Monday, January 12, 2015

The Birthday Haul 2014


With the whirlwind vacation and sudden Umrah plans, I was unable to make a whole fuss around my birthday. Born on December 22, I have grown up to be the kid who wants a huge extravaganza on her birthday. Sadly, I've never had the pleasure of having a big birthday affair due to one mishap or another. With age, I have realized it doesn't matter how big or small the gathering is, someone caring enough to remember your big day and wishing without Facebook pings is all that matters.
Well, that... and GIFTS, of course. 
I also hold high regard for those who don't wish me directly, but send gifts :-P 
And even higher regards for those who forget the birthday and send a bigger bunch of "belated-guilt" gifts :-D
So, this year, my husband gifted me with an Umrah trip to Saudi Arabia. It was spiritually-fulfilling beyond my imagination - Alhamdulilah. 
Apart from that and few of non-beauty items I received as gifts from friends and family, here is a combined haul that started off with Black Friday sales!

Other than the Mega Wedding Haul and my Dubai Haul I shared on the blog, I have been a good girl and didn't do any major hoarding - other than one-product-a-time that I justified to myself and my husband :-D So, to reward myself for the control, I hauled these knick-knacks off the web courtesy of my Mom and Hubby - LOL, the two people who were fed up of my growing stash. After all, the birthday comes once a year :-P I have to thank Sahr from Makeup & Accessories, Sidra of International Makeup in Pakistan, and Bushra of HASH in helping me with the items from pre-orders and instocks. Less talk and more pictures, here we go!
Essence All About Sunrise Eyeshadow

Essence All About Sunrise Eyeshadow
LORAC Pro Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pro Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade - Dark Brown

Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof Mascara

elf Mineral Face Primer

Bourjois Rouge Velvet Edition - 05 Ole Flamingo

NARS Audacious Lipstick - Kelly

MAC Lipstick - Mocha

MAC Lipstick - Damn Glamorous
Sigma Eyebrow Grooming Kit - Affiliate Program Welcome Gift

Sigma Eyeshadow Brush - Affiliate Program Welcome Gift

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove - Affiliate Program Welcome Gift

BH Cosmetics Eco Brush Kit
MAC Powder Blush - Her Blooming Cheek

MAC Powder Blush - Her Blooming Cheek

Catrice Defining Blush - 01 I'm A Survivor

Catrice Defining Blush - 01 I'm A Survivor

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Tipsy

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Tipsy

NARS Powder Blush - Taj Mahal

NARS Powder Blush - Taj Mahal
Versace - Bright Crystal

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue Set

Burberry London Fragrance Set
It has taken all the strength in me to not write looooong deets under these pictures. Well, it would just be me going gushy-gushy over how awesome/gorgeous/beautiful/lovely every item is. It's true. They're all so good. In a long time, this has been a haul out of which I am using everything quite regularly. Yay!

Now, I am back to my self-imposed restraint! Alhamdulilah, I do feel I have it all now :-) Will definitely haul more - RATIONALLY. Seeing the Limited Edition releases of 2015 Spring has already intrigued me. Let's see what I haul next. 

What did you guys purchase the last in 2014? Do tag me in the posts and share your links below. DO tell what are you looking forward to haul this year.

Cheers,

Bia

21 comments:

  1. MashAllah awesome haul!! My haul is still pending aswell :p
    I was so Bzy:/

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  2. Amazing and wise picks MA. I didn't buy much in the last couple of months, I felt, I have so much unused makeup and buying more would just be a waste. Now is the time to reward myself with some MAC soon IA. x

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  3. Belated Happy Birthday and I love your haul! xx

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  4. Aahhmmazing haul bia.
    Blushes are too die for specially essence one :)

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  5. Belated birthday wishes n MA lovely haul. Enjoy it all with health n a smile on ur face... always. Love ur way!

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  6. I would like to see a swatch of the dip brow pomade and applied to your brows too as I am torn between two shades and this was one of my choices.. :)

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  7. So much lovely things, great haul MA and belated happy birthday, stay blessed and happy always :)
    GlamupGirls

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  8. Mouthwatering Haul... MashAllah... I have this bourjois rouge edition lipstick, more tarte blushers and Anastasia dipbrow pomade on my wishlist. Enjoy ur stuff <3

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  9. Wow! Such an amazing haul, Happy Belated Birthday! :)
    I so so want MAC Damn Glamorous!
    Divine Smudge

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  10. Wow! what an amazing haul. Waiting for reviews <3

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  11. Such an amazing haul :) Love it :) And i want that nars lipsticks :D such a gorgeous shade :)
    annmakeupblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Happy Belated Birthday Bia! <3 really scrumptious stuff. I'm looking forward to the reviews of the Nars and tarte blushes!

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  13. Such an awesome haul! Your 2015 couldn't have gotten better! I am a December gal myself :D

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  14. I hope lorac pro proved upto the hype .... Gr8 gr8 picks ... May Allah pak bless you with best of health to use these things

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  15. MaShAllah super lovely Haul. <3

    Lots of love n prayers for your health and life. Stay blessed
    Hugs

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    Let me know, now it´s your turn.
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  17. I wish you hadn't jumped onto the Sigma bandwagon :( Amazing haul though! So many blushes (Blush is my favourite makeup) and love the name of the Catrice one "I'm a Survivor"

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  18. That's a serious major haul... Loved all the products..

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