Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Beauty Wednesday…My first haul!

If you follow any beauty blogger or beauty you tuber then you have probably read or seen them talk about “hauls”.  Most of the time I look at these hauls and think to myself… “how in the heck can they afford to just go out and buy random makeup all of the time”.  I mean, they are buying some major name brand stuff just to try…but I still watch them and make note of the things I think look good enough to try someday.

Well, that someday has finally come people.  Here was my lower budget plan of action.

Step one:  look at my current makeup collection and figure out what I was in need of purchasing anyways.

Step two: watch videos and read blogs of these said beauty professionals and figure out what products they have not only purchased, but love and then buy those same things. 

**Key points:  I watched many videos and wrote notes on what they used that I needed…for example: I know I needed a new mascara, I don’t want to spend $30 on a mascara, I watched video after video of the best drug store brand mascara, I ordered what I thought would work the best for me based off of my research.

Now I realize this might sound totally ridiculous and crazy time consuming but I seriously enjoy watching these videos anyway…and Ellie seems mildly entertained by them sometimes too, so it works for me.

On to my first ever HAUL!!! (all products are from Ulta…and no, I am not being paid to say any of this…I wish!)


1// Nyx Matte Bronzer in Medium:  I needed a new bronzer, and I wanted one that didn’t cost a million dollars in case I didn’t like it…and I wanted one with no shimmer because I use it to contour. I found this one and it seems like a great color.  I am excited to try it out so stay tuned!


2// Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara:  A ton of beauty bloggers swear by this so I thought I would give it a try.  It is supposed to be both good on volume and length so I pray it is amazing and I forever only have to spend around $10 on mascara!!!!


3//Nyx Butter Gloss in Crème Brulee:  This is actually a re-purchase. I love all of the butter glosses but especially this one for its really pretty natural color.

butter gloss

4// Loreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush:  I have heard about these shadows over and over again, especially this color which a really pretty bronze. They are a super high pigmented pressed shadow. So far I think I am going to love it.  I put a swatch on my hand (as you can see) tonight before dinner…and as I sit here typing it is still there completely in the same color, which to me says the pigment and wear of these must be AMAZING. I will keep you updated on this, but I am excited for sure!!


5// Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Make Me Pink:  I think this is called a color whisper…but because I am a sucker for lip products I purchased this after much buzz online about it. So far I am loving it. The color is a really pretty nude/pink/lavender (does that even make sense) and the formula seems to be really creamy.  I would recommend this as of right now for sure!

color whisper

And that is it…my first (Ulta) Haul!  I was like a kid at Christmas when my little package arrived.  Don’t expect many hauls from this gal, but when I wait and wait and research and research you will be the first to know.

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