I promised I would do a haul post of my birthday goodies, and so…here we are! My birthday was just about two weeks ago (flew right by) and I ended up spoiling myself quite well, indeed. This can also be considered a preview of what’s on the horizon; I hope you enjoy!
Ulta had sent out a 20% off coupon sometime in early-mid December, which I used to pick up some bareMinerals goodies I had my eye on. I am very pleased with all of these items so far. I had already tried one of the duos before (the Showstopper duo) and enjoyed it so much I knew I had to try more of the shades.
Zoya had an amazing flash sale and I finally decided to try the Anchor and Armor base and top coats, which I already love. I finally found my dream base and top coat! It made my previous manicure last longer than any other ones I have tried. I plan to buy the full sizes when these run out. It came with a mini of the Hurry Up dry drops and Remove+. I am undecided on both of those so far. I also bought the last two Zoya polishes I had on my wishlist, Charla and Ivanka. I imagine both will be stunning this summer.
Also while at Ulta I found the new Revlon nail polish displays. I picked up Whimsical to compare it to Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air (post coming soon) and a few others.
And, more nail polish. Two shades from the OPI and Nicki Minaj collection and a shade I have had my eye on for a long time, Jade is the New Black. All three are stunning.
And a little bit more of a splurge. My very first taste of Chantecaille. This palette is stunning, I have had it for three weeks and have still managed not to touch it. I really should though, it seems a waste to let it sit there. I also decided on another Burberry shadow, Taupe Brown. My first try of Giorgio Armani blush, this is shade #3, a shimmery peach.
Another first, my very first try of Cle de Peau. This is the Extra Silky lipstick #127 (KarlaSugar has swatches here), and it’s as divine as everyone says. Again, this is a total splurge item and a special occasion purchase because of the very steep price. Full review will be forthcoming.
I have tried the Dior Addict lipstick formula, but this was my first time trying their regular formula. I have three ladies to thank for convincing me I needed this shade (Xiao from Messy Wands, Paris from My Woman Stuff and Larie from Eye Heart It). Incidentally, that’s all the proof you need that the Lipstick Bandits do their job well!
My parents surprised me with a new bag, and I love it! The lavender inside is just gorgeous!
I was stunned when I opened my present! I love my mom and dad! <3
The boy also upped the ante this year with the MK watch I wanted! It’s beautiful, and I have worn it every day. This is the gold oversized runway watch.
My free gift from Sephora and a Physicians Formula gel eyeliner set (it was 75% off at CVS, I couldn’t resist!)
I hope you enjoyed this haul, and look for these reviews in the near future