Makeup Hauls – March 2019!

I missed writing this post in February. The reason was that I didn’t get anything in February. The things I ordered didn’t arrive until March. To be fair I had things I ordered way back in December and January that did not arrive until March. So finally, here is some stuff I have collected over the past three months!

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This package with Makeup Revolution highlighters was sent back and forth. I made this order in December and I was happy to finally see it arrive. I got the Glow Revolution Time Set Glow Spray and the Revolution PRO Supreme Highlighter “Ice”. I already have this trio in another shade and I love it! I wanted a version with more cooler shades, and I already know I love the formula. Plus it’s super affordable.

The two single compacts are the Revolution Pro Skin Finish in Opalescent (top) and Luminescence (bottom). I actually bought the last one sometime last year. I swatched it and I thought it was really promising, but while I was carrying a pile of makeup to put in my drawers I lost it on the ground and it shattered. So I did not have time to even use it once. I really liked how it swatcehed so I picked it up again now.

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I also went for one of those BYOP palette offers from Colourpop! It’s such a fantastic deal when they make this offers, and perfect for me since I am working on expanding my makeup single shadow collection. I will for sure pick up more BYOP in the future but I actually think I may have to wait until they release more shades, because I don’t think they have enough shades that I don’t already have in my collection to build another palette. But I LOVE the shades in this one though! So many yummy, pretty colors!

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I have been wanting to the The Balm Take Home The Bronze for quite some time. I have heard so many good things about it! I grabbed it by accident while I picked up the L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara (one of my faves!) together with this super cute tubs of lip balm and lip scrub from BOMB Cosmetics. Aren’t they the cutest?

And yes! The Gypsy Shrine Glitter on top is also a new addition to my glitter collection (which I also work on growing).

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Off course there is always more Colourpop incoming. The It’s My Pleasure palette is so much more pretty in real life than what I though it would be from the pictures on the website. That’s always a nice surprise off course! I am slightly getting addicted to the Glitterally Obsessed glitter pastes, and I picked up the shades Star Part, Disco Lady and Dream About Me.

I also picked up the lilac and teal shade from their new mascara line! I just love that they brought out a whole bunch of fun colored mascaras!

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I am so sad that this is limited edition, because the beautiful Sonia Zarine Palette by Blush Tribe was sold out even before it came to me. So I am struggling to decide if I should do looks and possibly a review with it either way. I am really hoping they will ring this back so I can smack out a review upon next launch, but the vibe I got was that this would be a one time only stock. So sad, but I am lucky to have such a pretty palette though!

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I also got a whole bunch of goodies (mainly from Maybelline). I was lucky enough to find the Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil on sale! It’s my favorite pencil and I got three (which still cost less than one at regular price!). I also wanted to try the Maybelline Snapscara and Maybelline 24 H Superstay foundation because I ahve heard good things about both. The loose powder, Maybelline Master Fix, I just picked up on impulse, but I hope it will work as an under eye setting powder. The two glitters are from H&M own beauty line, and the L’Oreal liquid liner was something I found at heavy discount (it’s a bronze shade).

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I also needed to stock up on some lashes. I was wearing out my last pair, so I picked up a few different styles from House Of Lashes. At this moment they have my favorite lashes.

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This was also something I just grabbed on impulse. I was not really supposed to buy highlighters this month, but how could I resist this Dior Backstage Flow Face Palette? It’s just so chic and pretty!

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This is maybe the palette I have been the most excited about in a long time! Just looking at all these colors make me happy! This is the BeautyBay EYN Brights Matte palette. I can’t wait to dig into this!

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The last thing I received by the end of this month was this little bundle of single eyeshadows from Looxie Beauty! These give me spring vibes!

I am trying to build a larger single pan collection so I aim to pick up a few every month from the brands I like to collect (like Colourpop, Makeupgeek, Looxie and Lethal Cosmetics) and possibly try a few more!

Did you pick up anything fun lately?

