Over Valentine’s Day weekend I decided to treat myself to some new beauty products. I sometimes pick up an item here or there when I’m at Target, but rarely make the time to hit up Ulta or Sephora for a larger selection. I went to Ulta in search of the perfect gold shimmery eye shadow and a new lipstick, but ended up coming out empty handed. It was a shock. I didn’t see the particular eye shadow color I was looking for and the lipstick I loved was sold out.
So I did what any addict would do in my situation, I went home and ordered everything online. Well, you can imagine what happened. I found the items I was looking for then found a couple others and added them all to my cart. Needless to say I ended up with quite the beauty haul. Also, if you follow me on Instagram then you know I received this huge order in the mail…
Thank goodness for those gift cards left over from Christmas! Here is what I ended up with.
Urban Decay Vice Ltd. Reloaded Eye Palette. I have been dreaming of these colors since they started revealing the shades one by one. See those perfect gold shimmery shades?! The palette is a stunning mix of drama and everyday and fills a void I have in my current eye shadow collection. You get what you pay for because these colors are so pigmented.
NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft Spoken (not pictured). My sister has been raving about this color for weeks so I decided to give it a go. I am not usually all about muted lips and prefer something with a strong color, but this is beautiful. It’s the perfect balance of pink, brown, taupe and nude. This is ideal for days when I am running errands or am wearing a strong eye look.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original. I don’t do the dry shampoo thing all that often, but people rave about this brand so I thought I would give it a go. I think finding the dry shampoo that works for me would help me save some time during the week. I haven’t tried it yet, but love the fact that it’s super affordable.
Too Faced La Crème Drenched Lip Cream in Berry Naughty. I was in love with this lip color in the store and was so happy to be able to find it online. It’s a berry, wine, deep magenta tone. You heard me gushing about this lip color a little while ago too! I love a strong lip and brow and can’t wait to wear this color out. A good lipstick is always worth splurging for and this one is divine.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream. I have never tried a Soap & Glory product before, but this has been raved about by a lot of bloggers. I decided to give it a go and try it out. I have been looking for something that feels more like a luxury than my everyday lotion. The texture of this body butter cream is different and it has a refreshing scent with a deliciously lime smell. I am looking forward to enjoying this product after a bath or when I have a little more time to pamper myself.
Simple Cleansing Wipes. It’s so important to remove your makeup before you start on your skincare routine, so I picked up some wipes to help me keep my skin fresh. I also like to wipe my makeup off before I go out for a run or workout in the evenings after work.
EcoTools Style & Smooth Brush (not pictured). I cut my hair recently to promote healthy growth and now my round brush is too large for blow drying my shorter hair. This brush had great reviews and is vented to help dry your hair faster. So far I am really pleased.
Ulta Romance Creamy Body Wash in Morning Whisper. I am a bar soap gal. I have been for as long as I remember. I like bar soap lathered on a sponge in my shower, but since this was on sale I thought I would try it out. The scent is light and is the perfect way to wake up in the morning.
Real Techniques Shading and Blush Brushes. I love makeup brushes because they really help you get the most out of your makeup and make your products look their best. I have been hearing all sort of rave reviews from the Real Techniques range and so far I am obsessed. I just think when you spend so much money on your products you should invest in the right tools to get the most out of them.
I am not a self proclaimed beauty expert, I just love looking and feeling my best. I wear makeup and use certain products every day, so why not enjoy the little pleasures in life. After all, that is part of my New Year resolutions.
Today I am linking up with Amanda over at Running with Spoons. Be sure to check out her blog for everything delicious.
What is your favorite beauty product?
Have you tried anything new in your beauty routine lately?