Makeup Hauls – November 2018!

I went a bit crazy this month. And when I say that I did not even receive everything I ordered yet, you will understand why I say that because I already got quite a bit in the mail already! Almost can’t believe there is still more to come.

I am trying to plan out some sort of  low-buy though, so I needed to stock up on things to review. I can always find  an excuse you know! I will get back to you with a low-buy when I figure out when and how, but I think I will try out a low-buy in December to begin with and take it from there.

Anyway, November was high-buy, so here is the stuff I picked up!

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I decided to dive into the Obsession London brand and picked up a few items that looks promising. The palette to the left is “All We Have Is Now”. The two blush palettes are “Mad About Mauve” and “Pinky Promise”, and the highlighter palette is “Dedicated”. The fun looking palette to the right is “If In Doubt Be A Unicorn”. I am guilty of picking up the last one just for the name. But don’t they all looks so pretty though? And this whole bundle just cost me 30£ which is just amazing if these are any good!

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I have been the best customer at Tambeauty lately (the online retailer for Makeup Revolution, Revolution PRO, Obsession London etc). The palettes from the Christmas collection look so beautiful I had to pick up all three of them. First one came last month. This is the Revolution Jewel Collection Eyeshadow Palette “Gilded”, the last one can be found later in this post. I also got the Makeup Revolution The Mascara Revolution. I have heard good things, and I have heard it being compared to one of my drugstore favorites namely L’Oreal Paradise Extatic, so I am excited. I decide to try out the Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded palettes in “Velvet Rose” and “Iconic Division”. I am really happy about how they look, so I am hoping they are decent. The price is incredible 4£!

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Also the Nabla Poison Garden Eyeshadow Palette found it’s way home to me. I love the single pan eyeshadows from Nabla Cosmetics and especially the mattes are so good. I am hoping this one will be good as well.

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OK, I have been picking up new palettes like crazy this month I have to admit that, but Colourpop is so affordable! This is the Oh La La and the Brown Sugar eyeshadow palettes. I really like the size of these small little 9 pans!

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The Bretman X Colourpop collection also tempted me…naturally! I picked up the Lit and the Wet eyeshadow palettes in addition to the two Glitterally Obsessed Body Glitters. I don’t know who Bretman is but he sure can make pretty things together with Colourpop!

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After hearing so many great things about the BH Cosmetics Desert Oasis Palette I finally picked it up. I also got the BH Cosmetics Royal Affair palette but only because I love the Festival palette so much and since this has a similar layout I am hoping it will have a similar formula.

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I also picked up the BH Cosmetics 28 Foil Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. This one I just grabbed because Beautybay had a 3 for 2 offer on BH Cosmetics, and it got good reviews by Temptalia. Not sure how much use I will get out of an all foiled palette, but I guess I have plenty of matte shadows to throw in the mix.

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Something I really can add more of to my collection is glitter. They are excellent to amp up any look, and I really only have a few. So my glitter collection is something I would be very happy to see grow. On top you have The Gypsy Shrine Chunky Unicorn. I just love that it’s called chunky unicorn! And the two gels are Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed in  “Avenue Of The Starts” and “Puffin”. I only picked Puffins because I love them. I actually have spent some field seasons in a bird cliff working a bit with them (biologist), so when I found a glitter with that name off course I had to have it!

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Since I already got the two other ones then I guess I had to pick up the third and last palette from the Jewel collection of Makeup Revolution. This is the Opulent Eyeshadow Palette, with the silver packaging and the more pink toned neutrals. The top row of shadows in these palettes are stunning by the way!

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I also decided to take my chances with a new Morphe palette. I’ve only tried the Jacklyn Hill palette (the big white one) and I really liked that, but the rest of the Morphe palettes never caught my attention (and I don’t think the old ones are good). But I decided to give the Morphe 35M Boss Mood Artistry palette a chance because it’s got some nice interesting shades and not just 35 boring browns.

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I didn’t buy just eyeshadow palettes though. I also got myself a new highlighter. I love the Maybelline Master Chrome highlighters, so I picked up Maybelline Chrome Extreme in “Sandstone” and hope it will become a hit just like the regular Master Chrome Highlighters.

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Some hair care stash from Feelunique. The KMS Add Volume Volumizing Spray is something I decided to pick up after finishing a mini sample. I really like how this gives volume to my hair while making it feel refreshed and almost clean again. The Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Smoothing Lotion Spray is one of my holy grails and I use it after every shower.

