What’s in my beauty luggage

November 23, 2011

Hi everyone, I am back, with two big luggages full of goodies. I am still jet lagging so this is going to be a quick post. First of all I wanted to thank my dear readers who gave me suggestions as to what to do/eat/shop in USA. Thank you so much, I didn’t get a chance to reply so I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your lovely ideas. I had very limited internet access so there are still a lot of pending comments and emails that I haven’t replied. Please excuse for the delay and I will try to get back to you asap!

As usual I shopped more than what I had planned for…when you are on a shopping trip with your two best friends Amex and Visa,  it guarantees a shocking bill at the end of the trip! And here they are..my beauty haul.

The breakdown

Giorgio Armani:

Bobbi Brown makeup

NARS

Le Metier De Beaute

Edward Bess

Chanel

Tarte

Laura Mercier

Miscellaneous

Replenished some skincare products from two of my all time favorite brands – La Mer and Bobbi Brown

Sunday Riley

This has to be the highlight of haul!  I love to explore new brands and I am really glad I found Sunday Riley. They have an amazing skincare and makeup line that is only avaialbe at Barneys. As a newibe to their brand I bought some of their star products. I just started using the samples given to me, they are amazing. I highly recommend to you check out this line at Barneys if you can.

Stay tuned for my fashion haul :-)

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Maria November 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

wooooooooooooow!!!! what a haul!!!!!
i’m so happy to see your new post! i missed it a lot these weeks! :)

can’t wait to see the second part of shopping-post and of course reviews regarding all these new things :)

btw, i tried eve lom’s cleanser after your reviews… i’m speechless :) it’s so great! can i write you some questions regarding it via email?

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Reika November 24, 2011 at 3:02 am

Hi Maria, I am sooo glad that you like the eve lom cleanser as well! You are more than welcome to email me :-)

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Maria November 26, 2011 at 7:34 am

thanks!
i have already sent it to you :)

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Jamilla November 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

A totally amazing haul! Well done!

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Cafe Bellini November 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Oh WOW!! Glad you’re back and I can’t wait to read about all these products.

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Pandora November 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Oh… My … Days…. now that is a haul!!! :)

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LibertyRose November 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Fresh’s Supernova mascara is my favorite! Would love to see how it works for you. And thanks for the heads-up on Sunday Riley. Haven’t heard of that but will definitely check it out when I get a chance. You didn’t get any Kate Somerville, Koh Gen Do, or RMS?

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Reika November 24, 2011 at 3:09 am

Me too, this is my third tube of Fresh Supernova. I hope they will release a waterproof version of it though..as it slightly weighs down my lashes.
Hehe nope..I would if I had more money :-P
Sunday Riley is so amazing, I personally think their e/s is better than LMDB!

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Petrina November 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Wow! Fab fab haul :) can’t wait for the reviews and fashion haul x

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Liv November 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

You’re back! You were so missed!!
Edward Bess – my favorite makeup ever, ever. He’s a magician. Absolutely amazing feel for color and texture. Always my go-to products when I want to feel pretty (not edgy or fun, but pretty and confident).

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Reika November 24, 2011 at 3:14 am

Hello Liv, thanks for the sweet comment! I totally agree with you, most of the seasonal collections seem to focus on the edgy, fun or more unique side of makeup. However at the end of day most girls like to go for makeup that make them feel pretty and confident :-) EB just knows what we want!

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ellyp November 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I live in Denver and I REALLY wish we had a place around here to buy his products. I would really like to get some but I don’t like to buy before I try. I look forward to your reviews!

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lola seicento November 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Hi Reika,

What a wonderful haul!! I’m so happy to see that you discovered Sunday Riley!! I am a huge huge fan of the line and have been using the skincare line exclusively for over a year. I just went to the Beverly Hills location the other day and loaded up on lots of items from her new makeup line– and got the primer that you got as well. I started reviewing her products on my blog, and actually reviewed all three of the things that you got (if you want to have a look). I love your blog and am so happy that you are home from your vacation– so that I can start reading all of your reviews!

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Reika November 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

How good to know I am not the only one who is amazed at this new line of skincare and makeup Lola! Your blog has such an extensive coverage of Sunday Riley products, I am jealous! And thanks for the reviews, they are very thorough and helpful :-)

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lola seicento November 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Hi Reika,
You certainly are not alone in your amazement with Sunday Riley products– I am thoroughly obsessed with the whole line! I am glad that you found my reviews helpful! I actually have all of the skincare and body care items that that the line has to offer, and I will be reviewing every single one of them. I have learned some pretty helpful tips of getting the most out of her products– for instance which ones are more potent and/or effective when mixed together. Please feel free to check my blog for more SR reviews or email me directly. If you are curious about any of the products and want it reviewed– then just let me know and I will happily review it next and send you the link. I just love her products so much– they are so effective and are such a pleasure to use. Of course I am going broke with all of my visits to the Sunday Riley counter, but I could have far worse vices!!

I am losing my mind anticipating your reviews of your extensive haul!! I have been drooling over your pictures! Your reviews are always so insightful, thorough and fantastic to read. I can see that the fabulous stores on Wilshire Blvd. will have to do some restocking after your AMAZING haul!! :-)

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flyavsted November 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Looking forward to your reviews!! ;) Very curious of what you got from LMDB and Edward Bess.

