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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bath and Body Works Candle Haul

Now, I'm not one to skip over Thanksgiving and jump right into Christmas. My tree isn't up yet because I want to enjoy Thanksgiving too! But when Bath and Body Works comes out with their holiday candle sale and they're $12.50 instead of $22.50, I jump on it! I really stocked up this year so I figured I would share my haul with you. I'm not sure if the sale is still on or if it's already over, but no worries if it is over because I'm sure it will come again closer to Christmas time. 


From that picture as you can see, there's a lotttt, so let's get started :) 

The first one is Sweater Weather which is one of my favssss which I why I got 2. They're in different packaging because one was from the fall and the second one is for winter. They're still the same scent though ! 

Next is Frosted Cranberry which is another fav hence why I got 2 3-wick and one baby candle. I love fruity, berry scents so this one is perfect. 

Next is Winter which is another goodie. I can't describe this scent. It's like a cool, fresh scent that just reminds me of... well, winter! 

Next up is Tis The Season, which is another one that's hard to describe but reminds me of Christmas. And look how cute the packaging details are on this one! So festive :)

Next we have Spiced Apple Toddy which I actually have the one I bought from last year burning right now and omg does this smell good. It reminds me of Apple pie. Love this one! 

The next one I purchased is Fresh Sparkling Snow. I purchased all 6 scents that I've mentioned so far last year so I knew I'd love these again for this year. This one smells exactly like you'd think it would smell like. The name says it all. 

Next is Vanilla Snowflake which reminds me of snow and baking cookies. Omg sooo good 

This one, Winter Candy Apple, I think has become my new favorite. I tie this one in with Frosted Cranberry and Spiced Apple Toddy. They all remind me of one another. 
Maple Cinnamon Pancakes - Oh. My. God. Everytime I light this I know I'm going to want to cook breakfast. This just smells like heaven ! 
This one is Spiced Gingerbread, I don't really know how so feel about this one. They had one I think it was called Frosted Gingerbread or something which I LOVED but this one I'm not too crazy about.  
I think this is a new one they came out with this year. I could be wrong but I really love this one too. This is another hard one to describe. 

I purchased the lotion in the A Thousand Wishes scent and loved it so I figured I'd try the candle in hopes that I'd love it just as much! 
Similar situation with the Black Cherry Merlot as the A Thousand Wishes scent except I got this in a hand soap scent not knowing they had a candle and this is my favorite hand soap scent so I HAD to get it in a candle! 
I've heard a lot of youtubers rave about this scent so I figured I'd pick it up to see what the hype was all about and I'm so glad I did. This was on sale since they were getting rid of fall scents and bringing in winter ones but I am definitely buying more of these next year because I love it! 
This scent in Hello Beautiful I'm going to save for spring time because that's what it reminds me of. It's like a mix between fresh and floral. 

Did any of you pick up candles from the sale ? Even if you didn't, what are your favorite scents ? 

Thanks for reading :) 
 
 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ulta Haul: Makeup, Skincare, Haircare

I went into Ulta for 2 things and came out with all of this... Story of my life lol 

I've been loving my DryBar dry shampoo and dey conditioner but I heard the Living Proof dry shampoo was lifeeee so I decided to pick up a travel size plus I got this travel size freebie as a gift with my purchase! 
This is one of the things I actually went into Ilta for lol. These are the under eye gel mask. PTR has gold ones but I heard they dont do anything special they're just like any other ones plus theyre super expensive so I decided to pick these up because ot was only $15 and you get 4 sets. I'm excited to try these. Has anyone tried them before?
The hydrating masks are repurchases. I love hydrating sheet masks and my dry skin needs them lol. These also came with a free gift which is another sheet mask so I thought that was awesome. 
These I purchased based on a recommendation. I posted on Facebook I would be doing a haul and one of the girls said to pick these up, so of course I picked up the 2 nudes from the collection. I actually heard these are dupes for the Too Faced Melted lipsticks so I'll be doing swatches for you in another post!
FI-NA-LLY! I have wanted this bronzer since it came out and I finally purchased it. I seriously cannot wait to try this. I know I'm so late on the bandwagon with this one but I hope it's worth the hype. As a first impression I'm not 100% sure that I'll love it because I noticed it does have some shimmer in it and I like my bronzers to be matte, but we'll have to see!
This was a re-stock. I took this on vacation with me and by the time I got back it was gone. Once I run out of this one I'll have to purchase the full size. I LOVE this body butter.
This is also a restock as I ran out of my kiwi one. I wanted to try a different scent this time and I loveeee mangos so that was an easy decision lol.

