A few weeks back I caught wind of an AMAZING deal on HauteLook that I just couldn’t pass it up – a beauty bag filled with 13 of the best-selling beauty products for $20! I knew a few of the items were full-sized, so I didn’t think I could go wrong. The biggest problem was waiting for it to arrive, but it’s here now! Let’s have a look-see…
As expected, I received this generous sized make-up bag stuffed with goodies.
The first thing I noticed though, is that the bag is clear, which is fine, because I didn’t pay $20 for a make-up bag, but the description clearly stated that the set included a “Hautelook Polka Dot Cosmetic Case”. I didn’t even bother taking a photo of the paper polka dot insert that lines the bag, you’ll be able to see a little of it peeking through in the next shot. The bag is cute anyway, I like the navy blue trim and the HauteLook zipper pull.
For kicks, I did some research on the cost of the items if I were to purchase them directly from the manufacturer’s websites (for those that were applicable). I’m not the best doing cost breakdowns for items that aren’t full-sized, so I am providing this information to the best of my knowledge using my own fuzzy math – please don’t quote me on them – it’s just to give you an idea of the value I received.
From left to right-ish:
Lashfood Nano-Peptide Natural EyeLASH Conditioner, .5 mL
5 mL tube retails @ $80
Estimated Value = $8
Blow Pro After Blo, Strong Hold Finishing Spray, 1.5 oz
10 oz. canister retails @ $19.75
Estimated value = $2.96
Miracle 10 AHA Cream, 10 mL
15 mL Deluxe sample retails for $27
Estimated Value = $18
L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream, 0.3
1 oz. retails @ $12
Estimated Value = $3 and change (sorry, feeling lazy on this one)
Tan Towel, 1 Individual Half Body Classic Towelette
Pack of 10 retails @ $24
Estimated value = $2.40
LORAC Special Effects Mascara, 0.35 oz in ‘Black’ FULL SIZE
Retail Value = $23
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick, .14 oz in ‘Vitamin’ FULL SIZE
One of two possible shades received in ‘Vitamin’ or ‘Margarita’
Retail Value = $4
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, NET WT. 0.03 oz in ‘Nude’
.04 oz retails @ $19
Estimated Value = $14.25
Whish Orange Cream Body Butter, 0.5 oz
5-ounce tube of body butter included in a 3-pc set retails @ $24. This is also a limited time item exclusive to Nordstrom and only available on-line/in stores during their Anniversary Sale.
Estimated Value = $.80 cents
Crown Brush Travel Brush Set, Set of 5brushes (Powder, Oval Shadow, Angle Liner, Oval Lip, Brow Groomer) in vinyl sleeve
Set listed on “sale”, marked down from $11.13, but it seems everything on the site is 60% off with no real indication of the end of a sale.
Retail Value = $4.45
Diptyque Eau de Toilette Fragrance, 2 mL
50 mL retails @ $88
Estimated Value = $3.52
Mirenesse Lip Bomb, 3.1g (full size) in #27
One if four possible shades received in #30, 27, 22, or 20: ‘Mirror Me’
Estimated Value = $35.10
Grab n’ Go Pony Compact, 3-pieces (white, burgundy, pink) with clear compact FULL SIZE
This was the only product that didn’t have any sort of label. I did a search though and found it on a mass retail website, not in identical colors though.
Retail Value = $12
Total Estimated Value = $131.20
Total Paid = $24.57
WOW! I think I’d try to get this deal again when it comes around. If you missed this opportunity, you can still sign up with Hautelook for access to future beauty bags and exclusive year-round sales events. I’d really appreciate if you’d consider using my referral link below to sign up. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my loot!
What do you think would make this deal even more phenomenal? Did you say, “If I could WIN it”?! Well, you’re in luck, because I am celebrating a couple of milestones between the blog and Facebook and have an EXTRA bag to GIVEAWAY! Be on the lookout tomorrow, Monday 7/29, for an official announcement.