Next is Revlon’s Sheer Seafoam.
I should’ve realized from the name that it would be completely sheer but it’s so beautiful in the bottle that I didn’t even think about buying it until I got home and swatched it. It’s disappointing because if it wasn’t sheer it would be such a cute summer color!
I got this Revlon one in Blue Lagoon.
I’ve been hunting for light blues all summer and have for the most part been disappointed with the formulas. This one had a pretty chunky formula as well so I don’t know what’s up with these light blues but I’m still hunting.
Lastly from that set, I picked up this pop beauty one in mint magic.
This one is crazy bright! I have plenty of mint polishes but this one is definitely different because it’s so bright as opposed to being a muted or light mint color. The formula though is really bad. It’s gunky and sticky but I’m willing to deal with it because I love the color so much!
I also picked up a few lipsticks. First is this Tarina Tarantino one in Candy Jar.
It’s like this bright candy pink that’s almost reminiscent of an 80’s lipstick shade because it’s got some purple undertones.
I got Mac’s Snob.
I’m so-so on this because it’s pretty unwearable on it’s own unless I’m going out at night and doing a crazy dark smokey eye. During the day it needs to be mixed with something else on top or under it.
Moving along, I jumped on the bandwagon and picked up the new Revlon Whipped foundation but only because I got an awesome $2 coupon.
I got it in Natural tan and it’s pretty much a perfect match because I got so dark from pontooning. I actually like this much better than the normal revlon colorstay foundations because this looks the same and has the same staying power but this feels so much lighter and better on your skin and it doesn’t have that same super fragrant smell.
I also picked up a bunch of random things from Target because I had some really good coupons last month that were going to expire.
I’ve been wanting this cosmetic bag since forever because I love the red and purple stripes.
I also picked up some really random stuff I thought I would share.
I’m trying a different contact solution.
I usually use Target’s Generic one but last year when I bought new contacts my store gave me a sample of this Bio True one and I loved it so much because I remember it being so cool and crisp on my eyes but this bottle seems normal and almost the same as my Target one so I’m going back to Generic.
Since I’ve been doing my nails so much I got some polish remover and an eos balm.
I now remember why I stopped using EOS balms, they’re just inferior to my other balms. They only good thing about them is they’re cute.
And that’s it for my beauty and random stuff haul for July!
I’ve also been collecting outfit and look pictures on my phone for the month of July. I don’t really like to do collective look posts like this but I’ve discovered it’s harder to blog from my phone than I thought. I’ll try to remember what I wore in each set.
I have been switching my nails up so often that I don’t remember what days I wore them so I’m doing a separate post.
I pulled out an old Etude polish I got years ago from Korea.
It’s so cute and the perfect baby pink. The formula though of course is all nasty and thick and sticky now. I actually loved the color so much I went searching for a lip color to match but alas it wasn’t meant to be. Anything I found didn’t translate the same on my lips.
Here’s a quick outfit of the day, typical work wear.
Sears tank | f21 cardi | target belt | skirt unknown
Mufe HD foundation in 125 | Maybellene color tattoo in bad to the bronze | Loreal Volumonous waterproof mascara
Yesterday was a relaxing day so I didn’t do a full outfit shot because I was just wearing a heathery grey t and shorts. But I have been trying to use my makeup more lately so I did a look of the day shot.
Revlon colorstay foundation in Natural tan | Stila shadow in poise | Makeup forever aqua pencil in black | Loreal Volumonious mascara | Mac lipstick in Please me | Mac lipglass in Pink Nouveau.
I think it’s been a decent amount of time since my last haul and I’ve been slowly gathering things here and there. This is all spread up over May and some were purchased by my boyfriend.
First are some clothing and accessories. I got three pairs of shorts this month and a pair of jeans.
I got really good deals on these! The top two shorts were from AE and we got them at 40% off over Memorial day weekend. The bottom pair is a $12 pair from F21 and the jeans were purchased with a 35% off coupon!
I also picked up two bright purses.
I sat on this blue one for a while, since March I think. I never bought it because suede material always scares me because it’s hard to clean but I love the structure and color and I finally gave in!
This neon pink one was a love at first sight. I love how its a play on the classic quilted shape but the material makes it very causal. I’m not quite sure what material this is, it feels like a windbreaker type of fabric if that makes sense.
I also picked up this cute little wallet from Target.
I’ve been lazy lately and I’ve only been using card holders or wristlets but now I want to get back into wallets again so I got this one because my old one is from 2 years ago.
