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A Big Haul

Hey guys! I went shopping for a bunch of goodies at Sephora, Ulta, Target, Macy’s, Rite Aid, and CVS. Come find out what I got!
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Sephora Haul

Hey guys! Yes, I’m alive. I was planning on posting this on Monday or Tuesday but for some reason or other, didn’t. Yesterday was my final presentation for the first semester of my thesis project, and I was exclusively working on it all this week.

You probably know by now that I’m not much of a Sephora person, and usually prefer Ulta. Don’t know why. The only time I’ve ever been in a Sephora store was on a Saturday mid-day in New York City. It was so packed that I couldn’t look at things and didn’t want to even really look.

I’m not entirely sure why, but I ended up on Sephora’s website for some reason or another and noticed that the OCC Lip Tars were half-off. I’ve been meaning to try them for over two years now, and while I always assumed I’d buy directly from the brand I figured I might as well earn points at Sephora. And I love a good deal, so placed myself an order! 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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