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January 22, 2012

Priceline Haul (and a little more)

Today I gave into temptation and bought a couple of things. Who am I kidding? It wasn't a couple but, oh well, who cares? 

Surprisingly, seven of the eight products I bought were from Priceline. I don't shop at Priceline much, to be honest. I've found that it's generally a little more than other stores, but the convenience of everything in one place certainly makes up for it sometimes. 

Anyway, everything I bought from Priceline was on sale (except for one Maybelline product but I'll explain that later). Before I continue, don't forget to click here for a list of the beauty related sales/promotions. With all that being said, let's get into it and see what I bought.

 Left to Right: Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($16.95) and Maybelline One by One mascara ($19.25) -Both eye products are in Blackest Black

I'm a massive fan of gel eyeliners but my Napoleon Perdis China Doll liner has dried up. I've heard so many great things about this eyeliner that I thought as well give it a try. I tried it as soon as I got home and I'm already a massive fan. Surprisingly, I really like the brush too. To be honest, I don't think I've ever tried a Maybelline mascara so I thought today was a great day to give one a try. This brush appealed to me, and I've heard fairly good things about this mascara, so I decided to grab it too! 

 Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Powder in #135 Creamy Natural ($14.95)

This product was bought to replace Maybelline Mineral Power Finishing Veil in Light. I have previously owned this powder in #115 which, unfortunately, was far too light for my skin. I didn't like this powder, as mentioned in my review, but I'm not sure whether that's to do with the actual product or the colour I bought initially. 
Maybelline Baby Lips Love NY Limited NY Fashion Edition in Protecting Berry ($3.99)

I absolutely love Maybelline Baby Lips lip balms (as featured in my lip balm post). I went into Priceline with the intention of buying their Baby Lips lip balm in Anti-Oxidant Berry but I couldn't resist the packaging of this one. It's just awesome! The name 'Protecting Berry' threw me a little though. I wasn't sure if it'd smell the same as the Anti-Oxidant Berry one I love but I was willing to take the chance. Guess what though? It is! I'm so happy and I'm going to go back and buy three more with this packaging (three for the price of two, woohoo!).

"Purchase any two products from the Maybelline New York range and receive the 3rd  Maybelline New York product FREE. The third purchase must be from the same brand, of equal or lesser value and purchased in the same transaction."

Which item did I get free? The Baby Lips balm was the item I receive free. If I wanted to be sneaky I could have put it through as a separate transaction and received the Fit Me! pressed powder for free but I didn't. Oh well. Anything is better than nothing.

Lady Jayne Small Multi Purpose Brush ($10.50ish but 20%, making it $8.39) 

Somehow I managed to lose my brush recently. I have no idea how it happened but I'm not a fan of the one I've been using on my hair recently. This brush says it's meant to give a smooth and shiny finish to hair, making it very appealing to me. Unfortunately, this brush is no where near aggressive enough for me and I'm going to see if I can return it. 

Garnier Pure Active Exfo-Brush Cleanser ($12.78ish but 25%, making it $9.59) 

This product is a favourite of mine. It has been featured in two recent posts (Products I Can't Live Without and October Favourites) and will be featured in an upcoming skincare routine post. I don't need a new cleanser at the moment, but it's a staple so I decided to buy one while they were on sale. 

The last product I bought today was purchased at Target, rather than Priceline. At present, all Max Factor mascaras are $10 at Target. How good is that?! I bought one Lash Extension Effect mascara (if you're a Born to Buy follower, you'll know this is a mega favourite) but I decided to try another one while they were so cheap. 
I decided to buy their False Lash Effect mascara in Black. My sister loves this mascara (and, to be honest, I thought I was buying this when I bought Lash Extension Effect) so I thought it was a good time for me to see what all the fuss from her was about. In fact, when I texted her to tell her about the sale she asked me to pick up three of the False Lash Effect mascaras for her. This mascara retails for $23.95 so it's a mega bargain!  

So ladies, that's everything I bought today. I probably spent way too much but I don't really care. I haven't had the best week and we've all heard of the term retail therapy, right? Comment below if you've bought anything on sale recently, regardless of what you got and where you got it.

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  1. I bought the Maybelline gel eyeliner and I was really happy with it for a while...Then it dried up and got all nasty! I bought the MAC gel eyeliner and it's FANTASTIC, its so much more pigmented, goes on more smoothly, stays put forever, you can get the sharpest lines, and is showing no signs of drying up yet

    1. That's terrible, Rebecca. At this stage it's working well for me but I'll be careful of it drying out.
      If I like this eyeliner I'll definitely look into getting MAC's Fluidline though. :)

  2. Ahhh Priceline, where would we be without Priceline? Really love yr blog, btw :)

    1. I know! I often find Priceline to be more expensive but, with these sales, it was a massive score!
      Thanks! I love hearing that. x


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