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Sunday, September 26, 2010

A haul post: Paul and Joe, Shu Uemura, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent

Hello everyone! I've been to London for vacation last week. It was quite a relaxing one week trip, since me and the bf did not hurry from one sightseeing place to another, but rather strolled around in the city.

The weather was not too bad at all also, so all in all I enjoyed London a lot. It's a really cool place and a even better place for shopping, haha... I hope, I'll have the opportunity to visit London again some time!

Of course, I did shop some things in London, hehe... Here is my Paul & Joe Haul from Fenwicks!

PAUL & JOE Pressed Powder N ~ 05 Glow

Ohh... I so love the compact! Sooo pretty!

The powder is really fine and has a bit of a shimmer to it, which gives your skin a really nice natural glowy finish. If you don't want to use it allover your face, you can also just apply it as a highlighter above your cheekbones and on your forehead.

I chose shade 05, because it's a neutral beige color that slightly tones down the redness on my cheeks.

PAUL & JOE Lipstick N ~ 29 Mademoiselle

This is a really cute peachy rose color on the lips. I think the texture and finish of the Paul & Joe lipsticks are quite similar to the Dior Addict High Shine. Medium pigmentation, lightweight and very glossy.

Swatch on the back of my hand in natural light without flash. It turns pretty much like this on my lips. Love this color a lot! So cute and wearable!

PAUL & JOE Nail Enamel ~ 20 Manhattan

This is a beautiful shimmery dark bronze taupe brown color. The SA told me this nail polish is given the name 'Manhattan', since it reminds of Manhattan at night with its' gorgeous lights. So true, isn't it?

The shimmer is so awesome! A perfect nail color for autumn I think!

PAUL & JOE Portable Face Color Brush

I got this for touch-ups during the day. I think the champagne-gold packaging attracted me, haha...

The bristles are super soft!

PAUL & JOE Treatment Oil

I've been wanting to try out this oil for quite a long time now. It has a pleasant fresh orange scent to it.

I've used this twice now, and I'm truly impressed. After massaging my face with this oil, my skin feels baby soft, and looks amazingly smooth, plump and glowy. I also noticed that my pores look less visible the next days.

PAUL & JOE Moisturizing Facial Mask

This mask has a light gel-like consistency. There is a light cooling effect when you applied it onto your face, which I enjoy a lot. I love its' moisturizing and soothing properties.

The only downside of this product is the packaging. The tin packaging looks pretty, but is not really convenient. It comes with a plastic spatula, but still I think it would be much more hygienic, if it came in a squeeze tube. Nevertheless, I will definitely repurchase once I used it up, because I like it a lot.

More goodies from other brands that I accumulated! :)

LANCOME Ageless Minérale Perfecting and Setting Powder ~ Translucent

I also got the Ageless Minérale Skin-Transforming Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 21 (which was raved by Fuz and Nic Nic) in Natural Ivory 30, which was the lightest shade that Selfridges carried. But I think the shade is not perfect for my skintone, so I gave it to my sister again, haha... Since she is a bit darker than me, the shade was a good match for her.

This translucent setting powder indeed gives me a nice translucent somewhat glowy finish.

CHANEL Le Vernis ~ 491 Rose Confidentiel

Rose Confidentiel is a medium antique rose color. Not old-lady-like at all (yes, I admit that I tend to think of elder ladies, when I think of rose and coral nail polish, haha...)! I'm actually totally in love with Rose Confidentiel. One of the prettiest nail polishes of Chanel in my opinion, and a great color for autumn too!

SHU UEMURA Natural Brush 27

A full and fluffy brush for the sheerest powder application.

The goat bristles are so soft!

SHU UEMURA Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil ~ 9

This is the best eyebrow pencil I ever had so far in terms of creating ultra natural looking eyebrows!

YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Volupté Perle ~ 102 Coral Sun

Being a great fan of the Rouge Volupté, I could not resist to get one of the Rouge Volupté Perle of course! The Rouge Volupté is equally creamy and lightweight, yet sheerer in terms of opaqueness, and it has a pearlish shimmer to it.

102 Coral Sun is a bright peach color with golden shimmer to it.

The camera was not able to capture the gorgeous pearly shimmer. Doh!

And that's about it! I hope you enjoyed my haul! More swatches and in-depth reviews to come (I know I say this every time, argh!). ;)

At last, a picture of my first ever blogger meet-up with four lovely fellow bloggers from London!

From left to right: Jamilla, me, Yinnie, Kay, Eve's friend, Eve. I had a great time with all of you, ladies! Hope to meet you again some time!

