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Video: Korea Haul, 2014!

Finally. I asked if anyone wanted a video haul, and a few said sure, so now here we are. I actually filmed and edited an earlier version of this, but decided that the camera was too up in my grillz so I ended up re-shooting allll the footage, because it was just not working out. Anyway, this is a bit longer than I’d like my videos to be, but I find that I actually kind of really like it when hauls are kinda long. (Is that just me?) Enjoy, prs! Follow me: Bloglovin' • Twitter • Instagram • YouTube • Facebook Advertisements

Sephora Birthday Haul

In my last Makeup No Buy post, I mentioned getting a few things for my birthday. The box arrived yesterday, on Saturday, and I’m fairly excited. 🙂 I only got two sets, but there was a fair amount of samples. First up is the Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2, which won out over the Vice 2 palette and the Shattered Face Case, just because a) I have too many eyeshadows, and b) I’ve never tried Urban Decay eyeliners before. I know, right? Anyway, I’ve only play-tested them out, but I’m pretty happy about all of the colors, and the quality. 🙂 Next, I got a Best of BECCA Set, which includes a Beach Tint (Grapefruit), Eye Tint (Baroque), and travel-sized Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal), Resurfacing Primer, and The Ultimate Mascara (Black). I can’t wait to try them out, although Grapefruit is quite similar to Guava, which I already have, and Baroque is super sheer. I got a few samples, too. Squee! There’s the Benefit Birthday Set, which has sample sizes of Watt’s Up! and the …

Of a Kind Haul

I have a love/hate relationship with hauls. On the one hand, I really, really like being nosy and looking at what other people bought. On the other hand, I’m kind of iffy about sharing what I bought. In this case, though, I’m super excited! This is also my way of trying to inject “style” back into this blog. I have a very basic “style,” if you could even call it that. I mean, I really try, but it can be a little off. I’ve gained a bit of weight in the past two years and I’m not really used to my body being this big. But that’s not even the point of this post, because I only bought 1 piece of clothing. So, LOL. Enough about that! Of a Kind was formed in NYC by two ladies, and they basically release “editions” of items that they invite designers of all kinds to create for Of a Kind. There are x “of a kind” of each item, so they are all limited edition, technically. I forgot …

Mini-Hauls: Le Métier de Beauté, Hourglass, Illamasqua, MAC

Here is a collective haul, most of which are items that I will be reviewing for the next few weeks. Since going on the Makeup No Buy a few days ago, I’ve been seriously surveying my “collection” instead of looking for new things to buy. Here, I have things that I haven’t even tried out so much yet because I have such a huge backlog, still. I think that pretty much shows you how much I really needed to go on that ban. I pay for pretty much all of my cosmetics, except for a few sent here and there (trust me, there aren’t a lot of those), and I guess I just wanted my power over my own money back, if that makes any sense. I still do have some items coming to me, purchased before the ban. So it really won’t be so hard, I think. I just can’t purchase anything new for a while, and that’s OK. 🙂 I am iffy about posting hauls, though I do like watching them and reading …

Inadvertent Beauty Bay Haul

So, I got a cardboard case for my Paul & Joe lipstick refill… …and got all these samples. I seriously rolled my eyes at the box I got because it was so huge and I was expecting just a lipstick case. Like, seriously, one tiny thing I could fit into my jeans pocket. But, it turns out, there’s a bunch of other stuff in there. Still, the box was huge but that’s neither here nor there. I have no idea what most of these items are, but quickly, from L-R: Paul & Joe Lipstick Case Mai Couture Blush Papier in Venice Beach — sheets of paper with some sort of blush powder thing that you rub on your face to transfer some of the blush Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion — is this a toner of sorts? Based on experience, facial “lotions” are generally toners. Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap S Factor Color Savvy Balance Booster — Since it says “Intense Color Maintenance” on the back, I’m guessing this is for hair? I don’t …

Mail Time: Too Cool for School Haul

Hello! Here’s another haul. I bought these items about three weeks ago and now they have come into my possession. Off the bat, I am very pleased with my purchases. I have some (color!) items that I have my eye on (again), but I’m holding off purchases right now. Anyway, I bought these products from Korea Depart, and they are a pleasure to do business with! As you may have read in my last post, I found out about Too Cool For School from Wiji of Dandelion Whiskers. I searched high and low for a retailer of this product and found Korea Depart! They carry a lot of Korean brands, too, and have reasonable shipping fees so go take a look. What I got for myself, L-R: Angel Hand Cream in Grapefruit, Dinoplatz Pearl Bay Invasion in Mother of Pearl (this is a luminizer), a Marshmallow Puff (a pretty good Beauty Blender dupe!), and Break Time Lip Tint Balm in Rose Dream. I especially like the Dinoplatz line because of the design and illustrations. Agh, …

ASOS Haul Part 2 + Quick Reviews (Illamasqua I’mperfection Spring 2013)

Incidentally, the second part of my ASOS Haul (first part here) was comprised of Illamasqua products, two of which are part of their newest collection I’mperfection. I’ll talk about them first. The first thing I got was the Illamasqua Blusher Duo in Lover and Hussy (£26), a soft apricot and a candy pink. First impression: this thing is huge and also, I am a blush psycho person. I tried Hussy (candy pink) today, and it was great! It went well with my skin tone and wasn’t overpowering or glaring at all. I kind of wish I got the new Illamasqua blush brush, but my super soft Marionnaud slanted angle blush brush does the trick. I didn’t notice much fading, as most blushes are wont to do, so I am deeply impressed. The next item I got from their I’mperfection collection is the Lipstick in Immodest (£16). Now, I don’t normally wear pinks, but I saw it on Estée (here) and fell in love. I had to have it. Unfortunately, I don’t read properly and failed …