Finding Inspiration in a Makeup Haul?

I’m finding myself in a slump again – one that I find even more difficult to get out of. You guys might have noticed that I haven’t blogged for a week despite my earlier promise to do so everyday. The problem is the improbable has happened: I have gotten sick of the Internet! I feel like that equals a doomsday announcement. Me, certified internet addict, now fed up with the internet. What happened?

I guess work happened. When your work takes over something that you used to enjoy doing, the fun gets sucked out of it. Soon, going online has become equivalent to going to work and I, for one, don’t want to be working 24/7.

Although I no longer have a job at the moment (since I resigned), I still can’t shake off that association. So, these days, I’d rather read a good book, go out with my friends, or go self-defense training, than go online. As a result, my blog has suffered. Poor, blog 😦

Today, though, I decided to give it another shot. I have so many thing lined up on my blog but I wanted to start with something easy. Something that would inspire me to start writing again but won’t require so much writing finesse or creativity.

What better way to start than with a makeup haul post? Makeup always excites me and because it’s just a haul, I won’t have to worry (yet) about writing a fantastic review.

These pieces were given to me by some really nice people. I’d like to start with the Michael Kors Estee Lauder 2011 Holiday Gift Set.



It comes in this nice red box and inside you can find the following items:

Michael Kors Estee Lauder 3


There was also a Michael Kors tank top in it but I’ve already used it recently so it’s still in the wash πŸ™‚ The silver makeup bag, embossed with the Michael Kors logo, is big enough to fit your makeup essentials. I love the quilted / embossed design as it makes the bag unique and adds a luxurious feel to it.

Michale Korrs Estee Lauder 2

Michael Kors Estee Lauder 4


Then, there’s the sleek gold palette containing six eye shadow colors that you can use for either day or night. There’s also a blush palette that’s warm enough to also double as a bronzer. A blush brush and an eye shadow brush are also included in the set along with Β Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Eye Pencil in Onyx. The eye pencil I have used several times and I love it! It goes on so smoothly and doesn’t budge easily.

Michael Kors Estee Lauder 5


For the lips, you get a Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in 03 Crystal Pink. It’s very sheer as you can see in the swatch (right side). You can top it with the Pure Color Gloss in 04 Brazen Berry.

Stila Rockin Rio

Stila Rockin in Rio


Next on my haul is this Rockin in Rio Stila palette. The colors are just so beautiful. I especially love the rich blue shade called Ipanema and the cream blush / lip color called Freesia. Plus, the palette also comes with a mirror (as I think every palette should have!) and Β instructions on how to best wear all the colors together.

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana 2


Last but not the least is this Dolce & Gabbana animalier bronzer. I already posted a photo of it on my Facebook page but I thought it still deserves a place in my haul just because it’s sooo gorgeous. Until now, I have yet to actually wear it because I don’t wanna ruin the leopard print but soon, I shall have to use it. It’s perfect for the summer! πŸ™‚

And that’s about it for my makeup haul. πŸ™‚

Hopefully, tomorrow, I’ll be able to keep on writing and come up with another post for you guys. I have some pending reviews, events, and food posts for you. πŸ™‚

Au revoir!


29 thoughts on “Finding Inspiration in a Makeup Haul?

  1. I did notice the slump and kinda miss reading your post. There’s away you write that makes it interesting even at times some of the post are far away from my niche. I think it’s good to have to be away from the net. I for one would want to do that with no success but one of this days, I will be able to do that. Anyway, glad you’re back. So how’s the China project?


  2. I’ve been on the internet slump before.. I went “off the grid” for like 2-3 months just this year to sort things out in real life plus handle the changes I had to go through with moving houses. anyway, I’m back on track and I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog. This was a very interesting haul. I love the cute makeup bag by Michael Kors and the makeup of course but the winning item in this haul is that Dolce & Gabbana bronzer – its a winner! πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing!


  3. On my, you do have a lot of beauty loot!!! πŸ˜‰ I would not know what to do with them… hahahaha… but I am trying to apply what I’ve learned for a makeup tutorial I attended last month. πŸ™‚
    Hope you find a better opportunity in your chosen field πŸ™‚


    1. Hehehehe yeah, I sometimes no longer know what to do with them as I don’t really wear makeup everyday πŸ˜€ Thanks! πŸ˜€


  4. amazing haul honey, love the D&G palette!! i understand how you feel, I kind of feel the same way the last few days, hopefully we can overcome that because i love reading your posts, they are great and very inspirational, big hugs ❀


  5. I sometimes got fed up too πŸ™‚ but I will talk to my blogger friends and they will encourage me πŸ™‚

    Love the D&G πŸ™‚ So sexy πŸ™‚


  6. I cannot resist anything with Michael Kors on πŸ˜‰ Know the feeling, I canΒ΄t live without internet, but since I began working I like to do other stuff when I get home.

    Purchased a book I find really great reading.


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