Collective Haul – Sephora, CVS, Sephora, Target, HauteLook, LUSH

So here is an overdue haul!! The last “haul” I did was back in March, when I did my Arizona haul. I’ve been trying hard to save money and not spend as much, and once the last of my giveaway prizes are bought, I will be putting myself on a spending ban. I’ve got some significant changes happening in the next couple months, and I need to save all the money I can! So here is a collective haul….which means it’s pretty much everything I’ve bought – beauty-wise – in the last 3 months! I do have a small haul I have to film from this past weekend when I was in Indiana for my uncle’s wedding, but then I believe that’s it for hauls for the next few months. So without further adieu, here you go! Let me know if you see anything you’d like me to review!

Makeup/Brushes:

Ulta:
NYX was Buy 2 Get 1 Free
* NYX Runway Collection Palette – Secret World
* NYX For Your Eyes Only Palette – Smokey Eyes
* NYX Runway Collection Palette – Champagne & Caviar
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Cottage Cheese
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Oyster
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Dark Brown
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Baby Blue
* NYX Jumbo Pencil – Pacific
* NYX Lipliner – Hot Red
* NYX Round lipstick – Peach
* NYX Round lipstick – Eros
* NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss – Plush Red

Revlon was also Buy 2 Get 1 Free
* Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Peach
* Revlon Colorburst Lipstick – Soft Nude
* Revlon Matte Shadows in Vintage Lace

Ardell’s were Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
* Individuals – Short flare
* Individuals – Medium flare

* CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion
* Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Eyeliners

CVS:
* Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Eye Pencil – Chocolate Brown
* Milani Liquif’eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil – Black

Sephora:
* Smashbox LashDNA Mascara

Target:
* Sonia Kashuk makeup bag
* Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush

Lucky Vitamin:
* EcoTools 6 piece eye brush set

Walgreens
* EOS Lip balm – 3 pack

Cosmetic Company Store Outlet:
* MAC 165 Brush
* MAC 227 Brush
* MAC Peaches Blush
* MAC Vanilla Pigment

HauteLook: POP Beauty
* Glowbelle blush/highlight palette
* Lid Silver eyeshadow palette

Skincare:

Macy’s:
* Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Target:
* St Ives Hydrating Vitamin E Body Moisturizer

Hair Care:
Target:
* TRESemme Heat Tamer
* TRESemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo

Nail Polish
Walgreens:
* Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure
Ulta:
* Seche Crystal Clear Base Coat

LUSH
Mail Order:
* Honey Hugs Shower Gel
* Mirand Soap sample
* Queen of Hearts soap sample

In Store:
* Happy Blooming bath melt
* Sunny Side bubble bar
* Flosty Gritter bubble bar
* Butterball bath bomb
* Avobath bath bomb
* Floating Island bath melt
* Melting Marshmallow Moments (MMM) bath melt

Quick side not about HauteLook – it’s a website that sells brand name/designer products. Anything from Shoes, clothes, makeup, accessories to baby toys! Click here for an invite to sign up for HauteLook and find some GREAT deals on designer brands!

For more info check out Part 1 (makeup) & 2 (skin/nails/hair/LUSH) of my haul videos below!

Collective Haul – Part 1

And I know I keep saying this, but stay tuned for my 50 subscriber contest! I know I owe you guys, but technical difficulties delayed this contest a little bit. Just waiting on Amazon to ship my last prize and I will be ready to put up my Giveaway video!! 🙂

Everyday Makeup Look for Work, and a quick Giveaway update!

Yet another neutral look I’ve been LOVING lately for work. It’s a neutral smoked out purple/cool brown look, and I pretty much wore it for the entire month of May. Or well, when I actually had time to apply makeup in the morning. The look doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to do, so its doable for work days (unless you’re like me and value the extra 15 minutes of sleep! lol). Otherwise, it was just a quick application of concealer, powder, and mascara.

Makeup used for this video:
* MAC Select Cover-Up in NW25
* MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
* Urban Decay Primer Potion
* MAC Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch
* MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe
* MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch
* Smashbox LashDNA mascara
* Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Latino

Tools used for this TAG:
* Japonesque Kabuki brush
* Sigma SS168 Angled Blush brush
* MAC 239 brush
* MAC 217 brush
* MAC 227 brush
* Sonia Kashuk Crease brush
* MAC 224 brush

Check out the video below:

Now, I know you guys are eager to hear details about my 50 subscriber giveaway, and I’m eager to get that video up! Unfortunately, I ordered a couple things for prizes from Sephora and got an email saying that they were sold out and wouldn’t be able to ship my products. 😦 So I’m in the process of finding a few more things! Thanks for being patient, and sit tight for a little while longer and I will get it all together soon!

