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April 11, 2016

Mini Haul: Makeup and Beauty

Happy Monday guys!

This weekend was a good one. I did work, hung out with OC after he worked on Saturday (he's an auditor at a 'Big Four' accounting firm and works as much or more than I do), visited the parents on Sunday and had date night Sunday night. There are no photos to prove any of this occurred. Not one. Ha! 

Anyway, my neighbour and friend Tisha recently scored some beauty items for me on her trip to NYC. I had to share them. They've been items I wanted for some time.

*I apologize for the poor quality of photos
Makeup Haul

1. Elf Bronze Beauty Bronzer 

elf bronze beauty

You guys, I want to do a full review on this! I'm so excited about it. In fact of the entire haul, I'm most excited about this product. I mentioned in this post that I'm really not big on bronzers. My MAC studio fix is my holy grail of powders and it's usually all I need. Enter Elf ... this brand just might take me away from my 'I only use MAC' tendency. Also, the shade is perfect for me (it looks much darker in these photos).

2. Makeup removing cloths

unique makeup remover cloth

As I said in this post, I'm faithful to my Olay wipes to remove my makeup after work, before I wash my face. I have however seen several makeup artists on YouTube using these makeup cloths. This might be more work than my Olay wipes, and lets face it, I don't need any extra hassle, but I am excited to try them. I'll let you know how it goes.

3. Black Radiance Lipsticks

black radiance

I've never used this brand. Ever. I'm not sure I would have purchased it myself. My favourite lip colours at the moment are MAC flat out fabulous and MAC Diva. I have several other MAC lipsticks as well since I've found that they are the only ones that stay on my lower lip (which is quite large lol). I also never typically purchase purple lip colours. I'll let you know how these go as well!

4. Elf Cream liner

elf cream liner

I have liquid liners for those nights out when I need a little extra, I however don't own any cream liners like this one. I've only heard great things but it should be interesting seeing me actually trying to apply this. Ha!

That's it, that's my mini haul. I'm excited to try a few of these and move out of my makeup comfort zone just a bit! Lord knows I'm a creature of habit and have been using the same products for years.

Have you used any of these product?
What beauty and makeup items have you guys purchased recently?

Have a great Monday guys!!

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  1. I wanted to try the ELF Cream Liner as well but since I've never really used a liner like this it would be happy watching me try this as well lol. You are not alone. But if you love it, please be sure to let us know what you think of it. Great post girl and the photos are fine :).

    Kia / KTS

    1. I'll definitely let you know - applying that liner will be hilarious. Thank God for Youtube videos!

  2. I was going to pick that elf 4 pack up this weekend and then put it back...interested to hear your thoughts!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Can't wait to hear more about the makeup removing cloths and how they compare to wipes!

  4. Elf products have really changed my opinion on drug store brands! And I love how cheap they are! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. I love ELF products, such great price points and good quality!

  6. i like black radiance! they are the same ppl as wet n wild. i like their shadows!

  7. I really like ELF stuff, you can find some really good deals! I have never heard of black radiance or those wipes but I am intrigued.

  8. Great finds! I' m a product junkie! Hope you have a great week.


  9. I haven't tried any of these products but I've heard that ELF has some great quality products for a good price. Mac's Flat out Fabulous lip color is one of my faves too!

  10. I've heard wonderful things about ELF. I love MAC pigments so I was so loyal to them for years but in the past few years, I've begun to experiment with Makeup Forever and love them also! Let me know hoe the cream liner works out for you!

  11. Make up is so not my forte but I am interested to hear about that cream liner. Never tried those (not sure I've even heard of those) before.

  12. I really like Elf products! Good quality at a cheap price. :)

  13. I really like the ELF eye liners. I have several colors and they last a long time!

  14. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about ELF products, I need to try that cream eye liner!
    Green Fashionista

  15. ELF has always been good to me as a brand, I've had no real complaints about their products. When I used to wear more makeup daily (before my "office" became my living room and the yoga studio) I used that cream eyeliner, and I really love it! Enjoy your new goodies :)

  16. i love elf - so cheap, even if something sucks and doesn't work, it was only a few $$ lol

  17. ELF is so awesome. I love that they have such amazing products at such affordable prices!

  18. Black radiance lipstick is one of my favorite and currently using it to have blushing look. Also, I would prefer to have other products mentioned. Looking to buy these products.

    melissa@revitol rosacea treatment cream

  19. Great products I liked all of them. I used Black Radiance Lipsticks they were very nice and long lasting lip colours. Hoping of buying other products also.
    Lifecell Anti Aging Cream :)

  20. Nice! The product seems amazing.ELF is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.


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