A Small Beauty Haul From New York !

by mehak on September 17, 2013

in Reviews

Helllooo Girlies !!!!  Guess who is back home in New Delhi, in the middle of unpacking her rather heavy purple suitcase (I carried an extra , empty suitcase which has now come back overflowing …mostly with Candy :p )  and looking like a complete and utter Zombie. But between New York and Phoenix i pretty much covered all the Beauty Stores i was dying to visit- Sephora, Ulta, CVS, Walgreens and some more !! I have to say i LOVED Ulta because the one i went to had all the stuff Sephora stocks (the high end brands) as well as all the low end brands so it was one huge shop where you could find everything from Maybelline to Guerlain!!!

While i did love browsing through the beauty sections, I didnt buy too much mostly because i am becoming aware of just how much of my makeup collection lies there unused and i dont want to keep adding on to the pile ! I did however get stuff i actually needed so im feeling kind of super pleased with myself for shopping smart (In terms of clothes though- i went a little crazy- i bought like insane amounts of clothes and shoes and ill show that in a bit as well- clothes shopping is SO CHEAP there compared to India. )


First of, Lets talk about Bath & Body Works.


Oh Gosh i LOVE their Candles!! Im not even a candle person but i got three travel sized candles (The Third was called Pumpkin Cupcake and its my favourite but i gave it to my sis cos she loves warm scents). I lit the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle yesterday in our living room just for 5 minutes and i swear my house smelt like christmas ! Even the boy who is pretty much blind to these kind of things noticed it!

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is one of their Holiday Specials . They have a whole pumpkin thing going for their collection this year. Leaves is one of their permanent collection and this one is kind of unique. Its warm, but it has a woody, autumn scent to it.


These three mists are just nice as gifting options. I got one each for my friends!


Yummy Shower Gels. Because who doesnt want to smell like Warm Vanilla Sugar !


In the Beauty Department, we have mostly skin stuff



nars-orgasmNars Orgasm Blush.

I tried a lot of their blushes, but ultimately setlled on the Iconic Orgasm even though i own a couple of dupes of this already. Its just a great color- it transitions effortlessly from Day to Night and is really effortlessly pretty. I adore how it glistens just the right amount on the cheek you know- a beautifyl rose gold sheen.



I got the Illamasqua Sleek Blush, which is part of their new collection. It doesnt look special in this picture but the actual color is a Pumpkin color- like a deep, orangey pumpkin and it goes on really earthy and beautiful!


This is one of my best buys – the Benefit Big Time PrimeKit which has a Pore Refining Primer-the Benefit Pore-fessional as well as Benefit That Gal which is a Brightening Face Primer that will add a glow to your face.

Tip: Skip the full sized products and head to the checkout counter where they have mini sizes. So much more cost effective!



The Becca Creamy Concealer is one product iv been using every single day. I tried on a ton of concealers in Sephora and settled on this. It has its own issues , but it also has some absolutely star qualities- phenomenal coverage and doesnt settle into lines. On the flip side, kind of drying and tough to blend. But its the only concealer which concealed and brightened at the same time!



A super glittery Sephora by OPI Nail Polish ! Love !



So this is actually the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Almond. I wanted to get the full thing but that shade was sold out almost everywhere which is wierd because that is like my skin shade and majority of the people there are much paler.So the SA gave me a sample to try out for a week. Have been wearing it everyday- its quite thick so a little bit inconvenient for the Indian Summer.

I also bought two other things which i forgot to photograph . These are:

  • 2 Sephora Eye Pencils – One in Blue and one in a Blackened Purple (These turned out to be aweful)
  • Nyx Eye Pencil in a Shimmery Brown (Love this one. Absolutely gorgeous, was going to get Urban Decay Roach which is really pretty but this one was equally nice and much cheaper)

Reviews and Swatches coming soon!


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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Xuvious September 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Nice haul! Seriously love the BBW candles! The 3-wick are also nice (but heavy to carry) ^_^


kashmira September 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm

OMG!! i feel excited just by looking at the products..can’t wait for the reviews…!!!!! :)


Hina September 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Lovely Haul.. Those candles are my fav <3



Shikha September 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Dying to get my hands on the candles. Have read such rave reviews about them. I totally agree that you should get the mini’s. Best way to try out a couple of stuff from a brand plus easier to finish. Great haul Mahek. Cant wait to see the clothes and shoes one :)


Preeti Kaur September 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Droolworthy! Smart shopping is always very satisfying :)

Preeti Kaur recently posted.. Himalaya Herbals Clarifying Fairness Face Wash Review


gk September 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

absolutely loving the pics.. aah reminds me of my abroad trips now :) congratulations Mehak, awaiting your clothes and shoes collection..


Deepika September 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I have warm vanilla sugar! it makes bathing blissful!! :D


Shreya September 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Welcome back dear ! Loved the Haul … I just wish n pray Laura Mercier and Benefit comes to India … I’m dying to buy porefessional and silk cream foundation :(


Jasmine September 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Nice haul, the benefit primers look great!!


Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters September 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Woow.. lovely haul and I must u have been a sensible shopper.. BBW stuff is to die for.. amazing scents!!
Waiting for ur clothers shopping pics!!.. and yeah it so much cheaper there compared to india!! :)


Manu September 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

GAH! Love your haul, especially the candles..recently got some Indian-make ones..they didn’t really have any discernible scent :( How come you didn’t get any drugstore stuff? I feel like if I ever visit NY, I would buy a few higher end essentials and then fill the rest of my bags with all the amazingly cheap drugstore stuff they have….like a kid in a candy store! ;)


mehak September 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm

yeah i thought i would too but im at a point i dont want more makeup stuff unless i really need iy !


sahana September 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Niceee! Now I want to go shop.


Swati September 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Oh my! Such a lovely haul!! Waiting for the reviews!


Clothes and Creativity September 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Waiting for the fashion haul!


Sushmita September 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Lovely Haul, that, However, what I’d really love to see is your clothes haul. Please, please, please do a clothes haul post:D


Shikha September 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm

this is an eye tonic.. Nioe Haul. Even I find Ulta better as it covers lots more brands :)
both blushes look pretty. I want to buy NARS too


kriti September 17, 2013 at 8:42 pm

i just love products from bath and body works….


rachna September 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Me too love love Bath and Body Works especially candles, hand sanitisers, bodywash!


Krithi September 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

even i bought BBW candles ,they r so good :)
love your haul


Krithi September 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

n ys want to see ur cloths haul ;)


MissBoPeep September 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Benefit , Nars and Sephora is a good haul :)


Saniya September 18, 2013 at 12:38 am

That’s what I call smart haul…I dunno how wud hv I controlled myself from buying truckfulls if I were at Ulta ;) Bdw, looking fwd to the reviews Mehak :)


kiransingh September 18, 2013 at 9:19 am

smart haul girl.. :)


Deepthi September 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

nice haul Mehak..waiting for clothes haul post….


Shivi@COSMOCHICS September 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Amazing haul! scents and Nars….too gd!


Jyoti September 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Wow. Such an amazing haul :)


Supria September 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Mehak, please do a review on the NARS and Illamasqua blushers. I have been trying to decide between Nars Gina and Orgasm.

Oh Wait, I had thought of not buying colour cosmetics for the rest of the year!


deepti September 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm

OMG..this is the most exciting haul I have ever seeenn


Faiqa September 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm



Rajvi September 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Y dont u do a clothes haul as well


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