Epic Loot Attack! <3 Goodies from the Land Across the Sea! <3

Greetings from under a mountain of miniature loot, fellow rogues!

If you follow me in Instagram (*pointed look*), you man have seen that the ballet monster and I took delivery of a very special and awesome package yesterday! Thanks to the magical wonder that is the Sorceress Jaa, I was able to take advantage of Β access to Sephora, get a Christmas present for my sister, and use a couple of other coupon codes I’ve had lying around to indulge in a little bit of shopping! The parcel finally arrived in Middle Earth yesterday, and Christmas came early for this rogue – not only did Jaa tirelessly shop for me in the States, package everything up and send it to me as economically as possible, she also included some glorious extra goodies for me out of the kindness of her own boundlessly generous heart. So, on the off-chance that you haven’t yet enjoyed the brilliance of Jaa’s epic blog and photography, I strongly encourage you to head over there now, and assist me in showering her with praise. πŸ˜‰



Epic loot, haul! Sephora, Nordstrom, Nyx

The ballet monster was in there as soon as I cut the tape. You’d be surprised how hard it is to prise her out of there…


This post is sort of just a HOLY BARDBANGLES! kind of deal – I have another post lined up with that fab purple lipstick I’ve been hinting at recently for tomorrow, but we shall soon get onto all this epicness. If you have preferences or suggestions for what (of this loot) you’d like to see reviewed first, or how you’d like to see it done, let me know! Here’s what we have…


Epic loot, haul! Sephora, Nordstrom, Nyx

Argh! ❀ Pardon the overexposed photo – I was using a mobile device in bad light, but I hope you can see most things until I get a chance to take a better pic!


Most of the stuff is in miniature, because my aim with the things I ordered was to try as many brands as possible! I ordered the Sephora Give Me More Lip Set, and with it thisΒ GWP bag they were offering. I made a little Nyx order for the lipsticks in Chambord, Trickery, Sinful and Risque, and the Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, and a pair of Kevyn Aucoin curlers for my sister from Nordstrom (no spoilers, LOL, she knows πŸ˜‰ The other goodies here were courtesy of Jaa, who is my hero. ❀

Epic loot, haul! Sephora, Nordstrom, Nyx

I told her she could take a couple of things to try. this is her nonchalant face while she tries to tell me that this constitutes ‘a couple’…


Epic loot, haul! Sephora, Nordstrom, Nyx

I told her she had to choose. Like all of us, she found this somewhat overwhelming…


So! What do you want to see first? Do you have any of these items/brands? How much do you love miniature lipsticks? How awesome is Jaa? πŸ˜€


Until next time, fellow rogues, don’t forget to check for loot as well as traps!



I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided! All images and original text on this blog are the property of Syl unless otherwise noted. They may not be reproduced without permission – if you do, I’ll send demons after you. You know, the ones that mush up the testers and open new lipsticks to try them out on their warty lips. Those ones. Yyyep.

43 thoughts on “Epic Loot Attack! <3 Goodies from the Land Across the Sea! <3

    • I know you are a fellow minis fan! πŸ˜€ They’re just too adorable, it’s ridiculous! You can bet Bite is near the top of my list – it’s a brand I’ve wanted to try for approximately forever! *salutes*


    • W00t! I thought you might πŸ˜‰ I’m super keen to try it out – it was probably the first thing I opened, actually – I wanted to feel the packaging, give it a sniff (to settle lemon Pledge vs. lemon cake debate), see if the meltiness that people talk about is true (it is, LOL).


  1. Wooaaahh!! Amazing haul Syl SO excited!! I’d love to know what you’ve got to say about Bite Beauty! I know it’s hard to come by but there is so much hype around it!?


    • Hehe, thanks Divya πŸ™‚ Sorry it’s taken me ages to reply to your comment >_<

      Bite Beauty is coming up first on my list of things to review…which should come out in time for Christmas, LOL! I've taken all the photos, and tested the lipstick…now just to organise the post!


  2. You’ve got some nice stuff there. Have fun with it all! I spy TF Melted Lipstick and OCC Lip Tar, Nyx Lipsticks, all kind of goodies. The pink monster doll is too cute.

    So sweet of your friend to end it too you. Jaa is awesome.


