My Minions

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer Trip Haul (Picture Obese !!!)

I made some major damage on my last trip, this time I donated my moolah to Bath & Body Works, Sonia Kashuk, and Prestige; all three are stuffs I can't find in Hawai'i.
Smart, no? hehehe



I went to Rite Aid at Fayetteville to see what they got, and being located in the small town, I didn't really except too much. I saw Jesse's Girl Baked Mineral Eyeshadow that Vanessa mentioned in her post a while ago, but I wasn't really impressed, the eyeshadow is humongous and I don't think I'll ever finish a single e/s, so I passed on that.

Instead, I found Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Baked Shadow Quad in Joia. They have another 2 Quads: Gemma & Bijou. (They all come with a mineral pencil eyeliner).

I really like these colors, they are very pigmented (if anyone wants a swatch, lemme know ^_^)

I also snatched the Brown Liquid Eyeliner, I'm amazed by the precision of the point, I'd prefer that than a brush because brush tends to be flimsy and makes it a whole lot harder to apply.

Sonia Kashuk

We don't have Target in Hawai'i *boo* so I paid a visit to Target @ Raleigh and got myself couple of brushes from Sonia Kashuk. A neutral eyeshadow palette also caught my attention, I personally think it's a great selections of neutral colors and I can see myself carrying it everywhere hehe (that's when I know I MUST get it)

btw sorry I packed all the 3 small brushes all together to save some spaces in my bag

The Perfectly Neutral Eye Pallet ($12.99)
comes with 6 colors, an applicator and eyeshadow base (the big square)

Small Eyeshadow Brush, Bent Eyeliner Brush, and Crease Brush (uber soft)

Highlighting Brush ($12.99)

some say this could be a dupe for MAC 187, I have no idea coz I don't own MAC brushes, but all I can say is this brush is SUPER SOFT

Size comparison with Silk Natural's Duo Stippling Brush

ew the small baby need some wash!

Bath & Body Works

BBW was still having clearance from their Semi Annual Sale and I went nuts & grabbed everything LOL *ehm* well, ok, maybe not everything. But I ended up with a full bags of lotions & shower gels : )

This is my ultimate favorite scent, I just finished my shower gel a while ago, so I got myself these two : ) Warm Vanilla Sugar smells so delicious!

My new favorite, Rainkissed Leaves, they just came out this summer, smells so refreshing, it reminds me of the smell of the fresh grass after rain. Not overwhelming.

Sensual Amber: It makes me feel sexy. Seriously, this scent makes me wanna lit a candle, open a bottle of champagne & dance in my underwear = P

White Tea & Ginger: omigod, a must have: very uplifting & soothing at the same time, the ginger gives a nice spicy kick but still wearable & feminine.

Enchanted Orchid: reminds me of Lei-smell ^_^ I think this is a perfect spring scent since it's light & floraly. Someone in makeupalley mentioned this smells like Flower by Kenzo.

Japanese Cherry Blossom: this is a dupe of Burberry Touch imo, the musky oriental scent gives me the 'mysterious' feeling, I personally think this is the strongest & most unique smell of all coz again, imo, it's unisex. Love it.

I got the Exotic Coconut Body Lotion for $2 (on clearance sale), I love coconut but somehow many coconut fragrances make me gag. This one is not, very calming & makes me wanna go to the beach : ) It lasts pretty long too, I put on in the morning and around 3 PM I can still smell it.

The Black Amethyst Body Lotion is only $1, a sample they sale for the upcoming Fall new scent of BBW, I like it so I bought one. The smell is not too strong, I'd say it's in the same family with Sensual Amber, very sexy and fresh fall-winter scent.

Rice Flower & Shea: It smells ok, very soft & baby powder-kind. I got this from 75% off Signature Classic sale, not too shabby.

Liplicious Cranberry Cocktail: AWESOME ! I've heard so much rave about this lipgloss so I needed to see it myself, and booooy was I floored. The consistency is not too thick and not sticky at all. It smells divine, tastes divine, WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO SAY? hehe

This is the only color without any sheen or sparkles, the color is quite dark but if you just dab it on your lips and spread it out, it'll give you the prettiest muted rose color. Plus it tastes just what it describes, cranberry cocktail. Spot on.

C.O Bigelow Mentha Body Wash: Supposedly giving you the tingly minty feeling in the shower, I haven't tried it yet but excited!!! Summer in here is a killer and this body wash could come in handy ^_^

Mentha Lip Balm Stick SPF 15: Non-glossy but super moisturizing. My HG! Sorry, Chapstick.