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And just one order to try out Obsession London makeup is not enough (how about testing one palette first before ordering 4?…Not my style apparently). This is the Obsession Belle Jordon Palette (top) and Obsession Be Crazy About Palette (bottom). Don’t you think the colorful one looks like so much fun? I did some quick swatches and they can actually be good! Hopefully they will also be good on the eyes.

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Off course, I did get my lipstick bundle from Liveglam. The KissMe Liquid Lipsticks have become one of my favorite formulas (except their darker shades, those are not that great) and I always enjoy getting my subscription bundle. This month we got three brown toned nudes. The shades from left to right are Numero Uno, Most Wanted and Relevant. All very pretty shades!

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The reason why I keep buying way to many palettes can be at least partly blamed on Colourpop. I mean. how can I turn down this?? The Colourpop Chasing Rainbows is a fun addition to my collection, and a proof that Colourpop can go back to be called Colourpop instead of Nudiepop that they were for a while. I want more of palettes like this!

I received no less than 18 eyeshadow palettes this month. 18! That’s crazy. I may have to increase my number of posts to get through reviewing and posting looks with all of these! But I know I will have a lot of fun doing it. The tough question is where to start! I enjoy creating looks and writing reviews after all! But I do have to slow down a bit. I hope to only pick up 3 palettes next month and I will try my best to do so. I do have some more palettes arriving, among them three from Juvia’s Place and one from Violet Voss, so the next monthly haul won’t be a total dud even if I try to reduce my purchases.

I really do need to pick up the Colourpop Salvaje palette and the new Juvia’s Place palette, and there are so many more on my wish list! Any low-buy tips are welcome!

Did you pick up anything exciting this month?

Did I make you feel like you didn’t buy that much after all after seeing this mile long post?

Let me know in the comments!

XOXO

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Makeup Hauls October 2018!

Time for another round up if my latest contributions to my humble (just kidding) collection. A bit late this month since we are half way through November already, but that’s just life sometimes.

I am becoming more and more of a Makeup Revolution fan! Is it just me or has the overall quality of their newer released been higher than it used to be? I have become quite impressed by their products lately. Off course I had to try the new Conceal & Define Foundation and I picked it up in two shades. I was hoping one to be a nice winter shade, and the other one to fit in early spring or late fall when I am not my usual pale self but still not very tanned. Summer is short and I am only very tan for like three weeks anyway. I think I managed to get the right shades for that.

I also picked out a new Conceal & Define Concealer since I am running very low on it, and the same thing goes for the Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation that’s also a repurchase.

The new brand by BeautyBay also released three big palettes (they got some smaller ones now, but when I picked up this they only had three). At first I thought I did not need any of them. They were too big I thought and with too many repetitive shades. But when I saw the reasonable price I had to try “Evolve” and see how it performed. It actually looks beautiful so maybe they are on to something!

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The Redken Frizz Dismiss Smooth Force Lotion Spray is my life saver. I always need this one around in my bathroom so I just keep on buying new ones. I use this almost every day!

I also added Glitter by The Gypsy Shrine in “Chunky Gold” so now I got some new glitter to play with. Glitters can really lift a look to the next level!

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The Huda Beauty Gemstones palette collection is really eye catching. I love that these are small, handy palettes with a colorful story, so I picked up the Emerald Palette. If I like it I am not against picking out some more and I am eyeing Sapphire and maybe Ruby or  Topaz! I have to see if I am happy about the quality first. I’ve tried two Huda Beauty palettes before, Desert Dusk (happy with that one!) and Rose Gold Textured Palette (Horrific!). So I am not willing to buy a whole bunch without trying, but I am putting Emerald to the test now and then we will see.

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And off course this happens every time Colourpop release a palette. I think this “It’s A Princess Thing” palette is really cute, and I love the grown up Disney princesses on the front! i think it looks wearable and cute so I am excited. I am sure I will love the quality of this as I usually do with Colourpop.

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Off course I knew I had to pick up the Norvina palette by Anastasia eventually. So for a 20% discount coupon I decided the time was right. I have to admit I still didn’t have time to use her yet, but soon!

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Lashes are something that needs to be replaced on a regular basis, and I saw my pair of Iconics from House Of Lashes had better days. So I ordered a new pair and picked up the style Midnight Luxe (top) in the same order. Alsways a fan of the House of Lashes false lashes!

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Another order from Makeup Revolution. The Opulence Blush Compact and the Opulence Highlighter Compact both look so beautiful, and high-end if I may add! The Brow Revolution Brow Tint in “Medium Brown” was kind of an error. I though it was a brow gel! I will still give it a try though. I also picked up the Revolution Pro Supreme Pigment Gel Liner in “Silver” to test if they are any good. The skull shaped Liquid Highlighter “Paranormal” was too cute not to pass on, and the Revolution Pro Skin Finish in “Radiance” I picked up because it looked so similar to a limited edition MAC powder that I unfortunately broke ( “By Candlelight” if you are curious). I was lucky because based on memory they look like dupes!