And then I only picked up one piece of jewelry.
I just feel like on my last haul I picked up all the jewelry pieces that I wanted and haven’t been able to find anything I liked more since but this necklace is something I’ve been looking for and I really like that one blingy accent ring. I do wish the sizes didn’t get bigger at the bottom but I compromised because it was only $7.
First I picked up this Dior Blush that I could not get out of my mind.
In the pan it’s the most beautiful pink and right up my alley but apparently it adjusts to you ph and moistures levels so the color looks different on everyone and on me it looks red which I don’t like. I’m still deciding on this one because I love it but I can’t use it if it continues to look red on me. My skin is not light or dark enough to pull off red blush.
I also picked up a blush from the new Hey Sailor Collection.
It is the only thing I got from that collection. I wanted more because I like the limited edition packaging but I’m not really interested in any of the stuff from that collection, only the blushes and bronzers. I wanted a lipstick so badly but of the four released, I only liked the red and orange and I dont need another red or orange. I bought this blush because I’m currently really into very light blushes right now and this one is a really pretty flush on my skin. I didn’t get any bronzers because I was just overwhelmed at how many there were.
I also picked up a NARS eyeshadow duo in Charade.
I really love the purple-taupe color and the soft brown rose color. They’re perfect for everyday wear and I plan to pick up some more duos when I go back.
I also picked up a MUFE rouge artist natural lipstick in 41.
It looks quite bright in the picture but on the lips it’s softer and more muted. These lipsticks are super creamy and comfortable on the lips. I really like the formula so I plan on picking up a few more. I’ve already found a light pink and a hot pink one that I want.
From Target I picked a few beauty and misc. items. I got two brushes, an elf powder brush that I love for foundation and powder products and a Sonia kashuk synthetic buffing brush that I used a coupon for.
The elf one is always a no fail for me and I use it for so many purposes that I picked up another. I probably have 5-6 of them. The Sonia Kashuk one is great for foundation so far. It’s very soft and dense.
I also picked up my first waterproof mascara in a long time.
It’s probably been years since I’ve bought one but lately my lashes have really been bothering me the way one side stays up and one doesn’t so I thought I’d try to see if waterproof will help the droopy side 🙂 So far, I don’t like the way it applies as much as the regular one. I feel like it’s not as volumnizing as the normal one.
Also, Target now has those great BOGOFree deals with some of the salon/ higher end hair products so I picked up this hair mask that I’ve been meaning to try.
I love the smell of it but I’ve only used it once so far so I can’t much say how it performs yet.
And that is all for my very long long haul!
I’ve been painting my nails every 2-3 days because I picked up so much nail polish last month that I’ve barely been able to try them all. In fact I think I’ve only tried 10 or so polishes. Here are some looks I tried in May.
I tried Sinful Colors in Cinderella.
This one was very disappointing. It was super streaky and didn’t have very good coverage at all. I think I did 4 coats there and you can still see my nail beneath it. It also seems kind of sticky in texture which made drying a pain. I probably will search for another baby blue and one without glitter.
I also tried Orly Fantasea.
This one is really pretty because of the purple and pink duochrome but it’s also sheer. This is about 2-3 coats. Maybe the polish would look better with a color underneath.
And lastly I bought my very first holographic polish from Ulta.
I only did one nail and not a very good job but you can see it’s holographic. I didn’t buff my nails well enough so its uneven and that’s where you can see on the nails that it’s not filled in. I will try harder next time but it’s more time consuming than I’m used to. And it’s quite expensive so I will probably not be using this polish everyday.
I know I’ve been hauling like crazy but it just got worse. I’ve been doing so much crazy spring shopping and I’m glad to say I think I’ll be done with crazy hauling after April. I just needed to Spring Shop so badly so I did major damage on this one. I’ll do beauty first because my nail polish hauling has not stopped.
As you know, Sally’s Beauty supply is running their b2go free all month long so everytime I’m near one I have this crazy urge to go look. So of course, I got a few more polishes. First, I got this beautiful rose gold color by Orly.
It doesn’t have quite the flaky metallic look as the other silver polish I got but it looks similar in the bottle and it is definitely a true rose gold color so if you’re looking for rose gold, this is a good one.
Next I picked up this Black shimmery color from the China Glaze Hunger Games collection because I heard that it was a matte color.
It’s crazy beautiful! It’s more of a charcoal and the matte finish over the shimmer is just so different and awesome!
