Collective Haul: Ulta, Sephora, Target, and Etsy

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I have a problem, I know. But there are so many great things being released, so I have to test them out and tell you guys what is good and what isn't.  I am going to break this down by store, or at least until I get to the drugstore portion. I will also include some first impressions for what I have tried so far.


  • Caolion Hot and Cool Pore Foam Cleansing Duo. I have only had this for a week or so, and I really like it already. It makes my skin feel squeaky clean, but not tight.
Caolion Hot and Cool Pore Foam Cleanser Duo

  • OCC Colour Pencil Essentials x 6 Set
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils

  • Murad Environmental Shield Skin Brightening Set. I ended up getting two of these because they are only $12 and  can see a HUGE difference in my skin. 
Murad Environmental Shield

  • Formula x Patrick Starrr Polish in Lucky Starrr
Formula X Lucky Starr

  • Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Conditioner
  • Kardashian Black Seed Dry Oil. I have used this in conjunction with the dry conditioner and I like them both. My hair feels a lot softer than usual. Plus I like the earthy scent.
Kardashian Beauty Haircare

  • NYX Ombre Blush in Sweet Spring and Mauve Me. These are great blushes! The pigment and formula are nice.
NYX Ombre Blush

NYX Ombre Blush in Sweet Spring

NYX Ombre Blush in Mauve Me

  • NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer. The jury is still out on this one. It has a weird texture. It is very sticky and I can't see where the coverage is anything to brag about.
NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer

  • NYX Lip Lingerie in Baby Doll. Don't waste your time with these. I'll review it in full soon. It isn't a terrible product, but I don't think it would be worth buying.
NYX Lip Lingerie in Baby Doll

  • Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette. I am already obsessed with it. 
Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette

Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette
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  •  Palladio Crushed Metallic Eyeshadow in Stellar and Parallax. These are great! The pigment is good and they have a beautiful shine to them. 
  • Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Colour in Sateen and Jacquard. These are nice, too. They are one of the least drying matte formulas I have tried and the colors are beautiful.
Palladio Beauty
Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color
  • NYX HD Concealer in Green. I like this. I use it before applying my foundation and I can tell it cancels out some of the redness in my face.
NYX HD Concealer

  • Vegas Nay Trio Lashes. I like the way these look, but I had a hard time applying them. But that is only because I don't have the luxury of a sit down vanity. I have to use one hand to hold a mirror. I don't have this problem with my beloved Kiss lashes. 

Vegas Nay Lashes
  • IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara 

  • e.l.f Illuminating Palette. I like this so far. It is nice, budget friendly highlighting palette.
e.l.f Illuminating Palette

  • e.l.f Acne Fighting Foundation in Porcelain. I love this foundation, but the lightest shade was a always a little too dark for me. I was giddy when I saw they make it in porcelain now.
e.l.f Acne Fighting Foundation

  • e.l.f Satin Lipsticks in Touch of Nude and Touch of Berry
e.l.f Satin Lipstick

  • e.l.f eyeshadow brushes. They aren't bad for only $1 a piece.

e.l.f eyeshadow brush

  • Kiss Trio Lashes. These are the easiest lashes to apply! 
  • e.l.f Blending Brush
e.l.f blending brush
  • Rimmel x Kate Moss Nude Collection. I like these. They have a creamy, hydrating feel with nice color payoff. They also have a nice range of nudes to choose from. I bought 42 and 41.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection

  • Wet n Wild Dual Contour Stick. I like this, too. I contour before my foundation now, and this blends out pretty easily.
Wet n Wild Dual Contour Stick

  • Sally Hansen I-Rush Luck Polish
Sally Hansen I-Rush Luck

  • L.A.B Lip Brush

  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush. I really like these. They blend well and have good pigment.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Fantastic Plastic Pink


Swarovski Nail Art Crystals from Etsy

Chrome Nails from Etsy

I also placed an order with Colour Pop and Makeup Geek. And is anyone else obsessed with Etsy, too? You can find some great stuff.

I have an FOTD post using the Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly palette, so stay tuned for that.

See you soon!

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