Massive January Haul

While I planned to do only one haul post every month, I never thought it would be this massive (my wallet was supposed to be recovering from November and December expenses). I didn't even include the sample boxes I already whinged about here.

Note that prices listed are what I paid, not the RRP. Here goes my long haul list...

Moroccanoil Travel Kit - $43
  • Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo 70ml - Smells great, but I don't find it special. Makes my hair really tangled, but doesn't seem to cleanse well, so I use Garnier Pure Shine shampoo every 2 or 3 days.
  • Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner 70ml - I've been using this everyday (unless I'm using the mask) and it's lovely. Smells great, makes my hair soft but not greasy.
  • Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask 75ml - It's a good mask, though I use it pretty much the same way I use the conditioner, because I do not want have the patience for hair masks. I skip the oil when I use this.
  • Moroccanoil Oil Treatment 25ml & 10ml - I'm still undecided. I've just been air drying my hair with a few drops of oil, and sometimes it's good, sometimes it's frizzy, sometimes it's greasy.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Skin Perfecting System - $65.50 (including shipping from Bella Box)
  • Liquid Gold Prep and Prime 30ml - I was so happy I didn't experience any tingling sensation when I first used this so I thought my skin wasn't sensitive after all. It also seemed to make my skin glow. But after a week, it started to burn and feel prickly. It was like hundreds of needles poking at my skin. I also notice a few very dry flaky spots. I stopped it for a few days until my skin returned to normal, and now I'm just using it every other day with Avene moisturiser on top. Hopefully, I'll build up my tolerance and start seeing the results that people rave about.
  • Liquid Gold Original 30ml
  • Liquid Gold Radiance 30ml
  • Invisible Zinc Tinted Moisturiser in Medium 30ml $24- Using Alpha-H Liquid Gold necessitated a good physical sunscreen. Coverage is sheer, even though it feels a bit thick, but not as thick as Invisible Zinc's Environmental Skin Protector.
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus 10g $47 - Mattifies and adds a bit more coverage on top of my tinted moisturiser, without making me look too dry and flat.
I haven't really used a lot of the following products so I'm just listing them here.

L'Oreal had 3 for 2 special so all these for $39.
  • L'Oreal Color Infaillible in Emerald Lane
  • L'Oreal Color Infaillible in Golden Mahogany
  • L'Oreal Color Infaillible in Endless Chocolat (part of a set)
  • L'Oreal NutriShine Lipstick in Shiny Grapefruit (part of a set)
  • L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara in Black (part of a set)
Savvy by DB had a 2 for 1 special, so 8 items = $11.96
  • Savvy by DB Jumbo Illuminiser
  • Savvy by DB Blush in Nutmeg Frost
  • Savvy by DB Lip Pencil in Cherry
  • Savvy by DB Automatic Eyeliners in Midnight (2), Grey, Jade and Blue
  • Missha Shining Eyes Stick in BR02 (brown) $8.95
  • Australis Lip Palette $9.95
  • Face of Australia Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Mine $10.95
  • Face of Australia Mineral Therapy Illuminator in Angel Blush $14.95
  • Hissyfit Flawless Face Mineral Finishing Powder in Beige $22.46
  • Hissyfit Brush Set (gift with purchase)
Nude by Nature Boxed Set $59.95
  • Undercover Airbrush Primer 30ml
  • Natural Mineral Cover 4g
  • Mineral Bronzer 4g
  • Mineral Finishing Veil 3g
  • Natural Mineral Lip Liner
  • Nude by Night Flawless Liquid Velvet Foundation 50ml
  • Nude by Night Flawless Concealer 15ml
  • Nude on the Go Refillable Travel Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat $11.15
  • Rimmel Pro Matte Finish Top Coat $9.95
  • Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Green with Envy (free, 2 for 1 promo)

I bought these after I took most of the January haul photos, so they're not in the round up shot above.
  • Essence Lip Stick in Like a Lady $2.96
  • Essence Lip Stick in Red Carpet $2.96
  • Essence Brow Kit $3.71 - bought this for the stencils, to use in my kit
I obviously went overboard last month, especially since I'm back to hardly wearing makeup most days of the week. I need to spend my time using products, instead of wasting time shopping for products. Hence, the ban.


  1. Mega haul! Some great stuff in there though - I've just been playing with my first L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow and oh my goodness, I could easily get addicted to those!

    1. I was almost too embarrassed to do this post :)
      The L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows are pretty good. I would love to get some more, but they're pricey for single eyeshadows.

  2. Over mader! Hehehe! I wish we're still housemates! I will have easy access to those great makeup brands!

    1. Yes, exag no? But my only other non-essential purchases this month were a pair of jeans, a top and a work blazer. No shoes!



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