Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Weekend Beauty Mall Haul

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weekend Beauty Mall Haul

Good morning! I want to start off by saying happy 17th birthday to my goofy, sweet, loving and STRONG little brother. Christian, you are my hero. He's coming back to us and we are blown away by everything he is doing right now. Before we know it, he'll be back to our goofy boy! 

I will be sharing a post later this week on the latest and all his wonderful progress this last week and a half, so come back for that! 

Onto a haul-

This last Saturday I headed to the mall for the Lush grand opening party they were hosting. The party was so much fun- A DJ, cupcakes, champagne, sweet ladies and great Lush products and freebies… win. 

My friend Angela joined me and we went a little early to hit up a few places before the party. She'd never been to Lush before, I think she's officially hooked! 

First stop, Sephora- 

Angela and I were both wanting to test out the Benefit Gimme Brow, so neither of us did our brows before we left. We both tried it out and instantly fell in love. I fill in my brows with either a pencil or powder then top with the Anastasia brow gel. I will continue to use those products, but I think this stuff is perfect for quick brow fix when I'm in a hurry, like every weekday morning! It's a natural looking finish and fills them in perfectly. They didn't look harsh or cakey at all. They have 2 shades, the medium/deep was perfect for me and the light/medium was perfect for her. (She has red hair and blond brows) I seriously love Benefit products, can't go wrong! 

Next up, Victoria's Secret-

One scent/body spray I will always repurchase, Sheer Love. It's so fresh and feminine. After 1 smell, Angela had to buy it too! The sweet girl at the checkout threw in a couple perfume samples for me as well. 

Now onto Lush-

The first hundred through the door got a free gift, it was a Blackberry Bath Bomb. I had planned on buying another bath bomb anyway, so now I didn't have to! 

I specifically wanted a good all over lotion, after smelling several I went with the Karma Kream. My skin has been so dry lately, I wanted a good lotion to slather on at night. 

I also picked up a bottle of the Grease Lightning spot treatment. I've been using a sample of it I got from the day I toured their new store recently. I feel like it really does help. I don't know what's been going on with me but I've been fighting breakouts around my chin and jaw line. I really think it's from stress, but it seriously needs to leave already! 

I picked up a tin for my shampoo bar they gave me last time and also a tin of their Shine So Bright Balm for split ends. They were out of the Grease Lightning and Shine So Bright last time I was there, so I planned on getting them this time. 

If you spent $50 you got to spin the prize wheel, I spent just over $50 so I got a spin. I won a Sugar Scrub, which I've never used before so I was happy to get to try it out. 

Confession time. The girl scouts were there... We tried to get away with not buying any, we didn't have any cash so we thought we were safe. Before we knew it, we muttered the words "Do you take checks…" Then bam, we were buying 4 boxes. I'm just joking, I mean true story, but who are we kidding? We would have traded all of our mall loot for just one box! 

We each bought 2. I know, NO THIN MINTS?! I like Thin Mints, but the Lemon ones are what I live for each year.

It was a great morning spent at the mall with my bestie and I'm sure enjoying all my new stuff! 

Linking up with The Birdie Bowl and Sassy Wife / Classy Life today for some Tuesday Tea, make sure and check them out!

What's your latest mall purchase? 


  1. Uhh....I haven't been shopping in SO long. I need a Mall Haul Desperately! And don't even get me started on Girl Scout Cookies! ;)

    Thanks so much for linking-up with us today! Happy Tuesday Tea!

  2. I can tell I'm a country girl... I don't even know the last time I've been to the mall :) I need to go though, I'm running out of Bare Minerals.
    YIPEE on the news of your brother.

  3. I haven't shopped in "Real Life" versus online in so long as well!! I would love to get that brow stuff mainly because I adore every Benefit product ever made haha thanks for sharing!

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTIAN!!!! I know what my birthday wish for him is! If it's not my birthday does that wish still come true? I sure hope so! Also, does that VS perfume spray last long? As in like you smell it on you all day?

  5. Happy Birthday to your brother!! Can't wait to hear the updates on his progress - loved the recent Instagram videos! I still need to get to a Lush store.. I don't know what I'm waiting for! And is it sad that now I'm contemplating going to a mall and looking for girl scouts? Haha!

  6. GLORY to GOD about your hearing how God's hand is ON this!
    Happy, happy birthday to Christian!!!! xx

  7. Thanks for linking up with us! So funny I just ordered the Benefit Gimme Brow Gel, and I'm excited to test it out! I'll be looking at your recent Ipsy box post as well. Thanks Mia! :)

  8. Great haul indeed!! Loving all the products!! Happy Birthday to Christian!! Wishing him all the best and lots of prayers being sent his way to continue his amazing recovery!

  9. I LOVE Lush. A friend told me about it right before Christmas and I was instantly addicted to the bath bombs!

  10. YAY Happy Birthday to Christian!! So glad he is coming home :) How amazing is LUSH?! Love it - thanks for joining us today! xo

  11. I'm sooooo jealous of your goodies! I've never heard of Lush!! Their opening sounds ah-mah-zing! And I'm so intrigued by this brow find! I've only recently starting filling in my brows and holy cow, what a difference it makes! So happy you had such a fun and successful day, Mia! Thank you for linking up with us today! Yay! xoxo

  12. The Grease Lightning is great! Just told hubs I needed some more! Tell me how you like Shine so Bright for split ends!

  13. I love makeup, but I almost have to admit that the girl scout cookies are what I am lusting after more than anything else! haha! I love the lemon ones that have the cream in the middle-- I've never seen the Savannah Smiles before though?!

    You're the second person I've seen talk about that brow gel this week! I've never found a gel that doesn't make my brows look crunchy, so I tend to stay away but that one might be worth looking into eventually!

    I haven't been to Lush in forever, but it looks like you got so many great products! And so fun to go to an event like that!

  14. I used to be obsessed with Lush. SO much so that I had to quit cold turkey lol

  15. I'm surprised those little magician hagglers don't have a swipe attachment for their iphones by now....they get me every time!

  16. I am so jealous that you have a LUSH nearby! I have to order it all online. The brow product sounds great!

  17. When I went to Lush a few weeks ago, I picked up a hand cream to help with my crazy dryness on my hands. I'm loving it!!! I haven't had any cracking issues since I've started using it every night before bed.

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