nail polish that looks like Strobe Light, but it's named Rockstar Pink, and it's more on the pink side. But I think I'll go buy Strobe Light anyway xD

Annabelle Cosmetics rocks!! =D

Catherine said...

Wow, lovely hauls! I love the look of those Annabelle liners - they're soooo pretty! Also thanks so much for sharing the swatches of the HC products! I think they're the first swatches of their new stuff that I've seen yet and I've been holding out on buying stuff (except for a nail polish) but they look really nice! I especially love the Love Bug duo and the blush!

And ooooooh, I love your drawer! Would love to see pictures of your whole stash. :D

Christy said...

i love those drawers!! i've never seen them before?

Susie said...

Everything is so cute (:

Princesa Livia said...

Those Hard Candy stuff look gorgeous! And thanks so much for sending me the link. Its so funny!! xx

Jian said...

Thanks for commenting on my post =)

Yeah, its completely true, sadly. All makeup in HK is like cheapcheapcheap! It really doesn't matter whether it's Japanese, or European brand or whatnot, it costs less than the price it is in its original country! I think it's because they basically shop tax-free. Seriously, Lunasol, Kanebo and SKII are a lot cheaper there than in the UK, and in Japan! And I bought a bunch of Dior, Benefit and I *wish* i'd got my hands on some Chantecaille whilst I was there ><

Anonymous said...

Hey Dear~ Thank you so much for joining my giveaway =) And yes my bracelets are still on sale, however some designs might be sold out. Love the swatches you did!!! They are all so pretty! Never knew Hard Candy was so nice =P

Dina (XYYan) said...

Thanks Anita! whoa, love your haul! :D

xbbkay said...

those eyeshadows looks beautiful! too bad i don't think they have it in ontario..:/..atleast not where i live

Bea said...

that duo e/s is love. and The XL criss-cross falsies, do they look okay when wearing it? i wanna see how it's look like. :D

evie said...

haha yup!! but she's beautiful there! covered with Burberry..thank you for following me!..

i love drawers like that too!! the more the merrier for me..hehe

your haul is amazing!!

AVY said...

I just love a beautiful box.

cLaRa711 said...

Oh I been wanting to get some hard candy eyeshadows.

I have the blushes already and I love them...

Those lashes look soo pretty!


sugarmizbunni said...

I've got that Loreal Telescopic Explosion too!! Bought it like half year ago and its still in its packaging^^ So means I haven't tried it yet. swtexcape, please do share your experience with Explosion mascara once you've tried it. Thanksss :)

MizzDestinee said...

I love the makeup and eyelashes that you have!! where did you purchase hard candy from i want to try them and get some.

I wish they had annabelle cosmetics in the U.S

new Follower of yours =)

Alyssamae. said...

haha i'm glad you're liking the drama too! :D i know, i watched it for two straight days and nights just to finish it! XP sooo in love with lee min ho lol i'm so jealous you have annabelle cosmetics! i cant seem to get my hands on them :*(

Stephanie said...

it's so sad I think I need drawers now too! I have way too much stuff!

Lisa said...

sooo much stuff!
I've been slowly compiling a giant collection of makeup, and it's all shoved messily into a drawer. I love how you ladies organize.

BTW, Gunmetal is amazing--- definitely a color I'm putting on my shopping list.

(always)alanna said...

i have the hard as nails in steel gray- loveee itt
and gorgeouss blogg; will definitely be back again visiting SOON!

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