Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Collective Haul (aka, what I bought the past couple weeks)

Hey all! It’s been a long time since I did a big haul post, but I have collected quite a few times over the past few weeks to show off. Mostly makeup, with a couple extras. Let’s get into it, shall we?

1. Gingerbread Crème Oreos

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These are so delicious it’s insane. It’s like a cinnamon-y, pumpkin-spice-y oreo! Mmmmm…

2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 004 Sandstorm

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Not a surprising addition. You may know by now that this is my favourite powder, and I was majorly running out. I’ve realised that pretty much any of the 5 colours they sell looks fine on my skin, though I preferred the one shade darker than this. It was out of stock, however, and I’ll likely get a little paler with the cooler weather. Plus, that’s what bronzer is for, right? I love the cute crown emblem they’ve started pressing into their powder.

3. Rimmel Waterproof Scandaleyes in Black:

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Because I miss my Urban Decay Big Fatty mascara so much, and this one has a massive brush, I’ve been thinking about giving it a try for a long time, so I finally got it. It’s not bad, and it wears really well, but it doesn’t do much for my lashes’ shape. I’ve never had a mascara that made me feel like my lashes are straight before, but this one certainly does. It looks really sad unless I curl my lashes before hand (something I rarely ever do, usually), though a couple coats of this stuff does lengthen and volumize my lashes really nicely. I just wish I didn’t have to curl them first! Oh well, I guess next time I’ll be going back to my Maybelline mascaras!

4. Bath and Body Works candles in Marshmallow Fireside and Spiced Wreath:

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Yay candles!! I’m really sad that I missed out on the fall scents, but I’m glad I got to take advantage of the winter ones, and on sale too! I split a buy-2-get-2 sale with my best friend, and ended up getting these two scents:

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Marshmallow Fireside, though not my favourite of the B&BW fire-scented candles, is pretty fantastic. My faovurite was probably Vanilla Fireside, but this one is really similar, and it came in the mason-jar size, while the other one only came in the large size. As you would expect, this has a sweet, vanilla-y scent mixed with the smokey smell of a bonfire! Love! I need about a million more of these so that I never run out!

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Spiced Wreath, to me, smells like a winter version of Cider Lane, but a million times better. Cinnamon and spices mixed with other great Christmassy scents that are really hard to pick out, but absolutely perfect for the coming season. I need more of this one too… >_<

5. MAC Amplified Lipstick in St. Germain:

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Been wanting this one for a while now, at least partly because one of my favourite YouTubers (shaaanxo) is obsessed with it! Also, it’s a delicious smelling MAC lipstick, so what’s not to love? It’s a super-shocking, blue-based bright pink, and it’s really scary the first time you put it on, but I’ve pretty much fallen in love with it. Also, it’s an amplified formula lipstick, so it lasts forever, and wears really nicely, too!

6. Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser:

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Bought this because I’ve been wanting an under eye concealers since I realised that mine made my skin look yellow! This is the favourite of a different YouTuber (I think it’s MissTiffanyD?), so I thought I’d give it a go, since most people seem to use high end concealers. I’m liking it so far, though granted, I don’t generally have too much to cover up.

6. INM Out the Door topcoat:

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Massive bottle of polish much? It’s 4 oz! Most bottles are 0.5 oz, like the other OTD bottle I pictured beside my new bottle, just to show you the size difference. This should last me a while, and was only $22 from Nail Polish Canada. Anyway, this is pretty much the best topcoat I’ve found so far, so I’m glad to have (a lot) more.

7. ELF Eyebrow kit in Light:

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While I love my NYX brow pencil, I wanted to try out another brow product, and Shaaanxo, who I mentioned earlier, really likes this one, so I thought I’d give it a go. Unfortunately, the brush it comes with is terrible, and I can’t find my angled brush for some reason, so trying it out properly will have to wait a little while. The colours look to be pretty good for me, though. Swatches:

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The top two are what I currently use: my NYX brow pencil in taupe and Urban Decay’s Naked eye shadow. Below is the gel and powder from the ELF kit. The gel is a little darker, but should be alright, and the powder looks less orange, so that should be good!


And, unless I’ve forgotten something, that’s everything I’ve got lately! Let me know what you think in the comments, and thanks for reading!

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