Monday, November 2, 2015

Anybody For A Haul Post?

Happy, happy Monday to you all.

Now that time has been put back right, I'm getting better sleep. Well, more sleep. On Saturday night, anyway. Was up until 5am this morning - don't ask. But I do have your haul post that I promised and it's a long one so let's get to it.

I don't do these often anymore mainly because I feel a bit guilty spending the money when no money is coming in. But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do when it comes to the new hotness. Or, in this haul's case, not so new hotness that I just stumbled over.

In case you're wondering, I did not get all of this from one place in a single trip. This first set of pictures is the first haul from Walgreens and CVS.

At Walgreens, I found these limited edition shadow palettes from Wet-n-Wild.

The special display had apparently been there for a while because it was pretty well picked over. I got the ones containing colors I thought I might use. 

Then I went looking at the usual Wet-n-Wild display and found this little beauty.

After hearing such good things about this palette, I've been searching for it and now it's finally mine. 

Walgreens is where I also picked up the Maybelline Fit Me face products as well as that lip gloss in the interesting packaging.

You'll recall I used all of these in my last FOTD post. I was impressed with how they wore so I will definitely be reaching for these again.

Compared to what I got from Walgreens, my CVS purchase was minimal - especially considering everything was from ELF.

The display at my CVS isn't all that large - just an end cap display with the barest minimum of products. But these are products I don't have and the eyeshadows have been sold out on the ELF site for a long time now.

The next haul took place between Walgreens (again) and Kroger. I did a lot better at taking pics of this one.

From Walgreens, I got all those pencils - mostly eyeliners. I've heard a lot of good things about Jordana products. I own a number of lip glosses and lipsticks by Jordana and they are some of my favorites so I thought I'd try out some of their other products.

All told, I got...

Two straight up eyeliner pencils in white and black.

A liquid eyeliner in a blackened brown that I think I might be more likely to use for practicing a winged line.

The product is not too wet and I felt like I had some good control. It does dry a little shiny but will stay put once it is dry so good news there.

And one more eyeliner pencil, this one a liquid eyeliner pencil in the color Charcoal Definition.

I think there's a bit of a duo-chrome going on with this one. The product went on creamy and will smudge despite the 12-hour claim on the barrel. On the hand, at least. Maybe on the eye might be a different story.

And finally, a brow pencil with a nifty groomer on the cap. This one's in Taupe.

I picked this up because I prefer a lighter brow when I'm wearing my hair up. For some reason, a darker brow just doesn't look right without my hair as a counter balance.

I also picked up a blush from the Wet-n-Wild Coloricon line.

I've heard these are really pigmented and I can attest to that, as well. But they do blend out nicely so no worries getting too much pigment on your face. I really like this wine color. It'll be great for fall looks.

Before I left Walgreens, I stumbled over a display for what appears to be a new mascara from Maybelline.

I'm assuming this is Maybelline's answer to the Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I kind of expected the wand to be curved but as you can see, it is not. I tend to be skeptical of claims to make natural lashes look like falsies. I know I only have so much to work with and anything claiming to extend what I already have, usually ends up in flakes on my cheeks by the end of the day. But I'll give this a try and let you know how it works.

That's it for the Walgreens stuff. I then hit the grocery store for non-makup items, a.k.a food, and found something I've been eyeing for a while but hesitated to pay $20 for. It was $16. Hey, 4 bucks is 4 bucks.

Now, because the slipcase said Nude Intense, I assumed this was a new palette. Wrong. It's the La Palette Nude 2 wrapped up in fancier packaging. It's the first time I've seen it this way so....yeah, onward.

This is the palette that's gotten some good reviews from the ladies I follow on YouTube. There are 6 matte shades in this palette and even the non-matte shades aren't all glittery like in some other nude-type palettes. This is a palette that can be used on an everyday basis without looking like a disco ball during the day. As you can see from the swatches, these are pretty well pigmented with only one exception and I'm not sure it's lack of pigmentation more than the shadow is just a very light one. I'll be using this palette the next time do a FOTD.

Also from Kroger, I picked up that lipstick you saw on me in the follow up pic for the Fit Me products. The color on this is Devotion.

They call this a matte but it seems more of a satin to me. It never did dry fully matte but that's a good thing, actually. Sometimes matte lipsticks can feel drying but not this one. I enjoyed wearing it for as long as it stayed on. And the color is perfect for me.

And then I ordered some eyeshadows from Amazon. There's no such thing as too many eyeshadows. Am I right?

After searching both Walgreens and CVS for the Wet-n-Wild Coloricon singles Creme Brulee and Nutty and failing to find them, I ended up ordering them from Amazon. And paying double what they would have cost in the stores. These actually came while I was typing up this post.

They are tiny and yes, I paid too much but no, I don't feel a bit guilty about it. I have them and I have backups of each, so there. 

The other shadows I ordered came from the Revlon Colorstay line.

I already own the Harmonious quad.

Found this in the bargain basket at Walgreens. Don't remember what I paid for it but I know it was pretty cheap. 

I didn't realize there were so many more until I saw one of the YouTube ladies unboxing a quad from one of her monthly subscription boxes. I loved the colors and immediately went to Amazon to find it. That's when I found out how many of these there actually are.  I didn't get the one I went looking for but I did get these.

top l to r: Goddess, Seductive
bottom l to r: Addictive, Adventurous, Siren

I think all of these were add-ons and were an average of $5 to $6 each. You've already seen Addictive. I'm looking forward to the looks I'll create with the others.

And that's a haul post if I ever wrote one. Whew! And how many of those were eyeshadows? We don't discuss my eyeshadow addiction. Ever.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed and maybe even got inspired to find some of these for yourself. Thanks for reading and stay tuned.


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