Beauty

Sephora & CVS Makeup Haul

I am aware that this post is like a month overdue but I have been so busy it’s just not true. Am I the only one who doesn’t enjoy the transition period from one routine to another ie. working 5 days a week to working 5 days a week and college 2 evenings a week. I am literally like a bag of cats cause I’m so out of sorts 😂😂.

Anyway! As I promised, many moons ago at this stage, here is my Sephora and CVS makeup haul from Boston. 💁💁💁

davKat Von D “Lock it” Setting Powder – One thing I love about Sephora is that they do loooaaads of Mini and Travel Size Products. You know if you want to try something, rather than buy the full size you can just pick up the mini size to try it and if you like then get the bigger one. If you’ve read my previous posts you will already know that I am a massive fan of the Kat Von D makeup range. This powder is amazing, my new favorite for mattifying my mush.  This little beauty was only $15 too.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray – This is another mini from Sephora and it was only $15. I’ve been using it ever since I bought it and it literally does what it says on the bottle. It’s great for oily skin and really helps to keep your makeup in place. I always apply it for work cause the air conditioning reeks havoc on my face. It smells really weird, a not nice kind of weird but if you can get past that it’s grand😅.

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Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer – Again, another mini, this was only $12. I actually only wear this if I’m going out so a little tube goes a really long way for me. I got it in a set years ago for Christmas and just loved it ever since. Probably the best primer I’ve ever worn? Leaves your skin super soft and completely blurs out any visible pores.

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BECCA Glow on the Go Highlighter Set – This set was only $20. I’ve never tried BECCA before and I honestly cannot get enough of this highlight. It’s so shimmery and sparkly, the pigment is just 😱 😱 😱 😱 .

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – I got this eyeliner last year in New York and it STILL works!! It hasn’t run out or even come close to running out – could it be that it is secretly an endless supply🤔. All jokes aside, as I’ve mentioned before in a previous post, this is my favorite eyeliner and the only one I use (along with Inglot AMC gel liner). It’s so easy to use, doesn’t melt off. I picked up another one anyhow because, why not?

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TARTE – Tartiest PRO Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette – All you have to do is take one look at this palette to understand why I got it. Doesn’t it just look fab 😍 It even smells like sweety chocolate 😍. This beauty was only $23, again in Sephora. Super super super superdey duper pigmented. The bronze shade is my new go to to contour my face (my cheeks and nose) and the highlights, I use the top shade for daytime and the middle shade for that glowwwww on the weekend. Tarte is officially a new fave of mine 😍.

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Burt’s Bees Lip balm – I remember when I went to Australia, 6 years ago now, I bought a Burt’s bees gift box. It had 3 little lipbalms in it and I came home with them a year later. Being a lipbalm addict, again as I mention in a previous post, I love a good lipbalm. Funny enough I actually forgot about these and never bought them after Oz. But I saw these on special in CVS, I think they were like $8?, and couldn’t resist. I now have one in my car, my gym bag, my handbag and college bag. They smell amazing and leave my lips feeling so soft. AND they’re cruelty free guys😍.

 

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Milani Lipstick in “Bahama Beige” – If you haven’t tried Milani yet, please do. It’s another one of those amazing drugstore brands that are such good quality and affordable. I think this was like $5? Really creamy and pigmented, I’m actually raging I didn’t get more but I honestly don’t think I need anymore lip products 😂😂😂.

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NYX Plump it Up Lip Plumper – I feel like NYX can be a bit hit and miss with it’s products, I love the brand but some stuff I’ve tried just weren’t for me. I got these in CVS, as it says on them they’re lip plumpers, but when I wore them I didn’t see much of a plump happening. Now, to be honest I don’t mind because I’d rather I didn’t tingle the lips off myself but… if it says plump it should plump right? Anyway, I do love them because they’re actually fab on their own or as a lipstick topper. The nude is really pigmented and perfect to glossy up a nude lip.

MAC – Lipliners, Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour and Lipstick – Can you believe I’ve never ever bought MAC in the airport before? When I was going to Boston I promised myself I’d treat myself to some MAC. Now to some people this isn’t a lot but to me it’s loads. They had a lippy set with the Retro Matte Liquid Lip in “Look  Out” , Lipliner in “Nice ‘n’ Spicy” and the Prep and Prime, I think it was just under €30 and I just couldn’t pass it by. I already wanted to try the Prep and Prime because my sister Sophia swears by it for priming her lips for matte lipsticks. Then I got carried away and got the “Viva Glam II” Lipstick and “Dervish” Lipliner. You all already know how amazing MAC is so I don’t need to explain😊 😇😊 😇.

So guys, there you have it – my Boston Makeup Haul. I was in Liverpool there in September and I did another haul, I will try to do a post on this soon.

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As always, thanks for reading😘.

 

Le grá,

El xxxxx

 

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Next Stop – Boston ✈️

My next adventure of 2017 is my upcoming holiday to Boston. My sister Sophia is there at the moment working (she left me almost a year ago and yes I am still devastated😭) so I’m going to go and see her in August – 22 days left to be exact. I’m going for 10 days – 9 nights and I am soooooo super excited 😍😍😍. I’ve never been to Boston before so I’m really  looking forward to exploring a new city.

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I booked my flights with Norwegian Airlines for only €200 return!!! They had a massive sale on and with prices like that I just couldn’t say no! HOWEVER, the reason the flights were so cheap is 1. the fare doesn’t include checked baggage and 2. it also doesn’t include inflight meals. But I don’t mind because it’s only €70 to add on a checked bag (return) and I would prefer to bring my own little snacks and stuff to keep my going on the flight. While I was hunting for accommodation I soon discovered that the price for hotels in Boston is, to put it simply, extortionate! I mean, the prices were starting at €1,800 for 9 nights and going up as far as €5,000…. that’s just crazy!! Even the Air Bnb wasn’t coming in much cheaper. I found a hostel which had decent enough ratings, this was around €950, but the rooms were literally like prison cells. I decided to give Air Bnb one last trawl and I came across a gorgeous little apartment in central Boston for less than €1,200. An absolute steal if you ask me!

So aside from going shopping and eating everything in site my list of things to do includes –

  • Sam Adam’s Brewery
  • Quincy Market
  • Boston Tea Party Site
  • The Freedom Trail
  • Museum of Science
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Skywalk Observatory
  • Harvard University

and the list will go on because I’m still finding more things to see and do😂.

I will do some blog posts on my travel essentials and tips for you so do stay tuned. If you liked this post please do give it a little like or comment😗.

Thank you for reading 😗.

El xxx

 

 

 

 

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