Tuesday, September 10, 2013

HAUL! Sephora, Amazon & Walgreens

Hey everyone! I know I've mentioned a little while ago that I was going to do another spending ban, but there are some decent sales at Walgreen's right now and I always find something from Sephora, whether it be in-store or online. After my honeymoon is probably when I'll start the spending ban. So, let me show you what I got!

My purchases from Sephora were done on two separate days and the first day I bought the Lorac PRO To Go Eye/Cheek Palette. I saw Emily From Beauty Broadcast talk about this on her Youtube channel, comparing it to Ulta's version of this. Theirs is just eyeshadows. This palette gives you some extras!

You can tell from the first picture that this folds down pretty small and is about an inch or so thick. Once you open it you can see the different eyeshadows, cheek colors and bronzer.

These eyeshadows are gorgeous! They're also completely different that the regular Lorac PRO Palette. The top row of colors are the shimmer ones, and the bottom row is all matte. I think these are great shadows if you want a neutral look without having to bring a massive palette or a bunch of single eyeshadows. 

I love the color of these blushes! The Coral color reminds me a tad bit of the Nars Orgasm blush but without all the shimmer. This blush is still a bit shimmery though, just not as much as the Nars one. The Pink color is matte and it seems like a color that would go well with any skintone. The picture makes the Bronze look lighter than it does in person. I'm a little worried about this because I'm so pale and I don't want it to look muddy on me. I haven't tried anything in this palette yet, but if I like the bronzer, then this is the palette I'll most likely be using for my wedding. It's got basically everything I need! 

I also forgot to mention that the day I bought this, you got a Stila Lip Glaze deluxe sample in the color Kitten with a $25 purchase. I forgot to picture it, sorry!

Now the second time I went because I had renewed my VIB status with a previous purchase, so I had a 10% off coupon to use. I only have a Sephora inside JCPenny near me, so they don't have as much of a selection as a regular store. I did find a few goodies though!

I've been dying to try the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows since they came out. I had originally wanted the color Diamond Dog, which is a dark brown color with white-gold sparkle. They didn't have it, so I went with Zodiac, which is a smoky black with blue-green shift and blue-green 3-D sparkle. I actually used this today, and holy cow is it amazing! This is one of the most intense eyeshadows I've tried and the color payoff is nuts. I barely had to tap my brush in the product, it's that good. I definitely want to get more, and I'm keeping my eye out for Diamond Dog!

I've also been wanting to try one of Stila's eyeshadow palettes for ages! Originally, I had wanted the one that had more neutrals in it, but I always hear that it's very similar to the Naked Palette from Urban Decay. I already have both of them, so I went with this In The Moment Eyeshadow Palette. I've been loving purples lately and these shades look lovely. There are still some neutral browns and whatnot, which is fine. I'm a neutral girl if I had to pick between that or color. I'm excited to play around with this!

I was watching one of Melissa's, or Melmphs on Youtube, videos and she was doing a video on setting sprays. This Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish Spray made it to her top three, and literally right after I watched the video, I ordered this off of Amazon. I had heard of Skindinavia setting sprays before, since they do the Urban Decay Setting Sprays, but I had never tried them. I figured since I'm getting married, and it's an outdoor wedding, I'll need my makeup to stay put and my skin to stay matte. I have yet to try this as I am waiting til my wedding to use it, but I may do a review on it afterwards and see if it lives up to the 16 hour wear claim!

A sale started at Walgreen's this week where certain Wet N' Wild products were on sale. It kinda might not make sense, but products that were $3.99 were $3, products that were $2.99 were $2, and products that were $1.99 were only $1. Also the Wet N' Wild Fergie Collection was 25% off. Hope that all made sense! Anyways, I was hoping to look for the newest limited edition eyeshadow trio collection called Tough Girl, and I saw them in a corner on a shelf. Honestly, if I wasn't looking hard enough, I'd have missed them. The limited edition trios I got were Zero Dark Fifty and Soldiers in Charms. These palettes have also been seen in packages with a mascara. My Walgreen's did not have those, just the trios. They have a trio with browns that look amazing, but sadly, I did not find that one. 

I also picked up the much talked about Walking on Eggshells trio. Everyone and their mom talks about this, but I didn't have it in my collection, so now I can test it out and see what all the hype is about! These trios usually cost $2.99 each, so like I said above, these were dropped down to $2. Not a bad deal if you ask me!

I finally got to pick up the Coloricon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana. I can't tell you how many times I looked at this and passed it up. With the current sale bring this down to $3, I figured I'd give it a try. It does look very light to be a bronzer, but with my skin being so pale, it just might work for me. If not, I may use it as a face powder or highlight.

Then I picked up the Fergie To Reflect Shimmer Palette. There's no name for the color, but it's the lightest one that I plan on using as a highlight or a shimmery eyeshadow color. The other ones I saw looked brown and more like bronzers with shimmer to them. With the 25% off sale for the Fergie line, this cost me $4.49. This typically retails for $5.99.

Last but not least, I purchased some mascaras. I swear, I'm a mascara junkie! I can't get enough, and I'm on a mission to find my Holy Grail mascara. It hasn't been easy, I tell ya! Anyways, the green tube is the Mega Protein Mascara in Very Black. This little baby only cost me $1! If I end up not liking it, it's no big deal honestly. 

The purple tube is the Mega Length Waterproof Mascara in Very Black. I have to admit, when I looked at the package to write down the name here, I didn't realize I had gotten the waterproof one. I haven't used waterproof mascara in a very, very long time mainly because it's hard to remove and I'm just not a fan. Anyways, this cost me $2, and I will still try it out, probably for my wedding since I'll probably be crying and look like an ugly mess.

Well, that's everything! Sorry if this post is super long, I tend to go on tangents when I'm talking about things, especially things I like! 

Have you tried any of these products? If not, does anything appeal to you?


  1. Reserve Your Cabana is my favorite highligher. Emily Noel (Beauty Broadcast) got me to purchase it lol. Walking on Eggshells is also wonderful! Great haul Katy! :)


    1. Thanks Natalie! Emily sure does have quite the effect on people buying things lol

  2. Wow, you got some great stuff! A lot of the things you got are on my wishlist :)


    1. Oh I hope you'll buy what's on your wishlist soon! :)

  3. Woooo what an awesome haul!! :D I love going to Sephora! ^-^

    (I found you on the blog hop, and am now following!!)


    1. Thank you! :)

      And thanks a bunch for following along :)

  4. I love neutrals, so I'm really liking that Lorac Pro palette. =0) Sephora is such a dangerous place for my wallet!
    Now following via GFC and bloglovin.

    1. It's a beautiful palette! I wore some of the colors to work the other day and it looked great!

      Thank you for following along! Love the blog hop you have, so I've been following you for a while :)

  5. I've still never gone shopping at Sephora, but I know it's a store I'd like. We just don't have one around here.

    Thank you for linking up to Super Sunday Sync. :)

    1. Try to order online! I don't have a big Sephora near me, so I typically order from their site :)

  6. I just discovered your blog and really like it! The haul is amazing and I'm jealous of all the great things you got! Let me know if you'd like to follow each other!



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