I have to say I did not do as well on my low buy as I was hoping. I managed to only (I am using the work only loosely here) buy 4 eyeshadow palettes as planned, but I bought no less than 4 highlighters and one highlighter palette (some yet to be presented in Aprils haul post) even though I planned to buy none. So I did not really do too well. I have a weakness for highlighters what can I say!

For April I won’t limit my purchases in any way. I think they will limit themselves because we will be too busy moving, and there are so many expenses linked to a move so I don’t think I will pick up that much in April anyway. But wish me luck either way!

XOXO

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Makeup Hauls – January 2019

I have been good this month! My goal was to buy no more than 4 eyeshadow palettes, and I manged to buy just 3! I know that probably seem crazy to many people that I consider 3 to be little, but after all I need 4 palettes a month to keep this blog running as it does now with one palette review every week. Now, I can off course just change that as I please but I really enjoy testing trying and reviewing new palettes.

But enough chatting, lets see what I picked up!

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First of all I got a whole bunch of new brushes. But all of these were for free! Or, not exactly free, but since I am subscribed to the LiveGlam KissMe Liquid Lipstick subscription and the MorpheMe subscription service I get some bonus points that can be exchanged for products. The selection of products you can exchange your points for are absolutely dreadful, but you can get some brushes, so I picked out these. I really like the Y-series from Morphe so most of them are from that line.

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And since the postal services in Norway are just as dreadful as the bonus point exchange items from Liveglam I did not receive my KissMe liquid lipsticks for December until the middle of January, and off course I got my January bundle as well. The same day actually. I think they look so stunning! That red metallic and the bright red are to die for!

The brushes are from the MorpheMe December bundle. This one also arrived way to late (thank you Posten Norge for not having enough employees). I am starting to think I have collected enough brushes lately, and the only thing I am really in need of still are some good eye brushes, especially detail brushes. I don’t know for how long I will continue the MorpheMe subscription. It is a fantastic way to collect and try a nice variety of brushes without breaking the bank, but I must have close to 30 or 40 face brushes by now.

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And I got my first Blush Tribe orders! I got the colorful Manuza palette and I am loving what I see. I mean look at all those gorgeous blues! I feel so inspired just by looking at this.

I also got 6 stunning duochrome pigments. I am thinking I should pair them with the Manuza palettes for some looks. I am very excited about all of these, and off course super excited to test out this brand for the first time. I have heard nothing but good things about Blush Tribe so I am already convinced I will like these products, but I would off course have to try them to figure it out. Swatches are impressive, so my hopes are high.

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I also got another Nabla eyeshadow palette. This is the Soul Blooming palette. It looks so pretty for spring! This one (along with the Blush Tribe orders) I picked up in December, so this is not a part of my January purchases (speaking of it, I just received one of the orders I placed in January, thanks again Posten Norge).

I know I showed you that I picked up the Nabla Poison Garden a while back. I still did not get the chance to use it. I am working my way through the huge pile of palettes I picked up in November (it was 18 if I remember correctly) and I am being super busy at the moment so I am not able to work my way through more than one or two palettes a week! But just be patient. Every single palette I show you here will eventually be reviewed. I just refuse the fact that I am busy to alter the quality of my reviews. I will not review a palette until I have tried every single shade on my eyes with different looks. With small palettes I can get away with doing 4 looks and still using every shade up to a few times, but with bigger palettes I need 8 or maybe 10 looks to try everything properly so everything takes a bit of time.

The reason why I am being so busy? We are moving houses! We now live very close to the center of the city (or most of you would call it town since it’s about 75 000 inhabitants, but in Norway that’s a big city). Now we are moving to the countryside where we have a lot of space and our own land and we can go straight out the door and be on out way up one of the most spectacular mountains in the area. Plus we are going to have chickens! I am so excited, but it means I am super busy fixing the old house and preparing it for sale while putting everything into boxes. The list just goes on. But I am also very excited because I will get my own room dedicated for my makeup because there is so much space in the old farm house. I can’t wait to show you that once it’s done.

OK, enough rambling, lets get on with the hauls! I am just too excited.

