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Boston Roadtrip and Haul

My first ever Vlog! I’m braving the YouTube world and have graced you with not only my face but now my voice….oh goodness. A girls road trip to Boston and some good ‘ol all-American beauty shopping!! Footage filmed mainly in New York State as we drove through to Boston, with a little detour down some dirt roads as my GPS was set to avoid the most convenient route of course. I’m so excited to start using some of the new products that I picked up along the way, watch out for them in my upcoming reviews and Monthly Top 5 posts. Cant wait for future roadtrips!!

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No Money March and the Final Haul

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Today, the first day of March, marks the first of 31 days in which I will not be purchasing anything that is not a necessity. The month has been termed ‘No Money March’ aka March Madness, cause I must be mad for attempting this. I don’t think I’ve been spending too much lately, but I really want to focus on saving some money and planning for some vacations and trips in the near future. So here we go, a whole month of saving.

But of course, before I started off the month, I took the last day of February to do a little shopping. I had to go across the border into the States yesterday afternoon for work purposes, but once I was finished Sandra and I took the opportunity to spend a few hours beauty shopping. HOURS. We went to ULTA, Target and stopped by Duty Free on the way back. And here’s what I picked up:

– Trina Pink and Gold Travel Makeup Case (so cute)

– L’Oreal Infallible Blackbuster Eyeliner (Can’t wait, heard so many good reviews)

– Benefit Watts Up! Highlighter (OMG!! life complete)

– Got2B Kinkier Curl Cream (on sale at Ulta only $1.62)

– Jennifer Aniston Perfume (been looking for this for years…80ml bottle for only $35!!)

– Elf Eyebrow Kit (wanted to try for awhile now)

– NYX Wonder Pencil (nude colour for the waterline, makes eyes look bigger)

– L’Oreal Power Moisture Rush Mask (smells like heaven)

– Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet (can never have enough of these)

So starting today the madness begins. After yesterday’s haul I will not be purchasing another item (clothing, shoes, beauty products, etc) that is not a necessity and I’ll spend the month of March saving up, hopefully with a vacation booked by the end of the month! So happy shopping my friends, think of me while you’re swiping those credit cards…mine will be tucked away safely.

Haul – Shopping in America

ImageI broke my promise. I gave in to my shopping desire. While in New York State for a work assignment last week, I bought beauty products. I just couldn’t help myself. With cheaper prices at Sephora and the new discovery of the beauty heaven that is Ulta, I’m surprised that my credit cards didn’t melt. I didn’t go too crazy, but I did get some pretty amazing things.

Ulta: Ulta is kinda like a mix or Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart. One side of the store has all of the amazing drug store brands at amazingly low prices, and the other side carries all of the pricey brand names that you’d find at Sephora…..maybe even more. The store also has an amazing nail, hair and waxing salon. I loved the place so much that I was there twice in one day and the ladies there gave me an Ulta Points Card. This is what I got at Ulta:

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Gouda Gouda Two Shoes

OPI Nail Lacquer Liquid Sand in Vesper

NYX Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

NYX Blush in Mauve

Revlon Brunette Duo Brow Pencil

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo

Revlon Matte Lip Balm in 225

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Now Sephora is where I really hit the jackpot. I’ve had my eye on the Sephora Favourites Superstars box for quite some time…a $336 value being sold for $90 at Canadian Sephoras. Now the Canadian and American dollar is not very far off, but the same box is being sold in the States for only $75. So…I bought. And what amazing things comes in the box?! ALL FOR JUST $75

–  Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

– Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

– Deborah Lippmann Treatment-Infused Nail Colour in Cleopatra New York

– Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

– Nars Blush & Bronzing Powder Duo in Orgasm and Laguna

– Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita

– Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff

– Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 in Light

– Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

– Too Faced Better Than False Lashes – Lash Extension System Base and Top Coat

– Too Faced Better Than False Lashes – Flexistretch Nylon Fibers

– Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin & Mushroom

– Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Rollerball