It’s that time of year again. The flowers are poking through, the air is a bit warmer, and beauty lovers descend in droves for the Sephora bi-annual sale. The sale just passed, and I was able to pick up a couple of items. I thought I was decently restrained, but I’ll let you be the judge of that!
Hello friends! I’ve been waiting to post this for some time. First it was just what I picked up in the VIB sale, then Black Friday, and today I just got my order for the $25 off of $50 VIB Rouge coupon. My wallet has been busy and I thought I would just group it all into one big haul!
A couple of weeks ago, my heart went into makeup overload (so did my wallet). It just happened to be that the Sephora spring VIB sale and Murale spend your points event fell on the same weekend. So what do I do? I end up getting a LOT of makeup and here is the haul to prove it.
*Purchased, Affiliate Links
Hello there! I recently bought some brand new things from Sephora and some favourites. If you haven’t guessed from the title, what prompted me to make this purchase was the advanced notice that BITE would be retiring their luminous creme lipsticks! As of now though, BITE has released their new Amuse Bouche lipsticks which look divine. Even though I knew these new lipsticks were coming out, I NEEDED to get a couple of their older formula before they officially discontinued them! And as always, I had to pick up a few other treats to try! 😉
Hello again! Happy Valentine’s Day! After trying Lush for (sort of) the first time recently, I knew I had to go back to the brand and try out some more things. A Valentine’s Day advert I’d seen for Lush included a beautiful Unicorn Horn bubble bar. I knew I had to go and track one down! As is life, when you go in for one thing, you come out with three.
Hi there! Hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! 🙂 I thought I would share what beauty items I received for Christmas this year. My friends and family were super duper generous this year and I was so excited and grateful for all that I received!
Apologies for the boring banner. I didn’t take a consolidated picture of all my products before I broke into a lot of them. Isn’t that the biggest beauty blogger problem though? Waiting to use a product before pictures are taken? Haha, I digress.
I recently won a gift pack from a Canadian Beauty Blogger Twitter chat from Lush! I was so happy and excited just because I really haven’t used much from the brand. What seems like ages ago (junior high) I was gifted a bar soap from Lush. Other than that I hadn’t really tried much. Lush has all of these awesome gift sets, and I was sent the Golden Wonder set. I couldn’t have picked a better one! I love everything!
Hello! As everyone is gearing up for the holidays, I feel like I’m slowly getting back to my blog! 🙂 It’s been a nice feeling! I’m gonna take it back a month or so ago to Black Friday! This year, I was actually in the US for Black Friday, but not really for shopping. I went down for the weekend with my boyfriend to check out a football game. 🙂 It was a great weekend trip and I managed to get some shopping done!
*Purchased and Gift
So because I’m a terrible beauty blogger, I made a Sephora purchase before the current VIB Rouge/ VIB sale *collective gasp*. In my defense, I didn’t know when the sale would be (which continues to reinforce the idea that I’m not a real good beauty blogger). Also recently I celebrated one of those things called a birthday. I didn’t receive very many beauty gifts, but the one I got was a doozy and thought it would be nice to include it in this haul!
1. BITE Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Mauvember
So this puppy right here was the sole reason I decided to make an online order. I thought that this lipstick would be available ONLY online but apparently that isn’t true. When I first saw this, I DIED. BITE is probably my favourite cosmetic brand and the fact that they have this Canada Movember exclusive is just amazing. So far I really love it. I would like to say though that I’ve seen a LOT of different swatches of this. I would NOT say this is a ‘my lips but better’ shade as it leans so much more plumy. Swatches are at the end!
2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
So this is what I got from my birthday from my boyfriend’s parents. A very generous gift indeed. I actually was going to buy this anyways. It’s so pricey for so little product, but I thought it would be worth it. I don’t own any Hourglass powders and this seemed like the best ‘starter pack’. I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks (mostly the blush and bronzer) and LOVE it. They have been the longest lasting powders that I’ve ever used and diffuses so well. I also notice that it’s really light and is totally travel friendly. I hate to say that I recommend this. #sorrywallets
3. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
I bought this back in the spring thinking that it would be a complete rip off but I really really like this primer. I was trying so many different primers and this is one that I’ve stuck to. It’s such a small container for the price, but it lasted me for a couple of months. During the summer it worked really well. I’m usually a slick ball and this made me less…slick-y. I’m curious to see how this will wear over the winter months.
4. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper (Limited Packaging)
I’ve noticed that my beloved Tattoo liner has been running out and I decided to get the limited edition packaging. I thought it was a bit of a waste just because it’s the same product, but makeup lovers love limited packaging, amirite?
Here are the samples I got with my order. So far I’ve used the Touche Eclat (really liked it for under eye circles), the Bumble and bumble shampoo and conditioner (nice but wouldn’t repurchase), and the Boscia BB Cream (a bit of a weird consistency but decent enough to use up).
Thanks for reading! Have an amazing day!
I blame it on the beauty bloggers. After months and months of seeing hype over Colourpop, I decided to place an order. I knew I wanted to try the matte lip colours along with their eyeshadows. Also because my blush collection has been growing at an exponential rate, I decided to grab one as well.
First let me just say that Colourpop is one of the cutest companies ever. The packing box unfolds to the super cool brand design which was perfect for my blog shots. They also included product cards which were actually super helpful. They also had a hand written thank you note, and I think I died.
Anyhoo, back to the haul. Swatches at the end!
1. Super Shock Eyeshadows and Blush
I definitely had a specific colour scheme in mind with either darker greys or sparkly bronzes. Here’s a breakdown of what I got:
- A dark grey-brown with a micro glitter sheen
- Pigmentation is great,
- I’ve been using this for the outer corner
- Gold-bronze glitter
- This was the only shadow that came broken. Nothing tragic though, I was able to tap it back together
- My least favourite shadow. The pigmentation isn’t amazing and mostly all you get is glitter. I wouldn’t mind the glitter if it also came with that beautiful bronze base
- A matte light brown
- One of my most used and most favourite
- PERFECT for a lid colour
- A matte purple-y grey
- Pigmentation is okay
- Good for the crease or outer corner
- Berry pink blush
- Very happy with this. The colour is perfect.
- It contains a bit of glitter, but unnoticeable when applied to the cheeks (a good thing)
2. Ultra Matte Lipsticks
I was pretty positive I would get Bumble, but I wanted another to add to my collection. I ended up going with Beeper, a very Kylie Jenner-esque pink brown colour. Of course as expected, these were drying, but I love the look of them so I don’t mind.
- A warm berry coral lip colour
- Perfect colour for work or the weekend
- I think it’s the perfect in-between for a nude lip and a bold lip
- A matte brown with a tinge of pink
- This was actually a lot browner than I expected, but will definitely still use it
All in all, I’m super happy with my purchase. I guess one of the only negatives I found about Colourpop was that I can’t depot them and put them in my Z Palette or they’ll dry out. I guess it makes sense due to how buttery they are. Pigmentation on most powder products was so so. If you’re going for a big impact, I would suggest Makeup Geek for a similar price range. With that being said though, these are pretty inexpensive, and even with the terrible dollar and shipping, I can see myself making another order.
Have you tried Colourpop? What are some of your favourites?
Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!