This post is going to be another haul! What can I say, I like trying new and different things (though I do have some "holy grail" products that never change). I also like to rotate my make-up out every so often; I'm a bit of a germaphobe and once I start to feel that my make-up is getting old and dirty I get the urge to replace it. I don't throw things away, though (unless it really has gone bad or it's something I can't really sterilize like mascara). I pass them on to my mom and sister, with a full disclosure of how long I had it, how often I used it, and anything else that might be "wrong" with it, so I don't feel too wasteful.
This haul is going to be a combination of two online orders, one from Ulta and one from Sephora, some MAC (actually, I think it's only one MAC product...), some PocketBacs from Bath and Body Works, and then a few extra things that I didn't know where else to put.
I didn't actually feature this order in my haul video; it's a little on the boring side since I just repurchased some hair products that I was running out of. I don't normally like to order online since you have to spend $50 to get free shipping, but the weather wasn't very good and there was a special promo for my preferred haircare brand, Ouidad, so I figured, "why not?"
One thing I really like about Ulta.com orders is that the samples you get are totally random. Yes, it's nice to be able to pick the three you want with Sephora.com orders, but you only get to chose from nine or so different items and at least half of them are fragrance samples anyways. With Ulta.com you can chose to get a fragrance sample pack, a skincare sample pack, or a variety pack. I always chose the variety pack because I like surprises and you really do get a good variety of products, including a mixture of drugstore and high-end.
An info card about Benefit's new Big Easy foundation-thing! I've seen a few reviews about this product now and, while I am curious, I still really, really like my Estee Lauder Double-Wear and can't imagine anything topping it.
Kind of on impulse, I got another tube of Jack Black lip balm, this time in the Shea Butter and Vitamin E "flavor".
I'll keep with the theme of online orders and go through my Sephora.com order next!
What prompted me to make an online order instead of purchasing in-store was a special VIB Rogue gift that was being offered with any $35 purchase. I had such great luck with the Nars Illuminator VIB Rogue GWP (gift with purchase) that I couldn't resist.
What did I actually buy?
And that's it for online orders! Now, I'll move back to Ulta and what I got in their physical store!
Now for swatches! Like I said, there are so many other people who did swatches and reviews that are much more professional and in-depth than mine, so I'm not going to go into much detail.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with this palette! It has a great color selection, I love Too Faced's eyeshadow formula, and it smells like chocolate. If you're looking for a great neutral palette, you won't be disappointed with this one!
Continuing on with things I bought in-store, I got some eyeliner from MAC!
I also bought a bunch of PocketBacs from Bath and Body Works!
And now for the random things that I didn't know where else to put!
My husband and I went up to his hometown to see his mom and his little brother for his birthday and we went shopping at some of the local stores.
Speaking of floral, I also got these sweet overall shorts from Forever 21.
And that's my whole haul! It feels good to get that all typed out! It will feel even better to get everything put away and to get rid of some of my desk clutter!
Thanks for reading! <3