Professional Beauty Haul

I told you in my previous post that I went to Professional Beauty and I had a blast. Unfortunately, my bank account disagrees on that matter. After looking back at the receipts I’ve collected that day, oh boy, I didn’t dare to look at my bank balance. I’ve been spending way too much money on beauty products lately, keeping in mind I’ve been living here for only 3 weeks! Goodness.

However, I am really glad with my purchases and if you look at the total amount of money I spent, I got it for such a great deal :-). As a big Essie fan, I spend some time to go through the collection they had on the event from A to Z literally. After a good 10 minutes I caught myself stocking up on the pastel and nude-y colors and can you blame me? Most polishes I got are basically cult Essie colors and that I should’ve owned ages ago already. I find them all absolutely stunning and great for the coming seasons – spring and summer. I can totally see myself wearing these colors right now and when I start to get a bit more tan. Marvelous. The polishes I got are Fiji, Naked Truth, Topless & Barefoot, Marshmallow, Absolutely Shore and Mint Candy Apple. When I told my boss that I’ve never used a base coat in my life (I use my top coat for that purpose), she looked at me with horror and raved about the Essie Protein Base Coat. Sucker for good raves, I caved in and got that too. Polish wise I picked up Seche Vite (classic) and China Glaze Whirled Away, which is a confetti-ish topcoat.

After the nail polish haul I stopped by Clarins as they had great gift sets for sale for rather bargain prices. I picked up two giftsets, which are perfect little presents for birthdays or just… to treat one another. To treat myself (as if I don’t do that enough already 😉 I picked up a lip set, which included 3 lip products in orangey hues: Instant Smooth Crystal Lipbalm 03, Gloss Appeal 10 and Color Quench Lip Balm 09. Haven’t tried these out yet, but they look very promising!

Please excuse me from the bad quality images; c/o my iPhone 😉

Have you tried any of these products before?