First thing's first: I need to stop buying things. Second: that's never going to happen. Now that we have that out of the way, let's get on with the haul!
|Revlon Colorstay Overtime Mascara in 'Blackest Black'|
I am a huge fan of drugstore mascaras. I really think that drugstore formulas are quite good and comparable to a lot of more expensive mascaras. I have fairly straight and droopy lashes so I try to focus on lengthening and trying to hold curl. Waterproof mascaras usually are the best with holding curl for droopy lashes. I bought this mascara on a whim because I wanted to try out a new lengthening mascara and I am usually a big fan of Revlon products. I think this is a really great mascara that holds curl for forever and does not flake at all. The brush has normal bristles, which I prefer because I find that a lot of more plastic bristles to poke my eye and whatnot. The brush is quite long, but the bristles are small so they catch every eyelash. It definitely lengthens, but can get a little clumpy.
|Essie Nail Polish in 'A Crewed Interest'|
I've been on a bit of a pastel kick lately, which probably has a lot to do with the weather and the seasons. I've been eyeing this nail polish for a while, but never really thought it was worth it to buy. But the other day...I just jumped the gun and did it. It's a gorgeous pastel, milky peach shade that I think will look gorgeous with a tan. I haven't tried it on my nails yet, so I am not sure how it will look on my skin, but typically peachy shades work well on me. I will have Lacquer Lust posts coming soon with all of these polishes so keep an eye out for those!
|Essie Nail Polish in 'Clambake'|
I have a very love/hate relationship with red nail polishes. I think they look gorgeous on everyone else...but me. I think red on the nails can look really sexy and classic, but I just can't stand it on me. On me, I feel like it looks very mom-like and old. But, I recently realized my love for bright, orange-y reds and decided to give this shade a try. It is a very bright red that definitely leans more to the orange side, so it is a fresh twist on the classic red nail. I think my red nail problem was with blue-toned reds. But now that I've found a shade that I like on me....it may spark a new obsession with red nails for me, who knows!
|Essie Nail Polish in 'Fiji'|
I've seen and heard of this nail polish for years and years and years. Many of my girl friends from home swear by this shade. And recently, I've noticed that ViviannaDoesMakeup on youtube has been raving about this nail polish. However, I never thought I would like it on me. I hate blue-toned shades on me..especially when it's pink. I don't know what came over me the other day, but I just decided to get it. I immediately painted my nails and I fell in love. It's a gorgeous milky, baby pink shade that makes me look super tan and doesn't clash with my yellow undertones. I totally succumb to the hype, I admit it.
|theBalm 'Mary-Lou Manizer' Highlighting Powder|
I have a crazy love for highlighters. I think they look beautiful on everyone and just make every make up look fresher and more radiant. I own a few highlighters, but definitely crave more. I know that Hautelook regularly has theBalm sales, but I never really bought anything from them. I watched a haul a couple months ago that featured this product and instantly was like, "I need this in my life." So, as soon as I realized Hautelook was going to have a theBalm sale...I jumped at this highlighter. I waited about two weeks for it, basically forgetting that I bought it and as soon as it got in the mail, I freaked out. It's a beautiful champagne, gold shade that could definitely be multipurpose as an eyeshadow as well as a highligher. It looks amazing on the cheekbones and definitely looks glowy instead of glittery like a lot of other highlighters. It's got a lot of product in the pan, which is great because I feel like I will never run out. The best part about this product? I got it for $8. Eight. Dollars. STEAL!