paris haulParis Haul L-R: La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Plus, Bourjois Cream Eyeshadows, Bourjois 1 Second Nail Polish Remover, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, Bourjois Cream Blush in 04, Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil, Caudalie Eau de Beaute Beauty Mist, L’oreal Colour Riche Lip Stains (duty free special), Shu Uemura Soft Gel Pencil and Lip Gloss, Body Shop Mango Body Sorbet

What does a beauty photographer/blogger/addict do in her spare time? She stares at pretty makeup and skincare and brings home hauls, especially when duty free is involved! From my latest London trip a couple of weeks ago I realised I had a few haul images hidden about- some products have been reviewed, others been used up and others that are still brand spanking new. I’m still working my way through a lot of products but you can see how they fare on Belledemoiselle! Here are some that will be coming;

myer haul myer haul 2Myers Haul L-R: Shu Uemura Depsea Hydrating Toner, Philosophy Holiday Handbook Hand Creams, various Philosophy samples, Illamasqua Nail Polishes in Freckled and Mottle, Illamasqua Powder Foundation (for contouring)

Back in Melbourne, Myers was my go-to choice of beauty halls. There was everything from Mecca Cosmetica which brings in brands such as Chantecaille, Nars and Hourglass and individual cosmetic giants such as Illamasqua, Dior and Shu Uemura. I especially enjoy the holidays when stock goes on sale.

priceline haulPriceline Haul L-R: Covergirl Outlast Nail Polish in Coral Silk, Face of Australia Lip Creme in Rubies Are Forever, Essie Nail Polishes in Master Plan, Turquoise & Caicos, a peach whose name escapes me, Plumberry, Maybelline Brow Pencil, Bourjois Cream Eyeshadow

Priceline was another firm favourite and an almost daily stop along my walks, just to check out what’s new. It’s a pharmacy with drugstore brands with the occasional 40% cosmetic sale.

sephora haulDubai Haul L-R: Urban Decay Naked Skin Loose Powder, Marc Jacobs Perfection Powder, L’Oreal  Magic Lumi Highlighter, Sephora Glass Nail File, L’Oreal Lumi Magique Pearl Powder Highlighter

Coming to Dubai I was quite happy to see Sephora even though a lot of the awesome brands aren’t available like Tarte. There are also drugstore brands available at Carrefour and Waitrose.

 London HaulLondon Haul L-R: NailsInc Polishes in Uptown and Beaufort Street, Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in Dolce Vita and Matte Revolution Lipsticks in Bond Girl and Red Carpeted, & Other Stories Blush in Cire Red, Bourjois Red Velvet Edition Lipsticks in Cerise and Prune Afterwork, Nars Audacious Lipsticks in Vera and Grace, Soap & Glory Blush, Supercat Liner and Archery Brow Pen, Givenchy Trio of Le Rouge Lipsticks (duty free special), a Travelo, Topshop Lipstick in All About Me, EOS Lipbalm in Pomegranate, Sleek Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals and Corrector & Concealer Palette in 03

My first time in London (being there at age 9 for a wedding didn’t really count) was absolutely amazing. It’s a beauty lover’s haven, with stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis, Topshop, Space NK, Liberty and Boots to name a few. I picked up so much stuff and had to limit myself to stuff I really loved. I’ve already been using most of this and can’t wait to show all of you! Head over to Belledemoiselle for reviews and swatches of all of these!

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