You can see more of my London trip photos on facebook!

Stay pretty!
Stay Ohh... pretty!


Lilladylife said...

what an AMAZING haul!!!!! thanks for sharing the P&J lipstick is super pretty. I just bought the Lancome foundation too! I have Natural Beige 10. Sorry it was not your match =\

InsideOut Elle said...

:D You really make me want to buy more P&J stuff ^_^ Love the lipstick and nail polish color. So pretty and fall-ish :)

Donna ♥ Baby said...

paul and joe cosmetics are soo cute! i need to invest in some! great haul!

Askmewhats said...

I missed hauling P&J, those where the days. Don't you just love the finish of P&J nail polish? :)

MissPukku said...

The YSL lipstick looks amazing!! =)

reene said...

Your haul is awesome. P&J gets me on packaging all the time. Makes me want to buy everything. I am totally drooling after Manhattan. Gorgeous color! The YSL Rouge Volupte Perle's are so pretty.. I have my eye on Coral Sun and Stellar Pink for when I lift my makeup ban lol. Thank you for sharing!

Glad to see you had a great time on your vacation and that you're home safe! ^^

Sheila said...

Awesome haul, Jess! I'm so glad you had fun in London and enjoyed yourself. Your pics make me want to go back so badly... =/

And Manhattan looks like such a pretty colour! It definitely looks like something I want to try...

Can't wait to see more of your updates ^__~

sizbelle said...

great to hear that you are re-charged! i love to have a getaway too..

You really into brushes these days.. blogger meetup sounds really fab, i wonder when will i get to meet up fellow bloggers here?

AnNeTtEe said...

awesome haul!!! the YSL lippie look so pretty, it actually resembles the Paul & Joe lippie that u got as well...

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

London!! If I could visit any place in the world at this moment, I would go to London in a heart beat :) The culture, history and Shakespeare! :) Glad you had a nice, rejuvenating trip :) The blogger meet up looked exciting! :) And YAY for all your purchases!! :p I have the exact Lancome foundation in translucent as well :) Do you find it a little hard to get the powder out of the box?? I have to shake mine so hard! :/

Lulu said...

omg how fun! a london meet up!!! and Kay was there too! <3

Great Paul and Joe haul. Looking at P&J stuff makes me happy, just too pretty! and the brush looks really nice and elegant -- perfect for touch ups during the day :)

Coral Sun looks like such a lovely color. Can't wait to see it on your lips soon :)

izumi said...

oh i love your new lippies and brushes :D (guess what my addictions are, haha). and it looks like you had lots of fun at the meet up~ glad you had some R&R on your vaca!

galpal.hi said...

Awesome haul! It's great that you were able to take some time off and go on a vacation.

I've actually never tried anything from Paul & Joe yet. The items that you got look really great.

Yay for a blogger meet up! All of you look so beautiful!


Tracy said...

Lovely Hauls!

The PnJ oil can be used on the hair too... =)

wuguimei said...

Nice haul! :D

coffretgorge said...

awesome haul! love everything you picked out, esp the paul and joe brush! it looks so luxurious! :)

i definitely agree on the shu uemura hard formula brow pencil, the quality justifies the price :) yay for another rouge volupte, what a pretty, girly color!

ps. saw all your photos on facebook! i feel like i've traveled to london too :P

Penelope said...

Amazing haul! I especially love the P and J lipstick and the Chanel nail polish. Gorgeous colours!

Mary in Wonder said...

I wanted to list what I like and what not, but......damn! Everything's lovely and pretty! *.*

DeeDee said...

Beautiful haul!!

Tracy said...

I was so excited to see that you've posted something new! lol! missed you heaps and glad to see that you enjoyed yourself in London.
Stay pretty :)

Shanghainese Dumpling said...

Glad you had a nice relaxing trip :) I love your P & J haul can't wait for your review on some of them one day :)

Jess said...

@ Lilladylife:
I hope you like your Lancome Ageless Minérale Powder!

@ InsideOut Elle:
Yaa, I've been using my P&J lippie every day since I got it, haha...

@ Askmewhats:
Yes, the finish is so gorgeous!

@ Sheila:
I think Manhattan is a quite unique shade! Hope, you find a similar nail polish. Please do let me know, ya!? ;)

@ Rainy Days and Lattes:
Oh, I do find it hard to get enough product out of the sifter, but today I shaked it too heavily I think, because I got ways too much at once, haha...

@ Tracy:
For hair? Thanks for letting me know! I'll try it on my super dry ends. ;)

@ Tracy:
I hope, I will get back to regular blogging soon again!

Cherry said...

