Some New Stuff :: Recent Haul Goodies!

I got a lot of new stuff recently! Here are some of my favorite new thingamajigs!

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Stuff!

  • Nordstrom’s Best’ Cheek Palette from Nars *Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
  • Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
  • Sonia Kashuk Pink Innocence Perfume
  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Blanc
  • Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush

About the stuff!

I Love love LOVE the concealer, I did a whole review video on it!

 

The Nars cheek palette is the only thing that peeked my interest from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!

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Come with…

  • Orgasm Blush
  • Luster Blush
  • Deep Throat Blush
  • Desire Blush
  • Albatross Highlighting Blush Powder
  • Laguna Bronzing Powder

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Also here is how pale the hourglass foundation is. I got the lightest one, I  haven’t tried it (or the brush yet) I am hoping it is as magical as I believe it will be!

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anyways! That is all the new favorite things I recently got!

UNBOXING :: Beautycon Kandee Johnson Summer 2016 Box

I got my Beautycon box today and I am super duper excited! It as filled with some amazing stuff! ❤ I wouldn’t expect anything less from the amazing and talented Kandee Johnson! Check it out below!

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What Came in the Box

  • Cover FX Contour Brush
  • Benzac Acne Solutions- Blemish Clearing Hydrator
  • La Fresh – Beauty Wipes
  • Garner Skin Active- Clearly Brighter Moisturizer
  • NYX- Ombre Lip Duo
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – in Cashmere
  • Veraspa – Gradual Tanner
  • Too Faced – Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
  • Neutrogena- Ultra Light Cleansing OIl
  • Redken- Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray
  • Smashbox – Brow tech shaping Powder
  • Promo card for the edit by Seventeen

I am really loving everything. Only thing I can’t use is the gradual tanner, but my sister will love it. I really really love Beautycon boxes, you get so much amazing stuff for so little!

I also posted a youtube video of me unboxing all of it too if you wanted to watch my weird shaped head talk about all the goodies in here!

Haul :: ColourPop and Morphe

I just got some packages in from Colourpop and Morphe and I am so stoked. I bought some more Morphe Elite brushes (I heard they are being discontinued) and a bunch of stuff from Colourpop!

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The Goods

Morphe

  • E30 – BLENDING FLUFF
  • E5 – PRO MINI FAN BRUSH
  • E23 – DELUXE BLENDER
  • E2 – ROUND POWDER

ColourPop

  • Highlighter-  Wisp
  • Creme gel liner – in Brew Haha *not pictured
  • Eyeshadow – Effect
  • Eyeshadow – Coconut
  • Ultra Satin Lip – Frick’n Frack
  • Ultra Matte Lip – Trap
  • Ultra Matte Lip – Are & B
  • Ultra Matte Lip – Bumble

I am going to do a first impressions video (Since I haven’t used any Colourpop lip products before) and also will have swatches up  with the video very soon!

Also like I said, Morphe is discontinuing their Elite collection, and the remaining stock is on sale, so if you want some nice brushes for a really cheap price go grab some before they are all gone!

 

Haul :: Shop Miss A Dollar Beauty Haul

I got a nice package from ShopMissA.com. Its a site that sells dollar beauty, skincare and accessories. I got some e.l.f. brushes (they actually have some really nice brushes, for drugstore brushes) and some fun lip products I have wanted to try out!

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The Goods

  • L.A. Colors – Jumbo Pencil- Saltwater
  • L.A. Colors – Jumbo Pencil- Desert Sun
  • Super Intense Gel Eyeliner Pencil – White
  • Santee Matte Eyes Jumbo Pigment Crayon – Color 12
  • Santee Matte Eyes Jumbo Pigment Crayon – Color 2
  • e.l.f. Essential Eyeliner Brush
  • e.l.f. Essential Brightening Eye Color-Butternut
  • e.l.f. Essential Blending Eye Brush
  • Rose Cheek Pop Blush- Peach
  • e.l.f. Essential Eye Shadow Brush
  • e.l.f. Essential Eye Crease Brush
  • e.l.f. Essential Smudge Brush
  • Fruit Savor Chapstick – PEACH
  • Fruit Savor Chapstick – STRAWBERRY
  • L.A. Colors – 3 Color Lipstick- Third Time’s A Charm
  • L.A. Colors – 3 Color Lipstick- Neapolitan
  • L.A. Colors – 3 Color Lipstick- Three’s A Crowd
  • L.A. Colors – 3 Color Lipstick- Triple Berry
  • L.A. Colors – 3 Color Lipstick- Love Triangle
  • L.A. Colors – 3 Color Lipstick- Trilogy

