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Flashback Friday (September 2012)

This haul was very special since it was my first from Jamaica. It seems as though Jamaica gets a lot of new "drugstore" products before us. I've also seen brands there that aren't available locally.

posted on our Facebook page September 23, 2012

I was ecstatic to find a store in Half Way Tree that sells the CoverGirl Queen Collection. Monarch Pharmacies are another place that I'd find a host of beauty products.

Oddly enough, from that haul the only thing I still have is the Milani Baked Blush.


The Jamaican prices always confused me since the exchange rate varied from store to store and the taxes weren't included in the sticker price.

As for the other products:
  • I like Maybelline colour tattoos but I've come to realise that I prefer cream shadow bases in stick form. So those were sold in The Marketplace.
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 'Electric Blue' vs Laura Mercier Caviar Stick 'Sapphire' 
  • I absolutely love Revlon Lip Butters and I can't find this one. I believe it was 'Red Velvet'. Very disturbing!
  • This CoverGirl Queen Natural Hue Bronzer 'Brown Bronze' is a dupe for the M.AC Bronzing Powder in 'Refined Golden'.
posted on our Facebook page July 25, 2013

From my ongoing Project 15 Pan you know which one I kept. I guess this just goes to show that they're a lot of good dupes in the beauty world.

Have you tried any of these products? Let us know in the comments.

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