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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Haul

Hello Lovelies,

I apologize for this short hiatus. I've been a little busy around the holiday with life and work, and on top of that I've been feeling sick also so I didn't have the energy to work on my blog.

Perhaps went a little crazy over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals but no regrets, I'm super pleased with what I was able to get my greedy hands on and still save a few bucks.

Urban Decay Haul

I was able to get the Electric palette for $28.00 and the 24-7 liquid eyeliner in Revolver for $8.00, with free shipping, free Black Velvet travel size, and free samples. 
I almost didn't get the palette but the reviews were good and with the discount too good to miss out. 

Tarte Haul

Tarte had 25% off their website on Black Friday. I ordered the chic to cheek deluxe Amazonian clay blush set ($26.25). Unfortunately, it is limited edition and now sold out on their website. In order to get free shipping, lol, I decided to grab the Amazonian clay waterproof 12-hour concealer in the shade light ($16.50).

My Beauty Addiction Haul

I can't remember how much the discount was for Black Friday but I recently discovered this Indie makeup company and I really like the lip color selection and pigmentation so I ordered a few more colors: Taupuccino, Pink-A-Boo, and Another Brick In The Wall. More swatches to follow when I get a chance...
They also included a free eyeshadow sample in the shade Karma, which is a very pretty purple with a slight silvery sheen to it. 

Sedona Lace Haul

The best deal they have is no doubt on Black Friday. Everything was 50% off. I ordered two of their Brow Spoolie Duo EB17. The reason I wanted this was because it's the only brow brush I was able to find that had a wider flat surface to make filling brows quicker.
I also decided to give a try with their gel liners. I got the shade: Gypsy, White Wedding, and Enchantress.

Sigma Beauty Haul

The only thing I got was the Precision 3DHD brush ($19 + free shipping) with the pink handle. I was debating to get the Kabuki 3DHD but decided to pass on it. What's interesting about this brush is the shape. It's flat and tapered on 2 sides. This will be good for applying concealer under the eye area and contouring the nose.

NYX Cosmetics Haul

NYX had 40% off deals and free shipping with order $25 and up....I couldn't pass that up either.

Missha Haul

Missha had a 40% off deal and of course I couldn't let this one slide either. The deal is still going till 12-28.

TJ Maxx Haul

Ok so this has nothing to do with Black Friday and Cyber monday but just wanted to let you know that I was able to find Deborah Lippmann nail polishes at my local TJ for $6.99 each! I couldn't believe my eyes and grabbed 4 of them. Also found this Kat Von D Foiled liquid lipstick in the shade Adora for $5.99! 

That's it for my haul! And hopefully, I won't need to do another one for a while...Which deal did you take advantage of during Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

Monday, December 8, 2014

OPI Comet In The Sky and Snowglobetrotter

Well hello there! I didn't realized I've been gone this long already. I have been really busy with work and working on some decorative, semi-crafty holiday projects. I just can't go crafty all the way. I'm not that hardcore and I don't have that much patience but I probably would give it a try if it is worth the time. I am almost done with my holiday projects. Definitely will have to share some pictures with you cause I'm quite pleased with the stuff I managed to I put together. I haven't done holiday decorating in a few years so I kind of went a little crazy. Thank goodness many of the supplies I picked up where on sale but still...I probably could've gotten myself some extra Christmas presents with the amount I spent.

Anyhoo...It's getting late and I probably should get some sleep soon so with no further ado, here are the swatches of a couple new OPI polishes that just released. I got these from Ulta.

Comet in the Sky looks just mesmerizing in the bottle but the sad thing is that it doesn't look as vibrant on the nail. I had to fish a bit for the iridescent galaxy colored glitters. It also has some matte black glitters in it. Frankly, I would've preferred that they didn't include the black glitters. They just get in the way. On the swatches, I have it layered over L'Oreal Berry Nice and used a clear top coat. I probably should've used a toothpick or something to position the glitters where I want them. They look messy on the swatches.

