Hey hey beauty lovers!
Today we will be going through my March Haul!! Just a few things I’ve acquired so far this month. Some of these are things I’ve had on my wishlist forever others are impulse buys. All are cruelty free and awesome, so come with me and take a looksy…
Let’s begin with the drugstore finds! I have had a loving relationship with the brand Essence ever since I stumbled upon them in my local Priceline. They are such an amazing, affordable and cruelty free brand with many vegan products too. I am constantly trying their stuff, and they have so many collections, so there’s always new and exciting things to find. My latest find was a nail polish from their new Glitter Collection.
The shade is 01, Hey Gorgeous! It is a perfect autumn colour, a dark grey/mauve colour. The formula on Essence nail polishes are crazy good!! Like one of my all time favourite formulas. So I can’t wait to try this out asap!
The next item is also from Essence. I’ve seen a lot of my fellow beauty bloggers post about the quality of the item so I decided I would see for myself. It’s the All About Roses eyeshadow palette. It retails for $8.20 in Aus, and for 8 shadows that’s amazing! The quality of this palette is great too! Below are some swatches, with and without a flash.
The Roses palette has the perfect shades to create a soft eye or a really dark eye or anything in between really! Here is a quick look I made using just 4 colours.
The shadows are super buttery and soft and have hardly any powder kick back. They are also super easy to blend and don’t crease easily. I’m more than happy with the amazing quality to price ratio on this product!
Next in line is the Ardell Glamour Lashes in style 105.
These were my impulse buy, I just had to have them. They look so pretty and wispy and I can’t wait for an occasion to use them and pair them with some amazing eyeshadow!
These NYX Lip Crayons are a new find at the drugstore for me. The two I got are the Simply Vamp in the shade SV03 Aphrodisiaque and Simply Nude in the shade SN06 Sable.
The formula on these is so creamy and nice. It feels so light, hydrating and an effortless to wear them. Also the colour range in store is great. These retail at $12ea and have quickly become my new go to for a simple no fuss lipstick colour. I would highly recommend checking them out!
These last 3 items are in the category of ‘YouTuber’s made me buy it’. Not going to lie, when I see a product that gets raved about online I always feel the need to try it!
The first is a drugstore item I actually got from the supermarket! It’s the Model Co Lashxtend tubular Mascara.
I will start by saying that I needed this product as soon as I seen Lauren Curtis wearing it on Snapchat and YouTube. Her eyelashes are naturally long and amazing but with this on they get next level pretty! I also share her hatred for waterproof and hard to remove mascara (for everyday wear). So I got it, and I’ve used it everyday day since.
It’s easy no fuss, no clump formula separates my lashes and gives them definition without a mess. And when I need to remove it I just use water! No streaking, running or panda eyes for me. This mascara is quickly turning into a holy grail find. I would absolutely recommend this to people needing easy everyday wear, and a no fuss application.
The next item is one that I see Shannnxo using in a lot of her videos. It’s the Well Rested Concealer Powder from Bare Minerals.
It always looks flawless under her eyes and hardly ever cakey. I’ve used this a few times and I am impressed so far. Mostly I use it to set the under eye area and to provide a bit more coverage of my dark circles. It really does the trick, it’s super pigmented and doesn’t feel or look heavy under the eyes. I also use it on my nose for extra coverage of my freckles. I am super glad I decided to try this out.
And lastly is something Kathleen Lights raved about in one of her favourites videos. It’s the Nars Blush Duo in Hot Sand/Orgasm.
It was limited edition so I was not hopeful that I would be able to get my hands on this but I did!! After hunting around a few Mecca stores, I found their last one in a Myer Mecca Maxima stall. I was so, so happy. I’ve always wanted to try the cult fave Nars Orgasm blush, and to have it paired with a super beautiful highlight was tops.
So far I’m in love with both shades. The Orgasm blush really lives up to it’s rep, with specks of gold shimmer for and extra glowy blush look. The highlighter portion on the compact is beautiful too. It’s not to chunky or glittery it’s just right, and brings a golden light glow to the face. This is another product I’m super glad I bought, gotta love YouTube!!
I hope you all have an amazing week and keep an eye out for next week’s post! Also, is there any makeup products you guys have bought because of YouTube?! Let me know below!