And then I picked up a color from the new China Glaze Prismatic collection in Liquid Crystal.
As you can see, on the nail its not as dark as in the bottle. I’d like it to be a little dark so it has a galaxy type look but I can just sponge on color under. That swatch is about 3 layers.
This week sinful colors are on sale at Walgreens for $1 so of course I stocked up a little. First I got this muted pinky neutral shade in soulmate.
I haven’t tried these on yet so I don’t have a nail swatch.
And then I stopped by Ulta to get a ridge filling base for my nails since they’re not smooth.
I’ve used it once and I feel like it makes my color application worse. It seems like instead of filling in ridges, it makes ridges and my polish goes on super streaky. I don’t know if I’ll be keeping this yet, I want to try it one more time with a different polish brand and color.
Then I picked up one of the sets from last year’s holiday collection.
I mostly got it because I love the white tube lipstick and it was a color I don’t have. I also am currently collection creamsheen lipglosses so that nude is a nice addition.
And last of the beauty related stuff, I picked up lotion and some containers to spread it.
I actually tried that lotion because of a friend and now I’m in love with it! It smells so good, not fruity, not musky, not citrisy. It’s hard to discribe, it’s not a fresh scent either. It might be closer to a floral but seriously, go to your local target and take a sniff and you’ll be in love too!
That’s all I picked up for cosmetics but the month isn’t over yet so I might find myself in another Sally’s before this weekend comes to an end. I also did some shopping at F21 and H&M and picked up a few things.
Now onto accessories. I’ve been loving bracelets lately so I picked up a few here and there. First, I’ve been needing a watch but I actually don’t like watches that much. They’re bulky and I don’t really use them for their purpose since I use my phone for time so I decided I wasn’t going to invest in one (yet.) So I went to Walmart to look for a cheapie $20 gold tone watch to stack and look what I found, something even better!
A $7 stacking piece! It’s not the most beautiful thing on earth but when it’s stacked, it blends in beautifully. I still might invest in a better one in the future because this one is actually too big on my wrist and I want one with a bigger face.
And then I picked up this orange one from Rue21.
I don’t actually like that store because I feel like the clothes are geared towards 13 year olds but every once in a while you find little things like this. And of course since it’s Rue21 it says sexy 🙂
And that’s it for my haul this round. I think I need to make some sort of pact with myself not to shop in May because for the most part I’ve found most of my spring and summer wardrobe needs. I will get a few more pairs of shorts from Hollister and a pair of leather flip flops from there because those are my favorite of each kind. I also am still hunting for a hot pink button down, nude pumps, and suede aqua blue pumps. Wish me luck!
Have you ever had one of those days where you shop all day and you can’t find what you’re looking for? Well, it wasn’t one of those days for me! The other day when I went to run some errands and shop I found everything I was looking for and had been wanting to find.
First, I had been on the hunt for the MAC limited edition Extra Dimension MSF highlighter in Superb that came out early this month and I haven’t been able to get it online. Last week I went to a Macy’s near my work place and of course they were sold out. So shopping morning I called a few Mac stores and they were sold out. One was ordering more so I gave me my name and number to call me when the products came in. I wasn’t able to reach the Macy’s Macs because I called before the store opened. When I went to a Macys at the mall I was at I found it! I was so shocked and happy that I didn’t even bother to look for other products!
The main reason I wanted this was because when the Laura Mercier highlighter came out around Christmas time I wasn’t able to find it anywhere and I wanted it so bad. It’s very similar to this. They both are a rose gold tone highlighter and so when this came out, I had to have it! I’m still considering getting a back up when the other MAC store calls me. It’s so beautiful on the skin, and I think it’ll look even better with a tan!
You can’t believe how long I’ve wanted these items and they’re all pretty inexpensive too!
Also I stopped by Sallys again and my boyfriend bought me some more nail polish because the sale is still going on.
I also picked up this Orly silver in dazzle.
I have other silvers but this one was calling me because it looks like there’s something in there, like chunky silver. I don’t know how to describe it but it does not look like a normal silver.
And then I picked up China Glaze flip flop fantasy.
The color is crazy cute, it’s this bright coral tone pink that I just love but the texture is not great. It’s not a creamy formula, it’s almost matte so it applies really streaky. It took four coats to get it that opaque. This will not be a polish I wear a lot.
And that’s it for my haul. There’s still time in April so I will probably pick up a few more orly’s and China Glazes before the month is up. I just hope they’re better formulated.