Hello again my loves!
I am back again! Twice in one week! Should I go for a third? Anyways, today I wanted to share with you some of the beauty items that I purchased throughout the month of July! Typically I would have done separate haul posts for each trip, however I didn't believe there were enough items to justify separate posts at the time. So instead of giving you all a few short posts, I decided to save up all my beauty buys from this past month and show them to you all at once!
The first item that I bought during July was the Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara. I had heard many good things about this mascara, but I was still skeptical. I have never been a fan of plastic bristled mascara wands because they never seemed to work that well for me. I have always had better luck with a wand that is an actual brush, but I took a chance on this mascara because I had a coupon and I was willing to try it for $4.39. Once I got around to finally trying it, I didn't find myself being blown away by how well it worked. Yes, it did separate my lashes, and yes, it did give my lashes a little extra oomf, but the other mascaras that I prefer do those things as well. This is definitely a great mascara for those who are looking for a great budget mascara, but for me, I would rather pay more for something that I love instead of paying less for something that is just okay in my opinion.
During July I also took my first ever trip to Nordstrom Rack! While there I hightailed it to the beauty section and picked up a couple different things. The first thing that I laid my greedy little palms on was the Essie nail polish in the shade Resort Fling. This was one of the featured items in my July Favorites and I was so happy to find a coral shade on discount because I only ever see them at full price! This particular gem I nabbed for $6.97, so it wasn't a deep discount or anything, but it was just enough to push my hand into buying it. I also picked up an Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in the shade Revolver which is a grey color with a dash of glitter mixed in. My hand is still a little shakey when it comes to apply liquid eyeliner, but I find myself practicing more and more with this. Slowly, but surely I am becoming more comfortable with it.
Another item that I picked up while visiting Nordstrom rack was a Stila Sun Bronzing Powder in the shade 01. I have yet to find a bronzer that i am completely in love with, so whenever I can find a good deal on a bronzer, I tend to grab it and give it a go. This particular bronzer cost $12.97 and I have my fingers crossed that I will love it! It seems so hard for me to find a good bronzer because my skin is so light. It always looks like there is a little too much orange tint in the ones I've tried, but this one looks more brown when I tried it on my hand, so I'm eager to see what it looks like!
The last piece that I picked up while at Nordstrom was a Too Faced Air Buffed BB Cream for $7.97. I believe that this particular line by Too Faced has been discontinued and that is why it was at the Rack, but that didn't deter me in the slightest. I got this in the shade Linen Glow which is a little darker than I normally go, but I think that if I apply it with a gentle hand it will be fine.
On another one of my adventures I ended up at Ulta, TJ Maxx, and Target. I didn't have anything in mind to buy specifically when I went into either of these stores, but I did have a coupon to use at Ulta for a free deluxe size Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner in the color Beyond Brown. As I mentioned in my July Favorites, I have fallen in love with this eyeliner. It is simply one of the best liners I have ever tried! I highly recommend it because it is so easy to apply and if you do make a mistake, just take a Q-tip to the smudge and wipe it away! Everyone should have Q-tips or cotton swabs on their vanity because they are just so handy for smudged mascara, shadow, liner, or picking up extra color from around the lips. I tend to have a little problem with lipstick bleeding into the surrounding area. This happens most with darker hues like the ones that I picked up from Target. I found two Maybelline Color Elixir Iridescents on clearance for $2.98 a piece. The first one I picked up is in shade 520, Pearlescent Peach, and the second one is in the shade 530, Radient Ruby. Since finding these two lip products, I have been reaching for them quite a bit. Pearlescent Peach is perfect for the summer. It has a very light color and adds a gloss to the lips while Radient Ruby is a color I can see myself wearing in the fall. It is dark enough on my skin to give me the perfect dark red lip and it's about time that I found my color! It seems like every red I try is either too bright, or two dark for my liking. But now I have the perfect fall lip product and I couldn't be happier!
The last bits that I found at Target were two Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks. One is in the shade 150, Picadilly Pink, and the other is in shade 450, Berry Rich. Both shades will be perfect for the cooler weather and both are ultra creamy. These will definitely keep my lips moisturized during the cooler months! I can't wait until the weather turns cooler. Don't get me wrong, I love the summer, but autumn is by far my favorite season. I love being able to wear jackets, scarves, boots, sweaters, etc. but not have to bundle up with the hats, mittens, and such.
At TJ Maxx I found two Essie nail polishes in the shades Stones N Roses which is a pink shade and Recessionista which is a plum shade. I thought these would pair well together for the fall, however the pink I could get away with for the summer as well!
The very last thing that I picked up was from an online order from one of Benefit Cosmetics sales. I picked up the Laugh with me Lee Lee eau de toilette when it was marked down to $14.00 with free shipping. I had been wanting this perfume for a few years, but I was never willing to pay the full $36.00 for it. When it went on sale, I pounced and now I'm a happy clam who smells oh so fresh and summery! It's an all around great scent and I don't know what I did without it. It smells so good!
Well, there you have it. I know I rambled at times, but I just wanted to get across my first impressions of the products! My rambles aside, I would love to hear from you all about your recent beauty buys! Did you find some of the same deals as me? What did you think about your recent buys?
Until next time,