I also purchased 2 bath bombs (the second item I went to Ulta for lol). I was debating on getting these or the cupcape bath bomb but these were on sale 2 for $10 and I think the cupcake was $10 alone so I figured I'd get more for my money with this deal. But I definitely want to try to cupcake bath bomb soon!
And lastly I ran out of shampoo and conditoner so I had to pick some up. I have never heard of this brand but the packaging caught my eye and it's sulfate free so I had to pick it up! My hair is dry and damaged which I why I purchased this specific one but they have shampoo and conditioner for all hair types. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sephora & Ulta Travel Haul

If you've seen my previous post, you know I'll be traveling and I've picked up a few necessities I'll need to take with me on the trip! My previous post was the clothing I hauled for the trip and this post is for the cosmetic products I hauled. 


Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer
After seeing Nicole Guerriero and Casey Holmes rave about this foundation, I HAD to get it. They both love full coverage foundations like myself so if it worked for them I'm praying it works for me too! I'm super excited to test this baby out. I wanted something that was full coverage but would last all day through heat with a natural finish (not matte and not completely dewy either). I will definitely have a full review of this after our vaca! I unfortunately had to order this product because they didnt have my shade in stock anywhere near me so I just got it in today. Here's an update with the pictures!


 

 

My birthday gift (6 months late lol)
Soooo my birthday is in January and I JUST got my birthday gift now. A little late, don't you think? But that's the great thing about Sephora, if you haven't had a chance to pick up your birthday gift til months later, they'll still honor it! They usually give two options each year. This year was this Marc Jacobs mini set and there was another choice of a Fresh beauty skin care mini set. I really want that one too, though!

100 Point Perk Hourglass Primer
I love the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer so I figured I'd give this one a go for a little freebie!

Soap and Glory
I've been hearing non-stop about this company so I figured the best way was to try the travel sizes since I'll be traveling and can't take the full sizes with me on a plane. I always love mini sizes to test out because if I don't like it then I don't feel so bad about wasting a ton of product and if I end up loving it then I can purchase the full size eventually when I run out of the travel size. I picked up the scrub and body butter. 

Sun Bum
This is another brand I've heard nothing but good things about. Someone recommended the SunBum chapsticks to me so I had to pick those up. I actually went to Target the one day and they had not one, not two, but THREE trays of them that were completely empty. I was so sad! Then a few days later I went to Ulta and they were stocked! I also wanted to get sunscreen because we'll be outside a lot of the time and have to protect our skin! I used to be the girl with the tanning oil with no SPF what-so-ever but now that I've been into skincare lately I know that SPF is necessary.



NYX Liquid Lipsticks in Satin Ribbon, Baby Doll, and Lace Detail
I've had my eyes on these since they came out and I finally just got around to getting them. They all look SUPER similar in the tube, but I promise they each have different undertones, some slightly darker than others. I know these are pretty popular so I'll have a full review on these after the vaca also to let you all know how the formula is and how they wear.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
I have a bad habit of picking at my face so I'm hoping this helps if I just put it on as a spot treatment at night. 

Hydrating sheet masks
I knew I wanted sheet masks for hydration but I didn't know which ones were good so I kind of just grabbed the first two I saw that said "hydrating" lol. My skin is super sensitive and dry so it needs hydration. I figured I would wear one on the plane there and one on the way back.