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I like supporting small indie brands and the brand Hello Gregory is at it’s very beginning with a small selection of highlighters and lashes (and an eyeshadow palette coming soon!), So i picked up the highlighters “Seafoam Pearl” and “Unicorn Frosting” along with the false lashes “Athena” and “Aphrodite”.

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And at the end I made yet another Makeup Revolution haul (I tell you I have been impressed by them lately). This years Christmas collection is to die for as well! I picked up the Jewel Collection Deluxe Eyeshadow palette, the Jelly Highlighter “Monumental”, and the three lip toppers in the shades “Luxurious”, Exquisite” and “Fortune”!

Did you pick up anything fun lately? Or did you have a low-buy or even a No–buy in October? I am considering a  month or two of low-buy soon, I just need some time to mentally prepare for it. Will happily receive any low-buy tips!

XOXO

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Makeup and beauty hauls – September 2018!

One of my favorite posts to write. Showing you whats new to my collection and what you can expect seeing some reviews of in the future.

I have been picking up a few new bits and pieces but I think I managed to not go overboard, so I am quite happy!

These Hourglass powders I both ordered in August, but you know, international shipping knows how to take it’s time. But this travel size Hourglass Bronzer and the Hourglass Blush in “Ethereal Glow” finally arrived. I got mine from Cultbeauty. And do you know that they have travel size blushes there too? I think it’s such a great thing to be able to pick up a travel size of a blush for much cheaper. I never go through blushers anyway!

More stuff from Cultbeauty, and more mini’s! Again, being able to pick up a smaller size for much less money is so great! Here is Becca Highlighter in Champagne Pop. I now finally have this iconic product.

The lashes are Huda Beauty lashes in Carmen #9. It took me a while to get use to Huda lashes due to their thick lash-band, but now that I am I really like them.

This palette I just stumbled over on Instagram. I’d never seen it or heard of the palette before, and since it was reasonably priced I decided to pick it up and give it a go. The GLF Cosmetics Princesa Azteca Palette really has both a large selection of neutrals and colors and I am a fan of the selection. Did not get the chance to play with it yet, but eventually I will have a makeup look post and a review post of this. Just be patient, I got a big pile of stuff to review and too little time!

I also needed some basics! The OGX Hair Butter sounded interesting and I always need something to give moisture to my ends. Never tried this, but I have tried some shampoo and conditioners from the brand and have been overall happy with them.

The Human+Kind Shower Mousse Bodywash “Grapefruit Delight” I picked up because it smells divine and I can always use a nice body wash.

I am slowly running out of cleansing balm, and since it takes a while to get here through mail (I usually use K-Beauty cleansers and they are not sold in store in my country) so I picked up the Nivea Eye Makeup Remover in case I run out before the next one arrive. It’s cheap, that’s mainly why I picked it.

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I did not stop picking up some essentials there. I also got e refill of the St.Moriz Fast Self Tanning Foam. I am running low on my other one. Not sure how long I will bother to try maintaining a tan. After all I love north of the wall and don’t really need to be tanned in winter.

The Simple Foaming Cleanser was something I picked up because I have just a few uses left of my current one. Never tried this, and it was so cheap my hopes are not all that high. But hey, if it’s good I did find a nice affordable cleanser so always worth a try!

XHC Revitalising Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner was also a necessary refill. I am running low on shampoo and conditioner so new ones are necessary. These smell like coconut, which I like if it’s a good coconut scent, but hate if it’s too sweet or synthetic. I will have to get back to you on how I feel about this.

KMS Add Volume Hairs Spray is a sample I decided to try. I don’t always get overly excited about hair styling so I love being able to try a sample before buying the real deal. I find it to be such a struggle to try to get through hair styling I don’t like.

The same goes for Tony&Guy Casual Sculpting Powder. I am hoping this will be something to help me if my hair is to flat or greasy. Sort of like a texturing dry shampoo.

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I was very much fond of the MorpheMe brush bundle this month. I really like Morphes Y-series, and I always need more eyeshadow brushes. One can never have too many blending brushes in my opinion.

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Finally, after a long time, my Makeup Revolution parcel arrived. I ordered this in June, but it was returned and they had to send it back. International shipping back and forth does take time, but finally the Soph x Revolution Extra Spice palette found its way home to me together with the lipsticks “Cake” and “Syrup”, two very pretty nudes!

