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?

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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!

XOXO

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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?

XOXO

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Makeup & Beauty Hauls – April 2018

I got a thing for single pan eyeshadows and trying out new brands this month. That together with several palettes arriving late (I ordered a lot of them in March but they took 4-6 weeks before they arrived) means that I have a lot of eyeshadows to try out. I need to give myself a break on picking up more so I can try out all these goodies properly. With that said nothing inspires my creativity more than having a new palette to try out, so part of what keeps this blog running is my excitement for creating new looks with something new and exciting.

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I always pick up something from Colourpop. Every single month. They are good, cheap, and release a lot of exciting stuff so I can’t resist putting in a Colourpop order or two. Here is the “Give It To Me Straight” eyeshadow palette together with three of the Lux Lipsticks in the shades Appy, Ghosted and Money Side Up.

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The #MorpheMe brush subscription gave me four new Morphe brushes to my collection. A powder, a small contour, a brow brush and a small crease brush. I still feel that I always need new brushes, especially for the eyes since I tend to go through them like crazy when I get creative and do some makeup looks for fun. Brushes need to be squeaky clean for me to use them you see, so I need my little arsenal of clean brushes for creative moments.

Also, the Nature Republic Himalaya Salt Cleansing Balm is a repurchase. A very necessary one since I go through cleansing balms very quickly. I really like this one because it just melts away my makeup so easily!

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The Juvia’s Place Mini Masquerade I ordered in early March, but the Norwegian post service have been so painfully slow lately, so I didn’t get it until around 4 weeks late. I started to worry it got lost in the mail. but luckily it showed up. It is not really mini though. It is more like reguar size, but compared to Juvia’s Place usualy gigantic pans I guess this is mini. I will never get through a full size Juvia’s Place pan anyway, so it is genious to release a similar palette with smaller pans. I wish they would do that with more of their palettes.

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And yes, another Colourpop Palette fell down in my mailbox. I don’t understand how fast things are happening sometimes, or more correctly; how fast I add palettes to my collection. I also got some fun bright shades in the Lux Lipstick range namely Get a Room and On Display. The single pan shadows from the recent festival collection was also too much fun! Here you see the shades La Playa, Chauffer, Night Show, Feathered, Hop On, Kill Switch. Rascal and Slay-Farer.

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Some more fun pans from Colourpops Festival Collection. Formation, Backstage, Deja Boo, Fault Line, Two To Mango, Comeback Kid and Bratty. Such delicious bright colors!

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Some lashes was also a necessary investment. I picked up the Eylure Definition Lashes 121. This is a repurchase and I used my old pair to bits and pieced through April. The Eylure Party Lashes was a new and fun encounter. I did not realize that they had glitter strips in the lashes before it arrived in my mailbox. I also wanted to test some new lipsticks formulas and picked up the NYX Powder Puff Lippie in the shade “Squad Goals“, and Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in “Seductress“.

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I also got my montly liquid lipstick subscription KissMe From Liveglam. With three new shades nice for spring! Poppy, Soft Mist and Butterfly.

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Since I have become a big fan of Eylure Eyelashes I also ordered this Eylure x Vegas Nay Fiercly Fabulous Lashes from Ebay. I don’t know if they are discontinued or not? I really like them though so I will try to grab myself some more.This style is so beautiful!

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The Latte Palette from Dominique Cosmetics was also a March purchase arriving late. It actually arrived just on the end of April. I am so frustrated about delivery times lately, and I know it is not the fault of the companies I purchase from because I get the shipping note just the day after I order, it is just the post service in Norway that is ridiculous. Anyway, this looks like a beautiful neutral palette that I am excited about. A nice first launch for a brand and I am excited to see what else shows up form the brand in the future.

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Lethal Cosmetics is a new indie brand for me. I just stumbled upon it when someone I follow on Instagram posted about these and I got Intrigued. So I got the Alchemy Collection with 6 interesting shades. I am excited to learn more about these and how they perform. I was a bit surprised by the size, because they look twice as large on their website than what they actually are, but I guess I won’t finish them any time soon anyway so that’s fine. I plan on making some reviews of all the new indie brands I am trying out now, but let me know if something in particular peaks your interest, and the review may appear faster if I know you are eager to read about it.

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Looxi Beauty is another new indie brand that I got recommended in one of Angelica Nyqvist videos (If you like Beauty YouTubers that does fun bright makeup you should see her channel). I got the shades (Left to righ, top to bottom) Limelight, Juice, Omega, Bohemian, Deep, Ruby Reign and Platinum Pink.

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The Last new indie brand I decided to pick up eyeshadow pans from are Devinah Cosmetics. These guys I also picked up based on the recommendations of the same YouTuber that recommended Looxi Beauty. Some fun greens and blues are my weakness and these colors look so gorgeous. They are Odium, LMAO, Acapulco, Paladin, Buddy Blue and Cupid.

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I was running out of my Squalene oil from The Ordinary, and decided to try even more from the brand. The skincare I picked was 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, 100% Plant Derived Squalene and Granactive retionoid 5 % in Squalene. Lets pray for wonders.

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I am still addicted to Juvia’s Place eyeshadows and I think their formula is superb. So The Douce palette had to be mine as well. I don’t know what to say. I just love their palettes, and I hope to collect them all one by one. They make proper colorful palettes which I love! Not just that neutral palette with a simple pop of color. I am not tricking anyone though, I obviously like and purchase those palettes as well.

I have a couple more things on the way, but that has to be saved for a May haul post. But I guess I have enough eyeshadows to play with for a while and to keep me busy. I think next month I need to focus on investing in a few empty palettes because suddenly things started filling up here!

Did you treat yourself with anything exciting this month?

XOXO

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