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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Makeup Shopping Expedition (Mostly MAC Haul)

OMG I can't believe i've been in Lagos for almost a year!!!! I left Atlanta, june 28th 2011, and arrived in Lagos june 29th. WOW time flies.  So before I moved back I bought a lot of stuff, hoping it would last me a really long time. I bought a bunch of makeup etc since we don't have MAC or Sephora or any of them. We have Sleek, mud, some other ones i've seen but have never tried.

Anyway as time went, so did my makeup. I had only one eyebrow pencil left (and then i lost it, and tried some ghetto horrible things). I've been out of mascara for several months. I have barely any false lashes. I lost my concealer brush.

Basically let's just say Ive been forced to the the "natural" look. So I decided to stock up!!! and stock up enough for another next year. So I wrote my list, bought it, and got my mum to bring it to Nigeria for me. My mum jokes I bought enough makeup to last not one but 2 years... maybe... we'll see :)


I forgot to add 2 more products to this picture

It doesn't look that much to me. I still need mascara!! and foundation, I'm almost out (well my foundation will last 4-5 months).

I bought sooooooo much powders. 2 different colors, cause sometimes I get tan, 2 different colors of concealers cause... I get tan. LOL anyways, this is my makeup haul. It's mostly MAC just out of habit. My sis bought me an affordable concealer brush from CVS i think or Target, and i got lashes from Forever 21 ( never tried it before i'm used to Shisem).

ps: Amanda if your reading this, I know my birthday was ages ago, But i'd like Mascara & that new foundation that MAC has :) thanks.

The Cargo (#40) is my FAVORITE powder out of all!!! I wish I didn't buy any thing else! It's amazing!!! prefer it to MAC. Wish I could trade it all for stacks of Cargo powder.
YES i bought about 4 of the same eye brow pencil (name: Spiked)!! I never want to run out again!
Decided to try two new shades of red & pinkAnd of course Eyeliners!!! I barely use eye shadow, but Im obsessed with dark eye liner.

You know what: I'll just write out the list I sent. lol U'll see. 


1)
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Dark
QUANTITY 2
US$58.00
2)
Pro Longwear Lipglass
Full Speed Ahead
QUANTITY 1
US$19.50
3)
Lipstick
Girl About Town
QUANTITY 1
US$14.50
4)  *couldnt find it*
Tinted Lipglass
Nitro:licious2046
QUANTITY 1
US$14.50

5) *couldn't find it*
Tinted Lipglass
Caqui
QUANTITY 1
US$14.50


6)
Tinted Lipglass
Desire
QUANTITY 1
US$14.50

7)
Tinted Lipglass
Russian Red
QUANTITY 1
US$14.50

8)
Kohl Power Eye Pencil
Feline
QUANTITY 1
US$15.00

9)
Liquid Eye Liner
2.5 ml / 0.084 oz
QUANTITY 3
US$18.50
US$55.50


10)
Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
NC50
QUANTITY 2
US$27.00
US$54.00

11)
Lip Pencil
Redd
QUANTITY 1
US$14.00
12)
Blot Film
30 Sheets
QUANTITY 1
US$15.00

13)
Duo Adhesive **** just cuz Kim Kardashian uses it***
14 g / 0.5 US oz
QUANTITY 2
US$8.00
US$16.00


14)
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
NC45
QUANTITY 1
US$17.00

15)
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer
NC50
QUANTITY 2
US$17.00
US$34.00


16)
Eye Brows
Spiked
QUANTITY 4
US$15.00
US$60.00


Subtotal:US $430.50
Tax (8.000%)    US$34.44
Total US   $464.94 << *hides face*


WHOA, that's a truck load of makeup!!! Do you know you can get a mac pro card or something and u'd get 30% off.... hmmm #JustSaying like many makeup artists and shopaholics have it. I'm an Igbo girl sha, so best believe I found a great way to pay under that price of almost $500! Anyways didn't get 2 lipsticks so i got the Cargo instead AMEN!!! just the week I sent this list the only Cargo I had fell down in the office and cracked into a million pieces. In the future maybe as I use the products i'll take pics, and say what I used, but... this is now my makeup collection... though I feel i need more stuff.