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No month goes by without a Colourpop order. Here is the Cremé De La Cremé highlighter palette that I already did a review of (I know, super fast on this one), and the Rendezvous Eyeshadow palette which looks sooo pretty, and the lippie is the Ultra Blottet Lip In Halo Effect. This order was also placed in December.

And now, we can talk about the things I actually picked up in January and not just all the orders that arrive way too late!

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The very pretty Salvaje eyeshadow palette and the Dream Sequence Super Shock Highlighter palette. I also wanted the Sweet Nothings palette that was released together with the Rendezvous palette, but it has disappeared from the website. I am a bit confused because they were only there for a short moment and now they are gone. Really keeping my fingers crossed they bring it back, but I guess I have enough eyeshadows to play with for now.

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I also got this stunning stunning Becca Ocean Jewels Highlighter palette. I swear the formula on these highlighters are better than their usual formula. Super intense and pigmented and just so gorgeous. The packaging is really something else too. It was a limited edition item, and I found it on sale so I am afraid it’s about to disappear, but I am happy I snagged this before it’s gone because it’s absolutely fantastic highlighters.

The brushes are from my MorpheMe January subscription.

The two other palettes I ordered this month was the Blush Tribe Sonia Zarine palette, and Colourpops Through My Eyes palette. I hope they will arrive any day soon now, but they have to wait until February to be in a hauls post because this train has left the station.

As for continuing to reduce my purchases (I call it reduce instead of low-buy because it’s crazy calling one palette a week a low-buy) I will keep the same strategy through February regarding eyeshadow palettes. I can buy four, but preferably less. I also want to limit my purchases in some other areas, so I will not buy any highlighters, lip products or blushes in February. That also includes my lipstick subscription.

Wish me luck, because I probably need it!

Did you pick up anything nice in January? And what are your favorite trick to reduce buying makeup? Would love to get some tips in the comments!

XOXO

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December 2018 Haul!

Or actually, this is not a December haul. Because everything I ordered in December haven’t arrived yet due to postal services being so awfully slow here around Christmas time, or around black Friday, or anytime really. Point being, except one little thing I picked up in store I didn’t get any of my December hauls yet. But I did get a few things I ordered in November, so we will have some new stuff to go through anyway.

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So this is everything I added to my collection in December. Only pretty things off course, but this looks very modest compared to my November haul which I recommend reading if you 1.Like makeup porn or 2.needs a confirmation that I am not sane. Because I did some serious hauling that month!

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My Violet Voss Flamingo palette finally arrived (I think I ordered it in October actually). I fell in love with the looks of it since it was released and I aaaalmost made an order from Sephora because ages before it reached Europe. But I forgot about it, and thought I didn’t really need it. Until I found it on sale at BeautyBay! Now I am very happy I picked it up. It’s so fun and summery. In other words perfect for the season right!

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The Juvia’s Place Serafino blush is a gorgeous peach blush. It’s so pigmented but blends nicely on the face. I have really been loving this! The Balm Mary Dew Manizer was the only thing I picked up in store. I do love the powder version so I decided to give this liquid one a try. It looks very similar to the original, just a bit more subtle.

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This beautiful Mary Kay blush was a Christmas gift from a friend. I just think the pattern is so lovely I barely want to use it, but it’s a gorgeous color! A toned down peach with a satin finish. So lovely!

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And last but not least came some contributions to my Juvia’s Place collection! When I get my December order I will have all the palettes except the Warrior II. So my mission of collecting all Juvia’s Place palettes are soon completed. These palettes have such an amazing formula and the quality is so consistent! Not to mention all the gorgeous color stories. Forever a big time fan of Juvia’s Place palettes and I am so happy to have the Festival Palette, The Afrique Palette and the Nubian Palette in my collection.

Did you pick up something fun this month? Or are you doing a low-buy as a new years resolution? I am going to try to not pick up as many palettes, but it’s so hard!

Also, please add me on Instagram if you haven’t. I would love to see you there too!

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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