A Beauty Splurge, Sometimes You Just Gotta!

Ladies…. Sorry to be on hiatus for so long.  I have had sooo much going on this week that I found it nearly impossible to do anything on my blog.  I think the craziness is over *keeping fingers crossed* so my regular posts will keep coming.  
After such a stressful week I really went and splurged on myself at the mall.  A co-worker was showing me some quads she got from the MAC Shop, Cook collection and I just kept thinking about the purple one called Shop & Drop and I left for lunch just planning on doing some small errands and subconsciously pulled RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE MAC STORE! lol  I am just going to blame this all on my co-worker though, of course! :D  While I was at the mall I ran into a department store and hit up one of the counters that I know little to NOTHING about.  In the department store that I frequent there is a counter that houses Giorgio Armani, Guerlain and Shiseido all on the same counter… I suppose that there isn’t as much business at those counters in that particular area to have their own separate counters?  Who knows, really?
The Giorgio Armani display had this lovely little tote/travel bag sitting out and I got curious of it and examined it a little bit closer…. IT IS FULL OF STUFF!  The SA that helped me explained all of the items and MOST of the items are full-sized!  The cost of the little “kit” that she had thrown together was a tremendous value for the money so I just went ahead and got it!  I am VERY excited to give it all a go!

As you can see from the photo, there is Face Fabric, Fluid Sheer, Fluid Master Primer, eyeliner, mascara (one that I have REALLY wanted to try–which is the whole reason I was flitting around the counter), a gloss, lipstick, a couple skincare deluxe samples and some face product deluxe samples.  I am sooo excited to have a play with these!

And alas, the Guerlain Meteorites… lovingly nicknamed ballz.  I have listened and drooled over people professing their love of this item for YEARS!  I have never been as tempted as I have been for the last several weeks.  My knees finally buckled and I now am the proud owner of beige ballz!  ;)

On to the MAC items… this year I haven’t really purchased much of anything from their collections or their main line to be honest… I just haven’t been as head-over-heels for them lately.  This collection stirred some nostalgic love because of the tender tones they F I N A L L Y repromoted.  I have had several throughout the years and I am so excited to have a new one.  I also am a fan of the quads that they came out with in the collection as well!  
The quad that I chose was Shop & Drop.  It is full of lovely shades that I am always drawn to!  There is a pale pink, a taupe, a purple, and a deep blackened-blurple!  I will do separate posts on these with proper daylight to show what this quad ACTUALLY looks like.

This is the tender tone in Hush, Hush!  Sooo pretty!  I love the smell of these!  

And last, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, I came home to a beautiful package from a fellow blogger.  She knew that I had been searching my entire area to find this and had no luck.  She informed me that she was done with it and I purchased it off of her!  :)  I am so excited!  I love it.  I have already used it and I have only had it in my possession for a couple of hours.  

I will be doing proper posts on all these items with real pictures.  As you could have guessed all of these pictures were taken with my iPhone and transformed through instagram.  It is the fastest, easiest way to get pictures to you all!  I hope you don’t mind.  I get home after its already getting dark and I rarely have good daylight to take good pictures.  Thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely weekend!  

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  • Charisse

    Wowza! Looking forward to your swatches!

  • Mandi

    /grabby hands grabby hands

  • Brittany

    Great haul! I picked up Hush, Hush from the MAC launch too. I actually just posted my haul, check it out :)

    I almost picked up that quad too, just for the PURPLE shade! OMG it was amazing. I wish they offered it in a single, I would’ve bought two! lol

    Yay for the ballz! I own one set too. Which I neglect terribly. And that GA set is amazing. I wonder if we have it here.

    I’ve been looking for the Revlon Whimsical too. Fingers crossed it pops up.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend. Take some time to unwind and relax :)

  • Project Swatch

    It took me forever to find Whimsical, but I found it! It’s super pretty :)

    Looking forwards to swatches, yay!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06336169683515242616 This passenger’s element

    *grabs armani case and runs* sweet haul LJ

  • Kayleigh

    The purple in Shop & Drop looks amazing!