Tuesday, July 10, 2018

May & June '18 Haul

Good day, my friends ♡ It's been a while since I've written any posts here, so I decided to come back with another haul post! I missed the May Haul, so I'm combining May's with June's hauls. I'm not even sure if I included everything in here, it's pretty much impossible for me to remember each and every thing that I bought in the span of two months time (mostly due to my continuous ignorance of learning how to save money) 🌚

1. Nature Republic's Aloe Vera Soothing Gel (In Tube)

I've been a loyal user of NR's Aloe Vera Soothing Gel for many years, and up until now, this has been the best moisturiser for me. It's rather lightweight, so on the days when my skin feels extra dry, I'll apply it twice on my face. Highly recommended for people with normal-dry skin!

— Ordered from @reneeshop__

2. Skinfood's Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

I've been in love with Skinfood's Rice Mask Wash Off, so I wanted to try the Black Sugar one too. It has a very sweet sugary smell and is said to brighten the skin. I've only used it twice, so I'm not sure about whether it actually brightens or not, but I like it nonetheless. In terms of scent, I prefer Skinfood's Black Sugar Mask, but for immediate result after using the mask, I prefer Rice Mask more. 

I'll try making a proper review of both masks soon, if I have time.

— Ordered from @reneeshop__

3. Classic Tales: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

I know I've said this like a thousand times already, but yes, I really want to start reading classics. I bought these three from Popular Bookstore's booth at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2018, and it only costed RM30 for all three of them! (original price is RM 40+ each) It was a real bargain, and well, it wouldn't hurt to get more classics too, right?

— Books purchased at Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2018

4. Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Despite my love for horror-related-things, I think I probably watched more horror films than read horror books. My mother sometimes would tell about the older books from Stephen King that she has read before, and after watching IT, I have decided that I should start collecting Stephen King's books! We all know he's the king of horror stories, don't we? 

Skeleton Crew is a collection of horror/dark short stories. Since I am not yet familiar with Stephen King's writings, I believe that this book is a good start for me to see if I'm going to love his works or not. Let's hope my reading slump will end soon, I really need to get back to reading again. ASAP.

— Books purchased at Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2018

5. Books from FIXI: 13 Moons by Ee Leen Lee & Here Be Nightmares by Julya Oui

If you're familiar with the kind of books I read, you'll know that I rarely read local books (used to have a collection of teenage Malay novels, but for certain reasons, I stopped collecting them). But I'm working on going through that, and as an aspiring writer, I feel like I should do my best to familiarize myself with what I can market locally first. 

I got these two books from FIXI's booth at Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2018 for RM8 each. They're both a collection of horror short stories. Perfect for me. I hope I'll end up loving them.

— Books purchased at Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2018

6. Jimin's Beanie Babies Enamel Pin by KAYEDAILY

Also featuring Jungkook's enamel pin from the same collection that I bought earlier this year! My enamel pin collection is gradually increasing, and I'm so happy to include these two adorable babies from the talented Kaye ♡ j i k o o k  f t w !

— Pins from @kayedaily_

7. Enamel Pins by EUREKARTSTUDIO

From left: Blossoming Soul (Pink), Portable Magic & Grow From Within (Black)

More enamel pins from my favourite local artist! The two on the left are from the Heart and Soul Pin Series, while the middle one is from the Tiny Explorers Pin Series. I can never say no to Eureka's pins, they're all absolutely lovely. I can't wait for the next pin series that Eureka's currently working on. Definitely putting them on my to-buy-list!

— Pins from @eurekartstudio

8. Magical Girl Sticker Pack by EUREKARTSTUDIO

Indeed, Eureka's arts are probably one of the most beautiful arts I've seen in my entire life, I love her style so so much. When she released her Magical Girl artworks, I was very ecstatic! Pink hair + magic/witch + stars/glitters + and a hint of magical creatures (unicorn!) = THIS IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FOR ME! And I'm known to hoard stickers too, so I wasted no time in getting them. The quality is amazing, and the details of the arts are stunning! 

My favourite one is the hibernation mode one, because, hell yes hibernating is what I do best ✨

— Stickers from @eurekartstudio

9. The OSM Badge by Owh So Muslim

I also got this during my visit to Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2018. I love it's cute and simple design a lot.