Snowglobetrotter has different size glitters from white to iridescent blueish green glitter in a clear base, which I found a little thick but still easy to work with and picks up a pretty good amount of glitters. I have it layered over Sparitual Undercurrent and topped with a clear top coat. I probably should've layered it over a red nail polish but it still looks wintry and fun.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Orly Mirrorball

Sorry guys! Nail polish spam coming through, just cause I've been hauling them left and right lately :p

Mirrorball is the one that got away the first time I found the collection in store but luckily for me I was able to find it at another Sally Beauty store.
It is part of Orly's Holiday Collection 2014. It has fine silver holo pigments and some small silver holo glitters. There's definitely a linear holo but it's quite subtle under artificial light. I've yet to see how it looks under bright sunlight. It has a slightly thicker consistency but I didn't have any trouble working with it. It's a bit sheer so on its own you'll need 3 coats for opacity. Hmm, I really wish the rainbow was more vibrant like it appears in the bottle.

China Glaze Loco-Motive

You may still be able to find this on clearance at Sally Beauty. Loco-Motive was launched not long ago during their fall collection. It's a a sheer base with dark grey glitters and warm red glitters. Formula is a little thin but easy to work with and picks up a good amount of glitters. I didn't have any issues distributing the glitters evenly. On the swatches below, I have Loco-Motive layered on top of L'Oreal Berry Nice, which is a jelly dark plum.

Nail Sugar Sweet Tooth

So the cool thing about this nail polish is that it comes with a light. Well, that wasn't the reason why I bought it. I always make sure I have proper lighting whenever I do my nails so a nail polish that comes with a flash light isn't a necessity for me. I just liked what I saw inside the bottle.

I purchased this Nail Sugar polish from Sally Beauty supply. Sweet Tooth has a sheer shimmery bluish pink duochrome effect with small blue glitters. On the swatches, I have one coat over Zoya Marina and a clear top coat. The formula was neither thick or thin and fairly easy to work with an spread the glitters evenly.

Essie Sable Collar

Sable Collar is a deep smoked burgundy with subtle red shimmers. I just love that little hint of sheen. The formula was neither thick or thin. You can get opaque coverage in 2 coats but I think it looks better and more even with a 3rd coat. It's such a rich dark color with just the right amount of shimmer and mystery to it. I love it! It's much prettier in person. I picked it up at Nordstrom Rack but also spotted it at TJ Maxx as well.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Collective Haul...A little bit of everything

Here's a random haul from a few different stores with items I picked up within the past couple of weeks.

I'm so glad that we now have a Nordstrom Rack in town and I finally got a chance to check it out. I was in a bit of a hurry at the time so I only got to check out the beauty section. I picked up this Essie Nail polish in the shade Sable Collar and Urban Decay nail polish in addiction.

From Sally Beauty Supply:

  • Out the Door top coat ($4.99) 
  • China Glaze Loco-Motive ($3.29). Found this at the clearance section. 
  • Orly Mirrorball ($6.79). I found this at another Sally store. It is part of their 2014 holiday collection. 
  • Orly nail lacquer remover (free with purchase of an Orly nail polish)
  • A twizzer ($0.99)

From Ulta:
  • Essence All About Sunrise Eyeshadow palette ($4.99). I was intrigued by this new palette from Essence. Just thought I had to try it. 
  • Essence Effect Nail Polish Glitz & Glam ($2.99). Another cute glittery shimmery nail polish for me to play with. 
  • OPI Comet in the Sky (2 for $16.00). This is from their new Holiday collection with Gwen Stefani.  
  • OPI Snowglobetrotter

Burlington Coat Factory Haul:

  • Ciate Tree Trinket set ($14.99). How cute is this set?!! Each of these mini glitter polishes come inside a clear ornament. Perfect for stocking stuffers. 
  • Tres Chic Collection Bag Hanger ($6.99). I thought it was so pretty and figure I should get one to give away as gift and keep another one for my greedy self, lol. 
  • Tres Chic Collection Bling Pen ($6.99). This was the last one that they had on display. I was pretty disappointed cause I wanted one for myself too. 
  • ELF crystal eyeshadow brush ($1.99). It's super cute and so affordable. It's dense and just the right size for eyeshadow application. 

Rue 21 haul:
  • 2 Rolls of Nail Foil ($3.99)
  • 3 Pack Nail Art Wheel ($6.99)
  • Pink Ice Multi (2 for $5.00)
  • Pink Ice Multi Dark

Alright...that's it for now. Will have more to show once I receive my Black Friday goodies.

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