Summer Haul

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! ^_^

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  • Bhuvana

    Whew.. That is one big haul.. You must love playing around with all these this summer.. I’ve been eyeing the by terry ombre blackstar range for long but still not ready to give in. Do u think it will stay for long on oily lids without a primer?

    • Xuvious

      I think they will because they do turn a bit powdery once they’ve set.

  • Divya

    WOW! What a haul! You definitely had a lot of fun Advaita! I bought the By Terry sticks too in Bronze Moon and Brown Perfection! Have used just the brown and its gorgeous! I want to see Indian Rose on you.. I really want a nude lipstick from TF and cannot make up my mind lol!


    • Xuvious

      I’ll review it soon! It would definitely suit your skintone as well.
      Brown Perfection found it’s way in my cart as well, I decided it would be too many at that point. :p

  • Linda Libra Loca

    Looks like you really had a great time shopping. Buying on your travels gives you memories to connect whenever you use the product, I love doing that.

    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Anne! That’s true, it definitely brings back good memories. :)

  • nausheen

    Awesome products babe, loving them all. Seems like you had a great time :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Nausheen! ^_^

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    I’d love to see the lipsticks on you!

    • Xuvious

      Yes, I’ll try to review most of them soon! But so far Kat Von D and TF Plum Rush are excellent!

  • Alina Bostan

    Wow this is some impressive haul, everything looks & sounds fantastic. Tom Ford is so luxe & Ive yet to splurge but I love the lipstick shades you picked up. I wish we had Kat Von D products in the UK, that liquid lipstick sounds amazing x

    Beauty with charm

    • Xuvious

      If Sephora just had good online shopping (worldwide), we’d all be sorted. 😉

  • Lorraine Haigney

    Beautiful shade choices from Tom Ford. Mad jealous of your haul!

    • Xuvious

      I love them a lot as well. I always seem to go for one nude and one bright whenever I’m trying new things.

  • rachna sharma

    those tom ford lipsticks are love!

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Rachna! :)

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Ooooh lotsa lip love, I see, nice!

    • Xuvious

      Always! I just like buying lipsticks more than any other lip product. :)

  • Agata

    Nice picks, I love all your lip products- hope to see some swatches soon!

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Agata! Will start reviewing them soon! :)

  • Krithi Marla

    OMG lots of nice stuff
    I know what u mean by you are complete 😉 ……so so nice stuff ….all of these
    even i want TF qUAD NOW and that by terry eyeshadow stick from where did u get that one gal ?

    • Xuvious

      Lol, yes, I feel very zen at the moment! :p
      I bought the By Terry ones from Luxola. I hope they restock soon, they got sold out really fast!

    • Xuvious

      Forgot to add, you could also get them from Beautylish or SpaceNK (UK online).

  • Jennifer Monforton

    This is a totally amazing haul! Yay for finally picking up some Tom Ford- I got Plum Lush recently and it instantly became one of my favourite lipsticks! The Ombre Blackstars look amazing too. I picked up Misty Rock in NYC and am loving it :)

    • Xuvious

      Misty Rock is a lovely colour. I liked your recent CT haul as well. :)

  • Xuvious

    Thanks! :)

  • Xuvious

    KvD is great! I actually wanted a nude shade but I was unsure how it would look. This particular shade is great because bright but not neon, very much wearable. :)