What are your must have products when traveling?



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Laura Geller Haul & Review

I've been testing these products out for about 3 weeks now and I've been so anxious to share them with you! Everyone knows Laura Geller's infamous highlighter in Gilded Honey, but they have so many other amazing products than just their highlighters (although I am dying to get my hands on the 2 new ones!) But anyway, here are some more products from the brand that I hope you enjoy reading about :) You can find these products on their website at LauraGeller.com or in Ulta stores or on Ulta's website!

The first product is their Baked Blush-N-Brighten which retails for $28. When I first saw this I thought "oh no, this is NOT going to look good on my fair skin tone". It looked way too dark in the pan, but when I swatched it, ohhhh when I swatched it, I knew I had fallen in love. 
As you can see from the top swatch it is very intense, but the bottom swatch is when it's blended and it has this beautiful sheen to it. It blends out to a nice corally, almost berry shade and I feel like this would be perfect for spring and summer because of the coral undertones but also great for fall and winter because of the berry tones. I also think this would look great on any skintone ranging from fair to deep. Fair skin tones would just have to use minimal product and deep skin tones could build it up. The formula is very pigmented and smooth. It's not patchy like other blushes I've tried. 


 

Next are their Pout Perfection lip liners which retail for $18 a piece. The one on the left is in Nude and the one on the right is Cabernet. They are the ones you have to sharpen which is probably the only downside, but the formula makes up for them! 
For some reason the swatches look a little patchy but I promise you these lip liners are BOMB. I've been using Nude on it's own without anything else on my lips and it's so comfortable and doesn't dry my lips out like a lot of other lip liners. Probably my favorite lip liners hands down. I have a feeling I'm going to love Cabernet for the Summer! 
This is their Waterproof Eyeliner in Caffe Mocha which retails for $20. I don't typically go for brown eyeliners, I'm more of a black eyeliner kind of gal, but I've actually been using this lately and I really like it to smoke out the lower lash line. The smudger on the opposite end is really convenient to smoke it out, too. That way you don't have to dirty another brush and throw it into the pile of brushes you already have to clean. 
Next is the Filter Finish which retails for $32. I honestly had NO hopes for this. I saw the multiple bright colors of green, purple, yellow, and orange and my mind automatically said "nope". I know this year is all about color correcting but I didn't see how this was going to color correct. Luckily that's not the purpose of this product. It's a setting powder to basically give you a "filtered" look. I was so pleasantly surprised with the swatch and now I'm hooked. I personally like using this as a highlighter because I'm so fair, the pearly reflects look stunning as a highlight. I think the setting powder way would look great on skin tones deeper than mine. I've seen this on a bunch of youtubers channels and Instagrams lately so I see this being the next big thing. Definitely worth it in my opinion. 

This is fhe Spackle Treatment Soothing Primer that retails for $32. Honestly this couldn't have come at a more perfect time. My face has been really red lately and using this before applying my foundation has really helped tone down the redness. I have really sensitive skin so this would be perfect for anyone who gets irritated really easily or has rosacea. 
As you can tell in the swatch it has a very prominent green tone to it which helps cancel out redness. I purposefully didn't blend it out all the way but it does blend into your skintone. 


 
These are the Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipsticks that retail for $21 a piece. I love the detailing along the lipstick itself and the packaging feels super luxurious as it is magnetic and pretty heavy. I've actually decided to get rid of all my darker lipsticks because I legit never reach for them. They just don't look that good on my skin tone. The colors are gorgeous, don't get me wrong. I just tend to go for more pinky nudes.


