Haul, Broken & All – Beauty & Extras

I did do a bit of beauty damage as well but again, a lot of this was with coupons or on sale or both. I stopped by Ulta and picked up some polishes on sale.
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First is my favorite of the set, Neo whimsical from Essie.
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This is the most beautiful muted grey purple pink color I’ve ever seen.

Next is Revlon’s Sheer Seafoam.
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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!

Next I got this cute fall green color in Don’t Mess With OPI.
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It’s quite a nice fall green color and the formula is pretty good. I haven’t worn it besides swatching yet.

Then I picked up this red from Essie in Red Nouveau.
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It’s like a tomato red. I don’t have too many reds so I decided to add this to my collection.

I got this Revlon one in Blue Lagoon.
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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.
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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 these two but I returned the Loreal one on the right because it looks nothing like in the bottle.
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I kept the Essie one in fiji because it’s such a cute light almost white pink color.

And then I found Essie A crewed interest on sale.
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Lastly for nails I picked up these three Nabi ones from a boutique. They’re only $1 each!
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The bright neon green and pink are so cute! I haven’t tried the blue yet but I will soon!

I also picked up a few lipsticks. First is this Tarina Tarantino one in Candy Jar.
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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 picked up another Nars Schiap because I lost my original one and I just couldn’t not have it so I picked up a replacement.
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I got Mac’s Snob.
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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.

I also ordered this Stila Lip Enamel in Giggle from ebay.
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It’s crazy bright pink and I love it!

And then my sister came home from Japan and brought back this super cute baby pink lipstick for me!
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It looks washed out here but in person it’s a true baby pink with coral undertones.

Moving along, I jumped on the bandwagon and picked up the new Revlon Whipped foundation but only because I got an awesome $2 coupon.
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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 picked up a sonial kashuk brush, again with some coupons.
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This one is so unique. I have nothing like it. It’s supposed to be for contouring but I’m using it for highlighting and it works just fine.

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.
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I’ve been wanting this cosmetic bag since forever because I love the red and purple stripes.

I also got these little organizer things from the dollar section at target to organize my chunky rings.
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And some hair clippies.
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I’m always losing these little guys.

I also picked up some really random stuff I thought I would share.

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^these are my HG puffs because they’re sealed completely at the sides so no matter how soaked it gets, it doesn’t expand and come apart. It’s expensive though, $5 for 100.

I’m trying a different contact solution.
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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.

I’ve been buying a lot of studs online to diy shorts.
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I’ve found that 10mms are too small and 12 is ok but I’m going to look for a size up.

I bought a car organizer that turns out to be too big for my trunk but’s ok because I plan to upgrade to SUV soon.
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Since I’ve been doing my nails so much I got some polish remover and an eos balm.
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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.

I picked up this suit case from Marshalls.
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I bought some tweezers from f21 to apply lashes.
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I don’t like this, it feels really flimsy and it’s open too wide so holding them still while putting on lashes is really hard to do.

Picked up some goodies earlier from the Bath and body works sale.
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I got a little makeup baggie from H&M in lime green zebra.
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It’s the prefect size for my purse.

Picked up a beach towel.
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It’s huge so I love it.

My little sister brought me this little blue headband from Japan.
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And finally I picked up this doggie tray from Marshalls so I have a set at my house for my dog when she comes over.
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And that’s it for my beauty and random stuff haul for July!

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[ ♡ ] Recent Purchases – The Hustler’s Smashing Orgasm

Just some recaps. These aren’t actual recent purchases. I got this NARs gloss duo a few days ago but accidently left it in my car and just got it out of the trunk lol . It was frozen but is now thawed sitting in my room.


This is the 3rd one I bought because I just couldn’t resist the great deal ($10.) This one is a duo in Orgasm and Hustler. Orgasm looks exactly as you would think. It’s got that same nudey pink undertone with gold sparkles. It’s very cute. Huslter is a darker gloss in sort of a brownish shade. I haven’t had a chance to really try it out on my lips yet so it might look different than the swatch.