— Button badge from Owh So Muslim

10. Platform High Heels

I have always wanted a platform high heels, and for this year's Eid that has just passed, I decided to buy one for myself. Surprise, surprise, I only got this for RM35 from Shopee! The design is absolutely adorable, and the quality is good. I won't be wearing heels all the time, so it's really better for me to buy cheaper ones rather than expensive branded ones (unless they're to be used daily, of course)

— Purchased from chiclady.my

11. Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

This book caught my eyes initially because of its bright colours, and the interesting title. When I found out that it involves Russian folklore and mythical creatures in it, I immediately knew I had to get it. I've always loved learning about other countries' folklore and mythical creatures! If you know any books that have amazing folklore or mythical creatures of any countries, please do suggest them to me.

— Purchased at BookXcess, Cyberjaya

12. War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Here's the last book to one of my favourite series ever, the Red Queen series. I swear that earlier this year, when I got my hands on King's Cage, I never knew there would be a fourth book. I was glad I managed to find out about it just before War Storm's release date and immediately ordered it from Bookalicious. Bookalicious is one of my favourite bookstores, both the physical store and online store. 

I received this beautiful map of The Lands of Red Queen along with the book that I purchased. It is a very wonderful map, and it gave me a slight idea on how and where the characters of the book will be when they make a move to any different place in their world. Thank you so much for the constant amazing service, Leon!

— Ordered from Bookalicious (Instagram / Website)

13. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

Finally managed to get my hands on this one, thanks to my elder sister. I've been a fan of Harry Potter (both books and films) since forever, so it's a given I wanted The Cursed Child so badly. The only reason I didn't get it until now is because most of the time, it is too expensive. No matter how much I love the series, I doubt I would spend almost RM100 for a single book.

Thankfully, BookXcess had it for a much cheaper price, and my sister managed to buy it during their opening sale for only RM30. God bless the existence of BookXcess ✨

— Purchased at BookXcess, Cyberjaya

14. Imani Cornskin Square Scarves by Fatheena

These are the scarves that I purchased specially for Eid. When Fatheena revealed this new collection, I fell in love at first sight! I love the colours for this collection, and the material is just to die for. Decided that I couldn't miss it, so I ordered two Imani Cornskin Square Scarves, in Rose Gold and Pigeon.

The details are stunning! It's a bit sheer than what I preferred, but I still loved the material nonetheless. It is quite airy, and easily managed with enough care. Even Fatheena's signature plate fits the scarf's beauty!

— Ordered from @fatheena

15. VIBE Lipmatte by VIBE of Colours

Code: Nude and Berry

It had been a while since the last time I bought new lipsticks, and I've been meaning to find a new shade. Nude (left) has a slight orange-ish and brown colour, while Berry (right) is a darker shade of pink that I'm used to. I love the texture of the lipmatte as it is very pigmented, you just need to swipe a little. 

Another reason to love this product is because it can be used not only on the lips, but it also makes a good blusher and eye shadow! I've been using these lipmattes almost daily, especially the Nude one because they're lovely. Definitely good to be used especially if you don't want to carry too much make ups in your bag.

— Lipmattes by @vibeofcolours 

16. Handbag

The last time I bought a proper handbag was probably two years ago? Since I had planned to go all out during Eid this year, I decided that I needed a new bag to match my outfit too. I love simple bags like this, they're small enough to be carried anywhere but big enough to fit all my important things.

— Purchased at Brands Outlet

17. Hairy Pawter Enamel Pin by AZREENCHAN

I couldn't be any happier when another local talented artist decided to release an enamel pin design that is inspired by Harry Potter! And even in a cat form! Unlike Eurekartstudio's delicate designs, Azreenchan's designs have always been utterly adorable! They always make me squeal as I can't handle their cuteness.

The details on Hairy Pawter is so cute, apart from the glasses and lightning scar, he is even wearing a Gryffindor scarf. And the fact that the chant for The Marauder's Map is also on the backing card makes me feel giddy. It's too cute! I can't help but wonder how would Ron and Hermione look like in their cat form. 

Oh, well, maybe we've seen Hermione's cat form in the film, eh? Hahaha 😂

I love love love receiving my packages from Azreen, she always spoils her customers with her cute arts. I received a set of postcards last time, but this time, I got a set of sampul duit raya (money envelopes) instead! There are a handful number of delicious traditional cookies on them, and because they're too adorable, I decided to keep them all to myself only ❤️✨

— Pin from @azreenchan

18. Duality Box May '18 Edition: Shield Maiden

And last but not least, the almighty Duality Box! I've said a lot about this box in my previous post, so if you want to know the deets, read here ✨

— Ordered from Duality Box (Instagram / Website)


Phew, this post took me the longest time. I'm glad I managed to compile everything properly, and I hope the details about where I get the items I bought will be helpful if you're interested in them. That's it for May and June's haul! 

Till next time ♡ Love, Aishah Humaira'


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