so yeah its a great site to check out if you haven’t already! They also have cute headbands, skincare and fun stationary too!

My Makeup Brush Set- 10 Piece Oval Artis Brush Dupes

I have been eyeing the Artis brushes for awhile. And as I was researching them I learned that some dupes were almost identical, or where so similar that the difference in price was well worth getting the Dupes instead. I got my hands on this set from MYMAKEUPBRUSHSET.com to review.

I have been using them for the past few days and have been really impressed. They are soft, easy to use, and to apply my foundation has been a dream! I like that they help me get a nice application on my face, and its done so fast! I wanted to talk about what I use each brush for and to give them an overall review.

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The Brushes

  1. Nice big brush, this is soft and easy to grip. I have been using this one for my foundation. It also makes it so easy to blend the foundation down my neck.
  2. This one can be used for foundation, but I have been using it for my bronzer. It gives me a nice even application, with no blotchiness. The handle for bronzer application at first I thought was a little strange, but after using it a few times I really enjoy the control it gave me.
  3. This one has been great for my contour. I never like a very dramatic contour, and at first this made a very sharp line. But I found I can easily blend it with this brush as well and it leaves an airbrushed chiseled look. This is one of my favorites! ❤
  4. I nicknamed this BBB, I use it for Blush, Blending and Buffing!
  5. This one I haven’t used that much. I have used it to apply highlighter, and that worked really well.
  6. I use this for eyeshadow around my outer V
  7. I have used this for applying shadow all over my lid, and also a bit of cleaning my transitional colors when I do more dramatic looks. At first I was a skeptic but I have really grown to enjoy using this.
  8. This is a DREAM! I use this for eyeliner and it makes the straightest more consistent line! Favorite brush out of the lot!
  9. I use this to add shadow and to smudge under my eye, and to also blend a bit around my nose and chin. This little guy is an excellent multitasker!
  10. Eyebrow brush. I love this! I can do my brows so much faster now!

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • soft
  • easy to grip
  • great for a flawless application
  • some brushes are excellent multitaskers

Cons

  • Bristles are tricky to clean. This can be said for the Artis brushes as well, so its just the territory with the Oval brushes themselves

Overall I really am enjoying these brushes. Foundation application time has been cut in half, and blending down the neck is so easy! I also am in love with the one I use for eyeliner! The greatest thing about this set is its price, This particular set is under $30 (they do sell over handle types for alittle more) So you get a great bargain for some pretty awesome brushes! If you were on the fence or interested in trying these guys out I definitely recommend it.

Also I have a coupon code for 10% off to save some more money as well Use Code- KRISTIN10OFF at checkout at My Makeup Brush Set. They have a lot of other fun brush sets on top of their popular oval ones!

Random Haul :: Morphe and Drugstore

I got my Morphe order today, and I also ran to Walgreens to get a shot, and I ended up picking up a few things while I was there. I decided to condense it all into one haul post.

MORPHE HAUL

I got some Brushes, Lashes, and I made a mini Palette (12 colors) I have heard mixed reviews on Morphe Eyeshadows so I wanted to try out a small amount of them before I got bigger palettes.

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Colors I got

Top Row (Left to Right)

  • Spice
  • Dazzling
  • Glow for Me
  • Flame

Middle Row (Left to Right)

  • Mysterious
  • Starlight
  • Burlesque
  • Glisten

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

  • Lusterous
  • Undress Me
  • Bitter
  • Blackberry

I wanted to make a warmer, rusty brown palette. I like the colors, and will wear this throughout the week. So look for a review soon!

