Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mini Haul!

Hi everyone! I got a few things yesterday and thought it was the perfect time to do a mini haul. If you guys have read any of my previous post you will know that I am obsessed with Ulta and NYX! And fortunately for me Ulta was having a sale on NYX (along with Almay, Revlon, and Physicians Formula products) so I went online to make a list to pick out what I wanted so that when I got to the store I could get in and out. Plus I always like to make list before I go shopping just so that I can eliminate anything I realize I don't want and to make shopping quick and efficient. Okay, back to the haul! The first thing I picked up was the NYX Xtreme lip cream in strawberry jam. I have been eyeing this color for a while now and every time I see it I think about a lip color that I already have and it seemed to be pretty close to that color. But I decided to go ahead and get it, I was tired of looking at it every time I went into Ulta and debating about buying it. I am so happy that I bought this! It is a beautiful berry color but it isn't one of those super dark berry's that borders the line of aubergine, I think this berry would work for people my skin tone and lighter (my skin tone is the same as the singer Jill Scott). I got a NYX soft matte lip cream in Tokyo (that is the name of the color) this is a lovely soft pink color and I think it might be a little hard to pull off for some people but I am very thankful that I can wear any color it ends looking okay. Both the NYX lip creams were $3.59 (Originally $5.99) and a little tip, you can tell the finish of the NYX lip cream just by looking at the cap. If the cap is glossy then it is the Xtreme lip cream and if the cap is matte it is a soft matte lip cream. Next I got one of NYX's color lip balms in Sukriya, this is a nice sheer classic red ($1.79 on sale, originally $2.99) I love these lip balms, I also have the color in Merci. They are pretty pigmented and true to color but just in a sheer way, They are also incredibly moisturizing. Sometimes I will go to sleep with these on and when I wake up my lips will feel amazing! If you try this please be careful with your sheets and pillowcases. I got the NYX mood lip gloss in sensual ($2.69 on sale, originally $4.49). I love the texture of this particular gloss front the NYX mood collection, I have all of them but one and each one seems to have a different texture. This one is my favorite as far as consistency goes, the color is okay but I must say based on the tube I thought it would get a little darker than it did but it still turned into a pretty light plum. The name is a little deceiving though because the lip gloss doesn't actually change with your mood but instead works with your personal lip chemistry to create the perfect shade for you. But I still love it! And the last thing I picked up is the Love in Rio Trio (I just rhymed or NYX did, either way it makes me smile!) in Sway With Lola. This trio consist of three shimmery colors, baby pink, a soft gold, and a baby blue color. They came off very here when I swatched them but I will try them with primer and my NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk and see how they look then. Since I have spent so much time talking about all of the other stuff I got I will make the rest quick. I was in the Dollar Tree and I saw the next two things I got which is the e.l.f. Professional defining eye brush ( you can get this for a dollar on the e.l.f. website) I am going to use this for applying color to my brow bone. The other thing I got at the Dollar Tree was the Sinful Colors base coat, I need more base coat so I thought why not try this. The thing that I am most excited about is the beauty blender I received in the mail yesterday! I ordered it off of amazon and got here three days early, woohoo! I have seen so many people use this on YouTube and I thought I would try it out to blend concealer and I will be song a review after I try it. If you would like to look at any of the products mentioned in this post I have links for each product below.
Thank you for reading and be beautiful!

Sinful Colors base coat on Walgreen's website

NYX Xtreme lip cream in Strawberry Jam

NYX soft matte lip cream in Tokyo

NYX Love in Rio trio in Sway with Lola

NYX mood lip gloss in Sensual

NYX color lip balm in Sukriya

e.l.f. Essentials Defining Eye Brush

Beauty Blender

Sinful Colors base coat

From Left to Right: NYX soft matte lip cream in Tokyo, NYX Xtreme lip cream in Strawberry Jam, NYX Love in Rio in Sway with Lola, NYX mood lip gloss in Sensual. At the bottom: NYX color lip balm in Sukriya
e.l.f. Essentials defining eye brush, to the left is the beauty blender

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