Mentha Lip Tint Magenta Mint: A pretty muted magenta color, leaves a perfect soft red pinkish tint

The gloss is not sticky at all and it gives me the slight tingle of mint right after I put it. It's also sweet tasting. I love this color, the Bare Mint (the most famous, I suppose) doesn't show up on me, this Magenta color is the darkest one I've seen and thankfully it does show up on my lips. The picture doesn't do really well capturing the tint tho.

I went to Ulta to check out their sale but ended up with my long-term lippy loving relationship, NYX lol I got the Soft Fuschia Jumbo Lip Pencil.

As others said, it's pretty drying after a while, so lip balm application prior is needed.

and I stumbled upon this Badger products, I thought it's so cute so I picked up the Headache Soother, just to give it a try. It smells soooo comforting. They also have many other balm such as Sleep Balm, Anti Bug Balm, Sore Muscle Rub, Aromatic Chest Rub, Stress Soother Balm, Yoga & Medication Balm, etc.

Instruction: Massage onto temples, neck, and forehead. Expect a calming, cooling sensation, silky smooth skin, nice aroma and a sense of well-being!

Ingredients: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Golden Yellow Beeswax, Essential Oils of Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Mandarin and Sandalwood, and CO2 Extracts of Rosehip & Calendula. Contains at least 80% Certified Organic Ingredients!

Badger is a pure body care products, for more info click here

Btw I found some interesting fact. Apparently Burt's Bees are originally from North Carolina, that's why when I was in Raleigh & Fayetteville, I saw more selections of Burt's Bees products than anywhere else.


christy. said...

CHEESE & RICE!! You did choke hauling!! Lmao. I really want to try BBW's new rainkissed leaves. Looks really pretty too. and i am wanting to have those c.o bigelow products @_@

Askmewhats said...

Sexy lips! I missed you!! welcome back!!! and wow, I LOVE bath and body, I'm a Victoria secret loyal then I shifted to B&B!! I love their scents!!!! I love all your hauls!!!

Anne said...

daaaang......that's some "choke" ass haul!!! pwahhahaha. ooooh i didn't know sonia kashuk came out with their version of the stipling brush! neat-o!! imma go check that out and see if I'll "need" it.

anyway... so funny how hawaiians call coming down here the mainland. my bf says that too. and everytime he says it for some reason it makes me think hawaii is a whole different country LOL. iunno that's just me.

you look like you really enjoyed your trip! now it's back to reality :(

Katrina said...

Great haul! The Sonia Kashuk brushes look nice, I'd like to get some more myself. That green balm looks fun!

Tammy M said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the SK Highlighting brush: I have two!
Please swatch the Prestige Mineral Eyeshadow Quad!
I am dying to see that!


nice haul!!!

Stephy said...

hey great haul!! if u have a chance, can u swatch the eye shadows pleaseeeeeeeee? :)

Nanzy said...


lol I know I was really baaaad...when are you gonna get BBW from? they only sell it @ NEX right? I can't go in without military ID

Nanzy said...

Nikki ^_^

thank you, sweety..glad to be back. I love love love BBW but somehow never like VS LOL everything I sniffed @ their store smells candy-ish : ( which one is good, mind sharing? hehe

Nanzy said...


i know...CHOKE money gone too LOL but nothing beats your haul from Vegas trip, woman...that's insane hahaha

yeah the skunk brush was also a pleasant go check em out, you know you WANT it *nudge nudge*

funny one time there's this tourist from Kentucky talking to me & my bf one time, asking how much the gas price here in Hawaii and he said "wow, for us in the U.S bla bla bla..."


Nanzy said...

Katrina, thanks!! ^_^ I haven't tried the balm tho..dunno if that works or not.

Tammy, sure I'll do swatch for you hehe

Vanessa, thank you!

Stephy, I'll do that...stay tuned LOL

Nic Nic said...

Great haul!! I really wanna try out the Sonia K brushes! LOL. The stippling brush looks really nice :)

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Vanessa said...

Lovely haul mama! Glad you had tons of fun!

maha said...

super nice haul and welcome back =)

Tanya Annette said...

You found the elusive SK brush!!!! I swear I've looked all over for this thing. That and the blue sponge. I think it's a conspiracy against me ;)

I would love to read your opinions on the neutral eye palette. It's one of those things I keep seeing in the store, pick up, and never end up buying, lol.

Nanzy said...

Thanks Irene, Vanessa, Maha : )

I was also surprised they have the brush, some other brushes are out of stock tho, like the flat top buffer. I don't recall I saw the blue sponge either hehe

I will do reviews on the palette once I try them ^_^

Tracy said...

wow, you brought a lot of stuff back home! whenever my bf's relatives visit here from HI, they always ask for krispy kreme. haha.

Nanzy said...

thanks, Tracy :) hahaha fortunately I'm not so crazy abt Krispy Kreme, although I made sure I made a visit to Applebee's LOL