Don't judge, guys... you never think that you have enough games, like girls never think we have enough clothes or shoes, and in this case... makeup. Ive started enjoying the natural look, and it's a mechanism to not get "hit on" when im moving from office to office (it's not a foolproof plan, but it's probably helped.) hahahaha not that I'm Beyonce or anything, i'd just rather avoid awkward situations.

20 comments:

  1. Wow, now that's a lot of makeup, but I guess it'll last a while. :)

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  2. Gurl! I know what you mean! I just ran out of my powder (I don't use foundation) and I've steered clear of events where I need to be made up. But every time my mum or dad comes in, best believe they're bringing the basics for me - eye pencils, lip gloss. I also brought a ton a eye-shadows when I left Atlanta, so I still have a bunch of stuff left over. But I'll restock soon, since I think they expire after a year or so...

    How's service coming? Any chance you'd do a mid-service year interview for my blog?
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  3. Yay for MAC! Oh, and Cargo, haha. It was fun to hear from you, hope you're enjoying your time in Lagos, (:. Oh and it would mean the world to me if you checked out my blog :$$.
    Thanks and have a great day!
    -Princess Owusu
    http://maame-princess.blogspot.com/

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  4. I really want to try Sleek, we should swap sometime. I'll send you some MAC for Sleek... :)

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  5. I am so jealous of ur haul, I am such the makeup junkie, try this website they carry a lot of Mac products sometimes at a discount because it may be without a box or the box I'd bent, all cosmetics wholesale. I had no idea u were an Nc 50, I am too.

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    1. Hi dear.. Pls what's d site address? :)

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  6. wow that's alota makeup to last u a long time. Always wanted to try MAC but still cant do with muy IMAN. whats the name of the red and pick mac lipsicks. Am crazy about my pinks but still a bit shy to try the bold red color buh am ready to give it a go.

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  7. I totally feel you. I need a care package so bad. Unlike you though i'm not big on make up so i get by but it's the hair products. My hair products!!!
    I'm currently "mising" everything just so i don't run out before i can get myself to the states. *sigh* I need Target to come to Lagos.

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  8. OMGGGGG!!! But how I love you!!!! I'm a MAC addict!!! Their makeup rocks...no amount of makeup is ever too much!!! Can u try some looks with this products and show us? That wld be fun! :D... Xoxo

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  9. OMMMGGGG!!! I love evrything I see!!! I love MAC I'm an addict! Especially their lipsticks... No makeup is ever too much u go girl!!! Pls do some looks with these products that'l be fun!!! :D xoxo

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  10. OMGGGGG!!! But how I love you!!!! I'm a MAC addict!!! Their makeup rocks...no amount of makeup is ever too much!!! Can u try some looks with this products and show us? That wld be fun! :D... Xoxo

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  11. Mac & Eb got a divorce a couple months ago because they discontinued my favorite bronzer. Now I'm team Nars!

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  12. Great products you've got. I use MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. NC 55 and I always get it from Kuddy at Trade Fair Lagos, Delta Plaza for 5,500. There's also a MAC outlet on Bode Thomas Street, Surulere. I'm sure there'll also be one on the Island. Don't really know the specific address.

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  13. Bombchell hope you are well? It's been months. Come back soon. Missy Tee

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  14. Lol. That's a lot of makeup! I know how you feel though... I usually stock up on my hair and skin products every time I travel out of the country.
    BTW, have you ever considered selling make up? There might be other people in a similar situation like you and they would love the convenience of getting them here!
    Have a nice day... nice blog.

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  15. it´s great and awesome way to chosse what you like.

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  16. i'm glad you were able to stock up on your essentials! every girl needs her beauty items for sure! :)

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  17. Russian Red and Girl About Town FTW! Those are the two lipsticks I carry around with me everyday! Swear by them :)

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