December Haul 2015

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Hey there my lovelies! I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday! I decided to upload two blogs today because well.. why the hell not!? It usually depends what I have going on that specific Wednesday but I will either upload between 1-2 posts. Can I first start off by saying where did December go? I mean I was looking forward to Christmas for forever, then now it’s gone and done…crazy! Over the month of December, I purchased several new items ranging from makeup products, to skin care products, and even fragrance products.  I have a whole bunch of things to share with you guys that I really feel you will enjoy reading about! Some of the products I received as Christmas gifts, but the others I bought for myself. Let’s get started!

The first item that I want to share with you guys is this amazing Makeup Eraser that I purchased from Sephora. I purchased this for $24.00 and I actually am really pleased with the results! Okay, I know what you’re thinking… how the heck is this little cloth going to take all my makeup off with just water? Am I right? I thought the exact same thing, and was super skeptical about buying this product. After reading reviews and convincing myself to get it, I finally tried this product out for myself. Basically, it’s this super soft pink cloth that you put under water and rub on your face. The one side of the cloth (the more soft side) is specifically used for taking off all your face makeup including; foundation, powder, brows, eyes and lips. Once you have finished taking off all your makeup, you flip the cloth over (the other side) and this works as an exfoliator for your face. I was extremely impressed with this cloth, as it did take all of my makeup off! I had to go over my eyes a couple of times, but did not need to use any makeup remover or wipes. When I was finished, not going to lie, I was grossed out at the giant black cloth full of mascara and nasty crap. On the package it says to wash it in the washing machine after using it, but ain’t no one got time for that! I basically just put a bit of my hand soap in my bathroom that I use, scrub both sides together for a second, then rinse it off under water. I could not believe that all the makeup was gone within seconds off the cloth, and it looked brand new all over again! I then just hung up the cloth until it was dried, then it was ready for my next use. When purchasing this cloth, you want to make sure that you do wash it prior to your first use…why I am not too sure but I was just following the instructions! And voila, a nice clean face ready for bed!

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The next item that I am going to share with you guys is this cute recycle, reusable and re-enjoyable… phew that was a lot, Starbucks cup! I recently got a couple Starbucks gift cards for Christmas and came across this cute cheap cup when ordering my coffee. This cup was under $5.00 and is super accessible for when you want to lay in bed in the morning and lounge. I love putting my teas and coffees in here! I also wanted to share my recent purchase of knee high socks. I have always wanted a pair of these because I think they look super comfy and cute with pj shorts or you can even wear them with a going out outfit. I purchased mine at H&M for around $13.00, which I thought was kind of pricey. Some socks came with two in a pack and others were just one. There was a variety of textures and colours to choose from! I bought grey and black plain knee highs, and some woolly ones as well that were super cute!

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The next item that I want to share with you guys are these two combs! The first one I purchased from Sephora, and it was $10.00. I only use combs in my hair after I get out of the shower or in the morning, especially wide tooth combs. I came across this super cute pink Sephora comb and had to purchase it!

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The next comb I was searching for forever, and it was the teasing comb. I never really tease my hair, and always wanted to when going out on special occasions. I wanted a comb that was a little more gentle on my hair and the lady in Trade Secrets recommended this little brown brush. I paid around $8.00 for this and can honestly say it has worked wonders for my hair. I feel that it is not too harsh and works great for teasing my hair, even without any hairspray applied. I have thin hair, and thought this product was a must to buy, I highly recommend it.

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Next, I am going to share with you a few makeup brushes that I recently just picked up from Sephora. I am a beginner when it comes to eye makeup brushes, and only own like 2 so I thought “might as well purchase two more!”. I was looking around in Sephora and came across these two wonderful eye brushes. The first is called a “Pro Small Shadow Brush #15” which was $23.00. I thought this was a little bit pricey, but all makeup brushes are pricey usually. I use this brush on a daily basis to apply my eyeshadow on my lids.

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The second brush that I purchased from Sephora and absolutely love is the “Pro Gel Liner Brush #26” which was $21.00. I use this on a daily basis to apply my gel liner on top of my eye lids.  I find this brush gives me the right amount of control to apply my liner, and is the perfect width as well.

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This moves onto my next item that I purchased from my local drug store and it is the “Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in blackest black”. I purchased this for $10.00 at Walmart and I find this is the best gel liner I have used so far! This little product goes such a long way and you only need a little bit of it each day.

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The next product that I am going to show you guys are the two eye shadows that I use on a daily basis. I love the beige look and love to go towards a more neutral appearance. I recently purchased this eye shadow from Walmart called “Colour Tattoo Metal” in the shade 70 Barely Branded. I absolutely love the colour of this product and I love the fact that it is a cream as well! After I apply my eye shadow primer, I go right ahead in applying this cream all over my lids before moving onto my next shadow.