TAG: Five Minute Makeup Challenge!

So there’s this challenge going around on YouTube, and I thought it looked like fun! So I went ahead and did it and hope that other people can get around to doing it as well. 🙂 The look I used is a typical look I do for work – if I get around to putting any makeup on. Yes, I go to work without makeup on more often than I do WITH makeup on (What can I say? I’m a girl that values her sleep! The extra 10-15 minutes is more than worth it to me! lol). It’s a neutral look that is an almost barely there sort of neutral. I work for a very conservative company, so I tend to stray away from the bright makeup look. So for those that HAVE seen the video, here’s a list of what I used for this video:

Makeup used for this TAG:
* MAC Select Cover-Up in NW25
* MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
* MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
* MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters
* MAC Eyeshadow in Era
* NYX Chocolate Brown from Smokey Eye Palette
* Covergirl LashBlast Fusion mascara
* Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Latino

Tools used for this TAG:
* Japonesque Kabuki brush
* MAC 239 brush
* MAC 217 brush
* Sonia Kashuk Crease brush
* MAC 224 brush

Check out the video and see how quick I put the look together!

I’ve got lots to put up yet! I have a day-night tutorial coming, a collective haul from things I’ve picked up over the last couple of months (since my trip to AZ), and my May favorites! (It’s June already?!) So stay tuned!!

What’s in my Makeup Bag? Travel Edition!

I know I’m not alone when I’m packing my bags for a trip and have ABSOLUTELY no idea what to bring in my makeup bag. Sometimes I’ll go overboard and bring multiple bags of makeup, but this usually depends on circumstances. For example, when I’m going away with some girl friends for a weekend, if we plan on going out for a night on the town I end up doing everyone’s makeup. This usually results in needing lots of variety in what kind of makeup to bring. Since I had no idea what we would be doing in Arizona, I did just that – brought too much makeup BUT it all fit into 1 bag!

So a list of the products that I showed in my video:

Tools:
~ Tweezerman tweezers
~ MAC 194 Concealer brush
~ Japonesque small detail brush
~ Japonesque medium detail brush
~ EcoTools blush brush
~ Essence of Beauty shadow brush
~ MAC 224 blending brush
~ Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush
~ MAC 217 crease/blending brush
~ MAC 239 flat shader brush
~ Sonia Kashuk angled brush
~ Sonia Kashuk crease brush
~ Japonesque kabuki brush
~ EcoTools retractible kabuki brush
~ Japonesque pencil sharpener
~ Japonesque heated eyelash curler
~ Shu Uemura eyelash curler
~ Pocket mirror (from Old Navy)
~ Tweezerman blotting paper roll

Eyes:
~ NYX Runway Collection – Jazz Night palette
~ MAC “neutrals” quad – All that Glitters, Era, Brule, Woodwinked
~ Clinique Brow Keeper
~ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear (for brows)
~ Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Zero
~ Urban Decay Primer Potion
~ MAC Painterly Paint Pot
~ MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
~ Trucco Eyeshadow in Rootbeer (used for brows)
~ Korres Abyssinia Oil Mascara

Face:
~ Benefit Coralista blush
~ MAC Blot Powder
~ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
~ MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
~ MAC StudioFinish Concealer (NW20)
~ Clinique Bronzer in Sunblushed

Lips:
~ Burt’s Bees lip balm
~ MAC Lipstick in Baroque Boudoir (Special Edition)
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam II
~ MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V
~ MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam VI
~ Sephora lipgloss in Bronzed Beauty
~ C.O. Bigelow lipgloss in Magentamint (found at Bath & Body Works)

These items were NOT shown in this order. I categorized the list by application (face, eyes, lips, etc) so it’d be easier to find!

As soon as the video is done uploading to YouTube, I will make sure to embed it in this post. So check back or click on the link on th sidebar to head over to my channel and take a look at that and a few other videos I’ve posted. 🙂

Now I’m off to bed! Good night, beautiful people!