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!
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!
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-
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”.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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”.
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.
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?
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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!
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!)
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.
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!
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?