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My "you only live once" mini haul

November 11, 2013


I have been very good and I haven't been shopping lately because I have been doing a full time unpaid traineeship, so the only pay I get is from the one day I work on the weekend each week (yes I have been working 6 days a week - blerg!). I was in Myer today looking for a friends birthday present, and I ended up picking two presents for myself. These are definitely splurge products... but hey, I have been lusting after them for a while.


So I wanted to see if Mecca Cosmetica had the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in stock (slightly hoping that they had sold out so I wouldn't have to fork over the cash), they did have it in stock and the lady informed me that they were selling fast and wouldn't have any left in a few days. I initially walked away from this palette but had to come back and get it! This was not cheap, it cost $95 for the palette and the mini Veil Mineral Primer. I am a bit of a thifty person and I would prefer just to buy one of the large Ambient Lighting powders because it is more cost efficient, but I really wasn't sure which shade I would want so I thought this was a great way to test out a range and if I hit pan on one shade I will buy the full size of that shade down the track. 

I then went to MAC and I saw that the Stroke Of Midnight Eye Bag in Nude was in stock. I generally don't buy limited edition packs because there is always something in it that I won't use. I was interested in this pack because I love Fluidlines, I love Paint Pots, and I need a new mascara! I also loved the shades - the Fluidline is in the shade Past Twilight (limited edition) which is a matte blackened plum and the Paint Pot is in the shade Utterly Becoming (limited edition) which is a matte creamy beige. When I looked at these I knew that they would be shades that I could wear every day. Even though this is not cheap ($89), the value of the mascara, paint pot, and fluidline alone cost $109 and then you get a double sided brush and a really nice makeup bag! Usually I don't like the look of most makeup bags that you get in these types of sets, but I really love this almost Great Gatsby inspired black, white and gold bag.

So that was my makeup splurge, and I will review both of these with more detail and swatches later this week after I have tried these products out!

Are there any holiday sets that you are excited about buying?

14 comments

  1. That's so exciting! The Hourglass isn't a bad deal at all- the value of the powders and the Mineral Veil would far exceed the $95 you paid. I haven't begun to think about Christmas presents yet! The Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick collection looks very tempting though. :)

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  2. It's so nice that you spoilt yourself. Working while not getting paid sucks, so it's nice to occasionally get something for all the hard work you do :)

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  3. Fab haul! Love the look of the palette, i agree with cherie, it's a good deal :)

    lilynotlouise.blogspot.com

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  4. We all need a little YOLO in our lives, amirite. Haha, lovely products though! The Hourglass palette looks so luxe - probably too luxe for me though. I'm very jelly though! I look forward to your thoughts.

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. Oh gorgeous purchases Kat! You deserve it with your hard work. I am all for the hastag yolo gurl, enjoy!

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

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  6. I really really want the hour glass palette! Just haven't dared cough up all that cash for it, eeeeeekncx

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  7. Wow, both of these are the perfect things to splurge on! The MAC set has such practical products and the Hourglass palette looks fantastic :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. I have recently ordered the Hourglass palette from Sephora. It looks amazing. Please do a review soon

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  9. YOLO! Ha! That palette makes my heart beat so fast but I just can't do it, so thank you for allowing me to swoon over yours for a minute and make myself feel better. This is way better than a single pan, cuter and you can try out 3 at once yahoo! I need a new paint pot for an eyeshadow base but they are kinda boring to buy, so this MAC kits looks way more fun lol

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  10. Great haul! I love the look of the MAC set so much! Haha, I'm going to have to add it to my Christmas wishlist though I wish the fluidline was black but this L.E would be great to wear in the day!

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