Latest Beauty Buys | Hard To Find Makeup From Milani, NYX & e.l.f | Haul & First Impressions

Latest Beauty Buys | Hard To Find Makeup From Milani, NYX & e.l.f | Haul & First Impressions |

Hey Beauties! 

Like most things in life, makeup can become a little bit of an addiction. Personally, I am always trying to find the latest, the greatest, and the most talked about products but it can be a massive task to track down certain brands and products in Canada. 

Sometimes, the anticipation over the latest Milani lipstick is so strong that I find myself paying crazy shipping costs and biting the bullet on the exchange rate. Well, those days are now far behind me as I have discovered a one-stop-shop for all of my favourite unattainable brands like Milani, NYX, e.l.f, the Balm, Real Techniques & more!  

I recently had a chance to shop those brands and I went a bit crazy when I saw how vast, up to date and inexpensive the options were. So I thought I would share the latest products to join my collection, some of which I have been coveting for months and months. 

Latest Beauty Buys | Hard To Find Makeup From Milani, NYX & e.l.f | Haul & First Impressions |

Milani was the first brand that caught my attention and I may have done a little happy dance when I saw how large and well stocked the display was! They had every product that I have been dying to try and in every shade option possible. 

I ended up purchasing the Milani Conceal & Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation & Concealer in the shade 01 Creamy Vanilla, the Rose Powder Blushes in 08 Tea Rose, 01 Romantic Rose & 05 Coral Cove, the Matte Lipstick in 68 Iconic, the Moisture Lock Infused Lip Treatment in 01 Moisturizing Almond & Coconut as well as 05 Repairing Primrose, and lastly the Everyday Eyes Shadow Collection in 05 Earthy Elements and 02 Bare Necessities. 

Latest Beauty Buys | Hard To Find Makeup From Milani, NYX & e.l.f | Haul & First Impressions |

The next two brands that I knew I needed to explore were NYX and e.l.f! NYX is slightly more available nowadays but the selection tends to be a bit lacking. This NYX display was massive and VERY well stocked! I was so overwhelmed by the choices that I only grabbed a few bits but I will be going back ASAP! 

I ended up choosing the NYX Eyeshadow Base in Pure White, the Ombre Powder Blush in 04 Mauve Me, and the Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks in 12 Vintage, 04 Soft Spoken, and 21 Brooklyn Thorn. 

e.l.f is a brand that has always intrigued me since it is SO popular in the US and the prices are so affordable. Unfortunately, it is pretty much non-existent in Canada. Until now that is. This e.l.f display had all of the core products and even a few of their new palettes and brushes! 

I ended up grabbing the e.l.f Illuminating Face Primer since I LOVE a glowy base. 

That’s everything that I picked up on this trip apart from a few Real Techniques tools which you know I love, but I will be heading back very soon to grab even more goodies!

Now if you’re wondering where I picked up all of these incredible, hard-to-find products prepare to be excited! All of these brands and many more are now available at the brand new Rexall Beauty Department located at 901 Eglington Ave West in Toronto! The new Beauty Department is a revolutionary concept store that makes shopping for beauty an absolute breeze. I will have another post coming up soon with all of the details and updates on upcoming locations to stay tuned! 

For now, visit this link –Inspired Beauty–  to learn more! 



  1. Jackie Goldhar
    September 26, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    It looks like you scored some great new products! Also, thanks for your help – I think I'm hooked on Milani now too ;)JackieSomething About That

  2. Marette Flora
    September 26, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I am currently using the Milani Perfect + Conceal and the Luminoso baked blush. I love them!Floradise blog

  3. Mckenna Bleu
    September 27, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    I've used an Elf primer before and I loved it! These photos are so cute!

  4. amotherworld
    September 27, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I have to share how beautiful your photos are! Lovely! I'd be happy with that haul 🙂

  5. Ariana Reed
    September 27, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    I've been eyeing Milani goodies but don't own any. e.l.f. and NYX are my shizzle, though. Great haul!

  6. Candace Kage
    September 27, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Great looking products and when you find a something you love stick with it. Glad a store opened near you.

  7. WorkingMomMagic
    September 27, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    I love NYX lip colors, I usually end up ordering from their website since the stuff at store are always nearly gone, esp the lip colors! Lauren

  8. Angela Tolsma
    September 27, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    NYX was the first brand I went out and bought a ton of when I moved from Canada to the States! What do you think of the liquid Suedes??? I really need to branch out and try more elf and I haven't even seen any Milani… so that's on my to-do list now!!