I also got this free Smashbox brush set from Ulta. If you buy over $30 worth of smashbox things, you get three free brushes and a gold pouch. The brushes include: a tiny flat brush, a big eyeshadow brush, and a sharp point blender brush. I really like the blender brush because it puts shadow directly in the crease. So far I’m loving them and free is always a great deal!

♡ PaNhia


[ ♡ ] Swatch Galore!!!

As requested by Karen, here are some more in depth swatches of my Tarte palette and a few extras.

First is the top tier of the shadows. I’ve numbered them for cross reference.



Next is the 2nd part of the top tier, some more shadows.


I also did swatches of the middle tier.


And then I did some quick swatches of the pencil. Here is a shot of what it says. It’s supposed to be long wearing. It doesn’t say anything about being smudge proof.



^as you can see, it smudges like crazy! These are probably not going to be used unless I have some sort of other liner to incase it.

I also did a quick swatch of my smash box quad.


^this is actually one of my favorite buys so far! I love purples. Also these shadows have a thicker creamer consistency than the Tarte shadows.

I wore this yesterday.
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I wore:
-smashbox quad
-NARS mata hari blush
-NARs lipstain in Sayonara
-Sephora kohl liner in brown
– falsies mascara

♡ PaNhia


[ ♡ ] Recent swatches

Sorry about the crazy way the last three posts turned out. I can’t seem to fix it so I’ll try again later. It could just be due to the sheer volume of html and images but here is a more in depth post on some of my sephora buys.

First is my TARTE palette that I love!
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It’s about 6×6 inches. It’s a cute gold box with diagonal stitching on the front and it comes with a necklace attached (not pictured.) The design of the box is attractive but not practical because that front flap is basically what keeps everything together. Theres no other way to secure the box. When you first open the box it looks like this inside:
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The center contains 16 full sized (supposedly) new matte shades. The outside consists of 16 (also supposedly) new shimmer shades. In the picture above, I’ve marked the shadows I really like. Overall the quality of the shadows are good. There is a good selection of color and they’re all pigmented but lasting power even with primer is not extreme. I would say the thing that made me buy this palette and the reason that I continue to like is the shadow variety. It has shades that I love and shades I’m looking for (purples, mauves, purply greys, pinks and different neutrals.) And the size of the shadows are large which is something I always appreciate. I hate trying to dip my brush into small pans.

When you pull it out further, you get two more tiers of makeup.
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The middle tier is the blush and lip tier.
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I haven’t tried the lip glosses yet because I’m waiting on my lip brush to arrive but they’re supposed to be sheer glosses, not lipsticks. The color selection is good though and worth a try. I’m really loving the hot pink. The bronzer and highlighter are also pretty. I’m not a big bronzer girl myself so I don’t have much to compare it to apart from Nars Laguna and BE mineral in warmth. It’s lighter than laguna but very similar. The highlighter is a really pretty gold shimmer infused pink highlighter. It just helps catch a little more light.

The final bottom tier is a set of small (like 3”) eyeliners.
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I swatched a few but didn’t take pictures. They are really creamy and easy to apply and pigmented but smudge easily. I don’t know how often I”ll use them but they’re very pretty to look at if you don’t consider the smudge factor.

Overall a great holiday palette and I’m glad I returned Ulta’s version for this one.

Next are the two lipglosses I got.
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^I mostly boughy the nars one for the dark purple fushia color. It’s really beautiful! The other two shades are similar to eachother but have different consistencies. The Nars one is thicker and sort of piles on as you swatch but the sephora one is thinner and easier to apply.

I also got this lip scrub from Victoria’s secret
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At the bottom is the scrub portion.
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At the top is the balm portion
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I haven’t used this product yet so I will talk about it more when I’ve used it.

And then I took some other snapshots:
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^I transferred my toner into the new sephora pump bottle and it is making smile a little wider every second!

I also cleaned today so I found some containers of makeup I’ve bought within the past 3 months. I kept them because I like organizing my makeup so I was going to leave them for mini organizer boxes if I ever needed them.
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Well, that’s all in my makeup news! I’m still waiting patiently for my orders!

♡ PaNhia