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Hello beauties!! Do you guys love seeing hauls as much as I do? Like we need any more shopping ideas, right? I did a little bit of damage for the Sephora VIB Rouge 20% off sale, not too bad... Not nearly as bad as I had wanted to. And also figured I'd throw in a little haul from Ulta as well.
I've been trying to behave myself with shopping lately, despite all the makeup and skincare I've been dying to pick up. House hunting is on my mind and that is definitely taking priority (as it should) with any extra funds I have. But... Of course I couldn't go totally without :)
We'll start with the Sephora haul!
I've already played with all of these so I'll give little mini reviews for some, but if you want an in depth review for anything mentioned, let me know!
I picked up a roller ball of the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White... I wanted the Black scent as well but I like this one a tiny bit better. I wanted to make sure I really loved it before I bought a large version. I enjoy this scent although it ends up smelling like a D&G perfume on me, it doesn't last as long as my other perfumes so I'm a little disappointed. But I do love the scent. I want to try the dry shampoos as well!
I finished a bottle of Estee Lauder Double wear so I had to pick up another! I wear 1C1 Cool Bone when I'm at my normal shade, I'd go a step up in the summer. I've mentioned this foundation in many previous posts, it's a holy grail for me.
Bobbi Brown's eyeshadow in Toast.
This is a perfect transition shade. If you own and love Makeup Geek's Peach Smoothie, this shade is pretty unnecessary.. It's a tiny bit darker but very similar.... But I love it. It's so creamy and pigmented, it blends like a DREAM.
The other Bobbi Brown eyeshadow I've been absolutely dying to own! Camel.
It's super pigmented and a gorgeous shade for the crease. I've been using this in almost every makeup look lately.
I picked up two Makeup Forever eyeshadows.... that are pretty darn similar to each other. The swatches online made them look different! You definitely don't need both.
M846 on the right and M844 on the right. You can see when they are blended out, you really can't tell the difference. They are matte, stunning shades and super pigmented. I love the MUFE shadow formulas!
If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you know that Sephora's Lip Cream's are some of my favorite liquid lipsticks so I just had to get the shade Blackberry Sorbet next.
Here it is on the lips, also the Bobbi Brown shadows are on my lid and those two MUFE shadows are on my lower lashline!
Lastly, I got the Kat Von D Lolita Lip Duo.
In this duo you get Lolita, a pre-existing shade and Lolita 2.
If you aren't familiar with the Lolita liquid lipstick, the original formula sold out and when it was back in stock, many people complained that the shade was totally different. Eventually Kat Von D Beauty said it was a bad batch and that the old formula would be released later on. So I purchased this duo hoping that the original shade would be in here. Unfortunately, this is also the bad batch. Some people liked it but it is a very odd shade on my skin tone so I'm not a huge fan. I also dislike the Lolita 2 shade on my skin tone as well so I may give this to a friend :(
Next is Ulta!
I picked up a two pack of the Real Technique sponges. I originally wasn't a fan of these but I feel like the newer ones are much more like Beauty Blenders so I'm loving them now!
I also picked up another Anastasia Brow Wiz in the shade Soft Brown.
The Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel, this is the full strength version. I think I may be allergic to this! I need to use it a few more times to find out for sure.
NYX's Angel Veil Primer! I've been wanting to try this for so long!
I am LOVING this primer!!!! More than any of my high end face primers. It holds my oils and keeps my makeup looking nice all day long.
Lastly, I picked up Benefit's Gimme Brow. I've had this in the darker shade but I needed the light/medium one now that my hair is red.
This is a brow gel with fibers that help to fill in any sparse areas. I absolutely love this! Especially for lazy days when I don't want to take the time to fill in my brows, you comb this through super quick and it helps to keep your brows looking nice and filled in.
So that's it! I'm pretty happy with my recent purchases although of course there's a lot more I've got my eye on! Did you pick anything up from the Sephora sales? Let us know what you got in the comments below!
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