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After applying this cream eyeshadow I move onto applying this shimmery beige eyeshadow. I purchased this product from Sephora in the Urban Decay section. This is my first time purchasing Urban Decay’s singular eye shadows and let me just say how beautiful it is! I love the pigmentation that the shadow gives off, as well as this beautiful colour!  If you are not into the shimmery and glittery eye shadows then I would highly recommend staying away from this specific colour. This colour is in the shade “Midnight Cowgirl” and is just gorgeous! I purchased this item for $22.00 and would for sure grab another when I am through with this one!

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The next item that I have for you guys is from LUSH. I received a few bath bombs which I absolutely loved. This was my first time ever using a bath bomb and I can gladly say that I am going to purchase more when I run out of these ones!  I had used two already which were the “Pink Bath Bomb” with the flowers in the middle, and the “Avobath bomb”. I thought the scents of these were absolutely amazing and would purchase these two again! The one that I am going to share with you guys is the luxury bath melt called “You’ve been Mangoed”.  You can purchase this in the LUSH store for $6.45 and let me just say, you will not be disappointed! This product does not fizz up like a bath bomb, but rather dissolves at a slower pace, leaving your skin smelling like fresh mangos. Aside from the bath bombs, I cut this product in half and only used bits at a time when in the bath tub. I would highly recommend trying these products out for yourself!

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The next item that I have for you guys is from LUSH again, and they are called the “Herbalism” face and body cleanser and the “Eau Roma Water”. I absolutely love this face wash as I found it clears up my face so well. I do however hate the smell, as it makes my face smell like it has a salad on it…. but that’s okay because it works wonders! I purchased this at LUSH for $13.95 for the smaller container. I decided to purchase a toner as well, and came across the Eau Roma Water toner. I absolutely love the smell of this product and spray it on a cotton pad after washing my face. I purchased this product for $22.95 and would highly recommend trying it out for yourself! The scent of this toner is a gentle rose and lavender tonic, which is super relaxing and smells amazing.

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The next products that I have for you guys are a couple of mascaras. I purchased this first one at Walmart for under $10.00 and it’s called “L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes”. I  love the look of this product and found that it did look really nice on my lashes. However, personally I do not like to use this product by itself but rather as a second applicator to my lashes. I love products by L’Oreal Paris, but am still in love with my Telescopic mascara by them.

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The next mascara that I have to share with you guys is the “Lash Factory 3D Fiber Lashes” which was given to me as a Christmas gift. I have only used this once so far! I am pretty sure you can purchase this on Amazon for around $20.00. There is a two-step process when applying this mascara, and I found that it made my lashes look extremely long! Just be sure to follow the directions inside the packaging when applying this product and you will be good to go!

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The next two products are some of my favourite! I absolutely love taking baths and find them to be extremely relaxing when you are having a stressful and hard day! When I have baths, I do not like to wash my hair every time as this strips your hair’s natural oils, so I always found it hard to keep my hair dry when I was soaking! I recently came across this cute shower cap that I purchased at the dollar store, and it keeps my hair dry when bathing. There were many different colours to choose from, but obviously I had to go with the pink sparkly one! I also got this amazing EOS as a Stocking stuffer and love the scent! I am pretty sure you can purchase this basically anywhere and it has a wonderful coconut scent to it…. mmmmmmmmmm!

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The next product has to do with relaxation as well, and it is the “Sleep Aromatherapy in Lavender Vanilla” pillow mist. I purchased this at Bath and Body Works for $10.00 and absolutely love it. I have always had a difficult time getting to sleep, but found once I sprayed a few spritz on my pillow, I was good to go! This scent is super relaxing and extremely affordable. If you are having trouble getting to sleep at night, try out this pillow mist!

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The next product that I have for you guys is the “Ultra Gentle daily cleanser by Neutrogena”. I recently got this as a Christmas gift, and I love applying this to my face before I go to sleep. I find this extremely gentle on my skin and I really do love this product. I am pretty sure you can purchase this at Walmart or any drug store.

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The next item that I am going to share with you guys is this amazing eye lash curler that I purchased from Sephora. I bought this for $21.00 and it’s called “the Sephora Collection Show Curl Lash Curler”.  I really do like the look of this product, and thinks it looks super classy. I like to use this product before I apply my mascara and actually after I applied my mascara as well.

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I recently just tried this new primer from Sephora that I have heard so much rave about. I really do love this primer called “Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer” that I purchased for $40.00.  This coconut scent primer is great for keeping your makeup on all day, and leaves your skin feeling really refreshed and smooth.  I would highly recommend trying out this product for yourself !

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The last product that I have to share with you guys is this beautiful smelling perfume that I just recently purchased at Victoria’s Secret for $78.00. This perfume is called Scandalous and looks super pretty on my makeup desk! I couldn’t resist the classy appearance of it, and always wanted a perfume with a pump! This fragrance has a black peony, raspberry liqueur and praline scent to it! Highly recommend purchasing  this item for yourself!

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Well that sums up my December Haul for 2015! I hope this was enjoyable to read and that you learned some new products to try out! Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or suggestions on what you would like to read about! Stay tuned for blog posts every Wednesday! Please feel free to follow my page and my other social media sites:

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Much love xo.

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