Monday, January 28, 2013

Sephora Haul: NARS, Lancome & LORAC

Hey beauties! I stopped by Sephora twice within the last two weeks and walked out with a few goodies. I haven't had the chance to play with them yet, but I'm super excited!

And here we go! 

Lancome Color Design Infinite in Timeless Taupe. It's gorgeous!

Lancome Color Design Palette in Bronze Amour. I was planning to get Benefit's Cosmetics World Famous Neutrals in Most Glamorous Nudes Ever, but after swatching Benefit's beauty book, I realized the shades in the Lancome palette are very similar, but so much better.

NARS single eyeshadows in Ashes to Ashes and Fez

NARS And God Created the Woman Eye Kit. This kit contains a palette with six gorgeous eyeshadows, an eyeshadow primer, and a brush.

NARS lipstick in Jungle Red. A very nice sales associate was helping me find a red lipstick (she also showed me the kit above) and although it's really out of my comfort zone, my mother-in-law and husband told me to get it because, in their words, "it looked great on me." We'll see! =)

LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre Diamond

And that would be it for my haul. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 21, 2013

First Haul of the Year (Collective)!

Hey beauties! Here are the products that I've purchased since New Year's day:

L'Occitane Hand Cream Confections Set

Urban Decay Naked Basics

Maybelline - Volum' Express Falsies Flared (Waterproof)

Maybelline Color Tattoo - Barely Branded
L'Oreal True Match Crayon Corrector - W1-2-3 (Fair/Light)
Rimmel Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer - 245 Light

Jordana Fabu Liners - black & brown
Wet n Wild - A045 Rose Champagne Glow (from the Fergie CenterStage Collection) 

Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm - 30 Sunny Berry
NYX blush - Mocha
Revlon Photoready Bronzer - Bronzed & Chic 

Kirkland Daily Facial Towlettes

I'm still in the process of testing them out, so I can't say much about them. Let me know if you would like a review of these products though. =)

Non-Beauty Related:
I decided to treat myself with a new wallet for getting straight A's last semester. It's a beautiful wallet, but my husband surprised and spoiled me with a new beautiful handbag and wallet... so this baby is getting stored for a while before I get to use it.

I've been wanting one of these Erin Condren planner for years! Now that I'm back in school and everything, I can finally justify getting one. It's worth every cent!

And that would be it for my haul! I'm hoping this will be one of the last hauls I post for a while since one of my goals this year is to downsize my makeup collection... let's see how long I last!

Thanks for stopping by everyone! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Finished/Tossed/Giveaway Products from November 2012 to the Present

Hello All! I hope life is treating you all well. I've been meaning to post this a while ago, but I haven't had time to resize the images!

Anyway, here are the products that I've used up since November:
- Blink eyedrops
- Clarisonic brush head (deep pore cleansing) - Already using a backup.
- Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence - Amazing stuff  & I already have a backup, but I want to finish up some toners before I use it.
- Shiseido Benefiance Eye Cream - This was just ok for me. I don't plan to repurchase.
- Eminence Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer - Already using my backup.

- MAC Fast Response Eye Cream - Already using my backup. I always use this before eyeshadow application.
- LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter - Using my backup.
- Origins Starting Over Age Erasing Eye Cream w/ Mimosa - Using my backup.

- Nature's Wick: Bonfire Nights
- B&BW: Black Pepper Bergamot

Although I love some of the B&BW candle scents, I only plan on repurchasing the Nature's Wick candles. I just have to finish using all the candles I own first!

- B&BW Candle: White Barn No.2 Chestnut & Clove
- Kirkland Cotton Rounds

- L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream - Love this stuff!
- B&BW Candle: Sandalwood Vanilla

These are the products I've tossed:
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Professional Size) - I was so sad and disappointed when this product dried up on me. =( Because of this, I don't think I'm repurchasing.

- Lip products: Wet N Wild, Rimmel, NYC, & LUSH
- Hard Candy Concealer
The texture of these products weren't the same anymore, so I had no choice but to throw them out.

 These are the products that I've given away to my mother-in-law & co-workers (but mainly to my MIL):
- Hand creams, Vitamin E oil, & Vaseline (this was thrown out, I accidentally placed it in the wrong pile)

 - Exfoliator & Makeup Fix Spray

- a bunch of lip products from various brands - all to my MIL

- cream shadows & ELF blushes - to my MIL

- eyeshadows, powder blush, & cream blushes - to MIL

And that would be it! My main goal was to downsize & get rid some of the stuff I didn't use... My lip drawer looks so much better now! One step at a time, I guess. =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Best of 2012!

Hi there! Happy New Year, everybody! I wish you all a fabulous 2013! =)

Here are my favorite products of 2012:
Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Powder: Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Fondation

Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer

Blush: MAC Immortal Flower

Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

Highlighter: I couldn't pick one: Dior Amber Diamond & MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Eyeshadow Palette: I couldn't decide between the original Naked or Naked 2

Mascara: I'm in love with two: Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara & Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus

Eyelash Curler: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (Perversion)

Brow Gel: Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

Brow Powder: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (Brunette)

Lipsticks: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine (Boy) & YSL Volupte Sheer Candy (#7)

Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

Perfume: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

And that would be it for my 2012 products. Thanks so much for stopping by!