Spanning 90 days and multiple cities, here’s what I spent most of my money on this summer. I have used a few of these already so expect mostly raves!
Highlight of the post is that I finally caved and bought Tom Ford!! I’m so pleased!! I feel complete.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in BauHau5 :: from Sephora (US) :: Intriguing shade name here! Here’s how this started. Before KVD the only liquid lipstick that was transfer and kiss proof was the LimeCrime one. I refuse to buy LimeCrime and so my hunt began. For the price, $20, this is ridiculously good! It’s so so comfortable. Except oily stuff (obviously) this can stay on through meals, drinks and more! I’ll be in US in Sep/Oct and I’m already contemplating getting one in a nude shade.
Mac Lip Liner in Whirl :: from Changi airport (Singapore) :: Every bloody time I asked the Mac SA in my city about this shade, it was out of stock. When it was right in front of me at the airport, I didn’t even bother to convert the price into rupees and try to rationalize the purchase, I just went ahead and bought it. I prefer this to Soar for day time. That bit of brown makes it a lot more natural.
Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Plum Lush :: Nordstrom (US) :: Review :: I actually ordered TF from Nordstrom online and had it shipped to my mom’s hotel. The most nervewracking 3 days ever. Plum Lush is a perfect berry pink shade and I adore the formula as well. If you want to plunge into TF I highly recommend you check out the Matte formula, I like it a lot more than the creamy one.
Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Sahara Haze :: Nordstrom (US) :: I didn’t want to get a brown quad because I already have the Charlotte Tilbury one. I couldn’t get Sahara Haze out of my head ever since I saw these two tutorials. I think it’s so unique and olive looks amazing with brown eyes. The sparkly shade in this is the clear winner. The shimmery silver is very refined and the yellow highlighter shade also complements them perfectly.
Tom Ford Lip Color in Indian Rose :: Nordstrom (US) :: For the longest time I was hung up on Casablanca but after hours of swatch comparisons, I settled on Indian Rose. Casablanca was a bit too plum for my liking, Indian Rose is a better-suited nude for me.
Mac Lip Liner in Nightingale :: Mac (Pune, India) :: This was a very random purchase at the Pune Mac store. The Penciled In collection had launched and I managed to get the last remaining piece of Nightingale, a dark purple/pink shade. This goes really well with Giorgio Armani Plum 600.
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Violet :: Sephora (US) :: Okay, I couldn’t resist getting this shade. It’s a bright, very cool toned fuchsia! I love how creamy it is, I’m not blown away by the formula but this is one purchase I made purely for the colour.
Nars Mini Lip Pencil Duo in Cruella and Rikugien :: Sephora (US) :: How adorable is Sephora! The US account is my name so at checkout they also gave this year’s birthday set (mine was in Jan). I love that I could try Cruella! It’s an amazing formula! I hate that they have to be sharpened though, they’re already so tiny!
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon, Misty Rock and Ombre Mercure :: Online :: This was an insane splurge but it’s officially put all other eye crayon/pencils to shame. It’s incredibly smooth and creamy, it blends so well and after those few minutes it doesn’t budge at all! Not even the shimmer! I hope they come out with more shades!
Lanocreme Body Lotion with Lanolin and Vitamin E :: Random shop (Australia) :: I saw a lot of these niche products in Australia like Lanocreme, Sheep Placenta, Emu Oil and the like. The safest thing to buy was a body cream and so I did. But I’m curious to know if the sheep placenta cream works, I wish I had done more research before the trip!
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist :: (Australia) :: I was the Sydney Tower Westfield Mall when I spotted Jurlique and spent a good 20 minutes there. The SAs were so helpful! This is one of their best-selling products so I definitely wanted to try it. This will work really well as a hydrating toner.
Jurlique Jasmine Body Care Lotion :: (Australia) :: I was also interested in their body lotions. They are very light with the right intensity of fragrance. I picked Jasmine over Citrus, a first for me!
Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Moisturizer :: (Singapore Airport) :: I’ve raved about this in my skincare routine, I decided to repurchase it!
So ends the haul. I feel very content. I hope it lasts for a very long time! ^_^