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These three items were sent to me for free from Tambeauty. the reason was that when they tried to resend my order with the Soph x Revolution Extra Spice palette, one of the other items I ordered, a setting spray, was suddenly not legal to send due to new regulations. So they put some extra stuff in my package. The Palette is Obsessions Love Every Shade Eyeshadow Palette, and then I got a Obsessions Liquid Illuminator in the shade “S&X” which looks really pretty, and a Obsessions Lip Effects Gloss. Excited to try these things since the brand is new to me.

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And finally, no month is complete without a Colourpop purchase! I picked up the gorgeous fall palette Good Sport, and the Super Shock Highlighter Palette “Crush On You”. Colourpop always has something new and I really try to keep up at least with their eyeshadow palettes. Their are challenging me for sure, but I love collecting their eyeshadows. They are affordable and one of my favorite formulas. What’s not to love!

Did you pick up anything fun this month?

XOXO

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Makeup and Beauty Hauls – August 2018!

I went into this month fairly confident that I would not pick up too much. After all I still had untouched stuff in my drawers waiting to be reviewed and tested. I promise you, trying out your new stuff takes so much more time when your intention is to finally put out a review of it. I mean, you can’t just put something on your face twice, say “OK, I like this” and then produce a review. Or at least I can’t. I like to take my time. Things need a full wear test, all colors needs to be tested, can I eat with this lipstick and how does this foundation look after 12 hours. You get the point….there is only so much time, and I was quite generous to myself in June and things piled up.

Besides I have been building a roof recently, and spending a lot of my time in the mountains, which means I had my share of bare faced days (which I love too!).

Even though I thought I would not get that much, I kind of did. So some of these are things I picked up in July (or even June, things can easily take 4+ weeks in shipping to Norway), but I still got a decent amount of stuff. Besides I know about everything that’s on it’s way in the mail too.

But before we dive into it, this is just a friendly reminder that if you would like to see a review of something please shout it out it the comments. Things are guaranteed to be reviewed faster if I know there is something that is particularly interesting for you. So don’t be shy, because I want to know what you want to read! Enough rambling, let’s look at all the new stuff!

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Some necessaries first! I am running out of the brow pencil I used for work so I picked up two brow products on sale. The L’Oreal Paradise Pomade in Light Blonde. It’s the only shade they had and not at all my preferred one, but for a very natural and soft look it could work.  It was on sale so it was mostly to try the formula, since it was basically free I didn’t have much to loose. If the color is awful I still get to try the formula to decide if it’s wort picking up my correct shade. The other brow product is a H&M Brow Maker Duo in the shade Ash Brown, and this shade is perfect for everyday wear. It has a pencil in one end and brow gel in the other. So smart!

I also picked up the Ardell Flawless Lashes in 804 because they look beautiful, and the L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Hippie Mascara.

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The September Rose brand is very new to me, and I haven’t tried anything from them before. But when I saw the Slush Eyeshadow Palette I could not resist. It’s big and beautiful with a lot of fun colors. Besides I love testing out indie brands!

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This guy has been on my wish list for so long. I have been waiting for it to come back in stock on Beautylish but it just never happened. I got a bit worried this was disappearing since it’s a limited edition palette, and I had to pick it up from Sephora instead. Natasha Denona has my favorite eyeshadow formula, so even though it’s pricey (to say the least!) to me they are worth it. The Tropic Eyeshadow Palette is therefore a much welcome part in my collection.

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This loose setting powder Guerlain Les Voilettes Translucent Loose Powder Mattifying Veil was something I was lucky enough to get second hand for next to nothing. I love getting makeup second hand because so many people have stuff just laying around that they don’t use, and it’s such a good idea to re-home them. Do you ever buy makeup second hand?

This one is in prime condition and has lots of product left.

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I also got the Guerlain Terracotta Sun in The City Golden Glimmer Powder second hand, and as you can see this is in supreme condition. So much fun to find collection pieces like this, and I am not complaining to get a solid knock-off of the high Guerlain price tag either.

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I’ve been wanting this since it came out, and I finally got around to it and picked up the Anastasia Dream Glowkit.I didn’t realize it had that much glitter in it. Good thing I like to collect because I am not sure how much use I will get out of this. Oh well, shame on me for not swatching it in store, and I have to try it on my face before giving it a final verdict too.

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A small parcel from Zoeava arrived with the Zoeva Cafè Eyeshadow Palette and the Zoeava Bamboo Crease Brush. If you haven’t tried Zoeva brushes or eyeshadows you are missing out! This palette looks so gorgeous and I am particularly drawn to the green in the middle of the top row. So pretty!