    • The ballet monster could melt the heart of a genocidal dictator (I like to think). I think the world needs more of her, to be honest. πŸ˜›

      I have been having great fun with all my minis – I was so excited to try out the Lip Tar! The reviews are going to comoe out in a series starting this week, so I hope people will like them! ❀


  3. Eeeeeeeeeee…. So many lipsticks! I really want to try Sephora mini lipsticks in as many shades as possible. There is only one Sephora store in India which is in Delhi, and it is like two thousand kilometers away from my city, what a pity 😦



      Haha, I would say it’s nice that at least you have a single Sephora, but given the distance, I might as well go to the one that opens up in Australia… *sigh* What are the prices like at Sephora in India? Do they mark it up?


  4. Did you know I cursed through my teeth when I was packing your stuff? SHE GETS TO PLAY WITH ALL THESE COOL MINIS!!! GAAAAAHHHH!!! LOL!

    That aside…

    I’m so glad everything got there in perfect condition! I wasn’t sure if something was going to leak or break. So many lipsticks to play, Syl, you better get testing and showing us swatches and reviews! ;D

    Thanks for the shout out! You’re always too kind! HEART!!!


    • Hehe, I wondered if you might have been tempted! LOL!
      Everything was in absolutely perfect condition – I was actually surprised that the postal service hadn’t somehow managed to break something, despite how nicely you packaged it all up!

      hehe, I’ve been testing as quickly as I can, and photographing as much as I can, and my series on these minis will start next week! πŸ˜€

      ❀ ❀ ❀


  5. Wow, I had no idea this Sephora set existed until I read your post! So overwhelming, in the best way. I’m curious how you’ll like the OCC lip tar–I keep meaning to buy one, then chickening out. Also, I cannot wait for the purple lipstick review you keep hinting at; of all the lipsticks you brought back from the UAE, that one was the most intriguing to me…


    • I only knew the set existed originally because I saw it on Jaa’s own wishlist πŸ˜€ Since I am ALL ABOUT THE LIPSTICKS, and it had bits of pretty much every brand I’ve wanted to try, I was pretty excited. The OCC lip tar was a particular attraction, actually, and I was very glad of the colour (not that I would have said no to Technopagan, Sephora…just sayin’…) πŸ˜‰ Since this reply is atrociously late, I can say that the review of the purple lipsticks is out! Finally. πŸ˜›


  6. Stop giving me that look! I follow you on Instagram. I just fail to actually CHECK it… >-<

    So uh yeah, Jaa is totally AWESOME for doing this for you! So many minis, awwwww. I was talking to a friend the other day and she agreed that anything mini is per definition cute and awesome. Minify all the things!!!1111!!!1!

    P.S.: Are you still trying WoW? I activated my ten-day trial, oops…


    • Sorry this reply is so late! >_< My life is ina total shambles, oganisation wise these days. And my organisational skills were never fantastic to start with…

      Jaa is, indeed, awesome! Minis, too, are da bomb (as they say…or possibly said twenty years ago). I wish that more brands would actually sell minis (at much lower prices of course), so you could try the formula. I think they might actually hook more people in that way, especially if their full sizes are rather expensive. I think Hourglass has the right idea!

      I haven't tried WoW yet – If I do my thesis will probably never get finished, LOL! I am still curious to try it though…


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    • Hi Lisa! Welcome to the Painted Rogue! ^_^ Sorry this reply is coming so late – Rogue HQ is in uproar with two theses and Christmas happening all at the same time >_<

      Speaking from the things I've tested so far, I believe what it says about you is that you are a) a fellow lip product addict *high fivez* and b) have excellent taste πŸ˜€


  9. do i see both a buxom and a bare minerals lipstick? i’d like to see a comparison between the two since they’re sister brands. btw, if that’s a sample of the Eve Lom Cleanser, it’s my HG mu remover/face wash!


    • Indeed you do! πŸ˜€ I’ve heard so much about the Eve Lom – I still can’t get over how awesome it is that the sample actually comes with a cloth. That is FANCAY. I mean, I know it’s a deluxe sample and all, but still! usually that just means you get a tube instead of a foil packet, or the foil packet is bigger…

      I will do a comparison for you! I have been wondering how to group these posts (as doing all 17 products from the lip set in one post won’t allow me my usual free reign with story and photos, which would be a shame). i’m going to do a series with it! The first one coming up is the Bite lipstick, but the others shall follow in due course – I think I might pair the Buxom and BM lipsticks up, actually…


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