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Amy November 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm

WOW. Best. Haul. Ever.

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Jess November 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Yay, you are finally back, Reika! You must have had an amazing vacation!
Wohoo… this is probably the most exciting haul I have seen in a long time, haha…

Can not wait to read your posts on all the items you got! And I can’t even decide what I would like to see first, as I’m interested in everything you got! ;)

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RAEview November 24, 2011 at 1:05 am

So glad you’re back! You put my hauls to shame ;) I can’t wait to see what you think of Edward Bess and Le Metier de Beaute. I just ordered the Suqqu Creamy Glow lipsticks because of your posts but as of yet, my heart still belong to EB’s Ultra Slick lipsticks and Deep Shine glosses!

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Reika November 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Hello Rae, you know what?! My first impression of EB’s ultra slick lipsticks was “wow they felt very similar to the Suqqu Creamy glow” but in my opinion Suqqu still wins as of now (haven’t had a chance to wear EB for a full day yet). Would love to know what you think once you receive your order :-)

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who so loves November 24, 2011 at 1:32 am

So glad you’re back, I’ve missed your posts. Can’t wait for your reviews on all these products.

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Celina November 24, 2011 at 5:31 am

My goodness I am absolutely drooling! Welcome back btw! Hope you settling back well, I’m rather slow and only just realised that you are an IT Consultant as well! I’m primarily based in Melbourne, though I do fly ups semi-often for clients to Sydney, it would be such a small world if we’ve crossed paths before hehe. Looking forward to your fashion haul!

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Reika November 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I didn’t know you are an IT consultant either! There really aren’t that many IT girls who do beauty blogs, that’s just so great to know!

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ELaine November 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

Woah! Welcome back dear!
Can’t wait to see your fashion hauls!

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Amy November 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm

This is amazing, and is just the nudge in the right direction I needed to go on the payday shopping trip I had been mentally urging myself not to do… So excited for the reviews!!

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baby in a corner November 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Amazing haul, I am going to the States in March and hoping to check out le metier de beaute, edward bess, cle de peau amongst others!! but my budget for make up will be about 200E so i will have to be choosy!

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Reika November 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Be prepared that it’s very easy to go over the budget *wink* I also prefer to shop at the department stores more than Sephora as they are more generous with samples.

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popblush November 25, 2011 at 4:28 am

OH MY! Amazing!!! Can’t wait for you to tell us more about all of these goodies! And excited to see your fashion haul too! Welcome back!! xo

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Beauty Box November 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

How exciting! Can’t wait for your reviews and swatches on these babies…

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Winnie November 26, 2011 at 2:10 am

Oh my goodness! That is a wonderful haul. You must have a great time there in the States. I look forward to your fashion haul! It’s great to see that you’re back. A new post has been awaited!!

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Walls November 26, 2011 at 6:07 am

Welcome back! Glad you had a fruitful trip to our side of the Pacific. Can’t wait to see these products in action — along with your fashion haul. Good luck getting over the jet lag; I was in a similar situation earlier this month after travelling to Europe from California. I hope you’re a more flexible sleeper than I! Take good care, Reika.

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SHINO November 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm

yeah! you are back!!

can’t wait for your post!!

btw i’ll go to sydney at the mid of DEC!!!!

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Reika November 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Great Shino, that’s coming soon! Are you from Australia? Sydney is a great place to visit, I hope you have already made plans for the stay!

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SHINO November 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

HI REIKA!

I’M FROM HK!! AND MY BOYFRIEND IS WORKING AT SYDNEY AT THE MOMENT, SO I ALWAYS COME TO VISIT HIM!!
I LOVE SYDNEY SOSOSOSOSOSO MUCH!!!
MY FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD!!
SO WHEN I DISCOVERED YOUR BLOG AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE FROM AUSTRALIA, I BOOKMARKED IT IMMEDIATELY!!

I REALLY LOVE YOUR BLOG!!
HOPE I CAN COME ACROSS YOU ONE DAY IN SYDNEY!! HAHA

BTW, I WONDER ARE YOU JAPANESE???

XOXO
SHINO

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Maria November 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Amazing shops! I’m so glad that u are back!!
Can’t wait for the reviews
xo

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Emeline November 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

Great haul! I can’t wait for a review of all the skincare items you bought.

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ellyp November 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Oh, have I missed you!!! I just love your posts, your looks of the day and anything else you write. You have such a nice, positive energy about you and you really inspire me. I am looking forward to hearing about your trip! It will be fun to see what goodies you found here in America that I might want to try….I just wish I could afford even a tiny bit of what you get. I still want to buy Chanel’s Epatant. THAT is how behind I am! :)

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Reika November 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Thank you so much ellyp! Your comment made my day! Don’t worry I am even MORE behind as I haven’t got the Chanel’s Epatant either :-P

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marida November 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Reika, u didn’t get any Dolce Gabbana makeup!!!!

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Reika November 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

No I didn’t…I tried the new lipsticks but wasn’t that impressed, as they appear quite frosty on me. Any suggestion what are the must have DG makeup? :-)

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Cindy December 13, 2011 at 3:29 am

Oooh I am so glad you purchased some Le Metier de Beaute!! Its my favourite brand :) I am starting to get into Edward Bess as well ;) Can’t wait for the reviews!

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