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Even though festival season is over, and maybe also the colors are more for spring and summer (Who am I kidding? I use any shade whenever I want, it’s makeup, you can do whatever you want!) I just had to have this in the end. I have been debating it for so long. I had 4 BH Cosmetics palette in the past, and I decluttered 3 because the quality was not exactly what I wanted, but this one has been raved so much about and I eventually gave in. I did swatch it a bit right after I got it, and I am not sad about it though. I can tell just from swatching that this is waaaaay better than those I decluttered.

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As you may know I am constantly working on building up my Juvia’s Place palette collection, and I am adding piece by piece. This month I picked up the Saharan II palette. It’s so much more beautiful than what I’d imagined. I know all Juvia’s Place palettes are good though, for me they just work really well.

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I always make a separate post about my lip bundle form the Liveglam KissMe Liquid Lipstick Subscription, so you can read ll about these shades and how they performed here.

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And off course I picked up the Colourpop X Kathleen Lights Zodiac Collection. Every single piece of it actually. I think everything looks so pretty and I bet I will get a lot of use out of them. Despite not being a fan of the super shock shadow, I actually really light the highlighter version. I am under the impression that they don’t dry out that quick.

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I also picked up three new Morphe brushes through my MorpheMe subscription. A powder brush, a blending brush and a pencil brush. I am currently working on building my brush collection. I always use clean brushes when I do eye makeup, and when I get creative I run through my brushes quickly. So I am trying to build up the collection, and particularly detail eye brushes are something I really fancy.

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Lastly I didn’t plan on buying this at all, but when BeautyBay had a sale The Lunar Beauty Life’s A Drag became a new addition to my palette collection. I kind of with the outside was as pretty as the inside to be honest, and the reason why I didn’t want it in the first place was the cover design. I could not resist a good discount though and the inside (which is always what counts, for both palettes and humans).

I am looking forward to getting to know these products more. Did you get anything exciting in August?

XOXO

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Makeup Hauls of July 2018 – What Did I get?

I got a lot! Much of it was ordered in the month of June, it just takes forever in shipping to get here. But I haven’t been completely innocent in July either, so I have drawer full of goodies I need to test out and review for you. And I am so excited because I really believe I picked up a few gems here and there. So let’s get to it!

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First some skincare items from The Ordinary. I become more and more a fan of this brand the more I try it. Good quality skincare for a wallet friendly price. I picked up the Lactic Acid 10% + HA because I already tried this, enjoyed it, and needed a repurchase because I am almost out. I am also always in need of a good skin moisturizer and decided Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA cream would be suitable to test out. I also picked up two of the Caffeine Solution 5 % + EGCG eye serum. One to keep in my bathroom for my bedtime routine, and one to keep at work for my morning routine (I run to work every morning and get ready there). Finally I also got the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + BA as a hydrating booster. Always feels good to stock up on some skincare!

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All these goodies are from BeautyBay. You probably know by now that I collect the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes and I would like to keep them all one day. I am slowly working my way to my goal and I usually pick up one palette each month lately. This month I got the Saharan, and looks how pretty it is! I picked up the two shades from the Jeffree Star Summer collection that tempted me the most namely “Cherry Wet” and “Coral Fixation”. The MakeupGeek single shadows are “Cocoa Bear” and “Flamethrower”. I love MakeupGeek shadows and like to pick up a shade here and there-

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These Milani Rose Powder Blushes has been around forever, and have probably been on my wish list for just as long. Finally I got around to it. This is the shade “Coral Cove”.

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This Becca Gradient Sunlit Bronzer in the shade “Sunrise Wave” I’ve heard so many good things about. And I do love a glowy bronzer so I decided to give this a go. Besides I want to try more Becca products after falling in love with their Apres Skis Face Palette. So I am happy to add this to my collection!

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For the first time ever I decided to dive into Violet Voss eyeshadows with the Hashtag palette. So many pretty colors, so I can’t wait!

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I am also a big fan of Zoeva and I think the brand is so under rated. I promised myself to pick up more of their face trios because the two I already have are very good. So this small pencil brush and the Sweet Glamour Blush Palette are now a part of my collection.

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Speaking of Jeffree Star, I also got the Blood Sugar Palette (finally!). Look at all the pretty reds! And the packaging is so retro cool!

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And since I was already on the Zoeva website it didn’t hurt to pick up the Artisto Eyeshadow Palette and Artisto Blush Palette. I think these look so stunning, and the Zoeva palettes are so slim and handy to collect!