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I also got some lashes and 2 brushes. Lashes #747L and #747XS, and the brushes are B13 – DELUXE BLENDING FLUFF, and B18 – DELUXE ROUND CREASE.

Drugstore Haul

I was on a quest to find some lip products. I wanted to try out a few new things so this entire haul minus 2 things is all lips.

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A Milani Lipstick and 2 Rimmel ones.

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Swatches!!! I am really digging these colors.

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more swatches!

And lastly I was just digging through their sale bin and I found some of their Disney Villian stuff from their Summer 2015 launch! In total these 2 items were less than .75 cents so I had to buy them!

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OK, this was so fun. The color payoff is whomp whomp, but I just love the packaging. and for 17 cents whose going to complain. I may play with this tomorrow.

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OMG Look at this brush trio, and only 49 cents! Its so pretty. I will play with these tomorrow. This set comes with a Stippling brush, a concealer brush, and an angled buff brush!

So these are some fun items, and some fun things to try out and experiment with! whoop!

Mini Haul :: Ulta and Target… got my coveted Sweet Peach Palette!!!!

I ran some errands and decided to run to Ulta as well as target to pick up a few things. I can honestly say it was a VERY rewarding trip…. 🙂

I GOT MY HANDS ON THE AMAZING SWEET PEACH PALETTE FROM TOO FACED!

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I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING AND DYING FOR THIS FOREVER! And randomly when I went to Ulta and asked about them the manager was like “Give me one sec” and came from the back with her arms full of them. They had just received the order that morning!!!! I was literally dancing. I got a few other things too. (from both Ulta and Target)

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The Goodies

  • Too Faced Palette- Sweet Peach ❤
  • Not Pictured- Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rapture
  • e.l.f. Contour Brush
  • e.l.f. Bronzer and plush set
  • NYX Mechanical Pencil Eyeliner in Gypsy
  • NYX Mechanical Pencil Eyeliner in  Dark Red
  • NYX Jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Pure Gold
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rust

so I am so happy and excited!!!! ❤

Kashoen Brush Unboxing

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I got the rest of my Kashoen Brushes. I ordered these from ALEXICIOUS which is an amazing company with high end products from Japan. They have everything, including Kashoen Brushes. I could be wrong but I think its one of the only places to get them online.

I am a huge sucker for makeup brushes, and I wanted to do a small order to see how these worked, before I invested a lot more in a more full set.

I got a small makeup brush set (that comes in a pretty pink silk pouch) and a cleanser brush. I have the Cleanser brush set from Tatcha (WHICH I AM LOVING!), and read that the cleansers are good for powder and bronzer, thus why I got a second!

I am going to show you how they come because good golly the packaging is just STUNNING and I am a sucker for packaging!

The Kashoen Cleanser Brush

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This is a beautiful wooden box, that has the name and decal etched onto the box, it has some designs on the side too! So lovely! And ensures it arrives safely! ❤

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after opening the box.

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Wrapped in rice paper

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I got the one with the red handle because I just fell in LOVE with the color!

The bristles are super duper soft, and it is such a pleasure to hold. I like the little chain so I can hang it while it dries. Love love LOVE!

Little Hana Basic Brush Set

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The box.

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You can barely see, but the paper has the pretty floral decal printed in pale pint all over it.

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After you open the box. The attention to detail when it comes to packaging these is insane.

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Outside of the silk pouch. It’s a pretty ballet shoe pink.

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Inside.

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The Brushes

  • Cheek Powder Brush
  • Eye Shadow Applicator
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Comb and Brow
  • Lip Brush

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And here is the set put together.

I haven’t had a chance to try the makeup set set. It is a very petit set, perfect for my bag or travel. If I love them I may invest in the larger more extensive set in the future! But I am OBSESSED with the cleanser brushes!

I am also wanting to try some Hakuhodo, and Chikuhodo brushes as well. so I may get those in the future as well.

I hope you enjoyed this unboxing! ❤