Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Haul: Maybelline, Essence, Revlon and Palmers

So over the past few weeks, I've tried to limit myself to how many cosmetics I've purchased, because for my circumstances, I'm unfortunately bordering on a little too much. However, such cases have risen that have made me feel like it was a good time to purchase new products.

Over the past few months, I've come across the European brand Essence and loved all the products they used. I only thought they were at discount sales, until an amazing Aussie Beauty Blogger Jerry (seriously, go check her our - the things she can do with multiple eyeshadow colours!) told me Essence was now stocked at target. I hurried over and to my surprise, even my Target had a stand, and compared to Aussie drugstore brands, these products were amazingly cheap! Prices resemble more BYS in Australia, as opposed to Covergirl.

From Essence, I hauled:
- A red Jelly Blush, Blush Gelee in Bloody Mary, that when blended out provides a lovely rosy glow. This is from the 'Vampire Love' collection
- A Stay With Me Long Lasting Lipgloss in Berry Me, a gorgeous, deep berry colour
- A Colour & Go Quick Drying Nail Polish in Blue Addicted, a gorgeous blue based polish filled varying colours and shapes of glitter

For anyone interested, before I have reviews on these, if you see them around you should really consider picking them up!

Priceline are having a 3 for 2 deal on Maybelline products at the moment, so, as I needed more concealer, I thought that would be an excuse to pick up a few other products I wanted to try! The products I bought were:

- My HG concealer, Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Concealer, because this baby stays put and stays covering for ages! Exactly what you want
- Dream Matte Powder. I finally jumped on the bandwagon and decided to try this out, especially considering how amazing it's meant to be
- Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Amethyst Smokes. I needed a product to bump it up, and I reluctantly came up with this. I'm a bit wary about the pigmentation of Maybelline eyeshadows, but I just adore the colours in this palette and can't wait to try it out!

Priceline had a Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse foundation reduced to clear for $4.50. There was only the fair shade left, but after I tried it, I realized that even that shade was a bit light for me. The formulation of this is incredibly thick with a strong smell, and I think that if I were to wear it, it would be a winter foundation. $4.50 for 30mL is actually pretty amazing, but it's not hard to think why it was reduced.

My local supermarket had a range of 'summery' products on sale, and to my dismay, I'm have an Italian heritage, but unfortunately am ridiculously pasty! I picked up a Palmers Cocoa Butter Bronze range Sunless Tanner & Instant Bronzer with SPF15 (what a name!) for $4.50 (yes, I am a bargain shopper! I find it allows me to buy more :P) and am really looking forward to trying this out as both a tanner and a sunscreen!

So this was my haul, ladies and gentlemen. I plan on doing reviews and swatches for quite a few of these  products, but if you have anything in particular you want to see one on, just let me know!

Have you done any hauls lately?
Love Gianna


  1. Ooh, what a good haul! Bargain shopping is the way to go!

  2. Hey Gianna! I just wanted to let you know that because I love your blog so much, I awarded you with the Versatile Blogger award! I'm sorry if you already won this, I tried to look on your blog and see :D Here's the link to my post:

  3. Great hauling! Essence and Palmer's are favourites of mine too!