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Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick have been my favorite liquid lipstick formula for lipstick that dry down completely ever since I picked up my first one around a year ago. I wanted to pick up some of his classic nude shades for everyday wear and got “Celebrity Skin” and “Androgyny”.

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I also added some more Smashbox items to my collection. This brand is really growing on me. From having just a few products from the brand a while ago I have now tried quite a few different things that I really like. I had to get one of the rose highlighters from the Smashbox X Vlada collection. I had my eye on the gold one by this was the only one I could find in store where I live. So the “Prismatic Petal” it is! Very beautiful looking indeed!

I also love love love the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks. They are a serious competitor to the JS ones! So I picked up another shade called “Bawse”. A beautiful red!

The Smashbox Cali Contour was also too pretty to pass on. It looks really good for my skin tone because I think I will get use out of every shade in this palette. And I quite like face palettes now (I didn’t use to before) but I don’t have too many so it actually feels good to get some more face palette options.

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God some essential items too!

The BOMB Cosmetics Strawberry Fields Body Polish I picked up because I had a body scrub from them in another scent that I really really enjoyed! So I was tempted to pick up some more products from them and ended up with this. Would you like to read a review about them?

The Dove Go Fresh Deodorant and Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical are just standard items. We all need deodorants and dry shampoo right?

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One of my favorites things I picked up this month! The Jeffree Star Thirsty palette. Did not have any time to play with this yet, but I did some swathes and those shades in the middle row swatch incredible. Can’t wait to wear them! Also, does not this palette just scream summer?

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I didn’t need any more blushes, especially since I am working and working on hitting pan on one that is never ending. But Tarte had free international shipping and I am weak. Still very happy to add “Blush Bliss Blush Palette” to my collection. Love Tarte blushes anyways!

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As usual I added the Liveglam Kiss Me Liquid Lipsticks for July t my collection. I already have a review out if you want to have a read.

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No month without a Colourpop order right? But who doesn’t love cheap and good. I got the Sol and Mar eyeshadow palettes from their summer collection, together with all the three Ultra Blotted Lips “Vitamin C”, “Soda Pop” and “Ocean Ave”. The blotted lipstick formula is one of my favorites from Colourpop! They looks so flattering and very wearable.

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Also the MorpheMe Brush Subscription arrived, but I exchanged one of the brushed for an eye brush. They send out waaaaay to many contour brushes, and I never use those, but luckily you can exchange them.

I also got the MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in “Whisper of Gilt” and  MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in “Nuanced”. To me MAC will always be this classic iconic brand and I am always happy to collect more of their pieces.

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I did not get all these MAC eyeshadows, but I finally got around to pick up the extra empty palettes and inserts to start organizing and build up my collection a bit. I used to just keep them in two full palettes without inserts but now they are more sorted and looks more tidy. I am thinking about just picking up a new shade here and there and in the end have 60 single pan shades. A bit to go still.

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I liked the first Milani Powder Blush so much that I picked up another shade. This time  in “Blossomtime Rose”. They are just soo pretty!

And Nabla Cosmetics is a band I really really like., so when they came out with cream highlighter and blush in a stick form I had to pick them up. Perfect for summer! The shades are “Surreal” and “Maybe Baby”.

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The Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipsticks are in the shade “Stone” and “Talk is Chic”. I only had one of their lipsticks form before “Berry Me 2” but I wanted to test out the formula properly.

The Makeupgeek eyeshadows are “Jester” and “Wistera”. Again, I am always happy to add some more single pans form Makeupgeek to my collection because they are still some of my favorites!

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The only thing I have ever tried form Inglot is their single pan shadows, but the packaging and colors of the Inglot X Jennifer Lopez collection sucked me in. So two lipstick shades in the colors “Hibiscus” and “Besame”, and the Illuminator Face Eyes Body in “Livin The Highlight” (Yes, I got a loose powder highlight!)

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Then I walked by a L’Oreal sale and this happened! I never intended to pick up the Cherry My Cheri palette, but the discount was very favorable. the Back To Bronze I’ve heard so many good things about, and I swatched the La Vie En Glow highlighter palette and found that the first shade was unique enough to my collection to pick it up. Also I always need a mascara and picked the “Volume Million Lashes”, unfortunately I came home only to discover that it was brown, and you are not allowed to return opened makeup here so I guess I am stuck with eyelashes aka 90’s style for a while. Well, at least I have been there before! It was all at a good discount so I got a lot for my money anyway.

