Spring Drugstore Haul

Good afternoon loves!

Most of you have probably read last weeks post where I showed you all my recent high-end purchases. Since then I’ve been trying to spend a little less monies in the old makeup department, and frankly, some of the best makeup goodies can be found at your local drugstore! That being said, my little sister and I had a bit too much fun at her local CVS this last weekend and these were what we ended up with:

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Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso: I have heard everyone and their dog talk about this gorgeous peach toned blush, so naturally I had to pick one up. After using it once, I can honestly say this is an incredible product. It gives such a nice peach-bronzed glow to the face- perfect for summer!

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent: This is by far the best blotting powder EVER. It works so well to mattify any look, stays all day, and is around $3. Ca-ching.

L’oreal Magic Lumi Primer: Haven’t tested this primer out yet- but I’m hoping it will work well for making my makeup last a little longer. My hunt for the perfect primer continues.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded: I adore the Maybelline Color Tattoos and I figured that this golden tan would be amazing on its own or layered with browns and rose tones during the summer. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I will let you know!

Essie Polish in Hubby for Dessert: This color is a part of their new bridal collection. It is a pale nude with a purple tint, and is absolutely gorgeous on! I have been loving white-toned pastels and this light purple is perfect.

MUA lipliner: This lipliner is in a clear color that is supposed to help all lipsticks from blurring at the edges. I was so excited when I first came across it and it has not disappointed. I wore it for around 6 hours the other day and it truly made my lipstick last SO much longer!

MUA lipstick in Raspberry: Again, wow MUA. This color is to-die-for. A gorgeous bright pink, I am beyond trilled to don this color for fun daytime adventures! It is highly pigmented and its lasting power is off the charts. Overall, I am extr

And that’s all folks! Any up coming post suggestions you’d like from me? I need some inspiration!!

-xobrendykins

 

Spring High-End Makeup Haul

Long time no talk loves!

I have been being very naughty lately- my wallet agrees.

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I’ve been popping into Sephora…wandering the aisles, testing the new goodies, and loving quite a few new products. Take a look…..

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: This spray may have cost me a slight buck or two, however its benefits are out of this world! Not only does it give added texture to first, second or third day hair, but it keeps hair looking clean- just like a dry shampoo. It smells incredible and has not disappointed!

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Coral: I have heard so much about this lip treatments that I had to pick one up to try. I have been loving coral lips lately so this color was an automatic win. I love the color payoff, however the consistency was a bit runny for my taste. I’m wondering if I got a dud or if it’s supposed to be so malleable?

Stila Eyes Are the Window Palette in Spirit: Lust doesn’t even begin to cover how I drool over eyeshadow palettes, and Stila really hit it out of the park with their Eyes Are the Window palette collection. I chose Spirit as it contained the most colors that I didn’t have in my collection yet- more orange toned hues. The rose gold packaging didn’t help either… 😉

Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment: Obsessed. Hook, line, and sinker. This is the most amazing night cream I have ever tried. It is nourishing, moisturizing, rejuvenating, and brightening.

YSL Touche Eclat Concealer: I have a concealer obsession. Do I need another, no. Do I keep buying them, yes. Oh well. I had one of the lovely associates at the Sephora color-match me for a slightly yellow-toned hue for my under-eye area. I am loving this to brighten up my face on those early mornings.

Hourglass Arch Eyebrow Pencil: I have been interested in trying this eyebrow pencil as it is slightly thicker than the Anastasia one I normally use. This pencil is also a waxier consistency. So far I’m enjoying it, but I still think the Anastasia Brow Wiz is my fave!

And that’s it for high-end makeup purchases for a while from me! Have any of you tried these? What are your thoughts??

-xobrendykins

The Body Shop Haul

Hello hello!

Don’t you just love body care products? Soaps, lotions, all the goodies that make your skin soft and smell delicious? Yeah? Me too.

Working in a mall, you tend to walk past all the shops and unfortunately, see all their specials. So, whilst meandering past the Body Shop on my way to pick up some lunch, I saw their ‘buy 4 items get 40% off’ deal and thought I would just pop in.

Pop in I did, and good deals I found.

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Of the four items I purchased, I can honestly say they are all suburb. I would absolutely recommend them all! Annnnd into further detail;

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Body Butter-Mango: A stunner, insanely moisturizing, and smells incredible. This butter keeps my skin soft all through the day.

All-In-One BB Cream: Shade 01, gives light to medium coverage, blends seamlessly, and looks great on days when you don’t want to wear makeup- but still want to look good.

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Tea Tree Body Scrub: Can we just talk about the smell. Oh, my, lord the smell. Absolutely amazing. Light, refreshing, and great for blemished skin.

Body Polisher: Basically, an unrolled loofah. This is perfect for scrubbing those hard to reach places like your back!

What other Body Shop goodies should I try??

-xobrendykins

Fall Makeup Haul

Hey!

As the seasons change, so does our makeup collection. I have had such a fun time shopping around recently for new products that I want to try this season, browsing online and popping into various shops. The makeup world has been putting out some wonderful new goodies that I couldnt wait to try and share with you all! So without further ado here is what I’ve picked up:

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Skincare: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution

*Basically, a high-end toner to unclog pores and medicate problem skin, I havnt tried this out much, but I’ve read some promising reviews. I’ll update you all on how it works!

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Eyes: Naked2 Basics Palette

*Take two on the ever so popular Naked Basics palette, this is a collection of 6 matte shades with the most delightful creamy finish- which I’m already addicted to. I have been loving this palette for eveyday use as its subtle enough to wear during the day but can be pumped up for night!

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Brushes: It Cosmetics Brushes in #105 Blending Crease and #115 in Complexion Perfection

*I adore these brushes! A new add-on to the it Cosmetics range, the bristles on these brushes are insanely soft, move across the face seamlessly, and are quite affordable for a high end brush. The #105 blending brush is comparable to the MAC 217, and dare I say it- might be better!

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Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil in Soft Brown

* The smallest pencil with the biggest bang- this product takes my eyebrows from patchy to runway ready with a few quick strokes. The small pencil gives you the ability to recreate little hairs which is perfect! I have also been loving using this daily!

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Eye lashes: Urban Decay Perversion mascara and Subversion Lash Primer

* These are incredible. Lash-enchancing, lengthening, thickening, and blackest of black. With the use of the primer they give you the false lash effect, and without the primer it gives you a nice black coat that isnt too dramatic but still bold. I am a HUGE fan of the Maybelline Falsies mascara, but this Urban Decay may be my new high-end obsession!

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And that’s it! Have any of you tried these products or would you like to see a review of anything? Let me know- I may be posting a cheeky little tutorial with them soon 😉

-xobrendykins