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Review: MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

Hi guys! It’s prime time for holiday collections, whether you buy them as gifts or for yourself. The other day, I was in downtown Philly and stopped at Macy’s to look at the MAC Nutcracker Sweet holiday collection. I wanted to see everything in person before deciding on anything, and I finally decided on the Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag! Continue reading

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Things I’m No Longer Using

Hey guys! I’ve decided to go through my makeup collection and just get rid of things that I’m no longer using or don’t like or are just old. It just seems that my makeup collection has just gotten too huge within the past year or two, and skincare is getting up there, and for the amount of space I have it was just getting unmanageable. So I purged this stuff and decided to rearrange my collection a bit. Continue reading

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September Ulta Haul

Hey everyone! So, um, this happened. Where I kept on getting enticing Ulta emails and bought stuff online. And then I was in my room (which is on the first floor of my house and right next to the front door) when I heard a thud from outside. The kind of box on the doorstep thud. So I go over and peek out the window and only see the mail truck parked across the street. I wasn’t sure which house it came from, as there are plenty and sound travels easily and my window was open. Had I mentioned that I had been wondering when my Ulta package would ship, because I only got the received order email, not the package sent one.

And lo and behold, MAKEUP!

The things that I got:

So it looks like I bought a lot, right? Well, I once again stumbled into crazy deals. I wanted the Stardust by Vegas Nay palette, and found out that I got 5x points on Butter for a week, and had a 20% off coupon. And I left it in my shopping cart for two, three days and then went to make sure this all was everything I wanted. Two minutes later, my phone tells me I just got an email from Ulta with one of their four-hour-only deals, where if you spend so much you get a free gift.

So the things I purchased:

Too Faced Stardust by Vegas Nay collection – twelve shadows in the palette, six inspiration cards, and mini versions of Shadow Insurance Eye Primer, Better than Sex Mascara, and Glamour Dust in Nude Beam.

Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil in Plushie (on sale for $10).

Butter LIPPY Liquid Lipstick in Dahling

Olay Original Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion, which I forgot to put in the picture.

The free gifts:

L’Oreal Le Matte in She’s So Matte. It’s a retractable lip pencil/crayon thing that looks like lipstick when applied. I like the smell when applying, and it doesn’t really linger. And the color- I saw it and had to put it on immediately.

Nyx Butter Gloss in Eclair. Again, smells good. Not big on glosses, or how pale the swatch was on my hand. Who knows?

Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin. My first makeup product from Neutrogena. Really love the color.

Essence XXXL Shine Lip Gloss in Metal Shine. I actually have another of these glosses, back from when I lived in Germany (so no, I don’t know why it says New on it). I always liked the color and the fact that it doesn’t smell. This color kept on acting weird for my hand swatch, but I’ll have to see on my lips. I also like the more bronzy color.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coral Britannia. It’s a light coral with a beautiful shimmer finish. Again, super excited to wear this on my lips.

Benefit Benetint. I never knew what this product was before, so I’m glad I can finally try it and see what it’s like. I didn’t use a lot for the swatch, and it is more of a light stain that can double as a cheek color.

Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick in Melted Peony. You remember my Melted review? This color’s a bit more up my alley, and I’m super excited to try it!

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. I don’t see a color anywhere. It’s got the same tip applicator as the Melted line (and I love it) but looks a bit more like a gloss.

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The hand swatch (sorry for the bad quality. Some colors didn’t like showing up against my hand or in the picture):

Top row: Clarins and Butter

Middle row: The other seven lip products, in the order listed here

Bottom: UD liner

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Ipsy Glam Bag August 2015

Hey everyone! I know I didn’t post for a couple days, and I’m very sorry about that! I still wasn’t doing much makeup-wise after I got my wisdom teeth removed, and I helped move my sister into college before packing up and heading off myself. And it turns out that I’m the only person in the downstairs bedroom in my house, which is meant to be a double (and so is huge and has two of everything), and probably have the bathroom mostly to myself, for the first time in my life.

Anyway, this month’s Ipsy theme was Prep School. I’m well aware that it’s back to school time, but it’s also the final throes of summer and I’d rather celebrate that. Leave back-to-school for September, people! Anyway, this month’s bag was a vinyl houndstooth print bag with a texture. I wanted a picture of the texture for you guys, but my camera didn’t want to cooperate. Continue reading

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