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It was not the only things I picked up from L’Oreal. I snagged thid Life’s A Peach Highlighter and I have been loving it! I also got the Glow Mon Amour Liquid Highlighter. The Lipstick is from H&M own makeup line in the shade “Cream Chestnut”. These lipsticks are so underrated!

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My final purchases made was these splurge items! The hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder in “Brilliant Strobe Light”, and Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter. I better be glowing after this (and I am, they are both tested and loved!).

As you can tell my test out drawer is now filled up, and I have so so much to test, try, play with and review. Luckily I will have plenty of time to do so in August, and I am excited to share some looks and reviews of these things sometime soon!

Did you pick up anything fun in July? Any purchase plant for August?

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Makeup & Beauty Hauls June 2018!

I did shop in June. A lot! But since I live in Norway with the slowest most barbaric shipping service you can imagine (you are lucky to get a package from UK and USA in two weeks). So a lot will arrive in July, but this is what I got so far!

I get the MorpheMe subscription on the regular now, and I think it is a nice way to build a good brush collection. Not sure for how long I will continue, but I want to get a bit more smaller face brushes and a eyeshadow brushes first and then I will see what I do. This month I got some nice face brushes, although I am pretty sure that contour brush won’t get much use. I don’t really use that brushes. But the other two are lovely.

There is always a need for good cleansing balms in my house! The Heimish All Cleam Balm is a repurchase, and the Missha Deep Clear Cleansing Balm is something new and exciting to try out. I go though these really fast especially when I play around making looks for blog posts. So these are much needed.

The House of Lashes in style Noir Fairy Light is new to me, but I usually really like House of Lashes and these looks so pretty!

I have also been loving the NYX Powder Puff lipsticks and picked up two new shades “Group Love” and “Cool Intentions”.

I also have a couple shades of the Maybelline Superstay Ink from before but wanted to test out a darker shade in this formula. If you can’t tell, I am building up some experience for a review here.

The Iconic Light from House of Lashes are so raved about and finally it is my turn to try them. Be prepared to see these in some new looks.

I also got a classic. The MAC Powder Blush “Mocha” and the Estèe Lauder Double Wear Concealer. The last one being a repurchase. Good stuff!

I bought the Soph X Makeup Revolution palette on impulse. If I like it I will probably get the new one as well. It looks pretty, but I have yet to try it.

The bronzer and highlighter duo form I ❤ Makeup is so cute in the gold chocolate packaging. I want to go out and by chocolate now!

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There are always some items from Colourpop in these posts. That’s what you get for being cheap and fun! The Fortune palette is kind of a sister palette to Fame, just prettier (and we wonder why companies mainly focus on warm tones?). I also picked up one of the new bronzer and highlighter duo “Step Right Up”. This is in the lightest shade, and the bronzer will be too light for me in summer, but the highlighter is so so so pretty! I want that other one with a slightly darker bronzer now!

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I picked up two of the new Clarins Water Lips Stains. To be honest I was drawn in by the delicios strawberry vanilla scent, but I also wanted to review these guys. So they are now being thoroughly tested!

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The Benefit World O Blushes travel palette. This beauty I picked up at the airport. I had to get it since it was so small and contained only shades I have been wanting to try for the longest time. Such a great find and I love it already!

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Lethal Cosmetics I a brand I started dipping my toes in recently, and I wanted to get one of their magnetic palette that perfectly fits 12 of their shades. My intention is off course to fill it up, and with these four shades added to the six I already own I am getting pretty close. Should I put together another palette after that? I don’t know yet. But  I can tell you that I really enjoy these shadows!

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And here is Colourpop again. I did have to try out their new No FIlter Foundation, Pressed Powder and Setting Powder. Off course, because who does not want to find cheap base products that work! And these won’t break the bank while you try at least. Really excited to see how they work.

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The NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer has been on my wish list for so long, and finally I could tick it off. And I just randomly added the Maybelline Master Drama Nudes Kohl Pencil in “Taupe” because I am head over heels in love with the one in “Ultra Black” which is the perfect smoky pencil for the darkest water line there is. It is amazing, and I hope this shade will be too!

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Getting my monthly trio of liquid lipsticks from LiveGlam KissMe has become a norm by now. This month I got a trio of gorgeous nudes (with one grey not-so-nude). I do already have a review of these guys with swatches and all here if you would like to read more.

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The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Lipstick “The Queen” is really fit for a proper queen (and if I am not mistaken I believe this was inspired by the queen mother herself). I can’t wait to wear this. This is just my kind of shade to (means I am a queen too right?).

