April 5, 2013

Recent haul

I'm starting to wonder how a shopaholic lives in KL. How can one resist not buying anything when going out? I just love walking around in the malls, even if I'm not really buying anything. Which is probably why we basically went to Bukit Bintang every weekend. It gets repetitive sometimes, but I still really enjoyed it! Nothing can ever bore me when it comes to shopping. Plus, I can only do this for a few months! Can you imagine, going to BB every weekend? That would be every Bruneian lady's dream! Things also seem more affordable here coz our currency is stronger, which is all the better. lol

Over the past couple of weeks I've been buying a little bit of things here and there, so I thought why not write up a post on my recent purchases. Pics are mostly from instagram. Follow me if you haven't already! I have a thing for posting food (duh) and other random stuff like makeup and pics of myself. I love watching hauls on youtube as well as reading about them in blogs, I hope you do too because here it comes wtf


 I bought these brushes at Midvalley in one of the many kiosks they have in the lower ground level. This booth in particular sells individual makeup brushes, brush kits and falsies! The brushes are super affordable, I got them for RM17, RM23 and the likes. Nothing crazy expensive. If I'm not mistaken, a MAC 239 costs about RM130+. And I got all five of these brushes for RM100. They're also similar in quality with the Sigma brushes I own, and depending on the type of brushes you're looking for, can be made of goat hair, horse hair or synthetic fibers, pretty much like any other brushes. I think they came from the same manufacturers as the crown brushes too, though these are unbranded without any labels.

I've been wanting a MAC palette of my own for years now but you know how it's like, living in Brunei. So I decided that I should make one while I'm here in KL because it's now or never. MAC released their new palette, which has a clear top where you can see the eyeshadows like those of a Z palette but that costs RM130 or something like that, which is kind of ridiculous. I asked the MAC branch in KLCC and they no longer carried the old cases but luckily the one in Midvalley does, so of course I bought the old palette. That costs me RM65, which is more reasonable. The eyeshadows I got are Phloof!, Naked Lunch, Woodwinked and Satin Taupe.

This purchase happened in Sephora in KLCC when I went in to get the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation, another one of those I've been lusting over for months and months. I've been holding back on getting it, which is why I only bought it two months after I'm here. Every beauty guru on youtube that I came across mentioning this says that it's a very very good foundation and I can't find one who talks bad about this product! I know Blair (juicystar07) swears by it and I think she even mentioned in one of her videos that she has used 3 or 4 tubes of this stuff. It's crazy! 

I also wanted to get the Too Faced Romantic Eye palette initially, but they ran out of stock! They have so many palettes and the Romantic one is the only one that was out of stock. Fudge... So I settled for Natural at Night and I freakin love it! The eyeshadows are a dream to blend, they are so creamy and pigmented! It's as good as the Urban Decay eyeshadows. I'm impressed! I'm almost scared to ever walk back in to Sephora now coz I know it's where I'll do the most damage to my bank account! There's still so much I wanted to try, the Benefit Hoola bronzer, their blushers, UD Naked Basics, even the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo. I should do a Sephora wish list post next! haha

I am also loving the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush body butter! Worst part is I have no intention of buying it before I walked in the store until I saw their display of new Soap & Glory Sugar Crush products! It smelled similar to Solero ice cream, you know the ones with lime coating and creamy vanilla inside. But after a while, only the vanilla scent remains and it smells heavenly! Kenny loves the smell too, which is great because we are sharing a room lol 

Btw the Sephora body lotion was a free product given when I joined as a member. Joining as a member is free and permanent! For those of you who visit Sephora KL frequently I highly suggest signing up as a member because you'll get these little perks sent to your email every once in a while.

Fossil Rose Gold watch!!!!! EEEKKKK! If you know me you'll know how much I wanted this for sooooo longggggg I still can't believe I finally bought it!! Before I came here, I always browsed through watches in stores and stare at them longingly. I can never bring myself to buy them. Shopping is so much easier here because there are countless timepiece stores here and you can easily compare the brands and prices before deciding which ones you like best.

 I initially wanted the Michael Kors watch but the design is quite masculine when I tried them on my wrist. I've also seen others from Guess, Esprit, Armani Exchange and Alexandre Christie. All of them are really nice but in the end I find myself revisiting Fossil the most for their watches. Even in Fossil there's quite a collection to choose from, ones with diamonds on the side, ones with diamonds on the face of the watch, ones without diamonds, etc etc.
  The Editor Stainless Steel watch

This is another one from Fossil that is really gorgeous! I really like the ones with the 3 little circles in the watches. I don't even know what they are called but they made the watch prettier and more interesting. It's a little bit of a dilemma for me because I like the face of this watch better but I like a simpler strap.

Stella Plated Stainless Steel watch

Opted for this in the end. I prefer watches without any bling on them coz I am a klutz when it comes to taking care of delicate items and I am pretty sure the blings will fall out within a year if I were to use them. Ahhhh I can't stop staring at it! Does that make me materialistic? Ah who the heck cares as long as I love it! This is also the first time I own any watch above B$30. lol So I totally have a good reason to buy this. My wrist deserves it. I'm also glad I got this in a Fossil store, they have a TON of different designs to choose from and it seems they have a lot of stock too, which is good. haha The sales person are also nice. I can't tell you how many times I've walked in to a Fossil store and ask them to take out watches for me to try and then walk out of there empty handed and yet, they are still super friendly. Can't say the same for the other timepiece stores though.


  1. what a fabulous beauty haul! i need to purchase some new makeup brushes. i'm a fan of MAC! i've been following their collections lately. i need to invest in their foundation. gorgeous watch!

  2. this is such an amazing post, there is so much inspiration, love the pics!
    that watch is so beautiful :)
    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know! 



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