Love the p&j stuff, I wonder how the moisturizing mask works for you. Please do a review on it!!^0^ And Jess, more YSL lipsticks?? Haha, and it is your favourite peacy color again, but it is sooo pretty, I started this bad obsession with the YSL lipsticks also, because of you, haha, and I don't know if it is a good thing...haha^0^

M.A.C.nunu said...

Yay! you're back!
Glad that you had fun on good old mud island xD
I am so insanely jealous of your haul, especially your P&J stuff!
I hope you do some looks soon with your new goodies!

~Lisa said...

Great haul!! I love the lipstick colours that you got!


Cinnabunnie said...

awesome haul! the lippies look waay pretty!

miss_waterlily said...

I wish I knew you were here last week I would have loved to make the meeting with Liz et al!

I am also the biggest P&J fan, would have been great XD

Hope you enjoyed London, I am so tempted by that Rouge Volupte Perle,hm..

Fruity Lashes said...

hey Jess long time! so you went hauling lol great stuff. especially the pj nail polish. looking forward to seeing more posts from you

Jess said...

@ Cherry:
So far, I'm loving the P&J Moisturizing Mask! I promise to do a more detailed review on it soon! ;)

Ya, I'm still so into peachy lippies/blushes, but I'm thinking of getting some rose/plum colors for fall.

@ M.A.C.nunu:
Will do some looks with all my new stuff asap! ;)

@ miss_waterlily:
The Rouge Volupté Perle is so awesome! You won't regret it, hehe...

Kim Hye Rin ♥ 김혜린 said...

awh, nice haul~ I'd love to wear compact powder too. but my I'm not allowed cuz I'm having a hypersensitive skin TT^TT

Vonvon said...

Jess, it's been so long.....glad you had a good trip! And such great haul! So many P&J stuff!

I am currently in the UK too, but not in London....or else I would have gone crazy with the shopping!

Blair said...

Amazing haul Jess! I love how you take your pictures =DDD

Blogger meetups are so much fun!!! I'm glad you had a great time in London, dearest!!

Shop N' Chomp said...

*waves* Hi Jess! :D

Girl, your hauls are always nice. Love it! In fact, if I remember correctly you were the first one to get me hooked on YSL Rouge Volupe. Not being a lipstick gal, I was blown away by its creaminess. ;) I've been wanting to try that treatment oil too. *gulps and grips wallet*

Fabulous photo!

BeautyOnTheWay said...

You made me miss my stay in London so much! I really love the city.

It must be very fun to meet up other bloggers there, lucky you!

♥ Pixie D ♥ said...

SHU UEMURA brush seems so good! and the YSL lipstick! it is really a nice haul and you got so many good stuffs =)!

Tammy said...

What a great haul Jess! I miss your haul posts even though they make me drool with envy heheheh I'm so glad you had a great time on your trip, let us know how you're liking your new products soon^^

The PJ nail polish is so pretty!

Jess said...

@ Shop N' Chomp:
Aww, I feel so successful to hear that I made you try out the YSL Rouge Volupté and love it, hehe... ;)

@ BeautyOn TheWay:
Yes, London is such a cool place, and the blogger meet-up was awesome.

@ Tammy:
Promise to do reviews on the products soon! :)

ashura said...

I love the same brands as you do~~ all the Japanese brands and Christian Dior! Great haul! I really like YSL Rouge Volupté too. The color payoff is excellent. It is too bad Singapore doesn't sell YSL anymore... A bit random, but I love your page layout and all the graphics. You take great pictures. Anyway I am a new follower =)

Makeup Morsels said...

hey Jess! wow nice haul :) I think that Chanel nail polish is such a pretty color, and the shu brush looks soo soft, I want to reach through my screen and pet it loll. the blogger meetup looks like it was lots of fun!

Rinny said...

Wonderful haul! Everything looks so pretty! I really love YSL's cosmetics - the luxe packaging alone warrants the price tag haha :D

Rinny's Beauty Diary

ji said...

can you do a post on your makeup brushes? I would really appreciate it!

Dina (XYYan) said...

That's really amazing haul! Looks like a really fun meetup there :D

Jian said...

What a lovely haul of P&J products!!! The nail polish really is pretty..and so tempting.I think I'll refrain for now though since I think I blew this month's nail polish quota in one go D=

Saw some of your UK photos on Fb! Looks like you had a fab and fun time! It's a pity I didn't come along to the London meet..but I've been so busy travelling backwards and forwards from the city I'm studying in to the hospital I'm currently based at which is in another town 1.30 hr drive away! It's really tiring..

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