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Since I fell in love with the Ofra Feelin Myself highlighter palette the temptation to pick up another one got to big. So Ofra x Nikki Tutorials Glow Goals is now a part of my highlighter family.

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Finally I picked up the Morphe Brontour in the shade “Celebutante”. This is such a great idea having a bronzer and a contour shade in a nice compact duo like this. Who would knew Morphe would be the one to release this, because I have been wanting something like this for ages!

Even though this already seems like quite a bit, this is not at all everything I got in June. It is only the post service in Norway that really knows how to take their time. So many of the hauls I did in June will be presented in the July hauls post (if I got them that “quick”. I am telling you. Horrible post service!).

But if you want a bit of a spoiler alert I got some palettes from both Jeffree Star and Juvia’s Place on their way, and also the new Sol and Mar palette from Colourpop, so I won’t run out of things to do any time soon!

Did you pick up something nice for yourself in June? Leave a note about it in the comment!

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Makeup hauls in May 2018

Time to collect all the goodies I captured in May! I love seing what other people pick up from the stores so I am hoping some of you will feel the same and enjoy this post. Let me know in the comments if you picked up something nice layely!

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First a little Smashbox! I’ve heard great things about the Always on Liquid Lipsticks from Smashbox and I am not the one to turn down a good liquid lipstick so I picked up the shade “Driver’s Seat”. Let’s just say I will be picking up a few more shades because this one is great! I also wanted to try the Photo Finish Primer Water and got the limited edition So Chill Coconut scent.

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I needed a new eye cram so the Tolymoly Intense Care Gold 24K Snail Eye Cream was one I waas tempted to try. I had no idea that this was a huge 30 ml tube! Let’s say I will have eyecream for a while now!

The brushes are from the MorpheMe brush subscription and this month I got the R1 tapered powder brush, R12 fan brush, and R35 blender. All useful brushes! I was extra excited about the fan brush since I only had a very old and worn out one that needed replacement. And I never get too many blending brushes either!

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I was short on lashes too! So this time I decided to try two new styles. One is the Eylure Exaggerate N 143. I really enjoyed Eylure lashes lately. And the other style is House of Lashes Featherette. A lash brand I am also very pleased with.

I also picked up one more shade of the NYX Powder puff and the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink. I had one of each from before, but wanted to collect a few more shades to be able to review them properly. The Maybelline one is “Poet” and the NYX one is “Puppy Love”.

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Since I decided to start a Looxie eyeshadow collection I figured it was proper to pick up their magnetic palette along with a few shades. Here are Dream On, Deep, Amber, Root Beer and Bubbly. I just started doing some looks with these!

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And no month is complete for me without a Colourpop haul or two. I mean how can you resist good quality for low cost?

I cot the Shayla X Colourpop Perception palette and the newer Fame palette along with the Lux Lipstick “Quickie”, Flexitarian Super Shock Highlighter and the single pan eyeshadow “Bassline” from the festival collection they released in April. Also a complimentary Super Shock Eyeshadow. Both the Super Shock shadow and Flexitarian came broke so I had to repress them. Oh well!

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Also some necessities. I am soon running out of a brow pencil at work, so I need this E.L.F Brow Pencil. Just in case you wonder, I run to work every morning and get ready there. I don’t need a brow pencil for touch-ups. It is for my everyday makeup.

The Maybelline Mater Drama Kohl Pencil you have probably seen mentioned over and over. I am soon to run out of the second pencil, and I had to get this third one as a backup. It is just one of those things I never want to run out of…ever!

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Since I’ve never tried a Ofra higlighter before, I figured this little palette with three of their shades Blissful, Rodeo Drive and Pillow Talk would be a nice place to start to test out their formula. The little palette is handy as well.

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The Nubian 2 finally arrived as well (I ordered it the 11th April! and I got it a couple of days ago). I love Juvia’s Place palettes and I kind of want them all. So it was nice to add another one to my collection. They are usually so much fun to play around with!

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And lastly I received my liquid lipstick subscription from LiveGlam KissMe with these three gorgeous shades!

I have to say I think I did pretty good this month. I am trying (very hard) to not buy more than what I have time to use and review properly. To be honest it piles up from time to time. You can tell my the amount of Throwback Thursday posts I am able to do weather or not my review pile is too big, and I haven’t been too good in that department since March, but I am getting my head over water hear now it feels. I typically review 4 palettes each month, and I only added two new (look at me praising myself for only hoarding moderately). Overall I picked up mostly things I was running out of and needed, and the review pile did not grow any bigger than what I can handle. Yay me!

Did you add something exciting to your collection this month, or are you rocking a low-buy?

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