  9. Emily
    September 27, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    Those Milani rose blushes look so pretty! I'd buy it just for that reason haha ;)I am definitely a drugstore beauty buyer… and I used to work in marketing for Sephora! haha The inexpensive stuff is the way to go 😉

  10. Paige Strand
    September 27, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Great products! Also, love your web design by the way 🙂 Very clean!

  11. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    September 27, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Such pretty colors. I miss makeup.

  12. Motherhood and Merlot
    September 27, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Do I spy that mauve ombre blush in your haul? I have it in my collection as well and I am obsessed with it! Such a pretty color.

  13. Kirsten Ortez
    September 27, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    They all look like great products! This is making me want to go buy some more makeup for my collection!Kirsten |

  14. Alex Lo
    September 28, 2016 / 12:02 am

    so many great products! and they're all so pretty!

  15. Breakfast at Lillys
    September 28, 2016 / 3:04 am

    Those blushes look lovely! You always have the best makeup finds.

  16. Kristin Thompson
    September 28, 2016 / 3:15 am

    So many great products! I am dying to try more products from all of these brands!KristinThe Blush Blonde

  17. Emily Green
    September 28, 2016 / 3:36 am

    That primer is one of my favorites! I use the illuminating especially at night or for when I'm paying a bit more attention to how I dress, and use the color correcting each morning with my basic makeup routine. Love elf primers!Emily

  18. Mckenna @ OF SEAS AND SUNDRY
    September 28, 2016 / 3:37 am

    I love Milani! When I found one of their blushes that looked just like NARS Orgasm, I was sold on them. Your photography is gorgeous, by the way!

  19. Donnica Smalls
    September 28, 2016 / 4:24 am

    First, this picture is so pretty. Flat lay perfection!! I love all of the NYX lip lines, but the lip lingerie and liquid suede are awesome. Milani always sells out near me. They had some gorgeous fall lippies, but I couldn't find them.

  20. Candice Nikeia
    September 28, 2016 / 4:36 am

    I love anything from ELF but I really need to try NYX – The CEO is a totally #GIRLBOSS! great post dear!xoxo, Candice

  21. Chelsea Pearl
    September 28, 2016 / 4:52 am

    Those rose-printed Milani blushes are amazing, and I hope they become more readily available in Canada. Such a great cruelty-free and drugstore find!xo Chelsea

  22. Ijjwyzfi Pnrblazg
    September 28, 2016 / 7:21 am

    I like this blog! In return, I want to share some cheap ray ban sunglasses with you.

  23. Cori Large
    September 28, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I've heard of the e.l.f. brand before, but I can't remember where. Have fun testing out these products.

  24. Jazzmine Woodard
    September 28, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    LOVE Milani! Nice haul.

  25. Dollhouse Goddesses
    September 28, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    We love your selection. NYX is one of our fave beauty brands. They have amazing lipsticks and glosses.

  26. Michelle Rogers
    September 28, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    They carry Milani locally here at CVS pharmacies and I haven't tried a lot of it but I've been pretty happy with the ones I have tried from their line. It must be popular, because often they're out of stock on stuff there (usually, the one thing I was looking for, of course!). I've been trying to replace my lip liner for I don't know how long! 🙂

  27. Roxy
    September 28, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I'm such a novice in the world of makeup. I love any post about more affordable "drugstore" brands. I'll have to check these out!

  28. Jennifer L | Modern Chic
    September 28, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Oh the e.l.f Illuminating Face Primer seems interesting. I wonder if it's too glowy tho?

  29. Liz Mays
    September 29, 2016 / 1:02 am

    That is such a pretty palette of colors! I think it would work for anyone.

  30. MaBelleVie Lifestyle Blog
    September 29, 2016 / 11:08 am

    dont you feel so accomplished when you find hard to find items. it is like a jackpot!

  31. Kate Steadman
    September 29, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Elf and NYX are my jam!!! Great round up haha love literally all of those.xo,Sara Kate Styling

  32. Teresa Laura
    October 4, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Such an amazing haul! It's funny how when a certain drugstore item becomes popular, it becomes IMPOSSIBLE to find. I adore that Milani foundation.

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