Thursday, May 22, 2014

Monthly Haul: May Part 1 and Product Review

Hey Beauties,

Im excited cause this is my very first month haul photo! Ive decided that this will be a thing now on my blog that at the end of every month ill be posting what i brought. If i feel like i need to explain an item further ill also do a separate post for it. Ive also decided to split this months haul post's into two parts seeing as i had quite a few lovely ladies ask me to do a blog post on all the stuff i received from canada from one of my lovely friends, so i thought i'd combine the two. The second part will be up next week when I've received everything I've ordered etc. 

So a friend of mine went to Canada a few weeks ago,  anyway i actually won her giveaway a few months ago that how we became friends so of course i asked if she could get me some stuff from Sephora and MAC. Some of the stuff in this haul is actually from the giveaway that i won but half is what i got her to get me. I mainly wanted little kits that had little sized products so i could 'try before i buy' and decide if i wanted to splurge on the full sized product!

Smashbox Try it Kit, Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings, Too Faced Sweetheart Blush, Bareminerals Eyeshadow Quad, Mac Lip Prep and Prime, Mac Satin Finish Lipstick, Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.

Smashbox Try it Kit

L-R, Photo finish Lid Primer, Full Exposure Mascara, Limitless Eyeliner,
 Photo finish Primer, Lip Enhancing Gloss

Ive been lusting after this kit since it first came out and i could never get my hands on it without using a forwarding service! Nether less its now in my possession and I'm a very happy girl! I haven't used all these products just yet so i can't give my opinion fully but i have used the primer once and it made my skin very oily by the end of the day. The mascara is great but I'm not sure i would purchase a full sized product. Im excited to try the Lid Primer and Lip Enhancing Gloss soon as well.

Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings:

Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, Primed & Poreless Primer, Shadow Insurance,
 Better than Sex Mascara

The whole idea of this kit is these are the products beauty bloggers rave about. Ive always wanted to try Primed and Poreless Primer and Shadow Insurance so i thought id get this kit to try them out. Primed and Poreless definitely does not make me pore less if anything it makes my pores look bigger. From face value it looks very similar to Porefessional with the consistency and texture but if anything its nothing like Benefit Porefessional once on the face. Shadow Insurance is amazing although i found it hard to blend eyeshadows once I had put this on because it goes kind of sticky in a way, that being said my eyeshadow didn't budge all day or not. Chocolate Soleil is amazing and i love it! It smells so amazing and is perfect for contouring and last but not least Better than Sex Mascara is amazing, I'm definitely going to be buying the full size once this little one runs out.

Too Faced Sweethearts Blush & BareMinerals Eyeshadow Quad:

Sweethearts blush in 'Candy Glow' and Eyeshadow Quad in 'The Happy Place'

Ahhhh the blush is simply amazing! I mean look at it, its a love heart! It is not only in pretty packaging but its also a pretty colour or colours should i say. The pay off is amazing and it gives you the perfect flushed look, definitely one of my new favourite blushes. Ive also never considered buying BareMinerals before, so when i won this eyeshadow quad in Nicoles giveaway i was glad i could see if BareMinerals is any good. So far its lived up to its expectations, i chose this quad cause i always go for browns and neutral colours so i thought i better step out of my comfort zone. I haven't used this quad full yet although i did do a quick eye with the two top colours when i went out last night, they're all amazing pigmented! I can't wait to try a smokey eye with this quad.

MAC Lip Prep + Primer, Satin Finish Lipstick and Mineralize Skin Finish natural:

Lip Prep+Prime, Satin Finish lipstick in 'Mac Red' and Mineralize Skin Finish natural in 'Light"

The first two on the left were part of my giveaway prize which I'm thankful for otherwise i probably wouldn't of ever tried these products. Im in love with the Lip Prep+Prime, it not only hydrates my lips but keeps my lipstick looking flawless and i also love the Satin Finish lipstick as well, such an amazing colour and ahh i just love it. The MSF is something I've wanted for awhile and even though its in MAC's new packaging which i hate i still do love the product, i use it for setting my concealer and highlighting my under-eye area as well and i love this product, its quickly becoming a holy grail product.

So there you go lovelies there is Part 1 of my monthly haul, which also kind of turned into a review because i know some of these products people are tossing up wether to splurge on them or not, so i hope my thoughts help you decide. 

If there are any products you'd like me to review let me know!

Love always 

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