 
This is the Delectable eyeshadow palette in Delicious Shades of Cool. This retails for $45. I think their eyeshadow forms are unique because they're spherical at the top which I find to be a really cool concept. The shadows are VERY pigmented and I love that they have both matte and shimmer shades in this palette. I'm a very light, neutral kind of girl so I stick with the left side of the palette, although the purples and blues are sooo beautiful. I'm just not that daring to dive into them. I also think it's great that it comes with a dual ended brush for on-the-go purposes. 
Last but not least, the infamous highlighters. I've been dying to get my hands on these bad boys and now that I finally have, they came out with 2 new ones! It's sooo hard to keep up with these makeup companies lol. On the right is Ballerina and the left is Gilded Honey. Both stunning, both great formulation. The only complaint I have is the same one everyone else has - the pan size. Each one of these is $26 a piece and the pan size is comparable to that of a MUFE eyeshadow pan. As an eyeshadow, the size is huge. But typically highlighters tend to be larger. I don't tend to run through highlighters all that often because I have so many of them, but the price point for the amount of product you get is what gets to me. Regardless though, they're gorgeous and selling off shelves!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mini Drugstore Haul

So I started to run out of a few of my essential beauty products that I use quite often so I made a quick Walmart run to pick up a few things. 


I restocked on the Loreal Total Repair Damage Erasing Balm, the Hair Skin and Nails gummies and the Simple Micellar Makeup Removing Wipes. The new thing I picked up is the Loreal Lumi Cushion foudation and let me tell you I am sooo excited to test this foundation out. I will be wearing it all this week and updating you with a review on Saturday! So stay tuned for that because I've been seeing this everywhere lately so I'm sure a lot of people want to know whether it's worth the hype. Let me know what questions you have about it so I can answer them in my review :)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Haul

Since the holidays are here that usually means sales are too. So there are a few things I picked up over the past couple weeks here and there from Sephora, Bath and Body Works, MAC, and Victorias Secret that I thought I'd share to inspire people for gifts for others or yourself. (I'm still waiting on my Anastasia order from Cyber Monday)

First is this beauty! The YSL Pur Couture Collection. This baby is $50 but if you got the coupons from Sephora if you're a Rouge it would be $25 off, for VIBs it would be $20 off and for Beauty Insiders it would be $15 off! A really good deal for 4 YSL lipsticks. I was going to purchase just the Le Nu until I sas this baby and I thought to myself that I really dont go through lipsticks all thag often so I'll snag this while I can. I'm almost positive it's sold out online but my Sephora had only 3 left so check your local sephora and ask if they have any in the back. 

This was a 500 point perk at Sephora and I normally dont go for their perks unless theres something great and this, my friend, is great. I cant wait to try all of these!

After this purchase I will never order again from Nordstrom. I got 3 separate packages and it took 4 weeks to get all of my complete order. The first box I got was just samples - super disappointing. The second box was just the lipstick set and the last one I received was finally the Gold Bar highlighter. Forewarning to all of you these are SUPER tiny. Like fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand tiny and STILL have room.  But they're beautiful nonetheless. I'm not entirely impressed with the gold bar packaging. I expected it to be metal and it's more like cardboard. 

A mini haul from Sephora because they were having goodie bags. I wanted the white beautyblender to apply my moisturizers and primers. I had to replenish my KVD tattoo liner and I sampled the MUFE hydrating primer and loved it so I had to pick it up. I also picked up 2 Sephora masks not realizing I got 2 of the same but they're only $6!

This baby is the big kahuna! This has been sold out for weeks and I've been trying to figure out a way to get my hands on it without paying an arm and a leg. Luckily for me someone on Instagram was feeling generous on Thanksgiving and was selling it for less than double the price. That's usually all I ask when purchasing something limited edition. That's my limit. If it's anything over double the price I won't even look at it. But thank you so so much to the wonderful soul that sold me this. 

I have an Angel card with VS and these babies were on sale buy 2 get 2 free and I couldn't oass that up. Good stocking stuffers for others :)

Bath and Body had a one day sale where all 3 wick candles were $12 PLUS you got a free gift that you got to choose as long as it was under $13 so I chose this cute snowflake candle holder.